As part of their undergraduate studies, students taking modules with Dr Katherine Astbury in the Department of French Studies have the opportunity to write their assessed essays on a research topic linked to the Marandet collection. The results are genuinely original research using the plays from the Warwick collection. The essays are unedited, appearing here in the form in which they were submitted as part of the requirements of the degree.
Issue 1 of Marandet Matters (2007)
Elizabeth Fox, 'The Theme of Stability in the plays of the Napoleonic period, with particular reference to Pixerécourt'
Laura Lamble, 'Victor, René and the socio-literary context of post-Revolutionary France'
Amy Phillips, 'The Classical model in Post-Revolutionary theatre'
Sophie Ward, ' Melodrama and the Gothic with particular reference to Victor, ou, L’Enfant de la Forêt, La Caverne de Souabe, Léon, ou, le Château de Montenero and Le Château des Apennins, ou, le Fantôme vivant'
Issue 2 of Marandet Matters (2011)
Lavinia Bailey, « Quel langage pour un pasteur! »The Rhetoric of Convent Theatre during the French Revolution
Francesca Donnelly, The representation of the clergy in revolutionary theatre, with particular reference to Charles IX ou l'École des Rois, Fénélon, ou les Religieuses de Cambrai, Le Couvent ou les Voeux forcées and Le Prélat d’autrefois ou Sophie et Saint-Elme Le Prélat d’autrefois ou Sophie et Saint-Elme
Rosalyn Harvey, Theatre and society in Napoleonic France
Mike Mackenzie, Ideology in French Revolutionary theatre, with particular reference to Maréchal, Chénier, and Laya.
Issue 3 of Marandet Matters (2013)
Clare Siviter, 'Chénier’s Charles IX: Paving the way to Revolution?'
Rosalyn Harvey, 'TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY: AN EXTRACT FROM L’AMI DES LOIX, BY JEAN-LOUIS LAYA' (MA dissertation, University of Bath)
Tasmin Brisbane Cadoux, 'The representation of women in 3 plays by Olympe de Gouges'
Abby Chinery, 'Microcosms of society in Revolutionary theatre'
Alexandra Griffiths, 'Marie-Antoinette on the French Stage'