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Program

Details are subject to change. Consult the conference web-site regularly for updated information http://www.fsu.edu/~icffs/.
Except where stated, all sessions take place in the Doubletree Hotel.

THURSDAY, APRIL 1

10:00 am- 5:00 pm - Registration

10:30 am - 12:00 noon - Panels

Panel 1A - Adams Park, Doubletree Hotel

Cinémas Sans Frontières
Chair: Annie D. Trégouët (University of Florida)

  • Véronique Flambard Weisbart (Loyola Marymount University) - Cinéma transnational français: Les films de Christophe Gans
  • Lenuta Giukin (SUNY Oswego) - The Dilemma of Cultural Encounters: Representations of Gypsies in French Television and Cinema
  • Laurence Huughe (Mount Holyoke College) - Asterix et Obelix Mission Cléopâtre d’Alain Chabat: Multiculturalisme à la française
Panel 1B - Salon A, Doubletree Hotel
Morocco
Chair: Doris Gray (Florida State University)
  • Samira Hassa (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) - De l’Avenue de France au Boulevard Hassan II: 50 ans de transformation dans les dénominations de l’espace urbain de Fes (Maroc)
  • Victoria B. Korzeniowska (University of Surrey, UK) Space, Performativity and Identification in French language women’s magazines in Morocco
Panel 1C - Salon B, Doubletree Hotel
Corps enlacés: le couple tourmenté France-Algérie
Chair Organizer: Valérie Loichot (Emory University)
  • Valérie Loichot (Emory University) Portrait de Pépé en odalisque: l’Orientalisation de la France dans Pépé le Moko
  • Nabil Boudraa (Oregon State University) Violence, métissage et partage dans Nedjma de Kateb Yacine
  • Stéphanie Boulard (Emory University) Hélène Cixous: la porte ou les stigmates d’une perte
Panel 1D - Florida Room Center (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Private/Public Differences
Chair: Lori J. Walters (Florida State University)  
  • Regina Bartolone (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) - Spheres of Pain: Private Pain in to Public Art in the Works of Marguerite Duras and Frida Kahlo
  • Alex Hughes (University of Birmingham, UK) - Beijing Bodies
  • Stéphane Spoiden (University of Michigan-Dearborn) - Clivage
Panel 1E - Florida Room East (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Gender/Genre Difference and the Love Story
Chair and Organizer:  Diana Holmes (University of Leeds, UK)
  • Diana Holmes (University of Leeds, UK) - Best-sellers and Literary Hits: Contemporary Romance in France
  • Gill Rye (University of London, UK) - L’histoire d’amour chez Christine Angot: Romance or Betrayal
  • Elizabeth Fallaize (University of Oxford, UK) - Short Stories and the Romance Narrative
Panel 1F - Florida Room West (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Asia
Chair: Samuel Jamier (Cultural Services of the French Embassy)
  • Sylvie E. Blum-Reid (University of Florida) - Khmer Memories or filming from the Franco-Cambodian Diaspora Perspective
  • Dauda Yillah (University of Oxford, UK)Silencing Diversity In Pursuit of A Supposed Totality: The Aporias of Duras’s Universalizing Gaze
  • Samuel Jamier (Cultural Services of the French Embassy) - Médiations surréalstes dans le cinéma coréen contemporain
12:00 noon-1:30 pm – Lunch Break

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Panels

Panel 2A - Salon A, Doubletree Hotel

Entre Chair et Chimère: Le Corps Contemporain au Croisement des Sciences et de la Littérature
Chairs and Organizers: Christine Détrez (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France) and Anne Simon (CNRS, France)

