Graduate Student Conference

Fri, Oct 20, 2017 (All day)

Friday, October 20, 2017, 9:00AM | Aaron Burr 219

The Department of French and Italian presents a Graduate Student Conference October 20, 2017.  Keynote address by Professor Renée Larrier, Rutgers University.

This event is generously co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature, the Fund for Francophone Studies, the Humanities Council, and the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society

Conference Program:
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Conference Schedule


9:00 am - 9:30 am:
    Welcome Breakfast


9:30 am – 11:15 am:
    Masters of the House: Questions of Authority à domicile

Melissa Verhey, chair

Annalisa Lombardi, Université de Rome La Sapienza; Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris
"Domestiquer dans le discours : Ida ou le délire de Hélène Bessette"

Iliana Kizilos, École normale supérieure, Paris
"Violence domestique et, violence sociale.  L’Enfant de Jules Vallès"

Tina B. Hosseini, York University, Toronto
"La transgression de la domesticité:
ivresse dionysiaque et extase libératrice chez les personnages féminins de Marguerite Duras"


11:15 am – 12:15 pm:
    Lunch


12:30 pm – 2:15 pm:
    Uprooting the (Language) Family Tree: Linguistic Alterity and Hierarchy

Hartley Miller-Ordorica, chair

Valentine Lise Meydit-Giannoni, Université Paris IV Sorbonne
“'Language is hospitable': Edmond Jabès and the promised land of the French-speaking writer"

Giancarlo Tursi, New York University
"Palimpsestic Translations: Creole and Argot in Hugo's
Bug-Jargal and Le Dernier Jourd'un Condamné"

Maru Pabón, Yale University
"Madness, Chanson, and the Suppressed Mother Tongue:
The Appropriations of Louisiana Creole in Alfred Mercier’s L’Habitation Saint-Ybars and Kate Chopin’s 'La Belle Zoraïde


2:15 pm – 2:30 pm: 
    Break


2:30 pm – 4:15 pm:
    Mapping Body and Soul: The Home(land) as Physical and Psychological Space

Liliane Ehrhart, chair

Emma Burston, Rutgers University
"Underneath the sheets, tales of a Balzacian boudoir"

Clarisse Barbier, University of Kansas
"« Unemaison abandonnée, c'est comme une histoire inachevée » ;
Espace, corps et récitdans La Nuit sacrée"

Sylvia Grove, University of Pittsburgh
"Eating (Out)ward: Challenging Postcolonial French Identities
and Domestic Space in Léonora Miano’s Soulfood équatoriale"


4:15 pm – 4:30 pm: 
    Break


4:30 pm – 5:30 pm:
    Keynote Address

Prof. Renée Larrier, Rutgers University
"The Domestic in a Globalized Frame: Dislocation, Appropriation, Representation"


5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: 
    Reception

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Location: 
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