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Recent Events

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Dany Laferrière, Haitian-Canadian writer, “Ecrivains d’aujourd’hui.” April 2013. Film screening of La Dérive douce d’un enfant de Petit-Goâve,” April 18th; Seminar on L’Enigme du retour, April 19th, 2013.

Pascal Quignard, writer. “Quatre Chants.” Performance: Text and Music. March 25th, 2013; Hommage à Philippe Bonnefis,” March 26th, 2013.

Dominique Viart, Professor of Literature, L’Université Lille 3. “Pascal Quignard historien: paradoxes du Dernier Royaume.” March 25, 2013.

Traversées d'affect/Traversals of Affect: international conference on Jean-François Lyotard. This conference explored the relation of the work of Jean-François Lyotard relative to the fields of aesthetics, philosophy, psychoanalysis and affect. March 21-23, 2013.

Anne Tomiche, Professeur de littérature générale et comparée, Paris IV (Sorbonne). “Anamnesis.” Keynote speaker at Traversées d'affect/Traversals of Affect: international conference on Jean-François Lyotard. March 21-23, 2013.

Claire Denis, filmmaker. “Two Evenings with Claire Denis” which included Claire Denis’ introduction to her most recent film, “White Material” and a “Creativity Conversation” with Claire Denis, Dr. Catherine Dana (French and Italian, Emory University) and Dr. Richard Neupert (University of Georgia). These two events (November 14 and 15, 2012) were preceded throughout the month of November by the showing of films created and produced by Claire Denis.

David Wills, Professor, SUNY Albany. “Positive Feedback: Listening Behind Hearing.” Sponsored by FERA (French Enrichment and Response Association). Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

Judith Misrahi-Barak, Associate Professor, Département d’Études Anglophones, Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3. “Exploring Trauma through the Memory of Text: Edwidge Danticat Listens to Jacques Stephen Alexis, Rita Dove and René Philoctète.” October 29, 2012.

Jacques Rancière, Professor Emeritus, Université de Paris VIII; Professor of Philosophy, European Graduate School, Saas-Fee. “Telling, Showing, Doing: the Poetics and Politics of Fiction.” Emory University. Atlanta, GA. April 25, 2012.

Elissa Marder, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature. Chair, Department of French and Italian, Emory University. Lecture, “From Poetic Justice to Criminal Jouissance: Poetry by Other Means in Baudelaire,” November 8, 2011.

Eric Le Calvez, Professor of French, Georgia State University. Lecture, "Théorie et pratique de l'analyse génétique"-- "Theory and Practice of Genetic Analysis," September 23, 2011.

Maïssa Bey, Algerian Writer. Lecture, “Femmes en écriture,” March 24, 2011. Reading and discussion. March 25, 2011. Organized by FERA (French Graduate Student Organization, French Enrichment and Response Association).

Valérie Loichot, Associate Professor, Emory University. Annual Graduate-Student Sponsored FERA Lecture, “A Tropical Absalom: Susanne Césaire’s Revenge,” March 15, 2011.

Françoise Davoine and Jean-Max Gaudillière, Professors. Members of International Symposium for Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia and professors at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Lecture: “The Political Outcomes of Trauma,” March 3, 2011. Seminar: “Bion – Quichotte: Taming Wild Thoughts,” March 2-3, 2011.

"US Bernard-Marie Koltès Project 2011" Organized by Amin Erfani, this project was a collaboration among several arts organizations including Atlanta's 7 Stages Theater; included readings, screenings, roundtable discussions, three-day group theater workshop, and performances.

Philip Boulay, French Stage Director, invited by Emory University for an artistic residency on the work of Bernard-Marie Koltès around the new English translations of La Nuit juste avant les forêts and Tabataba, as part of the US Koltès Project hosted by Emory University, February 15-25, 2011.

Jean-Yves Michaux, Actor in “Le Monologue d’Adraméléch/Adaméléch’s Monologue” by Valère Novarina, as part of the Novarina Project, produced and hosted by the Department of French and Italian at Emory University, February 10-11, 2011.

Katherine Conley, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College. Lecture, “Surrealist Ghostliness,” October 21, 2010.

Dalia Judovitz, National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of French and Italian, Emory University. Lecture, “Gesture and Commentary: Lyotard’s ‘Debt” to Duchamp,” October 7, 2010.

Antoine Compagnon, Professor, Collège de France and Columbia University. Two lectures and discussions: “Raconter avec des photos,” on the presence of the image in modern narrative, October 1, 2010. “Ethique de Saint-Loup,” on the works of Marcel Proust, September 30, 2010.

Deborah Jenson, Professor of French Studies, Duke University. Lecture, “Indigo Blues: Poetry, Race, and Sex Work in Colonial Saint-Domingue,” September 16, 2010. Discussion, September 17, 2010.

Elena Russo, Johns Hopkins University, Department of German, Romance Languages and Literatures.“Flirting with Posterity: The Diderot and Falconet Debate,” March 26, 2010.

David Wills, State University of New York, Albany, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and Department of English. Lecture: “Jean-Luc Godard and the Audible Life of the Image,” April 22, 2010; Seminar: “Automatic Lives: the Human, the Animal, and the Technological,” April 23, 2010.

L’Acteur sacrifiant. Adaptation of world renowned playwright Valère Novarina, directed by Valéry Warnotte. Cast members are award-winning actors Chris Kayser and Park Krausen as well as Parisian star of stage and screen Grégory Montel, with dramaturgy by Amin Erfani. A coproduction of the Théâtre du Rêve, Cie L’Intervention and Emory University. Cosponsored by Emory’s Department of French and Italian and sponsored in part by a grant from the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts.

