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Actor / Director Marcel Bozonnet, playwright Fernando Arrabal, historian Marc Fumaroli of the Académie Française, and soccer legend Lilian Thuram featured in November-December Calendar of Events at La Maison Française of NYU

October 29, 2013

French actor and director Marcel Bozonnet will be featured at a special event taking place at La Maison of Française of New York University on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. His appearance will mark the start of stream of events throughout November and December, including talks by avant-garde playwright Fernando Arrabal, historian Marc Fumaroli of the Académie Française, and soccer legend Lilain Thuram, among others.

La Maison Française, NYU’s home for French-American cultural and intellectual exchange, is located at 16 Washington Mews (corner of University Place), New York, N.Y. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information, please call 212-998-8750, or e-mail:, or visit the website at: Reservations are required only when so noted.

                                       EVENTS: November / December 2013:

Saturday, November 2, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture & Reading, in French

Actor, director: La Princesse de Clèves; Chocolat Clown nègre; Director, Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique de Paris (1993-2001); General Administrator, Comédie Française (2001-2006); founder, Les Comédiens-Voyageurs

La Langue et le sentiment

Special Event: A rare New York visit by renowned French actor and director Marcel Bozonnet

Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m.
Discussion in English

Shaping Immigration News: A French-American Comparison

Rodney Benson
Professor of Media Studies and Sociology, NYU; author of Shaping Immigration News (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Frédéric Viguier, NYU
Gaye Tuchman, UConn

Friday, November 8, 6:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by NYU Institute of African American Affairs; Institute for Public Knowledge;
and La Maison Française

NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South
Tischman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall (1st fl.)

Racism in Soccer: A Discussion with

Retired professional soccer player; FIFA World Champion, 1998; European Champion, 2000; Vice-champion, 2006; creator, Lilian Thuram Foundation: Education Against Racism

In English

RSVP (this event only): 212-998-4222

Monday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored by La Maison Française and Institute of French Studies

Actualité du roman historique

Writer; author of La Vie professionnelle de Laurent B.; novelist, author of HHhH (Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman); Rien ne se passe comme prévu

in conversation with

Clinical Asistant Professor, Institute of French Studies, NYU

In French.

Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 p.m.
Florence Gould Lecture (in French)

Playwright, novelist, poet, filmmaker; author of Guernica; And They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers; The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria

Qu’est-ce que j’ai fait au dieu Pan pour que je sois le seul survivant des quatres avatars de la modernité?

Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.
Florence Gould Lecture (in French)

de l’Academie Française
Historian; essayist; author of Histoire de la rhétorique dans l’Europe modern; Quand l’Europe parlait français; Le Livre des metaphors; Des Modernes aux Anciens

Rhétorique ancienne; rhétorique post-moderne

Monday, November 18, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture in French

Novelist, author of Dans un avion pour Caracas; poet; essayist; author of Dictionnaire égoïste de la littérature française (Prix Décembre; Prix de l'Essai de l'Académie française), Encyclopédie capricieuse du tout et du rien (Prix Duménil)

Proust et l’imbécilité

Monday, November 25, 7:00 p.m.
Florence Gould Event

French Literature in the Making

Writer, journalist; author of La Chambre noire de Longwood (Prix Fémina essai, Prix Roger Nimier, Grand Prix Lire-RTL, Prix Jules-Verne, Prix Joseph Kessel); La Lutte avec l’Ange; 31, allées Damour – Raymond Guérin 1905-1955; La Maison du retour

in conversation with

Writer, journalist, television producer and host, Un Livre un jour (France 3 and TV5)

Working as a journalist in Lebanon, Jean-Paul Kauffmann was kidnapped in May 1983 and was not released until May 1988. He is the author of Voyage to Desolation Island and The Dark Room at Longwood, which was awarded seven literary prizes in France.

Discussion in French.

Presented with the additional support of Sofitel, Centre National du Livre, Open Skies, and Institut Français.

Monday. December 2, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture in French

Professor, Université de Paris VIII; author of Les Porteurs d’ombre, mimesis et modernité; Walter Benjamin sans destin; L’Enseignement de la torture: Réflexions sur Jean Améry

L’Enseignement de la torture

November 1 – December 6


Photographs 1980-2009

Catalogue available, with introduction by Ian Baruma

The exhibition is made possible by The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The gallery is occasionally closed for daytime events; please call (212) 998-8750 to verify access.

Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 p.m.

Soirée Musicale: A Celebration of French Art Song

Elana Gleason, soprano
Nathan Létourneau, tenor
Elena Merkel, soprano
Hans Tashjian, bass
John Spencer IV, piano

Remarks by Scott Murphree, NYU

RSVP (this event only): 212-998-8750.


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