Occitania-Provence and the Mediterranean: Contributions, Exchanges, and Relationships 4th Annual Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association

Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme Aix-en-Provence, France, May 23-26, 2001






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Wednesday, May 23

8:00 am - 4:00 pm Excursion (optional by pre-paid ticket only)
Buses depart from and return to the Hotel Aquabella and the Office du Tourisme (on La Rotonde).

5:30 pm Reception, Hôtel de Ville, Sale des États

Hosted by the Mayor of Aix, Maryse Joiffains-Masini



Thursday, May 24

Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme
Buses depart from and return to the Hotel Aquabella and the Office du Tourisme (on La Rotonde).

9:00 - 10:00 Opening Session (participants subject to change)


Guy Mermier, University of Michigan, Vice President of the Council
R. Ilbert, MMSH, President of the Congress
Mayor Maryse Joiffains-Masini
Benjamin F. Taggie, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Angel Felices Lago, University of Granada, President of the Congress (2002)
Memorials for Sir Steven Runciman and Don José Greco


10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break

10:15 - 12:15

1A. Art History I
Chair: Barbara J. Watts, Florida International University

  1. Liana de Girolami Cheney, University of Massachusetts Lowell, "The Impact of Rome in Aix-en-Provence"
  2. Kathleen Russo, Florida Atlantic University, "Zola, Provence, and Late Nineteenth-Century Art"
  3. Kirsten A. Hoving, Middlebury College, "Picasso’s Murals of War and Peace in Vallauris"
1B. Provence and Mediterranean Culture
Chair: Judy Schaaf, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  1. Victoria Enders, Northern Arizona University, "La bien plantada: Icon for a Mediterranean Culture"
  2. Petra M. Bagley, University of Central Lancashire, England, "The Lure of the Provence for the Artist: A Germanic Perspective"
  3. Fernanda Maria Abreu Coutinho, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil, "Lembranças do país de Pampérigouste: As cartas do moinho"
  4. Hélène M. Julien, Colgate University, "Devenir soi-même en terre étrangère: Marie Bashkirtseff à Nice"
1C. History I
Chair: Karen Corsano, Channing Laboratory, Boston
  1. William Farrand, University of Michigan, "Comments on the Origins of Marseilles: Environment and Archaeology"
  2. Joan Dusa, Los Angeles, "Trade and Mining in the Angevin Hungarian Empire"
  3. Daniel Williman, Binghamton University, "The Pirates and the Sovereigns, 1357"
  4. Lorraine Attreed, College of the Holy Cross, "Bastides and Bastidors: New Towns and their Builders in Medieval Britain and Gascony"




12:15 - 1:30 Lunch (with pre-paid ticket only)



1:30 - 3:00

2A. The Colonna and the Orsini: Forging Familial Identities in Renaissance Rome
Chair: Ria Mairead O’Foghludha, Whittier College

  1. Kristin A. Triff, Trinity College, "Nicholas III and the Foundations of Orsini Patronage"
  2. Brian A. Curran, Pennsylvania State University, "Prince, Priest, and Pharaoh: Archaeology and the Fashioning of Identity in the Missal of Cardinal Pompeo Colonna"
  3. Marjorie Och, Mary Washington College, "A Colonna Project for the Quirinale"
2B. "Do You Eat This Gold": Imperial Cuisine in the Atlantic World
Chair: Eyda M. Merediz, University of Maryland
  1. Clara Estow, University of Massachusetts Boston, "The Lure of Gold: European Adventures from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic"
  2. Eyda M. Merediz, "Mapping the Geography of Gold: French Settlers in the Unfortunate Islands"
  3. Phyllis Peres, University of Maryland, "Como era gostoso o meu francês: Cannibalism and National Identities"
2C. Provençal Troubadours
Chair: Guy Mermier, University of Michigan
  1. Kathryn Klingebiel, University of Hawaii at Manoa, "A la recherche des troubadours perdus: Le Contexte méditerranéen"
  2. Georges Peyrebrune, "Pourquoi les contemporains de Giraut de Bornelh lui ont-ils décerné le titre de ‘Maître des Troubadours’? Résponse sous trois aspects dans le temps"
  3. Guy Mermier, "The Genre Alba: A Survey of Its Possible Sources, of Its Structure and the Importance of the Notion of Time"


