Van Gogh, Arles Cafe (1888)

21st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
LITERATURE &
PSYCHOLOGY
June 30 - July 4, 2004
Arles, France

Van Gogh, "Starry Night over Rhone" (1888)
List of Participants
Abstracts of Papers

Note to Participants:
The conference venue is the Hotel Atrium, 1 rue Emile Fassin, Arles. Conference registration will occur at the Wednesday evening reception and at the opening session Thursday morning. You'll receive a printed Program and Abstracts, a nametag, and instructions about session locations, meals, and tours.

Note to Presenters:
Sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes, with 30 minute intervals. The standard format is three papers at 20 minutes each, allowing 30 minutes for discussion. Each session is moderated by a Chair, who presents the last paper.
For the benefit of all, please abide by the 20-minute limit.

WEDNESDAY June 30
7:30p
Opening Reception & Registration
THURSDAY July 1
8:30a
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00
Session 1A

MYTHS

Susan Hathaway Boydston, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
"Grendel, the Biting Baby Monster"

Marie-France Rouart, University of Paris II, FRANCE
"Ritual Murder as Literary Fiction: The Inversion of Logic or the Logic of Inversion?"

Claire Hershman, City University, London, UNITED KINGDOM
"Ancient Drama: Medea and Marital Betrayal"

9:00
Session 1B

FEMININE IDENTITIES

Carole Stone, Montclair State University, Verona, New Jersey, USA
"The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook: Mixing Memory with Desire"

Claire Kahane, University of California, Berkeley, USA
"Between the Acts: The Blank Space of Trauma in Virginia Woolf's Presentation of 'History'"

Suzette Henke, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
"La vie sexuelle de Catherine M.: Mid-Life Memoir or Fabulative Fantasy?"

11:00
Session 2A

"FREUDIANS"

Margret Schaefer, Berkeley, California, USA
"Arthur Schnitzler and Psychoanalysis"

Patrick Brady, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
"New Psychology since 1920 is Pseudo-psychology for Pseudo-intellectuals"

Henk Hillenaar, University of Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS
"Memory According to Proust and to Freud"

11:00
Session 2B

DISINTEGRATIONS

Dawn Skorczewski, Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
"Co-creation and the Dynamics of a Classroom Discussion"

Lorraine Markotic, University of Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
"The Weird Death of Catherine Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights"

Dianne Hunter, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
"Maternal Legacy in Frankenstein"

12:30p
Lunch
2:00
Session 3A

CHILDHOODS

Anni Bergmann, New York University, New York, USA
"Co-Creativity and the Making of Art in Work with an Autistic Child"

Alexandra Harrison, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
"Rhythm and Repetition in the Co-Creative Process of Psychoanalytic Therapy"

Annelies van Hees, Amsterdam University, THE NETHERLANDS
"Trauma and its Discovery in W.G. Sebald's Novel Austerlitz"

2:00
Session 3B

SHAKESPEARE

Yves Thoret, University of Paris X, Poissy, FRANCE
"Princess Constance in Shakespeare's King John: From Distress to Despair"

David Willbern, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
"Constructing Caesar"

Murray Schwartz, Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
"Hamlet's 'It': The Trauma of Hamlet and Hamlet"

4:00
Walking Tour of Arles
9:00
Film: Il Gattopardo (Le Guépard, The Leopard), dir. Visconti (1963)
FRIDAY July 2
9:00a
Session 4A

FICTION & PHILOSOPHY

Edmond Wright, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
"Borges' 'Funes the Memorious': Philosophical and Psychoanalytical Reflections"

Stephen Bonnycastle, Royal Military College of Canada, Ontario, CANADA
"The Psychology of Gnosticism in Iain Pear's The Dream of Scipio"

Fabio Troncarelli, Universita of Viterbo, Rome, ITALY
"'The end of it all': The End of Lampedusa's Guépard and the End of Innocence"

9:00a
Session 4B

19th-CENTURY FICTION

Shadman Shokravi, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, IRAN
"Patterns in Analysis of Psychological Development of A. Chekhov in His Famous Last Stories"

Daniela Hurezanu, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
"Marcel Proust and Suffering"

Gordon Hirsch, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
"The Perpetual Curate's 'Never-Dying Grievances' in Anthony Trollope's Last Chronicle of Barset"

11:00
Session 5A

UNCANNY IDENTITIES

Gavriel Reisner, Independent Scholar, New York, New York, USA
"Untranslated Images: Uncanny Cross/overs in "The Sandman," David Copperfield and Vertigo"

Georgiana Colvile, University of Tours, FRANCE
"Portraiture, Transvestism and the Uncanny in the Novels of Siri Hustvedt"

Samir Dayal, Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
"Losing Identity? Interculturalism and the 'Trace' of Race"

11:00
Session 5B

THE WOMAN QUESTION

Constantin Makris, University of Versailles, FRANCE
"The Ambiguous Role Played by the Surrealists in the Much Contested Early 20th Century (Re)Definitions of Hysteria in Women"

Jessika Thomas, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA
"Freeing Language and Sexuality in Herland"

Elizabeth Fox, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
"The Psychology of Women: the Cases of V. Woolf and J. Riviere"

12:30p
Lunch
2:00
Session 6A

IMAGES

Jim Swan, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
"Lacan's Gaze and Islam's Textile Aesthetic"

Suzanne Pucci, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
"Domestic Intimacy: Snapshots of the Family"

Anca Cristofovici, University of Caen, FRANCE
"'Clear liquid thought': Jim Dine's Photographs"

2:00
Session 6B

DEPRESSION

Ida Kodrlova, Institute of Psychology, Academy of Sciences, Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC
"Sylvia Plath's Suicidal Development"

Ivo Cermak, Institute of Psychology, Academy of Sciences, Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC
"Sara Kane's Suicide -- Playing with Regression?"

