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motherly milk in Enlightenment France

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In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar Margaret Carlyle (Cambridge) discusses developments in breastpump technology in 18th-century France (27 October 2014) Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | history | France | breastfeeding | nutrition | childcare | society | anthropology | history | France | breastfeeding | nutrition | childcare | society | 2014-10-27

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Reporting the UK to a French audience

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Sonia Delesalle-Stolper, London correspondent for Libération, gives a talk for the Reuters School of Journalism on reporting the UK in the French media. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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media | reuters | journalism | France | media | reuters | journalism | France | 2013-01-23

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21G.346 Topics in Modern French Literature and Culture: Global Paris (MIT) 21G.346 Topics in Modern French Literature and Culture: Global Paris (MIT)

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This course investigates Paris's oversized status as a global capital by looking at the events, transformations, cultures, and arts for which the city is known to help us better understand Paris and its place in French and global cultures today. Taught in French. This course investigates Paris's oversized status as a global capital by looking at the events, transformations, cultures, and arts for which the city is known to help us better understand Paris and its place in French and global cultures today. Taught in French.

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France | France | Paris | Paris | City of Light | City of Light | City of Love | City of Love | Capital of the Ninteenth Century | Capital of the Ninteenth Century | Capital of Modernity | Capital of Modernity | global capital | global capital | immigrants | immigrants | immigration | immigration | Paris myth | Paris myth | Bollywood | Bollywood | Las Vegas | Las Vegas | Eiffel Tower | Eiffel Tower | la tour Eiffel | la tour Eiffel | Gustave Eiffel | Gustave Eiffel | culture | culture | Zola | Zola | Barthes | Barthes | Les Halles | Les Halles | Napoleon | Napoleon | rebuilding Paris | rebuilding Paris | Rio De Janeiro | Rio De Janeiro | petits paris | petits paris | Musée du quai Branly | Musée du quai Branly | Hollywood | Hollywood | La banlieue de Paris | La banlieue de Paris | La cuisine asiatique | La cuisine asiatique | Bemelmans | Bemelmans | Madeline | Madeline | Babar | Babar

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21G.052 French Film Classics (MIT) 21G.052 French Film Classics (MIT)

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This course covers the history and aesthetics of French cinema from the advent of sound to present-day. It treats films in the context of technical processes, the art of narration, directorial style, role of the scriptwriter, the development of schools and movements, the impact of political events and ideologies, and the relation between French and other national cinemas. Taught in English, the films are screened with English subtitles. Students may complete written assignments in French. This course covers the history and aesthetics of French cinema from the advent of sound to present-day. It treats films in the context of technical processes, the art of narration, directorial style, role of the scriptwriter, the development of schools and movements, the impact of political events and ideologies, and the relation between French and other national cinemas. Taught in English, the films are screened with English subtitles. Students may complete written assignments in French.

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France | France | french film | french film | the new wave | the new wave | René Clair | René Clair | Jean Epstein | Jean Epstein | La Grande Illusion | La Grande Illusion | Jean Renoir | Jean Renoir | The Left Bank | The Left Bank | 1970s Sex and Sectarianism | 1970s Sex and Sectarianism | Les Valseuses | Les Valseuses | Bertrand Blier | Bertrand Blier | Diva | Diva | Jean-Jacques Beineix | Jean-Jacques Beineix | cult film | cult film | cult classic | cult classic | Maghrebi-French (Beur) | Maghrebi-French (Beur) | Amélie | Amélie | popular Film | popular Film | Cluzot | Cluzot | Le corbeau | Le corbeau | Funny Face | Funny Face | Stanley Donen | Stanley Donen | Jacques Cousteau | Jacques Cousteau | BarthesCésaire | BarthesCésaire | Roger Vadim | Roger Vadim | François Truffaut | François Truffaut | Simone de Beauvoir | Simone de Beauvoir | Breathless: Jean-Luc Godard | Breathless: Jean-Luc Godard | Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob | Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob | Gérard Oury | Gérard Oury | Nikita | Nikita | Jean-Luc Besson | Jean-Luc Besson | La Haine | La Haine | Mattheiu Kassovitz | Mattheiu Kassovitz | Intouchables | Intouchables | Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache | Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache | Bande de filles | Bande de filles | Céline Sciamma | Céline Sciamma | Realism | Realism | the Popular Frot | the Popular Frot | Liberation | Liberation | Henri Langlois and the CinémathÚque française | Henri Langlois and the CinémathÚque française | Les parapluies de Cherboug | Les parapluies de Cherboug | Jacques Demy | Jacques Demy | Brigitte Bardot | Brigitte Bardot | Catherine Deneuve | Catherine Deneuve

