La Maison Française at New York University will host several special events in October including a lecture by Jacques Derrida on October 13 (in French) and an exhibition of engravings by Jacques Muron, organized in cooperation with the Fitch- Febvrel Gallery. All events, unless otherwise noted, will take place at NYU’s Maison Française, 16 Washington Mews, and are free and open to the public. For further information the public may call (212) 998-8750.

A schedule of events follows:

Oct. 6-29, Exhibition: Engravings, by Jacques Muron, organized in cooperation with the Fitch-Febvrel Gallery.

Thurs., Oct. 7, 8:15 p.m., Lecture: Anka Muhlstein, author of A Taste of Freedom: The Life of Astolphe de Custine, on “Custine and Proust: Sex, Secrets and Literature.” (In English)

Mon., Oct. 11, 8:15 p.m., Florence Gould Lecture: Georges Forestier, author of Corneille: Le Sens d’une dramaturgie, on “Lire et jouer Racine au vingt-et-unième siecle.” (In French)

Tues., Oct. 12,8:15 p.m., Lecture: Madeleine Borgomano, author of L’écriture filmique de Marguerite Duras, on “Le mémoire de l’oubli: Une forme dynamique de l’écriture durasienne.” (In French)

Wed., Oct. 13, 8:30 p.m., Lecture: Jacques Derrida on “Les humanités de demain: Profession de foi d’un professeur.” (In French) Note location: NYU’s Main Bldg., room 703, 100 Washington Square East

Wed., Oct. 20, 8:15 p.m., Institute of French Studies Colloqium: Jacques Revel, author of Jeux d’échelle: La micro-analyse à l’expérience, on “Retour sur l’événement.” (In French)

Thurs., Oct. 21, 8:15 p.m., Lecture: Pierrette Fleutiaux, novelist, author of L’expédition, on “L’expédition: Un roman sur l’île de Pâques.” (In French)

Tues., Oct. 26, 8:15 p.m., Lecture: J. Michael Dash, NYU professor and author of The Other America: Caribbean Literature in a New World Context, on “Post-colonial Eccentricities: Francophone Caribbean Literature and the Fin-de-siècle.” (In English)

Thurs., Oct. 28, 8:15 p.m., Lecture: Guy Scarpetta, novelist, essayist and critic, on “Actualité de Rabelais.” (In French)

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