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French Cultural Event: Dany Laferrière LIVEstream

When: Monday, February 13, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, 2-351, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: $0

Contact: Phil Hoskins   847.491.5490

Group: Department of French and Italian

Category: Academic


One thing is certain: you never get bored with Dany Laferrière. First Haitian and first Quebecer called to the prestigious Académie Française, he sits in chair no. 2, once occupied by Alexandre Dumas, another Caribbean-born author. His first novel, How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired, appeared in Quebec in 1985. Dany Laferrière won the Prix Médicis in 2009 with L’enigme du retour. With Laferrière, “the Academy opens to the whole Francophonie” says Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, perpetual secretary of the French Academy. A member like no other...let’s listen!

Joëlle Vitiello is an Associate Professor and Department Chair in French Literature at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She teaches 20th century French Literature, Francophone Studies, Cultural Trends in Contemporary France, and French at all levels. Her specialization is in contemporary writing by women.

Marianne Midwest Series: The Cultural Services of the French Consulate in Chicago, the Alliance Française of Chicago, The France Chicago Center, and the University of Chicago French Club have joined forces to create the Marianne Midwest Series, a series of web debates on contemporary topics meant to bring together American and French points of view, and to reach Midwest partners. The speakers discuss a contemporary global topic in Chicago, followed by a question and answer session with the audience and partner locations. The featured speaker presents in English, or in French with the assistance of an interpreter. Through this series of debates, mutual representations between the United States and France are challenged and re-evaluated.

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