Workshops and conferences

  L’animal: un citoyen comme les autres?
LE CHAT, DE BAUDELAIRE A YOUTUBE


Cats were sacralized in Ancient Egypt, as attested by numerous mummified felines found in tombs. In Europe, however, the predator that protected wheat crops against rats was later reviled, accused of being a witch’s “familiar,” and killed. Still, cats have been our constant companions for centuries: Ronsard, Baudelaire, Chopin, Céline, Malraux, Colette, all cherished their cats and these furry creatures definitely dominate our social networks today.

Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

Presented in French by Renée Morel
Best for Levels 6 to 8
$25

This conference is offered one time at The French Class:

Wednesday, August 8th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  LA DIVINE COMTESSE DE CASTIGLIONE (1837-1899)


Born to an Italian aristocratic family, Virginia Oldoini entered a loveless marriage at age seventeen to the Count of Castiglione before bankrupting him by her extravagances. Widely considered the most beautiful woman of her day, she was sent to Paris to bolster Napoleon III’s interest in the unification of Italy. “La Castiglione” caused a sensation at the French court overnight, seduced the emperor, bore him a son and became a glamorous and influential fixture of Parisian society, multiplying liaisons with aristocrats, financiers, and politicians.

Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

Presented in French by Renée Morel
Best for Levels 6 to 8
$25

This conference is offered three times at The French Class:

Tuesday, August 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 9th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 11th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  VICTOR HUGO (1802-1885) FROM ROMANTICISM TO REVOLUTIONS


A fierce royalist as a youth, Victor Hugo became a passionate supporter of Republicanism. The enormous scope of his literary and artistic work moved from Romanticism to Realism, touching upon many social issues.

Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

Presented in French by Renée Morel
Best for Levels 6 to 8
$25

This conference is offered three times at The French Class:

Tuesday, August 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 16th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 18th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Call to sign up for a class (415) 362-3666