Saturday, February 9, 2013

Alice Kaplan at Rhodes

Posted By on Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 12:34 PM

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Jacqueline Bouvier, a student at Vassar before she became a Kennedy. Susan Sontag, a 24-year-old American well on her way to being Europeanized. And Angela Davis, daughter of a prominent African-American family in Birmingham, Alabama, a junior at Brandeis, but already revolutionized: What did these women in their early 20s have in common? All three spent time in Paris, an experience that, according to author Alice Kaplan, helped to define their later selves. That's the subject of Kaplan's Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis (University of Chicago Press). And it's the subject that Kaplan, head of the department of French at Yale, will address in a lecture at Rhodes College on Monday, February 11th, at 7 p.m. The event, part of this year's "Communities in Conversation" series at Rhodes, will take place in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall. The lecture is free. It's open to the public. Questions? Contact Jonathan Judaken at judakenj@rhodes.edu. Go here for a handy introduction to Alice Kaplan and Dreaming in French.

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