Friday, November 20, 2009

My Lecture

For readers in the Boston area, a reminder that I will be lecturing on "The Future of French Culture" on Monday, 4:15-6, at the Harvard Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland St., Cambridge, in the Lower Level Conference Room. The discussant will be Michèle Lamont. The lecture is open to the public, so please come! In fact, I will be talking mainly about the past, which is the only way I know to say anything about the future without a crystal ball. So if you're interested in French culture in the 20th century and how it has been affected by a variety of factors ranging from political and economic upheaval to educational reform, you might not find it a total waste of your time. (And even if you do, there will be a PowerPoint with pretty pictures to look at.) I will post the text on the Net after the talk.

6 comments:

Steven Rendall said...

Sorry I'll have to miss your lecture. Any chance you can put the text on the net?

Unknown said...

Yes, I will after the event.

Anonymous said...

pretty pictures as in Emmanuelle Béart pretty pictures or as in Super Dupont with béret & baguette sitting under Eiffel tower pretty pictures?
(I'll read the powerpoint anyway, btw - but throwing in an icon-venus here or there wouldn't hurt...)


Chris P.

Unknown said...

Are Maurice Barrès and Henri Wallon as easy to look at as Emmanuelle Béart? Probably not. I am visually documenting my swathe through time, which, alas, does not pas du côté de chez Béart.

Anonymous said...

*sigh* well, I guess ole Maurice & Henri will have to do then...
speaking of pretty pictures and French culture, there's this going on in :
http://www.parisphoto.fr/
Can't wait to check it out!


Chris P.

satchmo said...

Thank you for posting the text after the talk, Arthur. I'll look forward to reading it.

And especially to having a tidy resolution to the burning question of identite nationale!