Author Cécile Coulon, “New York City Up and Down,” and “The Invention of Celebrity” at La Maison Française in Dec.


La Maison Française will host author Cécile Coulon (Dec. 4), “New York City Up and Down,” an illustrated lecture by photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont (Dec. 5), and “The Invention of Celebrity,” a roundtable discussion featuring historian Antoine Lilti (Dec. 6).

Jean-Pierre Laffont's "New York City Up and Down"
NYU’s La Maison Française will host author Cécile Coulon (Dec. 4), “New York City Up and Down,” an illustrated lecture by photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont (Dec. 5), and “The Invention of Celebrity,” a roundtable discussion featuring historian Antoine Lilti (Dec. 6).

NYU’s La Maison Française will host author Cécile Coulon (Dec. 4), “New York City Up and Down,” an illustrated lecture by photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont (Dec. 5), and “The Invention of Celebrity,” a roundtable discussion featuring historian Antoine Lilti (Dec. 6).

All events are held at La Maison Française, 16 Washington Mews (between University Place and Fifth Avenue), and are free and open to the public and in English, unless otherwise noted. Seating for free events is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8750 or visit nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise. Subways: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).

Monday, December 4, 7 p.m.
French Literature in the Making
Cécile Coulon

Novelist; author of «Méfiez-vous des enfants sages»; «Le Roi n’a pas sommeil» (Prix Mauvais Genres France Culture / Le Nouvel Observateur); «Le Rire du grand blessé»; «Le Cœur du Pélican»; «Trois saisons d’orage» (Prix des Libraires)
in conversation with
Olivier Barrot, writer, journalist, television producer and host, “Un Livre un jour” (France 3 and TV5); author of “L’Ami posthume”; “Le Fils perdu”; “La Revue Blanche”; “Un Livre un jour, un livre toujours”; “Mitteleuropa”; “United States”
In French

Tuesday, December 5, 7 p.m.
“New York City Up and Down”
Illustrated Lecture by Jean-Pierre Laffont Photojournalist; founding member of Gamma USA and Sygma Photo News; author of “Photographer’s Paradise: Turbulent America 1960–1990”; “New York City Up and Down” (Glitterati Incorporated, 2017)

Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 p.m.
The Invention of Celebrity:  A Conversation with Historian Antoine Lilti 
Antoine Lilti

Professor of History, EHESS; visiting professor, NYU; author of “The Invention of Celebrity” (Polity, 2017)
Joanna Stalnaker, Columbia University                                              
Larry Wolff, NYU                                                                                
Edward Berenson, NYU                                                                              
Stéphane Gerson, NYU, moderator
Co-sponsored by the Institute of French Studies and the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, NYU

Editor’s Note
For over 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, please visit nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise.

 

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