FREE EVENT BUT TICKET REQUIRED
Tapping into the wealth of knowledge that resides in the University of Chester, our annual University at the Festival strand gives lecturers the chance to share their expertise with new audiences. This year, the mix of subjects is more diverse than ever, including the significance of a single month in 1871, Hilary Mantel’s work and a new manifesto for French leftists. These talks are free, unique and always fascinating.
Arranged by the Modern Languages Department, this is a unique chance to listen (in English!) to two of the most interesting figures of intellectual life in France. Edouard Louis‘ highly acclaimed novels En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule (Engl: The End of Eddy, 2017) and Histoire de la Violence have been translated into numerous languages while Geoffroy de Lagasnerie’s works are dedicated to sociological questions. In 2015, both authors signed a manifesto for the re-foundation of the French Left.