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February 2017

Feb 24

FEB 24

10:00 AM–12:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Forms of Resistance: French Graduate Student Association Roundtable

10:00 AM–12:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Panel Discussion:

Forms of Resistance: French Graduate Student Association Roundtable

To RSVP, please click here. This symposium will explore different modalities of resistance across disciplinary and temporal boundaries, questioning the meaning and application of such a multivalent term. SpeakersSouleymane Bachir...   Read More

Forms of Resistance: French Graduate Student Association Roundtable

Feb 27

FEB 27

7:00 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Irène Jacob in Concert

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

Performance:

Irène Jacob in Concert

This event is now at capacity. To add your name to the wait-list, please click here. The award-winning French actress Irène Jacob and her brother Francis Jacob offer an intimate musical performance at the Maison Française of songs from their new...   Read More

Irène Jacob in Concert
March 2017

Mar 1

MAR 1

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Libertine Epistemology: The Autonomy of Fantasy

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

Lecture:

Libertine Epistemology: The Autonomy of Fantasy

James Steintrager

To RSVP, please click here. How did libertines think? The scholarly consensus is that libertine writers in the late seventeenth-century through the eighteenth century, if they thought philosophically at all, reflected a broadly materialist trend. Humans were...   Read More

Libertine Epistemology: The Autonomy of Fantasy

Mar 2

MAR 2

1:00 PM–3:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Russian Question in French and European Politics

1:00 PM–3:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Panel Discussion:

The Russian Question in French and European Politics

A panel discussion

For more information and to RSVP, please click here. Invited speakers will discuss questions about the possible influence of Russia in the upcoming French presidential election, the changing nature of French-Russian relations before the election, and possible...   Read More

The Russian Question in French and European Politics

Mar 21

MAR 21

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Marvelous Thieves: Secret Authors of The Arabian Nights

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

Lecture:

Marvelous Thieves: Secret Authors of The Arabian Nights

Paulo Lemos Horta, in conversation with T. Austin Graham

To RSVP, please click here. Paulo Lemos Horta discusses his book, Marvellous Thieves,  that recovers the cross-cultural encounters—the collaborations, borrowings, and acts of literary larceny—that produced the Arabian Nights in...   Read More

Marvelous Thieves: Secret Authors of The Arabian Nights

Mar 22

MAR 22

6:30 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Hugues Dufourt and The Origins of Spectral Music

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

Lecture:

Hugues Dufourt and The Origins of Spectral Music

Marilyn Nonken, introduced by Zosha Di Castri

To RSVP, please click here. Marilyn Nonken considers the foundational principles of the spectral attitude, examining the contributions of composer Hugues Dufourt in relation to his training as a philosopher. To come to terms with the philosophical scope of spectral...   Read More

Hugues Dufourt and The Origins of Spectral Music

Mar 30

MAR 30

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

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

Panel Discussion:

Capitalism and the Family in the Atlantic World

A roundtable discussion with Pierre Force, Paul Cheney, Emmanuelle Saada and Carl Wennerlind, moderated by Christopher L. Brown

To RSVP, please click here. Pierre Force talks about his new book, Wealth and Disaster: Atlantic Migrations from a Pyrenean Town in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), which follows two families who emigrate from...   Read More

Mar 30, 31

MAR 3031

CU FACULTY HOUSE (64 MORNINGSIDE DRIVE • NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10027)

   CU Faculty House (64 Morningside Drive • New York, New York 10027)

Conference:

America in a Time of War: City, Economy and Politics in World War I and After

A Conference

Conference registration is free but required in advance.  Please email: smk2209@columbia.edu to register.  Guest lecturers include French Ambassador Gerard Araud, Volker Berghahn, Ian Buruma, Kenneth T. Jackson, Robert Jervis, Lisa Keller, Paul Kennedy,...   Read More

April 2017

Apr 4

APR 4

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

From Heaven to Hell: The Drama of the French Baroque

7:00 PM–9:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Performance/Panel Discussion:

From Heaven to Hell:  The Drama of the French Baroque

A performance by Mango Baroque with spoken commentary

To RSVP, please click here. This program presents the rich, sublime, sometimes terrifying extremes of French music in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Soprano Marguerite Krull is joined by period instrumentalists Dongmyung Ahn (baroque violin), David...   Read More

From Heaven to Hell: The Drama of the French Baroque

Apr 5

APR 5

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Le Mythe bédouin chez les voyageurs européens, ou la possibilité d’une autre orientalisme

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

Conference:

Le Mythe bédouin chez les voyageurs européens, ou la possibilité d’une autre orientalisme

Sarga Moussa, introduced by Madeleine Dobie

To RSVP, please click here. Lecture in French / conférence en français Sarga Moussa talks about his new book, Le Mythe Bédouin chez les voyageurs aux XVIII et XIX siècles, exploring the myths about Arab nomads that emerged...   Read More

Le Mythe bédouin chez les voyageurs européens, ou la possibilité d’une autre orientalisme

Apr 6

APR 6

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Masters of the Graphic Novel

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

Panel Discussion:

Masters of the Graphic Novel

Blutch and Charles Burns in conversation with Françoise Mouly

To RSVP, please click here. French cartoonist Blutch and American Charles Burns are both known for their poignant graphic storytelling, distinctive mastering of black and white and exploration of art forms such as illustration and animation. New Yorker...   Read More

Masters of the Graphic Novel

Apr 17

APR 17

6:00 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

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

Panel Discussion:

La théorie du genre: a French controversy

A panel discussion with Laure Bereni, Bruno Perreau, and Anne Verjus, moderated by Emmanuelle Saada

To RSVP, please click here. "Gender theory" has become central to several important public controversies in France, including the 2012 and 2013 demonstrations against gay marriage and attacks on new French school curricula that explore male/female equality. In...   Read More

Apr 24

APR 24

3:00 PM–7:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Architecture, Experience, and Aftermath of a Financial Disaster: John Law and the Mississippi Bubble

3:00 PM–7:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Conference/Panel Discussion:

The Architecture, Experience, and Aftermath of a Financial Disaster: John Law and the Mississippi Bubble

A history workshop with presentations by Charly Coleman, Pierre Force, Erik Goldner, Arnaud Orain, and John Shovlin, commentary by David Bell, moderated by Carl Wennerlind

Open to the public, no RSVP necessary In an effort to marshal resources to meet the escalating demands of war, empire, and state formation, European governments developed a set of sophisticated financial mechanisms around the turn of the eighteenth century. Soon, however, the...   Read More

The Architecture, Experience, and Aftermath of a Financial Disaster: John Law and the Mississippi Bubble

Apr 27

APR 27

6:30 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

History, Literature, and Faits Divers

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

Lecture/Panel Discussion:

History, Literature, and Faits Divers

Ivan Jablonka, in conversation with Elisabeth Ladenson

To RSVP, please click here. Ivan Jablonka is a Professor of contemporary history at the Université Paris-XIII-Nord and a novelist. His latest book, Laëtitia ou La fin des hommes (Seuil, 2016), takes up a news item story of a...   Read More

History, Literature, and Faits Divers
May 2017

May 1

MAY 1

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

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

Panel Discussion:

The French Presidential Election: Second Round

A panel discussion with Cécile Alduy and Arthur Goldhammer, moderated by Emmanuelle Saada

To RSVP, please click here. Panelists discuss the French presidential election, which will conclude with the second and final round of voting on May 7.  Remarks will include a discussion of the rising popularity of Marine Le Pen and the National Front, in...   Read More