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Dominique Kalifa: "Paris, Capital of Love: On the topography of the imaginary of desire and love in Paris (1860-1960)"

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Department of French & Italian; Department of History; School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures; France@Illinois Center of Excellence
223 Gregory Hall
Apr 18, 2019   5:00 - 6:30 pm  
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Department of French and Italian (EVENTS)
Dominique Kalifa is a historian and professor at the University of Paris 1, where he heads the Center for 19th-Century History. His work focuses on the history of crime, social control, and mass culture in 19th- and early 20th-century France and Europe. He wrote the first book on the private detective métier, published in 2000 as Naissance de la police privée, and is a member of the Historical Committee of the City of Paris. Since 1990, he has been a literary contributor to Libération. His latest book, Vice, Crime, and Poverty: How the Western Imagination Invented the Underworld, is forthcoming in spring 2019 from Columbia University Press.
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