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Lecture: Paul Éluard, The Power of Poetry

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November 17, 2022 @ 6:00pm 7:00pm

In conjunction with our exhibit Paul Éluard: Poetry, Politics, Love, we invite you to explore the artistry of Paul Éluard in a riveting lecture presented by Alex Lenoble, professor of French at the University of South Florida.

Paul Éluard is perhaps the most celebrated of the surrealist poets. Known as “the Poet of Freedom,” he devoted his art to love and desire. But during the German occupation of Paris, his words of love turned into miraculous weapons to fight the enemy. Through an exploration of some known and less known of Éluard’s poems, Professor Alex Lenoble will present the multifaceted powers of Éluard’s poetry, his role in the surrealist movement and his involvement in Resistance and communism.

Location: The Dalí Museum’s Will Raymund Theater (registration required)

Register to attend in person at the link below. This event is free, with limited capacity. An event ticket is required for entry. Gallery access is not included.

To watch the live stream from home, click below at the time of the program:

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Alex Lenoble

Alex Lenoble is Assistant Professor of French in the department of World Languages at the University of South Florida which he joined in 2019 after completing his Ph.D. at Cornell University. At USF, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Francophone literature and culture, French cinema, and literary theory. His research interests include Francophone and Caribbean literature from the 20th to the 21st century, poetry and politics, and trauma theory.

He is currently working on a book project entitled Form, Psyche and Politics: Postcolonial Literatures beyond Representation.