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Senior Sophister

1. Languages

Students continue to focus predominantly on their major language, and also study their minor language.

2. Disciplines

2.i Modernity and Society: Ideas and Culture in Europe since 1850


2.ii Options

Students must take either one List A option or two List B options.

Current options include:

List A

  • Europe Reformed 1540 – 1600
  • Germany from Revolution to Dictatorship, 1918 to 1939
  • The Secret Police in Communist Europe, 1917-1989
  • Art, Gender and the Body in Medieval and Renaissance Italy

List B

  • Economics of Policy Issues
  • European Union Politics
  • Contemporary International Relations
  • Issues in Contemporary Politics
  • Labour Markets, Gender and Institutions
  • Counter-revolution, extreme right(s) and fascism in French culture and politics, 1870-1945 
  • French Cinema: Representing
  • Language and Society in the French speaking
  • Madness and Literature
  • Italian Option: Italo Calvino: Writing as a Disguise
  • “Writing the Unwritten”: Intellectual commitment in Twentieth-Century
  • The Myths of Time: Spain 1930-1940
  • Holocaust Representation in Film and Literature
  • Islam and Gender
  • Napoleon’s Empire: War Culture and Society in France and Europe, 1799-1815
  • Histories of Transylvania: Blood and Soil
  • Soviet Environmental History
  • Medieval Globetrotters: Exploration and World Conquest in the Age of the Black Death
  • The First World War in Germany and Italy, 1914-18
  • Romance before Romanticism: Life, Love and Death in Ancien Régime and Revolutionary France
  • Gender and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe
  • The Mediterranean in the Late Middle Ages: Power, War and Society
  • Perspectives on New Economy Capitalism in Contemporary German-language literature and film
  • Monsters and Metamorphosis in German Literature