French Cultures of Embodiment Schedule

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Florida Atlantic University in collaboration with the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature presents a three-day international conference on March 25-27, 2010

Tentative Schedule

Thursday March 25th

An evening with Raphaël Confiant is canceled.

Friday March 26th

8:30 a.m. Registration, Student Union, Majestic Palm Room

9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks, Dr. John Pritchett, Interim President, FAU; Richard Shusterman, Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, Michael J. Horswell, Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature 

9:15 a.m. to 10:45a.m.  Panel 1: Bodies and Aesthetics

Chair: Frédéric Conrod, Florida Atlantic University, USA

  1. Else Marie Bukdahl, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark: "The Perception of the Body in Diderot’s Art Criticism and in Modern Aesthetics and Visual Arts"
  2. Ferdi Memelli, Purdue University, USA: "The Body and the Spirit in Artaud"
  3. Wojciech Malecki, University of Wroclaw, Poland: "’Beings and their Hideous Corporeal Vigor’: A Somaesthetic Reading of Houellebecq's The Possibility of an Island".

Coffee break 10:45 a.m to 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m to 12:45 p.m. Panel 2: Bodies and Philosophy

Chair: Marcella Munson, Florida Atlantic University, USA.

  1. Angelos Triantafillou, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France: "Lecture deleuzienne du corps surréaliste"
  2. Hans-Peter Krüger, Universität Potsdam, Germany:  "The Living Body and the Person: A Comparison of Merleau-Ponty and Plessner"
  3. Christian Flaugh, University at Buffalo, USA: "Mind, Matter, and Manifestations: "A Legacy of Caribbean Bodily Ability in the Texts of French Overseas Department"

Lunch Break, 12:45- 1:45
   For a list of on Campus dining options, click here. For a short list of some off campus restaurants, click here.

1:45p.m to 3:15 p.m.  Panel 3: Tortured Bodies; Untold (Hi)stories

Chair: Carla Calargé, Florida Atlantic University, USA.

  1. Murielle Perrier, Princeton University, USA : "Diderot : le corps libertin abusé"
  2. Rosemarie Scullion, University of Iowa, USA: "White Bodies/Tortured Politics: Race and Anti-Colonial Resistance in Metropolitan France during the Algerian War"
  3. David S. Vanderboegh, Creighton University, USA: "The Mutilation of the Body and Algerian Society in Yasmina Khadra’s  Le Dingue au bistouri (1990)"
  4. Isabelle Charpentier : Ecrire pour « braver tous les tabous » Virginité des filles et rapports de genre dans quelques récits d’écrivaines marocaines francophones contemporaines

Coffee break 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Panel 4: (Resisting) Oppression and the Female Body in North Africa

Chair: Rosemarie Scullion, University of Iowa, USA.

  1. Lynda Chouiten, University of Galway, Ireland: "Gendering the Desert : Visions of the Orient in the Works of Isabelle Eberhardt, André Gide, and Pierre Benoît"
  2. Nacer Khelouz, University of Missouri, USA: "Le corps féminin : un enjeu de pouvoir"
  3. Hélène M. Julien, Colgate University, USA: " ‘Au sang ! Ô sang !’ : corps féminin et écriture dans La Voyeuse Interdite"

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Marie-Dominique Popelard, Université de Paris 3, Sorbonne Nouvelle, France and Anthony Wall, University of Calgary, Canada: "How to Do Things with Gestures"

Opening Reception 6:00p.m.  Ritter Gallery, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Saturday March 27th

Chair: Mary-Ann Gosser-Esquilin, Florida Atlantic University, USA.

9:30 a.m. to 10:00a.m. Student Union, Majestic Palm Room Dominique Berthet, IUFM, Martinique: "Corps, traces, mémoire"

10 :00a.m. to 11 :00a.m. Myriam Chancy, University of Cincinnati: "Desecrated Bodies/Phantom Limbs: Post-Traumatic Reconstructions of Corporeality in Haiti/Rwanda"

Coffee Break 11:00- 11:15

11:15 p.m- 1:00 p.m.  Panel 5: (Marginal) Bodies in cinema and Literature

Chair: David S. Vanderboegh, Creighton University, USA.

  1. Claudia Labrosse, Université Carleton, Canada: "Un corps qui prend de la place: la femme obèse dans La danse juive de Lise Tremblay"
  2. Boukary Sawadogo, University of Louisiada at Lafayette, USA: "Guerre des sexes : Images et visages des homosexuels africains dans les films Dakan et Woubi Chéri"
  3. Noémi Doyon, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada: "Le Fil de Camille (2005) et Le Cœur dans la tête d’Ariane Moffatt (2006) : de la perdition à la reconstruction de soi"
  4. Sarah Parvaiz, The University of Otago, New Zealand: "Marguerite Duras’ L’Amant The Space of the Other and the Pleasure of the Text"