DIGITAL TALK | Infraordinary Things: Women in Writing

Online on Zoom at 4 pm IST on Jan 24 (Mon)

Join us at 4 pm IST on Jan 24 (Mon) for a digital talk in French with the Writer and Filmmaker Laurence Hugues on her book Pas vu Maurice: chroniques de l’infraordinaire [ Créaphis Publications ]. The book draws from the found notebooks of the author’s aunt Marie who lived on an abandoned farm in Haut-Forez and who took prolific notes thereby documenting her everyday life in vivid detail.

Hugues’ book is written in two female voices – that of Marie from her notebooks recounting her infraordinary life and Hugues’ commentary which binds the narrative together. The photographs of the notebooks and Marie’s village were taken by the artist Claude Benoit à la Guillaume. The talk will be moderated by Dr. Nidhi Raisinghani [ Head of the Department, European Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies, University of Rajasthan ].

The digital talk will focus on how the written word of women, especially informal bodies of work such as the literature of everyday life, often passes under the radar and is forgotten. The current session is part of a series titled the Voice of the Other by the Institut Français in Jaipur which explores literary creations and stories which are unheard and lost – works which seldom find a place in what we are taught to call Literature.

Free Event in French  | Eligibility: Completion of Full B1 Level | Limited Seats – Registration Mandatory via this link

The replay of the talk is accessible below :

In partnership with the Embassy of France in India, Institut Français (Jaipur), and the University of Rajasthan