Paul Hanna Summer Research 2020

I researched how the relevant political context is the deciding factor in the failures of two characters in Post-Napoleonic era novels because of their untimely obsession with Napoleon.

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I researched how the relevant political context is the deciding factor in the failures of two characters in Post-Napoleonic era novels because of their untimely obsession with Napoleon. I examined the intersection between the inherently political aspects of these novels and the literary aspects, and how these work in tandem to give us a proper image of how politics affects the individual in society, not groups or abstract quantifications.

(Also, I apologize for the brief sandstorm in my video--my laptop microphone always does this about a minute into any use, so it was quite inevitable.)

Paul Hanna

Laidlaw Scholar, Columbia University

I'm a second-year student at Columbia University studying Film and Political Philosophy! I'm interested in visual art, film, analytic philosophy, and research on the intersection between the visual/media arts and political philosophy. I also like to write poetry, read, watch films, bake, play the piano, and take photos!

Last summer, I examined Napoleon's influence on the political attitudes present in Le rouge et le noir by Stendhal and War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. (he/him)