Bound, Unbound: Textuality Within and Beyond the Book

Friday, 4 April 2003 - 4:30pmSaturday, 5 April 2003 - 7:00pm

3619 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Bound, Unbound: Textuality Within and Beyond the Book

Third Annual Graduate Humanities Forum Conference

Friday, April 4

Keynote Address
Vincent Pecora, "An Idea Like a Butterfly:" Virginia Woolf's Voyage Out and the Genealogy of Religion
Director, Humanities Consortium, UCLA

Saturday, April 5

Welcome and coffee, tea, and pastries

Session 1
Text, Image, and Orality in Chinese Traditions (Seminar Room)
Faculty Discussant: Denis Mari, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Student Moderator: Michael Laver, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Peng Mu, Folklore
Xuanjuan: A Transitional Genre Between Orality & Literacy

Eli Albert, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Textual Mandate on the Periphery of the Chinese State

Hsin-Mei Agnes Hsu, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Mimetic Functions of Pictorial Eulogies in Three Eastern Han Tombs

Session 2
Materiality and Ethe(o)reality (Moose Room)

Faculty Discussant: Roger Chartier, History
Student Moderator: Dierdra Reber, Romance Languages - Spanish

Erica Fruiterman, English
Some Thoughts on Book History

Acalya Kiyak, Architecture
Villard’s Sketchbook: The Transmission of Architectural Knowledge in the Middle Ages

Kyle Roberts, History
The Dairyman’s Daughter: The Material History of an Evangelical Text

10:20-10:30p | Coffee Break

Session 3
Historicity and the Evolution of Texts (Moose Room)
Faculty Discussant: Jennifer Snead, English
Student Moderator: Jonathan Hsy, English

Kevin Tracy, Classics
Stoic Emendations and the Concept of the Text.

David Hollenberg and Tarek Kahlaou, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
A Rare Nusayri Manuscript in Van Pelt’s Rare Book Room: A Preliminary Investigation

Claire Costley, English
Adultery, Murder, & the Writing of the Penitential Psalms

Session 4
Mapping America: Landscape, Image, and Knowledge
(Seminar Room)
Faculty Discussant: Nancy Bentley, English
Student Moderator: Kristina Morris Baumli, English

Brian Gregory, Folklore
“The Road to Akron”: Reading the Post-Industrial Landscape

Jeff Alred, English
From Eye to We: The Problem of Envisioning the Thirties Documentary Book

Nicole Furlonge, English
“Words that set, then miss, the mark”: Narrative Unknowing in Toni Morrison’s Jazz

12:00-1:00p | Lunch

Session 5

Cultural Encounters: Translating the Other (Seminar Room)
Faculty Discussant: Barbara Fuchs, Romance Languages
Student Moderator: Eli Albert, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Dierdra Reber, Romance Languages
From Knight to Critical Reader, via the Other: The Literary Makeover of Empire in Don Juan Manuel's El conde Lucanor

Jia Si, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
The Early English-Chinese Dictionaries & the Sino-Western Cultural Communications in the 19th Century

Michael Linderman, South Asia Regional Studies
Printing Pure Knowledge: Missionaries & Books in 18th Century India

Session 6
Undressing the Text (Moose Room)
Faculty Discussant: Vincent Pecora, Director, Humanities Consortium, UCLA
Student Moderator: Ellen Welch, Comparative Literature

Michael Wiedorn, Comparative Literature
The Novelist as Theoretician: Responding to David Harvey’s Reading of Raymond William’s “Loyalties”

Adam Graves, Relgious Studies
The Hermeneutics of Self: Textuality and the Social Sciences

Nancy Srebro, English
Masters and Subjects or Mastering the Subjects: Reading and “Oxen of the Sun”

Session 7

See and the Text (Seminar Room)
Faculty Discussant: Wendy Steiner, English
Student Moderator: Anika Kiehne, German

Stephanie Harzewski, English
"Chick Lit" and Concurrent Media Phenomenon

Natasha Ruiz-Gomez, Art History
Pablo Takes a Bite of the Apple: Reading Picasso’s Early Still Lifes

Liliana Milkova, Art History
Bronzino’s "Cosimo I as Orpheus": Metamorphosis of a Ruler

Session 8
Intertextual Reflections (Moose Room)
Faculty Discussant: Peter Stallybras, English
Student Moderator: Jared Richman, English

Jonathan Hsy, English
Intertextuality and the Genre: Reading Marginalia in Shakespeare’s First Folio

Kristin Williams, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Ninjobon as Representations of Performance

Timothy Carmody, Comparative Literature
The Mirror: Intertextuality and Method

3:45-4:00p | Coffee Break

Session 9
Performing the Extraordinary (Moose Room)
Faculty Discussant: Emma Dillon, Music
Student Moderator: Pamela Geller, Anthropology

Richard Mook, Music
“It’s a Healthy Kind of Thing”: (Con)Textualizing Barbershop Performance

Tim Ribchester, Music
Transcribing the Transcendent: Writing and Virtuousity in Tartini’s “Devil’s Trill” Sonata

Meredith Malone, Art History
Noveau Réalisme: Performance and the Textual Prop

Session 10
Reading the Nation (Seminar Room)
Faculty Discussant: Carol Muller, Music
Student Moderator: Eli Albert, Asian and Middle Easter Studies

Patrick Spero, History
The Politicization of Popular Publications During the American War for Independence

Freyda Spira, Art History
The Making of a Court in Wittenberg

Kristina Baumli, English
And the Word Was Made Flesh: Woodrow Wilson’s Frontier Thesis

Session 11
Alternate Writing Surfaces (Moose Room)
Faculty Discussant: Michael Solomon, Romance Languages
Student Moderator: Madera Gabriela Allen, Romance Languages

Seran Schug, Anthropology
Dancing the Self: Reading and Writing Bodies in Authentic Movements

Pamela L. Geller, Anthropology
Corporeality, Textuality, and the Maya

Josiah Davis, Classics
Textile and Codex in the Iliad

Session 12
Sharing the Pages: Text, Image, and Authorship (Seminar Room)
Roundtable Discussion

Dinner reception and informal discussion to follow conclusion of conference

Cosponsored by the Graduate Student Associations Council (GSAC), English, Anthropology, Art History, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, Judaic Studies, Romance Languages, and Women's Studies