Brooklyn Public Library
and the
Cultural Services of
the French Embassy
co-present

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018
7pm – 7am
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, January 27

7:00PM

Musical Performance
Brandee Younger
Grand Lobby | 7:00PM
Saturday, January 27

7:30PM

Keynote Lecture
George Yancy
Grand Lobby | 7:30PM
Saturday, January 27

8:00PM

Radical Compassion
Roshi Joan Halifax
Dweck Auditorium | 8:00PM
Better Living Through Feminism
Linda Martín Alcoff
Presented in partnership with The New York Times'  philosophy series "The Stone"
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 8:00PM
Is There Such a Thing as French Theory?
Isabelle Alfandary
Languages & Literature Division | 8:00PM
Creaturely Love
Dominic Pettman
Art & Music | 8:00PM
Virtual Reality: Planet ∞
Planet ∞, a dystopian tale set in the near future, Nature has turned wild and invaded again Planet Earth. You will no longer look at our world, animal and plants, in the same way. Dir. by artist and filmmaker Momoko Seto, 2017, 7min  
Trustees Room |
8:00PM to 1:00AM
Saving the Media
Julia Cagé
History, Biography, Religion Division | 8:00PM
The Jumpsuit Project
Sherrill Roland
The Jumpsuit Project is a socially engaged art project inspired by Sherrill Roland’s personal experience in the prison system. The public is invited to ask him questions, share their stories and experiences with the criminal justice system and start to combat the stigma surrounding incarceration.
Grand Lobby |
8:00PM to 1:00AM
The American Palate
Krishnendu Ray
Info Commons Room 7 | 8:00PM
Dilemma Series: Community Enrichment
Anna Gotlib
Info Commons Room 4 | 8:00PM
Screening of Cinétracts
Silent shorts on the events of May '68 in Paris, by a group of uncredited filmmakers (including Chris Marker, Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard.) 1968, 65 min  
Info Commons Lab |
8:00PM to 9:05PM
Saturday, January 27

8:30PM

Consent and Refusal of Consent
Geneviève Fraisse
History, Biography, Religion Division | 8:30PM
The Global 1960s
Mary Nolan
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 8:30PM
Working Together
Liam Kofi Bright
Languages & Literature Division | 8:30PM
Violence
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Dweck Auditorium | 8:30PM
Why Social Justice Today Means Environmental Justice
Omar Dahbour
Art & Music | 8:30PM
Performance: Impromptus
Compagnie XY
A contemporary circus collective based in France, comprised of top acrobats, Compagnie XY will perform mini-happenings, mixing technical movement with brilliant artistry.
Grand Lobby | 8:30PM
Mole & Matzoh Balls
Jennifer Schiff Berg
Info Commons Room 7 | 8:30PM
Dilemma Series: Bad Actor
Dana Grabelsky
Info Commons Room 5 | 8:30PM
Saturday, January 27

9:00PM

The Violence of Vision
Susanna Schellenberg
Languages & Literature Division | 9:00PM
Sacred vs. Banned Books of the World
Nomi Naeem
Info Commons Room 7 |
9:00PM to 10:00PM
Protesting Language
Amie L. Thomasson
History, Biography, Religion Division | 9:00PM
Dilemma Series: Downer Dog
Ben Abelson
Info Commons Room 4 | 9:00PM
What is Politically Normative of 'Black Lives Matter'?
Frank M. Kirkland
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 9:00PM
Power to the Imagination: Tackling Democratic Entropy
Cynthia Fleury
Art & Music | 9:00PM
DJ Set: Zenon Marko
Grand Lobby |
9:00PM to 7:00AM
Screening of Shoah
Dir. Claude Lanzmann, 1985, 550 min
Balcony Conference Room |
9:00PM to 6:00AM
| 550 min
Sonic Fences in Public Spaces
Juliette Volcler
Dweck Auditorium | 9:00PM
Saturday, January 27

