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Propaganda and persuasion in Modern Europe

Module Code: LN307
Module Name: Propaganda and persuasion in Modern Europe
Module Credits: 15

Module Description

This module examines the role played by propaganda in modern Europe (from 1930 to the present day). In particular, we will examine how propaganda has been created, disseminated and received in France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Through close textual and filmic analysis of a range of different materials - from film to posters and from radio programmes to cartoons and caricatures - we will explore the ways in which propaganda has shaped modern Europe in the twentieth century and continues to shape Europe today. With a teaching team comprised of scholars of modern France, Germany, Spain and Italy, this is a module which offers a broad overview of the impact of propaganda on a range of countries and populations.

This module is especially well-suited to students interested in modern European politics and history or who wish to develop their textual analysis skills. There are no pre-requisites for the module and the module is open to students from any degree combination across the School of Modern Languages and Cultures in either their second or final-year of study (and also to students from other departments).

Assessment Method:

Students can choose one of the following two options:

2500 word essay and 1hour exam


4000-4500 word essay