  • Christine Détrez (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France) - La construction sociale du corps féminin dans le roman contemporain
  • Bénédicte Gorrillot (Université de Valenciennes, France) - Le corps éclaté de la poésie moderne à l’épreuve du travail de la cohérence
  • John Lambeth (Washington and Lee University) - Marasmes: Figurations du corps féminin dans Splendid Hôtel de Marie Redonnet
  • Anne Simon (CNRS, France) - L'organique dans le roman féminin contemporain
Panel 2B - Adams Park, Doubletree Hotel
September 11
Chair: Steve Puig (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Kevin Elstob (California State University) - September 11th, 2001- France/USA: Recent works by Michel Vinaver and Damien Perez and Frédéric Vignale
  • Paul Kelley (Midlands Technical College)9/11 and the French Contemporary Novel: Beigbeder’s Windows on the World, Goupil’s Le jour de mon retour sur terre, and Lang’s 11 septembre mon amour
  • François Lagarde (University of Texas)Penser au 11 Septembre, Penser à Soi
Panel 2C - Leon Room (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Cinéma post-colonial: du hijab à l'écran
Chair: Martine Guyot-Bender (Hamilton College)
Organizer: Florence Martin (Goucher College)
  • Florence Martin (Goucher College)Satin Rouge de Raja Amari: les dessous de la toile
  • Maryse Fauvel (College of William and Mary) Inch’Allah Dimanche de Yamina Benguigui: portrait de femme sans voile
Panel 2D - Salon B, Doubletree Hotel
The French Atlantic (I)
Chair: Darrin McMahon (Florida State University)
  • Bill Marshall (Glasgow University, UK) - The French Atlantic
  • Charles Stivale (Wayne State University) - Hot Fusion in the Summertime: Zydeco Will Never Die
  • Jarrod Hayes (University of Michigan) - Eatin’ Tail, Suckin’ Head: Queer Talk about Food in French America
Panel 2E - Florida Room East (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Theorizing Postcolonialism
Chair: Martine Antle (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) 
  • David Murphy (University of Stirling, UK) - Is there a Francophone Postcolonial Theory?
  • Gerald Prince (University of Pennsylvania) - On a Postcolonial Narratology
  • Jane Hiddleston (University of Warwick, UK) - Specific Difference and Singular Diversity in the Work of Assia Djebar
Panel 2F - Florida Room West (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Differences in the Regions: Language, Literature, Identity, Recognition
Chair Organizer: William Calin (University of Florida)
  • Matthew Lazen (Harvard University) - Regional Cultures and the Politics of Recognition
  • Stanley F. Levine (University of South Carolina at Aiken)Imagined Communities: The Representation of ‘Occitanophonia’ in Occitan Prose Fiction
  • Danièle Buchler (University of Florida) Le Cercle dystopique dans L’Icòna dins l’iscla, roman occitan de Robert Lafont
3:00 pm-3:30 pm – Coffee

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Panels

Panel 3A - Room Name (Leon Room, 2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel

Les nouveaux westerns: Post(colonial) Reinventions and Borrowings
Chairs and Organizers: Peter J. Bloom (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Sylvie Durmelat (Georgetown University)

  • Peter J. Bloom (University of California, Santa Barbara) - Ousmane Sow’s Battle of Little Bighorn: Cinematic Sculpture and Transformations of the Battle Scene
  • Mark McKinney (Miami University, Ohio) - The Maghrebi Western in Comics and Graphic Novels
  • Philip Watts (University of Pittsburgh) - France’s Far West, 1950-1970
Panel 3B - Florida Room East (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
La laideur dans tous ses états
Chair Organizer: Martine Guyot-Bender (Hamilton College)
  • Catherine Poisson (Wesleyan University) - Du visage au monument
  • Véronique Maisier (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)Visions, cauchemardesques dans Mangeclous d’Albert Cohen
  • Martine Guyot-Bender (Hamilton College) Délectation envers les moches et les méchants chez Amélie Nothomb
  • Frédérique Chevillot (University of Denver)Gargouilles, sorcières et autres lilliputiennes dans l’œuvre de Béatrix Beck
Panel 3C - Florida Room West (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Governing Regional Diversity
Chair: Michael Creswell (Florida State University)
  • Alistair Cole (Cardiff University, UK)Decentralisation in France: Back to Grass Roots or Steering at a Distance
  • Anne Judge (University of Surrey, UK) Linguistic Legislation & Governmental Intervention since the Signing of the Charter
  • Michael Leruth (The College of William and Mary) The Republican Faith in Pieces
Panel 3D - Florida Room Center (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Cosmopolitisme et Universalisme Chez Marguerite Yourcenar
Chair and Organizer: Anne Berthelot (University of Connecticut)
  • Alain Lescart (University Of Connecticut) - Le Cosmopolitisme errant oriental de Marguerite Yourcenar dans le conte Wang-Fu fut sauvé: Une spirale imaginaire de sublimation de l’oppression
  • Margaret Colvin (University of Connecticut) - Yourcenar’s Protagonists and the Entre-Deux
  • Anne Berthelot (University of Connecticut) - Le Leurre cosmopolite dans Souvenirs Pieux et Le Tour de la Prison
Panel 3F - Adams Park, Doubletree Hotel
Secrets et révélations: la sexualité dans les écrits contemporains
Chairs and Organizers: Frédérique Arroyas (University of Guelph, Canada) and Dawn Cornelio (University of Guelph, Canada)
  • Frédérique Arroyas (University of Guelph, Canada) - La lecture dans tous ses états: réactions médiatiques à la littérature érotique nouvelle vague
  • Dawn Cornelio (University of Guelph, Canada)Le je(u) des perspectives: l’art de la séduction chez Camille Laurens
  • Peter Consenstein (Borough of Manhattan Community College) Perec et Garrétta: Tu m’es qui je suis
5:00 pm-5:25 pm – Complimentary bus shuttle to the Florida State University Campus

