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January 2018

Jan 25

JAN 25

6:30 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Reset (Relève: Histoire d’une création)

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

Film:

Reset (Relève: Histoire d’une création)

Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai, 2015, 110 Min.

Film in French, with English subtitlesTo RSVP, please click here. In 2014 Benjamin Millepied, French Choregraph and danser, is named director of the National Opéra de Paris, a crucial position in the French cultural landscape. His youth and innovative eye,...   Read More

Reset (Relève: Histoire d’une création)

Jan 26

JAN 26

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

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

Performance:

Music at the Maison Française (M@MF)

Aimee Toner, Melody Tai, and Serina Chang

To RSVP, please click here. Program Mozart: Concerto in C Major for Flute and Harp, Mvmnt 1 Debussy: Syrinx Faure: Sicilienne & Pavane Marcel Tournier: Etude de Concert Au...   Read More

Jan 27

JAN 27

10:00 AM–3:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

10:00 AM–3:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Conference:

Annual Columbia University Department of French and AATF Workshop for Teachers of French

Registration is required. To register, please click here. This year's free, annual workshop for teachers of French, co-presented by the Columbia French Department and the Metropolitan Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French, will feature...   Read More

Jan 29

JAN 29

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Democratic Entropy and the Tools for Democratic Regulation

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

Lecture:

Democratic Entropy and the Tools for Democratic Regulation

Cynthia Fleury, introduced by Souleymane Bachir Diagne

To RSVP, please click here. What does democratic entropy mean, exactly? For Tocqueville, the answer is simple: it refers to a tragic equation of democratic principles; in sum, all principles grow extreme when put into democratic practice. For example, liberty...   Read More

Democratic Entropy and the Tools for Democratic Regulation

Jan 31

JAN 31

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Phantom Africa by Michel Leiris

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

Lecture/Panel Discussion:

Phantom Africa by Michel Leiris

Brent Edwards, in conversation with Denis Hollier, Brian Larkin, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, and Emmanuelle Saada

To RSVP, please click here. Brent Edwards discusses his new English translation of Michel Leiris’s Phantom Africa with invited colleagues. One of the towering classics of 20th century French literature, Phantom Africa is a singular and...   Read More

Phantom Africa by Michel Leiris
February 2018

Feb 1

FEB 1

6:15 PM–8:45 PM

COMMON ROOM OF THE HEYMAN CENTER

Uprising 13/13

6:15 PM–8:45 PM    Common Room of the Heyman Center

Conference/Panel Discussion:

Uprising 13/13

9/13 The Body and Trouble

Zethu Matebeni (Institute for Humanities in Africa), Sanford Biggers (Columbia University) (invited), Katherine Franke (Columbia University), and Jack Halberstam (Columbia University). Moderated by Patricia Dailey and Bernard E. Harcourt. For more information:...   Read More

Uprising 13/13

Feb 8

FEB 8

6:30 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

What’s in a Name? (Le Prénom)

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

Film:

What’s in a Name? (Le Prénom)

Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de La Pattelière, 2013, 109 min.

Film in French, with English subtitles.To RSVP, please click here. In this film, a slick real estate agent named Vincent (Patrick Bruel) is about to become a father. At a meeting with family and childhood friends he announces the name of his future...   Read More

What’s in a Name? (Le Prénom)

Feb 12

FEB 12

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Transparency in Postwar France

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

Lecture/Panel Discussion:

Transparency in Postwar France

Stefanos Geroulanos, in conversation with Ayten Gundogdu and Turkuler Isiksel

To RSVP, please click here. Between 1945 and 1985, academics, artists, revolutionaries, and state functionaries in France spoke of transparency in pejorative terms. Associating it with the prying eyes of totalitarian governments, they undertook a critical project...   Read More

Transparency in Postwar France

Feb 15

FEB 15

6:30 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Faces Places (Visages Villages)

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

Film:

Faces Places (Visages Villages)

Agnes Varda and JR, 2017, 90 min.

Film in French, with English subtitles.To RSVP, please click here. 89-year-old Agnes Varda, a leading figure of the French New Wave, and 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie....   Read More

Faces Places (Visages Villages)

Feb 16

FEB 16

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

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

Performance:

Music at the Maison Française (M@MF)

A concert by Lara Ngoc-Lan Lewison and others

To RSVP, please click here. The new M@MF series is presented in partnership with the Music Performance Program at Columbia University, featuring student musicians. For program, visit www.maisonfrancaise.org   Read More

Feb 19

FEB 19

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

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

Lecture/Panel Discussion:

The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews

Maurice Samuels, in conversation with Elisabeth Ladenson, Clémence Boulouque, Emmanuelle Saada, and Susan Suleiman

To RSVP, please click here. Universal equality is a treasured political concept in France, but recent anxiety over the country’s Muslim minority has led to an emphasis on a new form of universalism, one promoting loyalty to the nation at the expense of all...   Read More

Feb 27

FEB 27

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Counterrevolution: How our Government Went to War Against its Own Citizens

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

Lecture/Panel Discussion:

The Counterrevolution: How our Government Went to War Against its Own Citizens

Bernard Harcourt

To RSVP, please click here. Militarized police officers with tanks and drones. Pervasive government surveillance and profiling. Social media that distract and track us. All of these, contends Bernard Harcourt, are facets of a new and radical governing paradigm in...   Read More

The Counterrevolution: How our Government Went to War Against its Own Citizens