New Orleans 2014

Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme

http://www.ualberta.ca/~aizen/

University of New Orleans

http://www.uno.edu

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AIZEN®/UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS PROGRAM
International Conference on Émile Zola and Naturalism

March 6-8, 2014,
New Orleans, USA

Hosted by:

The Department of Foreign Languages,
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
New Orleans, USA

Organizers-in-Chief: Anna Gural-Migdal (University of Alberta, Canada) and
Juliana Starr (University of New Orleans, USA)

Organizing Committee: Olivier Bourderionnet (University of New Orleans, USA)
Justine Huet (Mount Royal University, Canada)
Hamp Overton (University of New Orleans, USA)
Robert Singer (Kingsborough, CUNY, USA)
Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt (Pacific Union College, USA)

UNO Students

THURSDAY, MARCH 6

Main Campus of the University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148

8:00-9:00 AM REGISTRATION, University Center (Room 201), Gallery Lounge, 2nd Floor

9:15-9:45 AM OPENING SPEECHES, University Center (Room 211), Innsbruck Room, 2nd Floor

Presenter: Juliana Starr, Associate Professor, Dept. of Foreign Languages, University of New Orleans

Kevin Graves, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, University of New Orleans

Eliza M. Ghil, Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages, University of New Orleans

Philippe Aldon, Attaché culturel adjoint, Consulat Général de France à la Nouvelle-Orléans

Anna Gural-Migdal, President of the AIZEN®, University of Alberta, Canada

Photo:

Juliana Starr

Photo:

Kevin Graves

Photo:

Eliza M. Ghil

9:45-10:00 AM BREAK, University Center (Room 201), Gallery Lounge, 2nd Floor

SECTION 1

10:00 AM-12:00 PM, University Center (Room 208), Atchafalaya Room, 2nd Floor

Panel: Le Roman expérimental in Europe and America
Organizer and President: Kristin Cook-Gailloud

Kristin Cook-Gailloud (Johns Hopkins University, USA): “Can Literature be a Science, or Science, a Form of Literary Discourse? The Implications of Emile Zola’s Roman expérimental

Jacques Neefs (Johns Hopkins University, USA): “Zola et le roman comme expérience”

Photo:

Jacques Neefs

Holly Woodson (Seattle University, USA): “Spectacles of Naturalism and the Spectacle of Paradise in Son Excellence Eugène Rougon

Photo:

From left: Holly Woodson and Kristin Cook-Gailloud

Nicholas White (University of Cambridge, England): “La Débâcle: The Arts of War and the Science of Naturalism”

Photo:

Nicholas White

12:00-1:00 PM LUNCH

SECTION 2

1:15-2:15 PM, University Center (Room 211), Innsbruck Room, 2nd Floor

American Naturalist Women Writers
President: Jeanne Campbell Reesman

Guest Speaker: Donna M. Campbell (Washington State University, USA): “Bitter Tastes: Why Women Writers Aren’t Recognized as Naturalists”

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Donna M. Campbell

SECTION 3

2:15-3:45 PM, University Center (Room 208), Atchafalaya Room, 2nd Floor

The Rougon-Macquart Novels
President: Marie-Sophie Armstrong
Photo:

From left, back row: Éliane Delente, Dominique Legallois, and Vanessa Costa e Silva Schmitt

Éliane Delente and Dominique Legallois (Université de Caen, France): “Les répétitions dans Les Rougon-Macquart: une écriture du naturalisme”

Corinne Loreaux-Kubler (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III, France): “L’envers des rotatives dans Son Excellence Eugène Rougon et L’Argent

Photo:

Corinne Loreaux-Kubler

Vanessa Costa e Silva Schmitt (Université de Genève, Suisse): “Le credo et les théories scientifiques du Dr Pascal dans le roman éponyme d’Émile Zola”

3:45-4:00 PM BREAK, University Center (Room 201), Gallery Lounge, 2nd Floor

SECTION 4

4:00-5:30 PM, University Center (Room 208), Atchafalaya Room, 2nd Floor

The Médan Group
Presidents: Éléonore Reverzy and Jennifer K. Wolter

Agnès Sandras (Bibliothèque nationale de France, France): “Haro sur les disciples zoliens!”

