The Burkini: A Roundtable About What the Veil Means in France

6:30 PM  - 8:30 PM
Thursday Apr 13, 2017
Alliance Française
113 N First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Please join the French and Francophone Studies Department at “The Burkini: a roundtable about what the veil means in France"  at the Alliance Française in Minneapolis.  The Alliance Française and the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota present a round table discussion about the current controversies in France regarding wearing the veil and burkini. The discussion will be led by three professors of French, Anne Berger, Hakim Abderrezak and Bruno Chaouat. 

Anne Berger is a visiting Professor of French and Comparative Literatures and Gender Studies at Paris VIII. Her most recent book focuses on Franco-American gender theory, and she has also worked extensively on postcolonial theory, French and Francophone literatures.

Hakim Abderrezak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota. His fields of interest include Postcolonial, Cultural and Gender Studies, and Beur and Francophone Literature & Cinema, especially from North Africa.

Bruno Chaouat, chair of the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota, works on 19th-21st-century French literature, and the relationship between language, experience, and memory.

This discussion will be in French and admission is free.

The French and Francophone Studies department will rent a bus for transportation to the Alliance if we have enough student interest.

Please RSVP to Theresa Klauer on or before Monday, April 10 at noon if you would like to join us on the bus.

Contact: Theresa Klauer, 6437

This event is for: Students

Sponsored By: French and Francophone Studies

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