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Apr 27

APR 27

6:30 PM–8:00 PM


History, Literature, and Faits Divers

6:30 PM–8:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Lecture/Panel Discussion:

History, Literature, and Faits Divers

Ivan Jablonka, in conversation with Elisabeth Ladenson

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Ivan Jablonka explores the relationship between history, literature, and faits divers  through a discussion of his two  recent books, Laëtitia ou La fin des hommes (Le Seuil, 2016) and L’Histoire est une littérature contemporaine (Le Seuil, 2014), which will be published in English translation by Cornell University Press in 2017. Laëtitia takes up a news item story of a girl’s murder as an object of historical study and analyzes her life story as a “social fact.” It received the Renaudot and Goncourt Prizes, the Prix Médicis, the Prix Le Monde and the Prix des prix littéraires. L’Histoire est une littérature contemporaine explores the relationship between history and literature.

Ivan Jablonka is a Professor of contemporary history at the Université Paris-XIII-Nord and a writer.

Elisabeth Ladenson is a Professor in the Department of French at Columbia University.

This event is generously sponsored by the Knapp Family Foundation.

History, Literature, and Faits Divers