Lectures: Sexuality and Islam in France

September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

“Treacherous Love Stories”

Treachery? Treason? What exactly are these and how do they get woven together with love and romance in a context like the course at Pitt called “French Kiss?”

Are “all things French” related to kissing, romance and love stories?  Or, can they turn treacherous when it involves strangers or enemies?

Find out during the noon presentation given by scholar Denis Provencher.


“Queer Maghrebi French”
1:30 p.m.

Provencher’s general lecture draws from his forthcoming book “Queer Maghrebi French,” which investigates the lives and stories of queer Maghrebi and Maghrebi French men who moved to or grew up in contemporary France.

By closely examining empirical evidence from the lived experiences of queer Maghrebi French-speaking performance artists, religious thinkers, novelists and directors as well as non-artistic or non-creative study participants, Provencher’s book presents a variety of paths available to these men who articulate and pioneer their own sexual difference within their families of origin and contemporary French society.

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Department of French and Italian and the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program. Cosponsored by the European Studies Center, Honors College, and the Humanities Center.

Location and Address

602 Cathedral of Learning
Humanities Center

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