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SU Hosts Francophone Lecture Series Event February 28

SU Hosts Francophone Lecture Series Event February 28

SALISBURY, MD---Dr. Andrea Goulet of the University of Pennsylvania discusses “The New Mysteries of Paris: Crime Fiction and Car Culture in the Trente Glorieuses” as part of Salisbury University’s Francophone Lecture Series 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, in Conway Hall Room 153.

Goulet, Francophone, Italian and Germanic Studies Department professor and chair, and Humanities, Urbanism and Design Program co-director at the University of Pennsylvania, examines the period known as the “trente glorieuses,” marking an era of economic growth from 1945-1975.

During that time, French writers looked to the U.S. as a model of glamour, wealth and narrative intrigue. For example, surrealist Léo Malet borrowed the American noir form to set a series of crimes in each arrondissement in his New Mysteries of Paris series, written from 1954-1959.

Malet’s fictional detective Nestor Burma rides fast cars and meets Hollywood starlets on the streets of the French capital city at this time of accelerated modernity.

Sponsored by the Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies Department, admission is free and the public is invited.

Those planning to park on campus must register in advance for a free parking pass.

For more information call 410-543-6341.

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