La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in March, including a discussion on March 22 entitled “The Memory of Slavery in France: Perspectives on the Current Controversies.” The events are free and open to the public and take place at La Maison Française, unless otherwise noted. For more information call 212.998.8750 or visit

A calendar of events follows:

Thurs., Mar. 2, 6:30 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium: “The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in the French Underground Press” by Renee Poznanski, Ben Gurion Univeristy of the Negev; author of Jews in France during World War II.

Fri., Mar. 3, 6 p.m. Conversation: Comédie Française and cinema actor Guillaume Gallienne in conversation with Florent Masse, French lecturer and director, l’Atélier, Princeton. In French.

Mon., Mar. 6, 7 p.m. Storytelling in Performance: “Growing Your Own: Fashioning a Modern-Day Performance from Old Sources”, a demonstration/talk by Anne Azema, French soprano and leading interpreter of early music, with Joel Cohen and Shira Kammen. An NYU Humanities Council Workshop.

Thurs., Mar. 9, 6 p.m. Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2006 opens with Gentille (“Good Girl”). Sophie Fillières, 2005, 102 min. A comedy starring Emmanuelle Devos. Followed by a discussion with the director.

8:30 p.m. Film: La Moustache. Emmanuel Carrère, 2005, 86 min. An adaptation of his own novel by Carrère, starring Vincent Lindon and Emmanuelle Devos. Followed by a discussion with the director. Please note venue and ticket price of both films:
NYU’s Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. Free admission; priority with NYU i.d.

            Films are in French with English subtitles. 

Tues., Mar. 21, 7 p.m. Florence Gould Lecture: “Beckett chez les philosophes” by Pascale Casanova, author of Beckett l’Abstracteur: l’anatomie d’une revolution littéraire. In French. A Samuel Beckett Centennial Event.

Wed., Mar. 22, 6:30 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium: “The Memory of Slavery in France: Perspectives on the Current Controversies” with Maryse Conde, Columbia; Edward Berenson, NYU; Walter Johnson, NYU; and Gregory Mann, NYU.

Thurs., Mar. 23, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Materiality of the Text, Literary Property, and Reading Practices: the Page and the Screen” by Roger Chartier, author of Forms and Meanings: Texts, Performances, and Audiences from Codex to Computer.

Mon., Mar. 27, 7 p.m. Lecture: “SENSO: le magazine culturel français Numero 23: ‘I Love NY’ — Hommage au New Yorker” by Olivier Barrot, journalist and producer, FR3/TV5. In French.

Thurs., Mar. 30, 7 p.m. Lecture: “L’imaginaire masculine dans la philosophie: Lévinas et Sartre” by Sylviane Agacinski, philosopher. In French.

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