From the barricades of 1830 to the Moulin Rouge in the 1890s to Americans in Paris in the interwar, the course weaves together the history of the French avant-garde with the upheaval of social, economic, and political revolution. We explore the connection between art and politics in France from the Revolution of 1789 through the Jazz Age, particularly in the countercultural artistic realms known as Bohemia. We investigate the shifting relationship in French culture between political radicalism and artistic rebellion.
Counts as an elective in Group 2 in the History major.
Counts as an elective in the History minor.
Counts as an elective in the French & Francophone Studies major (prior departmental approval required.)
Satisfies the Historical Thought distribution requirement.