La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in March, including a French Literature in the Making event on March 3 when French TV personality Olivier Barrot interviews novelist Linda Lê. All events are free and open to the public, except for the films in the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema series, and take place at La Maison Française, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 212.998.8750, or visit www.nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise.
A schedule of events follows:
- Sunday, Mar. 2, 3:30 p.m. Screening: Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2008 presents Her Name is Sabine/Elle sappelle Sabine (2007, 85 min). Followed by a Q&A with director Sandrine Bonnaire, moderated by NYUs Ludovic Cortade. A touching documentary memoir of a sisters autism. Note location: IFC Center, 323 Ave. of the Americas (at W. 3rd St.). Admission charge: $12, general public; $8, NYU ID, IFC members, seniors.
- Monday, Mar. 3, 7 p.m. Conversation/interview: French Literature in the Making series presents Olivier Barrot of France 3-TVs Un livre un jour in conversation with novelist Linda Lê, author of Un si tender vampire, Les Evangiles du crime, Les Dits dun Idiot, among other works. Simultaneous English translation will be provided for this event.
- Tuesday, Mar. 4, 9:30 p.m. Screening: Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2008 presents Aint Scared/Regarde-moi (2007, 97 min). Followed by a Q&A with director Audrey Estrougo, moderated by Robert Stam, NYU. The 23-year-old directors first film explores racial dynamics and adolescent life in the Parisian housing projects. Note location: IFC Center, 323 Ave. of the Americas (at W. 3rd St.). Admission charge: $12, general public; $8, NYU ID, IFC members, seniors.
- Wednesday, Mar. 5, 6:30 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium: a book reading and discussion with the authors of Queer Lives: Mens Autobiographies from 19th-Century France by William A. Peniston, manager of library and archives, The Newark Museum; and Nancy Erber, professor of linguistics and modern languages, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY.
- Friday, Mar 7, 6 p.m. Exhibition opening: Duende: Visages et Voix du Flamenco, photographs by Ariane Delacampagne. On view through April 8.
- Monday, Mar. 10, 7 p.m. Lecture series opens: A Tribute to Christian Delacampage, 1949-2007: Three Lectures in Honor of a Friend. Paul Audi, author and philosopher, speaks on Le Paradoxe du désir selon Alfred Jarry. In French.
- Tuesday, Mar. 11, 7 p.m. Lecture series continues: A Tribute to Christian Delacampage, 1949-2007. Dartmouths Lawrence D. Kritzman on Romancing the Stone: Montaignes Erotics of Experience.
- Wednesday, Mar. 12, 7 p.m. Lecture series continues: A Tribute to Christian Delacampage, 1949-2007. Tom Bishop, Gould Professor of French Literature and director of NYUs Center for French Civilization and Culture, on Now You See It, Now You Dont: The Disappearing Avant-Garde.
- Tuesday, Mar. 25, 7 p.m. Lecture: Architecture and Authority in the Roman dAlexandre (MS Bodley 264) by Mark Cruse, Arizona State University.
- Wednesday, Mar. 26, 6:30 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium: The Rising Significance of Race in France by Eric Fassin, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris; author of LInversion de la question homosexuelle.
- Thursday, Mar. 27, 6 p.m. Book launch: Continental Shifts: The Art of Edouard Duval Carrié (Arte al Dia Press, 2007), edited by Edward J. Sullivan, NYU Dean of Humanities, will be discussed. The important Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval-Carrié, whose work is featured in this book, will be in conversation with Sullivan, NYU Professor of French Michael Dash, and Sarah Lewis, Yale University. The book features the magical realism captured in both painting and sculpture by Duval-Carrié.