The Ethnographer’s I: Michel Leiris in Translation

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The Ethnographer’s I: Michel Leiris in Translation

Time: November 9, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm
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 12

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LYDIA DAVIS, author and translator

VINCENT DEBAENE, Université de Genève

BRENT HAYES EDWARDS, Columbia University

RICHARD SIEBURTH, NYU

Moderated by DENIS HOLLIER, NYU

Two new translations of significant titles by the writer and ethnographer Michel Leiris have recently appeared in English: Phantom Africa (Seagull Books), translated by Brent Hayes Edwards, and Fibrils (Yale University Press), the third volume of The Rules of the Game, translated by Lydia Davis. Edwards and Davis will join Richard Sieburth, himself a translator of Leiris’s work (Nights as Day, Days as Night, recently republished by Spurl Editions), and Vincent Debaene (Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature), to discuss the work of this influential author; excerpts from a short film by Jean Jamin will be screened.

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Sponsored by the New York Institute for the Humanities, La Maison Française, and the Department of French Literature, Thought, and Culture, NYU

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