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Seminar Reading: Week 10

Week 10: The French Revolution: a cinematographic perspective


Core primary source

Jean Renoir, La Marseillaise (1938), in French (subtitled).

Lyrics of La Marseillaise.

Edith Piaf's La Marseillaise

Edith Piaf's Ça ira!


Core secondary readings
Sarah Hanley, “European History in Text and Film: Community and Identity in France, 1550-1945”, French Historical Studies - Volume 25, Number 1, Winter 2002, pp. 3-19.

Laura Mason, Singing the French Revolution: Popular Culture and Politics, 1787-1799 (1997), pp. 93-129.