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Die Ecole normale supérieure (ENS)

The Ecole normal supérieure is a prestigious institution that was founded during the French Revolution to unite wise citizens and teach them the art of teaching. The school participated in many of the great debates in France. Well-known graduates include Léon Blum, Louis Pasteur, Simone Weil, Aimé Césaire, Assia Djebar. Only 2400 highly selected students study at the ENS. The Ecole normal supérieure has the only open-stack research library in France. (Click the link to read a Presentation of l'Ecole .)

HILI students are considered ENS students during the academic year. They receive an identity card (“Pensionnaire étranger”) which enables them to take part in courses (see sections below), access the ENS library and participate in the rich cultural life.

List of D Departments open to HILI students ts

Note that exceptions can be made if a student has to attend a course in another subject area. All courses are M.A. courses.

Institute for Literature and Languages (French and Francophone literature, German, English, Spanish, Italian, Russian)

Historical department

Department of History and Theory of Arts (Aesthetics, cinema, theater, art history, music)

Department of Philosophy

Classical Studies Department

Language department (the department offers many languages ​​including Arabic, Bambara, Korean, Persian, Russian ...)

Example courses at the ENS (previous years)

A current list of ENS courses can be found on the ENS site: http://www.ens.fr/?lang=en

Sample offers from previous years. (Note that there are many more options available and Assistant Director Christine Valero will advise students on choosing courses based on research interests).

Literary theoretical questions: postcolonial theories . Dominique comb
History of Criticism and Literary Theory . Dominique comb
Money in color. Happy Laneyrie days
Beyond the National Framework: Connections, Circulations, and Interactions in Modern History . Rahul Markovits
History and memory of National Socialism . Marie Benédicte Vincent
The Middle Ages in question. Valerie Theis
State, markets and globalization at the time of the first globalization . Blaise Wilfert-Portal
Avant-garde geopolitics , Beatrice Joyeux-Prunel
Hospitalités, inhospitalités . Marc Porée
Literary trips. Agnes derailed.
History of the book . Isabelle Pantin
The philosophy between war and peace: 1913-1945 . Marc Crepon and Friedrich Wormsm .
Film the origins . Antoine de Baecque
When the cinema thinks about politics . Marc Crepon and Françoise Zamour

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