10th Session of the UNESCO Forum for Gender Equality - Meeting with Monique LaRue, essayist and novelist

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Monique LaRue, essayist and novelist, 10th Session of the UNESCO Forum for Gender Equality

This cycle of events will feature artists working in various disciplines which make in their work a large area to elsewhere: Renée Lavaille, visual artist, Celine El Masri, director, Monique LaRue, novelist and essayist, and playwright Carole Fréchette. Marie-Andrée Lamontagne, novelist and biographer, will complete the cycle by speaking of how the voltage between here and elsewhere is reflected in the work of the novelist Anne Hébert, author of Kamouraska.

Each meeting will include a presentation by the guest artist on her work, followed by an exchange and a discussion period with the public.

Elsewhere is not as far as believed

Monique LaRue studied philosophy, then earned a Ph.D. graduate in literature under the direction of Roland Barthes.

She has taught for over 30 years of literature and language
French at Collège Édouard-Montpetit (Longueuil).

She has published six novels: La cohorte fictive (1979), Les faux fuyants (1982), Copies conformes (1990, Grand Prix du livre de Montréal), La démarche du crabe (1996, Grand Prix Journal de Montréal), La gloire de Cassiodore (2002, Price Governor General of Canada), L’oeil de Marquise (2009, Jacques-Cartier's French-language novel, awarded by the Centre Jacques Cartier in Lyon for the whole
first time in 2009), and a study, Promenades littéraires à Montréal (1990), in collaboration with Jean-François Chassay.

A collection of essays published in 2006, leading to another (Penguin Books), received a mention Special Jury of the Association of Canadian and Quebec Literatures.

Member of the Académie des Lettres du Québec since 1998, Monique LaRue served on several literary juries, including the Prix Émile-Nelligan, the Governor General's Award (novel), the Prix Athanase-David and the Grand Prix du livre de Montreal.

She writes for the canadian magazine L’Inconvénient.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposia
Start 30.03.2010 16:00 local time
End 30.03.2010 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Corat, Sanye Gulser
Organizer Division pour l’égalité des genres, UNESCO en collaboration avec la Chaire d’études du Québec contemporain
Contact Marie-Pierre Blanco, mp.blanco@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue Siège de l'UNESCO
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room XI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 50
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