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Illustrated books and humour in Cambridge University Library’s Liberation collection (1944-1946).

5:00pm-6:00pm on Tuesday 19 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Faculty of Divinity, Lecture Theatre 2 University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Site, 25 West Road, CB3 9EF

The Liberation Collection at Cambridge University Library consists of about 3,300 books in French on the Second World War, the Occupation and the Liberation. This talk will examine a selection of its illustrated works (ranging from deluxe fundraising anthologies to commemorative works, clandestine printing and poetry) as well as humorous drawings representing struggles such as restrictions, housing issues, and missing family members, in an ideologically divided country in dire need of reconstruction.

Dr Irene Fabry-Tehranchi was a lecturer in French literature and culture in France and the UK before becoming a librarian. She is now in charge of French and Francophone collections at Cambridge University Library where she has curated an exhibition of Franco-Prussian Caricatures in the autumn of 2020.

Sophie Dubillot is a PhD student (Open University-Cambridge University Library) working on Humour in print in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War in France (1944-1946).

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Talk
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Theme: Society
Accessibility: Full access
Image copyright: ©Cambridge University Library

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