Subject: L'histoire recente de l'UFR d'anglais à l'Université Stendhal.
8 June 2009
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
The deliberately ambiguous but ultimately conservative anti-strike attitude of our UFR d'Anglais at Stendhal University over these past weeks can be explained by the recent history of Stendhal University and of the UFR d'Anglais, which is intimately linked to the career of M. Patrick Chezaud. In case you do not know this influential personality and would like to understand the character of Stendhal's UFR d'Anglais better --where Patrick Chezaud served as Director from 1998 to 2004, before he was elected President of Stendhal University (2004-2008)-- I would like to introduce you to M. Chezaud with a talk he gave at Grenoble in 2005, just one year after he attempted to erase every trace of my research activities in Grenoble with the research center CEIMSA and to remove me from his University.