NOTE: These sessions are not in any particular order, except that the first 12 sessions were proposed as complete sessions and cannot be changed. All other sessions have been formed by the program committee. Please make sure your paper is here; make sure your name is spelled correctly; make sure we have the correct university; and make sure your paper title is correct. If you are giving your paper in a language different from that indicated in the session, please give us the paper title in the correct language. If you have suggestions for changes, please let us know. However, also be aware that as people withdraw and a few more papers are added, sessions will change. Some sessions will disappear and new ones will be created. We will try to accommodate your requests, but also please understand that if we move your paper to a different session, we must move someone else out of that session. But if you believe your paper is not appropriate for the session in which it has been placed please let us know.

 

If you would be willing to chair a specific session please let us know. Send all changes to Richard Clement.

 

Corrections will be made to the master document, but NOT to this web page.

 

ALL PRESENTERS MUST REGISTER NO LATER THAN APRIL 15; ANYONE NOT REGISTERED WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE PROGRAM AT THAT TIME. After April 15, these corrected sessions will be organized into the program which will be made available on this web site.

 

Nota Explicativa:  Esse é o rascunho do programa.   A seqüência ou ordem da lista dos painéis ou sessões nada significa, exceto as primeiras 12 sessões que foram propostas como painéis completos, e portando não podem ser modificadas.  Todos os outros painéis foram organizados pelo Comitê de Planejamento do Programa.  Por favor, veja se a sua comunicação (paper), que propôs, está numa das sessões abaixo, e se por acaso, o seu "paper" tiver sido omitido, nos avise para que possamos corrigir o nosso erro.  Verifique, também, se as seguintes informações estão corretas: o seu nome, a sua universidade, e o título do seu "paper." Se fôr apresentar o seu trabalho numa língua diferente daquela indicada na sessão, queira por favor mandar-nos o título do seu trabalho na língua correta.  Se tiver alguma sugestão para mudanças no rascunho do programa, por favor nos avise.  A medida que revisões forem feitas, alguns desses painéis serão eliminados, e outros serão criados.  Tentaremos acomodar todos os pedidos, mas nem sempre nos é possível fazer isto.  Contudo, se achar que o seu trabalho não é apropriado para o painél onde foi colocado, por favor mande-nos uma mensagem.

 

Se quiser ser “chair” (coordenador) de um dos painéis, por favor nos avise.  Favor enviar quaisquer mudanças e sugestões a Richard Clement.

 

As correções e modificações necessárias serão feitas no documento-mestre e no Programa final do Congresso, mas não no rascunho abaixo.

 

Todos os participantes devem registrar-se formalmente para o Congresso ao mais tardar no dia 15 de abril de 2007.  Nesta data, montaremos o programa final, que será anunciado na Webpage da Mediterranean Studies Association.

 

 

10th Anniversary Mediterranean Studies Congress

 

Universidade de Évora

 

Évora, Portugal

May 30 - June 2, 2007

 

1.      Urban Taxation and Power Networks: Social Control of Revenue in the Iberian South (13th-15th Century)

Chair: Hermínia Vasconcelos Vilar, Universidade de Évora

“Representation without Taxation? Portuguese Fourteenth-century ‘Cortes’ and Royal Finances”

António Maria Braga de Macedo de Castro Henriques, York University, UK, and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Lisbon

“A Few Problems around a Fiscal Transition”

Hermenegildo Fernandes, Universidade de Lisboa

“The King’s Control over Revenue: Modes of Tax Reception in Southern Medieval Portugal”

Hermínia Vasconcelos Vilar

“Personal Guaranties and Economic Fees: Building a Systemic Institutional Apparatus of Domination in Fifteenth-Century Urban Castile”

José Antonio Jara Fuente, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain

 

2.      Ties That Bind: Religious Organizations and the State in Early Modern Portugal

Chair: Francis Dutra, University of California at Santa Barbara

“The Lisbon Inquisition and the Elite after Pombal”

David Higgs, University of Toronto

“Philip II and the Portuguese Order of Christ, 1580-1598”

Francis Dutra

“Business Interest Groups in Early Modern Portugal: The Mesa do Bem Commun do Commercio

Bill Donovan, Loyola College of Maryland

 

3.      Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Space: Discourse and Realities

