Futures of French: Ex-Centric Reading

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Futures of French: Ex-Centric Reading

Time: November 2, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: La Maison Française of NYU
Street: 16 Washington Mews (at University Place)
City/Town: New York, NY 10003
Website or Map: http://as.nyu.edu/maisonfranc…
Phone: 212-998-8750
Event Type: discussion
Organized By: La Maison Française of NYU
Latest Activity: Oct 10

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If we could today—without the burden or benefit of precedent, tradition, or institutional inertia—invent a field called ‘French and Francophone Studies,’ what would it look like?
– Laurent Dubois & Achille Mbembe


Anne Brancky, “La télévision est nécessaire”: Duras, Literature and Mass Media


Annabel Kim, Unbecoming Language: An Anti-Identitarian Poetics


Response:  Hilary Handin, Ph.D. candidate, NYU (History/Institute of French Studies)

Chair:  Katie LaPorta, NYU


Anne Brancky

Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Vassar College

Anne Brancky’s research resides at the intersection between contemporary French and Francophone literatures, feminist theory, and media studies. She is currently completing a manuscript entitled The Crimes of Marguerite Duras: Literature and the Media in 20th-Century France that explores Duras’s relationship to popular crime writing, tabloids, and the mass media.

Annabel Kim

Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

Annabel Kim specializes in 20th- and 21st-century French literature with a larger research focus on feminist writing and theory. Her first book, Unbecoming Language: Anti-Identitarian French Feminist Fiction, is forthcoming from the Ohio State University Press. A second book project identifies an excremental poetics in contemporary authors such as Daniel Pennac.


In English


Future meetings will take place on February 1 and March 19.

Sponsored by the Department of French Literature, Thought, and Culture and the Institute of French Studies

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