Lectures will be online in 2021-22, available to download as an audio powerpoint. Seminars will be face to face in H 0.67.
Autumn Term 1, 2021-22: Thursdays, 3-4 and 4-5 p.m., H 0.67. Please check Tabula for your seminar group.
Please use the Moodle page to download the relevant documents for each week. For those who do not yet have access to the Moodle page, the powerpoint recording of lecture can be downloaded in sections here: part 1; part 2; part 3.
General and specialist reading on each topic is recommended in the course bibliography (also available via Talis aspire).
Lectures and seminars
Week 1. Introduction: Defining the French Right
Week 2. Avant-garde Fascism? National Populism from the Dreyfus Affair to the 1920s
Week 3. 1930s: The Street, the People, and the World in Crisis
Week 4. Soldiers and Right-Wing Ideology (with guest lecturer Emanuele Podda)
Week 5. Collaborators: Pétain's Vichy France
Week 6: Reading week
You should use reading week to start/continue research for your formative or summative essay or close analysis.
Week 7. Collaborationists: France and the New Order
Week 8. De Gaulle: Exile, Leadership and Legacy
Week 9. The Extreme Right from from the Liberation to the FN
Week 10. Right and Extreme Right in Contemporary France