International Symposium: Solitudes/Multitudes: 18th-21st Centuries

The Department of French and Italian presents an International Symposium:


October 14-15, 2022
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pyle Center, Room 213
 702 Langdon Street

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Two virtual keynote lectures:

Daniel Desormeaux (Johns Hopkins University)
“The Solitude of a Nation: Post-Revolutionary Haiti.”
Friday, October 14 – 11:30 am-12:45 pm (CST)

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Ziad Elmarsafy (King’s College London)
“The Loneliest People in the World: Racism and Slavery in Contemporary Gulf Arabic Fiction.”
Saturday, October 15 – 9:30 am-10:45 am (CST)

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This event is possible thanks to financial support from the Anonymous Fund and from our co-sponsors: Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies, Center for Humanities, Center for Visual Culture, Center for European Studies; Department of English; Department of History; Department of Philosophy; Department of Political Science; Institute for Research in the Humanities; Middle Eastern Studies Program.