ELEVENTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE CONFERENCE ON ROMANCE STUDIES

THE SELF IN SEARCH OF A VOICE AND

THE (UN)MASKING OF THE SPEAKING SUBJECT

 

Friday, March 28, 2003

2:30

Registration

Devlin Hall
3:00 - 5:00 Introduction
Emmanuelle Vanborre, Editor, Romance Review

Roundtable
"The subject and its struggles for expression"

- Professor Todd Boli, Independent Scholar
- Professor Evelyn Ender, Visting Professor at Harvard University
- Professor Harry Rosser, Boston College
- Professor Samba Diop, Harvard University

Devlin Hall 008
5:00 - 6:00

Reception

Devlin Hall
6:00 - 7:00
Concert
Myriam Ortiz and Carlos Suarez
Devlin Hall 101

Saturday, March 29, 2003

8:00 - 8:30: Breakfast (Fulton Hall, 2nd floor)

8:30 - 10:15: First Session

French Studies

Fulton Hall 235

Temps et essence: levons les masques
Chair: Will Schenck (Boston College)

- Masking Vanity in La princesse de Clèves
Julia Chamberlin, Columbia University

- Through a foggy lens: Perec's borrowing of Balzac's brouillard.
Priya Wadhera, Columbia University

- Unmasking the Mourning Archives.
Proshot Kalami, University of California, Davis

- Henry Miller’s Use of Proust and Rimbaud in Developing the Self.
Thomas Nesbit, Boston University

Italian Studies

Fulton Hall 245

La problematica dell'autobiografia
Chair: Paola De Santo (Boston College)

- The Pirandellian Circle: The Problem of Objective Human Understanding in Così è (se vi pare) and Enrico IV
Paul W. Miller, Florida State University

- L'autobiografia del Settecento e il soggetto determinato dal lettore
Gabriele Del Rossi, Boston College

- I am who I say I am: Ugo Foscolo's self-defined persona as presented in his own literary criticism
Rachel Walsh Urquhart, University of Chicago

- L'autobiografia come ricerca, attraverso il tempo, della voce del proprio "io"
Sonia Brighenti, Boston College

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 230

Vaciado discursivo y superación de estructuras
Chair: Tanya Duarte (Boston College)

- El ser que va a morir: ¿Una liberación del sujeto?
Pilar Melero, University of Wisconsin - Madison

- La prefiguracíon de Dios: conciencia de escritura en Bioy Casares
Alberto Villate, Boston College

- The veiling and the unveiling of the sub-ject in the suicide-spectacle of Mário de Sácarneiro.
Lilia Hachiya, The University of Nottingham, UK

10:30 - 12:00: Second Session

French Studies

Fulton Hall 235

Esthétique et perspectives d'écriture
Chair: Constance Rivière (Boston College)

- L'Autoportrait de l'écrivain-sujet: Francis Ponge et Le verre d'eau.
Madeline Pampel, Emory University

- "Si réalisme a un sens…" Etude sur l'imaginaire du mouvement dans "Le Spleen de Paris" et "Le peintre de la vie moderne" de Charles Baudelaire.
Adriana Chimu, Harvard University

- Le langage poétique et l'engagement selon Sartre.
Séverine Meunier, Boston College

Italian Studies

Fulton Hall 245

Homeland and Identity in Contemporary Italian Literature: "Immigrato"
Chair: Gabriele Del Rossi (Boston College)

- Looking for Shelter: The Home and the Self in Salah Methnani and Mario Fortunato’s Immigrato
Zoe Y. Robles, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

- Writing an Impossible Genre: Immigrato and its Construction of the Discursive Spaces of Italophone Literature
Rebecca Falkoff, University of California – Berkeley

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 230

Historiografia Híbrida y sujeto paradójico en la colonia Hispanoamericana
Chair: Helena Alfonso (Boston College)

- Weaving together a Pre-Hispanic Past: The Hybrid Historiography of the Cuauhtitlan Annuals and the Historia de la nación chichimeca.
Leisa Kauffmann, The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

- Fray diego de Landa: paradoja, liminalidad y Relación de las cosas de Yucatán.
Isabel Castro-Vázquez, Florida State University

- El sujeto colonial dialogado: Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala y su agencia discursiva.
Marilén Loyola, University of Wisconsin-Madison

12:30 - 1:30: Potluck Lunch (Gabelli Hall)

1:30 - 3:00: Third Session

French Studies

Fulton Hall 235

Ecriture et Identité
Chair: Nadia Zaks (Boston College)

- Le Malade imaginaire ou la médecine malgré elle-même? Le refus de la Négritude comme panacée dans En attendant le bonheur (Hérémakhonon) de Maryse Condé.
Lauren D. Fortner, Tulane University

- L'île et une nuit de Daniel Maximin: Ecriture d'écriture.
Sabrina Draï, University of Miami

