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French Literature on the Menu at NYU's Maison Française

August 28, 2012

La Maison Française at New York University (16 Washington Mews, corner of University Place, New York, N.Y.) will host a set of exceptional cultural events in September, 2012, including discussions on French literature, performance, and other attractions.

All the events are free and start at 7:30 p.m.

For further information, please visit www.nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise.

 

Monday, September 10:

Performance in French

Florence Gould Event
“Je poussais donc le temps avec l’épaule”
An interpretation of Combray by Marcel Proust

by actor Serge Maggiani
as recently presented at the Festival d’Avignon and the Théâtre National de Chaillot.

Reservations are required for this event via 212.998.8750 or maison.francaise@nyu.edu .

 

Tuesday, September 18:

Lecture in English

Leo Bersani
Professor Emeritus of French, University of California, Berkeley; author of “Is the Rectum a Grave?” and Other Essays; Homos; The Freudian Body, Psychoanalysis and Art

Stardust
A reflection on the human subject's correspondence with and to the world, as well as on the psyche’s response to “calls” from the body, with references to recent cosmological speculations, medieval Islamic Sufism, Proust, and Freud.

 

Wednesday, September 19:

Institute of French Studies Colloquium

Lecture in English

Didier Fassin
James D. Wolfensohn Professor, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study; author of La force de l'ordre: une anthropologie de la police des quartiers

Anthropology of the Police in the French "Banlieues"

 

Thursday, September 20:

Documentary Film Screening
An Encounter with Simone Weil
(USA/Italy/Sweden, 2010; 85 min.)

The story of philosopher, activist, and mystic Simone Weil (1909-1943), followed by
Q & A with the director Julia Haslett

 

Monday, September 24:

Florence Gould Event
Discussion in French

French Literature in the Making
Nicolas Fargues
Novelist; author of Tu verras (Prix du Livre France Culture); Le Roman de l’été; La Ligne de courtoisie

in conversation with
Olivier Barrot
Writer, journalist, Un Livre un jour (France 3)

Presented with the additional support of Sofitel, Air France, Institut Français, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

 

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Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337

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