Term 2 2018: Lectures and seminars will be on Thursdays, from 3-5 p.m., in H 4.44.
In the first seminar we will be analysing depictions of anarchists in the popular press of the late nineteenth century: photocopies of articles and illustrations will be provided in the seminar. The following weeks will involve the set texts, and especially the extracts from these and other materials in the module sourcebook. Please follow the link below to download the sourcebook. From week 2 onwards, you should print out and bring along the relevant pages of the sourcebook for seminar discussion. Worksheets are also available to help you prepare for each seminar. The complete list of seminar worksheets is available from the link below.
Ideas and Communities
Week 1: What is anarchism?
Week 2: Anarchist theories of art and action
Week 3: Anarchist communities in Belle Epoque Paris
Writers and Activists
Week 4: Louise Michel, red virgin of the Commune (of the Mémoires, please read especially Book I, ch 9; Book II ch 1; Book II ch 13)
Week 5: Fernand Pelloutier, trade unionist
Week 6: Reading week
Week 7: Jean Grave, journalist
Satire and subversion
Week 8. Octave Mirbeau, Les Mauvais Bergers
Week 9. Georges Courteline, satirist
Week 10. Research Forum (lecture hour) and essay consultation (seminar hour)
Those of you taking the FR 343 examination should download the revision document that offers advice on revision themes and strategies.