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January 2020

Jan 27

JAN 27

7:00 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

La femme aux pieds nus by Scholastique Mukasonga

7:00 PM–8:00 PM    MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Book Club:

La femme aux pieds nus by Scholastique Mukasonga

Moderated by Irène Bernstein-Pechmèze

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La femme aux pieds nus by Scholastique Mukasonga

Jan 28

JAN 28

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

In the Salon of Madame Brillon

6:30 PM–8:30 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery

Performance:

In the Salon of Madame Brillon

Concert and Conversation with Rebecca Cypess and the Raritan Players, introduced by Julia Doe

To RSVP, please click here. The Raritan Players, led by Rebecca Cypess, invite listeners into the musical world of Anne-Louise Brillon de Jouy (1744-1824), a French composer and keyboardist whose reputation extended throughout Europe and across the Atlantic. Her...   Read More

In the Salon of Madame Brillon

Jan 29

JAN 29

6:15 PM–8:45 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE, BUELL HALL EAST GALLERY

Critique 13/13 Seminar

6:15 PM–8:45 PM    Maison Francaise, Buell Hall East Gallery

Conference/Panel Discussion/Roundtable Discussion:

Critique 13/13 Seminar

Seminar session on Hannah Arendt's The Human Condition, with Professors Seyla Benhabib and Bernard E. Harcourt

To RSVP, please click here. The seminar Critique 13/13 in 2019-20 returns to brilliant texts in critical theory: Adorno, Althusser, Arendt, de Beauvoir, Du Bois, Fanon, Foucault, Freire, Horkheimer, Lorde, Said, Sartre, and others, in order to examine the current...   Read More

Critique 13/13 Seminar

Jan 30

JAN 30

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

Things to come (L\'Avenir)

6:30 PM–8:30 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery

Film Series:

Things to come (L'Avenir)

Mia Hansen-Løve, 2016, 100 min.

To RSVP, please click here. What happens when the life you've worked so hard to build suddenly crumbles? In Things to Come, Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert, in "a career-best performance" (Jordan Hoffman, Vanity Fair), portrays Nathalie, a...   Read More

Things to come (L\'Avenir)
February 2020

Feb 3

FEB 3

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Barbara Steigler

12:00 PM–1:00 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery, Buell Hall

Conference:

Barbara Steigler

A new genealogy of neoliberalism. History and pertinence of the Lippmann-Dewey debate

To RSVP, please click here. Where does this sneaking, yet ever more oppressive and widely experienced sense of a generalized lagging behind come from? A feeling which is only strengthened by the perpetual decree that evolution must be preceded by...   Read More

Barbara Steigler

Feb 4

FEB 4

6:30 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Splicing cultures: Xiaolu Guo on novels and filmmaking

6:30 PM–8:00 PM    MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Lecture:

Splicing cultures: Xiaolu Guo on novels and filmmaking

In conversation with Carol Gluck

To RSVP, please click here. Xiaolu Guo presents her work in words and film, and draws connections to her own life, in conversation with Carol Gluck. Xiaolu Guo is a British Chinese novelist, essayist and filmmaker. Her memoir, Nine Continents, received the...   Read More

Splicing cultures: Xiaolu Guo on novels and filmmaking

Feb 6

FEB 6

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

The Sower (Le Semeur)

6:30 PM–8:30 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery

Film Series:

The Sower (Le Semeur)

Marine Francen, 2017, 98 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Following the coup d’état of December 2, 1851, President Louis Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor Napoleon III, setting off a bloody campaign of repression to root out his opponents. In some regions, entire villages were...   Read More

The Sower (Le Semeur)

Feb 7

FEB 7

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

Music concert by Dylan DelGuidice (guitar) and Joseph Jordan (piano)

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery

Performance:

Music concert by Dylan DelGuidice (guitar) and Joseph Jordan (piano)

A Music @ the Maison Française Concert

To RSVP, please click here. This guitar and piano duo will perform pieces by Olivier Messiaen, Tristan Murail, Pierre Boulez, and Maurice Ravel. Presented as part of the Music Performance Program, by the Department of Music and Maison...   Read More

Music concert by Dylan DelGuidice (guitar) and Joseph Jordan (piano)

Feb 13

FEB 13

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

Barbara

6:30 PM–8:30 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery

Film Series:

Barbara

Mathieu Amalric, 2017, 107 min.

