Tag: La Maison Francaise

Film: Mariannes noires

Documentary screening followed by Q&A with director Mame-Fatou Niang, in conversation with Sophie Queuniet What is it to be Black in France? Black and French? Mariannes noiresfollows seven French women of African and Caribbean descent. They are filmmakers, dancers, entrepreneurs and...

/ December 7, 2017

The Invention of Celebrity: A Roundtable Conversation with Historian Antonio Lilti

Though our world is infatuated with celebrities, the notion has much older roots. In The Invention of Celebrity, Antoine Lilti argues that the mechanisms of celebrity were developed in Europe during the Enlightenment, well before films, yellow journalism, and television, and...

/ December 6, 2017

Talks: French Literature in the Making, Cecile Coulon

At age 27, Cécile Coulon is the author of eight novels and a book of short stories, and the recipient of several literary prizes. She has published five novels with Éditions Viviane Hamy:  Méfiez-vous des enfants sages (2010), Le Roi n’a pas sommeil (2012, Prix Mauvais...

/ December 4, 2017

Film: Les Francais c’est les autres

Documentary screening and Q&A with director Isabelle Wekstein-Steg, in conversation with Emmanuelle Saada. In this documentary, directors Mohamed Ulad and Isabelle Wekstein-Steg interviewed French high-school students, many of them first- second- or third- generation immigrants of African or North African...

/ November 15, 2017

Panel: Writing the Great War

Historians have long used literary texts about World War One as a major source for their analysis of the event. In the past decades, they have expanded their repertoire to a larger array of texts written by “ordinary witnesses,” and...

/ November 14, 2017

Film: The American in Paris

This new documentary tells the story of American volunteers in France during the First World War. Centered on the American Hospital of Paris, the film shows how thousands of doctors, nurses, and ambulance drivers stepped up to help France and,...

/ November 7, 2017

Lecture: Christine Angot

Christine Angot is one of France’s most prominent and controversial authors, whose works include the notorious L’Inceste, which has now appeared in English translation. Her literary works have received prizes including the Prix France Culture in 2005 (for Les Désaxés and Une partie du cœur),...

/ November 2, 2017

Film: The Assembly

This documentary examines how the Nuit Debout (Arise at Night) protest that took place in March 2016 in Paris turned into a kind of movement in the spirit of Occupy Wall Street, a new form of democratic Assembly, without a leader or...

/ October 24, 2017

Concert: Bach, Gaubert, Gaubert, Koechlin and Brandts Buys

JAYN ROSENFELD, flute BERNARD ROSE, piano With guest artist LUCY SHELTON, soprano Works by J.S. Bach, Philippe Gaubert, Charles Koechlin, and Jan Brandts Buys. Reservations:  212-998-8750 or maison.francaise@nyu.edu Tickets: $20.  General Admission $10.  Students with I.D. From La Maison Francaise at NYU. 

/ October 20, 2017

Film Screening: Les Gracieuses

Directed by Fatima Sissani, Les Gracieuses is a group portrait of six young women in their late twenties. The daughters of immigrant parents, they were born in the same building in a poor housing project in the eastern suburbs of Paris and...

/ October 13, 2017