La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in April, including three “PEN World Voices: The New York Festival of International Literature” events on April 18 and 19, featuring conversations between distinguished authors. All events are free and open to the public and take place at La Maison Française, unless otherwise noted. For further information call 212.998.8750.
A schedule of events follows:
Mon., Apr. 4, 7 p.m. Florence Gould Lecture: “La Shoah, comment preserver la mémoire?” by Marek Halter, human rights activist; author of La Mémoire d’Abraham. (In French.)
Tues., Apr. 5, 7 p.m. Florence Gould Lecture: “And God Created Woman — Moses’ Black Wife” by Marek Halter.
Fri., Apr. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Conference: “On Inequality.” A conference to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the publication of Rousseau’s Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men.
Tues., Apr. 12, 6:30 p.m. Discussion: “Same Sex Marriage Debates in France” with Didier Eribon, philosopher; author of Hérésies; and Richard Kim, NYU. Co-sponsored by Institute of French Studies and NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality.
Wed., Apr. 13, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Are Novels Windows on the World?” by Frederic Beigbeder, novelist; editor.
Mon., Apr. 18, 12 noon Conversation: New Yorker staff writer and author Adam Gopnik in conversation with novelist Andreï Makine, author of Dreams of My Russian Summers. Part of PEN World Voices: The New York Festival of International Literature.
Tues., Apr. 19, 12 noon Conversation: NYU professor and novelist Assia Djebar in conversation with Lionel Trouillot, author of Bicentenaire; Les Enfants des héros. Part of PEN World Voices.
Tues., Apr. 19, 2 p.m. Conversation: Novelist Siri Hustvedt in conversation with Nancy Huston, author of L’Empreinte de l’Ange. Part of PEN World Voices.
Wed., Apr. 20, 7:30 p.m. Lecture: “L’Etat et les perspectives de la relation franco-américaine” by François Delattre, Consul General of France in New York. (In French.).
Tues., Apr. 26, 7 p.m. Round Table: “Rethinking 19th Century French Studies: Problems, Methods, Interdisciplinary Approaches.”
Wed., Apr. 27, 6:30 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium: “Transculturalism: How Is It Changing American and French Societies?” by Claude Grunitzki, editor, Trace Magazine; with response by Patrick Weil, co-author, Dual Nationality, Social Rights, and Federal Citizenship in the U.S. and Europe.
Fri., Apr. 29, 7 p.m. Film: L’Auberge Espagnole (Cédric Klapisch, 2000, 129 min.). In French with English subtitles. Note location: NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. Note admission: free with NYU ID; others, $5.