Fascism and Antifascism (HSTY2626)


This unit will examine the origins and development of the movements of the New Right that emerged in Europe after World War One paying particular attention to their political, social and cultural manifestations as well as the movements on the left that attempted to confront what was seen as a new political phenomenon. The unit will use primary material of literature, diaries, cinema and photography as well as the more conventional sources of political and historical analysis.

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2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x2500wd research essay (50%) and 1x1000wd tutorial paper (20%) and 1x1hr formal exam (20%) and tutorial participation (10%).

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies



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