Acclaimed French author and professor to speak at UAB

Fredéric Gros to deliver April 26 Department of Foreign Languages & Literature lecture.

frederic gross2The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures and Alliance Française of Birmingham will present a lecture in English by Fredéric Gros, professor of political philosophy at the Université de Paris-Est Créteil and at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po Paris), at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26.  

Gros will discuss “A philosophy of walking: The spiritual secret of walking and how it manifests on paper.” He is the author of “A Philosophy of Walking,” and was the editor of the last lectures of French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault at the College de France. Gros also has written books on psychiatry, law and war.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held in Hulsey Recital Hall, located at 900 13th St. South. More information about the event is online.