NOVEMBER 20, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Literary prize season comes to a close, Montreuil ramps up for its Salon next week, the BnF opens an exhibition on l'Oulipo, and other news

NOVEMBER 20, 2014

Denis Levaillant University Tour

By Francerocks

French composer and pianist Denis Levaillant travels the US performing and conducting masterclasses at universities with Jean-Michel Goury and Yves Josset.

NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Obituary: Abdelwahab Meddeb

By Maggie Love

Internationally renowned writer and scholar of Islamic studies Abdelwahab Meddeb died in Paris on November 6 after a months-long battle with cancer.

NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Translation Recommendations from French and American Journals: A Literary Salon

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Earlier this month at French and American Journals : A Literary Salon, the writers and editors of dozens of French and American literary magazines had the opportunity to share texts they would like to see translated from French to English, and from English to French. The texts are listed below, along with a couple of sentences by recommenders explaining the merits of each piece.

NOVEMBER 13, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The Prix de Flore winner is announced, Amazon and Hachette sign an agreement, and more in the latest Week In Review

NOVEMBER 10, 2014

The Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative 2014 Awards

By French Culture

The Initiative for Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility, announced by the Department of State and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 13, 2014, and endorsed by AAU (Association of American Universities), APLU (the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities), NAFSA (Association of International Educators) and IIE (the Institute of International Education), aims to strengthen the historic ties between the United States and France by doubling the number of students from France and the United States studying abroad in our respective countries, by 2025.

NOVEMBER 7, 2014

Comment utiliser les médias en cours de français?

By FRENCH LANGUAGE WASHINGTON DC

Ateliers animés par Elsa Santamaria du CLEMI, du 12 au 24 novembre !

NOVEMBER 6, 2014

Jean-Claude Carrière to Receive Honorary Oscars

By FRENCH CULTURE FILM

Jean Claude Carrière will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the sixth annual Governors Awards on November 8th in Los Angeles for his whole film career.

NOVEMBER 5, 2014

Camille Blatrix received the 16th Ricard Foundation Award

By French Cultural Services

The French artist Camille Blatrix received the 16th Ricard Foundation Award for his scultpures I want to spend the rest of my life (Je veux passer le reste de ma vie avec toi) and Still'elle that were part of the group exhibition The time, moods, values, attention curated by the French independent curators castillo/corrales at the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard in Paris.

NOVEMBER 5, 2014

Julien Prévieux won the 2014 Marcel Duchamp Award

By French Cultural Services

On Saturday October 25th, 2014, the French artist Julien Prévieux received the 2014 Marcel Duchamp Award at the Paris FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain) for his work entitled What shall we do next ? created between 2006 and 2011.

NOVEMBER 5, 2014

Eva Barois De Caevel: ICI’s 2014 Independent Vision Curatorial Award

By French Cultural Services

Eva Barois de Caevel, independent curator based in Paris and assistant curator at Raw Material Company in Dakar (Senegal), has been named as the Independent Vision Curatorial Award Honoree this year.

NOVEMBER 3, 2014

FRANCOPHONIE IN FLORIDA 2015 : Enter the "Dis-moi dix mots" Video Contest

By FRENCH CULTURE MIAMI

The French language and Francophonie Week is celebrated every year around the International Francophonie Day, March 20th, and is a major event for all lovers of the French language. As such, “Dis-moi dix mots” (www.dismoidixmots.culture.fr) is an annual worldwide contest created to celebrate the richness and vitality of the French language. The contest invites students to express themselves through a series of ten words that are chosen every year by a number of our francophone partners: France, Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland, and the International Organization of la Francophonie (constituted of 77 states and governments from around the world.

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