You will find here information relative to the activities of our association and to the projects regarding Daniel-Lesueur. Of course, all your suggestions are welcome and will be published (see details within dedicated French section for members):
March, 26th 2018
Thanks to the intervention of the Association, the BNF has corrected its general catalog by systematically listing the name of Daniel-Lesueur with its real dates: 1854-1921.
MARCH, 10th 2018: GENERAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION
Members voted unanimously on the various resolutions: moral report presented by the president; financial report presented by the treasurer; an update was made on the current website, renovated and multilingual (and still experiencing a large increase in the number of visits); re-election of the outgoing members: Mrs. Laurence Frabolot and Mr. Alexis Janicot; membership to the Comité d’aménagement et d’urbanisme of the 7th district. The general meeting increased the membership fee to fifteen euros.
After the Assembly, a lecture was given by Mr. Laurent Robert on the theme “Passion Slave of Daniel-Lesueur: Between Romance and Anarchism”, which allowed for constructive exchanges between lecturer and audience.
Invitation of members to the 10 March General Meeting.
Mr. Sylvain Gillot, member of the Association, proposes to make available to the public different versions of Daniel-Lesueur’s novels (text, pdf or epub mode).
JULY 2017: website update
The website of the Association has been updated and includes both English and Spanish versions; an area is reserved for members.
Our friend Laurent Robert has published an article about Daniel-Lesueur in the collective book “La Littérature en bas-bleus” (Volume III) (Classiques Garnier).
A 6-page article about Daniel-Lesueur (maiden name Jeanne Loiseau) was published in a new magazine, “Le nouveau millénaire, revue musicale, littéraire et jeune”. It is possible to order this magazine on the website: http://editions-nm.com.
In addition, the June issue features an article on another woman of letters, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore.
Annual general meeting (Paris, March 25th 2017)
The meeting was convened by the Bureau on 1 February 2017. Following the presentation of the items on the agenda and discussions, the members approved unanimously the various resolutions: the moral report presented by the Chairman; the Financial report submitted by the Treasurer; A focus is made on the current website (which is experiencing a large increase in the number of visits); the Re-election of Pierre Guérin as Treasurer (for 3 years). The creation of a library is carried out (see photo at the top of the site); The development of the website was discussed and adopted by the meeting; The other projects (street sign to be discussed with the Town Hall, statue and event related to the hundredth anniversary of the death of Daniel-Lesueur) are mentioned; The Bureau called for goodwill to work on these various projects (see the Members section). The meeting renewed the basic fee of ten euros, but the Bureau called once again for generosity. A lecture was given by Mr. Laurent Robert on the theme “Daniel-Lesueur and poetry: for a philosophical Parnassus”, which met again a great success. A summary of this conference is available in the Members area. A signing session of the last book of M. Robert “Guerres” closed the session.
Decembre 2016 : first English version of the Internet website
Annual general meeting (Paris, March 12th 2016)
The Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, March 12, 2016; The main decisions (voted unanimously) concerned the adoption of the moral report presented by the President, the adoption of the financial report presented by the Treasurer, the re-election of the President for 3 years, the election for 3 years of Mr. Robert (for his academic skills) and for 2 years of Alexis Janicot (for the website); The basic contribution of TEN euros has been renewed. The projects of the Association are an English version of the website and a library. A conference was held on the theme: “Nietzschean, by Daniel Lesueur: From the Dream of the Writer to the Action of an Over-committed Woman”. Mr. Laurent Robert presented the novel while Alain Janicot quickly evoked the life and the numerous philanthropic activities of the literary woman during the First World War. A summary of these interventions is available in the part dedicated to the members.
Communication on Daniel-Lesueur at the George Sand international conference (Verone)
Sir Laurent ROBERT, Doctor of Letters of the University of Liège, and member of the association, made a communication on “From La Ville Noire to Nietzschéenne: the social utopia for George Sand and Daniel-Lesueur” in July at the conference “George Sand and her sisters: the female artist and intellectual in the 19th Century”. This twentieth George Sand international conference was held at the Università degli Studi di Verona from June, 29th to July, 1st 2015 and supported by the American George Sand Association.
April 2015: launching of our website
January, 11th 2015: founding meeting of the Amis de Daniel-Lesueur
Around thirty people gathered to create the cultural association in a room of the François Coppée brasserie in Paris.