course title

Modern Memory and the Great War (slides)

Culture and Politics between the Wars
(slides)

Background Reading:
Popkin, Modern France, pp. 179-219.

Required Reading:
Henri Barbusse, Under Fire (1917), pp. 5-24, books.google.com

Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker, 14-18: Understanding the Great War (2003), chapter nine, on e-reserves.


Further Reading:
Dudley Andrew and Steven Ungar, Popular Front Paris and the Poetics of Culture (2005).

Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau, Men at War, 1914-1918 (1992).

Annette Becker, War and Faith: the Religious Imagination in France, 1914-1930 (1994).

Margaret Darrow, French Women and the First World War (2000).

Laura Lee Downs, Manufacturing Inequality: Gender Division in the French and British Metalworking Industries, 1914-1939 (), available in digital format.

Rick Fogarty, Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-1918 (2008).

Julian Jackson, The Popular Front in France: Defending Democracy, 1934-1938 (1988).

Herman Lebovics, True France: The Wars over Ethnic Identity, 1900-1945 (1992).

Susan Pedersen, Family Dependence and the Origins of the Welfare State in Britain and France, 1914-1945
(1993).

Sian Reynolds, France between the Wars: Gender and Politics (1996).

Mary Louise Roberts, Civilization without Sexes: Reconstructing Gender in Postwar France (1994).

Mona Siegel, The Moral Disarmament of France: Education, Pacifism, and Patriotism, 1914-1940 (2005).

Dan Sherman, The Construction of Memory in I
nterwar France (1999).

Leonard V. Smith, The Embattled Self: French Soldiers' Testimony of the Great War (2007).

Gary Wilder, The French Imperial Nation-State: Negritude and Colonial Humanism between the Two World Wars (2005).

Jay Winter, Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: the Great War in European Cultural History (1995).



Great War sources
"Great War Different" (extensive collection of images and primary sources, many texts in English)

WWI Documents
World War One Document Archive


Ernst, "The Barbarians" (1937)
Surrealism (Metropolitan Museum, New York City)