Exciting news about MLA book on Teaching the French Revolution!



Exciting news about MLA book on Teaching the French Revolution!

You heard it here first: the complete manuscript of the brand-new MLA book  on the French Revolution was submitted today! Like the wheels of justice, the MLA editorial office moves slowly and methodically. But given the many years it has taken us to arrive this far, this milestone is worth celebrating!

The Table of Contents follows below. Vivement la parution du livre!

We would like to thank all the contributors to the volume for their good will and humor during this process, and for the clear writing and innovative ideas in their essays.

Teaching Representations of the French Revolution

Introduction, by Julia V. Douthwaite, Antoinette Sol, and Catriona Seth

Part I.  Historical Contexts                                                                                                

  1. Douthwaite, Julia V., Antoinette Sol, and Catriona Seth. “A Narrative Chronology of Events in Revolutionary France”
  2. Pinzka, Lauren. “Teaching the French Revolution as Myth and Memory”
  3. Tozzi, Christopher. “Teaching the Revolution through a Military Lens”
  4. Rebourcet, Séverine. “The Revolution, Laïcité, and French Hip Hop”             

Part II.  Rhetoric, Rights, and Revolution                                                                       

  1. Champlin, Jeffrey. “Rights, Revolution, Representation: Thinking Through the Language of the French Revolution”
  1. Prasad, Pratima. “Human Rights and Human Wrongs: Slavery and Colonialism in a Time of Revolution”
  1. Boumlik, Habiba and Robin Kietlinski. “Teaching the French Revolution at a           Community College: Challenges and Benefits”
  1. Conroy, Melanie. “Teaching Republican Culture through Caricature: The Scandal of Charlie Hebdo

Part III.  Writing the Revolution                                                                                      

  1. “Editors’ Choice: Little-Taught Literary ‘Musts’ of the French Revolution”                  a. Le Loup philosophe (1789), presented by Julia V. Douthwaite

            b. Les visites par mademoiselle D***K*** (1792), presented by Antoinette Sol                               c. Delphine (1802), presented by Catriona Seth

10.  Connors, Logan J. “Teaching the Revolution’s Theater as Cultural History”

11. Minsky Amir. “The French Revolution and the German Chimera: Theatricality, Emotions, and the Untransferability of the Revolution in J.H. Campe’s  Briefe aus Paris

12. Myers, Erin A. “The Sans-culottides: Learning Revolutionary-Era French Culture through Celebration”

13. Gipson, Jennifer. “Rethinking History: The ‘Marseillaise noire’ and Legacies of the Revolution in Creole New Orleans”

14. Lau, Matthew. “Appreciating the Enigmas of Danton’s Death and Monsieur Toussaint at a Community College in Queens”

Part IV.  The Revolution in Art and Mass Media                    

15.  Wright, Beth S. “‘Speaking to all the senses at once’: The French Revolution through the Visual Arts”

16. Martin, Amaya and José A. Martin-Pereda. “The French Revolution and the Beginning of Modern Communications”

17. Pacini, Giulia. “Ideas on the Table: Teaching with the Faïences Révolutionnaires

18. Deininger, Melissa A. “The French Revolution and Modern Propaganda”

19. Chang, Dominica. “French Revolutionary Women: A Century of Media Representation”

20. Astbury, Katherine. “Engaging Students in Research: Stop Motion Videos,                         Strip Cartoons, and the Waddesdon Manor Collection of Prints”

Part V.  Global Reverberations                                                                                        

21. Mertz, J.B. “Teaching the Revolution Debate: Edmund Burke, His Radical Respondents, and William Blake”

22. Chalmin, Ronan. “How to Teach a Non-Visible Event? The Haitian Revolution as Pedagogical Case Study,” translated by Benjamin Esposito

23. Daut, Marlene L. “Teaching Perspective: The Relationship between the Haitian and French Revolutions”

24. Mostefai, Ourida. “Exile, Displacement and Citizenship: Emigré Writings from the            French Revolution to the Twenty-first Century”

25. Mucignat, Rosa and Sanja Perovic. “The French Revolution Effect:  France, Italy, Germany, Greece”

26. Pizer, John. “Teaching the French Revolution in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century German Literature Classes”

27. Fuentes, Yvonne. “The French Revolution’s Echo in Spain through its Literary and Satirical Representations”

28. Kashuba, Mary Helen. “Revolutionary Vision: France, Russia, and Iran”

29.  Wright, Amy E. “From Transnational Political Thought to Popular National Iconography: Latin America’s Cult of Liberté in the Age of Revolution”

Part VI. Resources

1. Timelines

a. List of Major French Revolution Dates and People, compiled by Melissa A. Deininger         b.  Major Battles of the Revolutionary Period, compiled by Christopher Tozzi

c. The Global Age of Revolution: 1789-1871, adapted from Jean Cooke, Ann Kramer, Theodore Rowland-Entwistle, History’s Timeline

2.  Filmography, compiled by Julia V. Douthwaite, Dominica Chang, Melanie Conroy, and Melissa A. Deininger

3. Selection of Revolutionary Artwork, compiled by Beth S. Wright, with Melanie Conroy, Amaya Martin, and Yvonne Fuentes





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