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Spring 2011

February 17, 2011Second Henri Peyre French Institute Distinguished Lecture: Distinguished Professor Domna Stanton

February 18th, 2011: Annual Graduate Student Conference: Collective Identities: Policies and Poetics

Friday, March 4, 2011A Tribute to Distinguished Profesor Edouard Glissant

Monday, April 4, 2011Kerline Devise: Putrification and the Future of Identities in the Literary Works of Monique Wittig

Wednesday, April 13, 2011: Kumari Issur: Littérature mauricienne et (alter) mondialisations

Monday, May 9, 2011Sylvie Weil Lecture: Simone Weil and the Rabbis: Compassion and Tzedakah

 

Event Descriptions

Distinguished Professor Domna Stanton: Top Down, Bottom Up, Horizontally: Resignifying the Universal in Human Rights Discourse 
Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 5:00-8:00pm

Second Henri Peyre French Institute Distinguished Lecture 
Martin Segal Theatre 

Annual Graduate Student Conference: Collective Identities: Policies and Poetics
Friday, February 18, 2011 at 10am-5:00pm

Martin Segal Theatre

Sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in French with support from Henri Peyre French Institute and the Doctoral Students' Council

A Tribute to Distinguished Profesor Edouard Glissant 
Friday, March 4, 2011 at 7:00-9:30pm

Martin Segal Theatre

Kerline Devise: Putrification and the Future of Identities in the Literary Works of Monique Wittig
Monday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Kerline Devise is a Haitian poet and scholar. Her book of poetry, Mes Corps (2005) was republished in 2009 in a bilingual edition, with a Spanish translation by Zoé Valdès. Her poetry is featured in Terre de femmes, a new anthology of Haitian women poets (2010). Kerline Devise's research, at the Université de Paris-8, examined the politics and aesthetics of bodies as conceived by Michel Foucault. She is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure of the Université d'État d'Haïti, and is currently a visiting scholar in Comparative Literature at New York University.

This talk will be in English. Refreshments will be served. 
Hosted by the Ph.D. Program in French and the Women's Studies Certificate Program.

Room 4202

Kumari Issur: Littérature mauricienne et (alter) mondialisations 
Wednesday, April 13, 5:30 p.m. Lecture in French.


Enseignante-chercheure au département de français de l'Université de Maurice depuis 1994, Kumari Issur a soutenu une thèse sur les littératures francophones des îles créoles de l'Océan Indien et de la Caraïbe à l'Université de Paris-13. Auteure de plusieurs articles sur ces littératures, elle a également co-édité L'Océan Indien dans les littératures francophones (Karthala, 2001) et Baudin-Flinders dans l'Océan Indien(L'Harmattan, 2006) et coordonné le nº 48 de la revue Francofonia sur « La littérature mauricienne de langue française » (septembre 2005). Ses recherches actuelles portent d'une part sur la mondialisation dans les littératures francophones et d'autre part sur les contes, mythes et traditions populaires de l'Océan Indien. Elle bénéficie cette année d'une bourse Fulbright pour séjourner à l'University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Sponsored by the PhD Program in French

Room 4202

Second Annual Henri Peyre Lecture. 
Sylvie Weil: Simone Weil and the Rabbis: Compassion and Tzedakah

Sylvie Weil, author of Les Reines du Luxembourg (1991), Le Jardin de Dima (1995), Les Vendanges de Rachi (2000), and most recently, My Guardian Angel (2005), and At Home with André and Simone Weil (2010).

Sponsored by The Henri Peyre French Institute at The Graduate Center

Room C202