9:30PM

Musical Improvisation Inspired by Gilles Deleuze's Difference and Repetition
Yacine Boularès, Can Olgun
Dweck Auditorium | 9:30PM
The People as Popular Manifestation
Jason Frank
History, Biography, Religion Division | 9:30PM
Hegelian Resonances in African Diasporic Literary Study: Questions on Philosophical Method and Black Radicalism
Jeremy Glick
Languages & Literature Division | 9:30PM
Screening: Gilles Deleuze from A to Z
Gilles Deleuze from A to Z is a French television program produced by Pierre-André Boutang in 1988–1989, consisting of an eight-hour series of interviews between Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet. prod. Pierre-André Boutang, 1996, 8 hr
Info Commons Lab |
9:30PM to 5:30AM
Leszek Kołakowski and March 1968 in Poland
Katarzyna Kasia
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 9:30PM
From Informed to Negotiated Consent: Stakes Around Medical Care
Jean-Godefroy Bidima
Art & Music | 9:30PM
Dilemma Series: Flyer's Remorse
Massimo Pigliucci
Info Commons Room 5 | 9:30PM
Saturday, January 27

10:00PM

Are We Done with Psychoanalysis?
Isabelle Alfandary
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 10:00PM
The Defeat of Philosophy
Bruno Bosteels
Art & Music | 10:00PM
Performance: Impromptus
Compagnie XY
A contemporary circus collective based in France, comprised of top acrobats, Compagnie XY will perform mini-happenings, mixing technical movement with brilliant artistry.
Grand Lobby | 10:00PM
Dilemma Series: Hung-over, -up
Arina Pismenny
Info Commons Room 4 | 10:00PM
How to Think Feminism: Concepts & Historicity
Geneviève Fraisse
Languages & Literature Division | 10:00PM
National Sawdust Salon
Theo Bleckmann
Dweck Auditorium | 10:00PM
Why Monuments Matter
Michele Moody-Adams
History, Biography, Religion Division | 10:00PM
Saturday, January 27

10:30PM

National Sawdust Salon
Matthew Haimovitz
Dweck Auditorium | 10:30PM
Dilemma Series: Drawing the Line
Joanna Smolenski
Info Commons Room 5 | 10:30PM
Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variance
Jack Halberstam
Art & Music | 10:30PM
Destiny vs. Free Will
Magician Kent Axell
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 10:30PM
Homo Narrans: The One Thousand and One Nights as Secret Code to Narrative Humanity
Lionel Ruffel
History, Biography, Religion Division | 10:30PM
Freeing Religion from Dogma
Abdennour Bidar
Languages & Literature Division | 10:30PM
Saturday, January 27

11:00PM

Performance: Collection of Dreams
Concept by Lancelot Hamelin in collaboration with Duncan Evennou. Performance by Dechen Karl Thurman. Dreams collected by Lancelot Hamelin from several cities including Brooklyn will be read out loud and the public will be able to share their own.
Info Commons Room 7 | 11:00PM
We’re all Entrepreneurs Now: Risk in the Neoliberal Age
Raphaële Chappe
Art & Music | 11:00PM
The Life and Death of Public Space
Margaret Kohn
Languages & Literature Division | 11:00PM
Better Living Through Buddhism
Robert Wright
Presented in partnership with The New York Times' philosophy series "The Stone"
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 11:00PM
What is Hedonism?
Katja Maria Vogt
History, Biography, Religion Division | 11:00PM
National Sawdust Salon
Ricardo Romaneiro
Dweck Auditorium | 11:00PM
Musical Performance
Min Xiao Fen
Grand Lobby | 11:00PM
Dilemma Series: Language Police
Becca Rothfeld
Info Commons Room 4 | 11:00PM
Saturday, January 27

