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Fall 2002

October 10-November 10 Medieval Festival in New York: Rethinking the Middle Ages/Lire en Fete 2002: Les Moyens Ages

CUNY Sponsors: Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center of CUNY; Continuing Education & Public Programs, The Graduate Center; The Ph.D. Programs in Comparative Literature, French, Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures, and Mathematics at The Graduate Center. Department of Modern Languages, College of Staten Island

Other New York Sponsors: The Service Culturel of the French Embassy; The Cloisters Museum; the Library of the Hispanic Society of America; the Lincoln Center Film Society; MARC (Medieval and Renaissance Center) and MARFF (Medieval and Renaissance Film Festival) at NYU; the Morgan Library.

October 4-6 New York City Festival of Literary Magazines
Co-sponsored by The New York Public Library, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, The Service Culturel of The French Embassy, and the Florence Gould Foundation.

October 4, 3:30-9 PM, and October 5, 10 AM-9 PM, Celeste and Armand Bartos Center, South Court Auditorium, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, New York Public Library, 5th Street and 42nd Street. See full program at

October 6 Welcome: Distinguished Professor Mary Ann Caws
City University of New York Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Segal Theatre, 3-6pm

Panel 5: Considering the editor-at-work: Most magazine editors are also poets. This panel explores the relationships between artistic and editorial practice in pragmatic and also critical/poetic terms, asking editors to make connections between themselves as writers and editors. Moderator: Laird Hunt
Editors: Jena Osman & Juliana Spahr (Chain), Jean-Marie Gleize (Nioques), Giovanni Singleton (Nocturnes). Rapporteurs: Peter Gizzi, Emmanuel Hocquard.

Panel 6: Considering community: Small press literary magazines work for and within and/or necessarily create communities of writers and readers. This panel questions representation, inclusion/exclusion and audience in relation to varying ideas of community. Moderator: Eleni Sikelianos
Editors: Dodie Bellamy (Mirage), Brendan Lorber (LUNGFULL!), Jean-Michel Maulpoix (Le Nouveau Recueil). Rapporteurs: Christian Prigent, Norma Cole

Poetry Reading: Guy Bennett, Henri Deluy, Jean-Michel Maulpoix, Christian Prigent, Jerrold Shiroma, Cole Swensen

October 11 Fall Renaissance Colloquium
Skylight Conference Room
9th Floor
Celebrating the presence of the Renaissance Society of America at the
Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Where Was the Renaissance?: The Cultural and Political Geography of the
Emergence of Modernity

Martin Elsky (CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College), moderator
Ronald Witt (Duke University) on the Italian city state
Henry Kamen (Higher Council for Scientific Research, Barcelona) on the
Spanish empire
Andrew Hadfield (University of Wales) on the first British empire
Domna Stanton (CUNY Graduate Center) on the French nation state
A reception will follow the program.

Co-sponsored by CUNY Ph.D. Programs in Comparative Literature, English, French, History, and Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Literatures.
This program is made possible in part by a contribution from the Renaissance
Society of America

October 15, 6:00-8:00 PM, room 4202 Medieval Festival in New York: Rethinking the Middle Ages/Lire en Fete 2002: Les Moyens Ages
First lecture: Elizabeth Emery, Montclair State University
“Rebuilding Medieval Paris at the 1900 World's Fair: Albert Robida and his Vieux Paris Exhibit"

October 16 to November 6Medieval Festival in New York: Rethinking the Middle Ages/Lire en Fete 2002: Les Moyens Ages
Medieval Film Festival on video: sponsored by the French and Mathematics doctoral programs, and Lire en Fête/Medieval Festival in New York

1) Wednesday, Oct. 16th, at 6:30pm (doors open 6pm) in Rm. C204/C205 
Film: The Seventh Seal (aka Det Sjunde inseglet) (1957) Dir. by Ingmar Bergman 
2) Thursday, Oct. 17th, at 2:30pm (doors open 2pm) in Rm. 9204 
Film: The Passion of Joan of Arc (aka La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) (1928) Dir. by Carl Th. Dreyer 
3) Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, at 6:30pm (doors open 6pm) in Rm. 9206 
Film: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Dir. by Michael Curtiz & William Keighley 
4) Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, at 6:30pm (doors open 6pm) in Rm. C204/C205 
Film: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Dir. by William Dieterle 
5) Tuesday, Oct. 29th, at 6:30pm (doors open 6pm) in Rm. C205 
Film: The Return of Martin Guerre (aka Le Retour de Martin Guerre) (1982) Dir. by Daniel Vigne 
6) Wednesday, Oct. 30th, at 6:30pm (doors open 6pm) in Rm. C204/C205 
Film: Sorceress (aka Le Moine et la sorcière) (1987) 
7) Tuesday, Nov. 5th, at 6:30pm (doors open 6pm) in Rm. C205 
Film: Stealing Heaven (1988) Dir. by Clive Donner 
8) Wednesday, Nov. 6th, at 6:30pm (doors open 6pm) in Rm. C204/C205 
Film: The Name of the Rose (1986) Dir. by Jean-Jacques Annaud

