La faveur et l’infamie: Being Marie Antoinette

1410L [CRN: 15958]

This course will examine the life of the last queen of France, Marie Antoinette, through a variety of materials: memoirs, pamphlets, and films. We will follow her from her arrival at Versailles to the fires of the Revolution, her trial and her demise. We will read some of the critical literature that has dealt with her legacy in the historiography (Hunt, Thomas, Weber), the fiction (Ch. Thomas) and art history (Mary Sheriff). Taught in French.
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