Algiers, Capital of Liberation: Using Film and Literature to Understand Freedom

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Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
17 Hillhouse Ave
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

What is colonization and how has it shaped the world we live in? Why do liberation and decolonization movements still have so much to teach us? In this special workshop and seminar, Professor Jill Jarvis will take us deep into one of the 20th Century’s most important and iconic struggles for freedom. The Battle for Algeria led to the production of some of the most iconic art, film, and literature of its time. These cultural products will help us understand how and why freedom was won. This interactive and meaningful session is not to be missed!

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Professor Jill Jarvis (Department of French, Yale University) specializes in the politics of North Africa. Her forthcoming book, Decolonizing Memory: Algeria and the Politics of Testimony, brings together close readings of fiction with analysis of activist texts to explore both the nature of violence and the stakes of literary study in a time of unfinished decolonization.

This event is presented by the Yale Council on Middle East Studies as part of its “Demystifying the Middle East” outreach program partially funded by a Title VI grant from the US Department of Education in conjunction with the Yale Pathways to Arts & Humanities program of the Yale Office of New Haven Affairs.

Questions? Email or call: 203.506.2231