La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in October, including a round table discussion, The 50th Anniversary of the French New Wave: The Crossroads of Film and Politics, on October 9. All events are free and open to the public, and take place at La Maison Française, unless otherwise noted. For further information, call 212.998.8750 or visit www.nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise.
A schedule of events follows:
- Thurs., Oct. 2, 7 p.m. Film Screening: Maison Tropicale (2008, 58 min.) a film by Manthia Diawara, University Professor, NYU, and a documentary filmmaker. A complement to Angela Ferreiras artistic project on the Maison Tropicale by Jean Prouvé, the film brings to light the hidden stories of those left behind in Africa when the Maisons Tropicales were removed. A discussion with NYU professor Richard Sennett and Cooper Union professor Anthony Vidler follows. Note venue: NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St.
- Fri., Sat., Oct. 3-4 Conference: Memory and Trauma: The Stakes of a Memorial Museum. Organized by The National September 11 Memorial and Le Mémorial de Caen. For individual sessions and participants, visit www.nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise.
- Mon., Oct. 6, 5 p.m. Lecture: Frederic Valabregue, author of La Ville sans nom; Agricole et Béchamel; Le Vert-Clos, discussed using vernacular language. In French.
- Thurs., Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Round Table: The 50th Anniversary of the French New Wave: The Crossroads of Film and Politics. Participants include: Dudley Andrew, Yale; Philip Watts, Columbia; Alan Williams, Rutgers; Ivone Margulies, Hunter College; Sam Di Iorio, Hunter; and moderator Ludovic Cortade, NYU.
- Mon., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Literary Conversation: French Literature in the Making with Benoit Duteurtre, writer, music critic, and author of Gaieté parisienne; Le Voyage en France (Prix Médicis), in conversation with Olivier Barrot, journalist and host of Un livre un jour (France 3 TV); publisher of Senso. In French.
- Tues., Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Lecture: Aimé Césaire (1913-2008) by CUNY Distinguished Professor Edouard Glissant. In French.
- Wed., Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. Illustrated Lecture: Paysages de campagne: Les elections présidentielles en France et aux Etats-Unis by Jean-Robert Dantou, photographer. An Institute of French Studies colloquium. In French.
- Thurs., Oct. 16, 7 p.m. Lecture/Concert: composer and Columbia University professor Tristan Murail and pianist Marilyn Nonken, director, Piano Performance Studies, NYU Steinhardt.
- Tues., Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Lecture: Jouer vrai: pratiques actuelles de declamation, gestuelle et scénographie baroques by Benoit Bolduc, NYU, author of Andromède au rocher. In French.
- Mon., Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Florence Gould Lecture: Faut-il aimer son pays? by Pascal Bruckner, author of La Tentation de linnocence. In French.
- Tues., Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Lecture: Claude Lévi-Strauss. A propos dune Pléiade et dun centenaire by Vincent Debaene, Columbia. In French.
- Wed., Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. Round Table: Claude Lévi-Strauss Across the Disciplines with Vincent Debaene, Columbia; and NYUs Thomas O. Beidelman, Denis Hollier, and Susan C. Rogers. Co-sponsored by the Institute of French Studies.
- Thurs., Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Illustrated Lecture: When Versailles Was Furnished in Silver by NYU professor Guy Walton, author of Louis XIVs Versailles.