Past Events - 2012

Spring 2012 Events

The European Studies Group Spring 2012 Lecture Series

This series is sponsored by the European Studies Group and the UI Center for Human Rights, both within International Programs; the Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures; and the Department of History in CLAS.

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“Sex before Fascism: Law, Sexology, and Social Belonging in German-speaking Central Europe, 1750-1940”
Presented by : Matthew Conn (History, UI)
Date: Friday, February 3
Time: Noon
Location: 51 SH
(A light luncheon will be provided)

“'Caves filled with gold': French Feminist Perspectives on Race, Empire, & the 'Jewish Question,' 1860-1914”
Presented by: Carolyn Eichner (History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Date: Thursday, February 16
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: UCC 1117

Screening of "The Forgetting Game"

Followed by Q& A with director Russell Sheaffer
Date: Tuesday, March 27
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: UCC 1117

“The Good Buyer: Creating Mass Consumer Society in Postwar France”

Presented by: Rebecca Pulju (History, Kent State University)
Date: Thursday, April 19
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: UCC 1117

“My Mother, the Stranger: Ruptures, Transmissions, and Stereotypes in Popular Representations of Arab-French Mothers by their Daughters”
Presented by: Rebecca Léal (French and Italian, UI)
Date: Friday, May 4
Time: Noon
Location: UCC 2520D
(A light luncheon will be provided)

 

Fall 2012 Events

Fourth Annual European Studies Conference:

“Napoleon and the World: Literature, Politics and the Arts”

Friday, November 30
315 Phillips Hall
Free and open to the public

Schedule

9:00-9:30 a.m. Catered Breakfast

9:30-9:45 a.m.

 

 

 

Opening of the Conference, Welcoming remarks

Downing Thomas, associate provost and dean of International Programs 

Russell Ganim, director, Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures

9:45-10:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Napoleon in the Black Atlantic

Chair: Anny Curtius

James Boucher (French and Italian)
Napoleon and Toussaint Louverture: Mirror Images of Power

Samuel Fitzpatrick (English)
Tiger Unleashed: The Vengeance of Jean-Jacques Dessalines

11:00-11:45 a.m.

 

Anny Curtius (French and Italian)

Beheaded by H/history: Empress Joséphine and the Politics of Memory in the Black Atlantic

12:00-1:15 p.m. Catered Lunch

1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Keynote Address: Daniel Desormeaux (University of Chicago)

Isaac and Alexandre: Sons and Memorialists of Napoleon’s Black Generals

Daniel Desormeaux is Associate Professor of French in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. He has taught at the University of Kentucky and Dartmouth College.

2:30 p.m. Coffee Break

2:45 p.m.

 

Natalie Allen (French and Italian)

Stolen statuary and subversive morals in the Napoleonic publication of La Fontaine’s Fables

3:15 p.m.

 

Michael Ridlen (Art History)

A Modern Vision of Grace: Prud’hon’s Portrait of Joséphine and the Culture of 1804-5

3:45 p.m.

Russell Ganim (French and Italian)

Beauty and Controversy : The Cultural Legacy of Abel Gance’s Napoléon

Co-sponsors:
European Studies Group; Caribbean, Diaspora, and Atlantic Studies Program; Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and International Programs

For more information, contact:
Michel Laronde
michel-laronde@uiowa.edu
(319) 335-2264

The European Studies Group Fall 2012 Lecture Series

All events are free and open to the public

“A Ghost, a Jester, and a Bird: Three Metaphors of ‘Subversion’ among Conflicting Nationalisms in Contemporary Spain”
When: Friday, September 14, at noon
Location: 2520C, University Capitol Centre
Presented by: Stephanie Mueller, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Spanish and Portuguese (CLAS)
A light luncheon will be provided.
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“Questionable Pasts: Managing a Nazi-Era Past in the West German Public, 1957-1979”
When: Friday, Oct. 19, at noon
Location: 1117 University Capitol Centre
Presented by: Gabriele von Roedern
A light luncheon will be provided.
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Civilian Experiences of the Napoleonic Wars: The Example of the Battle of Leipzig in October 1813
When: Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: C131 Pomerantz Center
Presented by: Karen Hagemann, James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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This series is sponsored by the European Studies Group and the UI Center for Human Rights, both within International Programs; the Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures; and the Department of History in CLAS.