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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"

Speaker

Professor Yann Robert, Univ. of Illinois-Chicago, Dept. of French and Francophone Studies

Date Mar 28, 2013
Time 4:00 pm  
Location

Room 1065, Lincoln Hall

Cost

Free and open to the public.

Sponsor

Department of French/French@Illinois

Event type Lecture
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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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