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21L.460 Medieval Literature: Medieval Women Writers (MIT) 21L.460 Medieval Literature: Medieval Women Writers (MIT)

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This survey provides a general introduction to medieval European literature (from Late Antiquity to the Fifteenth Century) from the perspective of women writers from a variety of cultures, social backgrounds, and historical timeperiods. Though much of the class will be devoted to exploring the evolution of a new literary tradition by and for women from its earliest emergence in the West, wider historical and cultural movements will also be addressed: the Fall of the Roman Empire, the growth of religious communities, the shift from orality to literacy, the culture of chivalry and courtly love, the emergence of scholasticism and universities, changes in devotional practices, the persecution of heretics, the rise of nationalism and class consciousness. Authors will include some of t This survey provides a general introduction to medieval European literature (from Late Antiquity to the Fifteenth Century) from the perspective of women writers from a variety of cultures, social backgrounds, and historical timeperiods. Though much of the class will be devoted to exploring the evolution of a new literary tradition by and for women from its earliest emergence in the West, wider historical and cultural movements will also be addressed: the Fall of the Roman Empire, the growth of religious communities, the shift from orality to literacy, the culture of chivalry and courtly love, the emergence of scholasticism and universities, changes in devotional practices, the persecution of heretics, the rise of nationalism and class consciousness. Authors will include some of t

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Medieval Europe | Medieval Europe | Literature | Literature | Late antiquity | Late antiquity | Fifteenth century | Fifteenth century | 15th | 15th | Culture | Culture | Society | Society | Women | Women | History | History | Roman empire | Roman empire | Religion | Religion | Literacy | Literacy | Chivalry | Chivalry | Scholasticism | Scholasticism | University | University | Education | Education | Heretics | Heretics | Nationalism | Nationalism | Class | Class | Hierarchy | Hierarchy | Hildegard of Bingen | Hildegard of Bingen | Heloise of Paris | Heloise of Paris | Marie de France | Marie de France | Christine de Pizan | Christine de Pizan | Joan of Arc | Joan of Arc | Margery Kempe | Margery Kempe | SP.514 | SP.514 | WMN.514 | WMN.514

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Legislating for transnational ageing: a challenge for the Dutch and French welfare states

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What motivates policymakers to initially develop these very specifically-targeted policy proposals which contradict the territorial logic of the welfare state? Transnational mobility presents fundamental challenges to nationally-bounded welfare states, which historically have tended to be organised according to territorial principles of solidarity among permanent residents / nationals. By developing legislation to create welfare benefits encouraging the durable return of specific groups of older migrants to their countries of origin, the Dutch and French governments have taken recent unusual steps to break this link between national solidarity and territorially-bounded consumption of welfare. This presentation asks what motivated policymakers to initially develop these very specifically- Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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migration | social protection | netherlands | France | legislation | ageing | migration | social protection | netherlands | France | legislation | ageing | 2015-10-21

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THEMIS: American migrants in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom: diversity of migration motivations and patterns

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Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels presents her paper 'American migrants in France, Germany, and the UK' in Parallel session II(D) of the conference Examining Migration Dynamics: Networks and Beyond, 24-26 Sept 2013 Migration between two countries, or localities within those countries, is usually examined only uni-directionally (although return migration may, often in a context of transnationalism, be taken into account). Examining the less-studied half of such a migration dyad can help us to understand more clearly the ways in which migration feedback processes function. This paper considers the case of Americans in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, three key receiving countries for American migrants (estimated at 2.2 to 6.8 million worldwide), and will examine the role of networks a

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THEMIS | migration | France | Germany | united kingdom | THEMIS | migration | France | Germany | united kingdom | 2013-09-25