Chair: Nursin Atesoglu Guney, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

“The Alliance of Civilizations: The Meaning of Cultural Dialogue in the Mediterranean”

Cumhur Mumcu, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey

“Recent Security Initiatives of the EU and NATO in the Mediterranean: The Western Stand”

Nursin Atesoglu Guney

“EU-NATO Security Strategies: The Main Challenges Facing the West in Mediterranean Security”

Visne Korkmaz, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

 

4.      Portuguese Interactions with the Ottomans in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Chair: Rui Manuel Loureiro, Centro de História de Além-Mar, Lisbon

“‘Novas do Turco’: Paths and Patterns of Information from the Ottoman Empire in Portugal (Early-Modern Age)”

António Lazaro, Universidade do Minho, Braga

“Portuguese Spies and Deserters in Constantinople in the 1530s”

Dejanirah Couto, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

“The Treatise on the Origem dos Turscos by Friar Diogo de Castilho (Antwerp, 1538)”

Rui Manuel Loureiro

“Portuguese Participation in the Conquest of Tunis (1535)”

Vasco Resende, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

 

5.      Notícias Setecentistas do Ultramar Português

Chair: Fernanda Olival, Universidade de Évora
“Discussão, negociação e gestão da política ultramarina: a América portuguesa no alvorecer do século XVIII”

Maria Fernanda Bicalho, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“Do Atlântico ao Índico: notícias ultramarinas do Diário do 4.º Conde da Ericeira (1729-1740)”

Tiago C. P. dos Reis Miranda, Centro de História da Cultura da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

“Os oráculos da geografia iluminista: D. Luís da Cunha e D’Anville na construção da cartografia sobre o Brasil”

Júnia Ferreira Furtado, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

“Poder e conhecimento: a imagem do Brasil colonial em Inglaterra”

Ângela Domingues, Instituto de Investigação Científica e Tropical, Lisbon

 

6.      Mediterranean Subjects and Objects in Twentieth-Century Spain

Chair: Nina Molinaro, University of Colorado at Boulder

“Reading Lesbian Desire in Julia and El amor es un juego solitario

Dolores Martín-Armas, SUNY, Potsdam

“Buñuel, Dalí, and the Object of Decay”

Juli Highfill, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

“Watching, Wanting, and the Gen X Soundtrack of Gabriela Bustelo’s Veo Veo

Nina Molinaro

 

7.      Imagens e Representações do Portugal Mediterrânico: Dos Relatos Setecentistas aos Guias e Roteiros de Viagens Contemporâneos

Chairs: Antónia Fialho Conde and Maria Ana Bernardo, Universidade de Évora

“Itinerários e lugares: o Alentejo como espaço de lazer e de cultura nos guias e roteiros de viagens (1880-1930)”

Ana Cardoso de Matos, Universidade de Évora

Maria Ana Bernardo

Maria Luísa Santos, Universidade de Évora

“Do Alentejo Vermelho ao Alentejo New Age: imagens e representações”

Ana Lavrador, Universidade de Lisboa

Maria Alexandre Lousada, Universidade de Lisboa

“Évora e o Sul nos Relatos de Viagens do Período Moderno”

Antónia Fialho Conde

“Lisboa através dos seus Roteiros no século XIX: Formas e categorias da modernidade”

Frédéric Vidal, ISCTE, Lisbon

 

8.      A Bridge to the 21st Century: Italian Writers from the 1950s to Today

Chair: Giose Rimanelli, State University of New York at Albany

“Americani sullo schermo italiano: ‘Arrivano i nostri,’ il boogie woogie e ‘tu vuò fa l’americano”

Antonio Vitti, Wake Forest University, North Carolina

“The Poetic and Narrative Works of Paolo Volponi: An Account of Post-war Italian Society”

Joseph Perricone, Fordham University, New York

“Rhyme and Meter in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Dialect Poetry”

Luigi Bonaffini, Brooklyn College, New York

“The Medieval World in an Italian Writer’s Work Written in the US: Giose Rimanelli’s Accademia

Sheryl Lyn Postman, University of Massachusetts Lowell

 

9.       Hispanic Studies and the Mediterranean I

Chair: Enrique Rodrigo, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

“La lírica amorosa de Jorge Manrique: tópicos y lenguaje”

