Join us for a reading and conversation with French author Christine Angot at Boston University!

EUROPEAN VOICES: a reading & conversation with French writer Christine Angot
On Monday October 30th, 2017 at Boston University.

European Voices: A Reading & Conversation with French Author Christine Angot

Free event and open to the public. Reception and book-signing to follow.


6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on Monday, October 30, 2017

Boston UNiversity - Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE), 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

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Join Boston University and the Association Francophone de Boston University for this event which celebrates the November 2017 publication by Archipelago Books of "Incest" in English translation by Tess Lewis.

The conversation will be moderated by Odile Cazenave, Professor of French and Chair of Romance Studies.

The narrator is falling out from a torrential relationship with another woman. Delirious with love and yearning, her thoughts grow increasingly cyclical and wild, until exposing the trauma lying behind her pain. With the intimacy offered by a confession, the narrator embarks on a psychoanalysis of herself, giving the reader entry into her tangled experiences with homosexuality, paranoia, and, at the core of it all, incest. Angot’s Incest audaciously confronts its readers with one of our greatest taboos.

Christine Angot is one of the most controversial authors writing today in France. Born in 1958 in Châteauroux, Angot studied law at the University of Reims and began writing at the age of 25. After six years of rejections, Angot published her first novel, Vu du ciel, the story of woman named Christine told from the perspective of an angel who died after being raped as a little girl. Her subsequent novels have dealt with a variety of taboo topics, including homosexuality, incest, and sexual violence, and have continually blurred the line between autobiography and fiction. Ever since gaining widespread notoriety with the 1999 publication of Incest, Angot has remained at the center of public debate and has continued to push the boundaries of what society allows an author to express.

Christine Angot will also participate to the Boston Book Festival!

She will be at the French Cultural Center in Boston presenting her novel Incest on Saturday October 28 at 2:15PM.

For more details, please visit the French Cultural Center’s Website:

About the Boston Book Festival

Since 2009, the Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of Boston.
For the fourth year in a row, the French Cultural Center hosts four events, co-presented with the Boston Book Festival and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

About the Cultural Services at the French Embassy

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. provide a platform for exchange and innovation between French and American artists, intellectuals, educators, students, the tech community, and the general public. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the US, the Cultural Services develop the cultural economy by focusing on six principal fields of action: the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere, French language and higher education.

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