Tag: French

Watch: French Elections, explained

Hugo Bouvard discusses the results of the first round of the French elections with Simone Somekh.

/ April 26, 2017

Le Gardien de nos frères (Belfond, 2016)

Ariane Bois French author and journalist Ariane Bois will present her fourth novel, Le Gardien de nos frères (Belfond, 2016), and discuss its historical context with Department of History graduate student Alexandra Steinlight. The novel illuminates a little-known episode, the...

/ March 30, 2017

French Literature In the Making: Raphaël Enthoven in conversation with Olivier Barrot

Florence Gould Event Raphaël Enthoven is a professor of French literature and philosophy best known for his radio program New Paths of Knowledge on France Culture. While he became an iconic radio personality, he also successively taught at the Université...

/ March 6, 2017

Irène Jacob in Concert

To RSVP, please click here. The award-winning French actress Irène Jacob and her brother Francis Jacob offer an intimate musical performance at the Maison Française of songs from their new album, En Bas de Chez Moi, with Irene on vocals...

/ February 27, 2017

Reading Resistances in Contemporary Algerian Literature and Film

Lecture by Madeleine Dobie To RSVP, please click here. Madeleine Dobie is Professor in the Department of French and teaches as well in the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. Her books include Relire Mayotte Capécia. Une...

/ February 23, 2017

Journal d’un écrivain en pyjama

To RSVP, please click here. *Lecture in French Dany Laferrière’s Journal d’un écrivain en pyjama started off as a  how-to book about writing, but quickly evolved into a 320-page exploration of writing that includes “notes, reflections, meditations and digressions,” and...

/ February 20, 2017

High Fidelity: Jean Starobinski’s Critical Hermeneutics

Sponsored by the Center for French Civilization and Culture of NYU and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York This one day conference, to be held at NYU’s Maison Française on February 17, is devoted to the work of...

/ February 17, 2017

French Slam Poetry Jam: Résidents de la République

Performance by Capitaine Alexandre in French, introduced by Professor Souleymane Bachir Diagne To RSVP, please click here. Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe is a French and Cameroonian slammer poet, performer, author, and winner of the Prix Paul Verlaine de poésie de l’Académie...

/ February 15, 2017

Cahier poétique d’un dandy de grand chemin. Lectures et improvisations de poésie slammée

Performance and conversation sponsored by the Department of French and the Institute of French Studies Marc Alexandre OHO BAMBE dit Capitaine Alexandre, est un poète tambour, dandy de grand chemin écrivant au tempo du coeur. Le slameur inscrit ses mots...

/ February 14, 2017

Branding the ‘Beur’ Author: Minority Writing and the Media in France, 1983-2013

Institute of French Studies Book Presentation Kathryn Kleppinger completed her PhD in French literature and French Studies at New York University in 2011, and is assistant professor of French and Francophone Studies at George Washington University. Her first book, Branding...

/ February 8, 2017