Filomena Compagno, Terracina, Italy

“La historia del Sendebar como icono de la cultura mediterránea”

Maria Dolores Bollo-Panadero, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

“Cancioneros y Petrarca: Una Muestra de la Produccion Poetica en el Mediterraneo”

Roxana Recio, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

 

10.   Hispanic Studies and the Mediterranean II

Chair: Roxana Recio, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

“La Suerte de Jorge Manrique en Alemán”

Charlotte Frei, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany

El lazarillo de ciegos caminantes y sus relaciones con la narrativa bufonesca del Mediterráneo”

Enrique Rodrigo, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

“Costana y el amor a lo Petrarca: una poética desarollada del Mediterráneo”

Josefa Conde de Lindquist, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

“María de Aragón, Isabel de Portugal e Isabel de Castilla: Un estandarte en defensa de las mujeres en la tardía Edad Media”

Jaime Leaños, University of Nevada-Reno

 

11.  Roundtable: Commendas da Ordem do Hospital em Portugal e no Sul de Itália: Fontes documentais e enquadramentos metodológicos

Chair: Paula Pinto Costa, Universidade do Porto

Panelists:

Luis Adão da Fonseca, Universidade Lusíada, Porto

Maria Eugenia Cadeddu, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome, Italy

Antonella Pellettieri, Istituto per i Beni Archeologici e Monumentali, Italy

Nicola Montesano, Istituto per i Beni Archeologici e Monumentali, Italy

 

12.  Happy Birthday to You: Marking the Anniversaries of Masterpieces

Chairs: Beth Gersh-Nesic, New York Arts Exchange and Purchase College, and Mindy Nancarrow, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

“Once More and Yet Again”

Marilyn Stokstad, University of Kansas, Lawrence

“Bon Anniversaire/Feliz Cumpleaños: Pablo Picasso’s Demoiselles at 100”

Beth Gersh-Nesic

“Gernika Gernikara: Picasso’s Guernica 25 Years Later”

Mindy Nancarrow

“Low Objects and Dead Things: Picasso and the Still Life of War”

Memory Holloway, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Discussant: “Periodicity”

M. Rebecca Leuchak, Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island


 

 

13.  Archaeology and Architecture

Chair: Suna Guven, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

“An Old Port-City in the Eastern Mediterranean: Alaiye (Alanya) and Cultural Relations with the Occident (An Archaeological Approach)”

Z. Kenan Bilici, Ankara University, Turkey

“Some Observations on Late Antique and Byzantine Rural Settlements in Western Asia Minor”

Ufuk Serin, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

“A Building of the Last Ottoman Architecture: The Selimiye Mosque in Uskudar”

Betül Bakir, Yildiz Technical Institute, Istanbul, Turkey  

“Traditional Lefka Houses of Cyprus”

Gül Akdeniz, Yildiz Technical Institute, Istanbul, Turkey

14.   Architecture and Art

Chair:

“Roman Period Theater Construction in Sicily: A Theoretical Approach Based on Fernand Braudel’s ‘Three Planes of Historical Time’”

Zeynep Akture, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey

“The Poetics of Rupture, Oblivion and Remembrance: Connecting Past and Present in Nicosia, Cyprus”

Suna Guven, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

“Time Traveling and Visions of the Future: Pan-Antropos Path”

Paula Soares, Universidade de Évora

“‘But, Lady, Since I Drank of Thee, I Never Have been Sated’: On Love Pots and Love Poems in Medieval Rhodes”

Cristina Stancioiu, University of California at Los Angeles

 

15.   Art History I

Chair: Gilbert Fernandez, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville

“Tales of the Great Mosque of Cordoba”

Jennifer Roberson, Minnesota State University, Moorhead

“The Late Medieval Allegory of Justice from Monsaraz”

Luís Urbano Afonso, Universidade de Lisboa

“Ottoman Carpets in Holland: From Baroque Painting to the Industrial Revolution”

Gulgun Yilmaz, University of Thrace, Edime, Turkey

 

16.   Art History II

Chair:

“Stewards of Nature: An Analysis of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Seasons

Donna Bilak, Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, New York

“Giorgio Vasari’s Oratory at Cortona”

Liana Cheney, University of Massachusetts Lowell

 

