Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies; co-sponsored by the Institute of French Studies and Department of French
This roundtable will honor the 2014-15 laureate of the Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies: Charly Coleman, The Virtues of Abandon: An Anti-Individualist History of the French Enlightenment (Stanford University Press, 2014). Charly Coleman, Assistant Professor of History at Columbia, will present his book, an innovate inquiry into secular and religious conceptions of the self and self-sacrifice in Enlightenment France.
Three scholars will engage with his arguments: Lucien Nouis (French, NYU), Helena Rosenblatt (History, CUNY Graduate Center), and John Shovlin (History, NYU). Stéphane Gerson (French and French Studies, NYU, and chair of the Wylie Prize Commitee) will moderate.