3:00 - 3:15 Coffee Break

3:15 - 5:00

3A. Art History II
Chair: Liana de Girolami Cheney, University of Massachusetts Lowell

  1. John Hendrix, Cornell University, "Platonic Geometries of Cézanne"
  2. Alicia Craig Faxon, Simmons College, "Cézanne, Aix, and the Classical Tradition of the Bathers"
  3. Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Purchase College, "‘Cézannisme’ and ‘Cézannismes’: Examining the Literature of Cubism"
3B. Modern Culture and Society
Chair: Michael Seidman, University of North Carolina–Wilmington
  1. Michael Seidman, "The Unemployed Workers’ Movement in Paris, 1929-1934"
  2. William Bestor, Linfield College, "The Psychological Interiors of Rural Portuguese Families"
  3. Cláudia de Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, "A Brazilian Aesthetic in Pictures: The Representation of an Early 20th-Century Bourgeois Culture"
  4. Julião Soares Sousa, Universidade de Coimbra, Bolseiro FCT/MCT, Portugal, "Amilcar Cabral: aspectos de uma crise de liderança em tempo de guerra"
3C. Shakespeare and the Mediterranean
Chair: Diana Glad, Spelman College
  1. David M. Bergeron, University of Kansas, "Absent Fathers in Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well"
  2. Geraldo U. de Sousa, Xavier University, "The Unstable House: Shakespeare’s Venice and the Phenomenology of Place"
  3. Diana E. Henderson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Much Ado about Messina: Noting History (or Not) in Shakespeare’s Comedy"
3D. Mysticism, Poetics, and Encounters with the Other
Chair: Dalia de Sousa Sheppard, Spelman College
  1. Madeleine Jeay, McMaster University, Canada, "Douceline de Digne: De l’usage politique de l’extase mystique"
  2. M. Angélica Lopes, University of South Carolina, "Testament Topos in Six Diverse Poems"
  3. Charles Borges, S.J., Loyola College, Baltimore, "Imposing their Viewpoints on the Other: Jesuits (and Other Religious) from the Mediterranean in Action in India during the 16th–18th Centuries"
  4. David E. Johnson, State University of New York at Buffalo, "Talking to the Other"

Friday, May 25

Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme
Buses depart from and return to the Hotel Aquabella and the Office du Tourisme (on La Rotonde).

9:00 - 10:30

4A. Art History III
Chair: Alicia Craig Faxon, Simmons College

  1. Tina Waldeier Bizzarro, Rosemont College, "Delacroix, the Romantics, and the Lithograph: New Technology to the Rescue of Medieval Buildings"
  2. Memory Holloway, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, "Obsessive Explorations: Representations of the Body in Ingres and Cézanne"
  3. Daniel R. Guernsey, Florida International University, "James Barry and the Orphic Vision of Progress in Eighteenth-Century England"
4B. Vaudois / Waldensians & the Lands and Cities of Provence
Chair: Guy Mermier, University of Michigan
  1. Jean-Marc Pastre, Université de Rouen, "La Provence et les Maures dans le Willehelm de Wolfram d’Eschenbach"
  2. Celine Borello, Université de Provence, MMSH, "Y a-t-il un héritage vaudois chez les protestants de Provence au XVII e siècle?"
  3. Gabriel Audisio, Université de Provence, MMSH, "Le Vaudois ou une autre conception de l’espace (XVe–XVIe siècles)"
4C. Mediterranean Lands and Islands in Ethnographic, Literary, and Cultural Perspective
Chair: Elizabeth Mathias, St. John’s University
  1. Elizabeth Mathias, "Cows, Convicts, and Islands: Departure and Inter-species Imagery in D. H. Lawrence’s Sardinia"
  2. Anna L. Chairetakis, Association for Cultural Equity, New York, "Mediterranean Microcosms: Paradigms of Shepherd Life in Lower Campania"