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Cultures Cultures

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In this free course, Cultures, you will address the question of traditional music and music from the francophone world, and you will examine the place they occupy in the world of artistic creation. The course is divided into three sections: 'Is traditional music, current music?', 'The musical heritage of Normandy' and 'Music of the francophone world'. First published on Tue, 20 Dec 2011 as Cultures. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2011 In this free course, Cultures, you will address the question of traditional music and music from the francophone world, and you will examine the place they occupy in the world of artistic creation. The course is divided into three sections: 'Is traditional music, current music?', 'The musical heritage of Normandy' and 'Music of the francophone world'. First published on Tue, 20 Dec 2011 as Cultures. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2011

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French | French | France | France | Normandy | Normandy | L211_1 | L211_1

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21L.707 Arthurian Literature and Celtic Colonization (MIT) 21L.707 Arthurian Literature and Celtic Colonization (MIT)

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The course examines the earliest emergence of stories about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in the context of the first wave of British Imperialism and the expanded powers of the Catholic Church during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The morphology of Arthurian romance will be set off against original historical documents and chronicle sources for the English conquests in Brittany, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland to understand the ways in which these new attitudes towards Empire were being mythologized. Authors will include Bede, Geoffrey of Monmouth, ChrĂ©tien de Troyes, Marie de France, Gerald of Wales, together with some lesser known works like the Perilous Graveyard, the Knight with the Sword, and Perlesvaus, or the High History of the Holy Graal. Special attenti The course examines the earliest emergence of stories about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in the context of the first wave of British Imperialism and the expanded powers of the Catholic Church during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The morphology of Arthurian romance will be set off against original historical documents and chronicle sources for the English conquests in Brittany, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland to understand the ways in which these new attitudes towards Empire were being mythologized. Authors will include Bede, Geoffrey of Monmouth, ChrĂ©tien de Troyes, Marie de France, Gerald of Wales, together with some lesser known works like the Perilous Graveyard, the Knight with the Sword, and Perlesvaus, or the High History of the Holy Graal. Special attenti

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Literature | Literature | celtic | celtic | colonization | colonization | King Arthur | King Arthur | Knights of the Round Table | Knights of the Round Table | British Imperialism | British Imperialism | Catholic Church | Catholic Church | twelfth century | twelfth century | thirteenth century | thirteenth century | morphology | morphology | Arthurian romance | Arthurian romance | historical documents | historical documents | English conquests | English conquests | Brittany | Brittany | Wales | Wales | Scotland | Scotland | Ireland | Ireland | Bede | Bede | Geoffrey of Monmouth | Geoffrey of Monmouth | Chr?tien de Troyes | Chr?tien de Troyes | Marie de France | Marie de France | Gerald of Wales | Gerald of Wales | Perilous Graveyard | Perilous Graveyard | Knight of the Sword | Knight of the Sword | Perlesvaus | Perlesvaus | High History of the Holy Graal | High History of the Holy Graal

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21L.702 Studies in Fiction: Stowe, Twain, and the Transformation of 19th-Century America (MIT) 21L.702 Studies in Fiction: Stowe, Twain, and the Transformation of 19th-Century America (MIT)

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This seminar looks at two bestselling nineteenth-century American authors whose works made the subject of slavery popular among mainstream readers. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain have subsequently become canonized and reviled, embraced and banned by individuals and groups at both ends of the political and cultural spectrum and everywhere in between. This seminar looks at two bestselling nineteenth-century American authors whose works made the subject of slavery popular among mainstream readers. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain have subsequently become canonized and reviled, embraced and banned by individuals and groups at both ends of the political and cultural spectrum and everywhere in between.

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Nineteenth-century | Nineteenth-century | American | American | authors | authors | slavery | slavery | Uncle Tom's Cabin | Uncle Tom's Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe | Harriet Beecher Stowe | The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | Mark Twain | Mark Twain | Samuel Clemens | Samuel Clemens | United States | United States | culture | culture | historical context | historical context | African-American | African-American | Frederick Douglass | Frederick Douglass | William Wells Brown | William Wells Brown | Martin Delany | Martin Delany | Harriet Jacobs | Harriet Jacobs | Dred | Dred | Frances E. W. Harper | Frances E. W. Harper | Charles Chesnutt | Charles Chesnutt | Civil War | Civil War | Pudd'nhead Wilson | Pudd'nhead Wilson | racial tensions | racial tensions | social | social | political | political | realities. | realities.

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Hilary Seminar Series 2014: Fortress Europe or Europe of Rights?

