Tag: France

Transparency in Postwar France

To RSVP, please click here. Between 1945 and 1985, academics, artists, revolutionaries, and state functionaries in France spoke of transparency in pejorative terms. Associating it with the prying eyes of totalitarian governments, they undertook a critical project against it—in education, policing,...

/ February 12, 2018

An Evening with Violane Huisman and Paul Holdengräber

Join Violaine Huisman as she discusses her debut novel, Fugitive parce que Reine (Gallimard), with Director of Public Events at the New York Public Library Paul Holdengräber. In Fugitive parce que Reine, Huisman delivers the portrait of a beautiful, passionate, and mercurial Parisian...

/ February 8, 2018

What’s in a Name?

Film in French, with English subtitles. To RSVP, please click here. In this film, a slick real estate agent named Vincent (Patrick Bruel) is about to become a father. At a meeting with family and childhood friends he announces the name...

/ February 8, 2018

France in the White House: A Conversation on Historical Perspectives

Join Dr. Edward G. Lengel, Chief Historian of the White House Historical Association, as he discusses France in the White House: A Conversation on Historical Perspectives. Guests will receive copies of this book, the proceedings of a symposium hosted in...

/ February 7, 2018

Repair: Cixous, Derrida, and a Split Manuscript – Laura Hughes

The decades-long friendship between Jacques Derrida and Hélène Cixous intensified around the time their archives were created in the 1990’s and 2000’s, when their exchanges dovetail around intimacy, survival, and legacy. This talk tracks the manuscripts of Voiles and Circonfession as they travel between...

/ February 6, 2018

Gendered, Sexualized, and Racialized Political Identities in France and Beyond: Futures of French Roundtable

If we could today—without the burden or benefit of precedent, tradition, or institutional inertia—invent a field called ‘French and Francophone Studies,’ what would it look like? – Laurent Dubois & Achille Mbembe Intersectional Escape from the Sexagon: Arabs, Muslims, and...

/ February 1, 2018

Reading Alexandre Jollien’s ‘In Praise of Weakness’: A Conversation with Michael Eskin

Join award-winning philosophers, author, translator, and literary critic Michael Eskin as he presents In Praise of Weakness by French philosopher Alexandre Jollien. Jollien is the first and only major thinker and spiritual teacher in the history of philosophy to have been born...

/ February 1, 2018

Lecture/Panel Discussion: Phantom Africa by Michel Leiris

To RSVP, please click here. Brent Edwards discusses his new English translation of Michel Leiris’s Phantom Africa with invited colleagues. One of the towering classics of 20th century French literature, Phantom Africa is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of French Surrealist...

/ January 31, 2018

How Anaïs Michel brought comedy to the world of documentary filmmaking

Born and raised in Paris, the filmmaker is now working on the new Lena Dunham show.

/ October 24, 2017

La Commune (Paris, 1871) by Peter Watkins; Cinema of Resistance Series

Free and open to the public. Subtitles are in English. Screening introduced by Emmanuelle Saada. On a stage-like set, more than 200 actors interpret characters of the 1871 Paris Commune, especially the Popincourt neighborhood in the XIth arrondissement. They voice...

/ October 17, 2017