New York University’s Maison Française opens its Fall 2011 Lecture Series with events featuring Antonin Baudry, cultural counselor of the French Embassy (Sept. 14), novelist Marc Dugain (Sept. 26), and author Marielle Macé (Sept. 27). All events, unless otherwise noted, take place at NYU’s Maison Française (16 Washington Mews [at University Place]/below 8th Street) and are free and open to the public. Call 212.998.8750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
Wednesday, September 14, 7 p.m.
Lecture (in French): “Nos sociétés actuelles: Entre construction de soi et perception de l’Autre”
Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy
Tuesday, September 20, 7 p.m.
Lecture (in French): “L’Art dans la vie, l’art contre la vie”
Laurent Jenny, Professor, Université de Genève; author of La Parole singulière; La Fin de l’intériorité; Je suis la revolution, Histoire d’une métaphore 1830-1975
Thursday, September 22, 7 p.m.
Lecture (in English): “Strong Women, Fallen Men: French Sculpture Following the Franco-Prussian War”
Michael Dorsch, Assistant Professor, The Cooper Union; author of French Sculpture Following the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-80: Realist Allegories and the Commemoration of Defeat
Monday, September 26, 7 p.m.
Florence Gould Event: “French Literature in the Making” (In French)
Marc Dugain, novelist; author of La Chambre des officiers; La Malédiction d’Edgar; Heureux come Dieu en France; Une exécution ordinaire; L’Insomnie des etoiles
In conversation with Olivier Barrot, writer, journalist, Un Livre un jour (France 3)
The event is presented with the additional support of Open Skies, Sofitel, Institut Français, and Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Tuesday, September 27, 7 p.m.
Lecture (in French): “Styles animaux”
Marielle Macé, CNRS-EHESS; visiting professor, NYU; author of Le Savoir des genres; Le Genre littéraire; Façons de lire, manières d’être
Friday, September 30, 2 p.m.
Institute of French Studies Colloquium
Roundtable (in English): “Common Currency, Divided Nations: The Euro and its Future”
Speakers include: Jeanne Lazarus, a professor of sociology, CNRS; Christiane Lemke, professor of political science, Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, NYU; and George W. Ross, professor of politics, Université de Montréal
The event is co-sponsored with NYU’s Center for European and Mediterranean Studies.
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