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OCTOBER 2004

Religions and Politics in Modern Europe
Presentation by Dr. Blandine Kriegel

Wednesday, October 13, 2004
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Storer Auditorium
 
DR. BLANDINE KRIEGEL IS PRESIDENT OF THE HIGH COUNCIL FOR INTEGRATION OF THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT SPECIAL ADVISER FOR INTEGRATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC. In her governmental capacities, Dr. Kriegel is at the forefront of significant and challenging issues such as multicultural integration within today’s French nation, the defense and protection of human rights and minorities, and the continuing need for civic dialogue and solidarity in an increasingly more complex French society. Docteur d’Etat, Professor of History, Political Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Paris X-Nanterre, Dr. Blandine Kriegel has been a Research Fellow of the French National Center for Scientific Research, and has taught at the Universities of Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne and Lyon III, and at the Institute of Political Sciences, Paris. A former collaborator of Michel Foucault (to whom she dedicated a book entitled Michel Foucault aujourd’hui [M.F. today] (2004), Professor Kriegel has published more than twenty books, including her now canonical L’Etat des esclaves (1979), translated into English by M.A. LePain and J.C. Cohen under the title The State and the Rule of Law, and her leading L’Histoire de l’âge classique [History of the Classical Age], in 4 volumes (1988, 1996). Among her most recents works are Propos sur la Démocratie [Essays on Democracy] (1994), Philosophie de la République [Philosophy of the Republic] (2000), and Réflexions sur la Justice [Reflections on Justice] (2001). REFRESHMENTS WILL FOLLOW THE LECTURE FREE ADMISSION This event is co-sponsored by the University of Miami Office of the Vice Dean for Arts and Humanities of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Miami European Union Center, the U.M. Departments of History and Philosophy, the Joseph Carter Memorial Endowment Fund of the University of Miami Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; and is promoted with the support of the University of Miami Department of International Studies, Africana Studies Program, Judaic Studies Program, and Humanities Colloquium, along with the Damien B. Contemporary Art Center
 
 
NOVEMBER 2004

Special Round Table Discussion from French Africa to African France

Thursday, November 4, 2004
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
University Center Rm 245


CHAIR: PAULETTE HACKER (University of Miami) PARTICIPANTS: EDMUND ABAKA (University of Miami) FRIEDA EKOTTO (University of Michigan) RALPH HEYNDELS (University of Miami) GHAZI KARMAOUI (Université de Djendouba) DOMINIQUE LANNI (Université de Paris IV – Sorbonne) This event is free and open to the public.
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Rimbaud's Captive Exhibition

Thursday, November 4, 2004
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Richter Library


RIMBAUD’S CAPTIVE Art works by Vincenzo Viti RIMBAUD’S IMAGES Photography exhibit organized by Pierre Brunel, Université de Paris IV – Sorbonne THURSDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2004 FROM 6:00 TO 7:30 P.M. THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI OTTO G. RICHTER LIBRARY 1300 Memorial Drive On the Coral Gables Campus Exhibit: Third Floor Reception Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion, Second Floor Presentation at 6:30 P.M. of Rimbaud’s Anthology illustrated byVincenzo Viti RSVP mandatory jcpwonder@yahoo.com This event is free and open to the public The exhibition will run until November 30, 2004.
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Rimbaud's Africas Symposium

Friday, November 5, 2004
Lowe Art Museum

This event is part of a world series endorsed by the Société des Amis de Rimbaud and celebrating the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth. Conferences will take place (or have been held) at the Société Française de Géographie (Paris), the University of Paris IV - Sorbonne, the University of Naples, the Institut Supérieur des Sciences Humaines of Tunis, the Institut Français and University of Addis Ababa, the University of Tokyo, the University of Sao Paulo, among other institutions. Vincenzo Viti’s work will be exhibited (or has been shown) in conjunction with the 150th anniversary celebration of Rimbaud’s birth at the Espace de la Création (Paris), the Royal Palace of Naples, the Galerie Mille Feuilles of La Marsa (Tunis), and the Musée National Rimbaud of Charleville (France) The Symposium is co-sponsored by its organizers with the generous support of the University of Miami Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Endowment, the U.M. Program in Africana Studies, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of France in Tunis, the Institut Français de Tunis, the Centre de Recherches en Littérature Comparée and the Centre de Recherches sur la Littérature de Voyage of the University of Paris IV - Sorbonne, the Rector’s Office of International Relations of the University of Bari, the Miami Beach Cinematheque, and the University of Florida France-Florida Research Center. The film screening and performance at the Miami Beach Cinematheque is partly supported by the University of Miami Provost’s Hospitality Fund. The exhibition Rimbaud’s Captive of Vincenzo Viti art works has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Leo Matiz Foundation (Bogotá, Milan, Rome, Miami), the Italy – Colombia Association (Rome), Leader Comunicazioni (Milan), and Schena Editore (Fasano). The proceedings of the Symposium will be edited by David Ellison and Ralph Heyndels, and published by the Presses de l’Université de Paris - Sorbonne, in the series Transatlantique directed by Giovanni Dotoli and Ralph Heyndels for the Biblioteca della Ricerca. Special thanks to: the Honorable Christophe Bouchard, Consul General of France in Miami; the Honorable Michael Hacker, Honorary Consul of Senegal and Togo; Professor Giovanni Girone, Rector of the University of Bari; Maxwell Blandford of The Forge; Isabel Virgen, and the staff of the University of Miami Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the Alliance Française of Miami – Fort Lauderdale and the Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France in Miami. Illustrations in this program are from Alain Borer, Rimbaud. L'heure de la fuite. Paris: Gallimard, 1991 (2003): Rimbaud by Carjat (Paris, 1871); Rimbaud by Rimbaud (Harar, 1883); signature of Rimbaud; plaque of Rimbaud Street (Harar). This symposium is free and open to the public. Click here for more details.
 
