March 3, 2022 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Acclaimed French novelist Laurent Binet will join Alison James (University of Chicago), Akihiro Kubo (Kwansei Gakuin University), and Françoise Lavocat (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle) for a wide-ranging discussion on the theme of “Impossible Fictions.”
About the author: Laurent Binet lives and works in France. His first novel, HHhH, was an international bestseller that won the prestigious Prix Goncourt du premier roman, among other prizes. The 7th Function of Language won the Prix de la FNAC and Prix Interallié. The bestselling Civilizations won the Grand Prix de l’Académie française.
This event is presented in association with the Seminary Co-op Bookstores.
This talk will be presented as part of the Second International Congress of the International Society for Fiction and Fictionality Studies / Société internationale des recherches sur la fiction et la fictionnalité (ISFFS/SIRFF), sponsored by the Possible and Impossible Fictions research project at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, the France Chicago Center, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, and the Institut Universitaire de France.
France Chicago Center
The France Chicago Center is an interdisciplinary organization based at the University of Chicago that facilitates, promotes, and fosters stronger ties between University of Chicago students and scholars and their colleagues in France, while raising awareness of French culture, art, and thought within the University of Chicago community.