Thursday, January 20, 2011

Upcoming Events at La Maison Française

La Maison Française

New York University

EVENTS January / February 2011

Monday, January 24, 7:00 p.m.

Florence Gould Event (in French)

A Special Edition of French Literature in the Making


Les 100 ans des Editions Gallimard

Presented with the additional support of Sofitel, Open Skies, CulturesFrance, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Thursday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.



Writer; author of Napoléon à Moscou; A Passion for Freedom: The Life of Astolphe de Custine; Elisabeth d’Angleterre et Marie Stuart ou les périls du mariage; Garçon, un cent d’huitres. Balzac et la table

Proust and Balzac: A Closer Look at the Baron de Charlus

Tuesday, February 1, 7:00 p.m.

Reading (in French)


Professor of French, NYU; novelist; author of Alaska; L’Oeuvre des mers, a cycle of five books, including

Un adieu au long cours (L’Olivier/Le Seuil, 2011); à coups du pieds de mouche (Le Bleu du ciel, 2011)

Long cours & pieds de mouche

Wednesday, February 2, 7:00 p.m.

Institute of French Studies Colloquium



CNRS, Centre d’Histoire Sociale du XXe siècle;Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, visiting professor, NYU; author of Etre français: les quatre piliers de la nationalité (Ed. de l'Aube, 2011)

Being French: The Four Pillars of a Nationality

Thursday, February 3, 7:00 p.m.



Professor, Departments of Romance Languages and Visual/Environmental Studies, Harvard University; author of Cartographic Cinema; The Self-Made Map; An Errant Eye (University of Minnesota Press,2010)

An Errant Eye: Poetry and Topography in Early Modern France

Monday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.



Assistant Professor of French, Columbia University; author of L’Adieu au voyage. L’ethnologie française entre science et littérature; co-author, Claude Lévi-Strauss. L’homme au regard éloigné

French Anthropology and Literature:

From Mauss and Bataille to Lévi-Strauss and Barthes

Tuesday, February 8, 7:00 p.m.

Lecture (in French)


Professor, Université de Grenoble-3; CNRS; visiting professor, NYU; author of L’Avenir des Humanités. Économie de la connaissance ou cultures de l’interprétation ; Mythocratie. Storytelling et imaginaire de gauche

Société de la connaissance ou cultures de l'interprétation?

Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.

Institute of French Studies Colloquium

Panel Discussion

Haiti: The Unfinished Independence

Jean-François Brière, Universityat Albany, SUNY; Jonathan Katz, Associated Press;

Margaret L. Satterthwaite, NYU School of Law; Chelsea Stieber, NYU (moderator)

Wednesday, February 16, 6:15 p.m.

Illustrated Lecture

Location: Michelson Theater (Rm. 648)

Cinema Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU

721 Broadway


Chef du Service, Archives françaises du film (CNC); vice-président, Fédération internationale des archives du film

Occupation, Collaboration, Resistance, 1940-1944:

Short Propaganda Films Made in France

Sponsored by Cinema Studies, La Maison Française, Remarque Institute, NYU/CNRS Center

Thursday, February 17, 7:00 p.m.



Professor and Chair, Department of French and Italian, Princeton University; author of The Place of Thought. The Complexity of One in Late Medieval French Didactic Poetry; co-editor, The Troubadors: An Introduction and The Cambridge Companion to Medieval French Literature

Animals and the Ethics of Medieval Reading


February 24-26

Festival of New French Writing: French & American Authors in Conversation

Organized by the Center for French Civilization and Culture, NYU; CulturesFrance, and the Cultural Services

of the French Embassy

Curated by Olivier Barrot & Tom Bishop

Location: Hemmerdinger Hall

Silver Center, NYU, 1st Floor

100 Washington Square East (at Waverly Place)

In English and French. Simultaneous translation available for this event.

Schedule follows:

Thursday, February 24


Opening Remarks

7:15 p.m.

Annie Ernaux & Rick Moody

Moderated by Chad Post

8:45 p.m.

Stephane Audeguy & Jane Kramer

Friday, February 25

2:30 p.m.

Pascal Bruckner & Mark Lilla

Moderated by Adam Gopnik

4:00 p.m.

Joann Sfar & Ben Katchor

Moderated by Françoise Mouly

7:30 p.m.

Atiq Rahimi & Russell Banks

Moderated by Lila Azam Zanganeh

Saturday, February 26

2:30 p.m.

Amin Malouf & (to be announced)

Moderated by Judith Miller

4:00 p.m.

Philippe Claudel & A.M. Homes

Moderated by John MacCarther

Full details on festival website:


La Maison Française is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The building re-opens a half-hour before evening programs.

All events are open to the public and free of charge unless otherwise indicated.


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