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The Distinguished Visitor's Lecture Series

Title: The Ruins of Syria

Speaker: Professor Alexis Tadié (Paris-Sorbonne)

Date: Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Alexis Tadié is Professor of English literature at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and a senior research fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France. He is interested in the encounters of English literature when it meets other disciplines such as philosophy or the history of ideas. He has been the director of Doctoral Studies for Modern Languages in the Sorbonne since 2011 and has held a number of administrative appointments, including currently chair of the Finance & Strategy Committee of the Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford. He has served as French cultural attaché in the French Embassy in Syria before the disintegration of the country.

Title: UNESCO and the neoliberal imaginary

Speaker: Professor Sarah Brouilette

Date: Wednesday 22 April 2015

Sarah Brouillette is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON, where she teaches contemporary British, Irish, and postcolonial literatures, as well as cultural and social theory. She is the author of Postcolonial Writers in the Global Literary Marketplace (2007) and Literature and the Creative Economy (2014).

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