Equinoxes 1999:
Urban spaces / bodies / texts


all events
- unless otherwise noted -
will take place in the Music Room of Rochambeau House, 84 Prospect St.

Friday 5 March 1999:

Jared Green, Co-Chair, Equinoxes 1999: Urban spaces / bodies / texts

Priscilla Ferguson, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
"Urban Cuisine"

Saturday 6 March 1999:

8:00 - 8:30 COFFEE

9:00 - 10:30 SESSION 1: Pedestrian Traffic: The Body In and Around the City
Chair: Alisa Hartz, Brown University

1. Sandra Vines, Brown University, "La représentation au féminin de l'espace social dans quatre villes marocaines: Le Deuil des chiens d'Abdelhak Serhane"

2. Kelly Austin, UCLA, "Mapping the City and the Body in Diamela Eltit's Vaca sagrada"

3. Emily Drugge, Brown University, "Reading Texts, Spaces, and Bodies in 'L'Abbaye de Thélème' and 'L'Isle des hermaphrodites'"

10:30 - 10:45 BREAK

10:45 - 12:15 SESSION 2: The Celluloid Metropolis: Home Movies/Screened Zones
Chair: Nanette Fornabai

1. Daphnée Rentfrow, Brown University, "Haunted Vienna: Mozart and the Specter of Nazism in Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter"

2. Karl Schoonover, Brown University, "Diegesis and Demolition: The End of Sociality in Chantal Akerman's Saute ma ville"

3. Daniel Perlin, Brown University, "Conflicted Spaces: Brazilian Avant-Pop Production"

12:15 - 1:45 LUNCH BREAK

1:45 - 3:00 SESSION 3: Special Session Roundtable Discussion: Teaching the City
Rochambeau House Library

Moderator: Jared Green


Professor Priscilla Ferguson (Columbia University)
Professor Edward J. Ahearn (Brown University)
Professor Karen Newman (Brown University)
Professor Tamar Katz (Brown University)
Professor Pierre Saint-Amand (Brown University)
Deborah Hahn (Brown University)

3:00 - 3:15 BREAK

3:15 - 5:30 SESSION 4: Sensational Spaces: Closed Doors and Blind Alleys
Chair: Denise Davis, Brown University

1. Madelaine Hron, University of Michigan, "The Space of the Car: Incarceration or Auto-mobility?"

2. Steve Macek, University of Minnesota, "Crack Alleys and Killing Zones: The Post-Industrial City According to the TV News"

3. Jeffrey Myers, Tufts University, "The Great Pen: Newgate as Synecdoche for London in Eighteenth Century Literature"

4. Jonathan Goldman, Brown University, "Flânerie in the Loo: Private Lives, Public Toilets"

5:30 RECEPTION, Machado House, 87 Prospect St.

This space generously provided by Brown University's
Depar tment of French Studies.