Friday, April 3rd, 2009


4:00 Registration Cushing Hall 001


5:00 Opening Remarks Cushing Hall 001
Wilson J. Melón
Conference Director

Keynote Presentation - “If This is History, Can Literature Be Far Behind? Two Disciplines and the Story of Joan of Arc”

Prof. Deborah Fraioli
Professor of French Emerita
Simmons College


6:00 Reception Cushing Hall 001

Saturday, April 4th, 2009


8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast & Registration Fulton Hall 110

Session I 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

ETUDES FRANÇAISES Fulton Hall 511
Perspectives des Lumières

Chair: Julia Young, Boston College

“Échos entre réel et fiction : stratégies de vraisemblance dans Les Lettres Persanes de Montesquieu”
Ana Conboy, Boston College

“Toqueville’s Democracy in America: the Poetry of Historical Analysis”
Jennifer L. Barnhill, University of Chicago

“‘Une Maison trop publique’: Le Café au dix-huitième siècle”
Kristen Stern, Boston College

STUDI ITALIANI Fulton Hall 230
Prospettive italiane

Chair: Kelly Ferroni, Boston College

“Spazio liminale e non, in La Chimera di Sebastiano Vassalli”
Eleonora Raspi, University of Virginia

“Un percorso nel tempo: la Divina Commedia di Sandro Botticelli”
Natalia Iacobelli, Boston College

“Echi e riflessi culturali negli incontri di popoli mediterranei”
Anna Cafaro, Boston College

“Tensione sociale nel linguaggio pirandelliano”
Carmela Merolla, Boston College

ESTUDIOS HISPANOS Fulton Hall 110
Búsquedas

Chair: Wilson J. Melón, Boston College

“The End of Wandering: Don Quixote in the Western Tradition”
Robert Kubala, Boston College

“Iracema: en busca de la identidad”
Marcela Rojas, University of California, Irvine

“Creating Community: Medieval Texts in Contemporary First-Person Camino Narratives”
Annie Hesp, University of Michigan


ESTUDIOS HISPANOS Fulton Hall 117
Historias de violencia

Chair: Erin Sheehan, Boston College

“Testimonio o ficción: El terrorismo en las novelas de Daniel Alarcón y Santiago Rocagliolo”
Héctor Daniel Velarde, SUNY Stony Brook

“Una experiencia visceral: las imágenes en El Señor Presidente de Miguel Ángel Asturias”
Tara Sujko, Boston College

“La banda sonora de Romero (1989): ambientación, simbolización y propaganda”
Leticia Mercado, Boston College

“Primo de Rivera frente a Onofre Bouvilla: el juego de Historia, ficción y metaficción en La ciudad de los prodigios”
Ana Pérez-Manrique, Worcester State College

Session II 11:15 – 12:45 p.m.

ETUDES FRANÇAISES Fulton Hall 511
Perspectives du 20 siècle

Chair: Kristen Stern, Boston College

“Pluralism and the author of the ‘retour’ ”
Julia Young, Boston College

“Jules Michelet à la croisée des genres”
Marilene Haroux, Emory University

“Marie-Célie Agnant’s Le Livre d’Emma and Fabienne Pasquet’s L’Ombre de Baudelaire: Haitian Women Writers Revitalizing History”
Sarah Bilodeau, Boston College


ESTUDIOS HISPANOS Fulton Hall 110
El Caribe

Chair: Haggith Uribe, Boston College

“Silences in La Charca’s plot”
Eyda Vaughn, Wayne State University

“Revisiting the Cuban canon: Producing history in Cecilia Valdés”
Josephine Dwyer, University of California, Irvine

“Africanizing the Archives: Rewriting History in Alejo Carpentier’s El reino de este mundo and Gabriel García Márquez’ Del amor y otros demonios”
Sara Gusky, University of Miami

“El arpa y la sombra: una nueva narrativa histórica, carnavalesca y grotesca de Colón”
Carmen Granda, Brown University


ESTUDIOS HISPANOS Fulton Hall 117
Cuestiones lingüísticas

Chair: Ben Einsidler, Boston College

“‘Questions are hard, aren’t they?’A contrastive analysis between Spanish and English ”
Inés Vañó García, Boston College

“From Historical Prescription to Internet-age Description: User-generated Translation and How it Shapes the Spanish Language”
Nathan Keegan, Boston College

