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  • Violent America. What's the Future of Identity Politics? Talk by Prof. Ariane Chebel (Rutgers). Global France Seminar.
    Violent America. What's the Future of Identity Politics? Talk by Prof. Ariane Chebel (Rutgers). Global France Seminar.
    Mon, Mar 18
    MIT Campus. 14E.304
    Mar 18, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    MIT Campus. 14E.304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    Mar 18, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    MIT Campus. 14E.304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    Prof. Chebel d'Appollonia presents her new book, Violent America. She argues that the use of ethno-racial violence today remains a means by which all ethno-racial groups gain status and acceptance into the mainstream of American civil, political, and social life, not unlike in France.
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  • CANCELLED: A Conversation With Mathias Enard. MIT Global France Seminar & Harvard France & the World Series
    CANCELLED: A Conversation With Mathias Enard. MIT Global France Seminar & Harvard France & the World Series
    Thu, Feb 15
    Barker Center, Room 114
    Feb 15, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Barker Center, Room 114, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, États-Unis
    Feb 15, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Barker Center, Room 114, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, États-Unis
    Mathias Énard is the author of Compass (winner of the Prix Goncourt, the Leipzig Prize, and the Premio von Rezzori), Zone, and Street of Thieves–as well as being a translator from Persian and Arabic. about his latest book, The Annual Banquet of the Gravediggers' Guild out now in English translation.
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  • June Scholars in France 2024. Info session
    June Scholars in France 2024. Info session
    Tue, Feb 13
    MIT Campus. 14E.304
    Feb 13, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    MIT Campus. 14E.304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    Feb 13, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    MIT Campus. 14E.304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    - find out how to concentrate, minor, or major in French - learn how to apply for June Scholars in France trip to Paris (June 2024)
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  • “Pipeline Media.” Talk by Prof. Brian Jacobson (Caltech). Global France Seminar.
    “Pipeline Media.” Talk by Prof. Brian Jacobson (Caltech). Global France Seminar.
    Tue, Oct 17
    MIT Campus. Building E14. Room 633.
    Oct 17, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    MIT Campus. Building E14. Room 633., 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-Unis
    Oct 17, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    MIT Campus. Building E14. Room 633., 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-Unis
    In 1958, the French national gas and electric companies set out to build the first trans-Mediterranean undersea pipeline. This talk examines the varying roles visual media played in the science, engineering, and public discourse of France’s emerging petroleum age.
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  • From Language to language. The hospitality of translation. Talk by Prof. Diagne (Columbia U.) Global France Seminar
    From Language to language. The hospitality of translation. Talk by Prof. Diagne (Columbia U.) Global France Seminar
    Wed, Oct 11
    Building 14E. Room 304
    Oct 11, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Building 14E. Room 304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-Unis
    Oct 11, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Building 14E. Room 304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-Unis
    Prof. Diagne presents his most recent book, De langue à langue, which describes translation as humanism. If our primary human condition is to constitute multiple cultures and speak different languages carrying different worldviews, then translation is the ongoing creation of an open human society.
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  • Discussion (in French) with graphic novelist Joseph Kai
    Discussion (in French) with graphic novelist Joseph Kai
    Wed, Sep 27
    MIT campus. 4-249
    Sep 27, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    MIT campus. 4-249, 182 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-Unis
    Sep 27, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    MIT campus. 4-249, 182 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-Unis
    Joseph Kai is a queer artist from Beirut, Lebanon. He has published several works with the Lebanese collective of BD Samandal Comics and participated in numerous festivals and exhibitions. He will discuss his graphic novel L'Intranquille, which looks at what life would feel like without oppression.
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  • Undesirables: Unruly French Women in the French Empire. Prof. Jennifer Boittin (Penn. State U). Global France Seminar
    Undesirables: Unruly French Women in the French Empire. Prof. Jennifer Boittin (Penn. State U). Global France Seminar
    Tue, Sep 19
    Building 14E. Room 304
    Sep 19, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Building 14E. Room 304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-Unis
    Sep 19, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Building 14E. Room 304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-Unis
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  • The Excremental Canon of French Literature. Prof. Annabel Kim (Harvard). Global France Seminar.
    The Excremental Canon of French Literature. Prof. Annabel Kim (Harvard). Global France Seminar.
