The Germaine Brée Lecture, held annually or biannually, honors Germaine Brée (1907-2001), the internationally renowned scholar of twentieth-century French literature often credited with the popularization of French studies in the United States. Brée was a Professor of French and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin from 1960-1973. She directed the Institute in 1964-1965 and left a generous bequest to the Institute to sponsor lectures and conferences of wide interest to the campus and community.
Please visit the Germaine Brée page for more information and for a list of past lectures. All lectures are open to the public.