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February 2023

Feb 2

FEB 2

6:00 PM–7:15 PM

EAST GALLERY, MAISON FRANCAISE, BUELL HALL

Angels (Anges)

6:00 PM–7:15 PM    East Gallery, MAISON FRANCAISE, BUELL HALL

Film:

Angels (Anges)

Jasmine Bissete, 2021, 6 min. Film screening and discussion with director Jasmine Bissete and Professor Roxanne Varzi

RSVP HERE This event is free and open to the public. The film will be shown in French with English subtitles. This event will feature a screening of the short film Anges, followed by a Q&A session with Professor Roxanne...   Read More

Angels (Anges)

Feb 6

FEB 6

7:00 PM–8:00 PM

ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE

Frère d\'Ame by David Diop

7:00 PM–8:00 PM    Zoom Video Conference

Book Club:

Frère d'Ame by David Diop

Moderated by Molly Lorraine Lindberg

The book club is held one Monday a month at 7 p.m. on Zoom until further notice. To join the book club, please contact Virginie Niedermayer at vsniedermayer@yahoo.com.   Read More

Frère d\'Ame by David Diop

Feb 7

FEB 7

2:00 PM–4:00 PM

EAST GALLERY, MAISON FRANçAISE, BUELL HALL

Writing in the Toxic Ruins of Colonial Slavery: Politics and Science of the Chlordecone Contamination of Martinique and Guadeloupe

2:00 PM–4:00 PM    East Gallery, Maison Française, Buell Hall

Lecture:

Writing in the Toxic Ruins of Colonial Slavery: Politics and Science of the Chlordecone Contamination of Martinique and Guadeloupe

A Talk by Malcom Ferdinand

RSVP HERE Malcom Ferdinand talks about the use of an organochlorine compound called "chlordecone" (also known as Kepone), the subsequent contamination of the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, and the scientific and political responses...   Read More

Writing in the Toxic Ruins of Colonial Slavery: Politics and Science of the Chlordecone Contamination of Martinique and Guadeloupe

Feb 8

FEB 8

6:00 PM–7:00 PM

EAST GALLERY, MAISON FRANçAISE, BUELL HALL

Juste une maladie. La peste noire, sans ses métaphores

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

Lecture/Performance:

Juste une maladie. La peste noire, sans ses métaphores

Talk in French by Patrick Boucheron with English text available

Just an Illness: The Black Death, Without its Metaphors RSVP HERE How do we tell the history of the Black Death today? A global history of humanity’s largest demographic catastrophe over the longue durée, from our...   Read More

Juste une maladie. La peste noire, sans ses métaphores

Feb 9

FEB 9

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

AT THE COLUMBIA MAISON FRANCAISE, BUELL HALL, 515 W. 116 ST., NEW YORK, NY 10027

A tale of love and desire (Une histoire d\'amour et de desir)

7:00 PM–9:00 PM    At the Columbia Maison Francaise, Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027

Film:

A tale of love and desire (Une histoire d'amour et de desir)

Leyla Bouzid, 2021, 102 min

RSVP HERE This event is free and open to the public. The film will be shown in French with English subtitles. Ahmed, 18, French of Algerian origin, grew up in the suburbs of Paris. At the university, he meets Farah, a young...   Read More

A tale of love and desire (Une histoire d\'amour et de desir)

Feb 13

FEB 13

6:30 PM–7:30 PM

EAST GALLERY, MAISON FRANçAISE, BUELL HALL

Naturally Universal: How Aristotle Explains the Success of Medieval French Song

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

Lecture:

Naturally Universal: How Aristotle Explains the Success of Medieval French Song

Sarah Kay

RSVP HERE Poets and singers in a number of medieval vernacular languages reached non-native audiences and inspired speakers of other languages to compose in theirs; and many imagined their compositions enjoying a universality similar to that of cosmopolitan...   Read More

Naturally Universal: How Aristotle Explains the Success of Medieval French Song

Feb 16, 17

FEB 1617

10:00 AM–5:00 PM

EAST GALLERY, MAISON FRANçAISE, BUELL HALL

Middle East Urbanism Beyond Conflict: Current Research, Ongoing Debates, and Next Directions

