Post-event Media: International Colloquium on Camus Comes to an End

Hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Alliance Française in Chicago, last week’s three-day program, Albert Camus: 50 Ans Après, reexamined Camus’ literary and political writings on the anniversary marking 50 years since his death.

Camus, a French Algerian author, philosopher, and journalist, received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He was a key philosopher of the twentieth century and author of well-known works such as l’Etranger, La Peste, and Été.

Colloquium events included an intimate public reading of select works at the Maison Française on Thursday and a conference at the Pyle Center with a keynote address by Andre Abbou from the University of Paris XIII and IV on Friday. There was also a roundtable discussion followed by a reception at the Alliance Française in Chicago on Saturday which drew more than 50 people.

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