5:30 pm - 6:35 pm - Plenary Session

5:30 pm-5:35 pm – Welcoming Address :
Dean Donald J. Foss, College of Arts &Sciences, Florida State University

Plenary Session
Location: Werkmeister Reading Room, Dodd Hall
Chair:
Alec G Hargreaves (Florida State University)
La Différence en France:
Réalités sociales et culturelles, débats d'idées et politiques publiques.
Trois cas distincts.
Speaker: Michel Wieviorka (CADIS, Paris)

6:35 pm-7:00 pm – Complimentary bus shuttle to Doubletree Hotel
7:00 pm-8:00 pm – Cash Bar, Doubletree Hotel

FRIDAY, APRIL 2

8:00 am- 5:00 pm - Registration

8:30 am - 10:00 am - Panels

Panel 4A - Salon A, Doubletree Hotel

Envisioning Difference
Chair: Lucy McNeece (University of Connecticut)

  • Sam DiIorio (Hunter College) - Introduction to the Art of Combat: Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, and Présence Africaine
  • Jane Kuntz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) - The Call of the Wild: Dance in Two “Tunisian” Films
  • Lucy McNeece (University of Connecticut) - Culture écrite en trompe l’oeil: Une lecture idéographique du cinéma arabe
Panel 4B - Adams Park, Doubletree Hotel
Amélie pas jolie? Constructions/Deconstructions of French Identities
Chair and Organizer: Alain Gabon (Virginia Wesleyan College)
  • Marie-Pierre Caquot Baggett (South Dakota State University) - Amélie, vraiment ‘pas jolie’?: Globalization Anxiety in Jeunet’s Amélie
  • Sylvie Waskiewicz (New York University)Ça c’est Paris? Identity and Community in Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain and Chacun cherche son chat.
  • Helga Druxes (Williams College) A Nation of Bricoleurs in Amélie and Les Triplettes de Belleville
Panel 4C - Salon B, Doubletree Hotel
The Mise en scène of Art and Artist in Twentieth-Century France
Chair Organizer: Priya Wadhera (Columbia University)
  • Jorge Calderon (McGill University)Aléas de l’art : “Jonas ou l’artiste au travail” d’Albert Camus
  • Priya Wadhera (Columbia University) A prescient reflection: protagonist as narrator in the oeuvre of Georges Perec
  • Cybelle McFadden Wilkens (Duke University) Filmmaking, Gleaning, and Painting: Agnès Varda’s meditation on art
Panel 4D - Florida Room West (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Writing Difference
Chair:  William J. Cloonan (Florida State University)
  • Jordan Stump (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)- The Marginal Manuscript
Panel 4E - Florida Room East (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
The Maghreb and its Diaspora
Chair: Zeina Schlenhoff (Florida State University)
  • Monique Rodrigues Balbuena (Harvard University) - The Harp, the Lyre, in Major and Minor Chords: Francophonie Revisited in a Reading of Sadia Lévy
  • Giulia Fabbiano (Università degli studi di Siena Italy) - L’ethnicité anormale des enfants de harkis
  • Michael Willis (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco) - Political Dimensions of Berber (Amazigh) Identity in North Africa: The Persistence of French and Francophone Influences?
Panel 4F - Leon Room (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Verbalizing Difference
Chair: Esa Christine Hartmann (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
  • Grace An (Cornell University) - A Barbarian to His Book: Michaux’s Vision for a Technology of Encounter
  • Lionel Cuillé (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Lyon, France)Le paradoxe Alain Finkielkraut ou: “comment peut-on être français”?
  • Christopher Johnson (University of Nottingham, UK)Before Babel: language and languages of Lévi-Strauss
10:00 am-10:30 am – Coffee

10:30 am - 12:00 noon - Panels

Panel 5A - Adams Park, Doubletree Hotel

Film through the Lens of Difference: Chris Marker and Alain Resnais
Chair and Organizer: Sarah Cooper (University of Cambridge, UK)