10:00 AM–5:00 PM    East Gallery, Maison Française, Buell Hall

Conference:

Middle East Urbanism Beyond Conflict: Current Research, Ongoing Debates, and Next Directions

This two-day conference organized by Assistant Professor Hiba Bou Akar with the Post-Conflict City Lab and the Urban Planning Program. Co-sponsored with the Heyman Center for the Humanities, Middle East Institute, Maison Française, Columbia GSAPP and Barnard Urban...   Read More

Middle East Urbanism Beyond Conflict: Current Research, Ongoing Debates, and Next Directions

Feb 16

FEB 16

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

ONLINE EVENT

Poésie et Politique: Devenir ensemble

12:00 PM–1:00 PM    ONLINE EVENT

Roundtable Discussion:

Poésie et Politique: Devenir ensemble

Jean-Marie Gleize and Marielle Macé, moderated by André Pettman. Readings and discussion in French.

RSVP HERE From Victor Hugo and Arthur Rimbaud to Négritude writers and the Surrealists, poetry has long been a site of political expression and commitment. This panel brings together Marielle Macé and Jean-Marie Gleize, two contemporary French writers...   Read More

Poésie et Politique: Devenir ensemble

Feb 22

FEB 22

6:30 PM–7:30 PM

EAST GALLERY, MAISON FRANçAISE, BUELL HALL

A Practice of Diaspora: Translation, Diasporic Literacy, and Afrodiasporic Fluency

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

Roundtable Discussion:

A Practice of Diaspora: Translation, Diasporic Literacy, and Afrodiasporic Fluency

A conversation and readings with Saidiya Hartman and Maboula Soumahoro, moderated by Kaiama L. Glover.

RSVP HERE Join us for a conversation and readings based on the translation of Saidiya Hartman's Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007) in French by Maboula Soumahoro as À Perte de...   Read More

A Practice of Diaspora: Translation, Diasporic Literacy, and Afrodiasporic Fluency

Feb 23

FEB 23

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

EAST GALLERY, MAISON FRANCAISE, BUELL HALL

Happening(L\'événement)

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

Film:

Happening (L'événement)

Audrey Diwan, 2021, 1h 40m

RSVP HERE This event is free and open to the public. The film will be shown in French with English subtitles. An adaptation of Annie Ernaux’s novel of the same name, looking back on her experience with abortion when it...   Read More

Happening(L\'événement)
March 2023

Mar 6

MAR 6

7:00 PM–8:00 PM

ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE

Les années by Annie Ernaux

7:00 PM–8:00 PM    Zoom Video Conference

Book Club:

Les années by Annie Ernaux

Moderated by Prof. Thomas Dodman,

The book club is held one Monday a month at 7 p.m. on Zoom until further notice. To join the book club, please contact Virginie Niedermayer at vsniedermayer@yahoo.com.   Read More

Les années by Annie Ernaux

Mar 29

MAR 29

6:00 PM–7:00 PM

EAST GALLERY, MAISON FRANçAISE, BUELL HALL

The Paris School of Jewish Thought: An Intellectual, Philosophical, and Spiritual Renewal in the Wake of the Holocaust

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

Lecture:

The Paris School of Jewish Thought: An Intellectual, Philosophical, and Spiritual Renewal in the Wake of the Holocaust

Sophie Nordmann

RSVP HERE In France, during the decades that followed World War II and the Shoah, an impressive attempt was made to rebuild Jewish life and thought, and to invent new ways of being Jewish in the post-Holocaust secular world. Known as the Paris School of Jewish...   Read More

The Paris School of Jewish Thought: An Intellectual, Philosophical, and Spiritual Renewal in the Wake of the Holocaust

Mar 30

MAR 30

7:00 PM–10:00 PM

EAST GALLERY, MAISON FRANçAISE, BUELL HALL

The Thief of Paris (Le Voleur)

7:00 PM–10:00 PM    East Gallery, Maison Française, Buell Hall

Film:

The Thief of Paris (Le Voleur)

Louis Malle, 1967, 122min. Screening followed by a discussion with Philippe Met.

