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Marville’s Paris Rephotographed, the Armory Show Revisited, and Much More to be Featured at La Maison Française of NYU in January/February

January 16, 2014

La Maison Française of New York University will feature events in January and February on literature, history, art, and music, including an illustrated lecture by photographer Peter Sramek in which the artist will discuss the re-photographing of Parisian sites photographed some 150 years ago by Charles Marville (January 30), and a roundtable of curators and art historians who will revisit the Armory Show of 1913 (February 6). Authors Eugène Nicole (January 27) and Jérôme Ferrari (February 24) will speak about their recent titles as well as their writing process in the ongoing French Literature in the Making series.

Events listed in the following calendar of events are free and open to the public at La Maison Française, unless otherwise noted. The center is located at 16 Washington Mews (corner of University Place), New York, NY.

For more information, please call 212.998.8750 or email Or visit the website at

Monday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.
Florence Gould Event
French Literature in the Making

Professor of French, NYU; novelist; author of Alaska; L’Oeuvre des mers, a cycle of five books; à coups de pieds de mouche; Les Eaux territoriales; Le Démon rassembleur (P.O.L., 2014)

in conversation with

In French.

Thursday, January 30, 7:00 p.m.
Professor and Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practice, Ontario College of Art & Design; author of Piercing Time: Paris after Marville and Atget 1865-2012

Rephotographing Marville’s Paris: A Study of Urban Change

Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 p.m.
Professor Emeritus, Yale University; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar, Princeton University; author of Realist Vision; Troubling Confessions: Speaking Guilt in Law and Literature

Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris

Thursday, February 6, 7:00 p.m.

Revisiting the Armory Show

Marilyn S. Kushner, Curator and Head of the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections, New York Historical Society; co-curator, The Armory Show at 100
Patricia Mainardi, Professor Emerita of Art History, Graduate Center, CUNY; author of Husbands, Wives, and Lovers: Marriage and Its Discontents in Nineteenth Century France
Jeffrey Trask, Assistant Professor of History, Georgia State University; author of Things American: Art Museums and Civic Culture in the Progressive Era

Monday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.
Robbing the Jews in WWII Paris: Places, Traces, and Images

Héctor Feliciano, Writer, journalist; author of The Lost Museum: The Nazi Conspiracy to Steal the World’s Greatest Works of Art
Sarah Gensburger, CNRS-Paris; author of Images d’un pillage. Album de la spoliation des Juifs à Paris; co-author, Nazi Labor Camps in Paris
Beth Karlsgodt, Associater Professor of History, University of Denver; author of Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage Under Vichy
Stéphane Gerson, Professor of French and French Studies, NYU; author of The Pride of Place; Nostradamus; moderator

Co-sponsored by La Maison Française, Institute of French Studies, CIRHUS, Dean for the Humanities

Thursday, February 13, 7:00 p.m.
Assistant Professor of French, Adelphi University; author of Original Copies: the Postmodern Aesthetic of Georges Perec and Andy Warhol (Editions Rodopi, 2014)

Perec in a Fog

Tuesday, February 18, 7:00 p.m.
Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University; author of The Performance of Self: Ritual, Clothing and Identity During the Hundred Years War; Animal Encounters: Contacts and Concepts in Medieval Britain

Medieval Dogs at Work

Thursday, February 20, 7:00 p.m.
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of French, NYU

Denis Roche, rhythmisch
Friday, February 21, 7:00 p.m.
Le Médecin malgré lui
Semi-staged performance by UTOPIA OPERA
Molière’s bawdy comedy in its rarely-performed operatic adaptation by composer Charles Gound and librettists Jules Barbier and Michel Carré.

Tickets: $20 general admission;
$10 students with valid i.d.
Reservations: 212-998-8750 or

Monday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.
Florence Gould Event
French Literature in the Making

Writer; author of Dans le secret; Balco Atlantico; Un dieu un animal (Prix Landerneau); Où j’ai laissé mon âme (Prix roman France Télévisions, Prix Initiales, Prix Larbaud); Le sermon sur la chute de Rome

in conversation with

In French.

Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 p.m.
Institute of French Studies Colloquium

Professor of History, Harvard University; author of The Boundardes of the Republic; Divided Rule:

Sovereignty and Empire in French Tunisia, 1881-1938

Divided Rule: Sovereignty and Empire in French Tunisia.

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