11:30PM

Should We Remember the Right to Forget?
Jean-Louis Fabiani
Languages & Literature Division | 11:30PM
Musical Improvisation Inspired by Gilles Deleuze's Difference and Repetition
Yacine Boularès, Can Olgun
Dweck Auditorium | 11:30PM
anarchafeminism
Chiara Bottici
History, Biography, Religion Division | 11:30PM
The Carbon Copy Liberation Front and the March 2026 Counter-Attack
Yves Citton
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 11:30PM
Polish Contribution to Genocide Studies
Magdalena M. Baran
Art & Music | 11:30PM
Performance: Impromptus
Compagnie XY
A contemporary circus collective based in France, comprised of top acrobats, Compagnie XY will perform mini-happenings, mixing technical movement with brilliant artistry.
Grand Lobby | 11:30PM
Dilemma Series: Cultural Exchange
Zed Adams
Info Commons Room 5 | 11:30PM
Sunday, January 28

12:00AM

Resistance Revival Chorus
Grand Lobby | 12:00AM
Sunday, January 28

12:30AM

Musical Performance
Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Charlotte Mundy, Miori Sugiyama
Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Art Song Society
Dweck Auditorium | 12:30AM
Dilemma Series: Green Scrum
Vincent Peluce
Info Commons Room 5 | 12:30AM
Enrichment, Collection, Profit
Arnaud Esquerre
Languages & Literature Division | 12:30AM
Better Living Through Stoicism
Massimo Pigliucci
Presented in partnership with The New York Times' philosophy series "The Stone"
History, Biography, Religion Division | 12:30AM
The Perennial Appeal of Magic
Magician Eric Walton
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 12:30AM
Black Light/Black Life: Miles, Martin, Martyrs and the 68’ Moment
Kazembe Balagun
Art & Music | 12:30AM
Sunday, January 28

1:00AM

Revolutionary Subjects: What is Mass Politics Today?
Ajay Singh Chaudhary
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 1:00AM
Revolution as an Act of Love: The Transformation of Moral Vision
Jay L. Garfield
Art & Music | 1:00AM
Musical Performance
Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Charlotte Mundy, Miori Sugiyama
Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Art Song Society.
Dweck Auditorium | 1:00AM
Sacred vs. Banned Books of the World
Nomi Naeem
Info Commons Room 7 |
1:00AM to 2:00AM
Dilemma Series: How to Deal
Gregory Salmieri
Info Commons Room 4 | 1:00AM
Philosophical Exploration and the Creation of a New Renaissance
Alexus McLeod
Languages & Literature Division | 1:00AM
May '68 at 50: Can Sociologists Deal with Big Events?
Jean-Louis Fabiani
History, Biography, Religion Division | 1:00AM
Sunday, January 28

1:30AM

Dilemma Series: Weed Wacked
James Rowe
Info Commons Room 5 | 1:30AM
Nietzsche and Buddhism
Samir Chopra
Languages & Literature Division | 1:30AM
Living in the Present
Kieran Setiya
History, Biography, Religion Division | 1:30AM
We are the Weavers
Abdennour Bidar
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 1:30AM
From Occupy to Decolonize: Art as Training in the Practice of Freedom
MTL Collective
Art & Music | 1:30AM
Performance: Impromptus
Compagnie XY
A contemporary circus collective based in France, comprised of top acrobats, Compagnie XY will perform mini-happenings, mixing technical movement with brilliant artistry.
Grand Lobby | 1:30AM
Sunday, January 28

2:00AM

Performance: Collection of Dreams
Concept by Lancelot Hamelin in collaboration with Duncan Evennou. Performance by Dechen Karl Thurman. Dreams collected by Lancelot Hamelin from several cities including Brooklyn will be read out loud and the public will be able to share their own.
Info Commons Room 7 | 2:00AM
Reading Capital and Listening to Jean Barraqué: Marxist Structuralism and Total Serialism
Michael Brofman
Languages & Literature Division | 2:00AM
Flash Philosophy: Write Now!
Simon Critchley
Peter Catapano
Trustees Room | 2:00AM
Lost Libraries
Abigail Reynolds
Dweck Auditorium | 2:00AM
Territory-Less Identities in a Global World : Origins and Consequences
Raphaël Liogier
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 2:00AM
Musical Performance
Scott Matthew
Grand Lobby | 2:00AM
Dilemma Series: Deviant Desires
Skye Cleary
Info Commons Room 4 | 2:00AM
Sunday, January 28

