Tag: Literature

All Quiet on the Western Front

War in the hospital, war on the page

All Quiet on the Western Front as history and philosophy.

/ March 3, 2017

Festival Neue Literatur

Each year Festival Neue Literatur brings six of the most important emerging and established writers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to New York City, where they join celebrated U.S. writers in a series of conversations and readings. 2017 marks the eighth installment...

/ March 2, 2017

Reading as the angels read: Speculation and Politics in Dante’s “Banquet”

Book presentation of Reading as the Angels Read. Speculation and Politics in Dante’s Banquet (2016, University of Toronto Press) by Maria Luisa Ardizzone (NYU). The author in conversation with Teodolinda Barolini (Da Ponte Professor, Columbia University), introduced by Jane Tylus (NYU), with Simone...

/ March 1, 2017

The Unbearable Weight of Paternity in Kundera’s Fiction

A talk by Christopher Harwood.

/ February 22, 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

Review: Rainbow Republic lampoons Italian foot-dragging over LGBTQ rights

In his latest novel, Fabio Canino imagines a country set aside for minorities still stifled in his native Italy.

/ February 14, 2017

Film Screening & Discussion: Finding Babel

Please join us for a screening of the documentary film Finding Babel (2016), followed by a Q&A with its director, David Novack. Run time: 89 minutes 75 years after subversive Soviet writer Isaac Babel’s execution for supposed criticism of the Communist Party, his grandson...

/ February 8, 2017

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

The Letters of Samuel Beckett

A words-and-music evening to mark the publication of the fourth and final volume of The Letters of Samuel Beckett: 1966-1989, which shows the author struggling to cope with ever-growing international fame (he won the Nobel Prize in 1969), producing some...

/ December 12, 2016