Campus euro-américain et Europe-Afrique, Reims
and as much as possible, a speciﬁc focus will be made on the individuals. Cultural considerations will be taken into account through the presentation and the use of novels, short stories, poetry, painting and, of course, music. To do so, and to make the discourse clearer, the sessions will be organized around ﬁve main themes : Revolution, reaction and ideologies. Mutations of the warlike phenomenon. Nations and empires, globalization and adventure. The individual “at stake” – Towards social and economic “modernity” ? All along the course, new historical topics, ways and means of analyse, and debates will be presented such as global history, transnational history, history of the empires, history of the warlike phenomenon, history of the sensitivities and the emotions, history of the environment, etc. Required reading : Robert Gildea, Barricades and Borders. Europe 1800-1914 (Oxford : Oxford.
As a group project this semester, we will write new words to La Marseillaise. The aftermath of terrorist attacks in the past year has shown how much France needs a binding, healing song. While the music remains inspiring, the 18th-century words fall ﬂat. As this class is taught on both the Reims and Paris campuses, each class will make a video of their results and post them to Youtube for a winning vote by the end of the semester. Then we'll see about creating some national buzz. For each week's class, students will be asked to read for discussion scholarly articles on music and social history. They also will be asked to give presentations on speciﬁc pieces, genres or composers of music, in analysis with their social context and/or political issues. Grades will be based on the presentation, a midterm essay, an in-class ﬁnal exam, and participation in discussions. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
HISTORY MUSIC & SOCIAL CHANGE
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
HUMANISME & MODERNITÉ 1890-1914
Semestre : Automne Nombre d'heures : 24 Langue d'enseignement : français
Teachers : Ellen HAMPTON (Enseignante). Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Grades will be based on the presentation, a midterm essay and an in-class ﬁnal exam. Workload : Students will be asked to read scholarly articles on music and social history for weekly discussion. Students will be asked to give presentations on speciﬁc pieces, genres or composers of music, in analysis with their social context and/or political issues. Course Description : Music has always accompanied social change, both pushing it forward and subsequently reﬂecting changes already underway in society. In this class, we will examine moments in which those changes were particularly expressed in music, from 17th century opera to 20th century hip hop, including the soundtrack of the French Revolution, class identities in the early Romantic period, pro- and anti-war forces in WWI, the African origins of blues and jazz, and the protest role played by rock. The underlying question in every era is how did music interact with social change ?
Enseignants : Colette CAMELIN (Professeur émérite de l'Université de Poitiers). Prérequis : Pas de pré-requis particulier. Ce séminaire s'adresse aux étudiants qui s'intéressent à l'articulation entre l'histoire politique, la littérature, la philosophie et les arts. Format pédagogique : Séminaire Mode de validation : Oral : la note d'oral (25%) est obtenue par un exposé fait en classe sous différentes formes (commentaire d'un texte à partir de questions, exposé sur un sujet suggéré, etc.) ; Écrit : commentaire de texte à mi-parcours (25%) et dissertation à rendre au dernier cours (50%). Charge de travail : Un chapitre du READER est discuté à chaque séance. Les textes doivent donc être lus attentivement. Ils sont accompagnés d'une ﬁche permettant d'orienter votre lecture sur les points essentiels. Descriptif du cours : À la ﬁn du XIXe siècle, les progressistes associaient le régime répu