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October 2019

Oct 14

OCT 14

6:30 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Me the People—How Populism Transforms Democracy

6:30 PM–8:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Panel Discussion:

Me the People—How Populism Transforms Democracy

Nadia Urbinati, Sheri Berman, Frederico Finchelstein, Bernard Manin, and Adam Tooze

To RSVP, please click hereWhat distinguishes populism from run-of-the-mill democratic politics? And why should we be concerned by its rise? In Me the People, Nadia Urbinati argues that populism should be regarded as a new form of...   Read More

Me the People—How Populism Transforms Democracy

Oct 16

OCT 16

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Lethal Provocation: The Constantine Murders and the Politics of French Algeria

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

Lecture:

Lethal Provocation: The Constantine Murders and the Politics of French Algeria 

Joshua Cole, with response by Emmanuelle Saada

To RSVP, please click here. Joshua Cole talks about his new book, Lethal Provocation: The Constantine Murders and the Politics of French Algeria (Cornell UP, 2019), that explores an episode of anti-Jewish violence in the Algerian city of...   Read More

Lethal Provocation: The Constantine Murders and the Politics of French Algeria

Oct 17

OCT 17

12:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Politics of Religion in Israel

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

Panel Discussion:

The Politics of Religion in Israel

A panel discussion with Yinon Cohen, Katherine Franke and Alain Dieckhoff. Moderated by Chiara Superti

To RSVP, please click here. The Israeli elections of April and September 2019 highlighted, yet again, the profound rifts that divide Israeli society. But the now familiar political haggling that ensued did not only reveal traditional left-right divides....   Read More

The Politics of Religion in Israel

Oct 18

OCT 18

9:00 AM–5:00 PM

ITALIAN ACADEMY, AMSTERDAM AVENUE

The Restitution Debate: African Art in a Global Society

9:00 AM–5:00 PM    Italian Academy, Amsterdam Avenue

Conference:

The Restitution Debate: African Art in a Global Society

International Conference

In November 2018, Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy released a report that had been prepared for the President of France entitled The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage. Toward a New Relational Ethics. This report has set in motion a debate that could...   Read More

The Restitution Debate: African Art in a Global Society

Oct 18

OCT 18

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

ST. PAULS CHAPEL

Music PerformanceProgram

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    St. Pauls Chapel

Performance:

Music Performance Program

A 4 hands piano duo by Hana Mizuta and Misha Galant

Concert of piano pieces by Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert and Jr Strauss. Presented as part of the Music Performance Program by the Department of Music and Maison Francaise. Beethoven Sonata Op 110, Mvmt 1Chopin Nocturne Op 27 No...   Read More

Music PerformanceProgram

Oct 21

OCT 21

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

La nuit des temps by René Barjavel

7:00 PM–9:00 PM    MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Book Club:

La nuit des temps by René Barjavel

Moderated by Virginie Niedermayer

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La nuit des temps by René Barjavel

Oct 23

OCT 23

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Notre-Dame Fire, and the Paris Cathedral\'s Original Fall and Resurrection

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

Lecture:

The Notre-Dame Fire, and the Paris Cathedral's Original Fall and Resurrection

Allan Potofsky

To RSVP, please click hereThe April 2019 fire that nearly destroyed the Cathedral of Notre-Dame revived a polemic with resonance well beyond France. Should the edifice be reconstructed “as it was” or is the very idea of Gothic...   Read More

The Notre-Dame Fire, and the Paris Cathedral\'s Original Fall and Resurrection

Oct 24

OCT 24

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Polisse

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

Film:

Polisse

Maïwenn, Emmanuelle Bercot, 2011, 127 min.

To RSVP, please click hereWinner of the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for 13 César Awards, Polisse follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the...   Read More

Polisse

Oct 29

OCT 29

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

A French Family: from the Caribbean to Dunkirk by way of Algeria

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

Lecture:

A French Family: from the Caribbean to Dunkirk by way of Algeria

Audrey Celestine

To RSVP, please click hereIn this intimate family history that spans from the 1930s to today, Audrey Celestine traces fragments of the lives of three generations of the same family. The history moves from the Caribbean to Algeria and the Mediterranean...   Read More

A French Family: from the Caribbean to Dunkirk by way of Algeria
November 2019

Nov 1

NOV 1

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Music concert by Dylan Band and Joe Block Duo: From Duke to Debussy

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

Performance:

Music concert by Dylan Band and Joe Block Duo: From Duke to Debussy

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.   Program: All Too Soon (Duke Ellington) Reflections in D (Ellington) Nuages (Claude Debussy) Melancholia...   Read More

Music concert by Dylan Band and Joe Block Duo: From Duke to Debussy

Nov 6

NOV 6

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Condor & the Eagle

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

Film:

The Condor & the Eagle

Clément and Sophie Guerra, 2019, 90 min. Film screening and discussion with director Clément Guerra

To RSVP, please click hereThe Eagle & The Condor is an ancient prophecy, shared by many Indigenous people. The prophecy says when the Eagle of North America and the Condor of South America unite, the spirit of peace will awaken. After 500 years of...   Read More

The Condor & the Eagle

Nov 7

NOV 7

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Should We Tolerate the Intolerant?

