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- Wed, Apr 26Building 14E. Room 304Apr 26, 5:00 PM – Apr 27, 6:30 PMBuilding 14E. Room 304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-UnisProf. 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.
- Waiting for Hugo: Time, Death, and Representation. Prof. Mary Hunter (McGill). Global France Seminar.Wed, Mar 15Building E51. Room 095.Mar 15, 5:00 PM – Mar 16, 6:30 PMBuilding E51. Room 095., MIT Campus. Building E51. Room 095The 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.
- Medieval Fixers: History, Literature, and the Politics of Translation. Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA). Global France SeminarMon, Oct 24MIT campus. 14E-304Oct 24, 2022, 5:00 PM – Oct 25, 2022, 6:30 PMMIT campus. 14E-304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-UnisFixers 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.)
- Avedik, Louis XIV's Armenian Prisoner. Talk by Prof. Junko Takeda (Syracuse University). Global France SeminarWed, Oct 12Building E51. Room 275.Oct 12, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PMBuilding E51. Room 275., CAMB-47-83, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-UnisAvedik, 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
- Plusieurs datesWed, Sep 28Theater Arts at MIT - W97Sep 28, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PMTheater Arts at MIT - W97, 345 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-UnisPresented 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.
- Wed, Sep 21Building 14E. Room 304Sep 21, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PMBuilding 14E. Room 304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-UnisIn 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.
- A Decolonial Reading of the History of the Haitians. Talk by Prof. Jean Casimir. The MIT Global France Seminar.Mon, May 02MIT campus. E51.095May 02, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PMMIT campus. E51.095, 70 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-UnisHow 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.
- Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World. Talk by Malcom Ferdinand. MIT Anthropology. French+ SponsorWed, Apr 27MIT campus. 32-141Apr 27, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PMMIT campus. 32-141, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139, États-UnisMalcom 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.
- The Coloniality of Islamophobia in Contemporary France. Talk by Prof. Adi Saleem Bharat. The MIT Global France SeminarMon, Apr 25MIT campus. 14E-304Apr 25, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PMMIT campus. 14E-304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-UnisIslamophobic 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.
- Sat, Apr 16MIT campus W97-160Apr 16, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PMMIT 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!
- Mon, Apr 11MIT campus. 14E-304Apr 11, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PMMIT campus. 14E-304, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-UnisNoudelmann 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
- TALKING B(L)ACK: Theorizing Race and its Intersections in Critical 18th-Studies. Talk by Prof. Christy Pichichero.Tue, Mar 29MIT (E51-095)Mar 29, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDTMIT (E51-095), Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142, États-UnisThe 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.
- Disalienation. The Politics of Madness in Postwar France. Talk by Prof. Camille Robcis. The MIT Global France SeminarMon, Feb 28MIT (14E.304)Feb 28, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PMMIT (14E.304), 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142, États-UnisThis 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.
- Thu, Sep 09Cambridge
- Thu, May 13ZoomMay 13, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:40 PMZoomLearn 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"
- Fri, Apr 30ZoomApr 30, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PMZoomCollege 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).
- Mon, Mar 22Zoom
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