Les Misérables symposium at the State Library of Victoria

Symposium: Around Les Misérables: people and spaces

Discover the world that created Les Misérables in an afternoon symposium at the State Library of Victoria!


A half-day symposium organised conjointly by the University of Melbourne and the State Library of Victoria will celebrate the man who signed with the motto “Ego Hugo” – I Hugo – and continues the journey initiated by the State Library of Victoria exhibition, Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage.

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In this symposium the cultural context, the background and the influences on Hugo’s masterpiece will be discussed. From heroes to monsters, from Spain to Guernsey and Vietnam, from painting to sketching, the speakers will lead the audience through the “People and Spaces” surrounding Les Misérables.


November 7


State Library of Victoria

Entry is free. Bookings are essential. Register and read presentation abstracts here.


Dr Bertrand Bourgeois, University of Melbourne

Dr Tess Do, University of Melbourne

Professor Véronique Duché, University of Melbourne

Anais Lellouche, Curator, State Library of Victoria

Dr Florian Meunier, Curator, Carnavalet Museum

Jade Patterson, University of Melbourne

By the School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne


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