Lynn Higgins

Professor Higgins to Present 23rd Presidential Lecture

Professor of French and Comparative Literature Lynn Higgins will present the 23rd Presidential Lecture on Tuesday, May 17, at 5 p.m., in 105 Dartmouth Hall. Higgins’s lecture, entitled “The Powers of Fiction,” will deal with her work on the legacy of World War II France, including the German occupation, in literature and film as well as her forthcoming book about filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier.

“I’ve been hearing echoes across the divide between my two topics for some time, and this lecture has been an opportunity to get the two subjects to talk to each other,” says Higgins, who joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1976. “I’m hoping that I’ll be able to explore some questions coming from the humanities that will be of value and interest to my colleagues and students in literature, and also to those working in fields very different from mine.”