Monthly Archives: May 2014

Amélie Nothomb International Conference is a resounding success

The international conference,  Identity, Memory, Place –  Past, Present and Future, which took place at Reid Hall on 15 & 16 May was attended by over 100 delegates.  Amélie Nothomb was given a resounding reception, and gave a  private interview with University of Kent students ahead of the main interview.  The conference was also attended by Laureline Amanieux who was there to speak about her new documentary:   ‘Amélie Nothomb, une vie entre deux eaux’ which was also screened at the conference. Amélie is pictured here with Dr Ana de Medeiros, Academic Director for Paris programmes and some of our Paris MA students.Nothomb and UKP students


15-16 May – Amélie Nothomb, International Conference: Identity, Memory, Place – Past, Present and Future.

15th–16th May 2014 REID HALL, 4 RUE DE CHEVREUSE, 75006 PARIS

A two-day conference at Reid Hall, Paris 6e, sponsored by Mount Allison University (Canada), the University of Kent (UK) and Columbia University Undergraduate Programs in Paris (USA).

Belgian by origin, raised principally in the Far East and now splitting her time between Paris and Brussels, Amélie Nothomb, a self-described  ‘apatride belge’ questions the links between identity, memory and place not only in her autobiographically inspired works but also in her fictional writings.