Tag: France

French Literature in the Making: Jacques Attali

JACQUES ATTALI Economic and social theorist, writer, political adviser, and senior civil servant; author of Noise: The Political Economy of Music; Labyrinth in Culture and Society: Pathways to Wisdom; A Brief History of the Future in conversation with OLIVIER BARROT Writer, journalist, television...

/ February 26, 2018

‘Blood Dark’ by Louis Guilloux

‘There is a revelatory sense reading Guilloux’s novel that one has found a key text linking the sparkling contempt of Flaubert to the tender resignation of Camus.” —Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal Join Alice Kaplan (John M. Musser Professor of...

/ February 21, 2018

Discussion of Herrick Chapman’s France’s Long Construction. In Search of the Modern Republic

Philip Nord, Princeton University Molly Nolan, NYU Emmanuelle Saada, Columbia University Herrick Chapman, NYU Ed Berenson, NYU, moderator At the end of World War II, France’s greatest challenge was to repair a civil society torn asunder by Nazi occupation and total...

/ February 21, 2018

Une Femme Française: The Seductive Style of French Women

Join designer and author Catherine Malandrino & TV star Kelly Rutherford, for a conversation on the seductive style of French women on the occasion of the  publication of Catherine Malandrino’s latest book Une Femme Française.  The conversation will be followed by a cocktail reception...

/ February 20, 2018

Whatever Happened to the Class Struggle? Comintern, France and Spain: the Front Populaire and the Frente Popular May-July 1936

Please join the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and the Harriman Institute for a talk with: Jonathan Haslam, George F. Kennan Professor, International Relations, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study Moderated by Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor...

/ February 20, 2018

The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews

To RSVP, please click here. Universal equality is a treasured political concept in France, but recent anxiety over the country’s Muslim minority has led to an emphasis on a new form of universalism, one promoting loyalty to the nation at the...

/ February 19, 2018

French Story Hour: Cici’s Journal with Aurélie Neyret

“Cici’s journal” tells the story of a young girl who dreams of becoming a novelist and loves discovering people’s secrets… in order to hide her own. After the reading, join a drawing and writing workshop to create your own diary...

/ February 18, 2018

Life of David Hockney

On the occasion of the major retrospective David Hockney at the MET, join award-winning French author Catherine Cusset as she presents her latest novel, Vie de David Hockney  (Gallimard) which recounts real events from the life of Britain’s greatest living painter, while imagining...

/ February 17, 2018

Faces Places (Visages Villages)

Film in French, with English subtitles. To RSVP, please click here. 89-year-old Agnes Varda, a leading figure of the French New Wave, and 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Together they travel around...

/ February 15, 2018

The Albertine Book Club Reads ‘The End of Eddy’ by Edouard Louis

Cécile David-Weill and Caroline Weber will moderate our group discussion on Edouard Louis’s international bestseller The End of Eddy, translated from the French by Michael Lucey (FSG). Édouard Louis’ sharp, precise, and concise narrative lets the reader into a world that is barely...

/ February 13, 2018