Recent events sponsored by France@Illinois


Lecture-Recital by Dr. Heidi J. Tsai

"A Transgenre Tale: Abbot François-Timoléon de Choisy and transcriptions for the harpsichord in 17th-century France"

April 19, 2022


A Transgenre Tale



FRIT Distinguished Alumni & SLCL Professional Lecture Series Presentation 

Michael J. Mulryan (PhD, University of Illinois, 2009), Associate Professor of French, Christopher Newport University

“How to Publish Rather than Perish in the American Liberal Arts College: Making Connections, Maintaining Continuity, and Understanding University Culture,” February 9, 2021 (online)

Mulryan poster (2021)


Callisto McNulty and Nicole Fernandez Ferrer, “The Disobedient Muse: Film, Video, and Feminist Activism in France, 1970-2020,” film screening and mini-conference, February 15, 2020

The Disobedient Muse poster

Rokhaya Diallo, “Not your mama’s movement,” public lecture and screening, February 13, 2020

Poster for Rokhaya Diallo's film screening event on February 13, 2020



Brigitte Weltman-Aron, “Whales and Disaster: Hélène Cixous on the Figure of Jonah,” public lecture, December 10, 2019

Brigitte Weltman-Aron, “Whales and Disaster: Hélène Cixous on the Figure of Jonah,” public lecture, December 10, 2019

Philippe Mesnard, “Primo Levi’s Writing: Between Testimony and Fiction,” public lecture, October 24, 2019

Philippe Mesnard's Book Cover - Primo Levi

François Ozon, “Beyond Appearances: An Evening with François Ozon” (Marianne Midwest livestream from Chicago), October 23, 2019

François Ozon

Dominique Kalifa, “Vice, Crime, and Poverty: How the Western Imagination Invented the  Underworld,” graduate student workshop, April 19, 2019

Dominique Kalifa's event

Dominique Kalifa, “Paris, Capital of Love: On the topography of the imaginary of desire and love in Paris (1860-1960),” public lecture, April 18, 2019


Alison James, “Facts and Counterfactuals in Recent French Literature,” public lecture, April 26, 2018

Poster for Alison James' event “Facts and Counterfactuals in Recent French Literature”

“Au coeur de mai 68,” photography exhibition, April 24, 25 and 26, 2018

Mai 68 photo by Philippe Gras

“Mai 68 : Un étrange printemps,” documentary film screening, April 24, 2018
Lionel Ruffel, “Un livre dangereux,” public lecture, April 17, 2018
Lionel Ruffel, “Archaeology of the Contemporary,” public lecture, April 16, 2018

Poster for Lionel Ruffel's event

Geneviève Fraisse, “Consent, Sexual Harassment, And Feminism in France,” public lecture, February 1, 2018

Poster for Genevieve Fraisse's event