  • Sarah Cooper (University of Cambridge, UK) - Chris Marker’s Images of Difference
  • Emily Tomlinson (University of London, UK) - Mourning the Other, Mourning the Self: Difference and Derangement in the Work of Chris Marker and Alain Resnais
  • Emma Wilson (University of Cambridge, UK) - Oblivion, Difference and the Modern City: Hiroshima mon amour
Panel 5B - Salon A, Doubletree Hotel
Diasporas
Chair: Steve Ungar (University of Iowa)
  • David Caron (University of Michigan) - How I Remember What I have Never Known: Diaspora and the Formation of Communities
  • Corinne D. Mann-Morlet (Pennsylvania State University)The Interior Diaspora in Hélène Cixous’s Le jour où je n’étais pas là
  • Steve Ungar (University of Iowa)Walking in Another’s Footsteps: Tracking Modiano’s Dora & Sebald’s Austerlitz
Panel 5C - Salon B, Doubletree Hotel
(Un-)Veiling Difference
Chair: Sahar Amer (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Nicholas Harrison (University College London, UK)The Literary Veil
  • Nacira Guénif-Souilamas (Université Paris 13, France) Le masque vertueux de l’assignation à la difference dans la France post-coloniale et post-nationale
  • Dayna Oscherwitz (Southern Methodist Unversity) 100% Invisible: Islam, Integration and Cinema
Panel 5D - Florida Room East (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Theorizing Diversity
Chair: Ora Avni (Yale University)
  • Philippe Carrard (University of Vermont) - Diversity: The Historians’ Take
  • Martin Crowley (Queens College, UK) - Les Amitiés de Robert Antelme
  • Judith Still (University of Nottingham, UK) - The figure of l’hote
Panel 5E - Florida Room West (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Trans-Atlantic Crossings
Chair: James G. Mitchell (Florida State University) 
  • Jessica S. Miller (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) - Valeurs marchandes des anglicismes : images symboliques de modernité, de nouveauté et de désir
  • Laurence Porter (Michigan State University) - “Comment peut-on être Franglais?” L’homéopathie culturelle dans la presse populaire
  • Pierre Verdaguer (University of Maryland, College Park) - Francité hollywoodienne: représentations de la France et des Français dans le cinéma américain depuis les années 50
Panel 5F - Leon Room (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Les Pays des racines? Women Writers in/and Algeria
Chair and Organizer: Jeanne Garane (University of South Carolina)
  • Nancy Lane (University of South Carolina) - Phantasms and Politics: The Paradox of Algerian Women in Marie Cardinal’s Work
  • Dana Strand (Carleton College) - Hélène Cixous’s Malgériance
  • Margaret Wade Krausse (Linfield College) - L’Identité ‘bigarrée’ de Leïla Sebbar
  • Alison Rice (University of California, Los Angeles) - Time Lags and Name Tags: Women and Recall in Maissa Bey’s Cette fille-là.
12:00 noon-1:30 pm – Lunch Break

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Panels

Panel 6A - Florida Room East (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel

The Poetry of Anne Portugal
Chair and Organizer: John Stout (McMaster University, Canada)

  • Anne Portugal - Fantaxe et parataxe
  • Michael Sheringham (Royal Holloway College, London, UK) - Possible Worlds and Improbable Words in the Poetry of Anne Portugal
  • Anne Mairesse (University of San Francisco) – Définitif bob: poème d'architecture principale
  • John Stout (McMaster University, Canada) - Un féminisme ludique?: La poésie d’Anne Portugal et de Liliane Giraudon
Panel 6B - Salon B, Doubletree Hotel
Gendering Ethnic Difference
Chair: Marie-Pierre Le Hir (University of Arizona)
  • Mark Reid (University of Florida) - A Post/Negritude Kind of Thing: Black and Arab Women in French Urban Cinematic Space
  • Carrie Tarr (Kingston University, UK) - Family Differences: Beur and Maghrebi Families in French Cinema
Panel 6C - Leon Room (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
In Search of a Francophone Proust
Chair and Organizer: Jérôme J. Cornette (Reed College)
  • Jérôme J. Cornette (Reed College) - A la recherche du temps perdu comme “tout-monde”
  • Sam Bloom (University of Haifa, Israel) - Anatomy of the Proustian Lie: A Cross-cultural Autopsy
  • James Austin (Connecticut College) - Proust: Too French for the Screen?
Panel 6D - Adams Park, Doubletree Hotel
Photographing and Filming Difference
Chair: Adam Jolles (Florida State University)
  • Katharine Conley (Dartmouth College) - Angelic Head Photographs by Cahun, Ray, and Miller
  • Joseph McGongale (University of Manchester, UK) - Photographing the Other in Luc Delahaye’s L’Autre
  • Colin Davis (University of Warwick, UK) - Of Ghosts and Men: Second Chances and Alternative Worlds in Sartre and Zizek
Panel 6E - Florida Room West (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Le Roman aux frontières des genres, des arts et des cultures
Chair and Organizer: Jean-Louis Paurtot (Saint Louis University)
  • Carol Murphy (University of Florida)Tel père, telle fille? Filiations paternelles dans les romans de Marie Nimier
  • Bruno Thibault (University of Delaware)La France et l’Europe dans l’accélération de l’histoire: l’écriture polyphonique dans Passage de l’Est et dans Les Trois Minutes du diable de Danièle Sallenave
  • Nadia Saleh (Syracuse University)Culture mondialisée et lieux de renouvellements de l’activité littéraire contemporaine en France
  • Jean-Louis Pautrot (Saint Louis University)Pascal Quignard, le romanesque et la musique
Panel 6F - Salon A, Doubletree Hotel
Des Cultures maghrébines
Chair and Organizer: Lawrence R. Schehr (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Lawrence R. Schehr (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) – Albert Memmi’s Tricultural Tikkun: Renewal and Transformation through Writing
  • Hafid Gafaïti (Texas Tech University) – Problématiques interculturelles entre la France et le Maghreb
  • Robert Harvey (State University of New York-Stony Brook) – Liberté d’expression en Algérie: Hypothèse pour une “nouvelle” langue politique
3:00 pm-3:30 pm – Coffee