Richard Schumaker (University of Maryland University College, USA): “Crepuscular Crises: Nietzsche and Les Soirées de Médan

Caroline Doua Oulaï (Université Paris-Sorbonne – Paris IV, France): “L’amitié, le groupe de Médan − un remède à la névrose zolienne”

Photo:

Richard Schumacker and Agnès Sandras

SECTION 5

10:00 AM-12:00 PM, University Center (Room 210), Maurepas Room, 2nd Floor

Zola’s Reception in America
President: Evlyn Gould

Élise Cantiran (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III, France): “Diffusion du modèle zolien aux États-Unis: le rôle d’Henry James”

Geneviève De Viveiros (Western Ontario University, Canada): “De l’Ambigu à l’Olympic Theatre: L’Assommoir sur la scène à New York”

Robert S. April (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA): “Zola’s Reception in America and the Roles of William Dean Howells and Samuel S. McClure”

Mark D. Kuss (Our Lady of the Holy Cross College, USA): “The Reception of the Dreyfus Affair in Louisiana”

Photo:

From Left: Mark D. Kuss, Robert S. April, Geneviève De Viveiros, and Evlyn Gould

12:00-1:00 PM LUNCH

SECTION 6

2:15-3:45 PM, University Center (Room 210), Maurepas Room, 2nd Floor

Panel: Radical Naturalism
President: Monica Filimon

Tony Williams (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA): “Night Darkens the Street: Two Post-War British Naturalist Works of Arthur La Bern”

Monica Filimon (Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, USA): “Naturalism as Political Instrument of Resistance in Stere Gulea’s Moromeţii (The Moromete Family, 1988)”

Robert Singer (Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, USA): “Eat Me: Naturalism and Meat”

Photo:

From Left: Robert Singer and Monica Filimon

3:45-4:00 PM BREAK, University Center (Room 201), Gallery Lounge, 2nd Floor

SECTION 7

4:00-5:30 PM, University Center (Room 210), Maurepas Room, 2nd Floor

Naturalist Heritage in Poetry, Song, and Dance
President: Jean-Sébastien Macke

Isabel Cristina Folgado Rio Novo (Ismai – Instituto Superior de Maia, Portugal): “Zola et la poésie naturaliste”

Olivier Bourderionnet (University of New Orleans, USA): “Fréhel ou l’incarnation d’un héritage naturaliste dans la chanson de l’entre-deux-guerres”

Elizabeth Miller Lewis (University of New Orleans, USA): “Naturalism, Social Dance, and the Evolution of Identity in Chopin and Cather”

Photo:

From left: Elizabeth Miller Lewis, Célia Sousa Vieira, and Olivier Bourderionnet

SECTION 8

10:00 AM-12:00 PM, University Center (Room 204), Barataria Room, 2nd Floor

Emile Zola, La Terre and the Rural Novel
President: Isabelle Schaffner

Riikka Rossi (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Finland): “Devils, Vestals, Mother Earth: Representations of Rural People in Naturalism”

Photo:

Riikka Rossi

Francis Lacoste (Université de Jendouba, Tunisie): “Zola et la représentation du monde rural dans La Terre

Photo:

Francis Lacoste

Hemlata Giri (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III, France/ University of Delhi, India): “Le blé et la terre: du conflit et de l’harmonie dans The Octopus (1901) de Frank Norris et Fécondité (1900) d’Émile Zola”

Diane M. Smith (State University of New York at Farmingdale, USA): “Zola’s Harvests: Farm Life in the Short Fiction of Hamlin Garland and Mao Dun”

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Diane M. Smith

12:00-1:00 PM LUNCH

SECTION 9

2:15-3:45 PM, University Center (Room 204), Barataria, 2nd Floor

Naturalism in South America
President: Manuel García-Castellón

Haroldo Ceravolo Sereza (University of São Paulo, Brazil): “Two Novels, One Plot: Homoeroticism and Creativity in Portugal and Brazil”

