Kennesaw State University
YEAR OF FRANCE
FALL SEMESTER 2004
Public Lectures: All lectures will be held at 6:30 pm in the Leadership Room of the University Center unless indicated otherwise. All events unless otherwise noted are free and open to the public.
Thurs., 9 September Drifting Apart or a New Deal: France , Germany and the US
Speaker: André Teissier-duCros, Former President of the U.S. Southeast Chapter of the French Foreign Trade Advisors (C.C.E.F.), and an Adjunct Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Management
Thurs., 16 September From Natural Light to Natural Right: Three Early French Thinkers (Castellio, Bayle, Voltaire) and Freedom of Conscience
Speaker: Gerrit Voogt, KSU Associate Professor of History
Thurs., 23 September The Transexperience Imagery of Chen Zhen: A Chinese Artist in France
Speaker: Ming Chen, Associate Professor of Theater, KSU
Thurs., 30 September Day of France ( 12:30 - 2:00 pm at the Gazebo)
Featuring: A taste of French cuisine and contemporary Francophone world music.
Thurs., 7 October The French Exception
Speaker: Claude Imbert. Mr. Imbert has been recognized as an Officier dans l'Ordre du Mérite (1991), Officier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1993), and most recently as a Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur (2001).
Location: Nursing 109
Thurs., 14 October Africa , Francophonie and the Future of France
Speaker: Lovett Elango, KSU Professor of History
Thurs., 21 October Gender Portrayal in Contemporary Francophone Literature
Speaker: Letizia Guglielmo , Instructor of English, KSU
Location: University Rooms C, D & E
Thurs., 28 October Unraveling the Riddles of France
Speakers: Jean-Benoît Nadeau & Julie Barlow, authors of Sixty Million Frenchmen can't be Wrong .
Location: Nursing 109
Thurs., 4 November French Creole Immigration to Louisiana after the Haitian Slave Revolt
Speaker: David Cheramie, Executive Director of the Council for the Development of French in Louisianna
Thurs., 11 November Nuclear France and Energy Relations
Speaker: John Pratte , Associate Professor of Physics , KSU
Thurs., 2 December Salt: Science and Culture
Speaker: Pierre Laszlo, Recipient of the 1999 Maurice Pérouse Prize for his life's works as a science writer.
Location: University Rooms C, D & E
Wed., 25 August La Belle et la Bête . Dir. Jean Cocteau. 1946.
Wed., 1 September La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc . Dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer. 1928.
Wed., 8 September Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie . Dir. Luis Buñuel. 1972.
Wed., 15 September Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain . D ir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet. 2001.
Wed., 22 September La Grande Illusion . Dir. Jean Renoir. 1937.
Wed., 29 September Camille Claudel . Dir. Bruno Nuytten. 1988.
Wed., 6 October Les Enfants du paradis . Dir. Marcel Carné.1945.
Wed., 13 October À bout de souffle . Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. 1960.
Wed., 20 October Paths of Glory . Dir. Stanley Kubrick. 1957.
Wed., 27 October Jules et Jim . Dir. François Truffaut. 1962.
Wed., 3 November La Reine Margot . Dir. Patrice Chéreau. 1994.
Wed., 10 November Jean de Florette . Dir. Claude Berri. 1986.
Wed., 17 November Les Triplettes de Belleville . Dir. Sylvain Chomet. 2003.
Wed., 1 December La Cité des enfants perdus . Dir. Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet. 1995.
Wed., 8 December La Femme Nikita . Dir. Luc Besson. 1990.
FREN 4490 Louis XIV to Napoléan III: Culture, Literature and Civilization of France from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Centuries. T/TH 6:30-7:45 PM., Dr. June Laval, 770-423-6456, firstname.lastname@example.org ; ARH 4490 Baroque to Art Nouveau, French Art from the 17 th to the 19 th Century. T/TH 6:30-8:00 PM., Dr. Daniel Sachs, 770-499-3591, email@example.com ; HIST 4490 French Enlightenment. T/TH 6:30-7:45 PM., Dr. Gerrit Voogt, 770-423-6645, firstname.lastname@example.org ; FILM 3220 Studies in French Film. W 6:30-9:15 PM., Dr. Robert Hill, Professor of English, 770-423-6346, email@example.com ; ENGL 2110 World Literature (with a focus on French and French Colonial literature) MW 5:00-6:15 PM., Letizia Guglielmo, 770-423-6764, firstname.lastname@example.org
General Education Modules:
The following KSU faculty members were award ed summer grants to produce France related modules for General Education courses: Ming Chen, Associate Professor of Theater; Letizia Guglielmo , Instructor of English; and John Pratte , Associate Professor of Physics.
KSU French Club:
The KSU French Club would like to invite you to join us for our Soirées de Poésie (Nights of Poetry) on selected Monday nights at 8pm throughout the Fall Semester. The poems of well-known French poets will be recited and interpreted by students and afterwards we will enjoy some conversation and refreshments. Everyone is welcome. To learn more about these events, please contact the KSU French Club at email@example.com or call Sarah Terry at 770-433-1483.
The Year of France Organizing Committee:
Coordinator, Dan Paracka, Director, International Services and Programs; Chair, June Laval, Associate Professor of French and Spanish; Roberta Griffin, Suzanne Talbott, Melanie Dobbins, Mike Meads, and John Gentile, College of the Arts; Thierry Léger, William Griffin, Rosa Bobia, Gerritt Voogt, Howard Shealy, Elsa Nystrom, Tom Keene, Robert Hill, Todd Harper, Harold Trendell, and Tom Doleys, College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Philippe Laval and Martha Myers, College of Science and Mathmatics; Dewi Wilson, Library; Dr. Mary Lou Frank, Dean of Undergraduate and University Studies; Christi M. Jones, Program Coordinator of Special Events; Robin Crawford, Residence Life and Student Success and Enrollment Services; and the KSU French Club.
Co-Sponsors and Off-campus Committee Members:
Cécile Peyronnet and Aurélien Lépine-Kouas, Consulate General of France; Claude Wegsheider and Karine James-Larcher, Alliance Française; Greg Ewing and Greg Barfield, Cobb County Public Schools.