Paris: A Contested City
Prof. Sarah Horowitz
This course spends four weeks in Paris analyzing how the spaces of the city have been contested and claimed since the French Revolution. We will study how different actors and groups have used the city and its monuments in struggles over history, memory and politics. Specific topics to be covered include how the French Revolution is memorialized in the city, class tensions and the remaking of Paris in the nineteenth century, the creation of Paris as an art capital, the battle for the memory of World War II, and the way in which contemporary actors — politicians, protestors, and tourists — move through and shape the city for their own purposes.
Read more posts from students in both the Spring Term photography and history courses in Paris at http://paris2015.academic.wlu.edu/