Maria Cristina Batalha (Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil): “Lima Barreto et la voie du naturalisme populaire dans la littérature brésilienne”

Juan Pablo Spicer-Escalante (Utah State University, USA): “The Strangest of ‘Bed Partners’? Lust and/in the Films of Lucrecia Martel”

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From left: Manuel García-Castellón, Juan Pablo Spicer-Escalante, Maria Cristina Batalha, and Haroldo Ceravolo Sereza

3:45-4:00 PM BREAK, University Center (Room 201), Gallery Lounge, 2nd Floor

SECTION 10

4:00-5:30 PM, University Center (Room 204), Barataria, 2nd Floor

Female Naturalist Writers in America and Beyond
President: Ellen Mayock

Brittany Powell Kennedy (Tulane University, USA): “Transgressive Femininity in a Naturalist World: Contesting Female and Regional Exceptionality in Kate Chopin and Emilia Pardo Bazán”

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Brittany Powell Kennedy

Anita Duneer (Rhode Island College, USA): “Literary Naturalism in Achy Obejas’s Ruins

Andrea Panzeca (University of New Orleans, USA): “Naturalism and the Florida Setting in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston”

6:00 PM OPENING COCKTAIL with a live jazz band

UNO Fine Arts Gallery on the Lakefront Campus, Fine Arts Building

AIZEN®/UNO Best Photo Prizes

Juror: Ariya Martin, Artist in Residence at UNO

Southern Women at Work

UNO Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit: Southern Women at Work

FRIDAY, MARCH 7

SECTION 11

8:45-10:45AM, University Center (Room 208), Atchafalaya Room, 2nd Floor

Zola’s Non-Fictional Writing
President: Jacques Neefs
Photo:

From left: Şirin Dadas and Jacques Neefs

Jennifer K. Wolter (Bowling Green State University, USA): “Le Roman expérimental and Zola’s Master Plan”

Şirin Dadaş (Free University of Berlin, Germany): “Naturalisme pictural et littéraire: les rapports entre la théorie de l’art et la poétologie romanesque d’Émile Zola”

Soundouss El Kettani (Royal Military College of Canada, Canada): “La lettre zolienne ou l’épistolaire entre l’intime et le public”

Céline Grenaud-Tostain (Université d’Évry – Val d’Essonne, France): “Travelling sur ‘les hommes de bonne volonté’ dans les lettres à Alexandrine”

Photo:

From left: Soundouss El Kettani and Jennifer K. Wolter

10:45-11:00 AM BREAK, University Center (Room 201), Gallery Lounge, 2nd Floor

SECTION 12

11:00 AM-12:30 PM, University Center (Room 208), Atchafalaya Room, 2nd Floor

Naturalism, Archives, and Photography
President: Carmen Mayer-Robin

Jean-Sébastien Macke (Centre Zola – ITEM/CNRS, France): “Les archives zoliennes à l’ère du numérique”

Photo:

Jean-Sébastien Macke

Jeanne Campbell Reesman (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA): “Jack London, Photographer”

Photo:

Jeanne Campbell Reesman

Mary Niall Mitchell (University of New Orleans, USA): “Her Story in Daguerreotype: Race, Slavery, and Naturalism in 1850s Boston”

Photo:

Mary Niall Mitchell

12:30-1:30 PM LUNCH

SECTION 13

1:45-2:45 PM, University Center (Room 211), Innsbruck Room, 2nd Floor

Zola and Naturalism in Austria
President: Chantal Morel

Guest Speaker: Karl Zieger (Université Charles de Gaulle – Lille III, France): “Les origines du naturalisme en Autriche: de la réception de l’œuvre de Zola à la ‘face cachée’ de ‘Vienne fin-de-siècle’”

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From left: Chantal Morel and Karl Zieger

Photo:

