School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Queen's Contagion Cultures Lecture Series - Julien Lefort-Favreau

Tuesday April 13, 2021  4:00 PM

The Book Industry After COVID

Julien Lefort-Favreau, Assistant Professor, Department of French Studies, Queen’s University

The effects of COVID on the world of performing arts was widely discussed. However, the book world is also suffering from the effects of the economic and sanitary crisis. If for the moment, book sales seem to be doing well, we are legitimately in a position to ask ourselves whether, in the long term, the current crisis will not have the effect of increasing the inequalities between smaller players and huge corporations in the book industry. Is this a potential threat to freedom of expression and diversity?

Julien Lefort-Favreau is Assistant Professor in the Department of French Studies at Queen's University (Kingston, Canada). His main publications are: 'Henri Deluy, ici et ailleurs' (with Saskia Deluy), Le Temps des cerises, 2017; 'Politique de l'autobiographie. Engagements et subjecticvités' (with Jean-François Hamel and Barbara Havercroft), Nota Bene, 2017; 'Pierre Guyotat politique', Lux éditeur, 2018; 'Le luxe de l'indépendance. Réflexions sur le monde du livre', Lux éditeur, 2021. Since 2012, he has been a member of the editorial board of the journal Liberté. 

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