French Natures - Conference-Festival

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French Natures - Conference-Festival

Time: October 26, 2018 at 9:30am to October 27, 2018 at 6:30pm
Location: La Maison Française of NYU
Street: 16 Washington Mews
City/Town: New York, NY 10003
Website or Map: http://as.nyu.edu/maisonfranc…
Phone: 2129988750
Event Type: conference
Organized By: La Maison Française of NYU
Latest Activity: Sep 7

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Organized by Frédérique Aït-Touati (CNRS, EHESS, Sciences Po) and Phillip John Usher (NYU)

As Emmanuel Macron’s call to “Make the Planet Great Again” reminds us, there is a cultural aspect to climate change—each culture maps its understanding of the physical world (nature, physis) in different ways. This conference-festival titled “French Natures” thus asks: what do French and Francophone literature, film, visual art, theater, and philosophy make of our planet? How can they help us understand our world marked by environmental catastrophe?

Schedule at as.nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise/events/2018/french-natures

Sponsored by The Cultural Services of the French Embassy; NYU Center for French Language and Cultures; The Florence Gould Foundation; Department of French Literature, Thought, and Culture NYU; Centre de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage (EHESS); NYU Center for the Humanities; La Maison Française NYU

Photo: Spring Flooding in the Botanical Gardens of Dijon
Phillip John Usher © 2018

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