10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15

5A. Music and Dance
Chair: J. Bunker Clark, University of Kansas

  1. Ligia R. Pinheiro, Wittenberg University, "From the Court of Louis XIV to the World: Baroque Dance Notation"
  2. Greta Olson, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, "Musical Instruments and Devotional Music in 17th-Century Valencia"
  3. Alexandra Mascolo David, Central Michigan University, "French Impressionistic Influences in António de Lima Fragoso’s Petite Suite for Piano"
  4. Juan Francisco La Manna, State University of New York, Oswego, "Cante jondo and the Music of Isaac Albéniz"
5B. Cross-Cultural Currents: Brazil through a European Lens
Chair: António Goucha Soares, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Técnia de Lisboa, Portugal
  1. Ângela Sales Cúrcio, Anchieta–Newton Paiva, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, "O Universo Barroco no Contexto cultural do Brasil colônia"
  2. M. de Lourdes Soares M. Ramalho, Elos Internacional da Comunidade Lusíada, Brazil, "Arcadismo—Lirismo e Epopéia—as sementes do nacionalismo literário brasileiro"
  3. Antônio Carlos Amâncio da Silva, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil, "Imagens exóticas no suor dos trópicos: A presença dos franceses no universo audiovisual brasileiro"
  4. Hélio R. S. Silva, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, "Une Identité par antithèse"
5C. Communication in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean
Chair: Anthony Molho, European University Institute, Florence
  1. David D’Andrea, Oklahoma State University, "Information and Incorporation: The Venetian Integration of Its Subject Cities into the Mediterranean World"
  2. Eric Dursteler, Brigham Young University, "Power and Information: The Venetian Postal System in the Mediterranean, 1573-1645"
  3. Francesca Trivellato, Brown University, " Italian Merchants of Lisbon and the Sephardi Diaspora in the 17th and 18th Centuries: A Mediterranean Liaison?"
Discussant: Anthony Molho




12:15 - 1:30 Lunch (with pre-paid ticket only)



1:30 - 3:00

6A. History II
Chair: Daniel Williman, Binghamton University

  1. Karen Corsano, Channing Laboratory, Boston, "Thibaud de Castillon, Bishop of Lisbon, 1348-1356"
  2. Rebecca Leuchak and Stephen Federico, Roger Williams University, "The Imaging of Violence in Medieval Art"
  3. José M. Martínez Torrejón, Queens College, City University of New York, "Images of a King: Dom Sebastian and Al-Ksar-Quibir in Contemporaneous Literature and Early Historiography"
6B. The Contemporary Mediterranean
Chair: John Naylon, Keele University, England
  1. Moyra Byrne, Washington, DC, "A Modernized Backward South: Experiences and Fancies in Italy"
  2. Angel Felices Lago, University of Granada, Spain, "Cultural Differences in Business Behavior: Spanish versus Anglo-Saxon Stereotypes"
  3. John Naylon, "The Mediterranean Development Axis in Spain: Strengths and Weaknesses"
6C. The Iberian Peninsula
Chair: Cleveland Johnson, Spelman College
  1. Scott Dale, Marquette University, "Gazel Ben-Aly: Cadalso’s Fictitious Moroccan Traveler in Late 18th-Century Spain"
  2. Robert G. Collmer, Baylor University, "Memories of the 1596 asalto inglés on Cádiz"
  3. Isabel de Sena, Sarah Lawrence College, "The Geography of Anxiety: Pero Tafur’s Andanças e viajes"

3:00 - 3:15 Coffee Break

3:15 - 5:00

7A. History III
Chair: JoAnn McNamara, Hunter College

  1. James F. Powers, College of the Holy Cross, "Jerome’s Commentary on Daniel and Its Curious Tenth-Century Addition to the Beatus Commentary"
  2. Glenn W. Olsen, University of Utah, "Sex and the Romanesque in Occitania-Provence"
  3. Michael Batterman, Southern Illinois University, "Identifying the ‘Wicked Son’ in the Illustrated Hebrew Haggadah Manuscripts from 14th-Century Catalonia"
  4. Matthew Vester, West Virginia University, "The Fragmentation of Local Political Interests in the Maritime Alps: Viozena, 1560-1580"
7B. Medieval Literature in France and Italy
Chair: Guy Mermier, University of Michigan
  1. Susan L. Rosenstreich, Dowling College, "Things That Sparkle, Things that Shine: The Quality of Light and the Quality of Morality in La Chanson de Roland"
  2. Anne Berthelot, University of Connecticut, "Une Méditerranée arthurienne?"
  3. Jean Lacroix, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, "Dante, Boccace et Pétrarque das la lumière de la Provence paysages naturels, paysages culturels"
  4. Dick Raspa, Wayne State University, "Provençal Courtesy in Dante’s Divine Comedy"

7C. Medieval and Early Modern Portugal
Chair: Francis A. Dutra, University of California, Santa Barbara

