Due to the pandemic, we have converted all our in-person events to remote communications until the end of 2020. However, we have maintained almost all of our programs, which are described below. Since March, our Zoom events have attracted a large international audience, and La Maison Française’s team looks forward to seeing you on the screen, waiting for the pleasure of meeting you back home.
- François Noudelmann, director
Penser/panser avec Bernard Stiegler — un salut
Organized by Emily Apter and Peter Szendy.
Katie Chenowith, Claire Colebrook, Martin Crowley, Divya Dwivedi, Michel Deguy, Devin Fore, Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz, Achille Mbembe, Shaj Mohan, Jean-Luc Nancy, Daniel Ross.
A weekly series starting September 24
Organized by François Noudelmann. Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Philosophy, in the 21st century, has changed: its practices and languages are no longer those of the previous century. A turning point has been taken by new generations and thinkers from diverse origins who, more than commenting on the old masters, are taking philosophy into new fields: health, ecology, neurosciences, security warfare, non-Western thought, trans-identities, the rights of non-human living beings... Shifting the frameworks of the history of philosophy, these thinkers are also finding new audiences, through the media, in hospitals, in the theater, or through literary creation. The 20/20 Philosophers meetings give voice to this renewal of French speaking philosophical practices in the 21st century. Twenty philosophers present their thoughts and redraw the landscape of contemporary philosophy:
Jean Godefroy Bidima, Florence Burgat, Pierre Cassou Noguès, Yves Citton, Yves Cusset, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Cynthia Fleury, Tristan Garcia, Frédéric Gros, Delphine Horvilleur, Yala Kisukidi, Alexandre Lacroix, Catherine Malabou, Corine Pelluchon, Isabelle Queval, Laurent de Sutter, Adèle Van Reeth, Pierre Vesperini, Aliocha Wald Lasowski, Frédéric Worms
Machines à écrire, authors in conversation with Laure Adler
Scholastique Mukasonga, September 28
Georges Didi-Huberman, October 5
Paul Preciado, spring 2021
Pierre Michon, spring 2021
Annette Joseph-Gabriel, Black Women, Citizenship, and France’s Universalist Myths
In conversation with Phillip Usher
90 degrees of Deguy
Organized by Robert Harvey and François Noudelmann.
At 90, with nearly 90 books, poet-philosopher and intellectual impresario extraordinaire Michel Deguy will be celebrated live for all he’s brought to thought for three-quarters of a century. In Deguy’s presence and with his comments, an international array of speakers will discuss translation and transmission; the interpenetration of philosophy and poetry; Deguy’s strong commitment to ecology; and a film premiere on Deguy, by Marie-Claude Threilhou.
Cécile Balavoine, Une Fille de passage
In conversation with Claudie Bernard
Peter Brooks, Balzac’s Lives
In conversation with Claudie Bernard
Mews French Book Club
A monthly series starting in October
Led by author Catherine Cusset
INSTITUTE OF FRENCH STUDIES: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
How Covid-19 is Reshaping Politics in Europe
Hadas Aron, David Forgacs, Christian Martin, Frédéric Viguier
Race and Policing in Europe and the United States: A Transatlantic Conversation
Fabien Jobard, Donna Murch, moderated by Danielle Beaujon
Taking Down Public Monuments in France and the United States: A Transatlantic Conversation
Sarah Gensburger, Lydie Moudiléno, moderated by Anne Hollmuller
The Fight for Black Lives: An Inter-diasporic Conversation between French and U.S. Activists
All of these events are free, virtual, and open to everyone.
Event times, details, and registration information to come in the next few weeks.
Image: Scholastique Mukasonga, Peter Brooks, Annette Joseph-Gabriel, Michel Deguy, Cécile Balavoine