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Panels

Panel 7A - Leon Room (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel

Proust: Distinctions et Adaptations
Chair: Claudia Moscovici (University of Michigan)
Organizer: Pascal Ifri (Washington University)

  • William Carter (University of Alabama) - Homosexuality as a Social Leveling Force: the Servant Class and Class Distinctions in A la recherche du temps perdu and in Proust’s Life
  • André Benhaïm (Princeton University) - La Synagogue de Proust
  • Pascal Ifri (Washington University) - Proust au cinéma: le scénario de Pinter
  • Laurence Enjolras (College of the Holy Cross) - Trans-fiction; ou Marcel: la BD
Panel 7B - Salon B, Doubletree Hotel
Banlieues
Chair: Annie D. Trégouët (University of Florida)
  • Laurence Allard-Chanial (Université Lille 3, France) & Olivier Blondeau (CEVIPOF, IEP de Paris)- Express Yourself? Les pages perso à l’école des banlieues
  • Susan Ireland (Grinnell College) - Representations of the Banlieues in the Contemporary Marseillais Polar
  • Derek Schilling (Rutgers University) - Comment une cité de paroles et pourquoi: Hop là! Un deux trois de Gérard Gavarry
Panel 7C - Florida Room West (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
André Malraux ou la culture de la différence
Chair and Organizer: Michel Lantelme (University of Oklahoma)
  • John Romeiser (University of Tennessee) - The Unbearable Otherness of War
  • Karen Levy (University of Tennessee) - Malraux en Haïti
  • Michel Lantelme (University of Oklahoma) - D’une main l’autre
Panel 7D - Salon A, Doubletree Hotel
Sexual Difference
Chair: Susan McCready (University of South Alabama)  
  • Christine Cano (Case Western Reserve University) - Histoire d’O At Fifty
  • Armine Kotin Mortimer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) - Sex, Art, and Three Videotapes
  • Keith Reader (Glasgow University, UK)The Policing of Desire in the Gabrielle Russier Affair
Panel 7E - Florida Room East (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Linda Lê
Chair: Christian Reyns-Chikuma (Lafayette University)
  • Marie-Magdeleine Chirol (Whittier College) - Histoires de ruines: Calomnies de Linda Lê
  • Sabine Loucif (Hofstra University) - Linda Lê: la Tentation de l’universel
  • Jane Winston (Northwestern University) - “Sampling” in Les Trois Parques
Panel 7F - Adams Park, Doubletree Hotel
The France-USA Connection: From the Enlightenment to “Irak II”
Chair and Organizer: Roger Celestin (University of Connecticut)
  • Alice Kaplan (Duke University) - D-Day Turns Sixty: The View From France
  • Kristin Ross (New York University) - The French Declaration of Independence
  • Jean-Philippe Mathy (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) - God and my Country: l’Amérique, la France, les Lumières
Panel 7G - Florida Room Center (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Sub-Saharan Africa
Chair: Joseph Hellweg (Florida State University)
  • Rebecca Ruquist (Florida State University) - Race and Universalism in the 1930s: Michel Leiris’ L’Afrique fantôme and Léopold Sédar Senghor’s L’esthétique négro-africaine
  • Harry Gamble (College of Wooster) - "Envisioning the Future of French West Africa under the Popular Front: The
    Colonial Section of the 1937 Paris World's Fair"
  • Jill Capstick (Leeds University, UK) - Inscribing Genocide: Trauma, Memory and Writing in Rwandan Francophone Testimony
5:00 pm-5:30 pm – Complimentary bus shuttle to the Florida State University Campus

