Lecture: Muslims in Contemporary France – Feb. 19

Guest lecture by Professor Michel Bondurand, Université Paris 3 -  Sorbonne Nouvelle  

Thursday, February 19
6:00 p.m.
Global Media Room (GBLX 103)
Reception to follow

French Muslims in Contemporary France
France holds the largest Muslim population in Europe, and yet French Muslims are often labeled as “immigrants” by both local and international observers.  Although these French citizens have been integral to mainstream culture in France for more than four generations, Islam is generally considered “foreign.”  Despite this marginalization, French Muslims play a key role in contemporary culture.  This lecture will not only illuminate Islam’s religious aspects but also, and more importantly, its cultural value via the regeneration of French art, film and literature.

Sponsored by:
Department of World Languages and Cultures ▪ Isabella Cannon Global Education Center Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life ▪ Department of Religious Studies
Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society  ▪ Muslim Student Association
French Club ▪ Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society ▪ Maison Française ▪ Elon International Society