  1. José M. Valente, University of California, Santa Barbara, "Friend or Foe? King Dinis of Portugal and His Policy toward the Templars"
  2. Fernanda Olival, Universidade de Evora, Portugal, "As Ordens Militares e nobreza em Portugal (séculos XVI-XVIII)"
  3. Francis A. Dutra, "Foreigners and the Order of Santiago, 1641-1750"
  4. Tiago C. P. dos Reis Miranda, Comissão Nacional para a Comemoração dos Descobrimentos Portugueses, Portugal, "António Freire de Andrade Encerrabodes (1699-1783): Um espelho de Pombal"




8:00 Reception, Aquabella Hotel, rooftop (admittance by ticket only)
Hosted by the Mediterranean Studies Association, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and Arizona State University






Saturday, May 26

Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme
Buses depart from and return to the Hotel Aquabella and the Office du Tourisme (on La Rotonde).

9:00 - 10:30

8A. Literary Perceptions in English of the South of France
Chair: Judy Schaaf, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

  1. William Baker, Northern Illinois University, "Graham Green and the South of France"
  2. Peter Buitenhuis, Simon Fraser University, Canada, "From Impressionism to Intertextuality: Ford Madox Ford’s Provence"
  3. Kenneth Womack, Penn State Altoona, "Levinasian Notions of Alterity and the Ethics of Place in Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End"
  4. Andrew Hook, University of Glasgow, Scotland, "Scott Fitzgerald in Provence"
8B. Paul Valéry et la Méditerranée
Chair: Hélène M. Julien, Colgate University
  1. Anne Mairesse, University of San Francisco, "Pour quelque héros méditerranéen … de retour de Hollande"
  2. Suzanne Guerlac, University of California, Berkeley, "Le ‘dispositif de la mer’ chez Valéry"
  3. Elisabeth A. Howe, Assumption College, "La Mer et la mort chez Valéry"
8C. Women’s Political and Social Participation in Contemporary Southern Europe
Chair: António Goucha Soares, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Técnia de Lisboa, Portugal
  1. Celia Valiente, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, "Searching for Gender Equality in Political Representation: The Parity Movement in Current Spain"
  2. Michael Baum, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, "Women’s Political and Economic Participation in Portugal since 1975: Successes and Obstacles"
  3. Laura Morales Diez de Ulzurum, Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Ciencias Sociales, Instituto Juan March de Estudios e Investigaciones, Madrid, Spain, "The Gender Gap in Political Participation in Spain (1980-2000): A Generational Approach"

Discussant: António Goucha Soares


10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15

9A. Art History IV
Chair: Liana de Girolami Cheney, University of Massachusetts Lowell

  1. Katherine R. S. Abbott, Middlebury College, "Neither Queens Nor Courtesans: Portraits of Women in Late Fifteenth-Century Venice"
  2. Barbara J. Watts, Florida International University, "Despair and Hope in Michelangelo’s Heaven"
  3. Kimberlee A. Cloutier-Blazzard, University of Massachusetts Lowell, "Jan Steen and the ‘Socratic Style’: A New Interpretation of The Burgher of Delft"
9B. The Mediterranean in Perspective
Chair: António Goucha Soares, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Técnia de Lisboa, Portugal
  1. Maria Lúcia Bastos Kern, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, "Art et Idéologie: Le Méditerranisme de Torres-Garcia"
  2. Arno Alvarez Kern, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, "Rapports ethniques et échanges culturels: L’archéologie historique des sites de la Sicile"
  3. Ruth M. Chittó Gauer, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, "Culturas mediterrânicas entre o mito e a História"
9C. Les Portugais en Méditerranée: Echanges et réseaux, XVe-XVIIIe siècles
Chair: Michèle Janin-Thivos, TELEMMe, Aix-en-Provence
  1. Jacques Paviot, Université de Paris IV, "Les Portugais et la Ligurie à la fin du Moyen-Age"
  2. Michèle Janin-Thivos, "Une Maison de commerce portugaise à Marseille (1694-1704)"
  3. Samuel Fettah, TELEMMe, Aix-en-Provence, "Les Juifs portugais de Livourne en Méditerranée, XVIe—XVIIIe siècles"




12:15 - 1:30 Lunch (with pre-paid ticket only)



