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MCF Lectures and Seminars Term 1 2015-16

Term 1 2015-16: Overview

*Lectures and seminars begin in week 2*

For a weekly guide to the ground we will be covering (reading, lecture handouts, seminar guidelines), please follow the links below to the individual webpages. Following each lecture, the powerpoint slides and a podcast will be uploaded.

Week 2. Introduction

Week 3. 1940–44: Vichy France and the Resistance

Week 4. Retribution and renewal: postwar politics in France, 1944–58

Week 5. France and the Cold War world

Week 6. Reading Week

Week 7. France and its colonies

Week 8. May '68: rebels without a cause?

Week 9. The Left: a tale of two socialists

Week 10. The Right: De Gaulle and his legacy

Revision seminars will take place in H444 from 1–4 p.m. on Thursday of week 2 summer term: please come along at your usual seminar time. In this seminar, we will discuss revision and exam strategies, and work on some past paper questions for MCF. Please have a look at the summer 2013 examination paper in preparation: this is available from the library website: