Archives February 2012

Check it out: Univocal Publishing

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Univocal Publishing is a small, local, and independent publishing house that specializes in philosophy, art, technology, and poetry. Inspired by the philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s deployment of the concept of univocity, the press strives to publish thinkers and writers whose voices are singular and diverse.

Friday, April 13, 2012 from 9-11:30 a.m.

University Hotel Minneapolis - Ballroom
615 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

The event is free, but registration is required due to limited space.

Click here to register.

Armand Renaud 1918-2012

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It is with great sadness that the Department of French & Italian announces of the death of Armand Renaud, professor emeritus of French. He was 93 year of age.

For those of you who did not know Armand, it is thanks to his generosity that the Madeleine Renaud Graduate Fellowship was established as a tribute to his wife Madeleine. This fellowship also honors the life and work of Armand Renaud, who gave generously of his learning and wisdom to students, colleagues, and friends during his time in Folwell.

A lovely portrait of Armand and Madeleine Renaud

The Conquest -- a film by Xavier Durrigner

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The Conquest, Director Xavier Durrigner, 105 min, France, 2010,
In French with English subtitles.
Showing - Fri, Feb 10 through Thurs, Feb 16

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul presents a larger-than-life account of Nicholas Sarkozy’s 2007 taking of the French presidency in Xavier Durringer’s The Conquest, showing theatrically on Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatre Fri, Feb 10 - Thurs, Feb 16.

Denis Podalydès delivers a witty yet commanding portrayal of Nicolas Sarkozy and his rise to the French presidency through the lens of his unraveling marriage to then-wife Cecilia (Florence Pernel). Never one to disguise his ambition, the film’s Sarkozy curries favor with predecessor Jacques Chirac (Bernard Le Coq) and spars gamely with glib rival Dominique de Villepin (Samuel Labarthe). This lampoon depicts the future president of France as a bold and unashamed virtuoso of political combat, whose inattention to his disintegrating domestic partnership emerges as his chief vulnerability.

With leads brilliantly etching sharp characterizations of living politicians, director Xavier Durringer need never veer too far from reality, even while deploying fictional embellishments and a larger-than-life sense of humor that—with Nicola Piovani’s buoyant score—giddily evoke a circus-like atmosphere. (Description courtesy Music Box Films)

Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival 2011

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul presents the very best of national and international independent cinema on Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414. | Press Release online:

Claire Nouvet, "Annihilation Through Consumption: Dali’s Double Game"
Date: 03/02/2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 123 Folwell Hall
Cost: Free
Annihilation Through Consumption: Dali’s Double Game

Relentlessly and shamelessly, Dali claims to expose in his literary corpus all of his "secrets" which he "feeds," one by one, to his avid readers. One, in particular, will be exposed, most notably in La Vie Secrète de Salvador Dali: the vital role that Gala (his wife and muse) played in making any creative act possible. For all this exposure, the name of "Gala" will be shown to mark in fact the site of a secret that remains intractable. A maternal figure, Gala indeed stands in for an originary and annihilating experience of consumption that preempts self-constitution. And it is ultimately this annihilating consumption that Dali not only "feeds" to the oblivious consumers of his works, but also turns into a creative matrix of sorts.
Name: Department of French & Italian
Phone: 612.624.4308
Sponsored by: French & Italian


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