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Center for Language Studies French & Italian Language Learning Literature
How ASL Students and Professors Have Dealt with COVID-19 Restrictions
Partnered with ACTFL, the Center of Language Studies works to promote language learning worldwide.
Albert Camus’ novel depicts the city of Oran, Algeria during a contemporary outbreak of the plague. While there are obvious parallels between the plague in the novel and the peste brune (the brown plague, a nickname for the Nazis who occupied France during World War 2), by transforming the threat into an act of nature, Camus shifts the focus from human cruelty to the many reactions to suffering: some pretend it doesn’t exist, some try to escape it, others accept it and try to alleviate pain.