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“EMANCIPATION: THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY AND FREEDOM”

2013 Conference

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY: March 21-22, 2013

SCHEDULE

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THURSDAY, MARCH 21

SESSION 1
TAYLOR 306
9:00 - 10:30AM

Searching for Equality, East and West

Moderator:
Giuliana Fazzion, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures
fazziogx@jmu.edu

Performing Jim Crow. Blackface Performance and Emancipation
Thomas King, Emeritus Professor of Theatre, JMU
kingtl@jmu.edu

North Korean Refugee Students in South Korea Schools
Shin Ji Kang, Dept. of Early, Elementary and Reading Education, JMU
kangsj@jmu.edu

It’s Not All About Football: Tony Dungy’s Journey from Black Quarterback to African American Coach
James Zimmerman, The School of Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication, JMU
zimmerjr@jmu.edu

 

SESSION 2
TAYLOR 306
11:00AM - 12:30PM

ITALY - Topics on Emancipation

Homeless Policies in Italy: Emancipation or Enchainment?
Julia Fiorio, Italian major, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures
fioriojj@dukes.jmu.edu


ITAL 425 Students

PANEL: Sibilla Aleramo as a Symbol of the Emancipation of Italian Women in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Panel Chair: Laura Cambriani, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, JMU
cambrilx@jmu.edu

Panel Participants: Lloyd Blake; Emily Campbell; Kelsey Jonas; Meaghan McElligott; Giovanna Trigg

ITAL 446 Students

PANEL: The Songs of Mondine, an Example of Women’s Emancipation in Italy

Panel Chair: Gian Mauro Frongia, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, JMU frongigm@jmu.edu

Panel Participants: Lloyd Blake; Eric Keefer, Meaghan McElligott; Molly Picard

 

SESSION 3
TAYLOR 305
11:00AM - 12:30PM

European Struggle for Emancipation

 

Moderator: Peter Eubanks, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, JMU

 

French Youth of Maghrebian Descent: Struggle Outside the Paris Beltway
Christiane Szeps, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, JMU
szepsfca@jmu.edu

Africanizing Theatre in the Post-Colony: The Question of Gender
Besi Brillian Muhonja, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, JMU
muhonjbx@jmu.edu

A Fifty-Year Wait. The Story of the Baltics’ Struggle for Independence
Donald Corbin, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, JMU
corbinde@jmu.edu


SESSION 4
TAYLOR 404
11:00AM - 12:30

Metaphor: Freedom or Bondage

Moderator: Ann Wiles, Dept. of Philosophy and Religion, JMU
wilesam@jmu.edu

The Use and Abuse of Metaphor in Scientific Explanation
Jude Dougherty, Dean Emeritus, School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America
dougherj@cua.edu

The Falsifiability of Metaphor
Alan Levinovitz, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Philosophy and Religion, JMU
levinoaj@jmu.edu

 

 

SESSION 5
TAYLOR 306
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Spanish Session

 

Moderator: Elizabeth Castro, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, JMU
castroek@jmu.edu

 

Literary Approaches to Aben Humeya
José Ignacio Barrio Olano, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, JMU
barrioji@jmu.edu

«La Carta de Jamaica» (1815) de Simón Bolívar: introducción y lectura
Tomás Regalado, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, JMU
regalatx@jmu.edu

 

Mes che sport: El uso de deportes en el movimiento hacia la independencia de Catalunya
John Tkac, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, JMU
tkacja@jmu.edu


SESSION 6
TAYLOR 404
1:00 - 2:30PM

 

Aspects of Struggle for Freedom and Equality at Home and Abroad

Moderator: Besi Brillian Muhonja, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, JMU

 
Policing the Bedroom: The Ups and Downs of Anti-Miscegenation Laws
Robert Goebel, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, JMU
goebelro@jmu.edu

Caray! American Perceptions of Oppression and Emancipation of Female Characters in the Mexican Telenovela “Por Ella Soy Eva” (2012)
Annick Dupal, School of Communication Studies, JMU
dupalah@jmu.edu


The Emancipation of My Identity
Marsheika Gee, International Affairs major, JMU
geemm@dukes.jmu.edu

 

SESSION 7
TAYLOR 405
2:30 - 4:00PM

The Arts and the African American Experience

Moderator: Dorothy Maddison, School of Music, JMU
maddisdx@jmu.edu

The Molding of the Arts in America via the African American Experience: The Arduous Expedition from Sambo to Aida, Rodolfo, and Otello
George Shirley, The J. Edgar Maddy Distinguished University Emeritus Professor of Music (Voice)
School of Music, Theatre & Dance, University of Michigan
gis@umich.edu


SESSION 8
TAYLOR 306
3:00 - 4:45PM

History of Struggle for Emancipation in Poetry and Literature   

Moderator:Tomás Regalado, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, JMU

The Destruction of Brazilian Slavery: A Brief Comparative History of Emancipation in Brazil and the United States
Gray Kidd, M.A. Student, Dept. of History, JMU
kiddgf@jmu.edu

Poetry, Literature and the Struggle for the Abolition of Slavery in Brazil
Lilian Feitosa, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, JMU
feitoslp@jmu.edu


Salvation as Emancipation
James Ward, Dept. of Philosophy and Religion, JMU
wardjw@jmu.edu


The Slave-Girls Who Enslaved the Free-Born: Slave-Girls and Their Masters in Islamic Literature
Aram Shahin, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures
shahinax@jmu.edu

 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

 

SESSION 9
TAYLOR 404
10:00 - 11:30

FR 308

PANEL: The Cinematic Emancipation of the Muslim Immigrant Woman in France:
Yamina Benguigui’s 2001 film, “Inch’allah Sunday”

Panel Chair: Peter Eubanks, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures
eubankpj@jmu.edu

Panel Participants: Alyssa Glomb, Anna Kobylski, Ashley Pfannenstein, Rachel Smith, James Hong, Jonathan Sandoval

 

SESSION 10
TAYLOR 405
10:00 - 11:30

SPAN 448

PANEL: Case Studies of Language Emancipation in the Spanish-speaking World:

Panel Chair:Elizabeth Kissling, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures
kissliem@jmu.edu

Panel Participants: Jennifer Flores, Kristin Gatti, Sophia Patrikis, Karen Teos