As summer turns to fall, La Maison Française of NYU will present a wide range of free public programs devoted to ideas and culture. Among them are a screening of Florence and Sylvie Tissot’s documentary film on French feminist Christine Delphy (Sept. 9).
As summer turns to fall, La Maison Française of NYU will present a wide range of free public programs devoted to ideas and culture. Among them are a screening of Florence and Sylvie Tissot’s documentary film on French feminist Christine Delphy (Sept. 9), a talk by French Department visiting professor Lydie Moudileno on postcolonial authors (Sept. 21), and a presentation by renowned graphic designer Philippe Apeloig (Sept. 28).
The full September/October 2015 calendar of events for La Maison Française is available at http://maisonfrancaise.as.nyu.edu/page/events.
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public at Maison Française (16 Washington Mews, at University Place, New York, N.Y. – tel. 212.998.8750).
Here are some of the highlights for September and October:
On Sept. 17, composer/accordionist Albert Behar and soprano Ariadne Greif present Behar’s song cycle Calligrammes, based on the visual poetry of Guillaume Apollinaire. The Belle Epoque is the subject of talks by Elizabeth Emery on Sept. 24, and Institute of French Studies visiting professor Dominique Kalifa on Oct. 14.
A three-day conference on Roland Barthes (Inside Barthes/Barthes tel qu’en lui-même) begins on Oct. 15 with a keynote address by Julia Kristeva.
A series of discussions are planned, including: the Paris Commune, with Quentin Deluermoz, on Sept. 30; Rousseau, with Anne Deneys-Tunney and Yves Charles Zarka, on Oct. 6; and the painter Jean Hélion, with Matthew Affron and Deborah Rosenthal, on Oct. 20.
On Oct. 22, the New York Institute for the Humanities co-sponsors a round-table discussion of Michel Houellebecq’s Submission (translated by Lorin Stein of The Paris Review).
The very popular series French Literature in the Making resumes on Oct. 26. Olivier Barrot's guest will be journalist and writer Florence Aubenas.
About La Maison Française
For nearly six decades, La Maison Française of New York University has served as a major forum for French-American cultural and intellectual exchange, offering contemporary perspectives on myriad French and Francophone issues. Its rich program of lectures, symposia, concerts, screenings, exhibitions, and special events provides an invaluable resource to the university community, as well as the general public. For more information, please visit http://maisonfrancaise.as.nyu.edu/page/home