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Fellow in French co-edits special issue of Nineteenth-Century French Studies to mark the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune

17 March 2021

Fellow in French Professor Seth Whidden has coedited a special issue of Nineteenth-Century French Studies to mark the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune.  The Paris Commune was the insurrection of Paris against the French government from 18 March to 28 May 1871. It occurred in the wake of France’s defeat in the Franco-German War and the collapse of Napoleon III’s Second Empire (1852–70).

The journal contains interviews with legendary bande dessinée* author Jacques Tardi as well as philosopher Jacques Rancière.  With contributions from over 30 scholars, including the College’s own Career Development Fellow in French, Dr Macs Smith, the issue’s strength comes from the wide range of disciplinary approaches that are included.

For a full table of contents and more details on the debate surrounding commemorating this event, please visit this page

 

*literally ‘drawn strips’: comics that are usually originally in the French language and created for readership in France and Belgium

Nineteenth-Century French Studies journal cover