La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in September including a lecture entitled ” Giants of the Road,’ Pedal Workers,’ Slave Laborers,’ or Dopers? The Contested Heroism of Tour de France Racers, 1903 to the Present” on September 18. All events are free and open to the public. For further information the public may call 212.998.8750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A schedule of events follows:
- Tues., Sept. 12, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Portrait de Corneille en jeune auteur” by Christian Biet, Université de Paris-Nanterre; author of Droit et littérature sous l’Ancien Régime. In French.
- Thurs., Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Lolita in France” by Elisabeth Ladenson, Columbia University; author of Dirt for Dirt’s Sake: Literature, Sex and Obscenity, 1857-1966.
- Mon., Sept. 18, 7 p.m. Lecture: ” Giants of the Road,’ Pedal Workers,’ Slave Laborers,’ or Dopers? The Contested Heroism of Tour de France Racers, 1903 to the Present” by Christopher Thompson, Ball State University; author of The Tour de France: A Cultural History.
- Wed., Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium: “Fearful Brains in the Age of Terror” by Joseph Le Doux, NYU; author of The Emotional Brain.
- Thurs., Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Lecture/reading: “Travail de journaliste / Travail d’écrivain” by Jean Rolin, writer, journalist; author of La Ligne de front; L’Organisation (winner of the Prix Médicis). In French.
- Tues., Sept. 26, 7 p.m. Lecture/reading: “On The Letters of Marcel Proust” by Adam Gopnik, New Yorker staff writer; author of Paris to the Moon.
- Thurs., Sept. 28, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Les Intellectuels et l’affaire Dreyfus: le cas d’Octave Mirbeau” by Pierre Michel, author of Les Combats d’Octave Mirbeau. In French.
- Fri., Sept. 29, 2 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium: “French and U.S. Political Cultures” by Jacques Andréani, French ambassador to the U.S. (1989-1995); author of L’Amérique et nous.