Valérie Orlando is Professor of French & Francophone Literatures in the Department of French & Italian at the University of Maryland, College Park. She will spend the semester working closely with colleagues at the University of Lyon-Lumière II who conduct research, teach graduate courses, and offer seminars, colloquia, and conferences under the auspices of the “Laboratoire: ‘Passages XX-XXI’” created in 2007. Specifically, this research group is dedicated to the study of cultural production in literature, film, media and music, and to working comparatively among these areas. Scholars and students contributing to the group are considering the major questions of our global age that we see in transnational cultural production. They are evaluating how cultural producers –writers, playwrights, artists, photographers, and filmmakers—seek to contextualize the transitions, or what they call the “the passages” from the 20th to 21st century.
The event will start with a speech given by Nathalie Dompnier, president of Université Lumière Lyon 2, followed by a presentation of the Tocqueville-Fulbright Chair by Arnaud Roujou de Boubée, executive director of the Franco-American commission. Professor Jacques Gerstenkorn, specialized in film studies and co-director of Laboratoire: ‘Passages XX-XXI’ will introduce the lecture.
It is entitled “Poétique de la Relation et du Divers dans le Tout-Monde : l’importance du voyage et de la mobilité dans les récits postcoloniaux des auteur.es d’expression française”. It will be held in French.
WHERE: Université Lumière Lyon 2, Campus Berges du Rhône, Grand Amphithéâtre
WHEN : October 21, 2019. 6 p.m.
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