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Plenary Session

Plenary Session
Location: Werkmeister Reading Room, Dodd Hall
Chair:
William J. Cloonan (Florida State University)
Paroles d'écrivain
Speaker: Olivier Rolin

6:30 pm-7:00 pm – Complimentary bus shuttle to Doubletree Hotel
7:00 pm-8:00 pm – Cash Bar, Doubletree Hotel
8:00 pm – Complimentary Buffet Dinner, Doubletree Hotel

SATURDAY, APRIL 3

8:00 am- 5:00 pm - Registration

8:30 am - 10:00 am - Panels

Panel 8A - Salon A, Doubletree Hotel

Paris on the Screen
Chair and Organizer: Lynn Higgins (Dartmouth College)

  • Brett Bowles (Iowa State University) - Paris Traumatized: Healing the Cinematic Wounds of the Second World War
  • Katherine Golsan (University of the Pacific) - La Fille seule: The Site of Urban Maternity
  • Sue Harris (University of London, UK) - Transatlantic visions: modern Parisian mythologies
  • Nathalie Rachlin (Scripps College) - Mais où sont les Gavroches d’antan? Paris, cinéma et mouvement social dans Nadia et les hippopotames de Dominique Cabrera
Panel 8B - Salon B, Doubletree Hotel
World War II and After
Chair: Rebecca Ruquist (Florida State University) 
  • Janette Bayles (Utah State University) - Difference, Spectacle and Imagined Community in The French Way
  • Rosemarie Scullion (University of Iowa) - Traces of History: Resnais, Duras and Perec
Panel 8C - Adams Park, Doubletree Hotel
Les voix/voies musicales de la contestation
Chair: Olivier Bourderionnet (Tulane University)
Organizer: Matthieu Dalle (University of Louisville)
  • Joseph Mwantuali (Hamilton College) - Chanter la liberté: La musique africaine à l’ère des exorcistes
  • Alain-Philippe Durand (University of Rhode Island) - Des supporters fans de hip-hop
  • Matthieu Dalle (University of Louisville) - Dominique A, ou les dents de velours de la “nouvelle chanson française”
Panel 8D - Florida Room East (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Representations of Violence and Other Issues in Contemporary French Caribbean Culture
Chair and Organizer: Maeve McCusker (Queen’s University, UK)
  • Maeve McCusker (Queen’s University, UK)Une violence qui défaisait l’ordre du monde: Slavery and the Body in Patrick Chamoiseau’s Biblique des derniers gestes
  • Lorna Milne (University of St Andrews) - Violence and Difference in the Work of Gisèle Pineau
  • Typhaine Leservot (Wesleyan University) - Franco-Antillano-Américain: le néo-Antillais dans La Belle Créole de Maryse Condé
Panel 8E - Leon Room (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Ethnic Minorities in the Colony and Postcolony
Chair and Organizer: Jonathan Gosnell (Smith College)
  • Jonathan Gosnell (Smith College) - Colonial and Postcolonial Arab-Jewish Relations: Algeria, France, Israel
  • Valérie Orlando (Illinois Wesleyan University) - Algeria’s Engagés: Writing from the Front Lines of Exile; Salim Bachi’s Le Chien d’Ulysse and Malika Mokeddem’s La Transe des insoumis
  • Pamela Pears (Washington College) - De-classifying Immigrant Identity: The Example of Le Chinois vert d’Afrique
Panel 8F - Florida Room West (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Paris, Ile de France: Egocentrisme et Insularité
Chair and Organizer: Serge Bourjea (Université Paul-Valéry/Montpellier-III)
  • Marie Bourjea (Université Paul-Valéry/Montpellier-III, France) - Sur les traces de Jean Follain: Jaques Réda, un provincial à Paris
  • Serge Bourjea (Université Paul-Valéry/Montpellier-III, France) - Comment peut-on être Mau(r)icien à Pa(r)is? De l’insularité de Jean Fanchette
  • Michelle Warren (University of Miami) - The Creole Diaspora: Joseph Bédier – Réunionnais, Parisien, Médiéviste
10:00 am-10:30 am – Coffee

10:30 am - 12:00 noon - Panels

Panel 9A - Leon Room (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel

Vernaculars and Popular Culture
Chair: Ivy Dyckman (Florida State University)

