The November calendar for La Maison Française of NYU includes music by the Fontainebleau alumni, a conversation with renowned art historian Linda Nochlin, a talk by the writer and critic Pierre Assouline, and a consideration of the New National Front.

Headshot: Pierre Assouline
Pierre Assouline

The November calendar for La Maison Française of NYU includes an evening of music by the Fontainebleau alumni, a conversation with renowned art historian Linda Nochlin, a talk by the writer and critic Pierre Assouline, readings of new translations of Apollinaire’s poems, and a consideration of Marine Le Pen’s New National Front.


Unless otherwise noted, the events are free and open to the public.


La Maison Française is located at 16 Washington Mews (corner of University Place), New York, N.Y. (Tel.: 212.998.8750; email:


The full NYU Maison Française calendar of events can be found at La Maison Française's website.

Wednesday, November 4, 6:30 p.m.

L'égalité, mais pas trop! Citoyenneté et fabrique de la race après l'esclavage aux Antilles françaises. 1848-1890

Lecture by Silyane Larcher

Silyane Larcher is an historian and a political scientist at the CNRS (Unité de Recherches Migrations et Sociétés, URMIS), and visiting professor at NYU’s Institute of French Studies. She is the author of L’autre citoyen. L’idéal républicain et les Antilles après l’esclavage.


Saturday, November 7, 4:00 p.m.


Music by Robert Casadesus, David Bird, Philip Lasser, and Missy Mazzoli
An evening featuring the music of Fontainebleau professors and alumni, performed by Fontainebleau alumni.


Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.

The War of 1870 and its Reconstruction by the French Media, or The Cultural History of Europe before the First World War

Lecture by Nicholas White

Reader in Modern French Literature at Cambridge University, where he chaired the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages from 2008 until 2011, and a Fellow of Emmanuel College. The author of two books, The Family in Crisis in Late Nineteenth-Century French Fiction and French Divorce Fiction from the Revolution to the First World War, he co-edited the journal of the UK Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, Dix-Neuf, from its inception in 2003 until last year.


Thursday, November 12, 7:00 p.m.

Linda Nochlin: The Art Historian as Seen by Artists

A discussion with Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art Emerita; Institute of Fine Arts, NYU; Maura Reilly, Chief Curator, National Academy Museum,
Kathleen Gilje, Artist; and Jovana Stokic, moderator, Director of Curatorial Research, Masters Program in Curatorial Practice, School of Visual Arts.


Monday, November 16, 7:00 p.m.

Le Prix Goncourt: France’s Top Literary Prize

Lecture by Pierre Assouline

Writer and critic Pierre Assouline, member of the Academy Goncourt, speaks on The Prix Goncourt and the Academy Goncourt.

(Co-sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Center for French Civilization and Culture, NYU)


Thursday, November 19, 7:00 p.m.

A New Apollinaire

Ron Padgett

Join NYRB (New York Review of Books) Poets and La Maison Française of NYU in celebrating the publication of Ron Padgett’s translations of Guillaume Apollinaire’s poems in Zone: Selected Poems of Guillaume Apollinaire, the fruit of poet-translator Ron Padgett's fifty-year engagement with the French poet's life and work.


Monday, November 23, 7:00 p.m.

How New is Marine Le Pen’s “New” National Front?

Lecture by Cécile Alduy

Cécile Alduy is Associate Professor of French literature and culture at Stanford University. She is the author of Marine Le Pen prise aux mots. Décryptage du nouveau discours frontiste.



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