TWELFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE CONFERENCE ON ROMANCE STUDIES

WITHIN LANGUAGE AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF EXPRESSION

 

Friday, March 26, 2004

3:30

Registration

Devlin Hall
4:00 - 5:15
Introduction
Alberto Villate, Conference Director

Keynote speaker
"Platonic Hermeneutics or How to Read a Platonic Dialogue: An Exercise"

Stanley Rosen, Ph.D
Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy
Boston University

Devlin Hall 008

5:30 - 6:30

(6:00)

Reception
Featuring Grupo Camelia, Latin Jazz Quartet

Matta Exhibit Gallery Talk • McMullen Museum
Elizabeth Goizueta, Exhibit Curator and Romance
Languages Faculty Member

Devlin Hall

Saturday, March 27, 2004

8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 First Session

French Studies

Fulton Hall 115

Du silence à la tranformation
Chair: Curtis Cordell, Boston College

- Caught in Discourse: Tahar Ben Jelloun’s La réclusion solitaire and La plus haute des solitudes.
Marie-Therese Ellis, University of California, Berkeley

- Silent Strategies: Reading on Written Women in Lafayette’s La Princesse de Clèves and Behn’s Oroonoko.
Susannah Carson, Université de Versailles

- Silence as Transtextuality in Justine Mintsa’s Histoire d’Awu.
Honorine Andeme Abessolo, University of Michigan

Italian Studies

Fulton Hall 220

Tra realtà e utopia: Frammenti di retorica risorgimentale in Sicilia
Chair: Paola De Santo, Boston College

- Mauro Mortara, anima insulae pirandelliana
Felice Italo Beneduce, University of Connecticut

- Realismo utopico in Bronte di Florestano Vancini
Fulvio Orsitto, University of Connecticut

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 135

Resistiendose
Chair: Laura Callahan, Boston College

- La lengua como instrumento de resistencia: el caso de Puerto Rico.
Rebeca Moreno Orama, University of Maryland, College Park

- Formas de liberación femenina en La casa de los espíritus de Isabel Allende.
Anna G. Cafaro, Boston College

- Monsters Within: Systems of Oppression in Pubis angelical and En breve cárcel.
Keith Anthis, Texas Tech University

10:15 - 12:15 Second Session

French Studies

Fulton Hall 115

(Re)Lecture
Chair: Susannah Michalec, Boston College

- Identité et sens à travers "Les fenêtres" de Baudelaire
Emmanuelle Vanborre, Boston College

- Langue(s) et identité(s) dans le Testament français d’Andreï Makine et Enfance de Nathalie Serraute
Annabelle M. de Frutos, University of Miami, Florida

- "Let me see if I misunterstand you correctly:" dialogical interaction and the immigrant subject in Naïm Kattan’s La fiancée promise.
Kevin Finn, University of Miami, Florida

- Les "maux" et les "mots:" une solution "tropicale" à la question linguistique en Afrique.
Amy Sue Marczewski, UCLA

Italian Studies

Fulton Hall 220

Roundtable

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 135

Desde una orilla de la expresión
Chair: Alexandria Burk, Boston College

- Video indígena: la expresión de los pobres.
María Celina Ibazeta, SUNY, Stony Brook

- Victor Gaviria y su obra : Una mirada a la superficie invisible.
Luisa Quintero, Wayne State University

- El papel de la mujer en La escopeta nacional (1978) : Misoginia berlanguiana.
Luisa Briones, Boston College

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 245
La búsqueda de un puente reconciliatorio
Chair: Natalia Verjat, Boston College

- Transiciones en Todos los fuegos el fuego de Julio Cortázar
Alan Hartman, Boston College

- Caracas imaginada, Caracas histórica: La obra de Ana Teresa Torres.
Elda Stanco, Brown University

- Representación migratoria a trvés de la literatura: Marroquíes y caribeños en busca de un sueño.
Aura Colón, SUNY, Stony Brook

