Fifty years after his tragic death in a car accident at the age 47, the Albert Camus' mystique is still alive. Maybe it is because the Algerian-born author was one of the youngest writers to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, or maybe, simply, because his novels still define what it means to be a man at the end of the twentieth century. One thing is sure: Camus' work, long condemned and ignored by critics, never leaves the reader indifferent. This program is presented in French.
Gilles Bousquet, University of Wisconsin-Madison Dean, Division on International Studies and Pickard-Bascom Professor of French
Alek Baylee Toumi, from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Dr. Hélène Diaz Brown, a graduate of Bordeaux III and the University of Wisconsin Madison*
Dr. Bernard Aresu, professor of French Studies at Rice University*
*The two American specialists of Camus presented in place of André Abbou et Martine Mathieu-Job who were not able to attend due to the disruption to air traffic in Europe
Daniel Desormeaux (Moderator), from the University of Chicago
Special Thanks To: The University of Wisconsin-Madison for their work organizing the conference.
Recorded Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Alliance Francaise de Chicago.