Stanford University


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Conference Organizers: Giorgio Alberti, Audrey Calefas, Amy Elghoroury, Cosana Eram, Marie Lasnier, Sarah Streicher, Christy Wampole

Sponsored by:

- The Department of French and Italian

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The Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

- The Fund for Undergraduate Education in Italian

- The Department of Religious Studies

- The Department of Modern Thought and Literature


For more information please contact:
Amy Elghoroury
Christy Wampole

For information on travel to and lodging in the Stanford area, click here.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007
GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE IN FRENCH AND ITALIAN
"CONVERSIONS"

JANUARY 26th AND 27th 2007
Department of French and Italian
STANFORD UNIVERSITY


"The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it."
-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations


Conversions Conference Schedule – Stanford University

Friday, January 26, 2006

8:00 Introductions

SELF
8:20 Mary Druyvesteyn (University of Chicago) -- “1848: The Crisis of the Authorial Self: Alphonse de Lamartine and l'Histoire de la Révolution de 1848
8:40 Mélanie Giraud (Johns Hopkins University) -- “La Chapelle des abîmes” dans Au château d’Argol de Julien Gracq : errance trans(formative) ou versions et conversions du Soi”
9:00 Hervé Picherit (Stanford University) -- “…Et Destouches devint Céline: Le Voyage de celui qui est ‘mal dans sa peau’”
9:20 Q & A

9:40-10:00 Coffee break

TRANSLATION
10:00 Allison Crumly (University of California, Los Angeles) – “An Ethics of Imaginative Identification: Temporality, Translation, and the Artist in Waberi's Aux États-Unis d'Afrique
10:20 Rocco Lacorte (University of Chicago) – “The Concept Conversion-Translation in Gramsci's Prison Notebooks
10:40 Sara Kippur (Harvard University) – “From Yo to Je:  Hector Bianciotti's Linguistic Conversion”
11:00 Q & A

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:30 Keynote Speaker – Albert Ascoli (University of California, Berkeley) “Conversions of Reading: From Dante to Tasso”

1:30 – 1:50 Questions

DEATH
1:50 Marco Scalvini (New York University) – “Sin, Repentance, and Death: Conversion in the AIDS Epidemic”
2:10 Monica Olaru (University of Chicago) – “I Dedicate My Death to Literature: Conversion, Death, and Dénouement in Stendhal's The Red and the Black
2:30 Yoon Sook Cha (University of California, Berkeley) – “Decreation and the Consent to Not ‘Take’ Communion: Simone Weil's ‘Spiritual Autobiography’”
2:50 Q & A

PERFORMANCE
3:10 Georgia Duan (Stanford University) – “Singing the Lectura Dantis: Conversion of the Voice in the Divine Comedy
3:30 Tolga Akgun, Suzanne Loomis, Michel Bondurand (San Francisco State University) – “Découvrir le concept de ‘ conversion ’ dans les contes de fées à travers les voix des conteuses du XVIIème siècle”
3:50 Cosana Eram (Stanford University) – “Serate and Soirées -- Futurist and Dadaist Conversions”
4:10 Q&A

4:30 – 4:45 Coffee break

STRUCTURE
4:45 Amy Elghoroury (Stanford University) – “The Providential Structure of Giambattista Vico's Vita scritta da sé medesimo
5:05 Dana Shelley (University of California, Berkeley) – “Cartesian Conversions”
5:25 David Marno (Stanford University) – “The Soul of the Decameron and Fiammetta's Conversion”
5:45 Q & A


Saturday, January 27, 2006

8:00 Introductions

RELIGION
8:20 Alexander Hampton (Stanford University) – “Dante's Own Personal Jesus: Apophatic Conversion in the Divine Comedy
8:40 Andrew Hui (Princeton University) – “Petrarch's Unconversion from Augustine”
9:00 Tim Freiermuth (Brown University) – “Vers quoi se tourner? Impasse et Conversion dans deux romans décadents: A Rebours et Méphistophéla
9:20 Florian Klinger (Stanford University) – “Augustine's Poetics of affectio
9:40 Q & A

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break

BODIES
10:30 Wei Hu (Dartmouth College) – “ ‘Idole Faire’: Spenser, Arcimboldo, and the Making of the False Florimell”
10:50 Pauline de Tholozany (Brown University) – “Traduction et conversion dans le texte des Mille et une nuits d'Antoine Galland: le rôle des animaux fabuleux”
11:10 Christy Wampole (Stanford University) – “Semiosis in Italian Literary Conversion”
11:30 Kris Trujillo (Harvard University) – “Out of the Closet and Baring It All: The Ethics of Gay Conversion”
11:50 Q & A

12:10 – 1:15 Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 Keynote Speaker -- Françoise Meltzer (University of Chicago) “Theories of Desire: Antigone Again”

2:15 – 2:30 Questions

EROS
2:30 Jennifer Tamas (Stanford University) – “Declaration of Love as Conversion”
2:50 Karen Turman (University of California, Santa Barbara) – “The Codependency and Mutual Exclusivity of Love and Art”
3:10 Elizabeth Emslie (University of California, Los Angeles) – “The Form of Conversion / Converting the Form: From Erotic Religion to Divine Love in Dante, from the Vita Nuova to the Commedia
3:30 Kathleen Tierney (Stanford University) – “Eros and Evil in Iris Murdoch’s Spiritual Vision”
3:50 Q&A

4:05 – 4:20 Coffee break

SPACE
4:20 Marianne Blanchard (Stanford University) – “La vie d’immigrés dans un squat de la région parisienne : Quand la transformation de l’esprit passe par la conversion de l’espace”
4:40 Paola Bonifazio (New York University) – “Marshalling Cavemen into Housing Projects: Post-War Films about the Reconstruction Program (1948-1953)”
5:00 Dina El Dessouky (University of California, Santa Cruz) – “Gauging La Force de Frappe: Changing Spaces and Identities in the Fallout of French Nuclear Testing in Te Ao Maohi / French Polynesia”
5:20 Sarah Carey (University of California, Los Angeles) – “Pier Paolo Pasolini's Rome: Conversions of Peripheral Space / Ragazzi di vita: Conversions of Genre”
5:40 Q & A


Contact persons:
Amy Elghoroury (lilah@stanford.edu)
Christy Wampole (cwampole@stanford.edu)


Last updated on Jan 17, 2006 17:25:00 PST
by David Lummus