Romanticism Gone Wrong: Jean-Patrick Manchette and French Crime Fiction's Anti-Idealism"

November 8, 2017

Tawes Hall, Room 2115

4:00PM- 5:00PM


The French Department's guest Fall lecturer, Susanna Lee, will be giving a talk on Romanticism gone wrong: Jean-Patrick Manchette and French crime fiction's anti-idealism"

Susanna Lee is Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Georgetown University, where she also directs the program in Comparative Literature. Her most recent book, Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Decline of Moral Authority, came out in 2016 from Ohio State University Press. She is also the author of A World Abandoned By God: Narrative and Secularism, published by Bucknell University Press in 2006. She has written numerous articles on the nineteenth-century novel, crime fiction, and law and humanities, and edited the Norton Critical Editions of Proust’s Swann’s Way and Stendhal’s The Red and the Black. Her current book project is entitled A Hard-Boiled History of the United States.