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February 2018

Feb 26

FEB 26

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

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

Book Club:

Book Club

Petit Pays by Gaël FayeModerated by Dr. Jocelyn Brown   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, in conversation with Uday Singh Mehta

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
March 2018

Mar 5

MAR 5

4:00 PM–6:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Sexuality, Disability, and Aging: Queer Temporalities of the Phallus

4:00 PM–6:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Lecture:

Sexuality, Disability, and Aging: Queer Temporalities of the Phallus

Jane Gallop

To RSVP please click here. Jane Gallop talks about adult-onset disability, middle-aging, and sexuality. The project brings together crip theory, feminist aging studies, queer temporality, psychoanalysis, and anecdotal theory. It considers how disability that begins...   Read More

Sexuality, Disability, and Aging: Queer Temporalities of the Phallus

Mar 21

MAR 21

5:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Jean Rouch and Modernity

5:00 PM–9:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film/Panel Discussion:

Jean Rouch and Modernity

A presentation of unpublished films by Jean Rouch and discussion with Jean-Pierre Dozon, Valérie Berty, Jamie Berthe, and Catherine Ruelle, moderated by Shanny Peer

To RSVP, please click here. To mark the 100-year anniversary of the birth of anthropologist and filmmaker Jean Rouch, the Maison Française presents a selection of unfinished, unpublished films by the filmmaker, including “Monsieur Albert,...   Read More

Jean Rouch and Modernity

Mar 22

MAR 22

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Tinghir-Jerusalem

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

Film:

Tinghir-Jerusalem

Kamal Hachkar, 2013, 86 min. Film screening and talk with the director.

Film in French, with English subtitles.To RSVP, please click here. Director Kamal Hachkar goes in search of a community that has vanished. A Berber Muslim born in Tinghir, Morocco and raised in France, Hachkar would return to Tinghir every summer...   Read More

Tinghir-Jerusalem

Mar 26

MAR 26

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

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

Book Club:

Book Club

Ni d'Eve ni d'Adam by Amélie NothombModerated by Dr. Mary Lee Baranger   Read More

Mar 27

MAR 27

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart

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

Lecture/Panel Discussion:

Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart

Andreas Wimmer, in conversation with Jack Snyder, Gwyneth McClendron, Deborah Yashar, and Shamus Khan

To RSVP, please click here. Why is national integration achieved in some diverse countries, while others are destabilized by political inequality between ethnic groups, contentious politics, or even separatism and ethnic war? Traversing centuries and continents...   Read More

Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart
April 2018

Apr 4

APR 4

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:

Sex, Race and Religion in France from the 60s to Today

Todd Shepard and Mehammed Mack discuss their recent books, in conversation with Madeleine Dobie

To RSVP, please click here. Mehammed Mack discusses his book, Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture, which examines the figure of the young, virile, hyper-masculine Muslim that looms large in contemporary France, particularly...   Read More

Apr 5

APR 5

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

As I Open My Eyes (À peine j’ouvre les yeux)

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

Film:

As I Open My Eyes (À peine j’ouvre les yeux)

Leyla Bouzid, 2016, 102 min., film presented by Imen Amiri

To RSVP, please click here. As I Open My Eyes gives us a look at Tunisian youth on the eve of the Jasmine Revolution as they are pulled in all directions by conflicting forces: disenchantment, fear, creativity, rebellion against dictatorship, rejection of conservatism, and the courage to pursue their desires.   Read More

As I Open My Eyes (À peine j’ouvre les yeux)

Apr 11

APR 11

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Pierre Bourdieu: A Heroic Structuralism

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

Lecture:

Pierre Bourdieu: A Heroic Structuralism

Jean-Louis Fabiani

To RSVP, please click here. Jean-Louis Fabiani’s recent book, Pierre Bourdieu: Un Structuralisme héroïque, offers a remarkable intellectual portrait of the great French sociologist, and has been very well received in France as a major...   Read More

Pierre Bourdieu: A Heroic Structuralism

Apr 12

APR 12

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

May Fools (Milou en Mai)

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

Film:

May Fools (Milou en Mai)

Louis Malle, 1990, 107 min.

