La Maison Française will host a talk by Adam Begley, author of “The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera," a conference on “The Sense of Sound," a concert featuring the works of Bach, Debussy, and Gorecki (Oct. 20), and more in October.
La Maison Française of NYU will host a talk by Adam Begley, author of “The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera” (Oct. 3), a conference on “The Sense of Sound” (Oct. 5-Oct. 8), a concert by Jayn Rosenfeld (flute) and Bernard Rose (piano) featuring the works of Bach, Debussy, and Gorecki (Oct. 20), and more in October.
All events are held at La Maison Française of NYU, 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).
Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.
“The Great Nadar”
Writer; Guggenheim fellow, 2010; Leon Levy Center for Biography fellow, 2011; author of “Updike”; “The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera” (Tim Duggan Books, 2017)
Thursday, October 5-Sunday, October 8
“The Sense of Sound” (Le sens du son)
Organized by the Center for French Civilization and Culture, NYU
Co-organized by Sarah Kay, NYU, and François Noudelmann, Université Paris VIII
This conference brings together scholars of French literature, music, and history, alongside sound artists from France and the Francophone world, to explore the place of sound in sensation/making sense. Talks and roundtables are organized around a series of performances which include a concert featuring compositions of Michaël Levinas, a performance at the Park Avenue Armory of Boulez’s “Répons” by IRCAM’s Ensemble Intercontemporain, and the innovative production by Roland Auzet of Bertrand-Marie Koltes’s play “In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields.” Levinas, Frank Madlener, the director of l’IRCAM, and Auzet will participate in discussions around their work.
The event is co-sponsored by NYU Steinhardt; the Skirball Center NYU; the Department of French Literature, Thought and Culture, NYU; and supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. The performances of “In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields” are made possible by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; FACE Foundation; La Muse en Circuit; Compagnie Acte-Opus; and the Center for French Civilization and Culture, NYU.
Friday, October 13, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Institute of French Studies Event
Film Screening: “Les Gracieuses”
(80 min., 2014, in French with English subtitles)
Followed by a roundtable discussion in English:
Non-white Feminism in Contemporary France
Fatima Sissani, journalist, documentary filmmaker; director of “La Langue de Zohra”; “Les Gracieuses”
Zahra Ali, sociologist, Rutgers University; co-founder of “Une école pour tou-te-s/Contre les lois d’exclusion”; co-editor of “Féminismes islamiques”
Sylvie Tissot, sociologist, Université de Vincennes-Saint-Denis-Paris 8; feminist activist; author of “Good Neighbors: Gentrifying Diversity in Boston’s South End”
Friday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.
Concert featuring Works by J.S. Bach, Claude Debussy, Henryk Gorecki
Jayn Rosenfeld, flute
Bernard Rose, piano
Reservations: 212.998.8750 or email@example.com
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $10 Students with I.D.
Monday, October 23, 7:00 p.m.
Paul Eprile, translator, “Hill”; “Melville” (New York Review Books, 2017)
Alyson Waters, translator, “Un roi sans divertissement” (forthcoming)
Emmanuelle Ertel, NYU, moderator
Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.
Institute of French Studies Lecture
“Denaturalizing French Nationals under the Vichy Regime”
CLAIRE ZALC, Historian, CNRS and EHESS; author of “Melting Shops. Une histoire des commerçants étrangers en France;” coauthor, “Face à la persécution. 991 Juifs dans la guerre”; coeditor, “Pour une microhistoire de la Shoah”
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.