La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host three special events in January. All events are free and open to the public. For further information, call 212.998.8750 or visit

On Tuesday, January 24, at 7 p.m., biographer, art critic, and translator Carolyn Burke will present a lecture entitled “Lee Miller and the Surrealists,” followed by a book signing for her biography Lee Miller: A Life (Knopf, 2005). She is also the author of Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy.

On Thursday, January 26, at 7 p.m., NYU History Professor Jerrold Seigel will discuss “Imaging the Self.” Seigel is the author of The Idea of the Self: Thought and Experience in Western Europe since the 17th Century; Bohemian Paris; and The Private Worlds of Marcel Duchamp: Desire, Liberation, and the Self in Modern Culture. This event is co-sponsored with the New York Institute for the Humanities.

On Monday, January 30, at 7 p.m., a special multi-media (electro-acoustic and video) performance entitled “Six Québec Poets in New York” will take place. The event features bilingual readings with poets Simon Dumas, Leon Guy Dupuis, Bertrand Laverdure, Yannick Renaud, André Roy, and Elise Turcotte. This performance is presented in collaboration with Productions Rhizome.

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