Anne Wyatt-Brown, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
"Religion, Age, and Identity after the Holocaust"

4:00
Session 7A

READING & WRITING

Anna Gibbs, University of Western Sydney, AUSTRALIA
"Writing as Affect: Pleasure and Perversion in Contemporary Fiction"

Sherry Lutz Zivley, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
"Reading the Reader Reading In La Lectrice"

Solange Leibovici, University of Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
"Reading Bernard Schlink's The Reader"

4:00
Session 7B

CREATIVITY

Haifa Al Sanousi, Kuwait University, KUWAIT
"When the Heart Rains Poetry: A Voice of a Kuwaiti Female Poet"

Aino-Maija Lahtinen, University of Helsinki, FINLAND
"The Joy of Creative Learning in Nathalie Sarraute's Childhood"

Brooke Hopkins, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
"Winnicott on Dreams and Poetry"

9:00
Film, La Lectrice (1998), dir. Deville
SATURDAY July 3
9:00a
Session 8A

PERVERSIONS

Elizabeth Roll, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
"Sexual Perversions as Theatrical Constructions: Life as Art"

Frances Restuccia, Boston College, Newton, Massachusetts, USA
"The Use of Perversion: Secretary and The Piano Teacher"

Nancy Blake, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
"Image and Perversion: All About My Mother of Pedro Almodovar"

9:00a
Session 8B

AWFUL GODS

Bagher Ghobari, Tehran University, IRAN
"Reliance on God, Anxiety, and Patience and Hopefulness"

Saeed Momtazi, Zanjan Medical University, Zanjan, IRAN
"Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment: Psychological Answer to Personal Destructiveness and Terrorism"

Laszlo Halasz, Research Institute for Psychology, Budapest, HUNGARY
"The Psychology of the Terrorist Based on Joseph Conrad's Vision"

11:00
Session 9A

AMERICA, AMERICA

Bertram Wyatt-Brown, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
"Anatomy of Paternal Hatred: John Wilkes Booth, Shakespeare's Brutus, and Lincoln's Murder"

Donald Vanouse, State University of New York, Oswego, USA
"In His Own Name: Kerouac's Satori in Paris"

Andrew Gordon, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
"Hook: The Peter Pan Syndrome"

11:00
Session 9B

MOTHERS / MIRRORS

Elaine Baruch, City University of New York, New York, USA
"Richard Wagner's Kundry: The Ultimate Other"

Claudia Liebrand, University of Cologne, GERMANY
"Dark Mirrors, Blind Projections and Sister Trouble: Psychoanalysis and Gender in Richard Siodmak's The Dark Mirror"

Maria Aline Ferreira, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL
"'Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all': Eva Hoffman's The Secret"

12:30p
Lunch
2:00
Session 10A

ARTS

Rae Beth Gordon, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA
"What is Ugly? Evolutionist Aesthetics"

Nelly Kupper, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, USA
"Albert Cohen's Contemporary Fairy Tale"

Esther Sanchez-Pardo, University Complutense of Madrid, SPAIN
"Elsa von Freytag and Ready-Made Poetics, or How One's Life Becomes Art Object"

2:00
Session 10B

GENDER

Astrid Lange-Kirchheim, University of Freiburg, GERMANY
"Gender Trouble in Two of Thomas Mann's Early Novellas: Little Herr Friedemann and Luischen"

Cynthia Fortner, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, USA
"Conversing with the Kristevan Text: Implications for the Abject, the Imaginary, and the Autonormative"

Emily Fox-Kales, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
"Cinematic Cross-Dressing: Sexual Disguise vs. Gender Transformation"

SUNDAY July 4
9:00a
Session 11

SCIENCES

Masoud Norouzian, Azad University, Tehran, IRAN
"Psychological and Mathematical Views in Short Fiction"

Robert Silhol, University of Paris VII, FRANCE
"A Study of Erik Kandel's Thesis on Psychoanalysis and Biology"

Norman Holland, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
"Tickled Rats and Human Humor"

11:00
Wrap-up & Group Photos
12:30p
Lunch
2:30 - 6:00

Guided Tour, including L'Abbaye de Montmajour and Glanum

7:30 - 9:30

Banquet

Arles arena [click for pan]

 

2004 INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Institute for Psychological Study of the Arts
University of Florida


Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis
and Culture

SUNY
Buffalo

Centre d'Anthropologie Littéraire

Université de Paris 7

posted Freud

posted Lacan

Click here for a History of the Conference

 

Revised
26-May-2004