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'Fortress Europe or Europe of Rights? The Europeanization of family migration policies in France, Germany, and the Netherlands' presented by Saskia Bonjour (Leiden University). Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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migration | family migration | migration policy | France | Germany | netherlands | migration | family migration | migration policy | France | Germany | netherlands | 2014-02-19

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21G.311 Introduction to French Culture (MIT) 21G.311 Introduction to French Culture (MIT)

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Ce cours est une introduction à la culture et la société françaises depuis la Révolution, mais surtout à partir du Second Empire. Nous tacherons de cerner ce qui définit la singularité francaise dans une perspective historique. Nous commencerons avec la notion "d'exception francaise" et de ce qui la constitue depuis la Révolution (La République, L'Universalisme, La Laicité, etc.) Nous explorerons l'impact de l'industrialisation, ainsi que la tension entre la France pays de la modernité dans les arts et la technologie et la France nostalgique de sa grandeur passée. Nous discuterons les moments charnières de cette tension avec les grands débats d'idées autour Ce cours est une introduction à la culture et la société françaises depuis la Révolution, mais surtout à partir du Second Empire. Nous tacherons de cerner ce qui définit la singularité francaise dans une perspective historique. Nous commencerons avec la notion "d'exception francaise" et de ce qui la constitue depuis la Révolution (La République, L'Universalisme, La Laicité, etc.) Nous explorerons l'impact de l'industrialisation, ainsi que la tension entre la France pays de la modernité dans les arts et la technologie et la France nostalgique de sa grandeur passée. Nous discuterons les moments charnières de cette tension avec les grands débats d'idées autour

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France | France | introduction | introduction | culture | culture | soci?t? | soci?t? | fran?aises | fran?aises | R?volution | R?volution | Second Empire | Second Empire | historique | historique | La R?publique | La R?publique | L'Universalisme | L'Universalisme | La Laicit? | La Laicit? | l'industrialisation | l'industrialisation | modernit? | modernit? | arts | arts | technologie | technologie | nostalgique | nostalgique | grandeur | grandeur | pass?e | pass?e | impressionistes | impressionistes | "Fleurs du Mal" | "Fleurs du Mal" | Paris de Haussmann | Paris de Haussmann | Tour Eiffel | Tour Eiffel | expositions universelles et coloniales | expositions universelles et coloniales | litt?raire | litt?raire | filmique | filmique | crises hexagonales | crises hexagonales | marqu? le 20e si?cle | marqu? le 20e si?cle | l'Affaire Dreyfus | l'Affaire Dreyfus | deux guerres mondiales le colonialisme | deux guerres mondiales le colonialisme | guerre d'Alg?rie | guerre d'Alg?rie | Mai 68 | Mai 68 | textes | textes | images | images | articles de journaux | articles de journaux | films | films | identit? Fran?aise. | identit? Fran?aise. | 21F.311 | 21F.311 | 21F.312 | 21F.312

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17.561 European Politics (MIT) 17.561 European Politics (MIT)

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This course examines the organization of political power and the dynamics of political change in Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. In particular, it focuses on the structure of political power within the state, and on important institutions that form the link between state and society, especially political parties and interest organizations. This course examines the organization of political power and the dynamics of political change in Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. In particular, it focuses on the structure of political power within the state, and on important institutions that form the link between state and society, especially political parties and interest organizations.

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European politics | European politics | political power | political power | Britain | Britain | France | France | Germany | Germany | Italy | Italy | political parties | political parties | social class | social class | citizenship | citizenship | prime ministers | prime ministers | economy | economy | dictatorship | dictatorship | democracy | democracy | capitalism | capitalism | labour | labour | liberalization | liberalization | history | history | corruption | corruption

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21L.012 Forms of Western Narrative (MIT) 21L.012 Forms of Western Narrative (MIT)

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This class will investigate the ways in which the formal aspects of Western storytelling in various media have shaped both fantasies and perceptions, making certain understandings of experience possible through the selection, arrangement, and processing of narrative material. Surveying the field chronologically across the major narrative genres and sub-genres from Homeric epic through the novel and across media to include live performance, film, and video games, we will be examining the ways in which new ideologies and psychological insights become available through the development of various narrative techniques and new technologies. Emphasis will be placed on the generic conventions of story-telling as well as on literary and cultural issues, the role of media and modes of transmission, This class will investigate the ways in which the formal aspects of Western storytelling in various media have shaped both fantasies and perceptions, making certain understandings of experience possible through the selection, arrangement, and processing of narrative material. Surveying the field chronologically across the major narrative genres and sub-genres from Homeric epic through the novel and across media to include live performance, film, and video games, we will be examining the ways in which new ideologies and psychological insights become available through the development of various narrative techniques and new technologies. Emphasis will be placed on the generic conventions of story-telling as well as on literary and cultural issues, the role of media and modes of transmission,

