1974-2024: Annie Ernaux’s Years – a Global Perspective

Thu 3 Oct
Books & Ideas

Join us for conferences on French author Annie Ernaux, who was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory”. Her literary work, mostly autobiographical, maintains close links with sociology. Annie Ernaux herself will answer questions from the audience during a livestream conference.



2pm: Conference opening
2.15pm-3pm: “Trauma and agency in the works of Annie Ernaux”, a conference by Barbara Havercroft (University of Toronto, Canada)
3pm-4pm: Plenary session
“Annie Ernaux: from award to award”, a conference by Pierre-Louis Fort (CY Cergy-Paris Université, France)
“Annie Ernaux and the U.S.A.”, a conference by Michèle Bacholle (Eastern Connecticut State University, U.S.A.)
4pm-4.30pm: Coffee break
4.30pm-5.30pm: Plenary session
 “Readers’ responses to A Girl’s story”, a conference by Karin Schwerdtner (Western University, Canada)
“Annie Ernaux, theorist of sex and love”, a conference by Ania Wroblewski (University of Guelph, Canada)
6pm-7pm: Conversation with Annie Ernaux (online), interpreter/translator: Julia Hartley



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