17.   Art History III

Chair: Gilbert Fernandez, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville

“Gaela Erwin: ‘Saintly’ Self-Portraits”

Dorothy Joiner, LaGrange College, Georgia

“Interrogations of Women, Women’s Sexuality, Eroticism, and the Spiritual in Contemporary Mediterranean Art”

Martine Antle, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

18.   Film, Photography, and Cultural Studies

Chair: Paula Soares, Universidade de Évora

“Performing the City, Performing Spain: Acciones culturales en la vanguardia histórica española”

Maria Soledad Fernandez Utrera, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

“Tropes of the Sea: The Mediterranean as Cinematic Sign of Liminality and Difference”

Phillip Drummond, New York University in London, UK

“The Other Side of the Mediterranean: The Question of Landscape in Xurxo Lobato’s Photography”

Patricia Keller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

19.  16th-Century Exploration and Travel

Chair: Daryl Palmer, Regis University, Denver, Colorado

“An Assessment of William Toweson’s Three Voyages to Guinea (1555, 1556, 1558)”

Frances Luttikhuizen, Barcelona, Spain

“Imagining Europe”

Daniel Reff, Ohio State University, Columbus

“Spanish and Portuguese Explorers of the South Pacific”

Carol Beresiwsky, Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii

“The Case of Castaño de Sosa: A Portuguese Conquistador Negotiates Authority in the American Southwest”

Daryl Palmer

 

20.   Early Modern English Drama I: North African Encounters

Chair: David M. Bergeron, University of Kansas, Lawrence

“Contaminating Cleopatra: Animal Hybridity and the Wilds of Egypt in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra

Gaywyn Moore, University of Kansas, Lawrence

“Marlowe’s Demythologized Aeneas”

Brian Harries, University of Kansas, Lawrence

“George Peele’s Battle of Alcazar and John Dryden’s Don Sebastian

Susan O. Shapiro, University of Kansas, Lawrence

 

21.   Early Modern English Drama II

Chair: Susan O. Shapiro, University of Kansas, Lawrence

“Portia: Conniving or Evolving”

Elizabeth Acosta, University of Texas at El Paso

“Host and Hostage: Caliban, Prospero and The Tempest’s Hostil/pitality”

David Ruiter, University of Texas at El Paso

“Visible Whispering, Audible Shouts, Enacted Signs: The Making of Meaning in Macbeth

Richard Raspa, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

“Wherefore Verona in Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona?”

David M. Bergeron, University of Kansas, Lawrence

 

22.  Ancient Greece and Rome

Chair: Christos E. Evangeliou, Towson University, Maryland

“Poetic Inspiration in Ancient Greek Poetry”

Catherine Collobert, University of Ottawa, Canada

“Odysseus as Hellenic Cultural Hero”

Christos E. Evangeliou

“Hypermestra as Seen by Ovid in Heroides 14”

Vaios Vaiopoulos, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

 

23.  Ancient History

Chair

“Athenian Naval Operations: Expeditions in the Ionian Sea (375-373/2 BC)”

Kalomira Mataranga, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

“L’Afrique du Nord antique à la croisée des peuples de la Méditerranée”

Fatima Ouachour, Université de Nantes, France

“Des langues, un pays (Plurilinguisme dans la Basse Antiquité égyptienne)”

Adel Sidarus, Universidade de Évora

 

24.   Medieval History I

Chair:

“Adriatic Identity: An Unknown Feeling in Early Medieval Adriatic?”

Francesco Borri, Notre Dame University, Indiana

“The Emirate of Bari: Christian-Muslim Relations in the Ninth-Century Mediterranean”

Travis Bruce, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

“The Topography of Genoese-Jewish Interaction on Chios, 1450-1500”

Brian Becker, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

“Cracking the Salamantine Lantern Code from Jerusalem to Boston”

James F. Powers, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts

 

25.   Medieval History II

Chair: Clara Estow, University of Massachusetts Boston

“Sisterhood and Sainthood: The Daughters of King Sancho I of Portugal”

Ronald Surtz, Princeton University, New Jersey

“Portugal: The View from the Court of Fernando III of Castile”

Bernard F. Reilly, Villanova University, Pennsylvania

“Religious Piety or Social Distinction: Patrician Patronage of the Dominican Convent of Santa Catalina in Thirteenth-Century Barcelona”

