Aug 17

The French Art of Living Well

Thu, August 17, 2023 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm (1h 30m) • Elliott Bay Book Company 1521 10th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122

Carls in Seattle
invite you to
The French Art of Living Well
with Professor Cathy Yandell

Thursday, August 17, 2023

7:00 p.m.
Following the talk, please join us at Optimism Brewing for a beverage and more conversation.

Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

The book talk is free. At Optimism Brewing, purchase your own beverages.

What is joie de vivre, and why is it a fundamentally French concept?

In search of those ineffable qualities that make up the joy of living, this lively book takes readers on a voyage to France through forays into literature, history, and culture. How does art contribute to daily life? Why is cuisine such a central part of French existence? Why are the French more physical than many other cultures? How do French attitudes toward time speak volumes about their sense of pleasure and celebration? And finally, to what extent is this zest for life exportable? These and other questions give way to a dynamic sketch of French life today.

Cathy Yandell is a professor at Carleton, teaching French literature, language, and culture. She has published articles and books on the French Renaissance, notably on time, gender, sexuality, poetry, and politics. By some quirk of fate, she was knighted by the French government into the Order of Academic Palms in 2019. When not buried in books, she loves dance, yoga, and the flying trapeze. She would love to see Carls from the Seattle area at Elliott Bay!

Contact Alumni Relations via email or 800-729-2586.


from Carleton’s Regional Carls Program

Event Contact: Krista Herbstrith

Event Summary

The French Art of Living Well
  • When
    • Thursday, August 17, 2023
    • 7:00pm - 8:30pm (1h 30m)
  • Where
    • Elliott Bay Book Company 1521 10th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122
  • Mode
    • In-Person
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  • Intended For: Students, Faculty, Staff, Alums, Families
  • Categories: Lecture/Panel

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