Ow far do German and French fascism (looking at the period 1870-1939) engage with, utilise and/or revise Marxist precepts?

Required for a 2:1

KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING

Of the subject being discussed: detailed and accurate, showing the ability to select what is most relevant from a broader range of knowledge. Of relevant secondary literature: detailed and critical, showing evidence of reading widely outside the prescribed bibliography. Of relevant theoretical and methodological issues: detailed and critical, showing clear awareness of how they relate to the question. Of the wider context: detailed and accurate, showing clear understanding of how the topic relates to the wider context and showing the ability to draw on relevant material from other contexts to develop the argument.

ARGUMENT

Approach: analytical, critical, sophisticated, engaging closely with the question and showing appreciation of its wider implications. Structure: rigorously argued and logically structured. Originality: extensive evidence of independent thought. Use of evidence: all points supported with critically-evaluated evidence.

PRESENTATION

Clarity of expression: lucid, elegant, accurate. Spelling and grammar: no errors. Technical vocabulary, where appropriate: accurate and sophisticated usage. Academic conventions: exemplary citation and presentation of bibliography.

Referencing Requirements:
The essay should contain a detailed bibliography and accurate referencing (through footnotes). All quotations should be clearly indicated as such and all sources used should be referenced and acknowledged.

Please use as many of the following texts as possible (but feel free to add any of your choice):

Blinkhorn, Martin Fascists and Conservatives: The Radical Right and the Establishment in Twentieth-Century Europe (Routledge, 1990
Blinkhorn, Martin, Fascism and the right in Europe, 1919-1945
Winock, Michel, Nationalism, Anti-Semitism, and Fascism in France, trans. by Jane Marie Todd (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998).
Roger Griffin (ed), International fascism :theories, causes and the new concensus
Alastair Hamilton, The appeal of Fascism :a study of intellectuals and Fascism, 1919-1945
Sternhell, Zeev, with Sznajden, Mario, and Asheri, Maia, The Birth of Fascist Ideology: From Cultural Rebellion to Political Revolution, trans. by David Maisel (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994).
Blinkhorn, Martin, Fascists and Conservatives: The Radical Right and the Establishment in Twentieth-Century Europe (Routledge, 1990) D445 FAS
Blinkhorn, Martin, Fascism and the right in Europe, 1919-1945 D445 BLI
Griffin, Roger (ed), International fascism :theories, causes and the new concensus (London : Arnold, 1998) D726.5 INT
Hamilton, Alastair, The Appeal of Fascism: A Study of Intellectuals and Fascism 1919-1945 (London: Anthony Blond, 1971).
Kaplan, Alice, Reproductions of Banality: Fascism, Literature and Intellectual Life (Minneapolis: University of Minneapolis Press, 1986).
Sternhell, Zeev, with Sznajden, Mario, and Asheri, Maia, The Birth of Fascist Ideology: From Cultural Rebellion to Political Revolution, trans. by David Maisel (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994).
Woolf, S.J. (ed.) European fascism (London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1968) D726.5 EUR
Carroll, David, French Literary Fascism. Nationalism, Anti-Semitism, and the Ideology of Culture (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995)
Davies, Peter, The Extreme Right in France, 1789 to the Present (London : Routledge, 2002).
Mazgaj, Paul, Imagining Fascism: The Cultural Politics of the French Young Right, 1930-1945 (New York: University of Delaware Press, 2007)
Singer, Barnett, Modern France: Mind, Politics, Society (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1980). DC335 SIN
Weber, Eugen, Action franA┬žaise: royalism and reaction in twentieth-century (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1962) DC369 WEB
Winock, Michel, Nationalism, Anti-Semitism, and Fascism in France, trans. by Jane Marie Todd (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998). DC369 WIN