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May 18, 2016
 Internationally acclaimed French-Mauritanian author, Karim Miské, discusses his work with Stanford community      This May, French-Mauritanian author Karim Miské met with members of the Stanford community. Faculty, students, and community members had the opportunity to view his recent documentary, Jews and Muslims: Intimate Strangers, and read from his novels, his award-winning debut novel Arab Jazz, and his autobiographical essay N’appartenir.       They join Miské to discuss his work.      His visit marked the long-standing...
Jan 07, 2016
Read the full citation on The Medieval Academy of America's Website. 
Nov 13, 2015
Join us as we honor Prof. René Girard (1923-2015), the inaugural Andrew B. Hammond Professor in French Language, Literature and Civilization, during a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, at Stanford Memorial Church. The renowned Stanford French professor was one of the 40 immortels of the prestigious Académie Française. He died at his Stanford home on Nov. 4 at the age of 91, after long illness. Girard joined the Stanford faculty in 1981. He is the author of nearly thirty acclaimed books, including the provocative and seminal Deceit...
May 13, 2015
French and Italian lecturer Marie-Pierre Ulloa recently conducted an extensive interview with prominent French-Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai. The interview has just appeared in La Vie des Idées, a major French online intellectual journal for current intellectual debates. Read the interview here: http://www.laviedesidees.fr/Le-cinema-est-plus-autoritaire-que-la-litterature.html
Aug 15, 2014
I draw your attention to Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, "The Future of Reading?  Memories and Thoughts toward a Genealogical Approach," in the summer 2014 issue of Boundary 2:  An International Journal of Literature and Culture, which many of you will remember hearing as a How I Think about Literature talk.
May 06, 2013
ILAC student Adam Morris' review of Julian Assange's book Cypherpunks was published on the front page of this weekend's Los Angeles Review of Books: http://lareviewofbooks.org/index.php This is the link to the article: http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=1621                 

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