Date(s) - Jan 31
19:00 - 21:00
CONVERSATIONS ON CULTURE
AN EVENING WITH ÉDOUARD LOUIS
and the Ivy LGBTQA alumni community in Paris
Co-hosted by the Harvard and Yale Clubs of France
Interview conducted by Benjamin Bernard (Yale ’11, Princeton Ph.D. Candidate in history)
DOORS WILL OPEN AT 18 H
Édouard Louis is the author of two novels translated into two dozen languages and the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu. Compared to Jean Genet by the Paris Review, his work has also appeared in the New York Times and Freeman’s. His bestselling debut novel, The End of Eddy (FSG), is an extraordinary autobiographical portrait of growing up in his impoverished home village, Hallencourt. His second novel, History of Violence (forthcoming in English), cemented his status as one of his generation’s most celebrated voices and continues to spark debate about social inequality, sexuality, and power.
On January 31st, Édouard Louis will join the LGBTQA inter-Ivy League alumni community in France to tackle these questions from a unique angle: a comparative one between France and America. As a recent writer-in-residence at Dartmouth and having lectured at several American universities, Édouard Louis brings a dynamic perspective to comparing how the interlocking challenges of social inequality and sexuality manifest in these countries. The evening provides an exceptional moment to situate Édouard Louis’ work in the history of Franco-American relations – and especially in the fertile role LGBTQ authors have played in that intellectual exchange.
Benjamin Bernard is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Princeton Department of History where he studies early modern France (1650-1850). His research interests include the histories of education, state administration, and sexuality.
*this event will be in English with no translation.