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You are warmly invited to two events that will take place at the Maison Française d'Oxford and St Catherine's College this week, with Benjamin Hoffmann.

Benjamin Hoffmann is a creative writer and a Professor of French (The Ohio State University) specialising in eighteenth-century French literature and philosophy. His récits and novels include Père et fils (Gallimard, 2011), American Pandemonium (Gallimard, 2016), L'Île de la Sentinelle (Gallimard, 2022; Sentinel Island, transl. Alan J. Singerman, Liverpool UP, 2024) and, last month, Les Minuscules. He is also the author of the monograph L'Amérique posthume. Réinventions littéraires de l'Amérique à la fin du XVIIIe siècle(Classiques Garnier, 2019) and the essay Les Paradoxes de la postérité (Minuit, 2019).

The first event will be a conversation with Benjamin and Ève Morisi discussing his experience as a researcher-novelist and his latest work of fiction, Les Minuscules. For more information, see here.

Benjamin will also be giving a talk on 'Langue et Révolution dans la dernière œuvre de Casanova'. He will be joined by Olivier Ritz of Université Paris Cité, who will give a paper entitled 'La langue à l’envers? Jean-François Laharpe, l’histoire littéraire et la Révolution'. For more information, see here.

Benjamin Hoffmann