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January 2019

Jan 24

JAN 24

5:00 PM–6:30 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Art After Slavery: Blackness and Early Modernism

5:00 PM–6:30 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery, Buell Hall

Lecture:

Art After Slavery: Blackness and Early Modernism

Lecture by Simon Gikandi

To RSVP, please click here. Early modernism and blackness have always had an intimate, but troubled, relationship: Intimate because it is hard to imagine a modernism without blackness either as a sign of difference or identity; troubled because modernism is always...   Read More

Art After Slavery: Blackness and Early Modernism

Jan 28

JAN 28

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Book Club

7:00 PM–9:00 PM    Maison Française 2nd Floor, Buell Hall

Book Club:

Book Club

Au revoir là-haut by Pierre Lemaitre. Moderated by Dr. Jocelyn Brown   Read More

Book Club

Jan 31

JAN 31

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Ridicule

6:30 PM–8:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film:

Ridicule

A film by Patrice Leconte, 1996, 102 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Set in late 18th-century France during the reign of Louis XVI, this comedy provides a fascinating glance into a time where a cruel rapier wit would take one further up the social ladder than gold, land, or birthright and where ridicule could drive a man to suicide.   Read More

Ridicule
February 2019

Feb 1, 2

FEB 12

, DAILY

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Finding the Way to Truth: Sources, History, and Impact of the Meditative Tradition

, DAILY    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

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Conference:

Finding the Way to Truth: Sources, History, and Impact of the Meditative Tradition 

To RSVP, please click here. How is the ancient exhortation to “know thyself” related to consolation, virtue, and the study of nature? How did the commitment to self-knowledge shift over the centuries in writings by Islamic, Jewish, Christian, and...   Read More

Finding the Way to Truth: Sources, History, and Impact of the Meditative Tradition

Feb 4

FEB 4

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe - From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Panel Discussion:

Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe - From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day  

Panel discussion of new book by Sheri Berman, in discussion with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Jack Snyder, and Alexander Stille, moderated by Adam Tooze

To RSVP, please click here. Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe (Oxford University Press, 2018)explains how democracy actually develops, and how we should interpret the current wave of illiberalism sweeping Europe and the rest of the world. Sheri...   Read More

Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe - From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day

Feb 6

FEB 6

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Barbarity of the Metropolis: Towards a Biopolitics of Radical Social Transformation

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Lecture:

The Barbarity of the Metropolis: Towards a Biopolitics of Radical Social Transformation

A talk by Guillaume Faburel

To RSVP, please click here. Metropolization implies ceaseless urban expansion and an ever faster-paced life. It transforms towns into entrepreneurial firms and generates economic exclusion, spatial segregation, and social suffering, all while fueling the...   Read More

The Barbarity of the Metropolis: Towards a Biopolitics of Radical Social Transformation

Feb 7

FEB 7

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Tomorrow (Demain)

6:30 PM–8:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film:

Tomorrow (Demain)

A film by Olivier Dion and Mélanie Laurent, 2015, 118 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Film by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent.As mankind is threatened by the collapse of the ecosystems, Cyril, Mélanie, Alexandre, Laurent, Raphäel and Antoine, all in their thirties, explore the world in search of...   Read More

Tomorrow (Demain)

Feb 8

FEB 8

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Music Performance Program

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Performance:

Music Performance Program

Music concert by Sein An (violin) and Dean Deng (piano). Works by Camille Saint-Saëns and Gabriel Fauré.

To RSVP, please click here. Program: Camille Saint-SaënsIntroduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minorSonata in A major, op. 13I. Allegro molto II. AndanteIII. Allegro vivo IV. Allegro quasi presto Gabriel...   Read More

Music Performance Program

Feb 11

FEB 11

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Book Club

7:00 PM–9:00 PM    Maison Française 2nd Floor, Buell Hall

Book Club:

Book Club

14 by Jean Echenoz. Moderated by Professor Sylvie Queuniet   Read More

Book Club

Feb 12

FEB 12

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Social Media and Populism

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Lecture:

Social Media and Populism

Bruno Patino in discussion with Emmanuel Kattan

To RSVP, please click here. Bruno Patino will analyze the role played by social media in recent political and social events in the United States, Europe and elsewhere in the world, including the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) movement that spread across...   Read More

Social Media and Populism

Feb 13

FEB 13

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Révolution? Actualité d\'un imaginaire social en France

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Lecture:

Révolution? Actualité d'un imaginaire social en France

Lecture in French by Sophie Wahnich

To RSVP, please click here. Sophie Wahnich discusses how the imaginary of the French Revolution reappears in contemporary social movements such as the 2016 movements against the state of emergency and the labor law and Nuit Debout, and the Yellow Vest movement...   Read More

Révolution? Actualité d\'un imaginaire social en France

Feb 21

FEB 21

6:30 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Willy 1er

6:30 PM–8:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film:

Willy 1er  

A film by Zoran Boukherma, 2017, 82 min.

To RSVP, please click here. When his twin brother dies, 50-year-old Willy decides to leave his parents' house. This indie French movie is a touching depiction of the left-behind in rural France.   Read More

Willy 1er

Feb 22

FEB 22

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Music Performance Program

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Performance:

Music Performance Program

Music concert by Misha Galant (piano) and Elena Ariza (cello)

To RSVP, please click here. Program: John Williams, Theme from Schindler's List Maurice Ravel, Sonate Posthume Felix Mendelssohn, Cello Sonata no. 2 in D Major Allegro assai vivaceAllegretto scherzando...   Read More

Music Performance Program

Feb 26

FEB 26

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Why is it so Difficult to Talk about Islamophobia in France?

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Panel Discussion:

Why is it so Difficult to Talk about Islamophobia in France?

Discussion in French with Abdellali Hajjat and Marwan Mohammed, moderated by Emmanuelle Saada

To RSVP, please click here. Why is it so difficult to recognize Islamophobia as a racist phenomenon in France? The talk will explore the reasons for that denial and analyze the way the "Muslim problem" has been forged in the public space and the lack of...   Read More

Why is it so Difficult to Talk about Islamophobia in France?

Feb 27

FEB 27

7:00 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Securing Europe after Napoleon - 1815 and the New European Security Culture

7:00 PM–8:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Roundtable Discussion:

Securing Europe after Napoleon - 1815 and the New European Security Culture

Ido de Haan, Beatrice de Graaf and Brian Vick, moderated by Adam Tooze

To RSVP, please click here. After the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, the leaders of Europe aimed to establish a new balance of power. The 1815 Congress of Vienna ushered in the emergence of a genuinely European security culture. Securing Europe...   Read More

Securing Europe after Napoleon - 1815 and the New European Security Culture

Feb 28

FEB 28

6:30 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Forbidden Games (Jeux interdits)

6:30 PM–8:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film:

Forbidden Games (Jeux interdits)

A film by René Clément, 1952, 86 min.

To RSVP, please click here. A great classic film set during World War II: two children attempt to overcome the brutality of the surrounding world by creating a paradise of their own.   Read More

Forbidden Games (Jeux interdits)