Texas Tech Hosts International Symposium

The conference looks deeper into representations of the “loser” across French-speaking cultures.

WHAT: Texas Tech University will host an international symposium entitled, “The Loser in French and Francophone Literature and Film.”

Scholars and researchers from all over the world will define how the loser is represented in different cultures, times and genres. The conference will feature two panels, Russian and Classic, to foster dialogue between different languages and literature.

Philip Powrie, dean of faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Surrey, is the plenary speaker for the conference.

WHEN: 9:15 a.m.–7 p.m. Thursday (March 3) and Friday (March 4)

WHERE: Southwest Collection/ Special Collection Library, Formby Room

WHO: The event is open to the public while admission is free.

The conference is sponsored by the Texas Tech University Russian Club, Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement, Humanities Center, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, Ethics Center, College of Arts & Sciences, Office of International Affairs, Department of Political Science and The CH Foundation.

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CONTACT:  Carole Edwards, associate professor, Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3145 ext. 274 or carole.edwards@ttu.edu

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