2015 Conference Program

Session I : 9:30-10:50am
Panel I.A: Contemporary French Literature [JHH 340]
Chair: Raphael Piguët, University of Pennsylvania/University of Geneva

“Les mots pour vous dire’: génétique de l’inachevé dans Le Vice-Consul
Lauren Upadhyay, Emory University

“Rewriting the self: the case of Nathalie Sarraute’s Enfance
Igor Dombrovsky, University of Pennsylvania

“On the Tracks of Blaise Cendrars: Contemporary Writers on the Trans-Siberian”
Marla Epp, University of Pennsylvania

“Rewriting the Self: Surrogates, Delegates and Alter Egos in Samuel Beckett’s Trilogy and Jean Genet’s Pompes funèbres
Alison Howard, University of Pennsylvania

Panel I.B: Music and the Performing Arts [JHH 345]
Chair: Andrea Lloyd, University of Pennsylvania

“Text and Subtext in W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman’s English Translation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni”
Lily Kass, University of Pennsylvania

“Re: Writing Bill Evans“
Samuel Martin, University of Pennsylvania

“Rewriting The Little Clay Cart: moving across space, time, language — and identity”
Pramila Kolekar, Boston College

“Carmen and La Traviata: From literary femme fatale to operatic heroine”
Anastasia Klimchynskaya, University of Pennsylvania


Session II : 11:00 am-12:20 pm
Panel II.A Contemporary Italian Literature [JHH 340]
Chair: Norman Rusin, University of Pennsylvania

“Riscriversi. Storia di un ebreo che voleva essere eroe di Vittorio Dan Segre”
Federica Frediani, Università della Svizzera italiana

“The Modern ‘Quasi Comento’: Poetic Self-commentary in Saba, Montale, and Ungaretti”
Tim Curcio, Rutgers University

“Radio Waves, Radio Access, Radio Lyrics: Fortunato Depero’s Liriche Radiofoniche and the Formation of a Futurist Listening Public”
Jacob Aplaca, Claremont Graduate University

Panel II.B (Post)Colonial Studies [JHH 345]
Chair: Ryann Todd,University of Pennsylvania

“White Skins, Black Masks: Contribution to a Phenomenology of the ‘Chabinité’”
Romain Delaville, University of Pennsylvania

“Rewriting Sites of Horror: Fiction as a Form of Memorialization in Tierno Monénembo’s L’aîné des orphelins
George Macleod, University of Pennsylvania

“Touched by the Dust: Revisiting the Rwandan Genocide in Véronique Tadjo’s L’Ombre d’Imana
Elizabeth Collins, UCLA

“The Politics of Adventure: Footnotes in André Gide’s Voyage au Congo and Le retour du Tchad
Matt Reeck, UCLA


Lunch Break: 12:30-1:30pm


Session III: 1:30-2:30pm
Panel III.A Renaissance and Medieval Literature [JHH 340]
Chair: Elisa Modolo, University of Pennsylvania

De Liberis Educandis: una traduzione di Guarino”
Romana Cassi, Boston College

“Ms. Mich. 288 – The female mouvance of the Vite de’ Santi Padri
Alessia Salamina, University of Michigan

“Another Murderous Foundress: The Medieval Figure of Albina as a Classical Heroine”
Caroline Gruenbaum, NYU

Panel III.B Television and Cinema [JHH 345]
Chair: Igor Dombrovsky, University of Pennsylvania

“Glorification of Chastity in a Turkish Adaptation of the US Crime Series Monk
Ibrahim Er, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Lost and the Divine Comedy: An Alternate Path to Salvation”
Vanessa DiMaggio, University of Pennsylvania

“Rewriting Literature for Reactivating History. Luchino Visconti’s Marxist Strategy”
Mimmo Cangiano, Duke University


Coffee/Tea Break: 2:30-3:00 pm


KEYNOTE ADDRESS : 3:00-4:00 pm

“THE TROUBLE WITH SUBTITLES IS A MATTER OF INTERPRETATION“
Professor LAWRENCE VENUTI, Temple University


Reception: 4:00 pm [LGBT Center]

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