Karl Zieger

2:45-3:00 PM BREAK, University Center (Room 201), Gallery Lounge, 2nd Floor

SECTION 14

3:00-5:00 PM, University Center (Room 208), Atchafalaya Room, 2nd Floor

Special Panel: Austrian Naturalism and Neo-Naturalism
Organizer: Anna Gural-Migdal
Presidents: Karl Zieger and Helga Mitterbauer

Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt (Pacific Union College, USA): “Toward a Rural Austrian Naturalism: Courbet, Zola and Ferdinand von Saar”

Helga Mitterbauer (University of Graz, Austria/University of Alberta, Canada): “A Methodological Answer to Crisis? Analysis of Naturalism in Hermann Broch’s Early Writings”

Kim Misfeldt (University of Alberta, Canada): “Naturalistic Impulses in the Portrayal of Violent Females by Elfriede Jelinek and Lilian Faschinger”

Andrea Gogröf (Western Washington University, USA): “Endgame: Love, Conflict and Offspring in Michael Haneke’s Amour

Photo:

Andrea Gogröf, Kim Misfeldt, and Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt

SECTION 15

8:45-10:45AM, University Center (Room 210), Maurepas Room, 2nd Floor

Writing the Body and Sexual Desire in Naturalist Texts
President: Kelly Basilio
Photo:

From left: Kelly Basilio, Sébastien Olson-Niel, and Caroline Vial

Caroline Vial (Northwestern University, USA): “Zola et la politique des corps”

Sébastien Olson-Niel (Université de Vincennes-Saint Denis – Paris VIII, France): “Psychanalyse du moi institutionnel dans The Octopus et La Bête humaine

Kyoko Watanabe (Meiji University, Japan): “Les signes du corps chez Maupassant”

Anna Gural-Migdal (University of Alberta, Canada): “Corporéité et sexualité horrifique dans Le Journal d’une femme de chambre d’Octave Mirbeau”

Photo:

Kyoko Watanabe

10:45-11:00 AM BREAK, University Center (Room 201), Gallery Lounge, 2nd Floor

SECTION 16

11:00 AM-12:30 PM, University Center (Room 210), Maurepas Room, 2nd Floor

Special Panel: Naturalism in Africa
Organizer and President: Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt

Eugène Tavares (Université de Ziguinchor, Sénégal): “Existe-t-il des écrivains africains naturalistes? Le cas des écrivains africains lusophones”

Christian Mbarga (St. Thomas University, Canada): “Ibrahima Dieng: déterminisme ou fatalité chez Sembène Ousmane”

John McDowell (Canadian University College, Canada): “The Ravages of ‘Skin Hunger’ in Post-Apartheid South Africa Surfacing in the Photographs of Pieter Hugo and the Short Stories of Achamt Dangor”

Photo:

John McDowell

12:30-1:30 PM LUNCH

SECTION 17

3:00-5:00 PM, University Center (Room 210), Maurepas Room, 2nd Floor

Figuring the Feminine in Naturalist Fiction
President: Riikka Rossi

Dulce Santos (University of Lisbon, Portugal): “L’écriture (re)créatrice de la femme chez Zola – la femme comme métaphore de l’écriture”

Elizabeth A. Carroll (The University of Iowa, USA): “Zola’s Bachelor Machine: Reproduction Derailed”

Deirdre M. Sennott (Portland State University, USA): “Felicitous or Phobic Spaces? Gender and Train Travel in Cather and Zola”

Minori Noda (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III, France): “L’espace urbain et la figure féminine dans L’Assommoir et Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

Photo:

From left: Minori Noda, Elizabeth A. Carroll, and Deirdre M. Sennott

SECTION 18

8:45-10:45 AM University Center (Room 204), Barataria Room, 2nd Floor

Naturalist and Neo-Naturalist Writers: Aspects of the Urban Novel
President: Susan McCready

Mihaela Marin (University of South Alabama, USA): “La ville débarbarisée: rituels de la consommation dans le paysage urbain zolien”

Isabelle Schaffner (École Polytechnique, France): “Incarnation des forces créatrices de la ville, dans les romans de Norris et Zola”

