NYU’s Maison Française Hosts Special Events in Jan/Feb

La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in January and February, including a round table discussion, “Céline’s ‘Forbidden’ Writings: Madness or Method,” which examines critic Wyatt Mason’s recent article on French writer Céline in the New York Review of Books, on February 18. 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:

  • Tues., Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Lecture: Julia Prest, lecturer, Department of French, University of St. Andrews, and author of Theatre under Louis XIV: Cross-Casting and the Performance of Gender in Drama, Ballet, and Opera, discusses “French Responses to the Italian Castrato.”
  • Thurs., Jan. 28, 6 p.m. Lecture: Robert M. Rubin, doctoral candidate in the history and theory of architecture at Columbia University and owner of the Maison de verre, the 1932 Paris house designed by Pierre Chareau, discusses “Living in a Glass House: Preservation and Presentation of Pierre Chareau’s Maison de verre.” In collaboration with the American Institute of Architects / NY. Reservations at http://cfa.aiany.org. Note venue: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.
  • Fri., Jan. 29, 4 p.m. Round Table: “Translating for the Theater.” Participants include: Tina Howe, author of Painting Churches and Coastal Disturbances; Olivier Kemeid, author of l’Eneide; and Koffi Kwahulé, author of Blue-S-Cat and Big Shoot; Julie Vatain and Judith Miller (NYU), and Chantal Bilodeau, translators; moderated by Emmanuelle Ertel (NYU). In collaboration with the hotINK Festival.
  • Sat. and Sun., Jan 30 & 31 Readings: hotINK International Festival of Play Readings Sat., Jan. 30, 3 p.m., The Aeneid by Olivier Kemeid Sun., Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Blue-S-Cat by Koffi Kwahulé Note venue: 721 Broadway. Reservations: www.nyu.edu/tisch/drama/hotink
  • Tues., Feb. 2, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Louis Guilloux: Portrait d’un inconnu,” by Philippe Roger, global distinguished professor of French, NYU. In French.
  • Wed., Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Lecture: Jeffrey H. Jackson, associate professor of history; director, environmental studies program, Rhodes College, on “Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910.” An Institute of French Studies Colloquium.
  • Mon., Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Literary Conversation: “French Literature in the Making” with Marc Lambron, writer, literary critic, and author of Les Menteurs; L’Œil du silence (Prix Femina); Etrangers dans la nuit; La Nuit des masques (Prix Colette); Eh bien, dansez maintenant!, in conversation with Olivier Barrot, journalist and host of Un livre un jour (France 3 TV); publisher of Senso. In French.
  • Thurs., Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “Nouvelles genevoises de Jean de Saintré: Rousseau et Töpffer face à l’incipit,” by Sylvie Lefevre, professor, department of French, NYU. I 500

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