Thirteenth Annual Graduate Conference on Romance Studies

PRESENCE AND ABSENCE
IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

 

Friday, April 1, 2005

4:30

Registration

Fulton Hall 415
5:00 - 6:15
Introduction
Curtis Cordell, Editor, Romance Review

Opening Performance
The Institute for Infinitely Small Things

Fulton Hall 415
6:15 - 7:00

Reception

Fulton Hall 513
7:00 - 7:30
Play
Words of Words by Anna Cafaro
Fulton Hall 511

Saturday, April 2, 2005

9:00 - 9:30 Breakfast (Fulton Hall 135)

9:30 - 11:15 First Session

French Studies

Fulton Hall 115

Présence et absence dans l'écriture
Moderator: Martin Dumont, Ecole Normale Supérieure

- Absence de mémoire et présence de l’oubli dans Les essais de Montaigne.
Valérie Dionne, Princeton University

- The Doubling of Absence in Perec.
Glenn Jellenick, University of Colorado, Boulder


- Écrire à deux mains: le sujet de l’écriture dans L’espace littéraire de Maurice Blanchot.
Kathryn Chenoweth, Brown University

Italian Studies

Fulton Hall 250

Verismo: La rappresentazione della realtà?
Moderator: Elizabeth Lafranco, Boston College

- Il fatalismo di Verga nei Malavoglia
Elizabeth Lafranco, Boston College

- Luigi Capuana, Giacinta: Analisi psicologica della relazione tra madre e figlia
Ardiana Findiku, Boston College

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 135

Celebrando los quinientos años de El Quijote.
Moderator: Alberto Villate-Isaza, Boston College

- If Only the Texts Became Flesh and Dwelled among Us:
Unamuno’s Utopian Reading of Don Quixote.
Diana Roxana Clintoc, Johns Hopkins University

- La transformación de las fuentes musicales en los textos cervantinos: Don Quijote y su música callada.
Juan José Pastor Comín, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

11:30 - 1:00 Second Session

French Studies

Fulton Hall 115

Apparitions et disparitions identitaires
Moderator: Thierry Gustave, Boston College

- Présence et effacement de soi. La poétique du fragment dans les carnets de Philippe Jaccottet.
Valérie Zuchuat, Johns Hopkins University

- Existential Itineraries: Tracking the Presence of Richard Wright and Jean-Paul Sartre in Présence Africaine’s Early Issues.
Meadow Dibble-Dieng, Brown University

- Triple presence in Marguerite Duras's L'Amant.
Cathy Jellenik, University of Colorado, Boulder

- Between "Presence" and "Absence:" Frames of Identity in Louis Feuillade’s Les Vampires.
Laura Spear, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Italian Studies

Fulton Hall 250

La presenza testimoniale e la scrittura femminile
Moderator: Anna Cafaro, Boston College

- La Storia Attraverso il Velo: Le Cortigiane Veneziane nel Sedicesimo Secolo.
Lori-Ann Perretta, Boston College

- Occhio della cinepresa nella realtà napoletana del tardo ‘800
ovvero
Matilde Serao come testimone della realtà femminile del suo tempo.
Erika Paoletti, Boston College

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 135

Posiciones ante la historia (escrita): La conquista de México
Moderator: Luisa Briones, Boston College

- Arquitectura e imagen del nosotros en la Historia verdadera de la conquista de la nueva españa de Bernal Diaz del Castillo.
Fernando Balbachan, Purdue University

- La (in)comunicación en la Historia verdadera de Bernal Díaz de Castillo: cuestiones de entendimiento, poder y manipulación.
Sarah Link, Boston College

- La reescritura y reinterpretación Literaria de la Masacre de Cholula en El Corazón de Piedra Verde, de Salvador de Madariaga.
Helena Alfonso, Boston College

1:15 - 2:15 Lunch (Vouté Hall - Lounge)

2:30 - 4:15 Third Session

French Studies

Fulton Hall 115

Ruptures temporelles et langagières
Moderator: Leanna Bridge Rezvani, Boston College

- The Imagined Present: Literary Manipulations of Time in Sévigné’s Lettres.
Ben Huberman, University of Pennsylvania

- Figuring Absence in Proust’s Albertine disparue: Grandmother, Mother, and Beloved.
Alina Opreanu, Harvard University

- Absence d'aveu dans Alexis de Marguerite Yourcenar.
Hanan Elsayed, Rutgers University

- The Sight and Site of Ruin: A Reading of Marguerite Duras’s Les Yeux Bleus Cheveux Noirs.
Esther Marion, Princeton University

Italian Studies

Fulton Hall 250

Nor do Iron Bars a Prison Make: Alessandro Blasetti ed il Superamento dei Cliché
Moderator: Paola DeSanto, Boston College

- Blasetti e l'evoluzione dell'immaginario risorgimentale
Andrea Sallese, University of Connecticut

- Blasetti ed il fantastico: La Corona di ferro
Fulvio Orsitto, University of Connecticut

- L’onirico blasettiano: il caso di Quattro passi tra le nuvole
Felice Italo Beneduce, University of Connecticut

Spanish Studies

Fulton Hall 135

Procurando describir espacios de definición
Moderator: Helena Alfonso, Boston College

- Circumscribing Authority: Castellanos’ Personal Essays.
Ali Burk, Boston College

- El laberinto de Artemio Cruz.
Natalia Verjat, Boston College

- Arturo Cova: Pensar en su fracaso y preguntarse por qué no fue lo que pudo haber sido.
Alberto Villate-Isaza, Boston College

4:30 - 5:30 Fourth Session

French Studies

Fulton Hall 115

Dualité picturale et écriture
Moderator: Amber Hall, Boston College

- Quelle oeuvre ? – le roman du peintre chez Zola.
Nicolas Valazza, Johns Hopkins University

- L'art de l'absence: le rôle des peintures évanescentes dans le discours romanesque d'Emile Zola.
Kristin Cook-Gailloud, Johns Hopkins University

Italian Studies

Fulton Hall 250

Moralità scritta e l'artificio del linguaggio
Moderator: Erika Paoletti, Boston College

Il gioco della parola trasformativa: l’amicizia fra Saladino e Melchisedech (Decameron I.3).
David Sulewski, Boston College

Il moralismo di Machiavelli
Isaia Giannetti, Boston College