La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in October, including a conversation with French actress Isabelle Huppert and NYU Professors Tom Bishop and Judith Miller, chair of Department of French, on October 24, at 6 p.m. All events, which are free and open to the public, take place at La Maison Française. For further information, call 212.998.8750 or visit

A schedule of events follows:

Wed., Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Lecture: “L’Islam et la guerre des references” by Abdelwahab Meddeb, poet, professor, author of La Maladie de l’Islam. In French.

Thurs., Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Lecture: “L’Archive du contemporain: l’expérience de l’Institut Mémoires de ‘Edition Contemporaine (IMEC)” by Olivier Corpet, director, Institut de la Mémoire de l’Edition Contemporaine. In French.

Tues., Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Pour une autre histoire de la littérature française: la langue littéraire de Gustave Flaubert à Claude Simon” by Gilles Philippe and Julien Piat, Université de Grenoble-III. In French.

Tues., Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Proust and His Publishers” by Anka Muhlstein, writer, biographer.

Wed., Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium: “Impressionism Was Born Here: On the Path of Monet and his friends in Bougival, Chatou, Louveciennes” by Anthony LaCoudre.

Mon., Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Conversation: French actress Isabelle Huppert (Ma Mere, The Piano Teacher, Madame Bovary, Passion) speaks with NYU’s Tom Bishop and Judith Miller. An “Act French” event.

Tues., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Daewoo: la fiction sans roman.” by François Bon, novelist and playwright. In French.

Fri., Oct. 28, 2 p.m. Colloquium on Francophone Theater. Organized by Judith Miller, chair of NYU’s Department of French. In French, with English summaries. An “Act French” event. Features conversations on “Francophone Theater of Africa and the Caribbean” and “Francophone African and Caribbean Writers and Playwrights”
7 p.m. Dramatic reading: Koffi Kwahule’s Jaz in French.

Mon., Oct. 31, 7 p.m. Florence Gould Lecture: “Théâtre et théâter pataphystique” by Fernando Arrabal, playwright, novelist. In French.

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