One of the most remarkable figures of contemporary Lebanese literature, Charif Majdalani is coming to Colorado and California this spring, in April and May. He will be giving a conference on Francophone literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder, on April 27 and at the Alliance Française of Denver on April 29, before finishing his American tour with the day of Francophonie at the UC Irvine, on May 1.

The author of five novels written in French and marked by his Lebanese origins, Charif Majdalani’s work is situated at the crossroad of various literary and cultural influences. Shapen by both the model of the « great epic rides of Guimaraes Rosa and T. H. Lawrence » and the « solitary wanderings of Cormac Mac Carthy’s characters », he defines his literary project as the search for « the most unexpected and surprising combinations ». As such, his novels read as both a reflection on « francophonie » and on the various forms of intercultural dialogue, and were rewarded by the 2008 François Mauriac Prize from the Académie Française as well as the Prix Tropiques.

Make sure not to miss this opportunity to meet the writer himself and to be present at one of his conferences, in Boulder, Denver, or Los Angeles!


April 27, 2017: University of Colorado, Boulder
April 29, 2017: Alliance Française of Denver
May 1st, 2017: University of California, Irvine

University of Colorado, Boulder Boulder, CO 80309 Alliance Française de Denver 571 Galapago Street Denver, CO 80204 United States University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA 92697

Charif Majdalani in Colorado and California!

When
April 27 & 28 - May 1, 2017
Where
University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309

Alliance Française de Denver
571 Galapago Street
Denver, CO 80204 United States

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697

One of the most remarkable figures of contemporary Lebanese literature, Charif Majdalani is coming to Colorado and California this spring, in April and May. He will be giving a conference on Francophone literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder, on April 27 and at the Alliance Française of Denver on April 29, before finishing his American tour with the day of Francophonie at the UC Irvine, on May 1.

The author of five novels written in French and marked by his Lebanese origins, Charif Majdalani’s work is situated at the crossroad of various literary and cultural influences. Shapen by both the model of the « great epic rides of Guimaraes Rosa and T. H. Lawrence » and the « solitary wanderings of Cormac Mac Carthy’s characters », he defines his literary project as the search for « the most unexpected and surprising combinations ». As such, his novels read as both a reflection on « francophonie » and on the various forms of intercultural dialogue, and were rewarded by the 2008 François Mauriac Prize from the Académie Française as well as the Prix Tropiques.

Make sure not to miss this opportunity to meet the writer himself and to be present at one of his conferences, in Boulder, Denver, or Los Angeles!


April 27, 2017: University of Colorado, Boulder
April 29, 2017: Alliance Française of Denver
May 1st, 2017: University of California, Irvine

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