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Readings in Modern French Society, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Paul Rowe
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Set texts 

Speeches from the French Revolutionary assemblies (available online - click here 

Selection of political texts from WWII (to be supplied)  

Frantz Fanon, Les Damnés de la terre (Découverte/Poche, 2002)  

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Background reading

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Hauser, Gerard, A., Introduction to Rhetorical Theory (Harper & Row: 1986)

Hawcroft, Michael Rhetoric : readings in French literature (Oxford University Press, 1999) See Introduction

James, M., Blamires, C. & Pease-Watkins, C., Political tactics (Clarendon Press, 1999)

Leith, Sam You Talkin' to me (Introduction and chapter 1). Available online in university library   

Root, Robert L., The rhetorics of popular culture : advertising, advocacy, and entertainment (Greenwood Press, 1987) See Chapter II ‘The Elements of Rhetoric’ {{ OCR REQUESTED (libjcs 01/08/2011) }

Winterowd, W. Ross, Rhetoric : a synthesis (University of Southern California, 1968)

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General French History and Politics

Cahm, Eric, Politics and society in contemporary France, 1789-1971 : a documentary history,

Furet, F., Penser la Révolution française (Gallimard, 1978)

Hazareesingh, Sudhir, Political traditions in modern France (Oxford University Press, 1994)

Hewlett, Nick, Modern French politics : analysing conflict and consensus since 1945 (Polity Press, 1998)

Larkin, M., France since the Popular Front, 1936-1986

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French Revolution

Doyle, William, The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: OUP, 2001) (available online via the library catalogue)

 For more in-depth coverage:

McPhee, Peter, ed., A Companion to the French Revolution (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) (available online via the library catalogue)

 On Revolutionary rhetoric:

 Négrel, Éric, and Jean-Paul Sermain, eds., Une expérience rhétorique : l’éloquence de la Révolution, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 2002:02 (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2002)

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World War Two

Atkin, Nicolas, Pétain (Longman, 1997) Foot, M.R.D., Resistance : an analysis of European resistance to Nazism, 1940-1945

Gordon, B.M. ed., Historical dictionary of World War II France : the Occupation, Vichy, and the Resistance, 1938-1946

Gaulle, Charles de, Discours et messages (Plon, 1970)

Jackson, Julien, Charles de Gaulle (Haus, 2003)

Pétain, Philippe, Discours aux français : 17 juin 1940-20 août 1944(Albin Michel, 1991)

Rossignol, Dominique, Histoire de la propagande en France de 1940 à 1944 : l'utopie Pétain (PUF, 1991)

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Set text (Students to purchase)

Frantz Fanon, Les Damnés de la terre (Découverte/Poche, 2002)  

 Background reading

Macey, David, Frantz Fanon: A biography (Verso, 2012).

Nayar, Pramod K., Frantz Fanon (Routledge, 2013) - ebook. Especially p.69-82: On violence 1: the destruction of the self

Nesbitt, Nick, 'Revolutionary inhumanism: Fanon’s De la violence, International Journal of Francophone Studies, Volume 15, Numbers 3-4, 1 February 2013, pp. 395-413

Macey, David, ‘I Am My Own Foundation’ Frantz Fanon as a Source of Continued Political Embarrassment', Theory, culture & society. , Vol.27 (7-8), 2010, pp.33-51

Majumdar, Margaret A., 'The 'Wretched of the Earth' - then and now', International Journal of Francophone Studies, Volume 19, Number 1, 1 March 2016, pp. 95-103

This list was last updated on 15/12/2021