Tag: France

Unearthing the French Jewish resistance

Ariane Bois’s novel Our Brothers’ Keeper captures the experience of Jewish resistance in Vichy France.

/ March 28, 2017

Jewish Identity in Question: The Legacy of Irène Némirovsky

Irène Némirovsky (1903-1942) was a Russian Jewish immigrant to France who achieved a brilliant career as a novelist during the 1930s but was deported as a “foreign Jew” in 1942 and died in Auschwitz.  Némirovsky’s tragic fate mirrors that of...

/ March 27, 2017

Drawing’s Stepchild: How Lithography Transformed the Visual Universe of Nineteenth-Century France

Patricia Mainardi Book Event and Illustrated Lecture Lithography was invented around 1800 as a commercial technology, but artists soon adopted it. They favored its immediacy over more traditional engraving, and it soon became the preferred medium for caricature, landscape and...

/ March 21, 2017

Emmanuel Macron, the candidate of French expats?

Supporters of the former French minister of economy and presidential candidate started a New York branch of his En Marche! movement.

/ March 17, 2017

Nous trois ou rien

All Three of Us (Nous trois ou rien) is a French comedy-drama written, directed by and starring Kheiron.  The film is based on the true-life story of  Kheiron’s parents, fervent opposers of the regime who fled Iran during the revolution...

/ March 9, 2017

Russian influence in Europe: an elephant in the room or a paper tiger?

In Europe as in America, Russian economic, political and military influence is a burning issue.

/ March 7, 2017

The Russian Question in French and European Politics

For more information and to RSVP, please click here. Invited speakers will discuss questions about the possible influence of Russia in the upcoming French presidential election, the changing nature of French-Russian relations before the election, and possible changes in the...

/ March 2, 2017

Gendering French Colonial History. Madame Luce and her School for Muslim Girls in 19th-Century Algeria

Institute of French Studies Lecture Rebecca Rogers is professor of history of education (Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité). She is the author of From the Salon to the Schoolroom; Educating Bourgeois Girls in 19th-Century France (The Penn State University...

/ March 1, 2017

The French Resistance in Transnational Perspective

Sponsored by the Institute of French Studies and the Elihu Rose Fund for Modern Military History 10:00 – 10:15 a.m.  Opening Remarks Edward Berenson, New York University Valerie Deacon, New York University Herrick Chapman, New York University 10:15 a.m. –...

/ February 24, 2017

The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa

Souleymane Bachir Diagne, in discussion with Gary Wilder and Mamadou Diouf To RSVP, please click here. Souleymane Bachir Diagne talks about his book, The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa, recently translated into English, in a panel...

/ February 8, 2017