    Wed, Apr 26
    Building 14E. Room 304
    Apr 26, 2023, 5:15 PM – Apr 27, 2023, 6:45 PM
    Building 14E. Room 304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    Apr 26, 2023, 5:15 PM – Apr 27, 2023, 6:45 PM
    Building 14E. Room 304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    Prof. Annabel Kim presents her new book Cacaphonies. She will argue for feces as a figure of radical equality, both a literary object and a reflection on literature itself. The shit in the canon expresses a call to democratize literature, making literature for all, just as shit is for (or of) all.
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  • La Parisienne démystifiée. Screening and Q&As with filmmaker Rokhaya Diallo and MLK scholar Louis Massiah
    La Parisienne démystifiée. Screening and Q&As with filmmaker Rokhaya Diallo and MLK scholar Louis Massiah
    Thu, Apr 06
    Building 4. Room 163
    Apr 06, 2023, 5:00 PM – Apr 07, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Building 4. Room 163, 182 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
    Apr 06, 2023, 5:00 PM – Apr 07, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Building 4. Room 163, 182 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
    The rest of the world imagines the typical Parisian woman as white, slim, and elegant, a bike-riding cigarette smoker. Yet Paris is one of the most ethnicaIly diverse cities in the world. Diallo dismantles the cliché by introducing us to today's Parisian women in all their diversity.
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  • Waiting for Hugo: Time, Death, and Representation. Prof. Mary Hunter (McGill). Global France Seminar.
    Waiting for Hugo: Time, Death, and Representation. Prof. Mary Hunter (McGill). Global France Seminar.
    Wed, Mar 15
    Building E51. Room 095.
    Mar 15, 2023, 5:00 PM – Mar 16, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Building E51. Room 095., MIT Campus. Building E51. Room 095
    Mar 15, 2023, 5:00 PM – Mar 16, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Building E51. Room 095., MIT Campus. Building E51. Room 095
    The talk will analyze how waiting for Hugo – to die, to be portrayed, and to be buried – was experienced in different ways, from the profoundly intimate and emotional to the empty and commodified. Mary Hunter is Associate Professor of Art History at McGill University.
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  • Medieval Fixers: History, Literature, and the Politics of Translation. Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA). Global France Seminar
    Medieval Fixers: History, Literature, and the Politics of Translation. Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA). Global France Seminar
    Mon, Oct 24
    MIT campus. 14E-304
    Oct 24, 2022, 5:00 PM – Oct 25, 2022, 6:30 PM
    MIT campus. 14E-304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    Oct 24, 2022, 5:00 PM – Oct 25, 2022, 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
    Avedik, Louis XIV's Armenian Prisoner. Talk by Prof. Junko Takeda (Syracuse University). Global France Seminar
    Wed, Oct 12
    Building E51. Room 275.
    Oct 12, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Building E51. Room 275., CAMB-47-83, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    Oct 12, 2022, 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
    Ballet des Porcelaines
    Plusieurs dates
    Wed, Sep 28
    Theater Arts at MIT - W97
    Sep 28, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Theater Arts at MIT - W97, 345 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-Unis
    Sep 28, 2022, 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
    French Veganism, an Oxymoron?  Talk by Professor Renan Larue (UCSB). Global France Seminar
    Wed, Sep 21
    Building 14E. Room 304
    Sep 21, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Building 14E. Room 304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    Sep 21, 2022, 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.
    A Decolonial Reading of the History of the Haitians. Talk by Prof. Jean Casimir. The MIT Global France Seminar.
    Mon, May 02
    MIT campus. E51.095
    May 02, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    MIT campus. E51.095, 70 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    May 02, 2022, 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
    Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World. Talk by Malcom Ferdinand. MIT Anthropology. French+ Sponsor
    Wed, Apr 27
    MIT campus. 32-141
    Apr 27, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    MIT campus. 32-141, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-Unis
    Apr 27, 2022, 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
    The Coloniality of Islamophobia in Contemporary France. Talk by Prof. Adi Saleem Bharat. The MIT Global France Seminar
    Mon, Apr 25
    MIT campus. 14E-304
    Apr 25, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    MIT campus. 14E-304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-Unis
    Apr 25, 2022, 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
    Theater Play. The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco. Performed by The MIT Wuming Theater Club
    Sat, Apr 16
    MIT campus W97-160
    Apr 16, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    MIT campus W97-160, 345 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-Unis
    Apr 16, 2022, 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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