To RSVP, please click here. “The legendary French chanteuse known only as Barbara, gifted with a tremulously expressive voice and striking stage presence, is an enduring icon of French culture. In this tantalizing tribute from actor-director Mathieu Amalric,...   Read More

Barbara

Feb 20

FEB 20

6:00 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

Ecocriticism in French Studies: Where Are We Now?

6:00 PM–8:00 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery

Conference:

Ecocriticism in French Studies: Where Are We Now?

Panel discussion with Lucas Hollister, Hannah Freed-Thall, and Morgane Cadieu, moderated by Aubrey Gabel

To RSVP, please click here. As ecocriticism has burgeoned in literary studies and throughout the humanities, its presence has been somewhat limited in the field of French and Francophone literature. This panel will open with a discussion of the state of the field...   Read More

Ecocriticism in French Studies: Where Are We Now?

Feb 21

FEB 21

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

Music concert by the Fluffy Bao Trio: Heather Chang, Annett Ho, and Zoe Lin

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery

Performance:

Music concert by the Fluffy Bao Trio: Heather Chang, Annett Ho, and Zoe Lin

A Music @ the Maison Française Concert

To RSVP, please click here. The Fluffy Bao Trio performs music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Claude Debussy, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Paul Schoenfield. Presented as part of the Music Performance Program by the Department of Music and Maison...   Read More

Music concert by the Fluffy Bao Trio: Heather Chang, Annett Ho, and Zoe Lin

Feb 24

FEB 24

7:00 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Article 353 du Code Pénal by Tanguy Viel

7:00 PM–8:00 PM    MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Book Club:

Article 353 du Code Pénal by Tanguy Viel

Moderated by Patricia Dreste

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Article 353 du Code Pénal by Tanguy Viel

Feb 27

FEB 27

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

Capernaum

6:30 PM–8:30 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery

Film Series:

Capernaum

Nadine Labaki, 2018, 150 min.

To RSVP, please click here. A hardened, streetwise 12-year-old Lebanese boy sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him. A portrayal of extreme poverty and the daily life of a scrappy and intelligent child trying to find fairness in life. Nadine...   Read More

Capernaum

Feb 28

FEB 28

9:00 AM–7:00 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

New Political Economies of the French Empire, 19th and 20th centuries

9:00 AM–7:00 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery

Conference:

New Political Economies of the French Empire, 19th and 20th centuries

An interdisciplinary conference

To RSVP, please click here. While the cultural, political, legal and social aspects of French colonialism have received much attention over the past 30 years, the political economy of the French colonial empire has been largely neglected. This conference will bring...   Read More

New Political Economies of the French Empire, 19th and 20th centuries
March 2020

Mar 11

MAR 11

6:15 PM–8:45 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

Critique 13/13 Seminar

6:15 PM–8:45 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery

Conference/Panel Discussion/Roundtable Discussion:

Critique 13/13 Seminar

Seminar session on Edward Said's Orientalism, with Professors Homi Bhabha and Bernard E. Harcourt

To RSVP, please click here. The seminar Critique 13/13 in 2019-20 returns to brilliant texts in critical theory: Adorno, Althusser, Arendt, de Beauvoir, Du Bois, Fanon, Foucault, Freire, Horkheimer, Lorde, Said, Sartre, and others, in order to examine the current...   Read More

Critique 13/13 Seminar

Mar 23

MAR 23

7:00 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Sérotonine by Michel Houellebecq

7:00 PM–8:00 PM    MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Book Club:

Sérotonine by Michel Houellebecq

Moderated by Dr. Robert S. April

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Sérotonine by Michel Houellebecq
April 2020

Apr 20

APR 20

7:00 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

L\'Arabe du futur Tome 2 by Riad Sattouf

7:00 PM–8:00 PM    MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Book Club:

L'Arabe du futur Tome 2 by Riad Sattouf

Moderated by Full Book Club group

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L\'Arabe du futur Tome 2 by Riad Sattouf