Ivan Jablonka at Texas A&M

April 18-20, 2017
Texas A&M, College Station, TX

In the past five years, Jablonka has produced three highly acclaimed books: Histoire des grands-parents que je n’ai pas eus (Seuil, 2012; published in English translation by Stanford in 2016 as A History of the Grandparents I Never Had), L’Histoire est une littérature contemporaine:  Manifeste pour les sciences sociales (Seuil, 2014, forthcoming in English from Cornell as History Is A Contemporary Literature, translated by Nathan Bracher), and Laëtitia ou la fin des hommes (Seuil, 2016).  These works have already made a significant impact not only on academics and intellectuals, but also on the broader public, with highly favorable reviews in all of France’s major Parisian and provincial newspapers and news magazines, and with guest appearances on all of France’s major television  and radio networks.


Ivan Jablonka, Lockheed-Martin International Scholar in Residence, Texas A & M University - Schedule of Activities:

TUESDAY, APRIL 18 | 10AM | 311 Glasscock Bldg.
“Writing the Social Sciences with Ivan Jablonka: A Roundtable Discussion”


Chair & Organizer:  Nathan Bracher, Texas A & M University
Panelists:
- Julie Fette, Rice University:  “From Casablanca to Saint Cloud:  L'histoire des grandparents de ma fille”
- Sarah Fishman, University of Houston:  “Jablonka’s History is a Contemporary Literature¸ Contemporary History, and Alternative Facts”
- Melanie Hawthorne, Texas A&M University:  “‘You search because you've already found’: Ivan Jablonka and the Life of a Nobody”

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 | 5:30 PM | Rudder Forum
“Facing Male Violence in the 21st Century: The Life and Murder of Letitia (1992 – 2011)”

Feature lecture by Lockheed-Martin International Scholar in Residence Ivan Jablonka

THURSDAY, APRIL 20 | 4 PM | 311 Glasscock Bldg.
“The New Frontier for History and the Social Sciences”

A lecture by Ivan Jablonka, professor of history at the Université de Paris 13 and researcher at the Collège de France.


This program at Texas A&M will be followed by a U.S. tour supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.