About France in the World
France in the World combines the intellectual rigor of an academic work with the liveliness and readability of popular history. With a brand-new preface aimed at an international audience, this English-language edition will be an essential resource for Francophiles and scholars alike.
This dynamic collection presents a new way of writing national and global histories while developing our understanding of France in the world through short, provocative essays that range from prehistoric frescoes to Coco Chanel to the terrorist attacks of 2015. (Amazon)
About Stéphane Gerson
Stéphane Gerson is Associate Professor of French and French Studies at NYU and Director of the Institute of French Studies. Born and raised in Belgium, Stéphane Gerson received a B.A. in Philosophy from Haverford College in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Modern European History from the University of Chicago in 1997. He is a cultural historian of modern France, with interests in memory and history, political culture, place and identity, the occult and the irrational. (Columbia University)
About the Boston Book Festival
Founded in 2009, the Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of Boston.
About the Cultural Services at the French Embassy
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. provides a platform for exchange and innovation between French and American artists, intellectuals, educators, students, the tech community, and the general public. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the US, the Cultural Services develop the cultural economy by focusing on six principal fields of action: the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere, French language and higher education.
About the Regroupement des Éditeurs Franco-Canadien
The French-Canadian Publishers Group known as the Regroupement des éditeurs franco-canadiens (REFC) includes 17 publishers from French-speaking Canada. The group has set its goals on letting the world know and learn about its publishers and authors who hail from various areas and backgrounds. In the USA, thanks to its partnership with the American wholesaler Ingram, the group has built a collection of 100 titles intended for teachers, librarians, and the general public.
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Do you know what your perfume says about you? Join Anastasia Sokolow, founder of la Maison Sulékó and member of the French Society of Perfumers, from her Parisian showroom, as she reveals the mysterious language of scents.
Art talk presented by Maria d’Amario, Art Historian with a special interest in women artists
Art lovers, join us as we explore the life and career of this highly successful painter who thanks to recent reassessments of her work, is finally finding her place alongside other great 18th-century artists such as Fragonard, Boucher, and Chardin.Read More