To RSVP, please click here. An eccentric French family meets in the country for the funeral of their matriarch (Paulette Dubost), which takes place at the same time as the 1968 student revolts in Paris. Even with the latest updates of the riots coming in over the...   Read More

May Fools (Milou en Mai)

Apr 17

APR 17

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Spirit of Philadelphia: Social Justice vs. the Total Market

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

Lecture:

The Spirit of Philadelphia: Social Justice vs. the Total Market

Alain Supiot

To RSVP, please click here. In 1944, the International Labour Organization laid out its “Declaration of Philadelphia,” a full-fledged social bill of rights in the same spirit as FDR’s State of the Union address that same year. The welfarist spirit...   Read More

The Spirit of Philadelphia: Social Justice vs. the Total Market

Apr 19

APR 19

6:30 AM–8:30 AM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Cinema of May 68 (Le Cinéma de Mai 68)

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

Film:

The Cinema of May 68 (Le Cinéma de Mai 68)

A selection of short documentaries filmed in May 1968

To RSVP, please click here. We will present a selection of rarely seen short documentaries shot in France in May 1968, showing the events as they unfolded in real time in universities, occupied factories, rural France, and on the streets of Paris.  These films...   Read More

The Cinema of May 68 (Le Cinéma de Mai 68)

Apr 23

APR 23

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

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

Book Club:

Book Club

Talisman sur ton cœur by David HazizaModerated by the author   Read More

Apr 25

APR 25

6:30 PM–8:45 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

In the Intense Now (No Intenso Agora)

6:30 PM–8:45 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film:

In the Intense Now (No Intenso Agora)

João Moreira Salles, 2017, 127 min.

To RSVP, please click here. A.O. Scott says viewers “will find solace, enlightenment and surprise in João Moreira Salles’s In the Intense Now, a bittersweet, ruminative documentary essay composed of footage from the era of the 1960s,...   Read More

In the Intense Now (No Intenso Agora)

Apr 26

APR 26

6:15 PM–8:45 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Uprising 13/13: Counterrevolution

6:15 PM–8:45 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Panel Discussion:

Uprising 13/13: Counterrevolution

Malcolm Gladwell, author (invited), Bernard E. Harcourt (Columbia), Laleh Khalili (SOAS, University of London), Emmanuelle Saada (Columbia), Massimiliano Tomba (University of California Santa Cruz), moderated by Adam Tooze and Jeremy Kessler

To RSVP, please click here. Open to the public. Seating is limited. The year-long “Uprising 13/13” seminar series explores various modalities of disobedience, revolt, social movement, or other forms of political contestation. Each session will focus on...   Read More

Uprising 13/13: Counterrevolution

Apr 27

APR 27

1:00 PM–5:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

May 68 Fifty Years Later: When? Where? What? And does it even matter?

1:00 PM–5:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Lecture/Panel Discussion:

May 68 Fifty Years Later: When? Where? What? And does it even matter?

Kristin Ross, Ludivine Bantigny, Julian Bourg, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Imen Amiri, Bernard Harcourt, and Emmanuelle Saada

To RSVP, please click here. Instead of revisiting a few nostalgic clichés, this panel will collectively reflect on the very historical and political parameters of May ‘68: WHEN was May ‘68 exactly? WHERE did it occur?...   Read More

May 68 Fifty Years Later: When? Where? What? And does it even matter?
May 2018

May 10

MAY 10

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Proust\'s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin de Siècle Paris

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

Lecture/Panel Discussion:

Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin de Siècle Paris

Caroline Weber, in conversation with Maurice Samuels

To RSVP, please click here. Geneviève Halévy Bizet Straus; Laure de Sade, Comtesse Adhéaume de Chevigné; and Élisabeth de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay, the Comtesse Greffulhe—these were the three superstars of...   Read More

Proust\'s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin de Siècle Paris