Deserting the Site is the first project of DUST (Desert Unit for Speculative Territories) a three-year series of transdisciplinary seminars, lectures, events and workshops co-organized by les Beaux-Arts de Nantes Metropole (France) and the School of Art at the University of Houston (TX) and conceived by Ida Soulard and Abinadi Meza in the wider context of Fieldwork: Marfa, with the support of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston.
Celebrating Jean Genet's plays; interviews with Andreï Makine and Karim Miské; Olivier Wierviorka’s The French Resistance; the 2016 Best Translated Book Award shortlist and the 2016 Eisner Awards nominations; Michèle Audin on Oulipo and One Hundred Twenty-One Days; the Book Department is looking for an American communications intern to start July 1!
In April 2016, playwright, actor, and director Wajdi Mouawad was appointed director of the Théâtre national de la Colline in Paris.
MegaCities ShortDocs international contest and festivals are held in Megacities (or metropolises) to support the production of short documentaries that raise awareness about urban challenges. Applications for 2016 edition are now open to 11 megacities: New York, Mexico, São Paulo, Paris, Cairo, Moscow, Delhi, Manila, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo.
Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrie received the Medal for Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters from the Consul General of France. He was awarded for his artistic accomplishments and his support of French and Francophone culture locally and internationally.
French bilingual education is booming in New York! Teachers are needed for expanding New York City's French dual language programs at: PS110, PS133, PS20, PS03, NYFACS, MS256, PS58, PS84, the School for International Studies.
Boulet nominated by the National Cartoonists Society; ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship application due April 22; Lyon hosted the international crime fiction festival known as the Quai du Polar; Livre Inter 2016 nominees include Edouard Louis’s Histoire de la violence, Jean Echenoz’s Envoyée spéciale, Marie Dorsan‘s debut novel Le Présent infini s’arrête, and Celle que vous croyez by Camille Laurens.
The Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Intitiative, a joint declaration made on May 13, 2014 by the U.S.
While already popular and the winner of multiple awards in France, Riad Sattouf's "L'Arabe du Futur", has been chosen as the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize! The award recognizes the French author, who is also the author of "Cahiers d'Esther". As popular and famous as the comic is, it as been translated into 17 languages!