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Fri, 17 Sept


WA Museum Boola Bardip

The Politics and Literature of Pierre Drieu La Rochelle

Les Cafés Scientifiques regularly offer the general public privileged moments of exchange with French personalities such as researchers and scientists currently living and working in WA. The conferences are organised with The Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation (AFRAN) Inc. wh

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 The Politics and Literature of Pierre Drieu La Rochelle
 The Politics and Literature of Pierre Drieu La Rochelle

Time & Location

17 Sept 2021, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000, Australia

About The Event

Poet, novelist, soldier of the First World War, member of the Parisian literary avant-garde in the 1920s, propagandist for the Parti Populaire Français in the 1930s, and eventually head of the most prestigious publishing house in France during the Second World War due to his fascist ideology, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle (1897-1945) is hard to pigeonhole. His trajectory in 20th century France raises many political and literary issues that seem particularly resonating today.

Clément Extier holds a PhD in Modern French Literature and has a special interest in the articulation of politics and literature. Join Clément in this exclusive seminar that not only provides an overview of Drieu’s life and works but addresses some crucial issues regarding fascism, political aesthetics and the shape of memory.

This workshop is delivered in English and it is open to everyone.

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