Simone Weil, a centennial celebration

Location: Pon-Pasteur Accueil (Angers, France)

Simone Weil

October 30 – November 2, 2009
Simone Weil (1909-1943)

philosopher, mystic, activist, writer

Scholars from the United States, France, England, Ireland, Italy, and Brazil will explore the relevance of Simone Weil’s thinking on justice, violence, beauty, and grace.

A mini course in advanced-level French is available on the Notre Dame campus: “Simone Weil: Justice, Obligations, and Grace.” If interested in participating, please contact Professor E. Jane Doering.

Keynote speakers will be webcast in French to the University of Notre Dame on Friday, October 30th at 9:00 a.m. at the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (329 DeBartolo Hall).

The event will also include High mass sung in Gregorian chant at the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Pierre in Solesmes, France. Father Michael Driscoll from Notre Dame Department of Theology will be on hand to provide insight to the history and meaning of Gregorian chant.

Event contact: Professor E. Jane Doering

Sponsored by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Campus Ministry, the Institute for Educational Initiatives, Learning Beyond the Classroom, l’Université Catholique de l’Ouest S.U.N.D.E.F., the Association Pour l’Étue de la Pensée de Simone Weil, the University of Notre Dame Department of Classics and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, The Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, the Henkels Lecture Series, and the Office of Research.