Thanks to the generosity of the France Chicago Center, the Stevanovich Institute will be hosting renowned French writer and critic Donatien Grau. Grau will visit UChicago from October 30th to November 4th to give talks on Roman Imperial numismatics as a text, philology as a reading for today's world, and 'After the Universal: lessons from the museum'.
An alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Donatien Grau holds a doctorate from the Université Paris-Sorbonne and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. Currently a Guest Curator at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, he has been a visitor at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, a Special Guest of French Studies at Cornell University, a Florence Gould Lecturer at New York University, twice a Guest Professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and twice a Guest Researcher at the Getty Research Institute. Dr. Grau is the author of several books, including Tout contre Sainte-Beuve ( 2013), and Néron en Occident (2015), both reviewed in The New York Review of Books. A member of the editorial board of La Règle du Jeu and a contributing editor of Flash Art International, he has written on contemporary art, in France and internationally, for publications such as Art Press and AnOther Magazine.