Albert Camus Centennial Roundtable

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 4-6 p.m. • Reception begins a 3:30 p.m.camus_roundtable_flyer
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Panelists:
Robert Zaretsky | Professor of French History at the University of Houston Honors College
John McDermott | University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Texas A&M University
Marc Dambre | Professeur des Universités at Université Paris 3

Chair:
Nathan Bracher | Professor of French at Texas A&M University

To celebrate Albert Camus’ 100th birthday, the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University and The Honors College of the University of Houston will host a series of events to pay tribute to the French writer on 21-22 November.

On Thursday, 21 November, the Glasscock Center will host a roundtable discussion commemorating the 100th birthday of Albert Camus. Nathan Bracher, professor of French at Texas A&M University will chair the roundtable which will include presentations and discussion by Marc Dambre, professeur des universités at Université Paris 3, John J. McDermott, University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Texas A&M University, and Robert Zaretsky, professor of French history at the University of Houston Honors College.

On Friday, 22 November, the event will continue in Houston with “A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus, One Hundred Years Later.” Speakers include Jason Berry, journalist and religion blogger for the Global Post and Eve Morisi from the University of California, Irvine. There will also be a dramatic reading of The Just Assassins by University of Houston students.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Event sponsored in part by:
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University
The Honors College at the University of Houston 
Cultural Service at the French Consulate in Houston
France/Texas A&M University Institute (Centre Pluridisciplinaire)