Dan Benson, Suzy Cater, Erica Faller, Tristan Jean, and Andrew Miller
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Department of French
New York University, New York
La Maison Française
16 Washington Mews
The conference “…but is it art?” will explore how art is defined, institutionalized and practiced in the Francophone world, and how the boundaries between the spheres of art and non-art are established and shift. We are pleased to welcome graduate researchers from Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and all parts of the United States, who will present their work on these questions. Subjects examined will range from topics as diverse as slam poetry, 17th century fairy tales, medieval crime narratives and collaborationist propaganda…
Professor Gabriel Rockhill of Villanova University will deliver his keynote address, “L’art entre le réel: Overcoming the Contradiction of the Art of the Commonplace,” on Saturday evening, bringing to a close the two-day event.
Please see our program below and feel free to visit out website http://butisitartconference.webs.comfor abstracts, paper titles and more information.
10-10.15am Professor Sarah Kay, NYU: Welcome address
10.15-11.45am Panel: When art Becomes Art
11.45-1.15pm Lunch Break
1.15-2.15pm Seminar 1: Grotesque Obscenities*
2.30-3.30pm Seminar 2: Ephemeral Poetics*
3.30-4pm Coffee break, Institute of French Studies, upstairs lounge
4-5.30pm Panel: The End of Art as We Know It
10-11.30am Panel: Finding Art’s Place, making it count
11.30am-1pm Lunch Break
1-2pm Panel: Political Literature, Literary Politics
2.10-3.40pm Panel: Re-evaluating Art, Breaking with Convention
3.40-4pm Coffee break, Institute of French Studies, upstairs lounge
4-5pm Panel: Violent Aesthetics: Broken bodies, twisted pages
5-6pm Professor Gabriel Rockhill, Villanova University: Keynote Address
*If you are interested in attending either of the seminars, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can send you the papers to read in advance.