Stanley Kubrick: The Odysseys,” by Fabrice Jaumont (Books We Live by, 2018)

April 2, 2018 was the 50th anniversary of a 1968 premiere screening in Washington, D.C. of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film remains the most fascinating cinematographic adventure given to experience. As a tribute to the masterpiece, and to the maestro himself, this essay which was first presented in 1995 as a scholarly paper explores the multiple connections to the Odyssean theme that one may find in Stanley Kubrick’s filmography.

Kubrick’s unweaving and re-weaving of the cinematographic tapestry reflect his attachment to the changeability implied in the Odyssean theme, which has become the theme of questioning, the perpetual questioning of one’s possibilities. The camera’s shuttling back and forth in time, round and round in space, through the means of dolly movements, shots and reverse shots, circular and spiraling recurrences, equates the director’s shuttling between classical and avant-garde techniques, between painting and photography, between musical intensity and spatial silence.

A chassé-croisé which the pluricephal director utilizes with a view to producing new angles of view and new parallaxes: a constant Kubrickian experimentation of the cinematographic language.


Двуязычная революция – это коллекция вдохновляющих набросков и практических советов, которая рассказывает историю родителей и педагогов, которые основали двуязычные программы в государственных школах города Нью-Йорк. Убежденные в том, что двуязычное образование – это общественное благо, которое должно быть доступно всем ученикам, эти первопроходцы показывают на собственном примере, как такие программы меняют общество, школы и даже страну к лучшему. Книга также служит инструкцией, помогающей основать билингвальную программу, и тем самым начать собственную революцию.

 


Partenaires inégaux Fondations américaines et universités en Afrique, Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme (2018)

À une époque où l’enseignement supérieur est à nouveau reconnu comme un moteur de développement économique, que les sociétés du savoir exigent de nouvelles compétences, rendant obsolètes les économies basées sur l’industrie manufacturière, et que le contexte dans lequel évoluent les universités accroît leur précarité et les oblige à s’adapter au mieux, on peut se demander quel rôle peut jouer la philanthropie internationale. Ecouter mon entretien pour le podcast “des livres et des auteur.e.s” :


After the Symposium on Philanthropy on Education in Geneva last November where I spoke about my research and my book Unequal Partners, I participated in March in a panel on Philanthropy and Education during the annual conference of the Comparative and international Education (#CIES2018) in Mexico City: Re-Mapping Global Education, South-North Dialogue.

 


My book The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages is available in English and in French on tbr-books.com. I’ll be presenting it and discussing bilingual education at various events: Check out the event calendar to know where and when are my next public talks and book signing!