Glasscock Center Library, Room 311, Glasscock Building
The lecture is free and open to the public.
ALICE KAPLAN | John M. Musser Professor of French, Yale University
“Dreaming in French: the Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis”
Alice Kaplan is the John M. Musser Professor of French at Yale University. Her current research interests include World War II and post-war France, literature and law, biography and autobiography, and French cultural studies. Professor Kaplan is author of the memoir, French Lessons (University of Chicago Press), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award in biography/autobiography. She has published other books on theoretical exploration of French fascism, Céline’s anti-semitic pamphlets, the treason trial of Robert Brasillach, and the American courts-martial in France. Her book, The Interpreter (University of Chicago Press), received the 2005 Henry Adams Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government. Kaplan’s most recent book, Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis (University of Chicago Press, 2012) examines how these three iconic American women were beguiled by the allure of a year in Paris and how that experience changed their lives.
Kaplan's recently published book, Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis (University of Chicago Press, 2012) will be available for purchase during the event from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on 24 April.