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The Afterlife of Irene Nemirovsky's Suite Francaise

The Afterlife of Irene Nemirovsky's Suite Francaise
York University, Schulich School of Business
Time: May 24th, 6:30 pm End: May 24th, 8:30 pm
Interest Categories: Jewish Studies, French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), English (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), 1900-1950
Lecture by Susan Suleiman, Comparative Literature, Harvard University

The Israel and Golda Koschitsky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University presents:

Susan Suleiman, C. Douglas Dillon Research Professor of the Civilization of France and Research Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

The Afterlife of Irène Némirovsky's Suite Française

The publication of Irène Némirovsky’s posthumous bestseller Suite Française in 2004, more than sixty years after the author’s death in Auschwitz, has acquired an almost legendary status.  Professor Suleiman will discuss the reality behind the legend, and outline the ways in which Némirovsky’s “rebirth” as an author after being forgotten for many years transformed the lives of her daughters and others descendants.

Susan Suleiman is the C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University. Renowned for her work on contemporary French literature, Holocaust literary memory, and women’s studies, her books include the memoir Budapest Diary: In Search of the Motherbook and Crises of Memory and the Second World War, and a forthcoming book on Irène Némirovksy.

Free parking passes to the Student Services Parking Structure will be available at the event.

Please register at https://suitefrancaise.eventbrite.ca or at 416-736-5823. For further information, please contact Julie Feinberg at (416) 736-5823 or cjs@yorku.ca

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