From the « roman noir » to the foreign domain: Meeting with Viviane Hamy, French publisher

From the « roman noir » to the foreign domain: Meeting with Viviane Hamy, French publisher

September 13
6:30 pm
An important figure in French publishing, Viviane Hamy has strived since 1978 to discover new voices, and to re-discover texts from the French and foreign domain.
“Dialogic" Teaching

“Dialogic" Teaching

September 14
7:00 pm
Educator, religious studies scholar,art critic,and translator,Professor Norman Cornett, Ph.D, teaches at universities throughout North America and Europe.
Meeting with graphic novel author Jean-Louis Tripp

Meeting with graphic novel author Jean-Louis Tripp

September 28
7:00 pm
Jean-Louis Tripp published his first comics strips at 19 years old in Métal Hurlant.
Discussion with Béatrice Vaugrante, general director of Amnesty International Canada

Discussion with Béatrice Vaugrante, general director of Amnesty International Canada

October 4
6:30 pm
Discussion with Béatrice Vaugrante, general director of Amnesty International Canada, French division, followed by the documentary Voyage en barbarie by Delphine Deloget and Cécile Allegra, which won the 2015 Albert Londres Award.
Queen Catherine de’ Medici and Queen Margot

Queen Catherine de’ Medici and Queen Margot

October 6
6:30 pm
In the film Queen Margot, Catherine de Médicis is depicted as one of the main instigators of the massacre of Protestants at the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre.
Special meeting with Patrice Leconte

Special meeting with Patrice Leconte

October 12
7:00 pm
Exceptional meeting with French director, scenarist and producer Patrice Leconte
Glenn Gould and the Toronto School: Words, Music, Images

Glenn Gould and the Toronto School: Words, Music, Images

October 15
8:30 pm
As part of the international conference, “The Toronto School: Then, Now, Next” (October 13-16, 2016), the Alliance Française, in collaboration with the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, and The Glenn Gould Foundation is pleased to present “Glenn Gould and the Toronto School: Words, Music, Images”.
Chance in History: always in control?

Chance in History: always in control?

October 18
7:00 pm
Voltaire liked to recognize, “His majesty, Chance.” Current-day historians tend to attribute to it all its importance.
The Gypsies of Andalusia, a creative mutual discovery

The Gypsies of Andalusia, a creative mutual discovery

October 20
6:00 pm
Towards the middle of XVth century, old gypsy tribes millennia arrived in Andalusia after a hard and perilous journey of five centuries on several continents. The fusion between this culture and the andalusian one, the most multicultural region of the Peninsula gave unique results. This lecture will be based on the one given at the Institute of mediteranean studies on March 2016.
Gravitational waves: a discovery offering a new perspective on the Universe

Gravitational waves: a discovery offering a new perspective on the Universe

October 24
7:00 pm
Gravitational waves are tiny ripples in the shape of space-time, predicted by Einstein and generated during cataclysmic events such as black hole collisions. After lengthy experimental research, scientists were able to make their first direct detection of gravitational waves in 2015 thanks to large interferometers.
Meeting with Lola Lafon

Meeting with Lola Lafon

October 25
7:00 pm
Lola Lafon is a French writer, composer, feminist and libertarian. Her latest novel, The Little Communist Who Never Smiled, has been translated into more than ten languages and published in English by Seven Stories Press.
From hiding to immigration to Canada : the fate of a hidden child

From hiding to immigration to Canada : the fate of a hidden child

November 3
7:00 pm
Born in Paris in 1931, Muguette Myers is the author of the memoirs Where Courage Lives, published in the spring of 2016 by the Azrieli Foundation.
Science café : Biodiversity crises : the perspectives of a paleontologist and a biologist

Science café : Biodiversity crises : the perspectives of a paleontologist and a biologist

November 14
6:30 pm
Discussion between Jean-Bernard Caron, invertebrate paleontology curator at the Royal Ontario Museum and Jean-Christophe Auffray, advisor for science and technology at the French Embassy in Canada.
Victory or defeat ? The Battle of the St.Lawrence, 1942-1944
Lecture

Victory or defeat ? The Battle of the St.Lawrence, 1942-1944

November 23
7:00 pm
Captain Hugues Canuel, PhD student in War Studies, Royal Military College of Canada. Presented by the Société d’Histoire de Toronto (SHT).
The Colonial Legacy and the Far Right in Contemporary France

The Colonial Legacy and the Far Right in Contemporary France

November 29
7:00 pm
Lecture on the origins of France’s far right by Jack Veugelers, professor of sociology at the University of Toronto.
Adapting Literature to film

Adapting Literature to film

December 1
7:30 pm
Many filmmakers base their storylines on literary works. What is the process involved in moving from a written work to a film?
A special meeting with Yves Beauchemin

A special meeting with Yves Beauchemin

December 2
6:30 pm
Yves Beauchemin is a leading light on the Quebec literary scene.
What natural selection teaches us about human beings

What natural selection teaches us about human beings

December 7
7:00 pm
Natural selection is a simple mechanism, discovered by Darwin, allowing us to understand the living world and its adaptations.
The Spirit of 1867 : the turning point in the history of French America

The Spirit of 1867 : the turning point in the history of French America

January 18
7:00 pm
Patrice Dutil is Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, at Ryerson University. He holds a PhD from York University, an M es Arts from the Université de Montréal, and a BA (Hon.) from York University.
Today's intellectuals: in decline or on the rise ?

Today's intellectuals: in decline or on the rise ?

January 25
7:00 pm
Jean-Paul Sartre said that “an intellectual is someone who meddles in what is not his business.”
Mysteries, deaths, tombs, gods and scholars in Ancient Egypt

Mysteries, deaths, tombs, gods and scholars in Ancient Egypt

February 1
7:00 pm
Death on the Nile is perhaps not just the idea of the afterlife passed down from the royal mummies
Congo: the next Coltan war is in our hands

Congo: the next Coltan war is in our hands

February 2
6:30 pm
Lecture and debate with Blaise Ndala, author of J’irai danser sur la tombe de Senghor
The many faces of Vimy ridge

The many faces of Vimy ridge

February 15
7:00 pm
The Battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place from April 9–12, 1917, is an iconic victory for Canada
Art and energy: How culture changes

Art and energy: How culture changes

February 22
7:00 pm
Barry Lord has edited and authored several books on culture, in addition to articles and exhibition catalogues
The vampire in literature and film : from terror to seduction

The vampire in literature and film : from terror to seduction

March 1
7:00 pm
Alexandra Grenier is a Ph.D. Candidate in English Studies at Université de Montréal. She previously obtained a Master in English at Concordia University. Alexandra is a lecturer at Université de Montréal, where in particular, she taught vampires in film and literature. She is also coordinator at the Virtuoso research centre on digital uses, cultures, and documents.
How to speak to French people (and in French) without getting tired

How to speak to French people (and in French) without getting tired

March 22
7:00 pm
How do you make yourself understood in a country where arguing is a way of getting to know someone and where “having nothing to say” is practically a crime? Starting from their observations on the peculiar culture of French conversation, the authors share their reflexions on the French language and Francophonie.
What you need to know before viewing The Last of the Mohicans

What you need to know before viewing The Last of the Mohicans

March 23
6:30 pm
With this film, we experience the reality of the war between the French and British empires in North America starting in 1755. Aboriginals played an important role in this conflict and the conquest of New France had significant consequences for both the Europeans and the Aboriginal peoples. Marcel Martel is a professor of Canadian history at York University. His research deals with identities, nation-building and the French presence on the North American continent.
Staging Charpentier's Médée for the 21st Century

Staging Charpentier's Médée for the 21st Century

March 29
7:00 pm
The staging of French baroque opera presents unique challenges for a 21st century director: it is an orchestral event, a singing event, a dancing, literary, and costume event. Mr. Pynkoski will examine how Opera Atelier combines these elements to create a production of Médée which pays homage to the 17th century while embracing today’s world. Médée will be presented from April 22–29, 2017.
Beyond the devilish details: looking deeper into Hieronymus Bosch

Beyond the devilish details: looking deeper into Hieronymus Bosch

April 12
7:00 pm
Ron Spronk is professor of art history at Queen’s University in Kingston and at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands
Poetry explosion

Poetry explosion

April 20
6:30 pm
To mark World Book and Copyright Day, the Association des auteures et auteurs de l’Ontario français (AAOF/association of French authors of Ontario) invites you to a poetry evening
Etienne Brûlé seen from France: an adventurer on a quest for notability

Etienne Brûlé seen from France: an adventurer on a quest for notability

April 26
7:00 pm
Lecture by historian Éric Brossard from Champigny-sur-Marne, France.
Islamism: Genealogy and the excesses of a political ideology

Islamism: Genealogy and the excesses of a political ideology

May 3
7:00 pm
Islamism is a political ideology that is wrongly confused with Islam, which is a religion
Staging Moliere's Don Juan in 2017

Staging Moliere's Don Juan in 2017

May 4
6:30 pm
Dom Juan tells the joyful descent into hell of a being who very closely resembles us all!
Meetings with comic-book writers as part of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF).

Meetings with comic-book writers as part of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF).

May 11
7:00 pm
Meetings with comic-book writers as part of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF).
Cinquante ans de "p’tits bonheurs" au Théâtre français de Toronto

Cinquante ans de "p’tits bonheurs" au Théâtre français de Toronto

May 24
7:00 pm
Since 1967, more than 290 performances have been presented by "le Théâtre du P'tit Bonheur" which became "Le Théâtre français de Toronto" (TfT) in 1987.
Lafayette and L'Hermione : Throughout the course of the American revolution (1775-1781)

Lafayette and L'Hermione : Throughout the course of the American revolution (1775-1781)

May 31
7:00 pm
The marquis de Lafayette is known universally as the "Hero of Two Worlds" for his decisive role in the American War of Independence (1775-1783) and of course in the French Revolution (1789-1799).