Conference and Workshops
University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN)
October 11-12, 2013

The Indiana University-Bloomington and University of Notre-Dame “French Literature beyond Borders” research group invites participants to attend an upcoming conference and series of hands-on workshops to be held at Notre Dame. Our immediate goal is to produce an anthology of literary texts in French and English translation for teaching purposes for high-school and college-level classes in French and World Literature. Our long-term goal is to follow the publication of this pedagogical volume with a scholarly collection of essays that reveal the gains to be made in this innovative approach to literature for the 21st century. We invite high school teachers, college and university teachers and students of French and postcolonial history and literature to help us create a blueprint for the future. Presentations will be in French and English.

Registration

All sessions will be held at McKenna Hall on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

On-line registration is now available

. Once registration is finalized, participants will receive an email invitation to visit the ND “Box” holding all the stories and excerpts chosen as Exemplary Cases. We invite you to enjoy reading these texts in advance of the conference!

Friday October 11, 2013 / le vendredi 11 octobre 2013

McKenna Hall Seminar Room 100-104,

8:00 Continental Breakfast Served in McKenna Hall 100

8:45 Welcome! / Bienvenue!

9:00 Exemplary cases / Cas exemplaires Each participant will address their chosen text for 10 minutes, followed by a 5-minute discussion of the paired "case." Chaque participant discutera de son morceau choisi pendant 10 minutes; puis il y aura une discussion du « cas exemplaire » de 5 minutes.

9:00 – 9:25: D’Aubigné and Mouawad (Andrea Marie Frisch, Univ. of Maryland, & Marilyn Matar, Univ. of Maryland)
Agrippa d'Aubigné, Les tragiques (1616) and Wajdi Mouawad, Incendies (2003)

9:30 – 9:55: Zola and Mabanckou (Olivier Morel, UND, & Alison Rice, UND)
Émile Zola, J’accuse (1898) and Alain Mabanckou, Verre cassé (2005)

10 :00 – 10 :25 : Lafayette and Beyala (Diane Kelley, Univ. of Puget Sound & Michel Rocchi, Univ. of Puget Sound)
Mme de Lafayette, La Princesse de Clèves (1678) and Calixthe Beyala, Maman a un amant (1993)

10 :30 – 10 :45 : Break / Pause café

10 :50 – 11 :15 : Rousseau and Ernaux (Sylvie Romanowski, Northwestern University, & Véronique Olivier, Chapman College)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Les Confessions (1782) and Annie Ernaux, Journal du dehors (1993

11 :20 – 11 :45 : Baudelaire and Nothomb (Vera Klekovkina, Univ. of Wisconsin Stevens Point & Virginie Pouzet-Duzer, Pomona College)
Charles Baudelaire, « L’Invitation au Voyage » (from Les Fleurs du mal, 1857) and Amélie Nothomb, Le Voyage d’hiver (2009)

11 :50 – 12 :15 : Perrault and Chamoiseau (Julia Douthwaite, UND & Vincent Jauneau, UND)
Charles Perrault, “Barbe bleue” (1697) and Patrick Chamoiseau, “Une affaire de mariage” (1988)

12:20-1:20: Lunch / Déjeuner, Carmichael Room, Morris Inn

1 :25 – 1 :50 : Du Bellay and Ngugi wa Thiong’o (Eric MacPhail, IUB & Eileen Julien, IUB)
Joachim Du Bellay, Défense et illustration de la langue française (1549) and Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature (1985)

1:55 – 2:20: Proust and Glissant (Margaret Gray, IUB & Jason Herbeck, Boise State Univ.)
Marcel Proust, Du côté de chez Swann (1913) and Edouard Glissant, La Lézarde (1958)

2:25 – 2:50: Pascal and NDiaye (Hall Bjørnstad, IUB, & Oana Panaїté, IUB)
Blaise Pascal, Pensées (1670) and Marie NDiaye, Trois femmes puissantes (2009)

2:55 – 3:20: Shakespeare and Césaire (Paul Breslin, Northwestern Univ., & Dominique Licops, Northwestern Univ.)
William Shakespeare, The Tempest (1610-11) and Aimé Césaire, Une Tempête (1969)

3:25 – 3:40: Break / Pause café

3:45 – 4:10: Anon. [Tristan et Iseult] and Depestre (Susan Noakes, Univ. of Minnesota, and April Knutson, Univ. of Minnesota)
Anon., Tristan et Iseult (XIIth century) and René Depestre, Hadriana dans tous mes rêves (1988)

4:15 – 4:40 Camus and Ben Jelloun (Alain Toumayan, UND, and Catherine Perry, UND)
Albert Camus, L’Étranger (1942) and Tahar Ben Jelloun, Cette aveuglante absence de lumière (2001)

4 :45 - 5 :10: Voltaire and Kourouma (Laurent Loty, Centre National de la Rercherche Scientifique, and Véronique Taquin, Lycée Marcelin Berthelot)
Voltaire, Lettres philosophiques (1734) and Ahmadou Kourouma, En attendant le vote des bêtes sauvages (1998)

5:15 – 5:40: Breton and Dambury (Lynn Palermo, Susquehanna Univ. and Gladys Francis, Georgia State Univ.)
André Breton, Martinique, charmeuse de serpents (1948) and Gerty Dambury, Les rétifs (2012)

6:15: Reception / Vin d’honneur, Morris Inn

6:45-7:45: Dinner / Dîner, Ballroom, Morris Inn

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Saturday October 11-12, 2013 / le samedi 12 octobre 2013

McKenna Hall Seminar Room 100-104

8:00 Continental Breakfast Served in McKenna Hall 100

9:00 – Plenary Session / Session plénière Continuation of Discussion of Exemplary cases. The group as a whole will address each of the 28 texts and the 14 paired "cases." Poursuite de la discussion des cas exemplaires. Le groupe se penchera sur chacun des 28 textes et des 14 « cas ».

