Publisher Gallimard, Novelists Rick Moody and A.M. Homes Appear at La Maison Française Events, Jan. & Feb.


La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host a number of special events in January and February, including a conversation with esteemed French publisher Antoine Gallimard on Jan. 24, a colloquium on Haiti and independence on Feb. 15, and a three-day festival featuring French and American authors, including Rick Moody and A.M. Homes, on Feb. 24-26.

Publisher Gallimard, Novelists Moody and A.M. Homes Appear at La Maison Française Events, Jan. &  Feb.

La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host a number of special events in January and February, including a conversation with esteemed French publisher Antoine Gallimard on Jan. 24, a colloquium on Haiti and independence on Feb. 15, and a three-day festival featuring French and American authors, including Rick Moody and A.M. Homes, on Feb. 24-26.  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:

Mon., Jan. 24, 7 p.m.
Literary Conversation: French Literature in the Making with Antoine Gallimard, President-Director General, Editions Gallimard and president, Syndicat national de l’édition (SNE), discussing the 100 year history of the Gallimard publishing house with Olivier Barrot, journalist and host of Un livre un jour (France 3 TV); publisher of Senso.  In French.

Thurs., Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
Lecture:  Proust and Balzac:  A Closer Look at the Baron de Charlus, by Anka Muhlstein, writer; author of Napoléon à Moscou; A Passion for Freedom: The Life of Astolphe de Custine; Elisabeth d’Angleterre et Marie Stuart ou les périls du mariage; Garçon, un cent d’huitres; Balzac et la table.

Tues., Feb. 1, 7 p.m.
Reading (in French):  Long cours & pieds de mouche, by Eugene Nicole (NYU), novelist and author of AlaskaL’Oeuvre des mers, a cycle of five books, including Un adieu au long cours (L’Olivier/Le Seuil, 2011);  à coups du pieds de mouche (Le Bleu du ciel, 2011).

Wed., Feb. 2, 7 p.m.
Lecture: Being French: The Four Pillars of a Nationality, by Patrick Weil, Centre d’Histoire Sociale du XXe siècle; Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, visiting professor, NYU; author of  Etre français: les quatre piliers de la nationalité  (Ed. de l’Aube, 2011).

Thurs., Feb 3, 7 p.m.
Lecture:  An Errant Eye:  Poetry and Topography in Early Modern France, by Tom Conley, professor, Departments of Romance Languages and Visual/Environmental  Studies, Harvard University; author of Cartographic Cinema; The Self-Made Map; An Errant Eye (University of Minnesota Press, 2010).

Mon., Feb. 7, 7 p.m.
Lecture:  French Anthropology and Literature: From Mauss and Bataille to Lévi-Strauss and Barthes, by Vincent Debaene, assistant professor of French, Columbia University; author of  L’Adieu au voyage:  L’ethnologie française entre science et littérature; co-author, Claude Lévi-Strauss: L’homme au regard éloigné.

Tues., Feb. 8, 7 p.m.
Lecture:  Société de la connaissance ou cultures de l'interprétation?with Yves Citton, professor, Université de Grenoble-3; CNRS;  visiting professor, NYU; author of L’Avenir des Humanités: Économie de la connaissance ou cultures de l’interprétation; Mythocratie: Storytelling et imaginaire de gauche.  In French.

Tues., Feb. 15, 7 p.m.
Panel discussion: Haiti: The Unfinished Independence, with Jean-François Brière, SUNY Albany; Jonathan Katz, Associated Press; Margaret L. Satterthwaite, NYU School of Law; Chelsea Stieber, NYU (moderator).

Wed., Feb 16, 6:15 p.m.
Illustrated Lecture: Occupation, Collaboration, Resistance, 1940-1944:  Short Propaganda Films Made in France, by Eric Le Roy, Chef du Service, Archives françaises du film (CNC); vice-président, Fédération internationale des archives du film. Note venue: Michelson Theater (Rm. 648), Cinema Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway.

Thurs., Feb. 17, 7 p.m.
Lecture: Animals and the Ethics of Medieval Reading, by Sarah Kay, 500

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