Jon Falsarella Dawson (Oxford College of Emory University, USA): “‘The Tyranny of Organized Labor’: Working-Class Agency in ‘The Dream of Debs’ by Jack London”

Todd Kennedy (Nicholls State University, USA): “In Defiance of the Naturalist Metropolis: John Dos Passos and the ‘City of Destruction’”

Photo:

From left: Todd Kennedy, Jon Falsarella Dawson, Mihaela Marin, and Isabelle Schaffner

10:45-11:00 AM BREAK, University Center (Room 201), Gallery Lounge, 2nd Floor

SECTION 19

11:00 AM-12:30 PM, University Center (Room 204), Barataria Room, 2nd Floor

Frank Norris
President: Stephen C. Brennan

Myrto Drizou (Valdosta State University, USA): “A Tenuous Negotiation: The Politics of Genre in Frank Norris’s Theory of Fiction”

Fredrik R. Stark (Northern Illinois University, USA): “Patterns of Speech Repetition in Frank Norris’s McTeague

Roderick Cooke (Franklin and Marshall College, USA): “A Thin Veneer: McTeague’s Masculinities”

Photo:

From left: Roderick Cooke, Myrto Drizou, and Fredrik R. Stark

12:30-1:30 PM LUNCH

SECTION 20

3:00-5:00 PM, University Center (Room 204), Barataria Room, 2nd Floor

Naturalism in the Iberian Peninsula
Presidents: Brittany Powell Kennedy and Isabel Cristina Folgado Rio Novo

Célia Sousa Vieira (Ismai – Instituto Superior da Maia, Portugal): “Les théories sur le roman naturaliste dans les littératures portugaise et espagnole”

Manuel García-Castellón (University of New Orleans, USA): “Naturalism in Spain and Latin America: Its Compromise with Traditions of Idealism and Christianity”

Marjorie Rousseau (Université de Tours, France): “La réception des ouvrages critiques de Zola en Espagne: L’exemple d’Eduardo López Bago”

Ellen Mayock (Washington and Lee University, USA): “Naturalist Taxonomies of José Ángel Mañas’s Historias del Kronen

Photo:

Session Audience

NATURALIST FILM FESTIVAL

5:30-8:00 PM, UNO Performing Arts Center, Robert E. Nims Theatre, 1st Floor

Low and Behold (Zack Godshall, 2007, USA, 89 min., color, in English)

Based on real events, this film tells the story of Turner Stull (Barlow Jacobs), a claim adjuster in Post-Katrina New Orleans who risks his job to help a local man, Nixon (Eddie Rouse), find his lost dog. As this unlikely pair traverses the city, Turner comes to discover that some damage is immeasurable. Filmed on location in New Orleans only months after Hurricane Katrina, Low and Behold blurs the line between reality and fiction, creating a mosaic of images, faces, and voices that together make for a unique cinematic experience. Screening followed by a discussion in English and French with the director, Zack Godshall, the 2009 Louisiana Filmmaker of the year.

Low and Behold

Low and Behold by Zack Godshall

SATURDAY, MARCH 8

SECTION 21

8:00-9:30 AM, University Center (Room 208), Atchafalaya Room, 2nd Floor

From Theatre to Novel and from Novel to Film: Zola and Maupassant
President: Anna Gural-Migdal

Midori Nakamura (Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, Japan): “‘L’annonce’ et ‘l’amorce’ chez Zola: du théâtre au roman”

Photo:

Midori Nakamura

Carmen Mayer-Robin (The University of Alabama, USA): “No ‘Bland Harmony of Romance’: Travail, by Zola (1901) and Pouctal (1920)”

Photo:

Carmen Mayer-Robin

Kelly Basilio (University of Lisbon, Portugal): “Ironie et comique dans l’adaptation par Renoir d’Une partie de campagne de Maupassant”

Photo:

