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Now: Oct 16 03:01 pm
12:45 pm Book Club October 17th
Book Club October 17th
Oct 17 @ 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Book Club October 17th
ABOUT THIS EVENT: Flyer Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 12:45 pm Un Aller Simple is a 1994 novel by the French author Didier Van Cauwelaert. Winner of the 1994 Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary prize! Un Aller Simple recounts the comic, absurd, and all-too-believable adventures of Aziz Kemal, a young Frenchman raised as an Arab by Marseille gypsies. Arrested for a crime he did not commit, Aziz becomes the target of a government campaign to repatriate illegal immigrants and finds himself en route to Morocco, despite the fact that he is not Moroccan. Accompanying Aziz is a touchingly naïve and neurotic “humanitarian attaché” named Jean-Pierre Schneider, who drowns his own personal woes in his zeal to build a new life for his charge in a land neither one has ever seen. At once humorous and poignant, the story of this journey is “a beautifully realized blend of sensitivity, humor, intelligence, and good sense—a rich and engaging novel, filled with a lucid and compassionate humanity” (Jean-Claude Lebrun). Bonne lecture! Free for AF members | $10 for non members. Click here to register. Click here to become a member of the Alliance Française today!
7:00 pm AILS Conference- October 17th 2017
AILS Conference- October 17th 2017
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AILS Conference- October 17th 2017
AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR LEVINASSIAN STUDIES presents Alterity in Question “How Tasty Was my Little Frenchman“: Questioning Alterity By Professor Jean-Claude Carron The title of my talk is borrowed from the award-winning 1971 film by Brazilian director Nelson Pereira dos Santos. The film tells the story of the surprising treatment of a 16th-century French explorer by a tribe of cannibals. The historical encounter with the New World and the discovery of totally new civilizations raised the question of the “other” for Europeans. One of these encounters occurred when French Catholics and Protestants, having settled in the bay of Rio de Janeiro, came into contact with the Topinamba people, practitioners of cannibalism. We will see how this encounter with the so-called “savages” helped early modern writers reassess their sense of moral certitudes. Jean-Claude Carron, who has a Doctorate (PhD) from the University of Geneva (Switzerland), is Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA. Specialist in Renaissance studies and poetry, he has published, among other topics, on sixteenth-century French literature (Rabelais, Montaigne, Tyard), rhetoric, the philosophical dialogue, and the history of gastronomy. He currently serves as the Scientific Director of the American Institute for Levinassian Studies. Presented in English with Q&A and cocktail reception. REGISTER HERE
4:00 pm Sing Along
Sing Along
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing Along
Having trouble retaining French verbs? Do you want to learn French catch phrases? Come and join fellow students and teachers! Singing can boost your memory, give you an inside look at French culture, improve your comprehension and help you sound like a native French speaker. … You don’t need to sing in tune, just come and have fun with us! This is one of the best ways to add vocabulary and reinforcing your knowledge! Come and join us at Alliance Française on October 21st for good old French songs you all know! Come and sing en français! You don’t need to be a good singer, this is not ‘American Idol’! And you don’t need to be in any advanced French classes. Just come and have fun with us! Cheese and Wine provided 🍷 $10 for members – $15 for non-members Register here – Register here via EventBrite