A Tale of Twin Cities

University of Glasgow Library

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by Dr Peter Davies

A new poster exhibition celebrating Marseilles’ status as European City of Culture 2013 is now on display in Am Fosglan (level 2).

Glasgow and Marseilles were twinned in 2006. This exhibition complements the latest cultural exchange between the two cities: a one-day international bilingual symposium to be held at the Alliance Française de Glasgow on Friday 11 October. ‘Marseilles: Its History and Cultural Heritage / Marseille: son histoire et son patrimoine culturel’ has been co-organised by members of the University of Glasgow’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC). No less than 15 contributors will cover a variety of topics including ‘Women and the city’, ‘Victor Gelu and the “Otherness” of Occitan and French in 19th-century Marseille’ and ‘Pagnol’s films within the context of Marseilles in the 1930s’. The day will be punctuated by open discussions with key speakers, allowing anyone who wishes to…

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