Translations of Beauty: Simone Weil and Literature

Tree on a starry night
“Stars and blossoming fruit trees: utter permanence and extreme fragility give an equal sense of eternity” — Simone Weil

The University of Notre Dame presents:

Colloquy XLI of the American Weil Society

“Translations of Beauty: Simone Weil and Literature”

March 17–19, 2022
University of Notre Dame
McKenna Hall Conference Center

Keynote speakers:

Robert Chenavier, Président de l'Association pour l'étude de la pensée de Simone Weil
Vincent Lloyd, Villanova University
Alexander Nemerov, Stanford University

More details and call for papers

Registration and program information coming in early 2022.


  • de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture
  • Department of Africana Studies
  • Department of Classics
  • Department of English
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Romance Language and Literatures
  • Department of Theology
  • Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
  • McGrath Institute for Church Life
  • Notre Dame Law School
  • Religion & Literature 
  • Snite Museum of Art