The Radical Readings are back!
Organized on a regular basis between 2007 and 2011 at the University of Ottawa under the designation of « Radical Readers », the Radical Readings are now organized both in Montreal and Ottawa in collaboration with Professor Valérie Amiraux (sociology, University of Montreal) and Dean Jean-François Gaudreault-Desbiens (Law, University of Montreal.)
Throughout the course of the year, we will welcome personalities from the academic, artistic, political and journalistic world in order to discuss the text that has most radically influenced their way of thinking and their personal journey. Which authors have captured their imaginary path? How does one build an autonomous yearning based on the influence and inspiration of a given author? What are the intellectual possibilities that these radical readings produce, in terms of normative commitment, political action, creative writing? What are the happy and unhappy encounters with specific texts and authors? Because of the intimate nature of these questions, the conversation engages us closer to the personal and political trajectory of our distinguished speakers.
Our exciting 2016-2017 program:
Professor Christian Nadeau, on The Aesthetics of Resistance by Peter Weiss, commented by Élise Turcotte, on Thursday, 29 September 2016 at Librarie Olivieri, Montreal. Click here to download the flyer.
- Professor Jacques Berlinerblau, on American Pastoral by Philip Roth, commented by Professor Anne Leahy, on Monday 5 October 2015 at “Carrefour des Arts et des Sciences”, University of Montreal, and on Tuesday 6 October 2015 at the Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa. Click here to download the flyer.
- Professor Etienne Balibar, on Charlie Hebdo, commented by Professor Christian Nadeau, on Friday 4 December 2015 at “Carrefour des Arts et des Sciences”, University of Montreal. Click here to download the flyer.
- Professor John Bowen, on John Rawls, commented by Lawyer Julius Grey, on Friday 11 December 2015, at “Salon François-Chevrette”, University of Montreal. Click here to download the flyer.
- Lawyer Julius Grey, on David Copperfield of Charles Dickens, commented by Professor Sébastien Grammond, on Monday 8 February 2016, at the Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa (Room FTX 232). Click here to view the flyer.
- Professor Anne Leahy, and Antigone of Jean Anouilh, commented by Me Renée Dupuis, vice president of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, on Monday 14 March 2016, at the civil law section of the University of Ottawa (Room FTX 202). Click here to view the flyer.