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Eve Morisi

University of California
Telling Terror/isms in Modern and Contemporary French and Francophone Literature
01 September 2015 - 30 June 2016


Ève Morisi is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone literature at the University of California, Irvine. Her research examines the relationships among poetics, ethics and politics in the 19th and 20th centuries, with a particular interest in the representations of extreme violence, suffering, and resistance. She is the author of Albert Camus contre la peine de mort (Gallimard, 2011, pref. by Robert Badinter), Albert Camus, le souci des autres (Classiques Garnier, 2013), Camus et l’éthique (éd., Classiques Garnier, 2014), and has written numerous articles pertaining to such questions as capital punishment, colonialism, destitution, objectification, murder, and terror in the works of Hugo, Poe, Baudelaire, Camus and the OuLiPo, among others. She recently completed the manuscript of a monograph entitled Capital Letters: Writing and the Death Penalty in Hugo, Baudelaire, and Camus.

Telling Terror/isms sets out to analyze the portrayals of terror and terrorism in French and Francophone Algerian literature. This previously understudied corpus allows for a better understanding of terrorism as a plural phenomenon and sheds light on the relations that it establishes with fiction and the process of representation. Numerous novels, plays, and essays testify to the emergence of the concept of "Terror" under the French Revolution, to the development of various forms of terrorism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and to renewed debates about extreme political violence among French-speaking intellectuals in the contemporary era. The poetic craft of French (including Hugo, Michelet, Camus) and Francophone writers (such as Mimouni, Djebar, Khadra, Sansal, among others) which has given a face to these terrorisms is of interest insofar as it may upend the propagandistic, imprecise, sensationalistic, or impersonal figuration generated by the terrorists themselves, by doxa, the media or certain types of specialized discourses.

09 Jan 2020 17:00 -
09 Jan 2020 17:00,
Eve Morisi, 2015-2016 IAS Fellow receives a Robert Silvers Grant
Call for proposals for the conference organized by È. Morisi (Oxford - Paris IAS 2015-2016), A. Guyaux (Paris-Sorbonne) and B. Marchal (Paris-Sorbonne), with the support of the Paris IAS
31 Mar 2017 09:00 -
01 Jun 2017 00:00,
Paris :
La Pensée de Baudelaire
Communication d'E. Morisi, résidente de l'IEA de Paris, donnée dans le cadre du colloque international "Quel 'nouvel humanisme' francophone contemporain ?"
16 Jun 2016 09:00 -
16 Jun 2016 00:00,
Paris :
Anatomie de l'homme haï : "2084" de Boualem Sansal
Communication d'È. Morisi, résidente de l'IEA de Paris, donnée dans le cadre du 14e congrès annuel de la Society of Dix-Neuviémistes
16 Apr 2016 09:15 -
16 Apr 2016 11:15,
Paris :
The Condemned Man's Two Bodies: Variations of Abolitionist Poetics in Hugo
Communication d'È. Morisi, résidente de l'IEA de Paris, à la conférence-débat organisée par la Société des Études Camusiennes
16 Jan 2016 15:25 -
16 Jan 2016 18:05,
Paris :
Les terrorismes d'Albert Camus
Prix accordé à Ève Morisi, résidente de l'IEA de Paris
02 Nov 2015 00:00 -
02 Nov 2015 00:00,
Nashville, Tennessee :
Eve Morisi, lauréate du Kirby Prize
Contemporary period (1789-…)
Western Europe