The Plague: Book/Movie Discussion

6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2020
7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Via Zoom

The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis of epic proportions, the aftershocks of which we have yet to fully grasp – the day-to-day challenges of co-existing with the virus still occupying so much of our attention. The coronavirus has transformed every aspect of our existence, from the ways we work to the ways we engage with one another, and it has provided us with a new lens through which to view the world. It has shed new light on old ruptures in our social fabric and has required us, at the Center for the Study of Europe, to engage with the timely and timeless issue of health in European culture and society.

On June 16, 2020, at 6 PM, we will discuss Albert Camus’s novel, “La Peste.” We are also making available for online vieiwing the 1992 Argentine-French-British drama, written and directed by Luis Puenzo and starring William Hurt, Sandrine Bonnaire, Robert Duvall and Raul Julia. The film is a thematic adaptation, set in the 1990s, of the novel “La Peste” by Albert Camus. Our discussion will be led by Odile Cazenave, Professor of French and Chair of Romance Studies.

For information about how to view the film online and to sign up for the June 16 discussion, please visit link above.