Literary conversations «The prices(prizes) of the Chancellery in honour»

round Table and dedications with the prize-winners of literary prices(prizes) Seligmann and Fénéon de la Chancellerie of the universities of Paris.

  • Spectacle / Lecture
  • Gratuit
  • Thème : L'Art du partage
Zarina Khan, lors de la remise du prix Seligmann pour son ouvrage « La sagesse d’aimer » © Chancellerie des universités de Paris

Every year, in accordance with the wishes of his donors, the Chancellery of the universities of Paris awards several literary and artistic prices(prizes): price(prize) Fénéon, price(prize) Hertz and price(prize) Seligmann counters racism. On the occasion of European Heritage Days, the visitors who wish it will be able to start, in the beautiful amphitheatre(lecture hall) Liard, a literary conversation with two authors rewarded by these prices(prizes):

  • Fanny Taillandier, prize-winner 2017 prices(prizes) Fénéon for her work «States and empires of housing estate Big(Great) Century» (publishing(editions) PUF),
  • Zarina Khan, prize-winner 2017 prices(prizes) Seligmann counters racism for her work «wisdom to like(love)» (publishing(editions) Hozhoni). At the end of the round table, the authors will dedicate their works during a moment of user-friendliness(conviviality). Prices(Prizes) Fénéon Columnist(Commentator) and critic(criticism) of art, Félix Fénéon (1861-1944) is known in his/her lifetime especially as talent-spotter. In painting(paint), he(it) contributes to make known in particular Georges Seurat, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Bonnard, Paul Signac, Kees Van Dongen, Henry Matisse, Maurice Denis, Émile Compard. He makes, or even publish, of authors, such discover as Jules Laforgue, Jarry, Mallarmé, Apollinaire, Rimbaud. In 1946, thanks to the sale of the prestigious art collection gathered(collected) by her deceased husband, Fanny Fénéon institutes as sole legatee the old(former) University of Paris, asks to the latter(this last) to create a literary prize and an artistic price(prize), under the name of "Prix Fénéon". Since 1949, these two prices(prizes) reward the work of a writer and of an artist of less than 35 years. Price(Prize) Hertz Poet, writer and journalist, Henry Hertz (1875-1966) puts his(her) sarcastic(acid) feather and his(her) open, generous and liberal spirit in the service(department) of weak ones(weaknesses) and of oppressing, against authoritarianism and all forms of exclusion. According to the will of his(her) widow Emma Hertz, price(prize) rewards since 1986 literary work or thesis(theory) of a student appropriate to make known or include the ethical and civic concerns dear to Henry Hertz. Price(Prize) Seligmann counters racism Born in 1919 and died in 2013, Françoise Seligmann, resistant and committed(hired) in politician since 1941, accomplishes simultaneously her professional career, her political career and her functions(offices) of senator or of very active member(limb) of the Human Rights League. In 2003, she(it) agrees a donation to the Chancellery for the creation of a literary prize, in memory of fights which she led with her husband François-Gérard Seligmann, against Nazism, intolerance and injustice. Price(Prize) has as vocation to reward every year a written creation which participates in fight for the victory of reason and of tolerance by attacking(affecting) the sources(springs) of racism: religious fundamentalisms, colonialism, discriminations based(established) on breed(race), nationality, religion or sex. www.sorbonne.fr @SorbonneFr

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La Sorbonne. Un nom qui résonne dans le monde entier comme synonyme d’intelligence et de culture, de savoir et d’esprit critique. Située au cœur du Quartier Latin, la Sorbonne était l’un des collèges médiévaux de l’Université de Paris, avant de désigner, par extension, cette université tout entière. Rénovée par le cardinal de Richelieu, elle fut reconstruite par la IIIe République qui en fit le cœur et le symbole du système d’enseignement français. De nos jours siège de la chancellerie des universités et de l’académie de Paris, elle abrite toujours plusieurs établissements d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche de renommée internationale. Elle a vu se succéder en ses murs nombre de grands esprits, des savants et des passeurs de savoir qui ont contribué à enrichir le patrimoine commun de l’humanité. En Sorbonne, le mot patrimoine prend tout son sens à l’occasion des Journées européennes du patrimoine. Ce haut lieu du savoir vous ouvre ses portes et vous convie à venir découvrir les trésors qu’abritent ses murs, témoins et symboles d’une histoire bientôt millénaire au service de la connaissance.

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