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literature | literature | western | western | narrative | narrative | storytelling | storytelling | media | media | epic | epic | novel | novel | performance | performance | film | film | video games | video games | ideology | ideology | psychology | psychology | technology | technology | culture | culture | literary theory | literary theory | anthropology | anthropology | communication | communication | Homer | Homer | Sophocles | Sophocles | Herodotus | Herodotus | Christian evangelists | Christian evangelists | Marie de France | Marie de France | Cervantes | Cervantes | La Clos | La Clos | Poe | Poe | Lang | Lang | Cocteau | Cocteau | Disney | Disney | Pixar | Pixar | Maxis | Maxis | Electronic Arts | Electronic Arts | Propp | Propp | Bakhtin | Bakhtin | Girard | Girard | Freud | Freud | Marx | Marx

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21L.460 Medieval Literature: Medieval Women Writers (MIT) 21L.460 Medieval Literature: Medieval Women Writers (MIT)

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This survey provides a general introduction to medieval European literature (from Late Antiquity to the Fifteenth Century) from the perspective of women writers from a variety of cultures, social backgrounds, and historical timeperiods. Though much of the class will be devoted to exploring the evolution of a new literary tradition by and for women from its earliest emergence in the West, wider historical and cultural movements will also be addressed: the Fall of the Roman Empire, the growth of religious communities, the shift from orality to literacy, the culture of chivalry and courtly love, the emergence of scholasticism and universities, changes in devotional practices, the persecution of heretics, the rise of nationalism and class consciousness. Authors will include some of t This survey provides a general introduction to medieval European literature (from Late Antiquity to the Fifteenth Century) from the perspective of women writers from a variety of cultures, social backgrounds, and historical timeperiods. Though much of the class will be devoted to exploring the evolution of a new literary tradition by and for women from its earliest emergence in the West, wider historical and cultural movements will also be addressed: the Fall of the Roman Empire, the growth of religious communities, the shift from orality to literacy, the culture of chivalry and courtly love, the emergence of scholasticism and universities, changes in devotional practices, the persecution of heretics, the rise of nationalism and class consciousness. Authors will include some of t

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Medieval Europe | Medieval Europe | Literature | Literature | Late antiquity | Late antiquity | Fifteenth century | Fifteenth century | 15th | 15th | Culture | Culture | Society | Society | Women | Women | History | History | Roman empire | Roman empire | Religion | Religion | Literacy | Literacy | Chivalry | Chivalry | Scholasticism | Scholasticism | University | University | Education | Education | Heretics | Heretics | Nationalism | Nationalism | Class | Class | Hierarchy | Hierarchy | Hildegard of Bingen | Hildegard of Bingen | Heloise of Paris | Heloise of Paris | Marie de France | Marie de France | Christine de Pizan | Christine de Pizan | Joan of Arc | Joan of Arc | Margery Kempe | Margery Kempe | SP.514 | SP.514 | WMN.514 | WMN.514

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17.951 Nuclear Weapons in International Politics: Past, Present and Future (MIT) 17.951 Nuclear Weapons in International Politics: Past, Present and Future (MIT)

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This course will expose students to tools and methods of analysis for use in assessing the challenges and dangers associated with nuclear weapons in international politics. The first two weeks of the course will look at the technology and design of nuclear weapons and their means of production. The next five weeks will look at the role they played in the Cold War, the organizations that managed them, the technologies that were developed to deliver them, and the methods used to analyze nuclear force structures and model nuclear exchanges. The last six weeks of the course will look at theories and cases of nuclear decision making beyond the original five weapon states, and will look particularly at why states pursue or forego nuclear weapons, the role that individuals and institutions play, This course will expose students to tools and methods of analysis for use in assessing the challenges and dangers associated with nuclear weapons in international politics. The first two weeks of the course will look at the technology and design of nuclear weapons and their means of production. The next five weeks will look at the role they played in the Cold War, the organizations that managed them, the technologies that were developed to deliver them, and the methods used to analyze nuclear force structures and model nuclear exchanges. The last six weeks of the course will look at theories and cases of nuclear decision making beyond the original five weapon states, and will look particularly at why states pursue or forego nuclear weapons, the role that individuals and institutions play,