October 16 to October 19 North East American Society for 18th-Century Studies 26th conference
The Enlightenment and Modernity
Co-Sponsored by the Graduate Center (Henri Peyre French Institute, the Ph.D. Programs in English and History), with the Florence Gould Foundation, the Grolier Club, the New York Public Library, the Pierpont Morgan Library
Plenary Speakers: 
Mary D. Sheriff, University of North Carolina
Patricia Meyer Spacks, University of Virginia
Gordon Wood, Brown University
Conference website:

October 18 6:00pm, Rooms 9204-9205 Yvette Roudy: On “parité” in France today
Journalist, member of the Comité Directeur of the Socialist Party in 1973, National Secretary for Action Féminine in 1977, elected to the European Parliament in 1979, Minister for Women's Rights, from 1981 to 1986, advocate of legislation on Bioethics. Author of Mais de quoi ont-ils peur ? (Albin Michel, 1995), A cause d'Elles (Albin Michel, 1985), La Femme en Marge (Flammarion, 1975), La Réussite de la Femme (Ed. du CAL, 1969), Les Métiers et les Conjoints (Ed. du CAL, 1965).

October 21 Medieval Festival in New York: Rethinking the Middle Ages/Lire en Fete 2002: Les Moyens Ages
Medieval Music Concert and Presentation
Alexandra Montano (mezzo soprano, voice, percussion). Mauricio Molina (bagpipes, hurdy gurdy, percussion, pipe and tabor). Carlo Valte (Arab lute).
Elebash Recital Hall, 6 PM 

October 25 Medieval Festival in New York: Rethinking the Middle Ages/Lire en Fete 2002: Les Moyens Ages
Martin Segal Theatre, 10 AM-7 PM

A One-Day Colloquium: Medieval Frames and Margins
1 PM Marilyn Lawrence (NYU): “The Medieval Minstrel.” 
2 PM Frederick Cohan (Wesleyan) “Epidemics in the Late Middle Ages”
3 PM Johanna Bauman (Bard College) “From Soils and Sowing to Flowers and Flirtation. The Medieval Garden Reconsidered.”
5 PM Leslie Hansen Kopp on medieval music
6 PM: Carolin Young (author of Apples of Gold in Settings
Of Silver: Stories of Dinner as a Work of Art, Simon & Schuster, Nov.
2002): “Dining with God: Peter the Venerable andthe Monks at Cluny, A.D. 1132”.

October 30, 6:30 PM Medieval Festival in New York: Rethinking the Middle Ages/Lire en Fete 2002: Les Moyens Ages
R. Barton Palmer, Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature, Clemson University and Founding and General Editor: Routledge Medieval Texts will speak on: 
“Chaucer as Metafictionist”.
The presentation addresses the most important aspect of Chaucer's relationship to the work of his French contempories, most especially Guillaume de Machaut and Jean Froissart, and his very creative adaptation of the way in which these poets had created a a tradition of poetry that is about the writing of poetry.

Sponsored by the Ph.D. Programs in Comparative Literature and in French, and the Medieval Studies Certificate Program.

November 1 Medieval Festival in New York: Rethinking the Middle Ages/Lire en Fete 2002: Les Moyens Ages
Sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures. Patricia Grieve, Columbia University, The Eve of Spain:
Mythmaking and the Conversion of History

November 5 Poetry and Translation Series, 6:30 PM, room 9204-9205
Claire MALROUX, poet and translator of Emily Dickinson and Wallace Stevens and Marilyn Hacker, poet, translator, and professor at City College, CUNY: Translating Poetry, Reading Poetry (in English and French) 

November 8 Medieval Festival in New York: Rethinking the Middle Ages/Lire en Fete 2002: Les Moyens Ages
12:00-7:00 PM, rooms 9204-9295
Black Pearl: Africa and Blackness in the Middle Ages

November 25, 5:00-8:00 PM, Skylight Room 9106
Reception to honor Emeritus Professor John D. Kneller, formerly Co-Director of the Henri Peyre French Institute 

Spring 2002

February 15: Elebash Recital Hall, 4:00-6:00pm The Material Foundations of Early Modern Texts: From Manuscript Manipulations to Print Technologies II

Roger Chartier (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) Don Quixote in the Printing Shop

Robert Darnton (Princeton University) Books and Orality in 18th-Century Paris: Mlle Bonafon and the Intimate Life of Louis XV

Presented by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program and the Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate School, in collaboration with the Ph.D. Programs in English, French, History, Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Literatures, the Italian Specialization in Comparative Literature; and the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences and Henri Peyre French Institute.

February 25: In conjunction with MALS, Series on Translation
Michael Palma Bounded by Rhyme’s Law: Translating Dante’s Inferno

February 28 (C201-202-2030-March 1 (Segal Theatre): With support from the Office of Academic Affairs, City University of New York 
Media Technology and the Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures 

March 18, 6:30pm. In conjunction with MALS, Series on Translation
Gregory Rabassa
Translation as Translation: The Metaphor of Things

March 22, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Segal Theatre
Spain and France Five Centuries of Exchange Series: Neighbors, Cousins, Enemies: War and Power in the Baroque Age
Ph.D. Programs in French and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures 

April 5, Room 9404-05, 9:00am- 8:00pm, Student Conference
Memory and Narrative: Unforeseen Connections

April 15, 6:30 PM. In conjunction with MALS, Series on Translation
Joseph Tusiani
Give up or Give in: Obstacles in Translating Poetry