Program

37th Cincinnati Conference in Romance Languages and Literatures – Program

Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 1

Downloadable program: FINAL 2017 Program_2017

Friday March 31st

9:00 a.m. Coffee and light refreshments

Registration Opens

Max Kade Center – Old Chem 736

Friday March 31st – 9:30 to 11:00 AM

  1. Deconstrucciones y reconstrucciones identitarias: revisiones literarias sobre género

Chaired by: Patricia Valladares-Ruiz

Room: Old Chem 530

Silvia Roig, Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY, “Impresiones viajeras sobre el Otro en un paraíso en descomposición”.

Sandra Russo, Wayne State University, “La deconstrucción de los roles de género en Novela negra con argentinos, de Luisa Valenzuela y Camino de ida de Ricardo Piglia”.

Lizely M López, University of Kentucky, “Tres mujeres en La gran fiesta: deseo, patria e idilio”.

Luis Miguel Estrada, University of Cincinnati, “La Perra Saldívar: la aproximación literaria a la boxeadora mexicana”.

  1. Modernismo, neobarroco y novela del siglo XX: transiciones estéticas latinoamericanas

Chaired by: Mauricio Espinoza

Room: Old Chem 531

Diego Mora, University of Cincinnati, “De Azul… a Trilce: Exploración del conflicto de la modernidad latinoamericana.”

José Luis Suárez Morales, University of Indiana, “Respiración Artificial: Colonialismo, Desastre y Escritura”.

Gustavo A Vargas, University of Pittsburgh, “Pájaros en la playa, de Severo Sarduy: Enfermedad, desengaño y desgaste neobarroco”.

  1. Sátira, simbolismo y ciencia en poesía transatlántica

Chaired by: Julia Escobar

Room: Old Chem 602

Stephanie Alcantar, University of Cincinnati, “Sobre cómo la poesía se apropia de la ciencia para generar emociones estéticas inéditas. Un análisis de Carne de Pixel, de Agustín Fernández Mallo y ‘Épica de los gases constructores’, de Vicente Luis Mora”.

Dan Treber, Taylor University, “Inner Monologues in Bécquer’s Short Stories”.

David Delgado, University of Kentucky, “El simbolismo y su herencia: Correspondencias entre Antonio Machado y Robert Frost”.

Fernando Morato, Ohio State University, “Poetas Neoclásicos de los dos lados del Río de la Plata”.

  1. Graphic novel and bande-dessinée: Visual representations of French literature

Chaired by: Danielle Baker

Room: Old Chem 713

Cristina Alvares, University of Minho (Braga, Portugal): “Les nerfs du Capitaine. La fonction du compagnon inséparable du héros dans Les aventures de Tintin de Hergé”

Haniyeh Barahouise, University of Virginia: “Ce que la bande dessinée dit de la littérature :  Gemma Bovery à la recherche d’une identité unique”.

Caroline D Laurent, Harvard University, “ ‘C’est le chemin qui décide de l’endroit où tu vas atterrir’: The Plural Representation of Migration in Barroux and Bessora’s graphic novel Alpha

11:15 AM to 12:45 PM

  1. La persistencia de la historia no oficial en la narrativa hispanoamericana

Chaired by: Nicasio Urbina

Room: Old Chem 530

Bruce Cole, University of Tennessee, “El enigma femenino de lo oriental en Aita Tettauen.”

Enrique Téllez-Espiga, Saint Joseph’s University, “Memoria y justicia anamnética en Los surcos del azar (2013), de Paco Roca”.

Gregory Utley, University of Texas at Tyler, “The Short Fiction of Juan Gabriel Vázquez: Phantoms of a Recurring Past”.

  1. La verdad en disputa: la posmodernidad en la narrativa de Roberto Bolaño

Chaired by: Andrés Pérez-Simón

Room: Old Chem 623

Tamara Centis, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, “El trauma lo invade todo: crisis posmoderna en Amuleto, de Roberto Bolaño”.

Manuel R. Montes, University of Cincinnati, La mano que mueve la prosa. Ocultaciones de la poesía de los realvisceralistas al trasluz del diario de Juan García Madero en Los detectives salvajes, de Roberto Bolaño”.

Daniel Paul, University of Cincinnati, “Hard Boiled Nothing: How The Conventions Of Crime Fiction Are Appropriated To Undermine The Search For Truth In Postmodern Detective Novels”.