9:00 – 9:05: D’Aubigné and Mouawad (Andrea Marie Frisch, Univ. of Maryland, & Marilyn Matar, Univ. of Maryland)
Agrippa d'Aubigné, Les tragiques (1616) and Wajdi Mouawad, Incendies (2003)

9:05 – 9:10: Zola and Mabanckou (Olivier Morel, UND, & Alison Rice, UND)
Émile Zola, J’accuse (1898) and Alain Mabanckou, Verre cassé (2005)

9:10 – 9:15: Lafayette and Beyala (Diane Kelley, Univ. of Puget Sound & Michel Rocchi, Univ. of Puget Sound)
Mme de Lafayette, La Princesse de Clèves (1678) and Calixthe Beyala, Maman a un amant (1993)

9:15 – 9:20: Rousseau and Ernaux (Sylvie Romanowski, Northwestern University, & Véronique Olivier, Chapman College)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Les Confessions (1782) and Annie Ernaux, Journal du dehors (1993)

9:20 – 9:25: Baudelaire and Nothomb (Vera Klekovkina, Univ. of Wisconsin Stevens Point & Virginie Pouzet-Duzer, Pomona College)
Charles Baudelaire, « L’Invitation au Voyage » (from Les Fleurs du mal, 1857) and Amélie Nothomb, Le Voyage d’hiver (2009)

9:25 - 9:30: Perrault and Chamoiseau (Julia Douthwaite, UND & Vincent Jauneau, UND)
Charles Perrault, “Barbe bleue” (1697) and Patrick Chamoiseau, “Une affaire de mariage” (1988)

9:30 – 9:35: Du Bellay and Ngugi wa Thiong’o (Eric MacPhail, IUB & Eileen Julien, IUB)
Joachim Du Bellay, Défense et illustration de la langue française (1549) and Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature (1985)

9:35 – 9:40: Proust and Glissant (Margaret Gray, IUB & Jason Herbeck, Boise State Univ.)
Marcel Proust, Du côté de chez Swann (1913) and Edouard Glissant, La Lézarde (1958)

9:40 – 9:45: Pascal and NDiaye (Hall Bjørnstad, IUB, & Oana Panaїté, IUB)
Blaise Pascal, Pensées (1670) and Marie NDiaye, Trois femmes puissantes (2009)

9:45 – 9:50: Shakespeare and Césaire (Paul Breslin, Northwestern Univ., & Dominique Licops, Northwestern Univ.)
William Shakespeare, The Tempest (1610-11) and Aimé Césaire, Une Tempête (1969)

9:50 – 9:55: Anon. [Tristan et Iseult] and Depestre (Susan Noakes, Univ. of Minnesota, & April Knutson, Univ. of Minnesota)
Anon., Tristan et Iseult (XIIth century) and René Depestre, Hadriana dans tous mes rêves (1988)

9:55 – 10:00: Camus and Ben Jelloun (Alain Toumayan, UND, & Catherine Perry, UND)
Albert Camus, L’Étranger (1942) and Tahar Ben Jelloun, Cette aveuglante absence de lumière (2001)

10:00 – 10:05: Voltaire and Kourouma (Laurent Loty, Centre National de la Rercherche Scientifique, & Véronique Taquin, Lycée Marcelin Berthelot)
Voltaire, Lettres philosophiques (1734) and Ahmadou Kourouma, En attendant le vote des bêtes sauvages (1998)

10:05 – 10:10: Breton and Dambury (Lynn Palermo, Susquehanna Univ., & Gladys Francis, Georgia State Univ.)
André Breton, Martinique, charmeuse de serpents (1948) and Gerty Dambury, Les rétifs (2012)

10:15 – 11:15: Small Group Workshops / Ateliers

The public is invited to join with presenters in the creation of tools to teach these texts to American high school or college students. Le public se réunira avec les présentateurs pour lancer la création des « fiches
pédagogiques» destinées à un public de lycéens ou étudiants de fac américains.

Group 1: Andrea Marie Frisch & Marilyn Matar
Olivier Morel & Alison Rice
Diane Kelley & Michel Rocchi


Group 2: Sylvie Romanowski & Véronique Olivier
Margaret Gray & Jason Herbeck
Lynn Palermo & Gladys Francis


Group 3: Eric MacPhail & Eileen Julien
Vera Klekovkina & Virginie Pouzet-Duzer
Alain Toumayan & Catherine Perry


Group 4: Paul Breslin & Dominique Licops
Susan Noakes & April Knutson
Hall Bjørnstad & Oana Panaїté


Group 5: Laurent Loty & Véronique Taquin
Julia Douthwaite & Vincent Jauneau


11:15 – 11:30: Discussions in pairs / Discussions en paires

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