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Language Games and Legal Heritage: The Affaire of the Ecole de droit de Beyrouth

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Speaker:

Elizabeth Marcus

Date:

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Location:

260-252

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Lecture

Language Games and Legal Heritage: The Affaire of the Ecole de droit de Beyrouth

 
Please join us on Thursday, February 1st from 4:30-6:00pm in 260-216 for a presentation by Elizabeth Marcus entitled "Language Games and Legal Heritage: The Affaire of the Ecole de droit de Beyrouth” Discussion will follow Elizabeth’s presentation. The reading to accompany this presentation is attached below. Light refreshments will be provided.
 

This paper, "Language Games and Legal Heritage: The Affaire of the Ecole de droit de Beyrouth"  ​ is a work-in-progress on inheritance and knowledge production in post-independece Lebanon. ​I would be very grateful for any comments at this very early stage of research and writing. 

 
Elizabeth Marcus is a Mellon Fellow in the Scholars in the Humanities program for 2017-2019. She received her BA from the University of Oxford in Modern History and French, and completed her PhD in French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in 2017. Elizabeth’s research focuses on the literatures and history of the Francophone and Arab world, with a particular interest in intellectual networks, multilingualism, migration and cosmopolitanism. Her dissertation examined the intersections of language and cultural conflict in modern Lebanon, bringing Lebanon and its linguistic and religious politics into a wider frame of scholarship on education, decolonisation and multilingualism.She is developing a second project on global intellectual history, international students and radical politics in post-war France. Recovering the history of the Cité internationale universitaire, an international university campus set on the outskirts of Paris, she looks at how it became a key physical and symbolic space for students, writers and intellectuals from the Middle East, Africa and Europe.