An Ending to Paris in the 1920s

Paris during the 1920s seems to be a most enigmatic and frivolous place. The music was different, the people were changing, norms were being challenged and sexualities were becoming more present in the social spectrum. Stereotypically, the 20s were a place in history...

Blog Post #6

I think that the idea of Frenchness, and of nationalism in general proved to be the most prominent theme. Considering that we’re dealing with France between wars, this makes sense, that the political divide between France and Germany should play out through...

Class Conclusions

Amidst our conversations about a number of different topics in this course, I have found the topic of Nationalism most relevant to my papers. This was one of the first topics we considered during this class. The people of France were longing to find a unique musical...

Nationalism: A Problem then, and Now

I must be blunt and say that nationalism is the theme that has been most prevalent in my papers. This could be due to my own bias in favor of the topic, or it might be a combination of my bias and the actual prevalence of nationalism in 1920s Paris. Whether by luck or...

Tying it all together

Throughout this course, we have looked at numerous topics, some of them more concretely about music, others less so. It would be easy to try and pull these subjects together through common themes – most notably nationalism, sexuality, gender, and race, the four...