AUGUST 24, 2016

FUSED Grantees 2016

By French Culture Arts

2016 FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance) Grantees: Six projects were selected last June supporting the U.S. debut of the breakdancer/hip hop dancer and choreographer Anne Nguyen and highlighting cross-collaborative projects by Frederic Nauzyciel, Jimmy Robert, Joe Goode Performance Group and Stefanie Batten Bland.

AUGUST 8, 2016

How "Night" was Published in America

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

French Books USA shares literary agent Georges Borchardt's story of getting Holocaust memoir "Night," originally "La Nuit," published in the U.S., as we remember author Elie Wiesel, who died this July 2nd.

AUGUST 8, 2016

In Memoriam: Yves Bonnefoy

By Rebecca Pittel

Yves Bonnefoy, the master of French poetry who was considered a leading contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, passed away on July 1st in Paris, at the age of 93.

AUGUST 8, 2016

In Memoriam: Maurice G. Dantec

By Rebecca Pittel

Maurice G. Dantec, who passed away on June 25th at the age of 57, was a visionary of dystopic crime fiction, a former punk musician who imbued his narratives with the same anarchic spirit that he had displayed on the stage.

AUGUST 2, 2016

New French Books in Translation this Fall!

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

As we look ahead to the fall’s book releases, the Book Department has inventoried 132 translations being published between September and December 2016.

AUGUST 2, 2016

A Preview of French Book Events This Fall!

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The Book Department is pleased to present this fall’s upcoming events!

AUGUST 2, 2016

AATF Convention in Austin

By FRENCH EDUCATION DC

The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) held their 89th annual convention July 3-6, 2016 in Austin, Texas. This year’s theme was, « En avant vers les nouvelles frontières du français, » exploring the future of French language teaching.

AUGUST 2, 2016

CARLA Conference

By FRENCH EDUCATION DC

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) presented the Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education: Connecting Research and Practice Across Contexts. The Embassy of France was happy to participate in the CARLA conference and act as one of its sponsors October 20-22, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

AUGUST 2, 2016

Your Free French Language Promotional Kit: Et en plus, je parle français !

By FRENCH EDUCATION DC

The Institut Français (IF) campaign takes a modern perspective on French and those who speak it, presenting French as a language of employment, innovation, technology, and business around the world. Communication materials for Et en plus, je parle français! display multiple profiles of real people from around the world who speak French. For access to the communication kit from the Institut Français, please contact Leah.Miller@diplomatie.gouv.fr after September 2nd and start promoting French language learning on your campus today!

JULY 27, 2016

Press Highlights: France Rocks Summerfest

By Francerocks

After a month and a half of celebrating the rich diversity of musical talent emanating from Paris, France Rocks Summerfest ended Saturday night with an epic live electro set from Club Cheval at Webster Hall’s Marlin Room in Manhattan. Running from June 3 – July 23rd, France Rocks Summerfest is the largest festival of French music in the United States, with nearly 40 artists that gave performances in about 25 venues and parks across New York, including the famous annual Fete de la Musique that rocked Central Park Summerstage with CharlElie Couture, Yael Naim, General Elektriks, and La Femme on June 21st.

JULY 26, 2016

17 designs by Le Corbusier added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites list

By French Culture Arts

The UN's cultural organisation has listed 17 works by pioneering Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier as world heritage sites.

JULY 26, 2016

10 Films to Extend Your Summer in Paris

By FRENCH CULTURE FILM

10 films that fit Films on the Green 2016's theme, "A Summer in Paris," to discover or rediscover the vibrant City of Lights.

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