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
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”
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
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
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.