Laura Auricchio, dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies at The New School, discusses her new publication The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014) with Luis Jaramillo, Director of the School of Writing.
This "sharp and moving biography" (Kirkus, starred review) of the Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution, looks past the storybook tale of Lafayette and explores how his reputation rose to great heights during the American Revolution only to collapse more than a decade later during the French Revolution. As Auricchio illustrates, even today he remains a murky figure in French memory.
Sponsored by the School of Undergraduate Studies at The New School.
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Professor of Art History and Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies at The New School. She studies and teaches 18th-and 19th-century French and American history, art history, and visual culture as well as contemporary art and gender studies.
Director of the School of Writing and Assistant Professor of Writing at The New School. He is also the co-editor of the journal The Inquisitive Eater: New School Food.