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

Panel Discussion:

Should We Tolerate the Intolerant?

A debate between Denis Lacorne and Bernard Harcourt

To RSVP, please click here. In the increasingly divided political and social landscape that surrounds us today, the idea of tolerance seems to be more relevant than ever. Beyond the acrimonious debates on migration, hate speech, impeachment, or religious...   Read More

Should We Tolerate the Intolerant?

Nov 11

NOV 11

1:00 PM–2:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency

1:00 PM–2:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Panel Discussion:

Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency

Bill McKibben and Marie Toussaint in a French-American conversation, moderated by Shanny Peer

To RSVP, please click here. Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben was among the first journalists to sound the alarm about the perils of climate change over 30 years ago, and he has continued to be a leading voice in raising awareness about climate...   Read More

Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency

Nov 12

NOV 12

6:30 PM–9:00 PM

LENFEST CENTER FOR THE ARTS, KATHARINA OTTO-BERNSTEIN SCREENING ROOM, 615 W. 129TH STREET

Atlantics (Atlantique)

6:30 PM–9:00 PM    Lenfest Center for the Arts, Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, 615 W. 129th Street

Film/Roundtable Discussion:

Atlantics (Atlantique)

A film by Mati Diop, 2019, 104 min.

To RSVP, please click hereFilm screening followed by responses by Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Professor of French and Philosophy, and Mamadou Diouf, Professor of History and African Studies, moderated by Shanny Peer Cannes Grand Prix award-winning film by...   Read More

Atlantics (Atlantique)

Nov 13

NOV 13

6:15 PM–8:45 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Critique 13/13 Seminar

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

Roundtable Discussion:

Critique 13/13 Seminar

Seminar session on Louis Althusser, Reading Capital, with Etienne Balibar

For 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

Nov 15

NOV 15

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Classical winds concert by Nikki Pet and Aimee Toner

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

Performance:

Classical winds concert by Nikki Pet and Aimee Toner

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. Aimee Toner, FluteNikki Pet, Clarinet Program: Mozart, Concerto in G Major for Flute and Orchestra, I-II, solo...   Read More

Classical winds concert by Nikki Pet and Aimee Toner

Nov 19

NOV 19

6:30 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Les Maîtres fous by Jean Rouch (1955)

6:30 PM–8:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film/Panel Discussion:

Les Maîtres fous by Jean Rouch (1955)

Film screening and discussion with Serge Margel

To RSVP, please click here. Les Maîtres fous is an “ethnofiction” made in 1955 by French ethnologist and filmmaker Jean Rouch, about ritual practices associated with trance and possession among the Hanoukas in Niger. After the screening,...   Read More

Les Maîtres fous by Jean Rouch (1955)

Nov 21

NOV 21

7:00 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Anthropologies Imaginaires/Imaginary Anthropologies

7:00 PM–8:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Performance:

Anthropologies Imaginaires/Imaginary Anthropologies

A live performance and mockumentary by Gabriel Dharmoo

To RSVP, please click here French Canadian Gabriel Dharmoo's musical practice defies easy pigeon-holing – and sometimes description – going beyond the limits of composition, performance, research, and vocal improvisation. His Imaginary...   Read More

Anthropologies Imaginaires/Imaginary Anthropologies

Nov 25

NOV 25

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Seine, the River that Made Paris

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

Lecture:

The Seine, the River that Made Paris

Elaine Sciolino, in conversation with Elisabeth Ladenson

To RSVP, please click hereElaine Sciolino’s new book explores the history and mythology, the romantic and the everyday life of the magical Seine river that runs through the heart of Paris. In the spring of 1978, as a young journalist in Paris,...   Read More

The Seine, the River that Made Paris
December 2019

Dec 3

DEC 3

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Southern Crossings: Composition and Collaboration

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

Panel Discussion:

Southern Crossings: Composition and Collaboration 

A conversation with composer Zaid Jabri, and librettists, Yvette Christiansë and Rosalind Morris

To RSVP, please click here. This event is part of a series of talks organized by the Institute for Ideas and Imagination at Reid Hall in Paris and the Maison Française.  It is also co-sponsored by the Heyman Center for the...   Read More

Southern Crossings: Composition and Collaboration