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Upcoming Events


Friday November 19, 3:30 pm:
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern France and the Francophone World Workshop: “Caricature, Skeleton, and the Baudelairean Self: the Emergence of Comicality in ‘Danse Macabre’”, by Xin Yan, MAPH Student, The University of Chicago. Social Sciences Building 201


Tuesday December 7, 10:00am:
Black is the Journey, Africana the Name: A Book Launch Conversation with Maboula Soumahoro.
Join us for a conversation between Maboula Soumahoro and Noémie Ndiaye to celebrate the publication of Dr. Soumahoro’s book, Le Triangle et l’Hexagone, translated into English as Black is the Journey, Africana the Name (Polity, 2021). Conversation in English. Open to all.

Wednesday December 8, 12:00:
A Conversation with Hervé Le Tellier on The Anomaly, with Alison James.
Hervé Le Tellier—writer, journalist, mathematician, food critic, teacher—will discuss and read passages from the recent English translation of The Anomaly, (2020 Prix Goncourt). Conversations will be moderated by Alison James, Professor in the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures at the University of Chicago.

Friday December 10, 6:00pm:
A Discussion of Jean Giono’s The Open Road with Paul Eprile and Joyce Zonana, moderated by Alison James. Paul Eprile is a publisher, poet, and translator of Jean Giono’s The Open Road. He was a co-winner of the 2018 Annual Translation Prize of the French-American Foundation for his translation of Giono’s Melville. Joyce Zonana is a writer and literary translator. Her translations include Henri Bosco’s Malicroix (NYRB 2020), Jóusè d’Arbaud’s The Beast, and Other Tales (Northwestern UP, 2020), and Tobie Nathan’s A Land Like You (Seagull 2020). She is also the author of a memoir, Dream Homes: From Cairo to Katrina, an Exile’s Journey (Feminist Press 2008) and has published essays in The Hudson Review, Signs, and Meridians. Alison James is Professor in the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures at the University of Chicago

Friday December 10, 7:00pm:
The Bridge (Les Sanglier) Les Sangliers is Frano American creative music quintet that features Keefe Jackson on saxophones & clarinets, Dave Rempis on saxophones, Christine Wodrascka on piano, Peter Orins on drums, and a special guest : TBA. This ensemble is organized under the auspices of “The Bridge” a network that helps creat and promote vibrant links between creative musicians in France and the Chicago area. Logan Center #901 (Performance Penthouse)

Tuesday December 14, 12:00pm CST:
Georgia O’Keeffe, une icône américaine (Marie Garraut, éditions Hazan, 2021) a conversation in French with Marie Garraut (author and art historian) and Didier Ottinger (curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris). This will be a hybrid event, with individuals in Paris welcome to attend in person. Individuals who wish to participate via Zoom may received the Zoom link by signing up in advance on this page.
This event is part of the “Chicago Salon Series,” which is organized and presented by the University of Chicago Center in Paris. France Chicago Center warmly encourages participation.