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19th International Conference
on Literature and Psychology
June 26 - July 1, 2002
University of Siena
Arezzo, Italy
List of Participants
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Abstracts of Papers

WEDNESDAY, June 26

7:30 - 9:00p
Reception
Hotel Continentale
Rooftop Terrace

THURSDAY, June 27

8:30a
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Professor Ferdinando Abbri

Dean of the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy
University of Siena

University of Siena
Palazzina Donne
Aula 1 ("Arnaldo Pieracinni")
9:00a
Session 1A
Early-Modern Psychoanalysis

Stephen Whitworth, Bloomsburg University
"Translating Song(e): Spenser, Dream Vision, and the Nodal Point"
Shari Zimmerman, Hofstra University
"Transposing, Translating, Converting: The Interpretation of Dreams or Milton's Dream of Interpretation"
Shirley Sharon Zisser [chair], Tel Aviv University
"Resounding Fl-Oral Echoes in Obscure C(r)aues: On the Archaic Structure of the Oneiric Signifier in William Smith's 'Chloris: The Complaint of the Passionate Despised Shepheard' (1595)"
Palazzina Donne
Aula 1
9:00a
Session 1B
Biography and Poetry

Brooke Hopkins, University of Utah
"Keats and Mood Disorder -- The Biological Roots of His Poetry"
Astrid Lange-Kirchheim, University of Freiburg
"Gottfried Benn and American Poetry"
Henk Hillenaar [chair], University of Groningen
"Free Association, An Early Case: Rimbaud's Poem, 'Memory'"
Palazzina Donne
Aula 3 ("Guido d'Arezzo")
11:00a
Session 2A

Forms of Pleasure

Patrick Brady, University of Tennessee
"Chaos Theory, Control Theory, and Literature: Towards a Symptomatic Psychohistory of the Arts"
Hanh Nguyen, University of California at Riverside
"Elektra in Saigon: The Play of Passion in Jean-Jacques Annaud's adaptation of Marguerite Duras, The Lover (1992)"
Barbara Hassid [chair], San Francisco State University
"Re-Erecting Medusa's Head: Locating Fetishism and the 'Monstrous-Feminine' in the 'Film Stills' of Cindy Sherman and 'The Long Kiss Goodbye'"

Palazzina Donne
Aula 1
11:00a
Session 2B

Shakespeare

Murray Schwartz, Emerson College
"Hamlet's 'It': Trauma and Identity"
Marvin Krims, Harvard Medical School
"A Kinder, Gentler Volumnia in Shakespeare's Tragedy of Coriolanus?"
Yves Thoret [chair], University of Paris 10
"Shakespeare's Pericles, Nameless Dread or Renaissance Metaphor"

Palazzina Donne
Aula 3
1:00p
Lunch (cash buffet available on campus)
Palazzina Donne
Garden
2:30p
Tour of Cappella Maggiore in the Church of San Francesco
(Piero della Francesco's frescoes of The Legend of the True Cross)
9:00p
Film: "Four Sons" (dir. John Ford, 1928)
Hotel Continentale
Guido Monaco

FRIDAY, June 28

9:00a
Session 3A

Imaginary Spaces

Suzanne Pucci, University of Kentucky
"Jane Austen at Home and Abroad: Remaking the Past in Popular Culture"
Sherry Lutz Zivley, University of Houston
"The Phenomenology of Space -- Huts"
Elena Bonelli [chair], University of Siena
"Maternity on Stage Between Veils and Curtains"

Palazzina Donne
Aula 1
9:00a
Session 3B

19th-Century Reflections

Eleni Kalyva, University of Thessaloniki
"Broken Mirrors Mirroring Broken Mirrors: 'Christabel,' 'Kubla Khan,' 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and the Game of Seduction"
J. Preston Fambrough, Baker University
"Reader, Narrator, and Dramatized Consciousness in Dostoevsky's Fiction"
Marcia Green [chair], San Francisco State University
"The Music 'Beneath the Surface' of The Picture of Dorian Gray"

Palazzina Donne
Aula 3
11:00a
Session 4A

Psychoanalysis and Film (I)

