Albert Camus' novel The Plague will go down in literary history as the most talked about book of the COVID-19 crisis. Originally intended as an allegory of WWII, this story of an epidemic has been a staple of literature classes since 1947. Generations of students have learned that Camus was "really" writing about his experience of World War II.
This March, that reading tradition was transformed. The epidemic brought the novel close to readers who began to read it as a book about their own lives--a book to help them get through a global health crisis. Keeping in mind this new readership, we will offer a personal and literary meditation on living and working with The Plague during a global pandemic.
The language of the event will be English.
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