  1. Identidad y cine español

Chaired by: Abraham Prades

Room: Old Chem 531

Abraham Prades, University of Kentucky, “Cuerpo vivo, cuerpo muerto: La visión del cuerpo en las películas Princesas (2005) y Amador (2010)”.

Julia De León, University of Kentucky, “Los Tarantos (1963). Luces y sombras de un relato verídico sobre la unidad y modernización nacional”.

Silvia Encinas, University of Kentucky, “Maternidad y psicoanálisis en Julieta (2016), de Almodóvar”.

  1. Franco-African literature: Crossing borders and cultures

Chaired by: Métycia Bengmo

Room: Old Chem 713

Mutombo Kabantu, École du Savoir Plus, Democratic Republic of Congo: “La dérive des dirigeants africains dans La Traversée des mirages de Kama Sywor Kamanda”.

Bonnie Griffin, Vanderbilt University: “Jef Geeraerts and the Contamination of Identity: Writing and Righting Colony and Criminality”.

Florence Dwyer, Thomas More College: “La Nuit de Feu: Expérience mystique chez Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt”.

1:00 – 2:00 PM

LUNCH – Kade Center, 736 Old Chem

Lunch is provided for all registered conference participants and members of the UC Department of Romance Languages and Literatures who previously RSVP-ed

2:15 to 3:30 PM – BRAUNSTEIN 312

Keynote Speaker

“Street Crimes: Paris (and France) after Poe”

Andrea Goulet, Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Legacies of the Rue Morgue: Science, Space, and Crime Fiction in France.

3:45 to 5:00 PM

  1. Tales and allegories: Means to promote cultural values in literature and cinema

Chaired by: Taylor Larson

Room: Old Chem 727

Kyrie Miranda, University of Knoxville, Tennessee: “Beneath the Skin: Identifying the Monster in the Lais ‘Bisclavret’ and ‘Melión’”.

Carlonia Noble, Ohio State University: “The eroticization of the sea and the ambivalence of desire in Eric Rohmer’s La collectionneuse”.

  1. Panel 21: Brazilian representations through cinema

Chaired by: Tiffanie Clark

Room: Old Chem 713

Clara Carolyne Fachini Zanirato, Ohio State University, “The representation of Nipo-Brazilian identity construction in Gaijin – Caminhos da Liberdade (1980), produced by Tizuka Yamasaki, and Brazil-Maru (1992), by Karen Tei Yamashita.”

Jacqueline Lima, Coelho Sampaio, Ohio State University, “The different representations of the Giant Piaimã in the film Macunaíma”.

  1. Communicative teaching and computer assisted learning

Chaired by: Cristina Kowalski

Room: Old Chem 530

Andrew J. Deiser, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, “Assuring Quality Design and Delivery of Online and Blended Courses”.

Hwu Fenfang, Cristina Kowalski, “Making Form-Meaning Connections through Conversational Discourse for the Acquisition of Spanish Preterite and Imperfect”.

5:15 -6:30 – BRAUNSTEIN 301

Keynote Speaker

“Identity Under Construction: a Conversation with Guatemalan Writer Eduardo Halfon”

Eduardo Halfon

Guatemalan writer awarded with the Guggenheim Fellowship (2011) and the Roger Caillois Prize for Latin American Literature (2015)

 6:30 – 8:30 Kade Center (OLD CHEM 736)

Conference Reception.

Please join us for beverages, appetizers, and conversation.

Saturday April 1st

Registration begins at 9:00 AM in the Max Kade Center (Old Chem 736). Coffee and refreshments provided.

9:30 to 11:00 AM

  1. Hispanic Caribbean Literature

Chaired by: Patricia Valladares-Ruiz

Room: Old Chem 727

Tomás E Arce, University of Cincinnati, “Autoficción a través de un diario íntimo fragmentado y diagnóstico de la literatura latinoamericana en Simone de Eduardo Lalo.”

Rodrigo Mariño López, University of Cincinnati, “El nido de la serpiente: autoficción y (sin)sentido.”

Andrea Beaudoin Valenzuela, University of Cincinnati, “Delirio y desprevención en la voz narrativa de Papi.”

Julia Escobar Villegas, University of Cincinnati, “Hotel y motel, espacios de confluencia de subjetividades marginales en dos novelas de Santos Febres.”