Anna Gibbs, University of Western Sydney
"Towards a Theory of Sympathy: Mimicry and Entertainment in 'In the Mood for Love'"
Yana Hashamova, Ohio State University
"Impossible Love and Absent Eroticism In Two Russian Films, 'Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears'and 'God's Envy': What Does The Other Have To Do With It?"
Nancy Blake [chair], University of Illinois
"'The Something in you that is more than you': the objet a in Wong Kar-Wai's 'In the Mood for Love'"

Palazzina Donne
Aula 1
11:00a
Session 4B
Mourning as Defense

Madelon Sprengnether, University of Minnesota
"Crying at the Movies: C.S. Lewis and 'Shadowlands'"
David Willbern, SUNY Buffalo
"Playing Hide-and-Seek with Holden Caulfield"
Elizabeth Fox [chair], Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Psycho-Historical Contexts of Riviere and Klein's Book, Love, Hate and Reparation"

Palazzina Donne
Aula 3
1:00p
Lunch (cash buffet available on campus)
Palazzina Donne
Garden
2:30p
Session 5A
Art and Pathology

Sarah Van den Berg, St. Louis University
"Reason to Live: The Psychological, Social, Moral and Aesthetic Meanings of the Renaissance Court Dwarf"
Marina Karasseva, Moscow State Conservatory
"About New Aspects of Psychocorrective Music Hearing"
Rae Beth Gordon [chair], University of Connecticut
"Synesthesia: Normal and Pathological"


Palazzina Donne
Aula 1
2:30p
Session 5B

Myth

Marie-France Rouart, University of Paris 2
"Writing, Pathology, Myth in Lawrence Durrell, the Quatuor of Alexandria"
Valorie Worthy, Ohio University
"Still Singing after 3000 Years: Orpheus and the Orphic Tradition: His Psychological Impact"
Maria Kardaun [chair], University of Maastricht
"Dreams in Mythology and Religion"

Palazzina Donne
Aula 3
4:30p
Session 6A

Real Readers

Jan Hitchcock, University of Southern Maine
"Transforming Words: Poetry and Psychologies of Change"
Burton Melnick, International School of Geneva
"'No people are cold!': On the Denial of Metaphorization by Young Children"
Jeffrey Karon, University of Tampa
"Psychological Realism Regained: Cognitive Psychology Versus Phenomenology in Modern Literature"
Norman Holland [chair], University of Florida
"The Willing Suspension of Disbelief: Neurology"

Palazzina Donne
Aula 1
4:30p
Session 6B
The Case of Character

Anne Hall, University of Provence
"George du Maurier's Peter Ibbetson: a version of Ernest Jones's 'gaseous fertilization complex'?"
Gay Rawson, Concordia College
"Patient or Doctor?: A Study of the Analyst / Analysand Positions in Andre Breton's Nadja"
Christine Anton [chair], Berry College
"'Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity' -- A Case Study of Bipolar Disorder in Schiller's Der Verbrecher aus verlorener Ehre"

Palazzina Donne
Aula 3
 
9:00p
Film: "The Night of the Iguana" (dir. John Huston, 1964)


Hotel Continentale
Guido Monaco

SATURDAY, June 29

9:00a
Session 7A

Forms of Freud

Charlotte Frick, City University of New York Graduate School and University Center
"Identity As Process: Personal Cultural History, Legend and Myth"
Earl Ingersoll, SUNY College at Brockport
"Reading Freud's Readers: Peter Brooks's 'Freud's Masterplot' and D.M. Thomas's The White Hotel"
Fabio Troncarelli [chair], University of Rome
"'My name is John Freud. I am a director of westerns': From The Secrets of a Soul to 'The Searchers'"

Palazzina Donne
Aula 1
9:00a
Session 7B
20th-Century Fiction

Charles May, California State University at Long Beach
"Mystery and Obsession in the Modern Short Story"
Rainer Kaus [chair], University of Cologne
"Summary Remarks on Thomas Mann, Death in Venice"
Palazzina Donne
Aula 3
11:00a
Session 8A

Psychoanalysis and Film (II)