Antonio M. Zaldivar, Princeton University, New Jersey

“In Gold We Trust: Notes on the Gold Trade in Medieval Iberia”

Clara Estow

 

26.   Medieval Studies

Chair:

“Friendship and Gift-Giving in Early Medieval Discussions of Purgatory”

Isabel Moreira, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

“All Choked Up: The Portrayal of Asphyxiophila (Strangulation to Achieve Orgasm) in Twelfth-Century Iberian Church Scripture”

Glenn Olsen, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

“Sex and the Foreign Ambassador: Gendering Diplomatic History and Other Challenges to Traditional Studies”

Lorraine Attreed, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts

“The Finance and Preparation of Royal Reception Ceremonies: Reconsiderations of Models of Hegemony”

Luis X. Morera, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

 

27.   Early Modern European Studies

Chair: Paul S. Vickery, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma

“Inca Garcilaso, Boccaccio, Acosta: A Reading of Royal Commentaries, Book VIII”

José-Luis Gastañaga, Villanova University, Pennsylvania

“Gomes Eanes de Zurara, Garcia de Resende and Their Impact upon Bartolome de las Casas’ View on African Slavery”

Paul S. Vickery

“The Fragile Vessel: Theological Discourse and the Ascetic Female Body in Early Modern Spain”

Susan Laningham, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville  

“The Limits of the Possible in the Mediterranean: Grain Provisioning in Spanish and Ottoman Empires at the End of the Eighteenth Century”

Seven Agir, Princeton University, and Emre Ozcelik, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

 

28.   Portuguese History I

Chair:

“Knights, Squires and Foot Soldiers—With Reference to the 16th-Century Military Revolution in Portugal”

Pedro de Brito, Porto

“A Sociedade, o poder e a Guerra: Elvas na Guerra da Restauração (1641-1668)”

Teresa Fonseca, Universidade de Évora

 

29.  Portuguese History II

Chair:

“Guerra no Alentejo em 1641-1668: Os conflitos de autoridade vistos a partir do Conselho de Guerra”

Fernando Dores Costa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

“Vulnerable Populations: Life-Stories in the Évora Misericórdia (17th-18th Centuries)”

Rute Pardal, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Lisboa

“As relações entre a Ilha da Madeira e Gibraltar durante o primeiro quartel do século XIX”

Paulo Miguel Rodrigues, Universidade da Madeira

 

30.   Portuguese History III

Chair:

“The Dark Side of the Mediterranean: Expressions of Fear from the Inquisition to the Present”

Maria Antónia Lima, Universidade de Évora

“¿Protegieron Salazar y Franco sus industrias corcheras? Aranceles y tipos de cambio en España y Portugal, 1930-1975”

Amélia Branco Dias, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Lisboa, and Francisco M. Parejo Moruno, Universidad de Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain

“The Portuguese Revolution of 1974-75 and Its Impact on the Spanish Transition to Democracy through the Eyes of the Spanish Clandestine Press”

Raquel Varela, ISCTE, Lisbon

 

31.   Music History I

Chair:

“‘Fasil’ in Turkish Music”

Şerife Güvençoğlu, State Conservatory of Turkish Music, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

“The Musical Notation of Hamparsum Limonciyan as Introduced to Turkish Music in the First Quarter of the Nineteenth Century”

Gulay Karamahmutoglu, State Conservatory of Turkish Music, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

“The Meşk Method in Turkish Music Education”

Nermin Kaygusuz, State Conservatory of Turkish Music, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

“La soirée du Henné dans la tradition turque”

Fulsun Komutan, State Conservatory of Turkish Music, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

 

32.   Music and Dance History

Chair: Juan La Manna, State University of New York, Oswego

“Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune: Sensuality and Innovation”

Juan La Manna

“Nijinksy’s ‘Faun’: Tracing His Madness”

Ligia Ravenna Pinheiro, Wittenberg University, Ohio

 

33.   Music History II

Chair: Alexandra Mascolo-David, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant

“The Piano Music of the Portuguese Composer António de Lima Fragoso”

Alexandra Mascolo-David

“Villani-Côrtes’s Pianistic Idiom in His Art Songs: The Influence of Brazilian Popular, Jazz, Folk, and Urban Musical Elements”

