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September 2011

The “Arab Spring” and the Humanities

September 30, 2011 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street
Madison, 53703 United States

  2011 Germaine Brée Symposium:   A long-awaited “Arab Spring” or “Arab Awakening” erupted with stunning swiftness in January of 2011. What are its roots? What are its futures? Pundits and politicians, political scientists and…

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November 2012

Créer dans les marges. Azouz Begag: du gone au ministre, en passant par l’écrivain

November 29, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
French House, 633 N. Frances Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2012 Germaine Brée Lecture: Azouz Begag Writer, CNRS Researcher, Equal Opportunity Minister (2005-2007)   Azouz Begag, an internationally acclaimed French writer, has published more than twenty books, most of which are subject to various problems…

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Education and Identity Among the Children of Minorities in the French Republic

November 30, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

  Germaine Brée Lecture: Azouz Begag Writer, CNRS Researcher, Equal Opportunity Minister (2005-2007)   This talk will be followed by a screening of Le gone du Chaâba.   Azouz Begag, an internationally acclaimed French writer,…

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October 2013

Poetics of Resistance: Women Between Aesthetics and Politics

October 31, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - November 1, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, DeLuca Forum, 330 North Orchard
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

The 2013 Germaine Brée International Symposium:   Speakers: Sahar Elmougy, Cairo University Shereen Abouelnaga, Cairo University Souad Halila, University of Tunisia May Telmissany, University of Ottawa Aili Tripp, University of Wisconsin-Madison   Increasing confrontations with…

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October 2014

French Literature Abroad: Towards an Alternative History of Literature in French

October 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

  2014 Germaine Brée Lecture: Simon Gaunt French, King's College London   Traditional literary histories tend to be centrifugal, tracing trajectories that move outwards from a strong and identifiable center towards peripheral zones. This lecture…

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French Outside France

October 30, 2014 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
French House, 633 N. Frances Street
Madison, 53703 United States

2014 Germaine Brée Event: Roundtable Simon Gaunt French, King's College London     A roundtable discussion with UW-Madison faculty Vlad Dima, Névine El-Nossery, Jennifer Gipson, and Ullrich Langer. French and Italian Departmental Colloquium.   Free…

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March 2016

Le Président: Africa for the Future

March 31, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L160, 750 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2016 Germaine Brée Lecture: Jean-Pierre Bekolo Filmmaker and Activist   Jean-Pierre Bekolo (1966, Yaounde) is an avant-garde filmmaker and socio-cultural activist whose imaginative work overturns stereotypes of Africa and African cinema. His entertaining films operate…

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October 2018

History, Memory, and Identity: A French Debate

October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2018 Germaine Brée Lecture: Enzo Traverso Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in the Humanities, Cornell University   How many layers of French history does the highly controversial slogan Je suis Charlie conceal? Over the last…

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October 2019

The Lost Art of Literary Criticism

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States

2019 Germaine Brée Lecture: Alice Kaplan

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