2:30AM

Life and Death of a Sound Engineer and Conjuror
Juliette Volcler
Dweck Auditorium | 2:30AM
Anxiety, Anxiety, Anxiety!
Jamieson Webster
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 2:30AM
Sunday, January 28

3:00AM

Performance: In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields, by Bernard-Marie Koltès
With Dee Beasnael and Oceana James. Dir. Roland Auzet
History, Biography, Religion Division |
3:00AM to 4:15AM
Automated Attention, Artificial Imagination and Documentary Ethics
Yves Citton
Languages & Literature Division | 3:00AM
All in Your Head: Stanislaw Lem's 'The Futurological Congress'
Ezra Glinter
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 3:00AM
Sunday, January 28

3:30AM

Performance: Collection of Dreams
Concept by Lancelot Hamelin in collaboration with Duncan Evennou. Performance by Dechen Karl Thurman. Dreams collected by Lancelot Hamelin from several cities including Brooklyn will be read out loud and the public will be able to share their own.
Info Commons Room 7 | 3:30AM
SCREENING: Imagination at work, 7 short films by visual artists
Picasso Land and Animal glisse, dir. Bertrand Dezoteux; The Rings, and Runes/frise dir. Jonathan Martin; Letre, dir. Benoit Maire & Raphael Pfeiffer; Winter is Coming, dir. Lola Gonzàlez and Animate V, dir. Simon Dybbroe Molle, 120 min  
Dweck Auditorium | 3:30AM
Techno-Science & the Human Condition
Raphaël Liogier
Languages & Literature Division | 3:30AM
The Problem of Real News
Ian Olasov
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 3:30AM
Sunday, January 28

4:00AM

Laughter, Image and Philosophy
Jul
Languages & Literature Division | 4:00AM
Can a Human Have a Meaningful Relationship with a Humanoid Robot?
Aleksandra Przegalińska
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 4:00AM
Sunday, January 28

4:30AM

Better Living Through Soccer
Simon Critchley
Presented in partnership with The New York Times' philosophy series "The Stone"
Languages & Literature Division | 4:30AM
Performance: Collection of Dreams
Concept by Lancelot Hamelin in collaboration with Duncan Evennou. Performance by Dechen Karl Thurman. Dreams collected by Lancelot Hamelin from several cities including Brooklyn will be read out loud and the public will be able to share their own.
Info Commons Room 7 | 4:30AM
Performance: Impromptus
Compagnie XY
A contemporary circus collective based in France, comprised of top acrobats, Compagnie XY will perform mini-happenings, mixing technical movement with brilliant artistry.
Grand Lobby | 4:30AM
Sunday, January 28

5:00AM

Symposium of Love
Staged by Mériam Korichi. 25 centuries after Plato’s Symposium, 50 years after the Love Revolution of the 1960’s, eight philosophers, one artist and traditional Greek musicians will reenact a Symposion on Love at the end of the Night.                               
Grand Lobby |
5:00AM to 6:00AM
Breakfast courtesy of Colson Patisserie
Grand Lobby | 5:00AM
Sacred vs. Banned Books of the World
Nomi Naeem
Info Commons Room 7 |
5:00AM to 6:00AM
Sunday, January 28

5:30AM

How To Sleep Through The Revolution: Lacan’s Lamella
Marcus Coelen, Jamieson Webster
Languages & Literature Division | 5:30AM
Sunday, January 28

6:00AM

The Golden Age
Rebecca Ariel Porte
Languages & Literature Division | 6:00AM
Sunday, January 28

6:30AM

The Witness of Poetry and the Poetics of Attention
Vincent Colapietro
Languages & Literature Division | 6:30AM