Conference Program

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 1998
 
 3:00 - Registration    Devlin Hall 101
 3:15 - Welcome and Preliminary remarks  Nathalie DROUGLAZET, Editor, Romance Review  Devlin Hall 101
 3:30 - 5:00 - Keynote Address  
Professor Ranjana KHANNA, University of Washington 
"Mourning Nationalism in Les Femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement (Women of Algiers in their Apartment): Delacroix, Picasso, Djebar & the Politics of Citation" 
 Devlin Hall 101
 5:00 - 5:30 - Reception    Devlin Hall 
  5:30 - 7:00 - Visionary States  Exhibition of surrealist prints from the Gilbert Kaplan collection (a docent will accompany us)  McMullen Museum of Art, Devlin Hall
 7:00 - 9:00 - Potluck dinner at the 

Maison Française/Casa Hispánica

 
Gabelli Hall 
80 Comm. Ave. 
Main Lounge, 2nd floor 
 

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 1998
 
 8:30 - 9:00 - Coffee and muffins    Foyer, Fulton Hall
 9:00 - 10:30 - First session
French Studies 
Gender Transformed & Performed 
Chair: Katalin KABAT, Boston College 
 
Pamela HOFFER, Boston College 
"Delacroix, Picasso & Djebar: Les Femmes d'Alger" 
 
Jennifer FRENCH, Rutgers University 
"Créolité/Criollismo Tropical Romance & the Critique of Imperialism in Three Feminist Novels: George Sand, Indiana (1832); Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, Sab (1840); Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (1847)" 
 
Thomas J.D. ARMBRECHT, Brown University 
"Talking Themselves Out of It: Language & the Body in Les Bonnes& Mémoires d'Hadrien" 
 Fulton Hall 230
 9:00 - 10:30 - First session  
  Hispanic Studies 
Lo grotesco, la violencia, y el placer - 
Mensajes inversos 
Chair: Sarli E. MERCADO, Boston College 
 
José A. RAMOS, Boston College 
"Psicoteatro: La formación del torturador en El señor Galíndez de Eduardo Pavlovsky" 
 
Harry J. BROWN, Lehigh University 
"Survival & Symbiosis in the Drama of Fornes" 
 
Olmanda BROWN, Boston College 
"El principio del displacer" 
 Fulton Hall 235
 9:00 - 10:30 - First session  
Italian Studies 
Chi vince nel gioco tra i testi? 
Chair: Elena IVANOVA, Boston College 
 
Gregory M. PELL, Rutgers University 
"Comparing Borges' Ajedrez to Montale's Nuove stanze " 
 
Alessandra CORIGLIANO, Boston College 
"Cinema e letteratura: un'analisi comparata. Il Decameron, fedeltà e infedeltà interpretative di Pasolini" 
 Fulton Hall 240
 10:45 -12:45 - Plenary Session  
Roundtable discussion: 
Transformations & Re-presentations 
in Theater 
Chair & Moderator: Dennis GILBERT, Boston College (French) 
 
Lisabeth C. BUCHELT, Boston College (French) 
"Transformation of Liminality into Power in the Jeu de saint Nicolas: The role of Aubéron" 
 
Denise O'MALLEY, Boston College (French) 
"Plotting Virtue & Virtual Plots in Denis Diderot's Le Fils Naturel" 
 
Ombretta FRAU, Boston College (Italian) 
"A Key character in Giraud's Theater: Don Desiderio" 
 
Carolina SHERMAN, Boston College (Spanish) 
"Putting Words in Her Mouth: Malinche's Dramatic Transformations" 
 Fulton Hall 230
 12:45 - 2:00 - Lunch  (brown bag or on your own)  
 2:00 - 3:30 - Second session  
French Studies 
Identity, Physical Reality: Irreality & Dreams 
Chair: Thomas MA, Boston College 
 
Timothy J. MARKEY, Harvard University 
"Callimachus & Propertius Au double mont des filles de Mémoires: An Elegiac Convention Transformed in Pontus de Tyard's sonet au lecteur,"in Continuations des Amours (1551)" 
 