Kelly Basilio

9:30-9:45AM BREAK, University Center (Room 201), Gallery Lounge, 2nd Floor

SECTION 22

9:45-11:15 AM, University Center (Room 208), Atchafalaya Room, 2nd Floor

Zola’s Fiction before and after The Rougon-Macquart
President: Mihaela Marin

Ayşe Kiran (Haceteppe University, Turkey): “La complémentarité de la nature et de la culture par défaut: l’exemple de Thérèse Raquin

Photo:

Ayşe Kiran

Ana I. Oancea (Columbia University, USA): “Heredity beyond the Rougon-Macquart: The ‘New Men’ of Travail

Evlyn Gould (University of Oregon, Eugene, USA): “Naturalism’s New Novel: Experimental Teaching in Zola and Barrès”

Photo:

From left, back row: Evlyn Gould and Ana I. Oancea
Front row: Mihaela Marin

11:15 AM-12:15 PM AIZEN® COMPLIMENTARY PIZZA LUNCH

SECTION 23

12:30-2:00 PM, University Center (Room 208), Atchafalaya Room, 2nd Floor

Panel: The Representation of Working-Class Women in The Rougon-Macquart
Organizer and President: Elisabeth-Christine Muelsch

Elisabeth-Christine Muelsch (Angelo State University, USA): “Monsieur Emile Zola’s Concierges”

Sayeeda Mamoon (Edgewood College, USA): “Earning Her Living: The Modern Salesgirl in Zola’s Au Bonheur des Dames

Elsa Stéphan (Tulane University, USA): “La prostitution dans Au Bonheur des Dames d’Émile Zola: une approche psychanalytique”

Photo:

From left: Sayeeda Mamoon, Elisabeth-Christine Muelsch, and Elsa Stéphan

SECTION 24

2:00-4:00 PM, University Center (Room 208), Atchafalaya Room, 2nd Floor

The Sublime and the Grotesque in Naturalism
President: Elizabeth Emery

Marie-Sophie Armstrong (Lehigh University, USA): “From Hugo’s Sublime to Zola’s Grotesque: A Kleinian Reading of L’Argent

Kristof Haavik (Arab American University, West Bank): “The One and the Many: The Sacred in La Faute de l’abbé Mouret

Carole Trévise (Tulane University, USA): “Sacrilège et sacré: Le naturalisme de Zola et le sublime religieux. Étude de La Terre

Asma Jouini (Université de Tunis, Tunisie): “Le naturalisme ‘sublime’ chez Joris-Karl Huysmans”

Photo:

From left: Marie-Sophie Armstrong, Kristof Haavik, and Carole Trévise

SECTION 25

8:00-9:30 AM, University Center (Room 210), Maurepas Room, 2nd Floor

Panel: American Literary Naturalism
President and Organizer: Keith Newlin
Photo: Stephan C. Brennan and Keith Newlin

from left: Stephan C. Brennan and Keith Newline

Stephan C. Brennan (Louisiana State University Shreveport, USA): “Pragmatic Truth in Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy

Carol S. Loranger (Wright State University, USA): “The Negligibles: The Naturalist Movement in American Poetry, 1892-1920”

Qizhi Shu (Xiangtan University, China): “Stephen Crane’s ‘The Monster’: The Reconstruction of White Masculinity in Racial and Ethical Dimensions”

Photo:

From left: Carol S. Loranger, Stephan C. Brennan, and Qizhi Shu

9:30-9:45AM BREAK, University Center (Room 201), Gallery Lounge, 2nd Floor

SECTION 26

9:45-11:15 AM, University Center (Room 210), Maurepas Room, 2nd Floor

Zola, Naturalism and Solitude in Nineteenth-Century French Novels
Organizer and President: Céline Brossillon

Éléonore Reverzy (Université de Strasbourg, France): “‘Solitaire comme Moïse’: Zola et la question de l’impopularité”

Photo:

Éléonore Reverzy

Céline Brossillon (Dickinson College, USA): “Les bêtes humaines de Zola − assommées par la solitude?”

