Web Doc - Harvard, Paris 8, Paris-Nanterre, École W

Under the guidance of Professor Sylvaine Guyot and in collaboration with faculty and students from the École W, Paris 8, and Université Paris Nanterre, six Harvard graduate students participated in a laboratory-workshop during March 2017 in Paris, France.

Focusing on Pierre-Laurent de Belloy's Le Siège de Calais, students researched the play's historical and mythological sources and its iconography, analyzed the text, worked with the Comédie-Française's archives to consider the play's reception, and explored the ideological debate between patriotism and cosmopolitansim that the play unleashed in pre-revolutionary France. With the help of journalism students from the École W, a team of professional data-journalists, and a graphic designer, this research was then collated and presented in an interactive multimedia web-documentary that can be accessed here

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