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Professor Martin Hurcombe



Year 1

I lecture on and teach  'Shaping France', which is a mandatory unit for all first-year students of French. The idea behind this unit is to give students a grounding in the principal ideas and some of the key events that have all contributed or in some way challenged French national identity (such as the Hundred Years War, the Wars of Religion, the Revolution of 1789, the creation of the Third Republic, the loss of empire and the emergence of French multiculturalism).

Year 2

I co-teach 'The Third Republic: France 1870-1940' which examines key events and ideas from this era.

Year 4:

In French I convene and teach War Stories (a unit which examines both literary and cinematic representations of the two world wars and the Algerian war of independence) and Political Cultures of Early Twentieth-Century France.