La Maison Française at NYU Enriches April with Free Events About Art, History, and Literature


Listen to a panel discussion (April 4) on the medieval poet François Villon, who found his muse in the streets, taverns, and bordellos of Paris. Or take in an exhibition, April 12 to May 31, entitled “Pears, Pastimes, and People: Caricatures by Daumier and His Contemporaries.” These and other April events will be offered at La Maison Française and are free of charge except when otherwise noted.

The arrival of April augurs a colorful flowering of diverse cultural events and erudite discussions at La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), New York, N.Y.

Listen to a panel discussion (April 4) on the medieval poet François Villon, who found his muse in the streets, taverns, and bordellos of Paris. Or take in an exhibition, April 12 to May 31, entitled “Pears, Pastimes, and People: Caricatures by Daumier and His Contemporaries.” These and other April events will be held at La Maison Française and are free of charge -- except when otherwise noted. For more information, please call 212.998-8750, or send an email to maison.francaise@nyu.edu.

                                                       April 2013 Calendar:

Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.

Translating One Another
MARIE CHAIX
Novelist, translator; author of The Laurels of Lake Constance; Silences, or a Woman’s Life; The Summer of the Elder Tree
HARRY MATHEWS
Novelist, essayist, poet, translator; author of Cigarettes; The Journalist; My Life in C.I.A.; co-editor, Oulipo Compendium
EMMANUELLE ERTEL, Moderator
Clinical Associate Professor of French, NYU; translator

Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.

Institute of French Studies Colloquium
FATHER PATRICK DESBOIS
Father Desbois has led a historic effort to locate graves of Jews and Roma killed during the Holocaust, identifying 2,000 mass graves and 800 extermination sites. He has recorded interviews with 2,500 elderly eyewitnesses, and will show excerpts of his filmed interviews.
Mass Murder of the Roma People during the Second World War

Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Dept. of Comparative Literature; Medieval and Renaissance Center
A Piece of My Assets: Puns, Proper Names, and Filthy Jokes in the New Translation of the Poems of François Villon
DAVID GEORGI
Translator, François Villon’s Poems (Northwestern University Press, 2013)
NANCY REGALADO
Professor Emerita of French, NYU
RICHARD SIEBURTH
Professor of French and Comparative Literature, NYU; translator

Friday, April 5, 4:00 p.m

Co-sponsored by Cultural Services of the French Embassy
Illustrated Presentation
BOULET
Comic book writer; author of Raghnarok; Notes; La Page blanche; Back in Style; and of the webcomic: www.bouletcorp.com

Friday, April 12, 6:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Institute of African-American Affairs and Institute for Public Knowledge
Location: Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU, 20 Cooper Square, 5th fl
EDWY PLENEL
Journalist; co-founder and CEO, Mediapart; former editor-in-chief, Le Monde; author of Le Droit de savoir
Révolution numérique, revolutions démocratiques
Digital Revolution, Democratic Revolutions
Reservations recommended: www.nyu.edu/ipk

Saturday, April 13, 4:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Dept. of Comparative Literature; Program: Media and Literature; Cultural Services of the French Embassy
Location: Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place
BERNARD STIEGLER
Philosopher; director, Georges Pompidou Institute of Research and Innovation; author of La Technique et le temps (Technics and Time)
Social Networking and Neuropower

Monday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.

LUCIEN NOUIS
Assistant Professor of French, NYU
Le Peuple et l’archive selon Louis Sébastien Mercier

Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.

RÉDA BENSMAÏA
Professor of French Studies and Comparative Literature, Brown University; author of Alger ou la maladie de la mémoire; Experimental Nations or the Invention of the Maghreb
Figures de l’événement

Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 p.m.

Institute of French Studies Colloquium
Co-sponsored by the Collège International de Philosophie, Paris
“Marriage for All!”: The French Debate on Same-Sex Marriage
Bruno Perreau, MIT; Julie Saada, Université d’Artois-Collège International de Philosophie; Frédéric Viguier, NYU

Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.

GUILLAUME SOULEZ
Professor, University of Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle

Le cinéma, une pensée de la littérature ? Actualité de la recherche française.

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