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  • Medieval Fixers: History, Literature, and the Politics of Translation. Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA). Global France Seminar
    Oct 24, 5:00 PM – Oct 25, 6:30 PM
    MIT campus. 14E-304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    Fixers are men who perform a range of services for foreign journalists and armies: local informants, translators, drivers... Fixers existed in the Middle Ages, in situations such as crusades. The talk will create a dialogue between the fixers of the past and of the present (Iraq, Syria, etc.)
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  • Avedik, Louis XIV's Armenian Prisoner. Talk by Prof. Junko Takeda (Syracuse University). Global France Seminar
    Oct 12, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Building E51. Room 275., CAMB-47-83, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    Avedik, Louis XIV’s Armenian Prisoner: Confessional Conflicts, Involuntary Movement, and Incarceration in the Early Modern Mediterranean. Event free and open to the public. Non-MIT members must register below
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  • Ballet des Porcelaines
    Plusieurs dates
    Wed, Sep 28
    Theater Arts at MIT - W97
    Sep 28, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Theater Arts at MIT - W97, 345 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-Unis
    Presented in 1739 by a group of French aristocrats at a château outside of Paris, the Ballet des Porcelaines is an allegory for the French fascination with Chinese porcelain, sometimes referred to as “white gold.” Sept 27 at 12pm and 5pm. Sept 28 at 12pm. Registration below.
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  • French Veganism, an Oxymoron?  Talk by Professor Renan Larue (UCSB). Global France Seminar
    Sep 21, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Building 14E. Room 304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    In 2006, antispeciesist Peter Singer theorized the concept of the “Paris exception.” Renan Larue will present the intellectual debates that vegetarianism has sparked since the 18th century before addressing the recent rise of veganism in France. Non-MIT members must register below.
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  • A Decolonial Reading of the History of the Haitians. Talk by Prof. Jean Casimir. The MIT Global France Seminar.
    May 02, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    MIT campus. E51.095, 70 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    How the colonized saw their history unfolding; how they transcended enslavement, race and gender barriers; how they coalesced into a nation and a sovereign people. Free and open to the public. Non-MIT members must register below.
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  • Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World. Talk by Malcom Ferdinand. MIT Anthropology. French+ Sponsor
    Apr 27, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    MIT campus. 32-141, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-Unis
    Malcom Ferdinand (University College London) presents his new book, Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World (Polity Press, 2022). He challenges an environmental fracture driven by technocracy and capitalism, and a colonial fracture that marginalizes indigenous people.
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  • The Coloniality of Islamophobia in Contemporary France. Talk by Prof. Adi Saleem Bharat. The MIT Global France Seminar
    Apr 25, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    MIT campus. 14E-304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    Islamophobic discourse and policy in France has increasingly transcended the traditional left-right divide. Bharat analyzes the demonization of Muslims in the context of the crisis and decline of neo-liberal Western hegemony. Free and open to the public. Non-MIT members must register below.
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  • Theater Play. The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco. Performed by The MIT Wuming Theater Club
    Apr 16, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    MIT campus W97-160, 345 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-Unis
    “The Bald Soprano” is an absurdist satirical comedy written by French-Romanian playwright Eugene Ionesco in 1950 and translated into Chinese by Nobel laureate Gao Xingjian in 1975. The show will be performed in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles. Limited seating. Get your FREE tickets below!
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  • Inheriting the Refusal to Inherit. Talk by Prof. François Noudelmann. The MIT Global France Seminar
    Apr 11, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    MIT campus. 14E-304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    Noudelmann will present his recent autobiographical novel, The Children of Cadillac, the story of three generations marked by love and betrayal of France. By questioning family romance, the book argues that we do not need genealogy to represent oneself in kinship. Non-MIT members must register below
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  • TALKING B(L)ACK: Theorizing Race and its Intersections in Critical 18th-Studies. Talk by Prof. Christy Pichichero.
    Mar 29, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    MIT (E51-095), Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142, États-Unis
    The talk will discuss a new critical idiom at the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and mechanisms of both empowerment and oppression that illuminate an understanding of embodied Black lives in eighteenth-century France. Non-MIT members must register below.
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  • Disalienation. The Politics of Madness in Postwar France. Talk by Prof. Camille Robcis. The MIT Global France Seminar
    Feb 28, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    MIT (14E.304), 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    This talk traces the history of a psychiatric movement called institutional psychotherapy, which had an important influence on many intellectuals and activists, including F. Tosquelles, J. Oury, F. Guattari, F. Fanon, G. Canguilhem & M. Foucault. Non-MIT community member must register below.
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  • Philippe Etienne, French Ambassador to the US, meets French+ @ MIT
    Sep 09, 2021, 5:00 PM
    Cambridge, Bush Room
    Philippe Etienne, French Ambassador, Arnaud Mentré, Consul General of France, SHASS Dean Agustín Rayo, and the French+ team discuss the future of French and Francophone Studies at MIT
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  • Global Languages Student Research Showcase
    May 13, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:40 PM
    Zoom
    Learn about compelling student research! With French students: Joanna Lin (Major in French, Class of 2021):"Black Lives Matter in France and the US" and Anjali Nambrath (Minor in French, Class of 2021): "Hurlevents: The Translation and Professional Staged Reading of a Contemporary Quebecois Play"
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  • Wuthering, by Fanny Britts. The English-language premiere of a contemporary Québécois play
    Apr 30, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Zoom
    College students invite literature professor Marie-Hélène to their apartment for dinner on what turns out to be a tumultuous evening. Inspired by Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, Fanny Britt’s play is captured in English by translator Anjali Nambrath (class of 2021).
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  • Justice Now? Tackling legacies of Europe's colonial past in the wake of Black Lives Matter
    Mar 22, 2021, 9:00 AM – Mar 26, 2021, 6:00 AM
    Zoom
    An interdisciplinary symposium organized by the Anthropology Department, with Avocats sans frontières and the French+ Lab.
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  • Paris to the Zoom: "L’histoire de l’Opéra Garnier: ses secrets et ses légendes"
    Jan 29, 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:05 PM EST
    Zoom
    Virtual visit to Paris with MIT’s French program! Sign-up by 01/22. Advance sign-up required. Events held in French. ZOOM meeting ID will be sent to enrolled students.
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  • Paris to the Zoom: "du Paris de Zola au JO 2024"
    Jan 27, 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:05 PM EST
    Zoom
    Virtual visit to Paris with MIT’s French program! Sign-up by 01/22. Advance sign-up required. Events held in French. ZOOM meeting ID will be sent to enrolled students.
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  • Paris to the Zoom: "de Lutèce à la prise de la Bastille"
    Jan 25, 2021, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
    Zoom
    Virtual visit to Paris with MIT’s French program! Sign-up by 01/22. Events held in French. ZOOM meeting ID will be sent to enrolled students.
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