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Is There a Spatial Divide in France? "La France périphérique" in contemporary literature and film

Thursday 31 January 19:00-20:00


Subject :

The recent events around the “gilets jaunes” movement in France bear witness to an increasing social, economic and spatial divide in France. Geographer Christophe Guilluy has forged the term “La France périphérique” in order to designate the disenfranchised and economically disadvantaged rural and peri-urban (neither urban nor rural) areas. Our talk will provide a quick recap of the discussion in France and show how literature and film have engaged with these questions since 2012.

Participant :

Dr Timo Obergöker
Professor of French and Francophone Cultural Studies
(University of Chester)

Event details:

Thursday, 31 January 2019
7 pm-7.45pm

Institut français d’Ecosse

Salle Moreau-Evrard
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details

The Institut français d’Ecosse and the main hall are fully accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

Advanced booking recommended ONLINE via our extranet, at 0131 285 60 30, or at info ifecosse.org.uk

Institut Français Écosse 2019