  • Michael Abecassis (University of Oxford, UK) - Is the Parisian Vernacular Still Alive? An Analysis of a 1930s Film Corpus
  • Jean-Marc Braem (Lebanon Valley College) - L’Argot, la langue populaire et la nomenclature de la diversité en France
  • Michelle Scatton-Tessier (University of North Carolina-Wilmington) - Amélie, fée du logis: le petisme and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain
Panel 9B - Salon A, Doubletree Hotel
Les Ecritures de la postcolonialité en France: Roman et cinéma
Chair and Organizer: Michel Laronde (University of Iowa)
  • Martine Fernandes (University of South Florida) - Les étrangers invisibles? L’immigration portugaise en France en films
  • Jeanne Garane (University of South Carolina) - Aller chez nos ancêtres les Gaulois: la représentation de l’immigration à l’écrit et sur l’écran
  • Michel Laronde (University of Iowa) - Paris, 17 octobre 1961:représenter l’Histoire forclose
Panel 9C - Adams Park, Doubletree Hotel
Represéntations de l’Amérique
Chair and Organizer: Sabine Loucif (Hoftra University)
  • Nora Cottille-Foley (Georgia Institute of Technology) - Antiaméricanisme et politiques identitaires dans Copies Conformes de Monique Larue
  • Annie Jouan-Westlund (Cleveland State University) - L’Amérique de Beauvoir et Doubrovsky
  • Philippe Moisan (Grinnell College) - Amnésie et dystopie: La vision de l’Amérique dans XIII
Panel 9D - Florida Room East (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Intellectuels algériens des deux bords
Chair and Organizer: Patricia Geesey (University of North Florida)
  • Patricia Geesey (University of North Florida) - Trauma and Madness: Women Survivors in the Novels of Leila Marouane
  • Alek Baylee Toumi ( University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) - Yasmina Khadra: entre le marteau militaire et le mépris quituquiste
  • Mary Jean Green (Dartmouth College) - Assia Djebar’s Women Warriors: Rewriting Postcolonial Histories
Panel 9E - Salon B, Doubletree Hotel
Surréalisme: Une crise de modèles
Chair and Organizer: Jacqueline Chénieux-Gendron (Universités de Paris 1 et Paris 7, France)
  • Jacqueline Chénieux-Gendron (Universités de Paris 1 et Paris 7, France) - L’Insuffisance des théories prenant en compte le(s) surréalisme(s) peut-elle être tenue pour responsable de la montée d’un nouveau “révisionnisme,” d’ordre politique?
  • Effie Rentzou (Princeton University) - Surréalisme ailleurs : repenser l’avant garde
  • Carrie Noland (University of California, Irvine) - Red Front/Black Front: Aimé Césaire and the Affaire Aragon
Panel 9F - Florida Room West (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Le Journal [intime]: Mémoire(s), identité(s), patrie(s)
Chairs and Organizers: Terri Gordon (Barnard College) and Peter Schulman (Old Dominion University)
  • Terri Gordon (Barnard College) - Collaborative Memory: Robert Brasillach, Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, and the Politics of the Self
  • Peter Schulman (Old Dominion University) - Identité personnelle, identité corse: Le journal de Marie di Lola
  • Yaëlle Azagury (Barnard College) - Shifting Spaces: The Paradox of Private and Public in the Diary
12:00 noon-1:30 pm – Lunch Break

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Panels

Panel 10A - Salon A, Doubletree Hotel

Blacks, Blancs, Beurs
Chair: Cheira Belguellaoui (Florida State University)

  • Felicia McCarren (Tulane University) - Global Gestures: the Difference of le hip-hop
  • Samira Hassa and Christopher Stewart (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) - Black, Blanc, Beur: dimensions symboliques de langue et ethnie dans les textes rap
Panel 10C - Adams Park, Doubletree Hotel
Regions and Peripheries
Chair: Sandrine Teixidor (Duke University)
  • Vincent Meyer (Universitéde Metz) - Transmettre une mémoire des conflits: un enjeu pour l’apprentissage de la différence et le développement de la diversité culturelle
  • Charles Batson (Union College) - Panique celtique, or, Fest-noz in Paname: Manau, Celtic Rap, and Breton Cultural Expression
  • Maxime Blanchard (The City College of the City University of New York) - L’aberration québécoise: Des Nouvelles d’Edouard de Michel Tremblay
Panel 10D - Salon B, Doubletree Hotel
Gender, Sexual Orientation, Politics and the Republic
Chair: Michael Creswell (Florida State University) 
  • Marie-Marthe Gervais-le Garff (Plymouth University, UK) - Feminisation Langagière et Enjeux Politiques
  • Sheila Perry (University of Nottingham, UK) - Gender Parity in French Politics: Differentialism in Theory and Practice
  • Denis M. Provencher (University of Wisconsin) - French Articulations of the Closet: Coming-Out in the Republic
Panel 10E - Leon Room (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Fiction
Chair: Lori J. Walters (Florida State University)
  • David Bellos (Princeton University) - Romain Gary
  • David Ellison (University of Miami) - Proust and the (Fateful) Question of Culture: or, Art and its Phantoms
  • Martine Gantrel (Smith College) - Proust et les milieux de droite: à propos de Guermantes I et II
Panel 10F - Florida Room East (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
(Post-)Colonial Spaces
Chair: Rebecca Ruquist (Florida State University)
  • Phyllis Taoua (University of Arizona) - Of Maquisards, Martyrs and Madmen: Conflicting Narratives of Decolonization in Africa
  • Anny Dominique Curtius (University of Iowa) - Exotisme ou dé/sacralisation dans les chroniques coloniales des années 1930 et la littérature antillaise contemporaine
  • Richard Watts (Tulane University) - Product Displacement: Water as Fetishized Commodity in Tran Anh Hung’s Cyclo
3:00 pm-3:30 pm – Coffee

