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March 2017

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.  See the full conference agenda here. Guest lecturers include French Ambassador Gerard Araud, Volker Berghahn, Ian Buruma, Kenneth...   Read More

Mar 30

MAR 30

12:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Tariq Ramadan: Muslims and/in the West: Past, Present, Future

12:00 PM–2:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Tariq Ramadan: Muslims and/in the West: Past, Present, Future

RSVP for this event with Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/232857950521461 RSVP directly on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tariq-ramadan-muslims-andin-the-west-past-present-future-tickets-33011681829 With Brexit, the...   Read More

Tariq Ramadan: Muslims and/in the West: Past, Present, Future
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 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

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

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Maison Française 2nd Floor, Buell Hall

Conference:

Le Mythe bédouin chez les voyageurs européens, ou la possibilité d’un 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, which explores the myths about Arab nomads that emerged...   Read More

Le Mythe bédouin chez les voyageurs européens, ou la possibilité d’un 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 13

APR 13

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Francofonia

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

Film:

Francofonia

Aleksandr Sokurov, 2015, 88 min.

To RSVP, please click here. What happens to art when a nation goes to war? Francophonia attempts to answer this question, through a virtual and historical tour of the Louvre, during the Nazi occupation of France.   Read More

Francofonia

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, Camille Robcis, 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 20

APR 20

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Dans ma tête un rond-point

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

Film:

Dans ma tête un rond-point

Hassen Ferhani, 2015, 100 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Screening followed by a Q&A with director Hassen Ferhani “Arguably the most beautiful film ever made in a slaughterhouse, Hassen Ferhani's A Roundabout In My Head (Dans ma tete un...   Read More

Dans ma tête un rond-point

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 26

APR 26

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Demain tout commence

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

Film:

Demain tout commence

Hugo Gélin, 2016, 118 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Two Is a Family (Demain tout commence) tells the story of Samuel, a bon vivant who is awoken one day by a woman carrying a baby she claims is his.  Samuel’s unusual experience of becoming a father sends a strong message of love.  Starring the talented Omar Sy, the film moves us from laughter to tears.   Read More

Demain tout commence

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 explores the relationship between history, literature, and faits divers  through a discussion of his two  recent books, Laëtitia ou La fin des hommes (Le Seuil, 2016) and L’Histoire est une...   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

The French Presidential Election: Second Round

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

The French Presidential Election: Second Round