Rubia Santos, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant

“O(A) Professor(a) de Canto e o ensino: percursos e contextos”

Natália de Lima Ferreira, Conservatório Regional de Ponta Delgada, Azores

 

34.   The Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey I

Chair:

“The Creation of the Turkish Image in the 16th-Century Mediterranean: Self-Reflection versus Anti-propaganda”

Özlem Kumrular, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

“Women’s Everyday Lives in Ottoman Society: The Rule of Seclusion and Strategies of Participation”

Neşe Öztimur, Bursa, Turkey

“Ottoman Provisionism and Guilds: Tanners in Eighteenth-Century Istanbul”

Onur Yildirim, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

 

35.  The Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey II

Chair

“The Educational System and Institutions in the Ottoman Empire”

Zeynep Barut, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

“Women and Islamic Politics in the Mediterranean Region: The Case of Turkey”

Nilufer Narli, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

“The Effects of Railways and Railway Stations on Urban Development: Ankara, Turkey”

Erman Aksoy, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

 

36.   Mediterranean Cultural Studies I

Chair:

“Marginalized in the Mediterranean: The Lack of an African Presence in Mediterranean and Ottoman Economic History”

Sheila Pelizzon, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

“Mediterranean Studies: Cui Bono?”

Eyup Ozveren, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

“From Prospective-Turks to Pseudo-Citizens: Kurds and Citizenship in Turkey”

Mesut Yegen, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

 

37.   Mediterranean Cultural Studies II

Chair: Susan L. Rosenstreich, Dowling College, Oakdale, New York

“The New Aspects of Illegal Migration in the Mediterranean Sea”

Sofiane Bouhdiba, University of Tunis, Tunisia

“The Fostering of a Euro-Mediterranean Entity as a Prelude for Dialogue”

Thomas Demmelhuber, University of Erlangen, Germany

“Political and Social Challenges in Maghreb Countries”

Katarzyna Jarecka-Stepien, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

 

38.   Mediterranean Cultural Studies III

Chair:

“Transition of a Port City: From Ottoman to French-Mandate Beirut”

Pelin Kihtir Öztürk, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

“The Mediterranean of Fernand Braudel: A Look from the 21st Century”

Mark Youssim, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

“From the Lost Tribe to the Smallest Ally: An Outline of the History of the Little-Known Assyrian Christians during and after WW I”

Bulent Ozdemir, Balikesir University, Balikesir, Turkey

 

39.   Mediterranean Cultural Studies IV

Chair

“Salah Stétié: du desert, ‘late forme de départ,’ à la Méditerranée, ‘le lieu le plus vivant de la planète’”

Marilia Marchetti, Università degli studi di Catania, Italy

“New Settlements during Fascist Regime(s): From an Economical Need to a Strategic Instrument of Propaganda”

Romeo Carabelli, University of Tours, France

“Mediterranean Landscapes along Waterways: The Challenge of Heritage, Territory, and History”

Laura Verdelli, University of Tours, France

 

40.   Contemporary Mediterranean Issues

Chair:

“Confetti of Empire: Gibraltar, a British Colony in the Mediterranean”

John Naylon, Keele University, UK

“Forms of Mediterranean resistance against the Atlantic Imperialism”

Elina (Carmelina) Gugliuzzo, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy

“‘A British Jihadist’: Co-existence and Muslim Radicalism”

Amikam Nachmani, Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

 

41.  Italian Cultural Studies

Chair:

“The Inferiority of the Mediterranean Race in Italian Positivist Anthropology at the Turn of the Century”

Tulio Pagano, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

“And the Journey Never Ended: Notes from the Italian Transoceanic Emigration”

Sebastiano Marco Ciccio, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy

“Genoa, the G8 and Globalization”

Vincenzo Binetti, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

42.   Modern Portugal & Spain

Chair : Gilbert Fernandez, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville

Humanism and Physics in Ortega y Gasset, a Quantum Leap?”

Joseph A. Agee, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia

“Portuguese Economy and Foreign Policy Confronting Middle Eastern Crises: From 1956 to 1973”

Fernando Martins, Universidade de Évora

“Ageing in Portugal: An Overview”

António M. Fonseca, Catholic University of Portugal, Porto

 

43.   Luso-Brazilian Cultural Studies

Chair: Mônica de Souza Lopes, Faculdade de Artes do Paraná, Brazil

“The Theme of ‘Perfidious Salome’ as a Reflection of the New Female Sexuality as Presented in the Brazilian Illustrated Magazines, Fon-Fon! and Para Todos

Cláudia de Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“O sujeito da História também rediscute o discurso mítico e o discurso poético nas literaturas portuguesa e brasileira”

Mônica de Souza Lopes

“Presence of the Sacred Bull, Seen through Two Divergent Aspects”

Antonieta Costa, Universidade do Minho, Braga

 

44.   Arabic Poetry, Europe, and Orientalism

Chair:

“Same-Sex Love between Women in Medieval Arabic Literature”

Sahar Amer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

“Muhammad Zafzaf, Latin America, and the Politics of Literacy”

Samuel England, University of California, Berkeley

“East of the Mediterranean: The Positive Achievement of Victorian Orientalism”

Abdulla Al-Dabbagh, United Arab Emirates University

 

45.   Modern Literature and Theater

Chair: Ricardo Bigi de Aquino, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

Telling stories of culture through literature: D. H. Lawrence and the Mediterranean”

Ana Clara Birrento, Universidade de Évora

“Venting the Malaise of Contemporary Life: Young Voices in Portuguese Theater”

Ricardo Bigi de Aquino

“Análise sociológico-literária de três peças de Jorge Andrade”

Rosemari Bendlin Calzavara, Universidade Norte do Paraná, Brazil

“Brazilian Modernism and Renaissance Thought: Is There a Connection?”

Beatriz Helena Domingues, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil

 

46.   Lusophone Literature I

Chair: Maria Cristina Firmino Santos, Universidade de Évora

Liber Pater: O Louvor de Baco da Antigüidade Greco-Latina ao Renascimento Luso-Italiano”

Luiza Nóbrega, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“Dido, Senhora do Mediterrâneo”

Elisa Nunes Esteves, Universidade de Évora

“‘Este luminoso e magnífico céu azul’: reflexões queirosianas sobre o clima meridional”

Ana Luísa Vilela, Universidade de Évora

 

47.   Lusophone Literature II

Chair: Ana Luísa Vilela, Universidade de Évora

“Mitos Mediterrânicos em Trânsito: Reescrita dos Mapas e da História pela Literatura Cabo-verdiana”

Ana Salgueiro Rodrigues, Caniço, Madeira

“O mar como metáfora do espaço criativo na poesia portuguesa contemporânea”

Maria Cristina Firmino Santos, Universidade de Évora

 

48.   Late Medieval & Renaissance Literature I

Chair:

“Rodrigo Cota: A Case of Converso Poetics?”

Amy Aronson-Friedman, Valdosta State University, Georgia

“In Search of Constantinople: The Mediterranean Adventures of Tirant lo Blanc”

Montserrat Piera, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Motherhood and Ritual Murder in Spain: The Case of El Santo Niño de la Guardia”

Barbara F. Weissberger, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

 

49.   Late Medieval & Renaissance Literature II

Chair

“Escritura geminada en la novela sentimental”

Carmen Benito Vessels, University of Maryland, College Park

“The Literary Renaissance in Navarre,”

Jaione Markaida, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

“John Donne: His Spanish Connections”

Robert G. Collmer, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

 

50.   Medieval Literature

Chair:

“Rereading Boccaccio’s Masetto da Lamporecchio

Richard Bonanno, Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts

“Banned at the BN”

Kathryn Klingebiel, University of Hawaii at Manoa

“Les Explorateurs Normands”

Martine Sauret, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

 

51.   French and Italian Literary and Cultural Studies

Chair: Susan L. Rosenstreich, Dowling College, Oakdale, New York

“Eleonora Fonseca Pimentel: Construction of a Heroine, Martyr, and Revolutionary”

Alicia Vitti, Wake Forest University, North Carolina

“Who Are We? A Troubled Pronoun in Two Traditional Communities in Southwestern France”

Susan L. Rosenstreich

“La dame de Coizard-Joches: La France avant la France”

Al Farid Belkadi, Carrières sur Seine, France

“A New Philology”

Bernardo Piciche, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond