Tag: French

French Literature In the Making: Alain Mabanckou in conversation with Olivier Barrot

Florence Gould Event Alain Mabanckou, crowned the “Prince of the absurd” and the “African Samuel Beckett” by critics, is a novelist, journalist, and currently a professor of literature at UCLA. Translated into more than a dozen languages, his works include...

/ February 6, 2017

Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012, 127 min)

To RSVP, please click here. This poignant film, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert, focuses on an elderly couple, Anne and Georges, retired music teachers with a daughter who lives abroad. Anne suffers a paralyzing stroke, and her...

/ December 1, 2016

Futures of French: Beyond French: Occitan, Arabic and the Languages of Poetry

Christopher Davis and Yasser Elhariry Sponsored by the Department of French 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...

/ November 17, 2016

France, Story of a Childhood

Zahia Rahmani, in conversation with Madeleine Dobie To RSVP, please click here. This moving tale of imprisonment and escape, persecution and loss, is narrated by the daughter of an alleged Harki, an Algerian soldier who fought for the French during...

/ November 17, 2016