Georgiana Colville, University of Tours
"Hysteria as Spectacle in John Huston's 'The Night of the Iguana' (1964)"
Reinhart Lutz, University of the Pacific
"Psychology of a Rooftop Killing: The Murder of the Father in Tran Anh Hun's film noir, 'Cyclo' (1995)"
Andrew Gordon [chair], University of Florida
"Steven Spielberg's 'A.I'.: Separation Anxiety"

Palazzina Donne
Aula 1
11:00a
Session 8B
Trauma

Suzette Henke [chair], University of Louisville
Rina Dudai, The Kibbutzim College of Education
"Speaking from the Flames: Representing the Holocaust Trauma as shown in a documentary film, 'The Choice and Fate,' by Tzipi Rienbenbach"
Claire Kahane, University of California at Berkeley
"9/11: The Uncanny as the Real"
Anne Wyatt-Brown, University of Florida
"Gender and Identity Creation in Late-Life Holocaust Memoirs"
Palazzina Donne
Aula 3
1:00p
Lunch (cash buffet available on campus)
Palazzina Donne
Garden
2:30p
Session 9A

The Puzzle of Men

Franziska Schoessler [chair], University of Freiburg
"Puzzled Masculinity I: Beyond the Symptom -- David Fincher's Cult Movie, 'Fight Club'"
Claudia Liebrand
, University of Cologne,
"Puzzled Masculinity II: Rape on/of Hawaii - Michael Bay's War Film, 'Pearl Harbor'"
Judith Minton, New York, New York
"Are Men from Mars? Not Exactly"

Palazzina Donne
Aula 1
2:30p
Session 9B
The Question of Women

Roberta Rubenstein, American University
"'Not One of Us': The Grammar of Negation in Kate Chopin's The Awakening"
Robyn Schiffman, University of Chicago
"'Parente déguisé du Théâtre': Psychoanalysis, the Theatre and 'Dora Liberata'"
Robert Silhol [chair], University of Paris 7
"Freud and Dora, to be continued..."
Palazzina Donne
Aula 3
4:30p
Session 10A
Psychoanalysis and Culture

Emily Fox Kales, Harvard Medical School
"Body Double / Body Politic: Psychoanalysis and Cultural Binary in 'Fatal Attraction'"
Geoffrey Green, San Francisco State University
"'...mistrust everybody?': Surveillance, Scopophilia, and Projection in David Mamet's 'The Spanish Prisoner'"
Cynthia Fortner [chair], Purdue University
"Translating Kristeva's Pedagogical Texts"
Palazzina Donne
Aula 1
4:30p
Session 10B
Sylvia Plath and Company

Lynda Bundtzen, Williams College
"Sylvia Plath's 'Panic Bird' and Psychoanalysis in the Boston Year"
Dianne Hunter, Trinity College
"The Man in Black"
Bertram Wyatt-Brown [chair], University of Florida
"Crows Screamed: Ted, Sylvia, and Lucas Myers, a Reflection on the Cambridge Years"

Palazzina Donne
Aula 3

   SUNDAY, June 30

9:00a
Session 11
War

Donald Vanouse, SUNY Oswego
"Stephen Crane's Depictions of the Enemy Other"
Joanna Montgomery Byles
, University of Cyprus
"Psychoanalysis and War"
Max Day [chair], Newton Centre, Massachusetts
"War and Peace"
Palazzina Donne
Aula 1
11:00a
Session 12
Concluding Session
Palazzina Donne
Aula 1
12:00p
Lunch
Palazzina Donne
Garden
2:00 - 6:00p

Bus Tour of Val Tiberina
(see link: scroll down to "LOCATION")

8:00p
Banquet at Hotel La Balestra ristorante enogastronomico

MONDAY, July 1

Buon viaggio!

 

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Constantine's Dream
Piero della Francesca
Constantine's Dream (c. 1460)

The 2002 International Conference Sponsors

Institute for the Psychological Study of the Arts
University of Florida

Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture
SUNY
Buffalo
Faculty of Literature and Philosophy
University
of Siena, Arezzo Branch