We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Leon Sachs will deliver the conference keynote address! Dr. Sachs is an associate professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Kentucky. His book, The Pedagogical Imagination: The Republican Legacy in Twenty-First-Century French Literature and Film (University of Nebraska Press, 2014), examines artistic form as a reflection of republican educational ideology. He writes in general about the history and culture of French education and has recently published essays on Jacques Rancière’s educational thought and laïcité.
“Sachs weaves together disciplines that have traditionally been distinct (literature, literary theory, reading pedagogy, film studies, history), and he does so in a way that is strikingly original and provocative.” —Mortimer Martin Guiney, author of Teaching the Cult of Literature in the French Third Republic