Emmanuelle Loyer - “Claude Lévi-Strauss, Our Contemporary”
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Building 14, 14E-304
160 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139
Emmanuelle Loyer is Professor of Contemporary History at Sciences-Po, Paris. Her biography of Lévi-Strauss was awarded the Prix Femina essai in 2015.
Academic, writer, figure of melancholy, aesthete – Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908-2009) not only transformed his academic discipline, he also profoundly changed the way that we view ourselves and the world around us. Emmanuelle Loyer’s award winning biography of this fascinating figure tells the story of a true intellectual adventurer whose unforgettable voice invites us to rethink questions of the human and the meaning of progress. Lévi-Strauss was less of a modern than he was our own great and disquieted contemporary.