  1. La configuración de identidades urbanas en la literatura española

Chaired by: Mar Gámez

Room: Old Chem 701

Maria T. Pao, Illinois State University, “Identity and Celebrity in Caídos del cielo (1995)”.

Mariona Surribas, Ohio State University, “El teatro en Mallorca: paradigma artístico del choque y el diálogo entre lo local y lo global en España”.

Grace Choo, University of Louisville, “La mirada del hombre oscuro: un acercamiento postcolonialista y  afrocentrista”.

  1. Construyendo la nación: dispositivos discursivos germinales en la literatura andina.

Chaired by: Camilo Galeano

Room: Old Chem 704

Angela DeLutis, Dickinson College, “Andrés Bello’s Quijote: Political Declarations in the Re-appropriations of the Cervantine Masterpiece”.

María Victoria Márquez, Ohio State University, “Literatura, comercio y discurso jurídico del Atlántico a Los Andes. Las memorias de Miguel de Learte (1770-1788)”.

Nash Middleton, Ohio State University, “Cultural Artifacts of Economic Space and Identity in the United Provinces of Rio de la Plata and the Argentine Confederation 1810-1852”.

  1. Identity, science and religion in French theatre and short stories

Chaired by: Jessica Wilson

Room: Old Chem 713

Larry Riggs, Butler University: “There is No Introspective Self-Knowledge: Subversion of the Epistemological Promise in Molière and Racine”.

Kathryn Willis Wolfe, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College: “Molière’s Comic Attack on the Verbal Weapons of the Counterreformation: Subjecting Religion’s Rhetoric of Truth and Beauty to Comedy’s Skeptical Gaze in Le Festin de pierre (Dom Juan)”.

Karen J. Manna, University of Central Oklahoma: “Voltaire’s Zadig ou la destinée and Identities of Social Detection”.

11:15 AM to 12:45 PM

  1. Extremes in modern societies through noir literature, tales of anarchism and Sarkozy’s discourses

Chaired by: Roufia Dehmani

Room: Old Chem 713

Cara Bailey, Vanderbilt University: “Le conflit des classes, les cadavres et le commissaire Llob dans Double blanc de Yasmina Khadra”

Allen Wood, Purdue University: “Narcissism and Terrorists (Fictional and Real) in 1890’s France”.

Nacer Khelouz, University of Missouri-Kansas City: “De la droite ‘décomplexée’ à la théorie du ‘Grand Remplacement’”.

  1. Autoficción, identidad y género en la narrativa española

Chaired by: Aurelio Auseré

Room: Old Chem 701

Lynn Celdrán, Transylvania University, “Self-reformation in Esther Tusquets’ ‘Carta a mi primer amor’”.

Beth A. Buttler, Muskingum University, “Fractured Story, Fractured Life: A Postmodern Reading of Clara frente al espejo by Belén Olías Ericsson”.

Alyssa Selmer, Cornell College, “Enfreaking the Monstrous Hybridity of the Female Protagonists in María de Zayas’s El juez de su causa and La esclava de su amante“.

Rebecca Mason, Duquesne University, “Medical Texts and Mutable Sex in Early Modern Spain: The Case of Eleno/a de Céspedes”.

  1. Indigeneidad, activismo y cultura material en Perú (siglos 20-21): estudios visuales y de performance

Chaired by: Juan Suárez Ontaneda

Room: Old Chem 704

Juan Suárez Ontaneda, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “¿Son amautas o trovadores? Música indígena en el programa radial Cancionero de España y América (1987) de Nicomedes Santa Cruz”.

Liz Moreno Chuquen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Narrativas visuales sobre Cusco a principios del siglo XX: el debate sobre el indigenismo en Martin Chambi”.

Carmen Gallegos, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Espacio, emoción y conflicto: la identidad indígena y el discurso sobre la tierra durante el Baguazo”.

  1. La construcción de la masculinidad y la policía

Chaired by: Daniel Fonfria-Perera

Room: Old Chem 727

Daniel Fonfria-Perera, University of Kentucky, “¿Poli bueno o poli malo?: Modelos de masculinidad en El niño (2014)”.

Miguel Martos Maldonado, University of Kentucky, “La construcción de la masculinidad en ¿Quién mató a Palomino Molero? (1986) de Mario Vargas Llosa”.

Guillermo Rivas Prado, University of Kentucky, “Aletas de tiburón: Una confrontación de masculinidades que termina en tragedia”.

