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Memorial service for Prof. René Girard

Join us as we honor René Girard (1923-2015), the inaugural Andrew B. Hammond Professor in French Language, Literature and Civilization, during a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, at Stanford Memorial Church.
Reception following at the McCaw Hall at Arrillaga Alumni Center 326 Galvez on the Stanford campus, from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
The renowned Stanford French professor was one of the 40 immortels of the prestigious Académie Française. He died at his Stanford home on Nov. 4 at the age of 91, after long illness. Girard joined the Stanford faculty in 1981.
He is the author of nearly thirty acclaimed books, including the provocative and seminal Deceit, Desire, and the Novel (1961), Violence and the Sacred (1972), and Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World (1978). His last major work was Battling to the End (2007).
Read the full obituary here.



Tuesday, January 19, 2016. 02:00 PM


Memorial Church; reception following at Arrillaga Alumni Center


Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages