Campus euro-américain et Europe-Afrique, Reims
Teachers : Catherine HEYRENDT (Maître de Conférences). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course Description : What image do we have today of 19th century British women ? Demure debutantes who married whomever their fathers dictated, or spirited heroines such as Elizabeth Bennett of Pride and Prejudice ? Frivolous corseted socialites picking at their crustless cucumber sandwiches, or haggard factory workers desperately trying to feed too many starving children, even selling their bodies as a last resort ? The course will study representations of 19th century women by their contemporaries, through the analysis of primary source texts. Some classic ﬁction by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens or William Thackeray will be revisited. Special emphasis will be put on female authors, such as the pioneering sociologist Harriet Martineau or the legendary nurse Florence Nightingale. We will even see what image of herself Queen Victoria tried to convey in her diaries for the beneﬁt of posterity. Besides a selection of short extracts, and a few critical articles, compulsory reading will feature a novel : North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell (penguin edition). Required reading : "GASKELL, Elizabeth. North and South. Penguin edition..
groups, national minorities and/or indigenous peoples, which raises the question of how public policy should respond to such diversity. How should the state deal with religious and cultural diversity within its citizenry ? This course surveys different answers to this very question ; it examines recent work in normative political theory that debates how liberal democracies ought to respond to religious and cultural diversity. The course is divided into two main parts. The ﬁrst part introduces and examines models and arguments that are articulated at a relatively high level of institutional abstraction. It introduces three main models for public management of diversity : the traditional liberal model, which seeks to manage diversity with a combination of benign neglect and universal rights of citizenship ; the libertarian model which grants all groups the utmost freedom to pursue their cultural/religious projects ; and, last but not least, the liberal multiculturalist model, which attempts to accommodate minoritarian ways of life all while protecting basic liberal rights. The ﬁrst part also attends to issues of gender and social solidarity and it aims furthermore to problematize the notion that cultural groups are identiﬁable, and can be the object of public policy. The second part attends to range of speciﬁc institutional means by which the state can provide accommodation for minorities. These means include : legal exemptions for minorities from otherwise generally applicable laws ; the so-called “cultural defence” ; language rights for linguistic minorities ; self-government rights ; the legal recognition of customary law and multicultural education. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MULTICULTURALISM
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Marcus CARLSEN HAGGROT (Doctorant). Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Attendance, Participation 10% ; Presentation & First Essay 35% ; Response to Presentation 15% ; Second Essay (3000 words) 40%. Course Description : Modern societies are characterised by important religious and cultural diversity. Virtually all contemporary societies encompass religious minorities, immigrant
THE UNITED STATES IN THE WORLD SINCE 1898
Semester : Spring Number of hours : to be deﬁned Language of tuition : English
Teachers : to be deﬁned. Pedagogical format : Lecture and tutorials Course validation : The Final Grade will be based upon : One ﬁnal exam, where the student will be asked to write two essays (of ca. 1000 words each), cho671