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Can We Separate the Work From the Author?

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm +04

About the Event: 

How do we treat the works and achievements of those who have engaged in morally reprehensible behavior? Do the works still have merit in themselves? What is their place in history? How do we teach them? The speaker will discuss these issues and more with examples from specific cases, both past and present. 

About the Speaker: 

Gisèle Sapiro is Professor of sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and research director at the CNRS (Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique), member of Academia Europeae, and silver medal recipient of the CNRS 2021. Her areas of interest are the sociology of culture, literature, intellectuals, translation, and the circulation of ideas. She is the author of “French Writers’ War” 1940-1953 (Duke UP, 2014), “La Responsabilité de l’écrivain” (2011), “La Sociologie de la littérature” (2014 ; transl. Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Turkish ; forth. English), “Les Ecrivains et la politique en France” (2018), “Peut-on dissocier l’œuvre de l’auteur?” (2020, transl. Spanish, forth. Portuguese and Swedish), “Des mots qui tuent. La responsabilité de l’intellectuel en temps de crise, 1944-1953” (2020).

The books she has co-edited include “Pierre Bourdieu, sociologue” (2004), “Translation. Le marché de la traduction en France à l’heure de la mondialisation” (2008), “Les Contradictions de la globalisation éditoriale” (2009), “L’Espace intellectuel en Europe” (2009), “Traduire la littérature et les sciences humaines” (2012 ; transl. Spanish), “Sciences humaines en traduction” (2014, online), “Ideas on the move in the Social Sciences and Humanities: The International Circulation of Paradigms and Theorists”(2020), and “Dictionnaire international Bourdieu” (2020).

Language: English


October 3
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm +04
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