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Fall 2003

September 12, 5:00, Room 4202, Ph.D. Program in French get-together

September 17, 6:30, Skylight Conference Room 9100, Venus Khoury-Ghata will speak on her work.
Vénus Khoury-Ghata is a Lebanese poet and novelist, resident in France since 1973, author of a dozen collections of poems and as many novels. She received the Prix Mallarmé in 1987 for Monologue du mort, the Prix Apollinaire in 1980 for Les Ombres et leurs cris, and the Grand Prix de la Société des gens de lettres for Fables pour un peuple d'argile in 1992. Her most recent novel (January 2003), Le Moine, l'Ottomane et la femme du grand argentier, is a finalist for the Prix Renaudot & the Prix Baie des Anges. Her work has been translated into Italian, Russian, Dutch, German and Arabic; Here There Was Once A Country, a collection of her poems, in Marilyn Hacker's translation, was published by the Translation Series at Oberlin University Press in 2001. She Says, a new bilingual collection, was just published by the Graywolf Press.

September 18, 6:30, Room C 201 – C 202, Jean-Claude Schmitt will speak on Visual Culture in the Middle Ages.
Jean-Claude Schmitt is Program Director at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. A leading medieval historian, his most recent work is Le corps des images, essai sur la culture visuelle au Moyen Age (Gallimard). He has also authored, co-authored and edited over 9 major books in the field, many of them translated into English. These include: Eve et Pandora: La création de la première femme with Jean-Pierre Vernant and François Lissarague, 2001; Le corps, les rites, les rêves, le temps, 2001; Dictionnaire raisonné de l'occident médiéval, with Jacques Le Gof, 1999; L'ogre historien: Autour de Jacques Le Goff, with Jacques Revel, 1998; Revenants, 1998; La Raison des gestes dans l'Occident médiéval, 1990; Le Charivari, with Jacques Le Goff, 1981; Prêcher d' exemple, 1985; Le Saint lévrier: Guinefort guérisseur d'enfants depuis le XIIIe siècle, 1979; Mort d'une hérésie: l'Eglise et les clercs face aux béguines et aux béghars, 1978.

October 24, 6:00, Segal Theater, Christine Bard will speak on French Feminism.


Spring 2003 Events


March 20-21 Delmos Jones Visiting Scholars and Lecture Series, 2002-2003
William Chester Jordan, Princeton University 
“Expulsion and Exile: French Jews in the Early Fourteenth-Century”