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2021 bicentenary of the birth of Charles Baudelaire

Responding to the pandemic, the Bandy Center (Center for Baudelaire Studies was founded in 1968 by the College of Arts and Sciences of Vanderbilt University as a joint project between the Department of French and Italian and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries) has launched a new online series of recorded talks in French and in English by leading scholars who have consulted the Bandy Collections, advancing their scholarly work.
This effort coincides with the 2021 bicentenary of the birth of Charles Baudelaire, celebrating the poet’s importance and influence on modernity.

The Cultural services of the French Embassy in Atlanta invites you to enjoy these recordings, and hope that you will participate in future Bandy events, including in-person consultation of their collections. 


Talk in English

Helen Abbott: A Baudelaire Bicentenary Playlist

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Talk in English

Kathryn Brown: Henri Matisse & Charles Baudelaire: Illustrating Les Fleurs du mal

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Talk in English

Damian Catani: Literary Genius or National Pariah? The Controversial Legacy of Louis-Ferdinand Céline

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Talk in French

André Guyaux: Baudelaire: fortunes, infortunes, malentendus 

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Talk in English

Jeffrey Jackson:  Discussion of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore: 
Paper Bullets:  Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis

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Talk in French

Andrea Schellino:  La nouvelle édition des œuvres complètes de Baudelaire

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Talk in French

Paolo Tortonese:  Baudelaire, le rire et le comique

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Colloque à l’occasion du bicentenaire de la naissance de Charles Baudelaire
(2-3 December 2021) 
« Pour égayer l’ennui de nos prisons », Colloque à l’occasion du bicentenaire de la naissance de Charles Baudelaire.

"To brighten up the boredom of our prisons", Symposium on the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Baudelaire

Organized by the University of Valle d'Aosta, in collaboration with the Catholic University of Milan and the WTBandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN)