La Maison Française’s Spring 2017 series continues in March with “French Literature in the Making” (March 6); “Drawing’s Stepchild: How Lithography Transformed the Visual Universe of 19th-Century France” (March 21); and “Jewish Identity in Question: The Legacy of Irène Némirovsky” (March 27).

La Maison Française of NYU
La Maison Française’s Spring 2017 series continues in March with “French Literature in the Making” (March 6); “Drawing’s Stepchild: How Lithography Transformed the Visual Universe of 19th-Century France” (March 21); and “Jewish Identity in Question: The Legacy of Irène Némirovsky” (March 27).

La Maison Française’s Spring 2017 series continues in March with “French Literature in the Making” (March 6); “Drawing’s Stepchild: How Lithography Transformed the Visual Universe of 19th-Century France” (March 21); and “Jewish Identity in Question: The Legacy of Irène Némirovsky” (March 27), among other events.

All events are held at La Maison Française of NYU, 16 Washington Mews (between University Place and Fifth Avenue) and are free and open to the public—unless otherwise noted. Seating for free events is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8750 or visit nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).

Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.
Institute of French Studies Lecture
Gendering French Colonial History: Madame Luce and her School for Muslim Girls in 19th-Century Algeria
REBECCA ROGERS, Professor of history of education, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité; author of From the Salon to the Schoolroom: Educating Bourgeois Girls in 19th-Century France; A Frenchwoman’s Imperial Story: Madame Luce in 19th-Century Algeria
In English

Monday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.
French Literature in the Making
RAPHAËL ENTHOVEN
Professor of French literature and philosophy; radio producer and host, Les nouveaux chemins de la connaissance (France Culture), among other programs; author of Barthes; L’Absurde; Le Philosophe de service et autres textes; La Folie; Matière première; co-author of Dictionnaire amoureux de Proust (Prix Femina essai)
in conversation with
OLIVIER BARROT
Writer, journalist, television producer and host, Un Livre un jour (France 3 and TV5); author of L’Ami posthume; Le Fils perdu; La Revue Blanche; Un livre un jour, un livre toujours; Mitteleuropa
In French

Friday, March 10
The Long and the Short of It: Interférences de la nouvelle et du roman dans la littérature française du dix-neuvième siècle
Organized by CLAUDIE BERNARD (NYU) and CHANTAL MASSOL (Université Grenoble-Alpes)

Session I: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Introduction by CHANTAL MASSOL
Nouvelle et roman dans l’écosystème médiatique (1860-1880), CORINNE SAMINADAYAR-PERRIN (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier)
Pour une poétique historique des dispositifs de la nouvelle dans le journal, MARIE-EVE THÉRENTY (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier)
Madame de Staël’s Strange Bedfellows: Novella and Novel (1787-1807), RACHEL CORKLE (Borough of Manhattan Community College)

Session II: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Chiens fidèles, chiens fugueurs: l’histoire de deux histoires du Roi de Bohême de Charles Nodier
, MASHA BELIAEVA SALOMON (NYU)
Nouvelle et roman: le dialogue de deux forms littéraires dans l’oeuvre de George Sand, PASCALE AURAIX-JONCHIÈRE (Université Clermont-Auvergne)
Des Confidences à Graziella: la question du Nom chez Lamartine, MARTINE GANTREL-FORD (Smith College)
Récit et géologie: le temps de la mine chez Zola et dans ses sources, GÖRAN MAGNUS BLIX (Princeton University)
Nouvelles de la bataille: fragments d’une histoire de la guerre de 1870, CLAUDE MILLET (Université Paris-Diderot-Paris 7)

Sponsored by the NYU Provost’s Faculty Research Initiatives Program; Department of French; Laboratoire UMR LITT & ARTS; Université Grenoble-Alpes

Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.
Illustrated Lecture
Drawing’s Stepchild: How Lithography Transformed the Visual Universe of 19th-Century
France
PATRICIA MAINARDI, Professor emeritus, Graduate Center, CUNY; author of Art and Politics of the Second Empire; The End of the Salon; Husbands, Wives, and Lovers; Another World: Nineteenth-Century European Print Culture (Yale University Press, 2017)
In English

Thursday, March 23, 7:00 p.m.
FUTURES OF FRENCH
Contesting Identities
A new Department of French series highlighting the work of early career scholars
FRANÇOIS PROULX, Assistant Professor, Department of French and Italian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ELIZA ZINGESSER, Assistant Professor, Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University
In English

Monday, March 27, 7:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Remarque Institute
Jewish Identity in Question: The Legacy of Irène Némirovsky
SUSAN RUBIN SULEIMAN, Professor, Harvard University; author of Crises of Memory and the Second World War; Budapest Diary: In Search of the Motherbook; The Némirovsky Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in 20th-Century France (Yale University Press, 2016)
In English

Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.
Department of French Event
La nuit juste avant les forêts by Bernard-Marie Koltès
Bilingual dramatic reading of the play by graduate and undergraduate students; followed by discussion with AMIN ERFANI (Lehman College)
Directed by ANNA G.R. MILLER (NYU)

Thursday, March 30, 7:00 p.m.
Le Gardien de nos frères
ARIANE BOIS, Journalist; novelist; author of Sans oublier; Le Monde d’Hannah; Le Gardien de nos frères (Belfond, 2016)
Respondent: ALEXANDRA STEINLIGHT, Department of History, NYU
In French and English

Editor’s Note
For nearly six decades, La Maison Française of New York University has served as a major forum for French-American cultural and intellectual exchange, offering contemporary perspectives on myriad French and Francophone issues. Its rich program of lectures, symposia, concerts, screenings, exhibitions, and special events provides an invaluable resource to the university community, as well as the general public. 

 

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