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June 2022

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June 2022



Being Jewish in Literature, in France and in the Francophone World: Nelly Wolf & Maxime Decout.

This seminar aims to question the founding role of Jewish identity in literary creation without reducing the works to this sole influence. It will be a question of re-examining major works of our literature, such as those of Proust, Albert Cohen, Georges Perec, Romain Gary, Hélène Cixous, Patrick Modiano, Serge Doubrovsky, which are not entirely understandable if we remove all to Jewishness. Ultimately, it will be a question of showing how this Jewishness makes it possible to envisage another history of French literature, often forgotten and neglected, a sort of counter-history of our literature which, in turn, sheds new light on the contemporary history.

La Belle-Epoque de la critique: writing strategies and positioning in the literary field from Barrès to Gide – Stéphanie Bertrand & Pierre Masson.

The seminar proposes to reflect on the stylistic, aesthetic and sociological issues of critical writing during the Belle Époque, through the paradigmatic examples of Maurice Barrès and André Gide. The seminar intends to reflect on the way in which critical writing could constitute, for these two “masters” (Gide having also been significantly influenced by Barrès), a real literary strategy: it will be a question of seeing how writing criticism contributed to building their authority in the literary field, while bringing to light, through the example of their writings and their choices, some forms and issues of critical writing during the Belle Époque, in terms of style and posture.

Residential studies

Genius, Madness and the Origin of the Brain – Seth Grant

The goal is to write a scientific book on the molecular basis of behavior. Molecular biology – the science of DNA – began to have a first major impact on neuroscience in the early 1990s, during the Decade of the Brain (1990-2000). Major scientific discoveries have transformed our knowledge of how the brain produces behaviors, how these mechanisms have evolved and how they become disrupted in disease. As the title suggests, the themes of mental illness, normal brain function, and evolution can all be tied together in a unified framework.

Antimatters. Between materialism and dematerialization, another materiality in art after 1945 – Larisa Dryansky

Taking the figure of antimatter as a common thread, this book offers a reinterpretation of the question of materiality in European and American art of the second twentieth century. Borrowed from quantum physics, the idea of ​​antimatter is found from the post-war period in the work and writings of a wide variety of artists. Salvador Dalí was one of the first to take an interest in it, but it is especially in new artistic currents that this theme flourishes: imaginism, situationism, spatialism, postminimalist and conceptualism. It is about showing how artists, inspired by advances in science and technology, have explored a paradoxical or “other” materiality. While focusing on the period from the 1950s to the 1980s, this investigation sets itself as a horizon for the digital age, the aim being to exhume the little-known genealogy of certain current reflections on the redefinition of materiality.


Author’s Residency : François-Henri Désérable

His project:

Write a travelogue in Latin America, in the footsteps of Che Guevara. “What was I going to do now? I examined my reflection in a mirror: at the corners of my eyes were sketched a few wrinkles; under the eyes, dark circles had turned blue. My youth took off; my bag, the dust at the bottom of a cupboard; it was time to leave, without reason or delay. But in which direction ? It was from Córdoba, Argentina, a day’s drive northwest of Buenos Aires, that twenty-nine-year-old Alberto Granado, known as Mial, and his friend Ernesto Guevara, known as Fuser, left on December 29, 1951, twenty three years. The route: Argentina – Chile – Peru – Colombia – Venezuela. The objective: to see the country. From this trip, Guevara and Granado had each drawn a story. The route was traced; I just had to follow him. One morning I left. Six months later, I was back. It is this journey through Latin America, in the footsteps of the man who would become Che, that I would like to tell.” [find out more]

Photography Residency : Mohammed Camara

His project :  

My photographs can be read like boxes in comic strips. As a young man, I started dreaming about the world and photographing it through the curtains of the rooms where we spent our days in Bamako. My career has given me the chance to span the Mediterranean in both directions. During the Residence at Les Treilles, in the nearby countryside and in the surrounding villages, I propose to install elements designed in Bamako as points of passage between the worlds: bubbles filled with water in which I insert, physically, images of the beings that I miss, that I would like to have in dialogue with the fountains and springs of the place; curtains, embroidered in Bamako in preparation for the project and each copy of which will carry a story. Once installed in the estate using porticos, their play with the wind will reveal sub-narratives, actions staged in the landscapes chosen and framed beyond the curtains, nourished by the daily life of a Sahelian in residence: the adventures of Mohamed Camara in Tourtour!”. [find out more]

The Analects of the Fondation des Treilles

Civilizations, the proceedings of the seminar organized by Régis Debray and Henri Laurens, Convergence and divergence of societies, cultures, civilizations has just been published by Gallimard. [find out more]

The Voice Academy

New ! Find all the annual closing concerts of the Académie de la Voix, recorded by B•concerts on our website [find out more]

Application deadlines

Since May 1st, applications are open for the following activities, until the deadlines mentioned below :

– The Photography Residency Prize (in 2023) : October 1st, 2022

– For Seminars (in 2024) : September 16, 2022

– For Residential Studies, small groups (in 2023) : September 16, 2022

– For Residential Studies, large groups (in 2024) : September 16, 2022

– For the Escourbiac – Fondation des Treilles Prize (in 2023) : October 1st, 2022