 
FEBRUARY 2005

THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, AND BAROQUE INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM
"THE RULE OF WOMEN"
Keynote Address

Thursday, February 17, 2005
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Beaux Arts Gallery at the Lowe Art Museum
 
Opening Remarks Dr. Anne J. Cruz, Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Dr. Mihoko Suzuki, Department of English Welcoming Remarks Dr. Donna E. Shalala, President, University of Miami 4:30 p.m. Tour of the Kress Collection of Renaissance and Baroque Art 5:25 p.m. Introduction Dr. Jane Connolly, Vice Dean for Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences 5:30 p.m. First Keynote Speech Dr. Barbara Weissberger, University of Minnesota “‘Nuptial Fictions’: The Power of Isabel I of Castile and her Royal Emblem” 6:30 p.m. Reception Tobin Gallery, Lowe Art Museum



IBRARY 1300 Memorial Drive On the Coral Gables Campus Exhibit: Third Floor Reception Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion, Second Floor Presentation at 6:30 P.M. of Rimbaud’s Anthology illustrated byVincenzo Viti RSVP mandatory jcpwonder@yahoo.com This event is free and open to the public The exhibition will run until November 30, 2004 Click here for more details.

 

THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, AND BAROQUE INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM
"THE RULE OF WOMEN"


The Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium is hosted yearly by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Friday, February 18, 2005
UC Center

Friday, February 18, 2005 Whitten University Center Flamingo Ballroom A and Orange Key Room 245 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast Session I - Flamingo Ballroom A Issues of Sovereignty Chair: Mihoko Suzuki, University of Miami 8:45 a.m. Miriam Shadis, Ohio University “Women on the Edge: Gender and Rulership in the Liminal Realms of Jerusalem and Portugal” 9:15 a.m. Theresa Earenfight, Seattle University “Transmitting the Rule of Women: Catalina of Lancaster and her Daughters” 9:45 a.m. Molly Martin, Columbia University “Ruling Widowed Dowagers: The Case of Northern Italy’s Princely Courts” 10:15 a.m. Discussion & Coffee Issues of Sovereignty (contd.) Flamingo Ballroom A Chair: Mary Lindemann, University of Miami 10:30 a.m. Magdalena Sánchez, Gettysburg College “Sword and Wimple: Isabel Clara Eugenia and Power” 11:00 a.m. Pauline Puppel, Landeshauptarchiv Koblenz “Rights and Discourse: Regencies of Women in Early Modern Germany (1500-1800)” 11:30 a.m. Éva Deák, University of Wuppertal “‘Princeps non Principissa’: Catherine of Brandenburg, Elected Prince of Transylvania” 12:00 p.m. Discussion 12:10 p.m. Lunch Break Session II-A - Flamingo Ballroom A Subversive Spanish Spirituality Chair: Viviana Díaz Balsera, University of Miami 1:30 p.m. Ronald E. Surtz, Princeton University “Tecla Servent and the Spanish Inquisition” 2:00 p.m. Helen Reed, SUNY Oneonta “The Strange and Holy Power of Catalina de Cardona, ‘la mujer pecadora’” 2:30 p.m. Ivan Fernández, Yale University “Hermeneutical Control: Teresa of Ávila and her Confessors” 3:00 p.m. Darcy Donahue, Miami University of Ohio “Founding Mother: Ana de San Bartolomé and the Discalced Carmelites in France” 3:30 p.m. Discussion & Coffee Session II-B - Orange Key Room 245 Women and War Chair: Mihoko Suzuki, University of Miami 1:30 p.m. David Hay, University of Lethbridge “Fragging the Frauenfrage: Women’s Military Leadership in the Age of Church Reform, 1050-1150” 2:00 p.m. Lara Cahill, University of Miami “Ditié de Jehanne d’Arc: Authority for Christian Feminism” 2:30 p.m. Tracy Adams, University of Auckland “A present par grace de Dieu Regnant”: Isabeau of Bavaria in the Work of Christine de Pisan” 3:00 p.m. Katharine Gillespie, American University “‘The Child of Light Walking in Darkness’: Anne Venn Seeks the English Republic, 1639-1658” 3:30 p.m. Discussion & Coffee Session III–A - Orange Key Room 245 Anglo-French Relations Chair: Barbara Woshinsky, University of Miami 3:45 p.m. Sandra Logan, Michigan State University “Thrice-Royal Queen: Katherine de Valois and the English Succession” 4:15 p.m. JoAnna Klein, University of Minnesota “‘I do not think her so unnatural’: (De)-Sexualizing Isabella of France in Elizabethan Historical Literature” 4:45 p.m. “Elizabeth Ketner, University of Minnesota History, Power and the Representation of Elizabeth I in La Princesse de Clèves” Session III–B - Flamingo Ballroom A Abbesses Chair: Anne J. Cruz, University of Miami 3:45 p.m. Karen Blough, Plattsburgh State University “The Role of the Royal Abbess in Ottonian Germany: An Assessment of the Visual Evidence” 4:15 p.m. Christina Carlson, Iona College “‘A seruant for to be rather than an abase of great auctorite:’ Good Governance in the English Life of St. Radegund” 4:45 p.m. Jessica Banks, The Pennsylvania State University “St. Brigid and the Merovingian Abbesses: A Common Paradigm of Power and Sanctity” 5:15 p.m. Second Keynote Speech - Flamingo Ballroom D Introduction: Guido Ruggiero, University of Miami Dr. Carole Levin, Willa Cather Professor of History, University of Nebraska “Elizabeth I as Subject, Queen, and ‘Loving Kinswoman’”

THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL
MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, AND BAROQUE INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM

"THE RULE OF WOMEN"

The Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium is hosted yearly by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Saturday, February 19, 2005
7:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Convocation Center Hurricane 100 Room


8:00 a.m. Coffee Session IV–A - Cane Room Women on Stage Chair: Laura Giannetti, University of Miami 8:30 a.m. Janet Hathaway, Northern Illinois University “Spirituality and Women’s Devotional Song in the Royal Habsburg convent of Las Descalzas” 9:00 a.m. Colleen Baade, Concordia University “Nun Musicians in Early Modern Spain: Questions of Agency and Ambition” 9:30 a.m. Janet Pollack, University of Puget Sound “Elizabeth Stuart as Musician and Muse” 10:00 a.m. Discussion and Coffee 10:15 a.m. Esther Fernández, University of California, Davis “Playing with Fire: The Sexual Power of Seventeenth Century Actresses’ Fictional Roles” 10:45 a.m. Kimberly Cashman, Rutgers University “The Power of Virtue: Women Rulers in Plays by Women” 11:15 a.m. Discussion Session IV-B - Palm Room Writing The Female Self Chair: Elaine Kruse, Nebraska Wesleyan University 8:30 a.m. Mary Ekman, SUNY New Paltz “‘Satisfaite de soy en soy mesme’: The Politics of Self-Representation in Jeanne d’Albret’s Ample declaration” 9:00 a.m. Katherine Risse, Boston College “Mística ciudad de Dios: From Wifely Duties to Motherly Models. An Alternative to the Conduct Book in Seventeenth-Century Spain”   9:30 a.m. Tien-yi Chao, University of Sussex “‘Our wits joined as in matrimony’: The Co-Ruling and Cooperative Relationship Between the Emperor and the Empress in Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World (1666)”   10:00 a.m.  Rosa Perelmuter, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill “Addressing Gender: The Rhetoric and Reception of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz”   10:30 a.m.  Discussion   10:45 a.m. Coffee Break - Ibis Room Session V - Cane Room Women at Court Chair: Maria Galli Stampino, University of Miami 11:00 a.m. Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Iowa State University “The Queen’s privada in Late 14th-Century Iberia: A Woman’s Path to Privilege and Power” 11:30 a.m. Elizabeth Teresa Howe, Tufts University “‘Speculum Reginae’: The Education of the Queen in Fact and Fiction in Early Modern Spain” 12:00 p.m. Catherine Howey, Rutgers State University of New Jersey “Fashioning Monarchy: Women, Dress, and Power at the Court of Elizabeth I” 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break - Ibis and Palm Rooms Session VI - Cane Room The Rule of the Body Chair: Pamela S. Hammons, University of Miami 2:00 p.m. Anna Klosowska, Miami University of Ohio "Out of the Closet in Early Modern France: Madeleine de l'Aubespine and Others" 2:30 p.m. Horacio Sierra, University of Florida “Out of the Closet in Early Modern England: Margaret Cavendish’s Gender Politics and Lesbian Explorations” 3:00 p.m. Kirk D. Read, Bates College “Mythologizing Midwives: Empowering Narratives in Early Modern Women’s Medicine” 3:30 p.m. Discussion & Coffee 4:00 p.m. Maria Cristina Quintero, Bryn Mawr College “Portrait of a Queen: Christina of Sweden and the Limits of Representation” 4:30 p.m. Carrie Meathrell, University of California, Los Angeles “Drama and the Royal Body: The Coronation Procession of Anne Boleyn” 5:00 p.m. Discussion and Closing Remarks Mihoko Suzuki & Anne J. Cruz