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FRENCH/French@Illinois - Professor Yann Robert, Univ. of Illinois-Chicago, Dept. of French and Francophone Studies: "The Resurrection of Calas, the Burial of the King: Performing Justice in Revolutionary France"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of French/French@Illinois
Location
Room 1065, Lincoln Hall
Date
Mar 28, 2013   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Professor Yann Robert, Univ. of Illinois-Chicago, Dept. of French and Francophone Studies
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

Abstract - In 1791, no less than five distinct plays reenacted with great precision the trial and execution of Jean Calas. Two years later, Louis XVI was sentenced to death, following a trial decried by some as overly theatrical, and by others, as not theatrical enough. These two events raise important and still contemporary questions about trauma, forgetting, and the place of performance in legal proceedings.

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