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The History of Modern France: Winter Quarter

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The History of Modern France ~ Winter Quarter: France in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (1820-1870).  We will discuss rebels in art, rebels in the street, and rebels in the literary world.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.  10 Wednesdays, January 10 - March 14, 2018, at 7:00PM. 

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In the Winter Quarter, we will be studying the most fascinating era of modern France: 1820-1870.  Rebels in art, rebels in the street, rebels in the literary world: Delacroix, Corot, Courbet, Manet, Flaubert, Zola, Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Degas, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Seurat, Cezzanne, Baudelaire, Gide, Jarry and more—all these brilliant writers and painters changed modern history forever.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.  10 Wednesdays, January 10 - March 14, 2018, at 7:00PM. 

The full, 30-week "The History of Modern France" course (fall, winter, and spring) studies the French story from the French Revolution of 1789 to World War I.  Over the academic year, we will study history, read fiction and poetry, discuss art and artists, and try to connect all these fields into one narrative explaining the formation of modern France.

William H. Fredlund, the Director of the Institute, obtained his B.A. and M.A. from UCLA, where he specialized in European history and art history. He studied in Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship and completed a double Ph.D. in history and humanities at Stanford, specializing in Renaissance Italy. Dr. Fredlund has taught for UCLA, the University of Florence, Stanford, and UCSC Extension.