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EUC Virtual Brown Bag lectures with Prof. Julie Gaillard

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
EUC & FRIT
Location
Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y52drldv Meeting ID: 962 9782 4885 Password: 082011
Virtual
Date
Dec 11, 2020   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Contact
Julie Gaillard
E-Mail
gaillard@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Department of French and Italian (EVENTS)

“Fiction in the Era of Post-Truth”

In this virtual Brown Bag lecture, Julie Gaillard, Assistant Professor of French, will speak about her book Réalités Pseudonymes (“pseudonymous realities”), published with Brill Rodopi in November 2019. This book explores the question of reality through the lens of the proper name and its referential mechanisms in French literature and arts at the turn of the 21st century, more specifically through the works of J.-F. Lyotard, S. Beckett, E. Levé, R. Cojo, and Invader. In analyzing how these thinkers, authors, and artists all question the referential transparency of the proper name in order to show how reality can be transformed, suspended, or even faked, this book aims at questioning the fabric of reality, at a time when societies are shifting from analogue to digital modalities of its mediation.

 

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