French Writers in the Killing Zones: From the Death Penalty to Terrorism

The lecture will be followed by an audience Q and A session, and a drinks reception. All are welcome and the event is open to the public.

Professor Morisi’s research seeks to interrogate the intersections of poetics, politics and ethics in post-Revolutionary French and Francophone literature. Part of it focuses on Nobel laureate Albert Camus and on the representations of extreme violence and resistance in both prose and poetry from the 19th century to the present day. Her book publications include: Captial Letters: Hugo, Baudelaire and the Death Penalty (forthcoming, 2020), Death Sentences: Literature and State Killing (with Birte Christ, 2019), Camus et l’éthique (2014), Albert Camus: le souci des autres (2013), and Albert Camus contre la peine de mort (2011).