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nuclear weapons | nuclear weapons | war | war | politics | politics | World War II | World War II | Soviet Union | Soviet Union | Cold War | Cold War | Great Britain | Great Britain | France | France | China | China | India | India | Israel | Israel | Pakistan | Pakistan | North Korea | North Korea | nuclear proliferation | nuclear proliferation | nuclear disarmament | nuclear disarmament | security | security

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De Gaulle's Republic 1958 - 1969 De Gaulle's Republic 1958 - 1969

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This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010, This module examines the founding first decade of the Fifth Republic by focusing principally, though not exclusively, on the personality and political ideas of Charles de Gaulle. It begins by examining his emergence as the providential leader of the Resistance, to the frustrations of the Liberation and his thwarted plans for the constitutional renaissance of France, through the Fourth Republic and the wilderness years to his return in 1958, before turning to focus on the new regime and tracing the political history of the Fifth Republic between 1958 and 1969: the period Pierre Viansson-PontĂ© christened ‘la RĂ©publique gaullienne’. The main, though by no means exclusi This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010, This module examines the founding first decade of the Fifth Republic by focusing principally, though not exclusively, on the personality and political ideas of Charles de Gaulle. It begins by examining his emergence as the providential leader of the Resistance, to the frustrations of the Liberation and his thwarted plans for the constitutional renaissance of France, through the Fourth Republic and the wilderness years to his return in 1958, before turning to focus on the new regime and tracing the political history of the Fifth Republic between 1958 and 1969: the period Pierre Viansson-PontĂ© christened ‘la RĂ©publique gaullienne’. The main, though by no means exclusi

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UNow | UNow | Fifth Republic | Fifth Republic | Charles de Gaulle | Charles de Gaulle | leader of the resistance | leader of the resistance | constitutional renaissance of France | constitutional renaissance of France | Fourth Republic | Fourth Republic | political history of the Fifth Republic | political history of the Fifth Republic | Pierre Viansson-PontĂ© | Pierre Viansson-PontĂ© | ukoer | ukoer | RĂ©publique gaullienne’. | RĂ©publique gaullienne’.

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French: En ville French: En ville

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This free course, French: En ville, helps you to acquire the basic language to find your way around a French town. You will learn how to understand and give directions, ask about accommodation, book a hotel room at the tourist information office and get information about what to see and do in the local area. You will visit some museums in Avignon and buy a film for your camera. The course also deals with telling the time and making liaisons in speech. By the end of the course, you will feel more confident understanding and giving information about towns, seeking clarification and dealing with numbers. You will also have developed your oral fluency and your reading skills. First published on Mon, 23 May 2011 as French: En ville. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn websit This free course, French: En ville, helps you to acquire the basic language to find your way around a French town. You will learn how to understand and give directions, ask about accommodation, book a hotel room at the tourist information office and get information about what to see and do in the local area. You will visit some museums in Avignon and buy a film for your camera. The course also deals with telling the time and making liaisons in speech. By the end of the course, you will feel more confident understanding and giving information about towns, seeking clarification and dealing with numbers. You will also have developed your oral fluency and your reading skills. First published on Mon, 23 May 2011 as French: En ville. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn websit

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French | French | France | France

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Overconfidence and the War in Syria Overconfidence and the War in Syria

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The attacks in Paris have elevated both the desire and the case for a full-scale war against Islamic State in Syria. French President Francois Hollande has vowed not just to fight IS, but to destroy it. The US and Russia are poised to significantly up their stakes, and Prime Minister David Cameron has begun laying out the argument to extend British airstrikes into Syria as well. The war is already underway and likely to escalate into an even greater coalition of military power than already exists. However, wars are unpredictable. This is especially so in the case of Syria, with ... The post Overconfidence and the War in Syria appeared first on OxPol. The attacks in Paris have elevated both the desire and the case for a full-scale war against Islamic State in Syria. French President Francois Hollande has vowed not just to fight IS, but to destroy it. The US and Russia are poised to significantly up their stakes, and Prime Minister David Cameron has begun laying out the argument to extend British airstrikes into Syria as well. The war is already underway and likely to escalate into an even greater coalition of military power than already exists. However, wars are unpredictable. This is especially so in the case of Syria, with ... The post Overconfidence and the War in Syria appeared first on OxPol.

