La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in March, including a lecture on March 23 by Farhad Khosrokhavar on “The New European Muslim Citizens,” sponsored by NYU’s Institute of French Studies. All events are free and open to the public and take place at La Maison Française, unless otherwise noted.
A schedule of events follows:
Tues., Mar. 1, 7 p.m. Lecture: “De l’usage des mythes de femmes de pouvoir” by Eliane Viennot, Université de Saint-Etienne. In French.
Wed., Mar. 2, 6:30 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium: “Le Mythe de l’allergie française au fascisme” by Zeev Sternhell, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In French.
Thurs., Mar. 3, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Walking on Stilts” by Christopher Prendergast, Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge; general editor of the new Penguin translation of In Search of Lost Time. Second of three lectures in a series entitled “Proust’s Skepticism.” Note location: 19 University Pl., room 222.
Tues., Mar. 8, 7 p.m. Lecture: “The Allegorical Body.” Christopher Prendergast concludes the three-part lecture series “Proust’s Skepticism” with this final lecture held at La Maison Française.
Thurs., Mar. 10, 7 p.m. Film: Clara et moi (Arnaud Viard, 2004, 86 min.) A contemporary love story with two of France’s up-and-coming young stars, Julie Gayet and Julien Boisselier. In French with subtitles. Part of “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2005” where directors will be present for discussion following the screening. Note location: NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. Note admission: free with NYU ID; others, $5.
Fri., Mar. 11, 7 p.m. Film: J’me sens pas belle (Bernard Jeanjean, 2004, 85 min). A romantic comedy. In French with subtitles. Part of “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.” Location and admission information same as March 10 event.
Wed., Mar. 23, 6:30 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium: “The New European Muslim Citizens” by Farhad Khosrokhavar, sociologist and author of L’Islam dans les prisons and Les nouveaux martyrs d’Allah.
Wed., Mar. 23, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “Désir d’ailleurs et vagabondage” by Louis-Philippe Dalembert, Haitian novelist and poet. In French. Co-sponsored by Africana Studies at NYU. Note location: 269 Mercer Street, 6th fl.
Thurs., Mar. 24, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Constructions and Deconstructions of the Universal” by Etienne Balibar, Univ. of California, Irvine; author of We, the People of Europe? Reflections on Transnational Citizenship.
Tues., Mar. 29, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Pensée libertine et crise de l’exemplarité à l’âge classique: la trace de Montaigne” by Jean-Charles Darmon, Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin. In French.
Wed., Mar. 30, 6:30 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloqium: “Le PaCS: une exception française en Europe, ses raisons et ses limites” by Irène Théry, sociologist; author of Le Démariage, justice et vie privée. In French.
Thurs., Mar. 31, 6:30 p.m. Keynote lecture, French Graduate Student Association Conference (Apr. 1 and 2) by Peter Hallward, Middlesex University; author of Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing between the Singular and the Specific.