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Franco-Scottish Literary Exchanges: Translation, Diaspora and Nomad Thought

Thursday 31 May 15:00-19:00


The third and final day of the International Conference on Kenneth White will take place at the Institut français d’Ecosse. Entitled Franco-Scottish Literary Exchanges: Translation, Diaspora and Nomad Thought and organised in collaboration with the RSE-Funded Research Network in Existential Philosophy and Literature and the University of Glasgow, the day’s proceedings will go as follows:

EXHIBITION/CONFERENCE/ FILM SCREENING

15:00 Welcoming address (Emmanuel Cocher, Consul général de _ France, Directeur de l’Institut français d’Ecosse; Scottish Government Representative Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs)

15:15 Kenneth White Keynote address
Common Sense and Uncommon Sense

16:15 Olivier Salazar-Ferrer (Lecturer in French, University of Glasgow)
Kenneth White et Nicolas Bouvier : géopoetique et littérature de voyage

17:00 Ramona Fotiade (PI Existential Philosophy and Literature Research Network)
Exilic Writing, Nomadology and the Thought from Outside: Reflections on Lev Shestov and Kenneth White

17:45 Discussion

18:00 Introduction to film Nomad (BBC Scotland, dir. Eleanor Aitken, 1983)

18:15 Film screening (25 minutes)

18:40 Discussion/ concluding remarks

Thu 31 May | 15.00
Duration: 4 hours approx.
IN ENGLISH | FREE

Institut français d’Ecosse
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

More info and full programme available on existentialnetwork.com or open the poster in PDF form below, here.

Advance booking available at Eventbrite.

Institut Français Écosse 2018