Past Event

Writing History from a Crime: The Violette Noziere Case

October 8, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 East Gallery
Anne-Emmanuelle Demartini, in conversation with Sharon Marcus and Stephane Gerson. Talk in French with English translation In the summer of 1933, in Paris, an 18-year old woman poisoned her parents and the crime became a great cause celebre of the interwar era. This talk will present a new interpretation of a famous French patricide and further explore the writing of history from a judicial case: the social imaginary and its mechanisms as revealed through micro-history. Anne-Emmanuelle Demartini is Professor of History at University of Paris 13 and the author of Violette Noziere, la fleur du mal: Une histoire des annees trente (2017). Her areas of research interest include the social imagination and the history of emotion, and the history of crime and its representations. Sharon Marcus is Orlando Harriman Professor of English at Columbia. Stephane Gerson is Professor of French and French Studies and the Director of the Institute of French Studies at NYU. Event made possible with support from the Institut Francais.

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