David S. Lobel Visiting Scholar Lecture: "An Evening with Claude Lanzmann"

David S. Lobel Visiting Scholar Lecture: "An Evening with Claude Lanzmann"
Date
Wed February 29th 2012, 7:00pm
Event Sponsor
Department of French and Italian, France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, The Europe Center, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, History Department
Location
CEMEX Auditorium at the Knight Management Center
Admission Information
Free and open to the public

A conversation sponsored by the David S. Lobel Visiting Scholar program in Jewish Studies.

Claude Lanzmann is a legendary French journalist, political commentator, and filmmaker whose most renowned work is the classic nine-and-a-half-hour documentary Shoah (1985). After the liberation of France, he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, and it was in Paris that he came to know Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. As the editor of Sartre’s political-literary journal, Les Temps Modernes—a position that he holds to this day—Lanzmann has long been at the center of postwar French culture

In an event tied to the publication of the English translation of his memoir, Lanzmann will be reflecting on his life and work in conversation with Regina Longo, a scholar of Film and Media Studies who served as the principal archivist responsible for initiating the preservation of 350 hours of outtakes from Lanzmann’s seminal film Shoah.

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