Date(s) - 08/03/2014
From 1990 to 1994, Martin Mégevand worked at the Delegation for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sri Lanka, Iraq, and Geneva. This experience inspired him to include in one of his researches the link between violence in history and literature with a focus on French and Francophone Literature of the second half of the twentieth century. His interest for India originates in this approach, as a birthplace of postcolonial studies and also as a locus of the extreme violence experienced during partition. Since 2001 he has been working at Paris 8 University as Lecturer at the department of French and Francophone Literature.
Pascale Kramer was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1961 and now lives in Paris. She has so far published ten novels, amongst them Les Vivants (The Living, Calmann-Lévy, 2000), L’implacable brutalité du réveil (The Relentless Brutality of Awakening, Mercure de France, 2005), and, more recently, Un homme ébranlé (A Man Shaken, Mercure de France 2011) and Gloria (Flammarion, Paris, 2013). She was also the recipient of the Prix Michel-Dentan in 1996, Price Lipp in 2001, le Grand Prix du roman de la SGDL in France and le Prix Schiller amongst other prestigious awards.
The programme will include reading and interaction. Translation of texts in French will be made available.
All are welcome!