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Dear Colleague

Please find details below of a conference which may interest you, and which I am sending to the SFC list. Please note that I am not the organiser. Enquiries should be directed to Rosemary Lambeth at the Institute of Romance Studies, email [log in to unmask] (tel +44 (0)20 7862 8677).


UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
SCHOOL OF ADVANCED STUDY

INSTITUTE OF ROMANCE STUDIES

THURSDAY 16 OCTOBER, FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER AND SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER  2003

FOCALIZING THE BODY: CONTEMPORARY WOMEN'S WRITING AND FILMMAKING IN FRANCE
A Cassal conference
Sponsored by Women in French

PROGRAMME

Thursday 16 October
16.30   REGISTRATION AND TEA
17.00   Conference opens
        Gill Rye (Institute of Romance Studies) and Carrie Tarr (Kingston University)
        Introduction
17.15           Plenary Session 1: Bodily issues
Audrey Lasserre (Université Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)
Les lames d'Éros: sur quelques objets contendants dans les romans de femmes contemporains
18.00   Film screening
        Baise-moi, introduced by Shirley Jordan (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
20.00   END OF DAY 1


Friday 17 October
9.30    REGISTRATION
10.00           Plenary Session 2: Close-ups on the body
        Martine Beugnet (University of Edinburgh, UK)
        Close-up I: on the screen
        Véronique Desnain (University of Edinburgh, UK)
        Close-up II: on the page
11.00   COFFEE
11.30           Keynote Speaker I
Michael Worton (University College London, UK)
Hits and misses: sex and violence in the work of Régine Detambel, Clotilde Escalle and Elisabeth Quin
12.30   LUNCH (OWN ARRANGEMENTS)
14.00           Parallel Session A: Sexuality and desire
        Lisa Downing (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
        Baise-moi or the pluralization of the desiring gaze
        Douglas Morrey (University of Newcastle upon Tyne)
        Dark star safari: Claire Denis's Trouble Every Day (2001)
        Lucille Cairns (University of Stirling, UK)
        Sex in the head: decorporealizing desire in Anne Garréta's Pas un jour (2002)
        Parallel Session B: Inside/outside
Nicola Cotton (Bristol, UK)
Approaching the cockroach: ugly bodies in the work of Amélie Nothomb
Laureline Amanieux (Paris, France)
Le ventre et la ventriloquie dans l'oeuvre d'Amélie Nothomb
Nathalie Morello (University of Wales Swansea, UK)
Avortement/accouchement de soi/de l'autre: le douloureux apprentissage de l'être femme dans la fiction de Lorette Nobécourt

15.30   TEA
16.00           Parallel Session C: Body and theory
        Christine Détrez (École Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Lyon et CNRS, France) and Anne Simon (CNRS, Université Paris III, France)
Vers de nouveaux stéréotypes? Discours savants et corps de femmes dans le roman français de la fin du XXe siècle
Fabienne Martin-Juchat (Université de Bourgogne, France)
Représentation et construction sociale du corps féminin érotique dans A ma soeur (2000) de Catherine Breillat
                Parallel Session D: Autobiographical bodies
        Alison Rice (UCLA, USA)
        Écrire les maux: Hélène Cixous and 'writing the body' 25 years later
Cybelle McFadden Wilkens (Duke University, USA)
My body, my film: Sophie Calle's No Sex Last Night and Dominique Cabrera's Demain et encore demain
Marie-Claire Barnet (University of Durham, UK)
From the blue A on the forehead to the red Z on the nose: Marie Darrieussecq's corps-à-corps with writing/Le Bébé
17.30   END OF SESSIONS
17.45   RECEPTION
19.30   CONFERENCE DINNER


Saturday 18 October
9.30    REGISTRATION
10.00           Parallel Session E: Male bodies
        Pascale-Anne Brault (DePaul University, USA)
        Claire Denis et le corps à corps masculin dans Beau Travail
        Catherine Rodgers (University of Wales Swansea, UK)
        Comment écrire le corps de son père?
        Siobhán McIlvanney (Kings College London, UK)
        'Les mo(r)t s ne nous lâchent pas': death and the paternal/amorous body in Linda Lê's Lettre morte
                Parallel Session F: Resisting bodies
        Muriel Andrin (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
        Women of flesh and blood: abjection in Saint-Cyr (2000) or the denial of virtual bodies
        Anne Peiter (Centre universitaire Malesherbes, Paris IV-La Sorbonne, France)
        '...et je vomis tout au long du chemin': refus de s'alimenter et persécution antisémite dans l'autobiographie de Sarah Kofman, Rue Ordener, Rue Labat
        Martin O'Shaughnessy (Nottingham Trent University, UK)
        Bodily politics in post 1995 French film
11.30   COFFEE
12.00           Keynote Speaker II
        Emma Wilson (Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, UK)
        Women filming children
13.00   LUNCH (OWN ARRANGEMENTS)
14.00           Parallel Session G: Performative bodies
        Victoria Korzeniowska (University of Surrey, UK)
        Performing the aged female body in Pierrette Fleutiaux's Des phrases courtes ma chérie
Julia Dobson (University of Warwick, UK)
Incarnations: the case of Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Brigitte Rollet (University of London/Institut britannique de Paris, France)
Corps sexuel et comédies
                Parallel Session H: Colonial/postcolonial bodies
        Dora Carpenter Latiri (University of Brighton, UK; CNRS, Rouen, France)
        Inch'Allah dimanche (2001), du corps exilé au corps migrant
        Anne M. François (Eastern University, USA)
        The body in exile: a daughter's search for liberation in Maryse Condé's Desirada (1997)
        Cécile Dolisane Ebossè (Université de Toulouse le Mirail, France)
        Corps féminin confisqué/parole masculine 'castrée': les identités sexuelles dans l'oeuvre de Calixthe Beyala
15.30   TEA
16.00           Plenary Session 3: Writing/Filming the Body
        Kathryn Robson (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
        'L'écriture du peau': the body as witness in Lorette Nobécourt's La Démangeaison
        Clarissa Smith (University of Sunderland, UK)
        Reel intercourse: sex as special effect in Romance and Baise-moi
17.30   END OF CONFERENCE


Venue: Institute of Romance Studies, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, UK.

Organisers: Gill Rye (Institute of Romance Studies) and Carrie Tarr (Kingston University)

It is advisable to register in advance to guarantee a place. It is often possible to book on the day but places cannot be guaranteed. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Institute's website on www.sas.ac.uk/irs and should be sent to the Administrative Secretary at the Institute of Romance Studies; or she can send them to you via e-mail.

Enquiries should be directed to Rosemary Lambeth at the Institute of Romance Studies, email [log in to unmask] (tel +44 (0)20 7862 8677).

Fees per day: £25.00 Standard; £10.00 Members of IRS and concessions; £5.00 Graduate students in departments subscribing to IRS. For those registering before Tuesday 30 September 2003, the two-day price will include the Thursday evening session. With thanks to Women in French, we are able to offer a number of bursaries to graduates not in subscribing departments: these will reduce the registration fee to the rate for graduates in member departments and will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.

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