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Meet author Kenneth White

Scottish author Kenneth White- will be in Glasgow for a series of special events organised by the University of Glasgow .

Born in Glasgow and living in France since 1967, Kenneth White studied at the Universities of Glasgow, Munich and Paris. He published a consistent body of work including novels, poetry and essays, both in English and in French, and he has been translated in many languages.
His work has been rewarded by prestigious prices, including two French Academy’s awards in 1985 and in 2010. Among his recent books are Accross the territories, Open world, Les Affinités extrêmes and Les Cygnes sauvages.

Mr White be visiting the Alliance Française on Wednesday 30th May.

Free event. To book your place, please click here.


Talks at the Alliance Française on Wednesday 30th May, from 3pm

Afternoon programme:
3pm: Welcoming address by Nathalie Korkmaz (Alliance Française Glasgow), Emmanuel Cocher (Institut Français Écosse) &
Scottish Government Representative Fiona Hyslop (MSP)

3.10pm: Norman Bissell (Scottish Centre for Geopoetics)
Kenneth White and the Development of Geopoetics in Scotland

3.50pm: Olivier Penot-Lacassagne (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3)
Geopoetics is an Eco-politics

4.30pm: Arnaud Villani (Lycée de Nice)
Deleuze, Kenneth White et la question du poétique

5.10pm: Coffee/tea break

Evening programme:
5.20pm: Régis Poulet (Institut international de géopoétique)
Le nomadisme intellectuel de Kenneth White en Orient

6pm: Introduction & screening of the film Les Chemins du Nord profond (François Reinchenbach, 1985)

7.05pm: Discussion/ concluding remarks


Other events in Scotland:

  • International conference on Tuesday 29th May between 9am-3.30pm at the Yudowitz Lecture Theatre/ Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow
  • Virtual exhibition, recital & screening on Tuesday 29th May between 4-7.30pm at Kelvin Hall
  • Workshop & Guided Visit on Wednesday 30th May at 10.15am at the GalGael Trust
  • Guided tour on Wednesday 30th May at 12.15pm at Govan Old Church
  • Exhibition, conference & screening on Thursday 31st May between 3-7pm at the Institut Français in Edinburgh.

More details will be available soon.

PS: Credits photo ville de Cannes

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