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; 500

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