Tag: France

Bernini: Impresario

A lecture on sculptor, painter and playwright Gian Lorenzo Bernini by Franco Mormando of Boston College. Mormando is the author of the first Englih biography of Bernini, Bernini: His life and His Rome. Via Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: Sculptor, architect, painter, playwright,...

/ February 22, 2016

Too Black to be French?

Race and the legacies of colonialism come together in Isabelle Boni-Claverie’s film Trop noire pour etre française? (Too Black to be French?). From NYU’s Institute of French Studies: [Boni-Claverie] uses the lens of her family and personal history as the...

/ February 17, 2016

At Home in Postwar France: Modern Mass Housing and the Right to Comfort

A talk with Nicole Rudolph, professor of French Studies at Adelphi University. From Maison Française: After World War II, France embarked on a project of modernization, which included the development of the modern mass home. In At Home in Postwar...

/ February 16, 2016

A Diverse Nation: the French Model of Integration

A panel discussion with Patrick Simon, Andreas Wimmer and Riva Kastoryano. Moderated by Alexander Stille. From Maison Française: Panelists discuss how the French model of integration is responding to the growing diversity within French society. They explore some of the...

/ February 9, 2016

French Literature in the Making: Pierre Bayard

Pierre Bayard is the author of Comment parler des livres qu’on n’a pas lus (How to talk about books you haven’t read) and Comment parler des lieux où l’on n’a pas été (How to talk about places you’ve never been),...

/ February 8, 2016