"Apollinaire, Amour and Armistice, 1918-2018."
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures invites you to a colloquium and library exhibit commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the death of pioneering poet and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918). The centerpiece of the exhibit is a set of letters to Apollinaire written by Louise de Coligny-Châtillon, the dedicatee of Apollinaire’s Poèmes à Lou, and held in Washington University Libraries’ Special Collections. The accompanying colloquium will contextualize these letters within a broader discussion of poetic form, the Great War, and Apollinaire’s lasting artistic legacy.
Graduate Roundtable “Apollinaire's Legacies: Modernist Poetics and Avant-Gardes” featuring Keenan Burton (French), Olivia Lott (Spanish), Matthew Thompson (English), and Kyle Young (French)
Reception and viewing of exhibit “Apollinaire, Amour and Armistice, 1918-2018”
Keynote Address: “Apollinaire and the ‘Wonder of War’ (1913-1916): Love and the Gun of 75,” Lionel Cuillé, Jane and Bruce Robert Chair in French and Francophone Studies and Director of the Centre francophone, Webster University