Charles J. Stivale (Wayne State University, USA): “Solitude chez Stendhal and Maupassant: From Integration to Disintegration”

Photo:

From left: Céline Brossillon and Charles J. Stivale

11:15 AM-12:15 PM AIZEN® COMPLIMENTARY PIZZA LUNCH

SECTION 27

12:30-2:00 PM, University Center (Room 210), Maurepas Room, 2nd Floor

Female Naturalist Writers: Constance Fenimore Woolson and Edith Wharton
President: Donna M. Campbell

Anne Boyd Rioux (University of New Orleans, USA): “Extending the Boundaries of Naturalism: The Example of the American Writer Constance Fenimore Woolson”

Rebecca Wiltberger (University of Kentucky, USA): “Naturalism, Alternative Domesticity, and the Unnecessary Death of Lily Bart in Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth

Courtney Maren Hilden (University of New Orleans, USA): “Spoiling Dinner: Wharton, Woolson, and Revising the Already-Revised Marriage Plot”

Photo:

From left: Courtney Maren Hilden, Rebecca Wiltberger, Anne Boyd Rioux, and Donna M. Campbell

SECTION 28

8:00-9:30 AM, University Center (Room 204), Barataria Room, 2nd Floor

Francophone Naturalist Writers
President: Christian Mbarga

Philippe Chavasse (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA): “Georges Eekhoud et son terroir incarné”

Guri Ellen Barstad (University College of Østfold, Norway): “Vivre dans la vérité: La lutte pour la vérité subjective dans deux romans d’Alfred Mercier”

Caroline Loranger (Université de Montréal, Canada): “Naturalisme et oralité dans le roman canadien-français La Scouine d’Albert Laberge”

Photo:

From left: Robert S. April, Caroline Loranger, Guri Ellen Barstad, and Philippe Chavasse

BOOK EXHIBIT OF LOUISIANA NATURALIST WRITER ALFRED MERCIER
UNO LIBRARY, 4TH FLOOR LOBBY

<i>L’Habitation Saint-Ybars</i>

Book cover of Mercier’s novel: L’Habitation Saint-Ybars

9:30-9:45AM BREAK, University Center (Room 201), Gallery Lounge, 2nd Floor

SECTION 29

9:45-11:15 AM, University Center (Room 204), Barataria Room, 2nd Floor

Naturalism and Neo-Naturalism Made in Louisiana
President: Hamp Overton
Photo:

From left: Ronald Geerts, Juliana Starr, and Elizabeth Emery

Juliana Starr (University of New Orleans, USA): “Natural Disaster: Representation and Spectatorship in the Flood Stories: L’inondation, Trouble the Water, and Low and Behold

Elizabeth Emery (Montclair State University, USA): “Naturalism Louisiana-Style, from Zola and Swamp People to Duck Dynasty and Cajun Pawn Stars

Ronald Geerts (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgique): “Chekov in The Tremé: On Treme as Real Naturalist Television Drama”

11:15 AM-12:15 PM AIZEN® COMPLIMENTARY PIZZA LUNCH

SECTION 30

12:30-2:00 PM, University Center (Room 204), Barataria Room, 2nd Floor

Panel: Naturalism in Contemporary American and World Cinema
Organizer and President: Juliana Starr
Photo:

From left: Laura J. Medina, Laszlo Fulop, and Hamp Overton

Hamp Overton (University of New Orleans, USA): “Naturalist Filmic Devices in Contemporary Narrative Film”

Laura J. Medina (University of New Orleans, USA): “Naturalism in Contemporary American Independent Narrative Films by Women Directors”

Laszlo Fulop (University of New Orleans, USA): “Naturalism in Contemporary Romanian Film”

Steamboat Natchez

Steamboat Natchez on the Mississippi River

6:00-9:00 PM DINNER JAZZ CRUISE, Steamboat Natchez

Boarding at The Lighthouse in the French Quarter behind Jax Brewery: 600 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Photo:

From left: Kelly Basilio, Caroline Loranger, Corinne Loreaux-Kubler, Justine Huet, Anna Gural-Migdal, and Robert Singer

SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 12:00-4:30 PM, LAURA PLANTATION TOUR