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France | France | ISIS | ISIS | Syria | Syria

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21G.341 Contemporary French Film and Social Issues (MIT) 21G.341 Contemporary French Film and Social Issues (MIT)

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This course covers issues in contemporary French society as expressed through movies made in the 2000s. Topics include France's national self-image, the women's movement, sexuality and gender, family life and class structure, post-colonialism and immigration, and American cultural imperialism. Films by Lelouch, Audiard, Doillon, Denis, Klapisch, Resnais, Rouan, Balasko, Collard, Dridi, Kassovitz, and others. Readings from French periodicals. Films shown with English subtitles. Taught in French. This course covers issues in contemporary French society as expressed through movies made in the 2000s. Topics include France's national self-image, the women's movement, sexuality and gender, family life and class structure, post-colonialism and immigration, and American cultural imperialism. Films by Lelouch, Audiard, Doillon, Denis, Klapisch, Resnais, Rouan, Balasko, Collard, Dridi, Kassovitz, and others. Readings from French periodicals. Films shown with English subtitles. Taught in French.

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France | France | French | French | contemporary | contemporary | 1990s | 1990s | national image | national image | women's movement | women's movement | sexuality | sexuality | gender | gender | class structure | class structure | family | family | post-colonialism | post-colonialism | immigration | immigration | American cultural imperialism | American cultural imperialism | Lelouch | Lelouch | Audiard | Audiard | Doillon | Doillon | Denis | Denis | Klapisch | Klapisch | Resnais | Resnais | Rouan | Rouan | Balasko | Balasko | Collard | Collard | Dridi | Dridi | Kassovitz | Kassovitz

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21G.346 Topics in Modern French Literature and Culture: North America Through French Eyes (MIT) 21G.346 Topics in Modern French Literature and Culture: North America Through French Eyes (MIT)

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This course offers an analysis of the keen interest shown by France and the French in North American cultures since the eighteenth century. Not only did France contribute to the construction of both Canadian and American nations but also it has constantly delineated its identity by way of praising or criticizing North American cultures. Taught in French. This course offers an analysis of the keen interest shown by France and the French in North American cultures since the eighteenth century. Not only did France contribute to the construction of both Canadian and American nations but also it has constantly delineated its identity by way of praising or criticizing North American cultures. Taught in French.

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France | France | North America | North America | Canada | Canada | United States | United States | liberalism | liberalism | entertainment | entertainment | media | media | trade | trade | cultural goods | cultural goods | transatlantic intellectual encounters | transatlantic intellectual encounters | translation | translation | Tocqueville | Tocqueville | Céline | Céline | Beauvoir | Beauvoir | Dubois | Dubois | Tati | Tati | Chomet | Chomet | anti-globalization | anti-globalization | Barack Obama | Barack Obama | Hergé | Hergé | Tintin | Tintin | de Tocqueville | de Tocqueville | de Gaulle | de Gaulle | Victor Hugo | Victor Hugo | Sarkozy | Sarkozy | Baudrillard | Baudrillard | Simone de Beauvoir | Simone de Beauvoir | Sartre | Sartre | Stuart Hall | Stuart Hall

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21G.053 Understanding Contemporary French Politics (MIT) 21G.053 Understanding Contemporary French Politics (MIT)

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This course examines the changes in contemporary French society through the study of political debates, reforms and institutions since 1958, and analyzes the deep influence of politics on cultural and social life, despite a decline in political participation. Public controversies and political cleavages, from the Algerian war to postcolonial issues, from the birth of the European Union to the recent financial crisis, and from the moral "revolution" of the seventies to the recognition of new families are revisited. This course is taught in English. This course examines the changes in contemporary French society through the study of political debates, reforms and institutions since 1958, and analyzes the deep influence of politics on cultural and social life, despite a decline in political participation. Public controversies and political cleavages, from the Algerian war to postcolonial issues, from the birth of the European Union to the recent financial crisis, and from the moral "revolution" of the seventies to the recognition of new families are revisited. This course is taught in English.

