The Slaughter Salon Series is named in honor of Gertrude Slaughter and is organized as a service for our UW-Madison graduate students in French & Italian.
Gertrude Elizabeth Taylor Slaughter (1870-1963) was an author, a patron of the arts, and a French House benefactor who left us her home and the land where the French House now stands on the shore of Lake Mendota. Ms. Slaughter opened her home to students in French & Italian and often organized intellectual “salons” throughout the year to discuss subjects such as art, literature, and philosophy.
This salon topic touches the very core of our graduate students’ existence. What is the importance of literature (French, Italian, or otherwise)?
This talk is presented by the Graduate Association of French & Italian Students.
Light refreshments will be served. Participation in this series is open to our graduate students in French & Italian and their guests. This event is not open to the general public.