La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in February, including a lecture and film screening on February 27 celebrating the Samuel Beckett Centennial. All events, which are free and open to the public, take place at La Maison Française. For further information the public may call 212.998.8750 or visit

A calendar of events follows:

Wed., Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium: “Heidegger, Les fondements nazis de l’oeuvre et le problème de sa réception” by Emmanuel Faye, philosopher. In French.

Tues., Feb. 7, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Unreadable Objects in the Encyclopédie” by Johanna Stalnaker, Columbia University.

Tues., Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Le Voix, l’image, les figures: literature et philosophie chez Samuel Beckett” by Bruno Clement, Université de Paris VIII; president, Collège Internationale de Philosophie. A Florence Gould Event. In French. Celebrating Samuel Beckett Centennial.

Thurs., Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Conversation: “Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama” With Carol Ockman, Williams College; and Kenneth Silver, NYU. A conversation with the guest curators of the Jewish Museum exhibition devoted to the great French actress.

Tues., Feb. 21, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Réinventer le classicisme? Pour une approche performative des spectacles sous l’Ancien Régime” by Guy Speilmann, Georgetown University. In French.

Wed., Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. Institute of French Studies Colloquium: “Intellectuels et artistes français en exil à New York, 1940-1947” by Emmanuelle Loyer, historian, Université de Lille III. In French.

Mon., Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Lecture/film screening: “Samuel Beckett’s Film — To be or not to be is not the question” by Simon Critchley, New School. Includes screening of Film (1965, starring Buster Keaton.) A Florence Gould Event. Celebrating Samuel Beckett Centennial.

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