Cécile Dolisane Ebossè, Fulbright Scholar, L’Université de Yaoundé I and l’Ecole normale supérieure, Cameroon. “Les féminismes dans le cinéma africain francophone,” November 5, 2009.

Kevin Newmark, Boston College, “Who Needs Poetry? Baudelaire, Benjamin, and the Modernity of ‘Le Cygne,’” (lecture November 12, 2009); “The Prose in Baudelaire’s Poetry,” (seminar , November 13, 2009).

Constellation: Of Comparative Literature and the New Humanities Conference. Guest Speakers: Profs. Peggy Kamuf, Thomas Keenan and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Two-Day Roundtable Discussion with Geoffrey Bennington, Peggy Kamuf, Thomas Keenan and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (October 16 and 17, 2009); Special Emory Session: Interdisciplinarity and the Humanities featuring Elizabeth Goodstein, Andrew J. Mitchell and Laurie L. Patton (October 17, 2009).

Sponsored by Comparative Literature with cosponsorship by the Hightower Fund, Department of French and Italian, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Institute of Liberal Arts, English Department and Graduate Division of Religion.

Daniel Desormeaux, University of Kentucky, “Toussaint Louverture,” April 15, 2009.

Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania. “La Francophonie désavouée,” April 2, 2009.

Lawrence Schehr, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Houellebecq’s Emasculations,” March 20, 2009.

Valère Novarina, Playwright. Film screening, Performance, Presentation, Roundtable. February 27-March 4, 2009.

Luce Irigaray Symposium, Lynne Huffer, Keynote Speaker. “Are the Lips a Grave?” Department co- sponsorship. February 27, 2009.

Philippe Van Haute, University of Nijmegen. President of the Belgian School of Psychoanalysis. Seminar: “Lacan Reads Hamlet: Between Psychoanalysis and Phenomenology,” February 25, 2009 and “Between Disposition, Trauma and History: How Oedipal was Dora.” Department co-sponsorship. February 23, 2009.

Fatou Diome, Author. Lecture d’extraits de ses livres La Préférence nationale, Le Ventre de l’Atlantique et Inassouvies, nos vies,” November 11, 2008.

Herman Parret, “Roland Barthes: ‘La saveur’ dans les trois cours du Collège de France,” November 18, 2008.

Peggy Kamuf, “Bowing to Necessity in Your Idiom,” November 20, 2008.

Jonathan Strauss, University of Miami. “Erotic Science: The Rise of Medicine in Nineteenth Century France,” April 10, 2008.

David Peltrow and Astrid Bas, Actors. “La Musica,” April 7, 2008.

Marie NDiaye, French Playwright. Lecture in French, “La Cruauté a une adresse.”

Ruth Hartz, Arcadia University. “Reflections of a Hidden Child in Nazi-occupied France and an Exploration of How World War II has Shaped the Heart, Mind and Soul of Contempory France.”

Yasmina Khadra, Author. “Une Rencontre avec Yasmina Khadra,” May 2, 2007.

Serge Margel, School of Fine Arts of Sierre, Switzerland. “Antonin Artaud: Les Généalogies Hybrides.” April 17, 2007.

Rachid Boudjedra, Author. “L’influence du nouveau roman dans son oeuvre,” April 12, 2007.

Jean-Luc Steinmetz, Author. “Le Pentagramme: Nerval, Baudelaire, Lautréamont, Rimbaud, Mallarmé,”April 5, 2007.

Patrick Wald-Lasowski, Université de Paris VIII. “Guillotinez-moi” . . . sur l’inscription de la guillotine dans l’imaginaire Romanesque du XIXe siècle,” November 11, 2006.

Souleymane Diagne, Author. “Senghor philosophe de l’art africain,” November 9, 2006.

David Miller, University of California, Berkeley. Seminar on “Bringing Out Roland Barthes,” April 28, 2006.

Christelle Taraud, researcher, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. “Femmes ‘indigènes’ sur étriers : discours hygiéniste et violence photographique dans le Maroc des années 1930.” September 22, 2006.

Christophe Bident, Université de Paris 7. “L’Art du Mime : abstraction et dissémination” September 15, 2006.

Pascal Quignard, writer, “L’Autre royaume,” April 15, 2006. Graduate seminar, “Inter Aerias Fagos,” Histoire d’un livre écrit en latin,” April 18th-20th, 2006.

Serge Margel, l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Sierre, Suisse. “Les Fictions du culturel: Jean-Jacques Rousseau et le corps politique de la démocratie,” December 8, 2005.

Elisabeth Ladenson, Columbia University. “Indecent Proust,” December 1, 2005.

Michel Onfray, philosopher, writer, founder of the Université Populaire de Caen. “Une Philosophie alternative : l’hédonisme,” April 18, 2005.

Gérard Farasse, Université du Littoral, Dunkerque, France. “Ex-dono Francis Ponge: Envois et dédicaces” April 5, 2004. Seminar on “Ponge et la Peinture.” April 8, 2004.

Anna Livia, University of California, Berkeley, French Department. “Female Truckies with Dirty Fingernails : The Place of Gender, Class, and Sexuality in Linguistic Meaning.” Co-sponsor : The Program in Linguistics, the Office of LBGT. April 1, 2004.

Elizabeth Grosz, Rutgers University, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. “Deleuze and Space,” and “The Future of Female Sexuality.” February 26-27, 2004. Co-sponsors: The Psychoanalytic Studies Program and the Program in Comparative Literature.

“Départs/Arrivées.” Emory's Fourth Annual Festival of French and Francophone Films. Co-sponsors: Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC). Emory University, February 2-6, 2004.

 

 

 

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