- L'amour, la Fantasia ou comment exprimer son "je" avec les mots de "l'autre?"
Virginie Dezobry, Saint Louis University

Italian Studies

Fulton Hall 245

Roundtable: Marta Morazzoni e l’arte del Nord Europa

Sonia Brighenti, Boston College; Gabriele Del Rossi, Boston College; Paola De Santo, Boston College; Ilaria Scola, Boston College

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 230

Anverso y reverso, memoria e historia
Chair: Luisa Briones (Boston College)

- El motivo judío como metáfora corpórea del alma en Los Milagros de Nuestra Señora.
Javier Muñoz-Basols, Universidad de Zaragoza and University of Pennsylvania

- "Open Your Eyes": Complexity, Narrative, and Persistence of Memory in
Alejandro Amenábar's Film.
Monika Szumilak, University of Michigan

- La historia y el ciempiés.
Fernando Guerrero, SUNY at Stony Brook

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 250

Construcciones de nacionalidad: Estética, Identidad y Protocolo
Chair: Alberto Villate (Boston College)

- Modernismo reaccionario: Fascismo y estética falangista en el Casamiento engañoso de Gonzalo Torrente Ballester.
Miguel Angel De Feo, University of Florida

- The violent narration of "pure" Spain: National identity and treason in Reinvindicación del conde don Julián by Juan Goytisolo.
Margaret Gates Frohlich, SUNY at Stony Brook

3:15 - 4:45: Fourth Session

French Studies

Fulton Hall 235

Altérité culturelle et linguistique
Chair: Leanna Rezvani (Boston College)

- Pélandrova and the Enchantment of the Outside Observer.
Holly Scheuhing, Boston College

- Linguistic and Cultural Nomadism: Nancy Huston and the Case of the Bilingual Subject.
Katharine Harrington, Brown University

Italian Studies

Fulton Hall 245

L'artista femminile in Italia all'inizio dell'età moderna
Chair: Sonia Brighenti (Boston College)

- Veronica vs. Maffio: la Cura Poetica di Veronica Franco al Mal Francese
Angela Capodivacca, University of California - Berkeley

- The Sisters' Art: Portrait of the Artist as a Woman in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse and Anna Banti's Artemisa
Jose Marrero, Indiana University

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 230

Contextos de Influencia: Estado-nación y otredad
Chair: Michel Fernandez (Boston College)

- De la utopia fracasada a la formulación utópica en las "nuevas escrituras": el problema del Estado-Nación y el caso Cuba.
Gisela Heffes, Yale University

- En busca de la identidad fronteriza: la representación de lo "otro" en La frontera de crystal de Carlos Fuentes.
Manuel Ostos, University of New Mexico

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 250

Revelaciones de la subversividad textual feminina
Chair: Tera Barski (Boston College)

- Sumisión y rebeldía: relaciones femeninas de poder en la sociedad novohispana colonial.
Jorge Abril-Sánchez, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

- Recognition through Cherries Jubilee: Reading Rosario Ferre's Cuando las mujeres quieren a los hombres through Luce Irigaray's Women on the Market.
Shelli Rottschafer, The University of New Mexico

- (Un)masking the maternal in Rosa Montero's later novels.
Amy L. Saar, University of Oregon

4:45 - 5:00: Coffee Break (Fulton Hall, 2nd floor)

5:00 - 6:30: Fifth Session

French Studies

Fulton Hall 235

(In)Expressions de la subjectivité
Chair: Séverine Meunier (Boston College)

- Authorial Subjectivity in Autobiography: Roland Barthes – a Place to Start."
Shelly Gregory, University of Tulsa

- Writing (on) Ritual: Artaud's Sacrifice of the Authorial I
Allison Walter, University of California, Irvine

- Beckett's paradox
Catalina Florina Florescu, Purdue University

- Language and tropisms: the Verbal Representation of Subjectivity in the Work of Nathalie Sarraute.
Livia Tutuc, Princeton University


Italian Studies

Fulton Hall 245

The Intersection of Identity and Literature: A Comparative Approach in French and Italian
Chair: Will Schenck (Boston College)

- Les Fourberies de Scapin e Il servitore di due padroni: Scaltrezza Linguistica o Prontezza di Spirito
Lidia Radi, Rutgers University

- Immortality and the Evocation of the Swan as Figured in the Canzionieri of Petrarch and Ronsard
Aileen Astorga Feng , University of California-Berkeley

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 230

Configuraciones subjetivas en la poesia latinoamericana
Chair: José Falconi (Harvard University)

- Social consciousness and configurations of the self in Carlos Drummond.
Claret Vargas, Harvard University

- (The) Self Inflicted: Of Wounded Eyes in the poetry of Jorge Eduardo Eielson
José Falconi, Harvard University

- Vallejo and the need to die in Poemas humanos.
Martín Oyata, Cornell University