MSSU France Semester

France Special Events

From Paris to the World

Paris towerThursday, Nov. 2, and Friday, Nov. 3, 2006
All sessions will be held in Spiva Library, 4th Floor, unless otherwise noted.
Admission: free to MSSU students, faculty and staff:
$100 to all others (includes dinner and lunch)

Session 1

Thursday, 2:30-4:00pm: Paris, site of cultural transformations

Mary Anne Garnett, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, “The Pont des Arts: A Parisian ‘Site of Memory’ ”
Temma Balducci, Arkansas State University, “Masculinity in 19th-century Paris: Changing perceptions and critical fortunes”
Holly McSpadden, Missouri Southern State University, "Fetish Subject Agent: Paris, Negro: An Anthology and Nancy Cunard"
Moderator: Bill Kumbier, Missouri Southern State University

Thursday evening: Conference Banquet, Spiva Art Gallery, 5:00-7:00pm

Keynote Address: Dr. David Bell, The Johns Hopkins University, Webster Hall Auditorium, 7:30pm

Session 2

Friday, 9:00am-10:15am: Paris, birthplace of the avant-garde

Elizabeth Drake-Boyt, “All Roads Lead to Paris: A Survey of avant-garde influences in Early American Concert Dance”
Richard Sonn, University of Arkansas, “ ‘An American in Paris:’ the Myth of Jazz Age Paris”
James Mokhiber, University of New Orleans, “Bringing the Bazaar to Paris: International exhibitions, colonial pavilions and the emergence of North African arts and crafts”
Moderator: Carla Huntington, Missouri Southern State University

Session 3

Friday, 10:30-11:45am: Paris, literary crucible

Kevin West, Stephen F. Austin State University, “Foucault’s Pendulum and Eco’s Paris”
Jude Meche, Missouri Southern State University, “The Parisian Literary Landscape: Ireland’s Fifth Field”
Moderator: Art Saltzman, Missouri Southern State University

Conference Luncheon, Phinney Recital Hall, 12:00-1:40pm

Luncheon presentation: “Paris as Seen from the Provinces”

Carla Huntington, Missouri Southern State University
Jean Moscarola, Université de Savoie
Stéphane Ganassali, Université de Savoie

Session 4 

Friday, 2:00-3:15pm: “Riots, Unrest, Protests, Demonstrations . . . C’est Paris!”

Randi Polk, Pittsburg State University, “From Paris (France) to the World and Back Again: History’s Revenge”
Myriam Krepps, Pittsburg State University, “Protesting in Paris. . . Again!”
Moderator: Steve Smith, Missouri Southern State University

Session 5

Friday, 3:30-5:15pm: Paris and the World

Juraj Kittler, Penn State University, “Paris and Philadelphia: A Comparative Study of 18th Century French and U.S. Civil Societies”
Beatrice Dubuis, Missouri Southern State University, "Summer 1914, from Eden to War"
Louisa Rice, Drury University, “Paris-Dakar: African Students and the Culture of Decolonization, 1946-1948”
Moderator: Maryann Weber, Missouri Southern State University

Friday evening: "La Musique Française"

Southern Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Kexi Liu, Conductor
Joseph W. Rodgers, guest cellist

Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture
Bizet Carmen Suite
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1
Debussy Prelude to "The Afternoon of a Faun"

7:30 pm
Taylor Performing Arts Center
Missouri Southern State University