Events at La Maison Française in September and October


La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host a number of special events in September and October, including a reading from Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past by renowned French actor Guillaume Gallienne on Sept. 20, a day-long conference exploring the work of French feminist Hélène Cixous on Sept. 24, and the return of “French Literature in the Making” with host Olivier Barrot with two events on Sept. 27 and Oct. 25.

                 La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host a number of special events in September and October, including a reading from Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past by renowned French actor Guillaume Gallienne on Sept. 20, a day-long conference exploring the work of French feminist Hélène Cixous on Sept. 24, and the return of “French Literature in the Making” with host Olivier Barrot with two events on Sept. 27 and Oct. 25.  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., Sept. 14, 7 p.m.
Book launch:  Véronique Godard, sister of filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, presents her book of photographs Détours, de Oaxaca à Tannay (Editions Filigranes, 2010). In French.

Thurs., Sept. 16, 7 p.m.
Lecture:  François Dosse, intellectual historian and professor, IUFM Créteil, discusses his latest book, Gilles Deleuze et Félix Guattari: un couple intellectuel singulier, which examines the prolific if improbable relationship between the authors of such groundbreaking works as Anti-Oedipus, What Is Philosophy? and A Thousand Plateaus.  In French.

Mon., Sept. 20, 7 p.m.
Performance:  An Evening with Guillaume Gallienne. The renowned French actor and member of La Comédie-Française reads an excerpt from Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu. Reservations: 212-998-8750; maison.francaise@nyu.edu. Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 students with valid identification. In French.

Tues., Sept. 21, 7 p.m.
Lecture: Catronia Seth, professor of 18th century French studies, Université de Nancy, Les Liaisons continues:  récritures de Laclos des romances de salon du XVIIIe siècle aux romans du XXIe. This talk will look at works derived from Laclos’ Les Liaisons dangereuses: imitations, adap 500

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