October 31, 5.30 pm (South Lounge, LC): Lecture by Dr. Pap Ndiaye "The Minority Paradox, Blackness in France"
A pioneer of French Black Studies, Pap Ndiaye will examine why French intellectuals have long been reluctant to the notion of "Blackness" and how it might in fact be an intellectually and politically legitimate way to address the specific circumstances faced by racial minorities in contemporary France. In this lecture, he will also address the emergence of a new blackness in more recent years in France. This is free public event co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Program in Comparative Literature and the Center on Race, Law and Justice in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. For further information, please contact Dr. Audrey Evrard (firstname.lastname@example.org)Read More
Wednesday, October 5: 3 pm French playwright David Lescot performs La Commission Centrale de l'Enfance (Kehoe Theater, LC)
Join us for a special performance in French of David Lescot's award-winning show La Commission Centrale de l'Enfance on October 5 at 3 pm in the Kehoe Theater at Fordham University at Lincoln Center. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in collaboration with Department of Theater and the support of the Cultural Services at the French Embassy. For further information, please contact Hélène Godec (email@example.com)Read More
October 7 (LC): 5 pm Masterclass with award-winning French filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Law Building 3-09)
Join us for this special event on October 5. Olivier Assayas will be stopping by Fordham University at Lincoln Center while in New York City to present his latest film, Personal Shopper, at the New York Film Festival. Dr. Maggie C. Flinn, Associate Professor of French and Film Studies at The Ohio State University, will guest moderate this masterclass with one of the most exciting auteurs of contemporary French Cinema. This event is organized by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Fordham University in collaboration with Unifrance and IFC Films. For RSVP anf further information, please contact Dr. Audrey Evrard (firstname.lastname@example.org)Read More