Syllabus

Required Texts (available in the Campus Bookstore):

  1. Larissa Juliet Taylor, The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Death of Joan of Arc
  2. Daniel Hobbins (transl.), The Trial of Joan of Arc
  3. Evelyne Lever, Marie-Antoinette: The Last Queen of France
  4. William Kelleher Storey, Writing History: A Guide for Students (fourth edition)

Beyond the required texts above and reserved media below, we also have readings posted on a course BlackBoard site. Please be sure to PRINT the readings and bring them to class. I discourage the use of laptops, e-readers or tablets in class. Better to NOT have the distraction in front of you. I also ask that you turn off your cell phones before class begins.

Media on Reserve at MRC

  1. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), directed by Theodore Dreyer (silent film)
  2. Saint Joan (1957), director Otto Preminger, staring Jean Seberg
  3. Joan of Arc (2000), director Luc Besson, staring Milla Javovich (in English)
  4. Marie-Antoinette (1938), director W.S. VanDyke II, staring Norma Sherer
  5. Marie Antoinette (2007), director Sophia Coppola, staring Kirsten Dunst
  6. Farewell, My Queen (2012), director Benoit Jacquot (in French)

Contact Information

email: swatts@richmond.edu (please allow 24 hours for replies)

My office is in Ryland 218 (ground floor). I am happy to discuss any aspect of the course with you in office hours which are Mondays and Thursdays 1:30 to 3 pm, and by appointment.