April 22-24, the international colloquium Albert Camus: 50 Ans Après will be held by the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Alliance Française in Chicago. The three-day program will reexamine Camus’ literary and political writings on the occasion of this watershed anniversary marking 50 years since his death.
Camus, a French Algerian author, philosopher, and journalist, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He was a key philosopher of the 20th century and author of famous works like l’Etranger, La Peste, and Été.
Events include a public reading of selected works at the Maison Française on Thursday. Also, the keynote address by Andre Abbou from the University of Paris XIII and IV will be given at 9:15 a.m. at the Pyle Center on Friday. There will be a roundtable discussion followed by a reception at the Alliance Française in Chicago on Saturday.
Please note that this is a change from the original schedule for the keynote address. Because his flight was canceled due to volcanic ash, Dr. Abbou will be joining the conference by phone.
For more information about the program, events, and participants please visit uwcifs.wisc.edu.