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Colloquium honors Victor Hugo, May 3-4

An international colloquium marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Victor Hugo will take place Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at Princeton.

The event, titled "Hugo et lHistoire," will run from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. both days in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. Hugo, one of the most famous of French poets, novelists and playwrights, lived from 1802 to 1885.

Thirteen distinguished Hugo scholars from France and the United States will present papers, some of which will be illustrated with slides. Most papers will be in French.

In addition, a program of music and recitations honoring the memory of the author of "Les Miserables" will be offered at 8 p.m. Friday in the Rockefeller College lounge, Madison Hall.

Admission is free to all events. For more information, click here . The event is sponsored by the Department of French and Italian , in collaboration with the Council for the Humanities and the Center for French Studies.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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