French Lecture Series

4:45 PM  - 6:00 PM
Monday Mar 4, 2013
Hum 401, Neill Hall (formerly Humanities Building)

The French and Francophone Studies Department invites you to the French Lecture Series.  Vanessa Doriott Anderson, Assistant Professor at Wartburg College will present "Mapping Modiano’s Bordeaux." The prolific contemporary novelist Patrick Modiano is well-known for his minute observations of a modern-day Paris that is haunted by its past. Scholars have mapped this half-imagined, half-historical site of memory; relatively few, however, have ventured outside its “boulevards de ceinture” to explore other places that play a central role in his work. In this talk, I propose to explore the city of Bordeaux as a literary, historical, and cultural site of significance in Modiano’s novels. Aside from its literal place on the map, what does Bordeaux signify? What meanings lie below the surface of the city?  This lecture will be in English.

Contact: Theresa Klauer, 6437

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: French and Francophone Studies

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