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Writers in the Public Sphere

Date

Apr 01 2015

Time

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Risks, Rights and Responsibilities of Writers in the Public Sphere

Risks, Rights and Responsibilities of Writers in the Public Sphere

A lunchtime discussion with Laurent Binet

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, a lunchtime discussion was held on political journalism in France post-Charlie Hebdo with Laurent Binet. This followed Binet’s talk on Tuesday evening, March 31, where he talked about his historical novel HHhH in the seminar co-sponsored with the Contemporary Global Novel research group with Nancy Armstrong.

Binet is hosted by French and Francophone Studies and co-sponsored by the Media Fellows Program of the Sanford Public Policy School and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Speakers

Laurent Binet

Writer and Journalist

Laurent Binet is a writer-journalist  known best for his novel, HHhH (2009), a historical thriller in the extensive field of World War II fiction. Binet takes up the event of “Operation Änthropoide” in a first-person narrative probing how we investigate, reconstruct, and imagine conflicts such as all-out war and the Shoah. It won the…...

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