La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in February. Events take place at La Maison Française and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For further information, call 212.998-8750 or visit

A schedule of events follows:

Thurs., Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium: “Presenting Napoleon in the 21st Century: A Challenge to the Mere Biographer” by Steven Englund, author of Napoleon: A Political Life.
Fri., Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Film: Raja (Jacques Doillon, 2003, 112 mins.). In French, with English subtitles. Part of “France on Film” series. Location: NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. Admission: $5, $3 with NYU ID.
Tues., Feb. 15, 12:30 p.m. Screening and lecture: “La Reconstruction d’une mémoire: les documentaires de propagande, France 1940-1944” by Jean-Pierre Bertin-Maghit, historian; author of Le Cinéma français sous Vichy. In French.
Wed., Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium: “Mémoires de Jean Moulin” by Jean-Pierre Azéma, author of Jean Moulin: le rebelle, le politique, le resistant. In French.
Thurs., Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Discussion with Cori Ellison, dramaturg, NYC Opera, “On French Opera.”
Wed., Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Film screening/discussion: Filmmaker Dominique Cabrera screens and discusses Demain et encore demain (1997, 80 mins.). In French.
Mon., Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Lecture: Elstir’s Optical Illusions by Christopher Prendergast, Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge; general editor of the new Penguin translation of In Search of Lost Time. First of three lectures in a series entitled “Proust’s Skepticism.”

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