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La Maison Française of NYU Unveils January/February Calendar of Events on French History, Architecture, Literature, and More

January 23, 2013

The January/February schedule of events at La Maison Française of New York University features a distinguished array of lectures on French history, literature and many other topics, along with an evening performance of French music for woodwind quintet.

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public, and are held at the French cultural center at 16 Washington Mews (corner of University Place),
New York, NY. For more information, please visit, email your inquiry to, or call 2121.998.8750.

EVENTS: January / February 2013

Thursday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.
Illustrated Lecture in English

Professor, Dept. of Photography and Imaging and Dept. of Art History, NYU; historian, critic, curator; author of Parisian Views; editor, Inverted Odysseys: Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, Cindy Sherman

Local Space/Global Visions: Archives, Networks, and Visual Geography around 1900

Tuesday, February 5, 7:30 p.m.
Florence Gould Event
Lecture in French

FRANÇOIS NOUDELMANN Philosopher; critic; radio producer, France Culture; professor, Université de Paris VIII; visiting professor, NYU; author of Le Toucher des Philosophes; Les Airs de famille. Une philosophie des affinités

Mensonge et philosophie: une approche psychologique du discours philosophique

Thursday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.
Lecture in English

Writer, biographer; author of A Passion for Freedom: The Life of Astolphe de Custine; Balzac's Omelette; Monsieur Proust's Library (Other Press, 2012)

Monsieur Proust’s Library

Friday, February 8, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
New Directions in French Studies
Round Table

Les Archives de l’intime: questionnements méthodologiques et théoriques

CLAUDIE BERNARD, NYU; author of Penser la famille au XIXe siècle; TODD SHEPARD, Johns Hopkins; author of The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France; ANN L. STOLER, New School for Social Research; author of Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule; JUDITH SURKIS,Rutgers; author of Sexing the Citizen: Masculinity and Morality in France, 1870-1920; CHRISTELLE TARAUD,Visiting professor, NYU; author of La Prostitution coloniale

Monday, February 11, 7:30 p.m.
Florence Gould Event
Conversation in French

French Literature in the Making

Special edition: Olivier Barrot, the host of the French Literature in the Making series, switches roles and is the invited author for the evening.

Writer, journalist, television producer and host, Un Livre un jour (France 3 and TV5); author of L’Ami posthume: Gérard Philipe; Je ne suis pas là; Le Fils perdu (Gallimard, 2012); co-author, La Vie culturelle dans la France occupée

in conversation with

Director, Center for French Civilization and Culture, NYU

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

Friday, February 15, 7:30 p.m.


Maureen Keenan, flute
Nicholas Abel, oboe
Yi-Chuan Chen, clarinet
Elizabeth Fleming Martignetti, horn
Daniel Liao, bassoon

French music by Ibert, Taffanel, Milhaud

Reservations suggested: 212-998-8750 or

Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 p.m.

Institute of French Studies Colloquium
Lecture in English

Sociologist, École Pratique des Hautes Études; author of L’Enfant des possibles. Assistance médicale à la procreation, éthique, religion et filiation

Assisted Reproductive Technology in Contemporary France: Discourse and Practices

Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
Lecture in English

Professor, Princeton University School of Architecture; author of Dreaming the Rational City; The City of Collective Memory; CyberCities; Le Corbusier: homme de lettres (1910-1947)

Le Corbusier: The Writings of an Architect

Monday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.

Lecture in French

Historian, sociologist; professor emeritus, École Pratique des Hautes Études; author of Histoire de la laïcité en France; La Laïcité expliquée à Nicolas Sarkozy et à ceux qui écrivent ses discours; La Laïcité falsifiée

La Laïcité face aux mutations de la société française

Thursday, February 28, 6:30 p.m.
Institute of French Studies Colloquium
Lecture in English

Professor in Contemporary European History, University of Sussex; author of Algeria: France’s Undeclared War (Oxford University Press, 2012)

The 1956 French Republican Front’s ‘Civilizing Mission’: Algeria, the Cold War, and the Third Way


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