- Viaje de los Contemporáneos y un ruído: Amanecer ranchero de la literatura mexicana en el s. XX
Adrián Medina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Vouté Lounge

1:30 - 3:00 Third Session

French Studies

Fulton Hall 115

Rhétorique Philosophique
Chair: Jean-Marie Chevalier, École Normale Supérieure

- Mythes et réalités: le cas de l’accord du participe passé conjugué avec avoir.
E-Jung Choi, Univeristy of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

- Transcending the Rhetorical Impasse: Madame de Lafayette’s La Princesse de Clèves and the Seventeenth-Century Querelles des Femmes.
Leanna Bridge Rezvani, Boston College

- The limits of silence: Decartes Heidegger and Wittgenstein on Philosophy and Poesy.
Narve Strand, Boston College

Italian Studies

Fulton Hall 220

"I paesaggi" del linguaggio italiano
Chair: Anna G. Cafaro, Boston College

- The Great Stone Face: "Chance Images" and Anthropomorphic Landscapes in Jesuit Baroque Prose
Marco Arnaudo, Harvard University


- Vox populi vox dei? La peste e il linguaggio nei Promessi sposi
Paola De Santo, Boston College

- Linguaggio rustico nel discorso diretto del Decameron
William Schenck, Boston College

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 135

Modernismo y modernidad
Chair: Luisa Briones, Boston College

- José Martí y la muerte de Dios.
Edwin Murillo, University of Miami, Florida

- El Sísifo de la modernidad en Los pasos perdidos de Carpentier.
Beatriz Lucia Botero, University of Wisconsin, Madison

- Drugs, Decadence and The Doors of Perception in Manuel Díaz Rodríguez’s Sangre patricia.
David F. Richter, Vanderbilt University

- La adpatación fílmica de la narrativa de vanguardia: El caso de Niebla (1914), de Unamuno.
Luis Alvarez-Castro, Ohio State University

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 245

Más allá de la hermenéutica
Chair: Helena Alfonso, Boston College

- El Holocausto en la literatura española: hacia una ética de la escritura en Sefarad de Antonio Muñoz Molina.
Antonio Gómez López-Quiñones, University of Colorado, Boulder

- La figura femenina en los cuentos de Juan Rulfo.
Sarah Link, Boston College

- New Approaches to the Study of J. J. Arreola’s work.
Maria D. Ramos, Wayne State University

3:45 - 5:15 Fourth Session

French Studies

Fulton Hall 115

Médiation artistique
Chair: Amber Hall, Boston College

- "Une lecture vue:" le rapport entre le texte et le film chez Marguerite Duras.
Yong Yan-He, Columbia University

- Petits Poèmes en Prose: du vers à la poésie en prose.
Nadia Zaks, Boston College

- The Failure of La Dernière Mode: Mallarmé As Fashion Writer.
Heidi Brevik, Brown University

- L’Esprit nouveau (1920-1925): l’avant-garde en quête d’une poésie sans mots.
Roxana Vicovanu, Johns Hopkins University

Italian Studies

Fulton Hall 220

Il clima letterario italiano: la ricezione "misteriosa" nei casi di Camilleri e Flaiano
Chair: William Schenck, Boston College

- Contempt and Popularity: Commissario Montalbano faces Andrea Camilleri’s critics
Elgin K. Eckert, Harvard University

- Viaggio al termine di Tempo di Uccidere: Ipotesi su un Flaiano post-moderno
Fabio Benincasa, Indiana University

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 135

Identificándose
Chair: Tania Santander-Atauchi, Boston College

- Las Casas y el pensamiento criollo en el Ecuador
Esteban Ponce, University of Maryland

- El personaje judío en el teatro argentino.
Débora Sipin, Florida State University

- Madre, pan, Cristo, poeta: Transustanciación en la poesía mistraliana.
Alexandria Burk, Boston College

- La esperanza de Pandora
Natalia Verjat, Boston College