I’m writing a senior honors thesis about representations of Saint-Just in popular culture, and it would really enrich my work if I could gauge contemporary perceptions of Saint-Just (at least on the internet, which I’m aware is a different beast than IRL!) and what forces have shaped them. To that end, I’ve created the following survey. I would appreciate it SO much if you could take the time to fill it out and share it with others. The more responses I have, the better!
You can send your responses to me in a message or ask. You may do it anonymously, if you so choose, but I am not planning on revealing any usernames in the final work in any case! The more detailed the responses the better, but we’re all busy, so I completely understand if you don’t have the time write any more than the basics.
If you plan on responding, please do so by March 12th, 2013.
Thank you so, so much!
1. What are the first three adjectives that come to mind when you think of Saint-Just?
2. How did you first hear about Saint-Just?
3. Has your opinion of Saint-Just changed since you first heard about him? How? Why?
4. What material - factual and fictional - that contains Saint-Just have you read/watched? Which did you feel was the best? Which was the worst?
5. Which revolutionary events do you associate with Saint-Just? Which do you think was the most important?
6. What is your opinion on the nature of Saint-Just’s relationship with Robespierre (two friends and equals, master and disciple, lovers, some combination of all of the above, etc.)?
7. On the whole, do you find that Saint-Just’s contributions to the Revolution were more positive than negative, or more negative than positive? Why? Do you think he was a largely unlikable person or a largely likable person? Why?
8. Do you or have you ever written fanfiction or drawn fanart involving Saint-Just? If so, what kinds?
9. How do you rate Saint-Just’s importance in the French Revolution? Very important, important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important? How come?