Tag: Literature

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

The House of Seven Winds: Vasyl Makhno’s Portrait

Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, for a screening of The House on Seven Winds: Vasyl Makhno’s Portrait. Filmed over the course of a season, this film portraying the life and thoughts of Ukrainian poet,...

/ December 6, 2016

Konundrum: Selected Prose of Franz Kafka

Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading by award-winning translator, writer, and editor Peter Wortsman of Konundrum: Selected Prose of Franz Kafka. He will be joined by Tess Lewis to discuss the release of his new translation of Kafka’s short prose. In this new selection and...

/ December 2, 2016