1:30 - 3:00

10A. Theater
Chair: David E. Johnson, State University of New York at Buffalo

  1. Heloisa de Toledo Machado, Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, "A Teatralização de O Banquete de Mário de Andrade"
  2. Ricardo Bigi de Aquino, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, "Greatness into Oblivion: Jean Anouilh and the Contemporary French Theatre"
  3. Margarita Vargas, University of Buffalo, "Pirandello in the Caribbean"
10B. Les Échanges culturels du Portugal et de la France XIVe-XVIIIe siècles
Chair: Michèle Janin-Thivos, TELEMMe, Aix-en- Provence
  1. Patricia Aubanel, Aix-en-Provence, "Les Artistes français et la Renaissance portugaise, XVe-XVIe siècles"
  2. Stephane Boisselier, Université de Tours, "Les Influences étrangères dans l’hagionymie médiévale du Midi portugais"
  3. Jacques Marcade, Université de Poitiers, "L’Église en France et au Portugal aux temps modernes: Influences réciproques"
10C. Twice-Told Tales
Chair: M.-Ana Börger-Greco, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  1. M.-Ana Börger-Greco, "El sombrero de tres picos: Does the Ballet Tell the Story?"
  2. Dorothy Louise, Franklin and Marshall College, "Transformations and Enchantments in Cymbeline and The Winter’s Tale"
  3. Christine Gaudry-Hudson, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, "‘Raising Cane’: A Feminist Rewriting of Joseph Zobel’s Novel in the Film Sugar Cane Alley"
10D. Crisis, Change, and Survival of Southern European Communist Parties (continues to 11D)
Chairs: Joan Botella, Universidad Autónoma, Barcelona, Spain, and Luis Ramiro, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
  1. Stathis Kalyvas, University of Chicago, and Nikos Marantzidis, University of Macedonia, Greece, "The Two Paths of the Greek Communist Movement (1985-2000)"
  2. Carlo Baccetti, Dipartamento di Scienza politica e sociologica (DISPO), Florence, Italy, "Communist Parties in Italy After PCI: The Partito della rifondazione communista (PRC) and the Partito dei communisti italiani (PdCI)"
  3. Alan Stoleroff, Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, Lisbon, Portugal, "The Evolution of the Portuguese Communist Party"
  4. Joan Botella and Luis Ramiro, "Constraints, Contradictions and Crises: The Recent Evolution of Spanish Communists"
  5. François Platone, CEVIPOF, CNRS, Paris (delivered by Catherine Leclerc, Université de Paris X), "The Recent Evolutions of PCF"


3:00 - 3:15 Coffee Break

3:15 – 5:00

11A. History IV
Chair: Paul S. Vickery, Oral Roberts University

  1. Paul. S. Vickery, "Francisco de Vitoria, the Salamancan School, and Their Influence upon Alonso de la Veracruz and Bartolomé de las Casas"
  2. George Huppert, University of Illinois at Chicago, "French Explorers in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Mid-Sixteenth Century"
  3. Shankar Raman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Art, Cartography, and Trade in the Dutch Golden Age"
  4. Virginia Meacham Gould, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, "‘Fervent Like Angels’: The Influence of French Missionaries upon Afro-Creole Women in New Orleans, 1727-1852"
11B. Literature
Chair: Kenneth A. Stackhouse, Virginia Commonwealth University
  1. Maria Ascenção Ferreira Apolônia, Universidade São Marcos, Brazil, "Le Mythe Sébastianiste dans la ‘Literatura de Cordel’: Révision historique de la saga de Canudos"
  2. Kenneth A. Stackhouse, "Portugal e Castela Celebram nos Teatros de Madri a Victória de Dom Fadrique de Toledo na Bahia contra os Holandeses"
  3. Celina Fontenele Garcia, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil, "Pedro Nava: A Medicina e Os Lusíadas"
  4. Odalice de Castro e Silva, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil, "Pour ‘Sevillizer’ le monde ou une lecture de l’espace esthétique entre deux cultures faite par le poète João Cabral de Melo Neto (1920-1999)"
11C. The Legacy of Greece
Chair: Christos Evangeliou, Towson University
  1. Alvin C. Kibel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Value-Theory and Attic Theater"
  2. Christos Evangeliou, "Nietzsche on Tragedy"
  3. Christopher Bakken, Allegheny College, "The Poet after Greece"
11D. Crisis, Change, and Survival of Southern European Communist Parties (continued from 10D)