“Pasado y presente de la traducción de la creatividad onomástica: la nomenclatura de los superhéroes en inglés y en español”
Maria Isabel Balteiro Fernández, Universidad de Alicante

ESTUDIOS HISPANOS Fulton Hall 230
Silencio y ausencia

Chair: Tara Sujko, Boston College

“The Aesthetics of Silence in Cartucho and My Mother’s Hands by Nellie Campobello”
Vanessa Nelsen, Emory University

"History and Fiction. Ambivalence in the Literary and Historical Discourses of the Spanish/Maya Encounter."
Amaya Amell, New York University

“La imagen del zorro como huella oral textual: Una aproximación a la novela El zorro de arriba el zorro de abajo de José María Arguedas y a los textiles del sur de los Andes”
Blanca Aranda, University of Oregon

“La imagen ausente de la historia: (des)aparición de la Virgen de Guadalupe en Glorias de Querétaro”
Daniella Wittern, Brown University

LUNCH 12:45 – 2:00 Fulton 110

Session III 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

ETUDES FRANÇAISES Fulton Hall 511
Perspectives formelles

Chair: Sarah Bilodeau, Boston College

“The Art of Writing History through Cinema”
Anamaria Banu, Rutgers University

“Solving the Massacre of October 17, 1961: History and the Exigencies of Genre Fiction in Meurtres pour mémoire”
Joshua T. Armstrong, University of Virginia

“‘Au tapin! Saisis ta plume!’ Régler les comptes de l’Histoire sur le terrain de la prose française dans le premier roman de Patrick Modiano, La Place de l’étoile”
Morgane Cadieu, Cornell University


ESTUDIOS HISPANOS Fulton Hall 110
Voces femeninas

Chair: Azahara López Suárez, Boston College

“La isla de la pasión de Laura Restrepo: el exilio a caballo entre la Historia y la historia”
José Juan Colín, University of Oklahoma

“Laurencia como tierra en Fuente Ovejuna”
Ann Marie Wesneski, Boston College

“Manifestaciones de la multiplicidad en Llanto: Novelas imposibles de Carmen Boullosa”
Julie Allen, Boston College


ESTUDIOS HISPANOS Fulton Hall 117
Obras creativas

Chair: Leticia Mercado, Boston College

“Psicoanálisis estival”
Jorge Zavaleta, University of Pittsburgh

“La historia del barrio y de la familia como fuente creativa en la dramaturgia y narrativa”
Carlos Canales, University of Connecticut

Session IV 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.


ESTUDIOS HISPANOS Fulton Hall 110
La perspectiva argentina

Chair: Esteban Mayorga, Boston College

“Abel Posse: Los perros del paraíso o del (des)cubrimiento del ‘descubrimiento’ de America”
Karin Whitehouse, University of Minnesota

“La zapatería de Posse: la descalcez de Cabeza de Vaca de la pluma de Abel Posse”
Irene Lopez-Rodriguez, Brown University

“Rodolfo Walsh and the Mystery of History: Operación masacre, the nonfiction detective story”
Gina Sherriff, Yale University

“Serial Communicative Distortion and Pure Historicity in Tomás Eloy Marinez’s The Tango Singer”
Brantley Nicholson, Duke University

ESTUDIOS HISPANOS Fulton Hall 117
Interpretaciones de la conquista

Chair: Wilson J. Melón, Boston College

“Diálogos mestizos en Comentarios reales”
Meghan Allen, Boston College

“Freedom and the Politics of the Organic Body in De Regia Potestate”
Victor Rosado, SUNY Stony Brook

“Relato de una conquista mestiza: Ursúa de William Ospina”
Sebastián Patrón Saade, Rutgers University

“Waiting for 1992: A Study of Two Colombian Plays”
Mary Barnard, Rutgers University

Closing Session 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. Fulton 511
Wilson J. Melón
Conference Director

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The graduate students of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures would like to thank the following people and organizations for their support:

Cutberto Garza, Provost and Dean of Faculties.

Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculties

David Quigley, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Alumni, through the Boston College Fund.

Mike Formichelli, Graduate Student Association President

The Graduate Student Association

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Especially
Professor Dwayne Carpenter, Chair
Professor Laurie Shepard, Director of Graduate Studies
French, Italian and Spanish Faculties

Romance Language and Literatures Staff and Graduate Assistants and Mrs. Cindy Bravo

Candace Hetzner, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Robert Howe, Associate Dean for Admission and Administration, Admissions and Financial Aid, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences