Napoléon’s France by Dr. John Greene
Professor of French, University of Louisville
Sunday, December 3rd | 4-5 pm
This speaker series event will take place at the AFL office
Free for AFL Members | $10 for non-members
Even before director Ridley Scott’s much anticipated Napoleon hits the big screen in November, French commentators have objected to its characterisation of the man who styled himself Emperor of France. Over two hundred years after his death, he continues to be a polarizing figure, perceived differently in France than in the countries his France tried to conquer. However his character is represented, we can perhaps agree on the places and events that shaped that character. Join us for an illustrated tour of Napoleon’s France, taking in his birthplace of Corsica, his coronation in Notre-Dame, and some of his most famous military exploits, including the Egyptian campaign.
John Greene is a Professor of French at the University of Louisville, where he teaches a wide range of courses, including language, literature, culture, film and theatre classes. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). The French government named him a Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes académiques for services to French education and culture. His published work has appeared in books and journals on both sides of the Atlantic and his filmed lecture series for The Great Courses, entitled The Great Tours: France through the Ages, appeared in 2020.
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