Bus leaving from The Lighthouse in the French Quarter behind Jax Brewery: 600 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 701

LAURA PLANTATION

Laura Plantation

Sponsors:

AIZEN®, Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme

The University of New Orleans, College of Liberal Arts

The University of New Orleans, Center Austria

Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Consulat Général de France à la Nouvelle-Orléans

Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans

L’Union Française, La Nouvelle-Orléans, Louisiane

The University of Alberta, Canada

Special Thanks

Organizing Committee:

Anna Gural-Migdal, Organizer-in-Chief, President of the AIZEN® (University of Alberta, Canada)

Juliana Starr, Organizer-in-Chief (University of New Orleans, USA)

Olivier Bourderionnet, Local Organizer (University of New Orleans, USA)

Hamp Overton, Local Organizer (University of New Orleans, USA)

Robert Singer, Vice President of the AIZEN® (Kingsborough, CUNY, USA)

Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt, Secretary-Treasurer of the AIZEN® (Pacific Union College, USA)

Justine Huet, Assistant to the AIZEN (Mount Royal University, Canada)

University of New Orleans:

Kevin Graves, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Anthony Cipolone, Assistant Dean for Budget and Technology

Jennifer Miguez, Executive Coordinator for Operations and Events

Peggy Gaffney, Assistant Dean and Director of Diversity Affairs

Susan Krantz, Former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Eliza Ghil, Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages

David Hoover, Chair of the Department of Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts

Günter Bischof, Director of Center Austria

Ariya Martin, Artist in Residence and Director of UNO Fine Arts Gallery

Dan Rule, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

Charles Hadley, Research Professor of Political Science Emeritus

Chris W. Surprenant, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Florence M. Jumonville, Librarian, Louisiana and Special Collections Department

Mike Adler, Director of Media Services

Mary M. Thompson, Assistant Director of Event Services

Naomi Moore, Assistant Director of Oliver St. Pe’ Center

Sabrina Dupree, Coordinator for Communications

City of New Orleans:

Lauren Morales and Jordan Vickers, Sales Managers, Hampton Inn Downtown

Melissa Eilers, Grey Line Tours

New Orleans Visitors Bureau

AIZEN®

Ana Anubis & David Macpherson of Ingénieuse Productions, AIZEN Graphics©

Philip Hoyt, AIZEN Web Site©

Martin Janiszewski, AIZEN Web Site©

EXCAVATIO©

Anna Gural- Migdal, Editor

Marie-Sophie Armstrong, Associate Editor

Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt, Associate Editor

Adrien Guyot, EXCAVATIO Web Site©

Panel Organizers:

Sandrine Brossillon, Dickinson College, USA

Christine Cook-Gailloud, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Anna Gural-Migdal, University of Alberta, Canada

Elisabeth-Christine Muelsch, Angelo State University, USA

Keith Newlin, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA

Robert Singer, Kingsborough, CUNY, USA

Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt, Pacific Union College, USA

Juliana Starr, University of New Orleans, USA

Tony Williams, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA

Organizations:

Philippe Aldon and Bartholomew Wander, Consulat Général de France à la Nouvelle-Orléans

Julie Walker, Aurélie Champvert and Justine Guschlbauer, Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans

Danny Lewis and Paul Alvares, L’Union Française, La Nouvelle-Orléans, Louisiane

Christian Joseph Ebner, Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Alain Pagès and Jean-Sébastien Macke, Centre Zola, ITEM-CNRS, Paris

Chantal Morel, Institut français du Royaume-Uni and Emile Zola Society London

Agnès Sandras, Bibliothèque nationale de France

Jeanne Campbell Reesman, Jack London Society, USA

Guri Ellen Barstad, Centre d’études supérieures d’Østfold, Halden, Norway

Robin White, Nicholls State University, USA

Guests:

Karl Zieger, Honored Guest, Université Charles de Gaulle – Lille III, France

Donna M. Campbell, Special Guest, Washington State University, USA

Zack Godshall, Filmmaker

and a big thank you to Giambattista Mondada, Ex Consul General of Switzerland in Chicago