Meeting William T. Vollmann and Contemporary American Literature

Ahead of Thierry Jolivet’s reception at the Théâtre de la Cité internationale at La Famille royale, this meeting around American literature of the 20th and 21st centuries will be an opportunity to place the novelist’s work in the broader context of contemporary American literary creation, by opening up avenues for analysis and reflection. More information to come on the Theatre website. This conference is part of the cycle America in all its states organized by the Théâtre de la Cité internationale, including also the exhibition of the American photographer Andrew Lichtenstein. An exceptional opening is planned for Art-Hop-Polis on Wednesday 4 October.


Françoise Palleau-Papin, professor of American literature at the University Paris 13 – Sorbonne Paris Cité, co-director of the multidisciplinary laboratory Pléiade. She edited a critical work on William T. Vollmann, published by Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle and Éditions Peter Lang.

Françoise Sammarcelli, professor of American literature at the University of Paris 4 – Sorbonne, director of the Texte et Image programme in the VALE laboratory.

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