A rich array of free happenings at NYU's French cultural center is slated for October.

La Maison Française at New York University announces its October schedule of events, an extraordinarily rich mix of literary readings, history, art, and more. All events are listed below. Unless otherwise noted, the events begin at 7:30 p.m. at the French cultural center at 16 Washington Mews, New York, N.Y.

For information or to RSVP for any event, please call 212.998.8750 or email maison.francaise@nyu.edu. Visit La Maison Française online at www.nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise. Here are the October events:

Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 p.m.
Illustrated Lecture in French

Professeur d’Études Théâtrales, Université de Paris X; visiting professor, NYU; co-author, Qu’est-ce que le Théâtre?

Le Désordre dans les théâtres: une habitude, une histoire (XVIe-XXIe siècles), une manière d'être spectateur

Friday, October 5, 5:00 p.m. (note time)

Roundtable Discussion in English

Location: Rosenthal Pavilion, NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South

Co-sponsored by the BAM 30th Next Wave Festival
Ionesco’s Theater and the Absurdist Sensibility

With playwrights Edward Albee and Israel Horovitz, author Marie-France Ionesco, and Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, director of BAM’s production of Rhinoceros.
Moderator: Tom Bishop, NYU.

No reservations. Seating is limited.
Sponsored by the Florence Gould Foundation.

Monday, October 8, 7:30 p.m.
Discussion in English, with readings in English and French

Translators Translating: A Conversation
Translator, Prehistoric Times by Eric Chevillard (Archipelago Books, 2012)
Translator, Ceux qui restent by Tom Perrotta (Fleuve Noir, forthcoming)

with special guest: novelist RICK MOODY

Tuesday, October 9, 7:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
Lecture in English

Postdoctoral Fellow, Getty Research Institute; author of The Development of the Study of Anatomy from the Renaissance to Cartesianism: da Carpi, Vesalius, Estienne, Bidloo

Highlights of Anatomy: From Self-dissection to Human Clocks

Wednesday,October 10, 7:30 p.m.
Institute of French Studies Colloquium
Lecture in French

Historian, Institut d'histoire du temps présent, CNRS; author of The Vichy Syndrome: History and Memory in France since 1944

Retour sur Le Syndrome de Vichy: 25 ans après

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.
The Grand Tradition of French Narrative Song

Vocalist and scholar; director, The Boston Camerata and the French ensemble Azimann;
co-founder Camerata Mediterranea

Co-sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Center, La Maison Française, Dept. of French, Dean of the College of Arts and Science

Friday, October 19, 3:00 p.m. (note time)
Lecture in English

Professor, Université de Paris 8; director, Institut du Genre, CNRS; author of Genres et Postcolonialismes; Demenageries

Spectacles of Gender and the Politics of Visibility

Monday, October 22, 7:00 p.m. (note time)
Florence Gould Event
Discussion in French

French Literature in the Making

Journalist, director of Le Point; biographer, novelist; author of of L’Américain; M. le Président; Dieu, ma Mère et moi; Derniers carnets: scenes de la vie politique en 2012 et avant

in conversation with
Writer, journalist, Un Livre un jour (France 3)

Presented with the additional support of Sofitel, Air France, Institut Français, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Dept. of Art History
Lecture in English

Assistant Director, Arts, Prints, and Photographs; Robert B. Menschel Curator of Photography, New York Public Library; author of Speculating Daguerre

Illuminating Daguerre

Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.
Institute of French Studies Colloquium
Discussion in English

Anti-Tax Movements and Electoral Politics in France and the U.S.

Herrick Chapman, IFS and Dept.of History, NYU; Alexis Spire, CNRS and IFS, NYU; Vanessa S. Williamson, Government and Social Policy, Harvard University; Moderator: Frédéric Viguier, IFS, NYU

Thursday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Discussion in French

Novelist, essayist, poet, journalist; author of Je suis un écrivain japonais; L’énigme du retour (Prix Médicis); Pays sans chapeau

in conversation with
Professor of French, NYU; author of The Other America: Caribbean Literature in a New World Context; Libeté: A Haiti Anthology; Culture and Customs of Haiti

Monday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.
Lecture in English

Professor of Aesthetics, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3; Senior Member, Institut Universitaire de France; author of An Unprecedented Deformation: Marcel Proust and the Sensible Ideas; La chair des images: Merleau-Ponty entre peinture et cinéma

In Search of Sensible Ideas



Houses in Provence

Paintings Oct. 15 – Nov. 15.

Works on Paper Nov. 19 – Dec. 19

M-F, 10 – 5
Gallery occasionally closed for university events. Please call to verify hours: 212-998-8750.

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