New Online Series
Last Monday of the Month at 1pm (New York time)
Starting February 27, 2023
New York University’s Maison Française, Department of French Literature, Thought and Culture (FLTC), and Medieval and Renaissance Center (MARC) are pleased to announce a new monthly series: Conversations With People Who Read Montaigne, hosted by Phillip John Usher.
This new online series features discussions with scholars, writers, philosophers, artists, and others from around the world who read and have something to say about the Essais, Michel de Montaigne’s thousand-page open exploration of topics ranging from the use of thumbs to the ravages of colonial exploration. In each episode, Phillip John Usher (NYU) will be joined virtually or in-person by a guest speaker who will first answer a Montaigne Questionnaire, before discussing their own work on, about, or inspired by Montaigne. A live Q&A will follow.
Spring 2023 Guests:
-Monday February 27, 2023, 1pm (New York Time): Valérie Dionne (Associate Professor, Colby College), author of Montaigne, écrivain de la conciliation (Classiques Garnier). [In French] [Details and Zoom sign-up here]
-Monday March 27, 2023, 1pm (New York Time): Ali Benmakhlouf (Philosopher, emeritus Université de Paris-Est Val de Marne), author of Montaigne (Les Belles Lettres).
-Monday April 24, 2023, 1pm (New York Time): Tom Conley (Professor, Harvard University), author of many studies of Montaigne, including in Self-Made Map