SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR WEEK

In French and in English. Free and open to the public.

 

Monday, September 15

Simone de Beauvoir"

A theatrical production by NYU in France students

Conceived and directed by Cécile Cotté. Music by Stéphane Scott.

Two performances: 6:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Reservations for the play only: 212-998-8750


September 16 – 18
  
Films on Simone de Beauvoir

Tuesday, September 16

2:00 p.m.  La Maison Française
Le Deuxième Sexe  (French, no subtitles, 60 min.)
La Femme rompue  (Josée Dayan; French, no subtitles, 90 min.)                                                                                                   

 7:00 p.m . La Maison Française
Simone de Beauvoir – Une Femme actuelle (Dominique Gros; French, no subtitles, 52 min.) 
Je veux tout de la vie (Pascale Fautrier/Pierre Séguin; French, no subtitles, 52 min.) 


Wednesday, September 17

2:00 p.m.  La Maison Française
Simone de Beauvoir “Un Siècle d’écrivains” (Valérie Stroh/Pascale Fautrier; French, no subtitles, 51 min.)
La Femme rompue  (Josée Dayan; French, no subtitles, 90 min.)

7:00 p.m.  Cantor Film Center, Theater 102
Portrait croisé “Sartre/Beauvoir” (Madeleine Gobeil; French, English subtitles, 60 min.)
Daughters of Beauvoir (Imogen Sutton; English, 60 min.)


Thursday, September 18   

2:00 p.m.  La Maison Française
Simone de Beauvoir – Une Femme actuelle (Dominique Gros; French, no subtitles, 52 min.)
Le Deuxième Sexe  (French, no subtitles, 60 min.) 

   


ALL SAID AND DONE
TOUT COMPTE FAIT 
Simone de Beauvoir 1908-2008

 

Thursday, September 18

Session 1
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
13-19 University Place, Auditorium 102  

Introduction: Dean Catharine Stimpson (GSAS NYU), Judith Miller (Chair, Dept.of French, NYU)
Conference organizers:   Tom Bishop (NYU), Denis Hollier (NYU), Pascale Fautrier (Univ. du Havre)

Keynote Address

Toril Moi (Duke)
Why Write? Simone de Beauvoir and Literature

Film
Daughters of Beauvoir
(Imogen Sutton; English, 60 min.)


Friday, September 19       

Session 2   10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
La Maison Française 

Session in French

Françoise Gaillard (Univ. Paris VII) – Voyage en Amérique
Christine Fauré (CNRS) – Le classicisme du Deuxième sexe et le post-modernisme
Martine Reid (Univ. de Versailles/Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines) – Lire Le deuxième sexe en 1949 


Film 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.  
La Maison Française

Portrait croisé “Sartre/Beauvoir”
(Madeleine Gobeil; French, English subtitles, 60 min.)  


Session 3    2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
La Maison Française

Fiction & Auto/Biography 

Catherine Cusset (novelist, critic)Simone de Beauvoir and Suffering
Deirdre Bair (biographer) – Simone de Beauvoir’s “Truth of the Story” in Her Autobiography                                   
Annie Cohen-Solal (Tisch School of the Arts, NYU) – The Beaver, Sartre and the United States: Some New Elements on the Mythical Couple
Denis Hollier (NYU) – Is Writing a Solution?                                                                                                                    

Session 4
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
La Maison Française

Sartre & Philosophy and Politics

Hazel Rowley (biographer, author) – Simone de Beauvoir and Sartre: Passion and Generosity
Sonia Kruks (Oberlin) – The Politics of Dehumanization in the Work of Beauvoir
Susan Suleiman (Harvard) – Memories of the Occupation in Les Mandarins


Saturday, September 20     
La Maison Française

Session 5
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

The Second Sex

Elisabeth Ladenson (Columbia) – Colette and The Second Sex
Fabrice Rozié (playwright, critic) – The Feminist Model in The Second Sex
Yolanda Patterson (Pres., Int’l. Simone de Beauvoir Society) – Beauvoir and the So-Called “Silent Generation” of American Women 


Film             
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.    

Je veux tout de la vie
(Pascale Fautrier/Pierre Séguin; French, no subtitles, 52 min.)


Session 6     2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   

SESSION IN FRENCH                                                                                            

Michel Contat (CNRS) – La collaboration Beauvoir - Sartre
Pascale Fautrier (Univ. du Havre) – La liberté selon Simone de Beauvoir: hier, aujourd’hui
Jean-Louis Jeannelle (Paris-Sorbonne) – Les Mandarins ou la crise du dialogue intellectuel
Danièle Sallenave (biographer, author) – Passion, folie et mort dans l’œuvre de Simone de Beauvoir
Yvette Roudy (former Minister for Women’s Rights) Ma rencontre avec le Castor


This conference is made possible with the generous support of the Florence Gould Foundation, Faculty of Art and Science, NYU, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

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