course title

Modern Science, Modern Religion (slides)

The Dreyfus Affair

Background Reading:
Popkin, Modern France, pp. 142-166.

Required Reading:
Emile Zola, "J'accuse," L'Aurore (13 January 1898), translation available on line.

Bruno Latour, The Pasteurization of France (1988), selection on e-reserves.

Jules Ferry, extracts from 1884 speech on colonial policy, on-line.

Further Reading:
Jean-Denis Bredin, The Affair: the Case of Alfred Dreyfus (1986).

Michael Burns, Dreyfus, A Family Affair: 1789-1945 (1991).

Caroline Ford, Divided Houses: Religion and Gender in Modern France (2005).

Christopher Forth, The Dreyfus Affair and the Crisis of French Manhood (2004).

Jan Goldstein, "The Hysteria Diagnosis and the Politics of Anticlericalism in late nineteenth-century France," Journal of Modern History (1982).

Ruth Harris, Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century (2010).

Ruth Harri
s, Lourdes: Body and Spirit in the Secular Age (1999).

Raymond Jonas, France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart (2000).

Norman Kleeblatt, ed., The Dreyfus Affair: Art, Truth, and Justice (1987).

Bruno Latour, "Give me a Laboratory, and I will Raise the World," in Knorr-Cetina and Mulkay, eds., Science Observed (1983), and on-line.

Bruno Latour and Steven Woolgar, The Social Construction of Scientific Facts (1979).

Michael Marrus, The Politics of Assimilation: A Study of the French Jewish Community at the Time of the Dreyfus Affair (1971).

John Warne Monroe, Laboratories of Faith: Mesmerism, Spiritism, and Occultism in Modern France (2007).

Theodore Porter, Trust in Numbers: Objectivity in Science and Public Life (1995).

Debora Silverman, Art Nouveau in Fin-de-siècle France: Politics, Psychology, and Style (1989).

Louis Snyder, ed., The Dreyfus Case: A Documentary History (1971).

Lourdes (official website)

Louis Pasteur
Pasteur Museum

Dreyfus affair
postcards of the Dreyfus Affair

Dreyfus Affair website
(French Ministry of Culture)