French writer and philosopher Pascal Bruckner is coming to the SEAD Gallery and Bookshop the evening of October 5th from 6:30 – 8 PM. SEAD has partnered with France/TAMU Institute for what is sure to be a wonderful discussion by Mr. Bruckner. He will be discussing his book “The Invention of Islamophobia” and more specifically its influence on today’s culture.
As previously discussed in an article by the Guardian, “Bruckner is the epitome of a modern French intellectual. His Parisian apartment is filled with books, he writes, lectures, makes regular TV appearances and shares his opinions with those who listen. Yet, he also mirrors the 18th-century literary type, like Voltaire and Diderot, who often make appearances in his writing.”
A French writer and philosopher from Paris, Pascal Bruckner is coined one of the “nouveaux philosophes”, or New Philosophers. He studied at the universities of Paris I, Paris VII Diderot, and the École Pratique des Hautes Études before becoming the maître de conférences at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris. His esteemed works include writings on the topics of multiculturalism, the concept of the “White Man’s Burden”, and other western ideals. Most famously, Bruckner is known for “Le Sanglot de l’Homme blanc (The Tears of the White Man)”, which has influenced other philosophers and writers, inspiring new trends of thought within the community.