HIS 383C • 3-Lit of Eur Hist: Modern Per
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
This course aims to introduce graduate students to major trends and debates in modern European historiography. In terms of subject matter, the readings will cover the period from the French Revolution to the postwar world and the era of decolonization. Thematically the course will be structured so as to approach the diverse methodological debates that have arisen amongst European historians in recent years. In this light, we will read works that draw on Marxism, feminism, and post-colonial theory, as well as works that engage the linguistic turn, the cultural turn, and the historians craft in the wake of both turns.
Seminar Paper: 60% Class pamrticipation (attendance, discussion, response papers): 20% Class presentation: 20%
Victoria Bonnell and Lynn Hunt, BEYOND THE CULTURAL TURN E.P. Thompson, THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH WORKING CLASS Georges LeFebvre, THE COMING OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION Mark Mazower, DARK CONTINENT: EUROPES TWENTIETH CENTURY Edward Said, ORIENTALISM (or Timothy Mitchell, COLONISING EGYPT) Hayden White, METAHISTORY Joan Scott, GENDER AND THE POLITICS OF HISTORY Bonnie Smith, LADIES OF THE LEISURE CLASS (or Judith Walkowitz, CITY OF DREADFUL DELIGHT, or Bonnie Smith, THE GENDER OF HISTORY) Jürgen Habermas, STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE PUBLIC SPHERE Michel Foucault, DISCIPLINE AND PUNISH Henry Rousseau, VICHY SYNDROME Benedict Anderson, IMAGINED COMMUNITIES