Identity and Otherness in the Romance Literatures

March 12 - 13, 1999
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
 
 
Conference Program
Friday, March 12
 
2:45 Registration   Devlin Hall 101
3:00 Welcome and Preliminary remarks Elena IVANOVA, Editor, Romance Review 
 
Devlin Hall 101
3:15 - 5:00 Keynote Address  

Professor Jan ZIOLKOWSKI, Harvard University 

"Medieval Folktales: Their Tellers and Their Writers" 
 

Devlin Hall 101
5:00 - 5:30 Reception   Devlin Hall 
5:30 - 7:00 Exhibition Visit
 
Saints and Sinners: Caravaggio and the Baroque Image

Paintings of Baroque Italian artists including the recently discovered "The Taking of Christ" by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio 
 

McMullen Museum of Art 
Devlin Hall 
 

Saturday, March 13

 
8:30 - 9:00 - Coffee and muffins, Foyer, Fulton Hall
 

Session 1
9:00 - 10:30

 
French Studies 

Fulton Hal 230

 
 
Is the Other Elsewhere?
 
Chair: Anissa OUHIBI (Boston College)

Yaw OTENG (University of Cincinnati) 
"La culture comme une dialectique d'identités dans La mère du printemps de Driss Chraïbi" 

Jimia BOUTOUBA (University of Southern California) 
"L'écriture cannibale" 
 

Hispanic Studies 

Fulton Hall 235

 
 
Medieval, Reconquest and 18th Century Spanish Discourse: Law, Gender and Politics
 
Chair: José A. RAMOS (Boston College)
 

Cristina SCHULZE (Boston College) 
"La convivencia de sistemas jurídicos en las Cantigas de Santa María, de Alfonso X" 

Michelle M. HAMILTON (University of California, Berkeley) 
"Moorish Women and Sexual Conquest:  The Role of the Mora in the Rhetoric of the Iberian Reconquest" 

José E. SANTOS (Brown University) 
"Otredad y fundamentación nacional.  La inversión sígnica en Antonio de Capmany" 
 

Italian Studies 

Fulton Hall 240

 
 
Boccaccio and Gender Identity 
 
Chair: María Luisa GOMEZ (Boston College)

Emilio MAZZOLA (Boston College) 
"Il Matrimonio tra la II-9 e la X-9 del Decameron

Erin HALM (University of Pennsylvania) 
"Moral and Artistic Perspectives: Il Corbaccio, Elegia di madonna Fiammettaand the Decameron.Searching for truth in Boccaccio's Relationship with Women" 
 

 
 
 
 

Plenary Session
10:45 - 12:45

 
Fulton Hall 230
 
 Rountable discussion
Performance and Identity
 
Chair and Moderator: Anne CANTU (Boston College)

Cynthia PERSINGER (University of Pittsburg) 
"The Jongleur Revealed" 

Liora MORIEL (University of Maryland) 
"The Internationalization of Romance: Dana International as the Fabulous Other" 

Emilio LOCILENTO (Boston College) 
"The Theatre of Luigi Pirandello: the Conflict Between the Dramatist's Art and 
the Identity of the Actor" 
 

 

 
 

Lunch  12:45 - 2:00  Potluck at  Maison Française/Casa Hispánica, Gabelli Hall (80 Comm. Ave.) Main Lounge, 2nd floor
 

Session 2
2:00 - 3:30

 
French Studies 

Fulton Hall 230

 
 
Identification Marks
 
Chair: Lisa LOBERG (Boston College)

Laryssa SMIRNOVA (Boston College) 
"La poésie de l'impossible" 

Irene PERCIALI (University of California at Berkeley) 
"Distance and Self-Consciousness in Samuel Beckett's Prose Works" 
 
 

Hispanic Studies 

Fulton Hall 235

 
Contemporary Discourse:  Politics and Poetry in Latin America and Spain
 
Chair: Eduardo ESCALLON (Boston College)
 

H. Rosi SONG (Brown University) 
"La mirada social y el testimonio de la formación de una nueva identidad española" 

Monique RODRIGUES BALBUENA (University of California, Berkeley) 
"When the Eye Meets the World - On Two Poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade" 

Paloma MARTINEZ-CRUZ (Columbia University) 
"La frontera en el cielo: La revolución cubana en la escritura de Cintio Vitier" 
 

Italian Studies 

Fulton Hall 240

 
 
Text, Voice and Author: Identity of Discourse
 
Chair: Elena IVANOVA (Boston College)
 

Cristiana FORDYCE (Boston College) 
"Old value and new price: performance and audience in Raimbaut d'Orange" 

Maria Rosa TRUGLIO (Yale University) 
"Giovanni Pascoli's Ventriloquized Female Voices" 
 

 
 

Session 3
3:45 - 5:15

 
French Studies 
 

Fulton Hall 230

 
 
In Search of Identity
 
Chair: Julia NASRANI (Boston College)
 

Leanna BRIDGE (Boston College) 
"La prière comme reflet de l'identité dans La Chartreuse de Parme et Madame Bovary

Aleksandra STASIC (Université de Lille) 
"Le personnage oublié des Liaisons dangereuses. Redacteur/Editeur ou les Intrusions de l'auteur dans les Liaisons dangereuses" 
 

Hispanic Studies 

Fulton Hall 235

 
 
Feminine Discourse: Multiple roles and identities
 
Chair: Cristina SCHULZE (Boston College)
 

Ana BENITO (Indiana University) 
"Santa Teresa: Cuatro extrañas en una. Un caso de alteridad asimilada" 

Karen THOMAS (Boston College) 
"Forming an Identity, Forging a Destiny:  The Female Protagonists of Allende's Cuentos de Eva Luna

Terry Ann M. KUPIN (Boston College) 
"Through the Eyes of Three Halves, vemos la totalidad: the absent 
concept of 'bi-culturalism'" 
 

Italian Studies 

Fulton Hall 240

 
 
 
Identity versus Otherness in Elsa Morante's La Storia
 
Chair: Rita PICCOLO (Boston College)
 

Katja LIIMATTA (University of Pennsylvania) 
"Questions of Identity in Elsa Morante's History" 

Elana COMMISSO (University of Toronto) 
"Recuperating the distance from the margins to the centre. Elsa Morante's La Storia: The stories that build History" 
 

 
 
 
 
 
6:00 - Banquet Dinner
 
Mediterranean Tapas Restaurant & Bar
 
1610 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, Tel: (617) 730- 8002, By T on the B line, Washington Street stop
 
 
 


 

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