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Panels

Panel 11A - Salon A, Doubletree Hotel

Teaching Diversity
Chair: Susan McCready (University of South Alabama)

  • Robert Daniel (St. Joseph’s University) - Teaching the Rich Dynamic of Difference with Chocolat (1988), by Claire Davis
  • Charles Nunley (Middlebury College) - Teaching Diversity in the French Classroom: Imagined Communities in Modern French Film and Fiction
  • Johann Sadock (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) - (Auto-)Critique d’“Au-delà du regard: rencontres multiethniques”, un projet Web sur la diversité culturelle et ethnique française
Panel 11B - Leon Room (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
La Littérature se fait son cinéma
Chair and Organizer: Anne Mairesse (University of San Francisco)
  • Elisabeth Cardonne-Arlyck (Vassar College) - Entrer de moi-même comme dans un plan de John Ford: Ariane Dreyfus
  • Philippe Met (University of Pennsylvania) - Cinematic Ghosts
  • Agnès Disson (Osaka University, Japan) - Le DVD est un livre : les ciné-poèmes de Pierre Alferi
Panel 11C - Adams Park, Doubletree Hotel
Edward Said (1935-2003): Legacies for French and Francophone Studies
Table Ronde
Chair and Organizer: Panivong Norindr (University of Southern California)
  • Peter Bloom (University of California-Santa Barbara)
  • Cilas Kemedjo (University of Rochester)
  • David Murphy (University of Sterling, UK)
  • Panivong Norindr (University of Southern California)
  • Jane Winston (Northwestern University)
Panel 11D - Florida Room West (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Sounding Different
Chair: Aimée Boutin (Florida State University)
  • Olivier Bourderionnet (Tulane University) - Brassens et Gainsbourg: contemporains? Des Sabots d’Hélène à Melody Nelson, visages changeants d’une musique populaire résolument hexagonale
  • Emilie Da Lage-Py (Université Lille 3, France) - Sounds from the World between a Thinking of Diversity and Post-Colonial Representations
  • François Debruyne (Université Lille 3, France) - Mes disquaires préférés, la production de quelques sociabilités musicales diverses
Panel 11E - Florida Room East (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Contemporary Poetry: Modalities and Manipulations
Chair and Organizer: Pamela A. Genova (University of Oklahoma)
  • Pamela A. Genova (University of Oklahoma) - White on Black on White: Yves Bonnefoy’s Début et fin de la neige.
  • Michael Bishop (Dalhousie University, Canada) - Cette homonymie qu’est la poésie
  • Susan Harrow (University of Wales Swansea, UK) – Margins, Mess and the Material Sublime: Jacques Réda
Panel 11F - Florida Room Center (2nd floor), Doubletree Hotel
Ces femmes qui travaillent…
Chair and Organizer: Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood (Drexel University)
  • Michèle Chossat (Seton Hill University)De l’obsession chez Redonnet et Nothomb
  • Pascale Feuillée-Kendall (University of Reading, UK)La juge Eva Joly: femme et professionnelle atypiques
  • Juliette Rogers (University of New Hampshire, Durham) - Romance at Work: Two Contemporary Quebecois Portraits of Women at Work
  • Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood (Drexel University)Question de travail ou question de regard? Sans moi de Marie Desplechin et Les Bonnes intentions d’Agnès Desarthe
5:00 pm-5:40 pm – Complimentary bus shuttle to the Florida State University Campus

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm - Plenary Session

Plenary Session
Location: Student Life Building. FSU Campus
Chair:
Steven Ungar (University of Iowa)
The Make-Up, Démaquillage and Make-Over of French Cinema
Speaker: Dudley Andrew (Yale)

6:45 pm-7:30 pm – Complimentary bus shuttle to Doubletree Hotel
7:30 pm-8:30 pm – Reception, Doubletree Hotel
8:30 pm – Conference Banquet, Doubletree Hotel

 




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