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French | French | France | France | French society culture | French society culture | politics | politics | presidency | presidency | ideology | ideology | Fifth Republic | Fifth Republic | political system | political system | public speaking | public speaking | political debate | political debate

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21G.068J The Invention of French Theory: A History of Transatlantic Intellectual Life since 1945 (MIT) 21G.068J The Invention of French Theory: A History of Transatlantic Intellectual Life since 1945 (MIT)

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In the decades following the Second World War, a cluster of extraordinary French thinkers were widely translated and read in American universities. Their works were soon labeled as "French Theory." Why would sharing the same nationality make authors such as Lacan, Cixous, Derrida, Foucault or Debord, ambassadors of a specifically "French" theory? The course will explore the maze of transatlantic intellectual debates since 1945 and the heyday of French existentialism. We will study the debates on communism, decolonization, neo‐liberalism, gender, youth culture and mass media. This course is taught in English. In the decades following the Second World War, a cluster of extraordinary French thinkers were widely translated and read in American universities. Their works were soon labeled as "French Theory." Why would sharing the same nationality make authors such as Lacan, Cixous, Derrida, Foucault or Debord, ambassadors of a specifically "French" theory? The course will explore the maze of transatlantic intellectual debates since 1945 and the heyday of French existentialism. We will study the debates on communism, decolonization, neo‐liberalism, gender, youth culture and mass media. This course is taught in English.

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21G.068 | 21G.068 | WGS.234 | WGS.234 | French Theory | French Theory | postcolonial France | postcolonial France | existentialism | existentialism | Lacan | Lacan | Camus | Camus | Sartre | Sartre | Debord | Debord | Foucault | Foucault | Derrida | Derrida | Barthes | Barthes | Bourdieu | Bourdieu | Lyotard | Lyotard | Simone de Beauvoir | Simone de Beauvoir | Eribon | Eribon | Blanchot | Blanchot | Franz Fanon | Franz Fanon | neo-liberalism | neo-liberalism | gender | gender | communism | communism

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21H.346 France 1660-1815: Enlightenment, Revolution, Napoleon (MIT) 21H.346 France 1660-1815: Enlightenment, Revolution, Napoleon (MIT)

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A century and a half ago, Alexis de Tocqueville argued that the Revolution of 1789 in France constituted the culmination of long-term administrative and social changes, rather than a rupture with the past. In this class, we will consider that Tocquevillian insight by examining four aspects of French experience from the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV, to the rule of the Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte: Absolutism, Enlightenment, Revolution, and Empire. Through the study of primary and secondary sources, we will see how the material lives, mental worlds, and individual and communal identities of the French changed over this century and a half. A century and a half ago, Alexis de Tocqueville argued that the Revolution of 1789 in France constituted the culmination of long-term administrative and social changes, rather than a rupture with the past. In this class, we will consider that Tocquevillian insight by examining four aspects of French experience from the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV, to the rule of the Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte: Absolutism, Enlightenment, Revolution, and Empire. Through the study of primary and secondary sources, we will see how the material lives, mental worlds, and individual and communal identities of the French changed over this century and a half.

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French Revolution | French Revolution | Napoleon | Napoleon | constitutional monarchy | constitutional monarchy | France | France | de Tocqueville | de Tocqueville | administrative | administrative | social | social | changes | changes | Louis XIV | Louis XIV | absolutism | absolutism | enlightenment | enlightenment | revolution | revolution | empire | empire

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To be alive is to have hope To be alive is to have hope

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I traveled to the Calais migrant and refugee camp from March 14 to 16, together with a humanitarian student group from Brasenose College that collected donations and supplies to aid local NGOs with clothing and basic medical supplies. This article is based on my impressions of the camp and interviews with the migrants, refugees and NGO workers. The post To be alive is to have hope appeared first on OxPol. I traveled to the Calais migrant and refugee camp from March 14 to 16, together with a humanitarian student group from Brasenose College that collected donations and supplies to aid local NGOs with clothing and basic medical supplies. This article is based on my impressions of the camp and interviews with the migrants, refugees and NGO workers. The post To be alive is to have hope appeared first on OxPol.

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European Politics and Society | European Politics and Society | Migration & Citizenship | Migration & Citizenship | Britain | Britain | Europe | Europe | France | France | Refugees | Refugees

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