Lecture N° 5 From 17th to 19th Century: Understanding French Political History, Royals, Revolution, and Republic Through One Enduring Symbol: The Woman.
Guest Speaker - Vanessa Badré
The woman has long been a symbol of the French nation, but how have the representations of female figures throughout the centuries expressed the French ideas of nation, kingdom, and eventually liberty and republic .
Vote to select the group's Adult Summer Reading selection
For the third year in a row, the Georgetown Book Club will be celebrating Adult Summer Reading with a throwback selection. This year, the options for that selection include classics both traditional and modern.
Marie-Laure is a blind girl whose life in Paris with her father, a Museum of Natural History locksmith, is upended by the Nazi occupation, which forces the pair to abandon the city for the coast.
Werner and his sister are orphans in Essen, Germany, but he is singled out for his technical capabilities, and as a soldier in the war, his skills lead him to an assignment investigating Resistance activity in France.
I am normally an outdoorsy person, and with parents who grew up in Maine and Wisconsin, you would think I would spend all winter sledding down hills and finding places to ski. I love snowshoeing and walking through freshly fallen snow, but I also appreciate cold, snowy afternoons spent indoors with my cats and a hot cup of tea.
Complex even when unchallenged and reciprocal, love grows in complication when met with any type of resistance.
Such resistance can be large scale, such as cultural disapproval, or more intimate, such as the health of one of the lovers.
Drawn mostly from Literary Fiction, the following works differ in the reasons why the lovers’ relationships are fraught -- but they share heartbreaking results rendered with such emotional acuity that they inspire in the reader as much appreciation as heartache.
Dean of the Italian Concordia Language Village and Assistant Professor of English and journalism at Concordia University, Eric Dregni is the author of sixteen books. Professor Dregni will talk about some of his books including the popular Never Trust a Thin Cook and ot
Before being awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, French novelist Patrick Modiano was not widely known outside his home country. However, for his readers, his preoccupations have long been clear, as his work often explores the Nazi occupation of Paris and its aftermath.