The Alliance Française is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Albert Camus (1913-1960), an Algerian-born French author and philosopher who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. Events in November will feature his works through readings, films, exhibits and discussions. In his novels, plays and philosophical works, Camus explored the notion of absurdity – the search for meaning in a meaningless world.
The closing event of this month-long celebration will be "Camus’ Influence: Philosophy, Theater and Literature," a round-table discussion on the lasting impact of Camus across various disciplines. Panelists include Bruno Chaouat of the University of Minnesota and and Amy Rummenie, Artistic Director of Walking Shadow Theater Company. All events are free and open to the public, and will take place at the Alliance Française, 113 N First St, Minneapolis (in the Loop neighborhood). For more information contact the Alliance at 612-332-0436 or firstname.lastname@example.org.