Paul E. WILKINSON, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
"The Aesthetics of Flowers & the Representation of the Self in Huysmans' A Rebours" 
 
Névine DEMIAN, Columbus University 
"La difficulté d'être et la recherche du 'Moi' dans les voyages fantasmagoriques sous l'effet des drogues dans l'oeuvre de Michaux" 
 Fulton Hall 230
 2:00 - 3:30 - Second session  
Hispanic Studies 
Afirmaciones de la voz femenina 
Chair: Kate RISSE, Boston College 
 
Sarli E. MERCADO, Boston College 
"Los discursos ideológicos en Hasta no verte Jesús mío " 
 
Ida BØNLØKKE, Boston College 
"El desplazamiento de espacios y la afeminacíon de Don Juan en Valor, agravio, y mujer, de Ana Caro" 
 
Edgar MEJIA, Boston College 
"Un diálogo barroco:Este que vez engaño gongorino " 
 Fulton Hall 235
 2:00 - 3:30 - Second session  
Italian Studies 
Attraversando i limiti del testo tra palazzo e labirinto 
Chair: Elena Ivanova, Boston College 
 
Petra WIRTH, Boston College 
"La figura femminile- segno ideale nel mondo illusorio del Cortegiano
 
Emilio LOCILENTO, Boston College 
"Molteplicità e labirinti nelle opere di Italo Calvino" 
 Fulton Hall 240
 3:30 - 3:45 - Coffee Break     Foyer, Fulton Hall
 3:45 - 5:15 - Third session
Hispanic Studies 
Imágenes: Explorando la identitad cultural, femenina, y de compromiso social 
Chair: José A. RAMOS, Boston College 
 
Mileta M. ROE, Brandeis University 
"Popol Vuh: Translating Myth & Image" 
 
Sarli E. MERCADO, Boston College 
"La afirmacíon del yo en Primero sueño, de Sor Juana" 
 
Anne L. CANTU, Boston College 
"Ortega y Gasset y Rodó: Dos respuestas a la nueva realidad Hispana" 
 Fulton Hall 235
3:45 - 5:15 - Third session
French Studies 
Roundtable Discussion: Postcolonial Issues & Debates 
 
Chair & Moderator: Professor Ourida MOSTEFAI, 
Boston College 
Participants: 
Professor Samba DIOP, Harvard University 
Denise O'MALLEY, Boston College 
Sarah KLEIN, Brandeis University 
Nathalie DROUGLAZET, Boston College 
  Fulton Hall 230
3:45 - 5:15 - Third session
 Italian Studies 
Roundtable Discussion: La "stanza della memoria" e l'officina delle storie 
 
Chair & Moderator: Cristiana FORDYCE, Boston College 
 
Participants: 
Alessandra CORIGLIANO, Boston College 
María Luisa GOMEZ, Boston College 
Ombretta FRAU, Boston College 
Elena IVANOVA, Boston College
  Fulton Hall 240
 5:30- 5:45- Closing Remarks
Professor Kevin NEWMARK, Chair, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, Boston College
  Fulton Hall 230
   6:00 - Banquet Dinner
 TASCA Restaurant 
Mediterranean Tapas Restaurant & Bar
1610 Commonwealth Avenue Brighton 
Tel: (617) 730- 8002 
By T on the B line, 
Washington Street stop
 
 
  
The graduate students of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures would like to thank the following people and organizations for their support: 
 
Fr. William B. Neenan, S.J., 
Academic Vice-President and Dean of Faculties 
 
Dean Patricia DeLeeuw 
and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 
 
The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures 
especially 
Professor Kevin Newmark, Chair 
Professor Laurie Shepard, Director of Graduate Studies 
Professor Ourida Mostefai, 
Ms. Joanna Doyle & Ms. Suzanne Kleiner 
 
The staff of the McMullen Museum of Art 
especially Ms. Helen S. Swartz 
 
Ombretta Frau, creator of our Website 


 

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