Victor Hugo: The Man Behind Les Misérables

Code: SL51501

Dates: April 29, 2022

Meets: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: ONLINE

Course Fee: $39.00

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French poet, novelist, and dramatist Victor Hugo’s life story, with spectacular shifts in status and fortune, is in some ways not so different from that of his Les Misérables hero, Jean Valjean. At the age of 29, the Hunchback of Notre Dame made him famous around Europe, but his personal life was beset with tragedy. After Napoleon’s fall in 1870, and the huge success of Les Misérables, Hugo returned to Paris as a people's hero. When he died in 1885, two million people joined his funeral procession.
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Eileen Angelini

Eileen M. Angelini, recipient of a 2010-2011 Canada-U.S. Fulbright award as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON) and named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques in August 2011, received her B.A. in French from Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT) and her M.A. and Ph.D. in French Studies from Brown University (Providence, RI). Dr. Angelini, named to the 2013-2017 Fulbright Specialist Roster, was the Grantee for Fulbright Specialist Project #6796: “Francophone Culture: Literature, Pedagogy and Additional Language Acquisition” at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba): January 3-16, 2016. Presently, Dr. Angelini is Associate Dean of the School for Graduate Studies at SUNY Empire State College. As Associate Dean, Dr. Angelini leads the academic operations of the School for Graduate Studies. In addition, she serves on the SUNY Empire Presidential Task Force to Enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Her projects include working with Teacher Education faculty to incorporate Holocaust content and pedagogy into methodology coursework as well as fostering interdisciplinary curricular efforts on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In support of these projects, Dr. Angelini has been named a 2020-2022 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Holocaust Institute for Teacher Educators (HITE) Professor and was invited to participate in the 2020-2022 Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI) for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights Summer Seminar.



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