112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Women in French V: Marguerite Duras, 100 Years Later

Session Chair: 
Paulette Chandler, University of Southern California
Time: 
Session 9: 9:00-10:30am
Location: 
RCC Raincross F
Topic Area: 

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Sonia Assa, "SUNY College, Old Westbury"
    Duras et Varda, toutes deux marginales à l’intérieur de mouvements à prédominante masculine (Nouveau Roman, Nouvelle Vague), ont toutes deux travaillé à articuler un défi contre les représentations traditionnelles de la féminité.  Dans ma communication, j’examinerai le thème de la flâneuse, qu'elles ont en commun. Leurs flâneuses ressemblent-elles au flâneur baudelairien ou apollinarien ? Se (re)trouvent-elles au bout de leurs déambulations ?
  2. Linda Alcott, University of Colorado Denver
    This paper explores the victimization of the ancillary characters in Un Barrage contre le Pacifique.  In particular, an analysis of the desperate existences of "les enfants de la plaine" and that of "le Caporal" permeate the novel in such a way as to create the relentless backdrop of physical and psychological despair for which the Durassien novel is well-known.
  3. Elizabeth Lindley, University of Cambridge, UK
    The theatrical works of Marguerite Duras deliberately destabilise accepted codes of mimetic presentation, freeing her characters to a space beyond the boundaries of realist theatre. I will elaborate the manner in which Duras’ female figures gradually disappear from realist representations to utter a dialogue beyond history, logic and a symbolic universe.
Session Cancelled: 
No