Skip to main content
Intellect

Olympic Games subject of BYU David M. Kennedy Center lecture Jan. 28

Corry L. Cropper, Brigham Young University associate professor of French studies, will present a David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies lecture titled “The Olympic Games: European Elitism for the Masses” Wednesday, Jan. 28, at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.

In his latest book, “Playing at Monarchy: Sport as Metaphor in Nineteenth-Century France,” he examines the ways sports and games are metaphorically used to defend and subvert, to praise and mock both class and political power structures.

His research interests include 19th-century Mérimée literature, political criticism and French sports and games. He is the author of several articles published in “Nineteenth-Century French Studies,” the “French Review” and “French Literature Series.”

Cropper received a bachelor’s degree from BYU and a master’s degree and a doctorate from the University of Illinois.

This lecture will be archived online. For a complete schedule of David M. Kennedy Center events, visit kennedy.byu.edu. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Writer: Angela Fischer

cropperc.jpg

Related Articles
data-content-type="article"
May 22, 2020
BYU students took home HALF of the awards in the Television Student category.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
May 18, 2020
Statewide effort features researchers from BYU, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
May 14, 2020
Each year for the past five years, students at BYU’s Center for Animation have been tasked with creating an entire video game from concept to finished product. This spring, the latest team made history by creating the first game to win first place in two different categories at the Intel University Games Showcase.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=