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NYU’s Maison Française Hosts Special Events in April and May

March 25, 2010

    La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in April and May, including a conference—Camus Now—marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Albert Camus.  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

A schedule of events follows:

Thurs., April 1, 7 p.m. 
“The Invention of Paris: A History Told in Footsteps” by Eric Hazan, founder-director of Editions La Fabrique.

Mon., April 5, 7 p.m.   
“Colette and the Economics of Notoriety” by Elisabeth Ladenson, Columbia, professor of French and Comparative Literature.

Thurs. – Sat., April 8 – 10   
Conference: “Camus Now,” an international conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Albert Camus (1913 – 1960). For individual sessions and participants, visit

Mon., April 12, 7 p.m.   
Literary Conversation: 
“French Literature in the Making” with Yannick Haenel, novelist; author of Introduction à la mort française; Evoluer parmi les avalanches; Cercle (Prix Décembre; Prix Roger Nimier), Jan Karski; editor (with François Meyronnis), Ligne de Risque, in conversation with Olivier Barrot, journalist and host of Un livre un jour (France 3 TV).  In French.

Wed., April 14, 7 p.m.   
Lecture:  “The Politics of Gender in French Cinema” by Genevieve Sellier, professor at Université de Caen.

Thurs., April 15, 7 p.m.   
Lecture:  “‘There Are No Jews in France’: Alterity in Louis XIV’s Nation-State” by Domna Stanton, CUNY Distinguished Professor of French.

Tues., April 20, 7 p.m.   
Book Launch/Literary Conversation:  On the occasion of the publication of Edouard Glissant’s Poetic Intention (Nightboat Books), the first English-language translation of his meditation on poetry and art, Edouard Glissant in conversation with Michael Dash, NYU professor of French and author of Eduouard Glissant and Nathalie Stephens, author and translator of Poetic Intention

Fri., April 23, 9:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.   
“French Literature and Cinema.” For individual sessions and participants, visit

Wed., April 28, 1 p.m.   
Literary Conversation:  PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature & La Maison Française of NYU Present: “Life, Literature, and Betty Blue,” novelist Philippe Djian in conversation with novelist and screenwriter A.M. Homes.  Co-sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Thurs., April 29, 7 p.m.   
Literary Conversation: PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature & La Maison Française of NYU Present:
“Adaptation: From Page to Screen.”  What is lost—and what is gained—in the adaptation of fiction to film? French writers Philippe Djian and Jean-Philippe Toussaint are joined by American novelists and screenwriters Barry Gifford and Richard Price.  Directed by Francine Prose. Location: NYU Skirball Center.

        Tickets:  $15 / $12 PEN members
                         $12 (this event only) current NYU I.D holders (includes faculty, staff)
               or 212.352.3101
                        or in person at Skirball Center Shagan Box Office
                        566 LaGuardia Place, Tuesday – Saturday 12 - 6 p.m.

Thurs., May 4, 7:30 p.m.   
Multimedia Concert:
“Couleurs: A Love Story Seen Through Colors” by Nicole Renaud.  Tickets are $5.  Email or call 212.998.8750 for reservations.

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NYU’s Maison Française Hosts Special Events in April and May

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