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February 2020

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

Feb 28

FEB 28

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

IRWGS SEMINAR ROOM, 754 SCHERMERHORN EXT

Women Buy Sex Too: Chippendales and the Rise of the Gigolo with Hallie Lieberman

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    IRWGS Seminar Room, 754 Schermerhorn Ext

Conference:

Women Buy Sex Too: Chippendales and the Rise of the Gigolo with Hallie Lieberman

EVENT OUT OF THE MAISON FRANÇAISE - CHECK OUT LOCATION

In 1979, near the height of second-wave feminism, a thirty-one-year old Indian immigrant started one of the first male strip clubs for women in Los Angeles. Within a few years The Chippendales spread to New York, and a touring show brought the oiled, muscled studs to fly-over...   Read More

Women Buy Sex Too: Chippendales and the Rise of the Gigolo with Hallie Lieberman
March 2020

Mar 6

MAR 6

11:00 AM–12:30 PM

MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Contesting the Classroom. Reimagining Education in Moroccan and Algerian Literatures

11:00 AM–12:30 PM    MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Lecture:

Contesting the Classroom. Reimagining Education in Moroccan and Algerian Literatures

A talk by Erin Twohig

To RSVP, please click here. Introduction, Madeleine Dobie Respondent, Sophia Mo Contesting the Classroom is the first scholarly work to analyze both how Algerian and Moroccan novels depict the postcolonial classroom, and how postcolonial...   Read More

Contesting the Classroom. Reimagining Education in Moroccan and Algerian Literatures

Mar 6

MAR 6

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

Music Concert by Robert Lotreck

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

Performance:

Music Concert by Robert Lotreck

A Music @ the Maison Française Concert

To RSVP, please click here. Presented as part of the Music Performance Program, by the Department of Music and Maison Française.     Read More

Music Concert by Robert Lotreck

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 12

MAR 12

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

Hiroshima, my love (Hiroshima mon amour)

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

Film:

Hiroshima, my love (Hiroshima mon amour)

Alain Resnais, 1959, 90 min.

To RSVP, please click here A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war. A classic black-and-white story of love, war, suffering and forgetfulness,...   Read More

Hiroshima, my love (Hiroshima mon amour)

Mar 23

MAR 23–FEB 17

6:00 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

Sex, Law, and Sovereignty in French Algeria, 1830-1930

6:00 PM–8:00 PM    MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

Panel Discussion:

Sex, Law, and Sovereignty in French Algeria, 1830-1930

Judith Surkis, in conversation with Stephanie McCurry, Karuna Mantena, and Emmanuelle Saada, moderated by Camille Robcis

To RSVP, please click here. During more than a century of colonial rule over Algeria, the French state shaped and reshaped the meaning and practice of Muslim law by regulating it and circumscribing it to the domain of family law, while applying the French Civil...   Read More

Sex, Law, and Sovereignty in French Algeria, 1830-1930

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

Mar 25

MAR 25

6:00 PM–7:00 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

Colorless, Banal, Utopian, Charismatic: Early French Literary Prose and Early Photography

6:00 PM–7:00 PM    MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY

Colorless, Banal, Utopian, Charismatic: Early French Literary Prose and Early Photography

Jane Gilbert, introduced by Eliza Zingesser

To RSVP, click here. Jane Gilbert stages in this talk a dialogue between the formal and stylistic qualities of medieval literary French prose and Roland Barthes’s writings about early photography. Photography fails to capture information that painting can,...   Read More

Colorless, Banal, Utopian, Charismatic: Early French Literary Prose and Early Photography

Mar 31

MAR 31

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Price of Democracy: How Money Shapes Politics and What to Do about It

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

Lecture:

The Price of Democracy: How Money Shapes Politics and What to Do about It

Julia Cagé

To RSVP, please click here. One person, one vote. In theory, everyone in a democracy has equal power to decide elections. But it’s hardly news that, in reality, political outcomes are heavily determined by the logic of one dollar, one vote. We take the...   Read More

The Price of Democracy: How Money Shapes Politics and What to Do about It
April 2020

Apr 2

APR 2

6:30 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

UFO IN HER EYES

6:30 PM–9:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film/Roundtable Discussion:

UFO IN HER EYES

Film screening and discussion with director Xiaolu Guo, with English subtitles

Xiaolu Guo, 2009, 110 min. To RSVP, please click here. One hot afternoon, the life of a Chinese village woman abruptly changes when she believes that she has just witnessed a UFO flying through the sky. The village chief takes advantage of this unexpected...   Read More

UFO IN HER EYES

Apr 8

APR 8

7:00 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Stolen Song: How the Troubadours Became French

7:00 PM–8:30 PM    MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Panel Discussion:

Stolen Song: How the Troubadours Became French

Stolen Song: How the Troubadours Became French

To RSVP, please click here. Stolen Song documents the act of cultural appropriation that created a founding moment for French literary history: the rescripting and domestication of troubadour song, a prestige corpus in the European sphere, as French....   Read More

Stolen Song: How the Troubadours Became French

Apr 9

APR 9

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg)

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

Film:

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg)

Jacques Demy, 1964, 91min.

To RSVP, please click here. Genevieve and her mother work in a umbrellas shop. Genevieve is deeply in love with Guy, a mechanic who soon has to leave to fight in war, so Genevieve must marry a rich jeweller instead. In this classic musical, French director Jacques...   Read More

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg)

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