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04 March 2020

‘French Writers in the Killing Zones: From the Death Penalty to Terrorism’, an academic lecture from Professor Ève Morisi

The St Hugh’s Academic Lecture Series

Professor Ève Morisi

Professor Morisi’s research seeks to interrogate the intersections of poetics, politics and ethics in post-Revolutionary French and Francophone literature. Part of it focuses on Nobel laureate Albert Camus and on the representations of extreme violence and resistance in both prose and poetry from the 19th century to the present day. Her book publications include: Capital Letters: Hugo, Baudelaire, Camus and the Death Penalty (forthc. 2020), Death Sentences: Literature and State Killing (with Birte Christ, 2019), Camus et l’éthique (2014), Albert Camus: le souci des autres (2013), and Albert Camus contre la peine de mort (2011).

A Tutorial Fellow in French at St Hugh’s, she completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Université Paris VII-Denis Diderot, Columbia University, Princeton, and the Sorbonne. Before coming to Oxford, she taught at the University of St Andrews and at the University of California.


The lecture, in the Wordsworth Room, will be followed by an audience Q and A session, and then a drinks reception. All are welcome and the event is open to the public.

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