This lecture will be taking place on Zoom, click here for the link – the password is ‘9uPVMi’.
The recent events around the “gilets jaunes” movement in France bear witness to an increasing social, economic and spatial divide in France. Geographer Christophe Guilluy has forged the term “La France périphérique” in order to designate the disenfranchised and economically disadvantaged rural and peri-urban (neither urban nor rural) areas.
This lecture with Timo Obergoker will provide a quick recap of the discussion in France and show how literature and film have engaged with these questions since 2012. All this will explain why France is such an “angry” country.
Lunchtime Lectures is a collaboration between Storyhouse and the University of Chester, providing an open platform for debate on a range of topics and fascinating subjects.
They take place on the third Tuesday of each month.