La Maison Française at NYU offers a rich surfeit of talks, music, and cultural events. See the October, 2011, schedule:
New York University’s La Maison Française continues its Fall 2011 Lecture Series with the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau 90th Anniversary Event and works by composers of the past 25 years performed by The Argento Chamber Ensemble (Oct. 1); writer Jean Vallier, author of C’était Marguerite Duras, Tome I: 1914-1945; Tome II: 1946-1996 (Oct. 4); and sociologist Christine Fauré, author of Democracy without Women: Feminism and the Rise of Liberal Individualism in France (Oct. 6). All events, unless otherwise noted, take place at La Maison Française, 16 Washington Mews, located at the corner of University Place, below 8th Street, and are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 212.998.8750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. [Subways: N,R, 8th Street; No. 6, Astor Place].
Saturday, October 1, 4:00 p.m.
“Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau 90th Anniversary Event / Fontainebleau Contemporain: Composers of the Last 25 Years”
Works by Joshua Fineberg, Fabien Lévy, Richard Carrick, Amit Gilutz, Michel Galante, Tristan Murail -- performed by The Argento Chamber Ensemble, Michel Galante, conductor. Tickets: $ 20. General admission $10 for Fontainebleau alumni and students with i.d.
Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 p.m.
“Looking for Marguerite Duras: A Biographer’s Journey”
Jean Vallier, author of C’était Marguerite Duras, Tome I: 1914-1945; Tome II: 1946-1996, in conversation with Judith Miller, Professor of French, NYU; author of Plays by French and Francophone Women Writers.
Thursday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.
“Le Donjuanisme à la française”
Christine Fauré, sociologist, CNRS; author of Democracy without Women: Feminism and the Rise of Liberal Individualism in France; Ce que déclarer des droits veut dire: histories.
Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.
“Le Versant animal”
Jean-Christophe Bailly, writer, poet, playwright, publisher, philosopher; author of Le Versant animal (The Animal Side, Fordham University Press, 2011); L’Instant et son ombre; Le Temps fixé.
Thursday, October 13, 7:00 p.m.
“Restoration: From Notre Dame de Paris to Gaston Paris”
Howard Bloch, Professor of French, Yale University; author of Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love; God’s Plagiarist; The Anonymous Marie de France.
Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 p.m.
"The Feedback Story: American Theory Travels to France”
François Cusset, professor, Université de Paris X; author of Queer Critics; French Theory; La Décennie; Contre-Discours de Mai.
Thursday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.
“The Harkis: The Wound That Never Heals” (Co-sponsored by Institute of French Studies)
Vincent Crapanzano, professor of Anthropology and Comparative Literature, CUNY Graduate Center; author of The Harkis (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2011); The Land of Remorse; Imaginative Horizons.
Monday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
“Florence Gould Event: French Literature in the Making” - in French. (Presented with the additional support of Open Skies, Sofitel, Institut Français, Cultural Services of the French Embassy.)
Olivia Rosenthal, novelist, playwright; author of On n’est pas là pour disparaître (Prix Wepler); Viande froide: Reportages; Que font les rennes après Noël (Prix du Livre Inter), in n conversation with Olivier Barrot, writer, journalist, Un Livre un jour (France 3).
Tuesday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.
“Inventing Paris: The Birth of a Cultural Capital in the Long 14th Century”
Stephen Nichols, professor of French and Humanities, Johns Hopkins University; author of Romanesque Signs: Early Medieval Narrative and Iconography; The New Philology.
Thursday & Friday, October 27 & 28
“La Revue PO&SIE: bilans et perspectives”
Michel Deguy, founder and editor in chief; poet, philosopher; Hedi Kaddour, member of the editorial board; poet, novelist; Claude Mouchard, associate editor; poet, critic; Martin Rueff, associate editor; poet, critic, translator; Eugene Nicole, professor of French, NYU; novelist, poet.