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
ANTOINE GALLIMARD in conversation with OLIVIER BARROT
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
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.
Location: Michelson Theater (Rm. 648)
Cinema Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
ERIC LE ROY
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
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.
Thursday, February 24
Annie Ernaux & Rick Moody
Moderated by Chad Post
Stephane Audeguy & Jane Kramer
Friday, February 25
Pascal Bruckner & Mark Lilla
Moderated by Adam Gopnik
Joann Sfar & Ben Katchor
Moderated by Françoise Mouly
Atiq Rahimi & Russell Banks
Moderated by Lila Azam Zanganeh
Saturday, February 26
Amin Malouf & (to be announced)
Moderated by Judith Miller
Philippe Claudel & A.M. Homes
Moderated by John MacCarther
Full details on festival website: www.frenchwritingfestival.com
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.