The upcoming French Presidential election has caused quite a stir internationally as a range of candidates make their case for one of the most political races in the history of France. Professor C. Jon Delogu, professeur des universités, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon 3 (France), will give us a glimpse into this highly contested race with his take via a free public lecture entitled Liberty, Equality, Hostility - What's up with France? to be held on Wednesday, April 26 at 3:30 pm in Room 281 of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). Professor Delogu will be on campus all day to reinforce the ties between UNC Charlotte and Lyon 3. In addition to the lecture, he will do a presentation in a Spanish translation class and talk to the French Club.
C. Jon Delogu is a tenured full professor in the English Department at the Université Jean Moulin, Lyon 3 in France. He grew up in Portland, Maine and graduated from Portland High School (1981), Dartmouth College (1985), and Yale University (Ph.D. comparative literature, 1991). Since 1992 he has lived and worked in France teaching literature, history, philosophy, and political science at French state universities in Aix-en-Provence, Toulouse, and Lyon. He has published over twenty-five essays on a range of literary topics and on higher education in the humanities. He has translated 10 books into English and 2 into French. His latest translation is Nadia Marzouki’s Islam: An American Religion (Religion, Culture, and Public Life), (Columbia UP: April 2017). He has written two books in his own name: an introduction to Emerson in French (2006) and Tocqueville and Democracy in the Internet Age (Open Humanities Press, 2014). He has been a visiting professor at Hampshire College (2000), Boston University (2004-2005), Dartmouth College (2000, 2008-2009), and the University of Southern Maine (2012-2013). Besides continuing to teach and translate, he is currently working on two book-length projects: A History of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and American Transcendentalism from Emerson to Barack Obama.