1:00 to 2:00 PM

Film Showcase – Central American Short Films: Variety in Search of Identity – Old Chem 701

LUNCH – Kade Center, 736 Old Chem

Lunch is provided for all registered conference participants and members of the UC RLL Department who previously RSVP-ed. You are welcome to eat in the Kade Center or bring your lunch to the Film Showcase

 

2:15 to 3:45 PM

  1. Central American Film: Understanding a Nascent Regional Cinema at a Crossroads

Chaired by: Mauricio Espinoza

Room: Old Chem 701

Mauricio Espinoza, University of Cincinnati, “The Aesthetics and Politics of ‘Movement’: Migration as a Key Theme of Contemporary Central American Film”.

José Ulloa, Independent filmmaker, “Is There Such a Thing as ‘Central American Film’?”.

Tomás E. Arce, University of Cincinnati, “Big Stories and Micro-Stories in Central American Audiovisual Production”.

  1. Identidad, terrorismo y nacionalismo en España

Chaired by: Camilo Galeano

Room: Old Chem 713

Ernest Carranza, Ohio State University, “El sexo antes que la patria: Humor y nacionalismo en El hombre de mi vida de Manuel Vázquez Montalbán”.

Andy Woodmansee, Ohio State University, “‘Has there ever been a ‘Correct War’?’: Gabriel Ochoa’s Las guerras correctas Interrogates Official Narratives of Post-Transition Spain”.

  1. Surrealismo, Ciencia Ficción y novela de lo Paranormal: desafíos a la realidad desde las dos orillas del Atlántico

Chaired by: Luis Miguel Estrada

Room: Old Chem 727

Antonio Parrilla-Recuero, Indiana University of Bloomington, “(Sur)realismo en la novelística de Jesús López Pacheco”.

Betsy Partyka, Ohio University, “Lo paranormal encuentra su nicho en la literatura paraguaya”.

Alice Reckley-Vallejos, University of Missouri-Kansas City, “Traducción y tecnología extraviadas en Iris de Paz Soldán”.

4:00 to 5:30 PM

  1. Theatricality and Gender in the Theatre of Lorca

Chaired by: Mar Gámez García

Room: Old Chem 701

Mar Gámez García, University of Cincinnati, “La violencia contra la mujer en el teatro de Federico García Lorca”.

Hunter Lang, University of Cincinnati, “Towards a new Gender-Performativity through the Anti-theatrical in Federico García Lorca’s El público”.

Milagros Quiles, University of Cincinnati, “Reflexiones de la representación de la mujer en la tragedia Bodas de Sangre”.

Olivia Barrera Gutiérrez, Gemma Rodríguez Ibarra, University of Cincinnati, “Lorca and Stage Fright: Modernism, Anti-Theatricality, and Drama by Martin Puchner”.

  1. Re-reading Cuban revolution, gender and African traditions

Chaired by: Monica Ayala-Martínez

Room: Old Chem 713

Monica Ayala-Martínez, Denison University, “Roles y negociaciones de género en Nunca fui primera dama de Wendy Guerra”.

Manuel Martínez, Ohio Dominican University, “Reimagining U.S.-Cuba Relations in Wendy Guerra’s Domingo de Revolución”.

Iliana Rosales, Northern Kentucky University, “Estudio del lenguaje, del relato y del espacio en Una saga yoruba (2016) de Matías Montes Huidobro”.

  1. Las violencias del siglo XX: dictadores, política y acuerdos de paz

Chaired by: Camilo Galeano

Room: Old Chem 727

Katherine Broughton, Ohio University, “De demonios y dictadores: Un análisis alegórico de una novela paraguaya”.

Guillermo López Prieto, Indiana University of Bloomington, “Tramas y juegos: La narrativa paranoica en Luna caliente de Mempo Giardinelli”.

Jarrod Brown, Franklin College, “”Todo está hecho de luz”: The Specters of Violence in Rodrigo Rey Rosas’s La viuda de don Juan Manuel“.

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Conference co-chairs:

Aurelio Auseré

Sammy Belhafian

Luis Miguel Estrada

Faculty Advisor:

Michael Gott, Conference Director

 

Special thanks to: The Taft Research Center at UC, The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and department chair Dr. Carlos Gutiérrez, Dr. Kathryn Lorenz, Dr. Anne-Marie Jézéquel, Rachel Adler, and all of the volunteer student organizers.

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