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Cultural Studies

Welcome to WICE's Cultural Studies department.  We are pleased to offer a variety of events covering history, culture and the arts – past and present, French and beyond.  Our program also includes outings to films, exhibitions and performing arts events.  All are presented by experts in the field in an intimate setting inviting discussion and further exploration.  

WICE Lite - Free of charge
This series of informal talks at the WICE Office take place after work hours. Listen to a presentation by someone who has a passion to share, an unusual job or interest, or a special area of expertise.

Please feel free to contact us at culturalstudies@wice-paris.org with any questions, ideas and thoughts.

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Upcoming cultural study courses

    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 08 Dec 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 4

    Classical music rarely fills stadiums the way rock concerts do, but for those who listen to it, it imparts  pleasure, exhilaration , longing, joy, sorrow – human emotions which set us apart from most other living creatures.

    How do composers achieve this feat with the help of pieces of wood and brass shaped into objects?  WICE is proud to present a new series of classes dedicated to classical music  which will bring us closer to answering that question. Each class will focus on one composer, describing not only his life and work, but also, through music excerpts of a few characteristic compositions, demonstrating what makes them stylistically special, and to classical music lovers, actually magical.

    The three featured composers are:

    Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - Johannes Brahms: Master of the Sublime

    Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - Giacomo Puccini, the composer of Love!

    Friday, 8 December 2017 - Franz Liszt: a 19th Century Rock Star!

    Registration: When registering for this course you have the option to select all sessions or just those sessions that you wish to attend.

    For further information on these classes, including instructor details, click here.

    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 8

    Linda Hervieux discusses her book Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, and the seven years it took her to research and write it. The injustices of 1940s Jim Crow America are brought to life in this extraordinary blend of military and social history that Tom Brokaw called "utterly compelling." It is a story that pays tribute to the valor of D-Day's only all-black combat battalion whose crucial contributions on the Normandy beaches have gone unrecognized to this day. In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion landed in France charged with a top-secret mission. One soldier would be nominated for the Medal of Honor, an award he would never receive. The nation’s highest decoration was not given to black soldiers in World War II. Hervieux traces their journey through segregated America to their first taste of freedom in Britain and, finally, to war.

    Guest Speaker: Linda Hervieux is a journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, NBC News, the Daily Beast and the New York Daily News. A native of Lowell, Massachusetts, she lives in Paris, France, with her husband. Forgotten, The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes is her first book. Historian Douglas Brinkley said of Forgotten, "All Americans should read this."

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