Reflections on Charlie Hebdo

After Charlie: Jews, Muslims, & French Cultural Hospitality

Keynote Speaker: Dr. André Benhaïm

A native of Paris, France, André Benhaïm received a Maîtrise de Lettres Modernes from the Université de Paris-7, and a Diplôme d’Etudes Avancées from the Université de Lille-3, before obtaining his Ph.D. from Emory University. He joined the Princeton faculty in 2001. Professor Benhaïm’s main areas of research and teaching are 20th-century French prose literature and culture and Francophone literature and culture from North Africa and the Mediterranean. Particularly interested in questions of identity and representation, and the relation between ethics and aesthetics, he also focuses on the relationship between “canonical” literature (Proust, Camus…), contemporary works (Chevillard, Modiano…), and “popular culture.” A Proust scholar, he is the author of Panim. Visages de Proust (2006), and of a collection of essays: The Strange M. Proust (2009). Lately, his research has led him to study French and Francophone bandes dessinées (graphic novels), from Hergé’s Tintin to Joann Sfar’s Le Chat du Rabbin. Professor Benhaïm's latest publications include a book on Albert Camus and the everyday, Albert Camus au Quotidien (co-edited with Aymeric Glacet, 2013).

Reflections on Charlie Hebdo

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 6:30-8pm

Howard H. Baker Jr Center for Public Policy -- Toyota Auditorium

Knoxville, TN

  • 6:30 - 7:15 -- Dr. Benhaïm from Princeton University speaks about the aftermath and implications of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo
  • 7:15 - 8:00 -- Panel discussion and Q&A with Dr. Margaret Andersen (History), Dr. Rosalind Hackett (Religious Studies), Dr. Nicole Wallenbrock (French), and Dr. Peter Gross (Journalism & Electronic Media)