Conference: Paul Claudel: The World is One (Day 1)

WhenMay 18, 2018 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
WhereFranke Institute for the Humanities
Event Website
Contact InformationFrance Chicago Center
Descriptiona bilingual international conference celebrating the 150th anniversary of Paul Claudel’s birth

10:00 am — Welcome
10:15 am — Claudel, poet of Asia
Moderator: Françoise Meltzer (University of Chicago)
Haun Saussy (University of Chicago) « On La Connaissance de l’Est (1900) »
Claude-Pierre Perez (Université de Provence) « Un, et deux »
12:15 pm — Lunch
1:30 pm — Between a Country and the World
Moderator: Robert Morrissey (University of Chicago)
Akayo Nishino (Keio University, Japan), « Le mondialisme de Claudel au Japon »
Yvan Daniel (Université de La Rochelle), « Claudel, ambassadeur du monde en France »
3:15 pm — Break
3:30 pm — Claudel and America
Moderator: Haun Saussy (University of Chicago)
Thomas Pavel (University of Chicago), « Le Soulier de Satin: the Old and the New World »
Didier Alexandre (Sorbonne Université, Faculté des Lettres), « Claudel’s Reflections on the United States »
5:30 pm — Reception

This colloquium is organized by Thomas Pavel and Didier Alexandre and is made possible through the generous financial support of the France Chicago Center, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, Sorbonne Université, The Committee on Social Thought, and the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures. The Lumen Christi Institute provided valuable in-kind support. The organizers also thank the France Chicago Center for providing valuable administrative and logistic support and the Franke Institute for the Humanities for hosting this gathering of scholars.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Free Food, Conferences
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