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Policing Sexuality: Exploitation, Resistance and Censorship in French and Francophone Culture


Policing Sexuality: Exploitation, Resistance and Censorship in French and Francophone Culture

A one-day interdisciplinary conference
Friday, 21 November 2008

Divine World, Gibran KhalilPresented by the French Ph.D. Department of
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Keynote Speaker: Jarrod Hayes, associate professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and author of Queer Nations: Marginal Sexualities in the Maghreb (University of Chicago Press, 2000).


8:00-9:15 Registration (Room 4202) 

9:30-11:30 Panel I (Martin Segal Theatre) 
Exploitation, Delectable Punishment, and Gendered Positions in Early Modern Sexualities
Moderator: Desmond Hosford

Troy Etter, City University of New York
"Policing Sexual Pleasure: Representations of the Prodigal Son in
Parisian Art and Song, ca. 1540"

Karen Manna, Johns Hopkins University
“Effeminacy and anti-civility: The petit-maître in late 17th- and early 18th-century French literature”

Maia Beyler-Noily, University of California Berkeley
“Contrôle et exploitation de la sexualité des Sauvages dans le Supplément au Voyage de Bougainville de Denis Diderot”

11:30–11:45 Break

11:45–1:45 Panel II (Martin Segal Theater)
Voyeurism, Pleasing Cruelty, and the Strategies of Pornography
Moderator: Chong J. Wojtkowski

Nathalie Ségeral, University of California, Los Angeles
“Désir, féminité et folie à travers la figure du voyeurisme dans Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein de Marguerite Duras”

Mary Gennuso, City University of New York
“Deleuze’s perspective on masochism and sadism in Coldness and cruelty

Lucie Ledoux, Université du Québec à Montréal
“Foucault, la pornographie et quelques écrivaines françaises contemporaines”

1:45-3:00 Lunch (French Department Lounge, Room 4202)

3:15–4:15 Roundtable (TBA)
Professor Francesca Canadé Sautman, Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in French, City University of New York, and Professor of French, Hunter College 

4:30–6:30Panel III (Martin Segal Theatre) 
Race, Politics, and Modern Sexualities
Moderator: Lynn Karam

Julin Everett, University of California, Los Angeles
“Loving the alien: Homoerotic desire and domination of the African immigré in Ousmane Sembene’s Le docker noir

Casiana Ionita, Columbia University 
“Les silences de l’autoethnographe: L’effacement de la sexualité dans Le fils du pauvre de Mouloud Feraoun

Diarmuid Hester, Middlesex University 
"Pierre Guyotat's splanchnological realism."

6:30–6:45 Break

6:45–7:45 Keynote Address
Professor Jarrod Hayes, University of Michigan
"Reading Race in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: Sidonie de la Houssaye's Les quarteronnes de la Nouvelle Orléans"