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What does the future of digital graphic novels look like?

Thanks to the International Digital Publishing Forum’s support for ePub, the accessibility of digital works has greatly improved in recent years. But with the advent of so much new technology, a need for more uniform standards in digital graphic novel media has arisen and is beginning to be addressed.
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Why Do French Comics Sell Abroad?

On the occasion of the 41st Angoulême Comics Festival, which ended last Sunday, what better time to take a look at the state of French comics on the American book market?
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Revisiting the First World War

How can we address World War I a century later? As the centennial of la Grande Guerre approaches, French publishers are releasing a wide range of titles in all genres dealing with diverse aspects of the war.
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Ebook News numéro 3

[FRENCH] Si la croissance des ouvrages numériques s'est stabilisée, l’ebook n’a de cesse de susciter toutes sortes de débats et d’initiatives. De plus en plus, il donne l’envie aux éditeurs d’investir ce marché des possibles.
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Read? Read. Read!

What’s on the horizon for 2014? Here's a sneak peek at our upcoming projects: Chicago will continue its series of webinars inaugurated by Julia Kristeva last year. Miami will host a francophone poetry cycle, while France-Atlanta will focus on digital issues...
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French Literature in the Making: Colette Fellous

April 28, 2014 | 7pm
Maison Française of NYU
La Maison Française of NYU hosts French Literature in the Making, a series of evenings with French writers speaking about their work in conversation with Olivier Barrot. The upcoming event will be on January 27th with Colette Fellous, novelist, editor, radio producer and author of Aujourd’hui (Prix Marguerite Duras), Pour Dalida, Un Amour de frère, La Préparation de la vie.
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Master Class with Adonis and Jorie Graham

April 29, 2014 | 7-8:30pm
The Public Theater
In a rare visit to the States, the once-imprisoned Syrian author Adonis, considered by many to be the most important Syrian poet, will converse with celebrated American poet Jorie Graham. The first installment of the 2014 master class series, this conversation will explore the lyrical and the analytical, the sensuous and the philosophical, and is sure to delight poets and readers alike.
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Clayton Eshleman reading Aimé Césaire on French Week at Rutgers

04/30/2014 3:00-4:15 PM
Rutgers Student Center, 411 ABC
READING CÉSAIRE : a reading by Clayton Eshleman of his translations of the poetry of Aimé Césaire. There will also be a reading in French of the original poems by François Cornilliat.
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Salon du Livre in Paris Honors Argentinian Literature

This year’s Salon du Livre in Paris will feature the multicultural and dynamic literary collection of Argentina. Visitors will be able to discover innovative, diverse, and poetic contemporary literature.
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Helen Tartar: French thought has lost a great friend

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the sudden death of Helen Tartar, editorial director of Fordham University Press. She's been instrumental in bringing French works to an English readership.
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The French Voices Grand Prize goes to....

On February 6th, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and FACE hosted the first French Voices Award Ceremony, with a special homage to the late publisher André Schiffrin. The French Voices Grand Prize Prize was awarded to translator Melanie Mauthner and Archipelago Books for Notre-Dame du Nil by Scholastique Mukasonga.
— Roland Barthes