RSVP HERE Georges (Jean-Paul Belmondo) patiently awaits his inheritance while nurturing his love for his cousin Charlotte (Geneviève Bujold). But after discovering that his guardian uncle has frittered away his fortune and betrothed Charlotte to another...   Read More

The Thief of Paris (Le Voleur)
April 2023

Apr 5

APR 5

6:00 PM–7:00 PM

EAST GALLERY, MAISON FRANçAISE, BUELL HALL

Tombeaux: Autobiographie de ma famille

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

Lecture:

Tombeaux: Autobiographie de ma famille

Annette Wieviorka Lecture in French

RSVP HERE Lors du décès d'une tante sans descendance, Annette Wieviorka réfléchit aux traces laissées par tous les êtres disparus qui constituent sa famille, une famille juive malmenée par l’Histoire. Il y a le...   Read More

Tombeaux: Autobiographie de ma famille

Apr 6

APR 6

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

AT THE COLUMBIA MAISON FRANCAISE, BUELL HALL, 515 W. 116 ST., NEW YORK, NY 10027

Josep

7:00 PM–9:00 PM    At the Columbia Maison Francaise, Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027

Film:

Josep 

Aurel, 2020, 74min

RSVP HERE This event is free and open to the public. The film will be shown in French with English subtitles. February 1939. Spanish republicans are fleeing Franco’s dictatorship to France. The French government built...   Read More

Josep

Apr 12

APR 12

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

EAST GALLERY, MAISON FRANçAISE, BUELL HALL

We (Nous)

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

Film:

We (Nous)

Alice Diop, 2022, 117min. Documentary Film in French with English subtitles

RSVP HERE The RER B is an urban train that traverses Paris and its environs from north to south. A moving testament to the importance of filming as a process of bearing witness and remembering, We is subtle and shrewd in a world...   Read More

We (Nous)

Apr 17

APR 17

7:00 PM–8:00 PM

ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE

Nature Humaine by Serge Joncour

7:00 PM–8:00 PM    Zoom Video Conference

Book Club:

Nature Humaine by Serge Joncour

Moderated by the group

The book club is held one Monday a month at 7 p.m. on Zoom until further notice. To join the book club, please contact Virginie Niedermayer at vsniedermayer@yahoo.com.   Read More

Nature Humaine by Serge Joncour

Apr 20

APR 20

7:00 PM–9:30 PM

AT THE COLUMBIA MAISON FRANCAISE, BUELL HALL, 515 W. 116 ST., NEW YORK, NY 10027

Lost illusions (Illusions perdues)

7:00 PM–9:30 PM    At the Columbia Maison Francaise, Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027

Film:

Lost illusions (Illusions perdues)  

Xavier Giannoli, 2021, 149min

RSVP HERE This event is free and open to the public.  The film will be shown in French with English subtitles. Lucien is a young unknown poet in 19th-century France. He has great expectations and wants to forge a destiny. He...   Read More

Lost illusions (Illusions perdues)

Apr 26

APR 26

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 515 WEST 116TH SREET NEW YORK, NY 10027

Today Sardines Are Not for Sale

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall Columbia University 515 West 116th Sreet New York, NY 10027

Lecture/Conference:

Today Sardines Are Not for Sale

Paula Schwartz, in conversation with Philip Nord and Marianne Hirsch

RSVP HERE On Mother's Day, May 31, 1942, a group of women stormed a small grocery store at the corner of the rue de Buci and the rue de Seine, to protest the food shortages that had become a chronic feature of daily life. The then-outlawed French Communist party...   Read More

Today Sardines Are Not for Sale
May 2023

May 4

MAY 4

7:00 AM–9:00 AM

AT THE COLUMBIA MAISON FRANCAISE, BUELL HALL, 515 W. 116 ST., NEW YORK, NY 10027

Stolen Kisses ( Baisers voles)

7:00 AM–9:00 AM    At the Columbia Maison Francaise, Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027

Film:

Stolen Kisses ( Baisers voles)

François Truffaut, 1968, 90min

RSVP HERE This event is free and open to the public. The film will be shown in French with English subtitles.   Discharged from the army as unfit, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) seeks out his sweetheart, violinist Christine...   Read More

Stolen Kisses ( Baisers voles)