1 December 2014, 5.30 PM
Ertegun House, 37A St Giles’, Oxford
After a life marked by scandals and decades of imprisonment, the Marquis de Sade died in the lunatic asylum of Charenton on 2 December 1814. On the eve of the bicentenary day, Nicholas Cronk and Manuel Mühlbacher will present their recent edited volume Sade, l’inconnu? Nouvelles approches critiques, deux cents ans après sa mort, which brings to the fore new aspects of Sade’s multifarious writing. The event will feature responses to the volume by Sade specialists Will McMorran (Queen Mary University, London) and Thomas Wynn (Durham University), followed by a drinks reception in honour of the late Marquis.