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French Lecture Series Info: Contact Dr. Mireille Le Breton at 585-389-2685
Nazareth College’s 2010-2011 French House Lecture Series presents Algerian poet and scholar, Hafid Gafaïti, as part of its series on North African literatures and cultures. Gafaïti will present a lecture on Islam in North-African Literature at the Nazareth College French House, October 28 at 8 p.m. He will then present a poetry concert on October 29 at 8 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Mireille Le Breton at 585-389-2685 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618.
The Thursday, October 28, lecture at the French House will be presented in English and will be followed by a Q&A and a poetry reading featuring Hafid Gafaïti and Nazareth College French students in French. The Friday, October 29 poetry reading by Gafaïti will be followed by a book signing.
Hafid Gafaïti is internationally established as a scholar in postcolonial, Francophone, and cultural studies. Gafaïti is also emerging as a notable poet and performer. He graduated from the University of Oran, Algeria, and received his doctorate at the University of Paris XIII. He has authored more than a dozen scholarly books and his fourth collection of poetry will be published at I’Harmattan Press in 2010. His books include French Feminism Across the Disciplines (1998), Recycling Culture (2003), and Transnational Spaces and Identities in the Francophone World (2009). Gafaïti has published and lectured widely in French and Francophone Literatures, postcolonial and transnational cultural issues.
The French House Lecture series was sponsored by the Nazareth College Center for International Education, the Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogues, the Department of International Studies and Political Science, the Center for Spirituality, the Dean of CAS, the Faculty Lecture Committee, the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department, The French Club and French House, Multicultural Affairs & Multicultural Studies, the MSA Club, and the French students at Nazareth College.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.