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CafeLitt 156: Tintin I

Thu 4 Feb 2010, 19:00, by Dr. Shahdad Heydari, at Atwater Library:1200 avenue Atwater, Montreal, QC (Map)

Hergé's Tintin cartoons have been read by tens of millions and his silhouette- a young man wearing golf trousers, running with a white FoxTerrier by his side, is easily one of the most recognizable visual icons of the modern world. This presentation will offer a comprehensive and critical overview of the Tintin series. Starting with the character's humble origins in the children's supplement of a Belgian catholic newspaper in the 1920's, Tintin's development and success throughout the decades, including the stormy World War II years, will be tracked. Some of the books will be analyzed in detail, both in the context of the series, and in its larger framework.

You can follow the second session here: CafeLitt 157: Tintin II


About us

CaféLitt is not a place; it is a gathering of minds. We are a group of mostly Persian young students, scholars and professionals who gather every Thursday evening around 19h00 in a café to discuss various subjects and share different ideas, ranging vastly from history to science, from literature to fine arts. We started these gatherings on Jan 18th, 2007. Each week, one of us takes the responsibility of presenting a topic (in Persian, English or French) for about an hour in a subject s/he is intimately familiar with or has an expertise in. Afterwards, the evening turns into a discussion forum and all members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask their question(s) and share their points of view.
CaféLitt is open to all comments, suggestion, collaboration and new ideas. CaféLitt provides an unparalleled opportunity for learning about culture, science and philosophy in a relaxed and friendly environment, and for sharing your knowledge and expertise with like-minded members of your community.
CaféLitt is officially registered as a non-profitable group and is a nonpartisan, nonreligious and nonpolitical entity.


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