Friday, April 19th

Robertson Hall Bowl 016

8:15-9:00 Coffee-Breakfast

9:00 Welcome Address: Nick Nesbitt, Chair, Department of French and Italian
Introduction: Effie Rentzou

9:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Modernist Novels

Chair: André Benhaïm (Princeton University, French and Italian)

David Ellison (University of Miami)
"On Situating French Modernism: The Strange Location(s) of Le Grand Meaulnes"

Gerald Prince (University of Pennsylvania)
"Les Caves du Vatican and the Real Novel"

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Ethics and Aesthetics

Chair: Michael Wood (Princeton University, English, Comparative Literature)

Hannah Freed-Thall (Princeton University, Society of Fellows)
"Inestimable Objects: Proust, Modernism, Aesthetics"

Marjorie Perloff (University of Southern California)
"The Contradictions of ‘Simultaneity’: The Delaunay/Cendrars Collaboration on La Prose du Transsibérien"

12:30 Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Cinematic Writing

Chair: Maria DiBattista (Princeton University, English, Comparative Literature)

Jonathan Eburne (Penn State University)
"Fantômas and the Shudder of History"

Christophe Wall-Romana (University of Minnesota)
"The New Medium of Film in French Thought, 1900-1914"

3:30-3:45 Coffee Break

3:45 - 5:15 p.m.
Modernist Poetics I

Chair: David Bellos (Princeton University, French and Italian, Comparative Literature)

Laurent Jenny (Université de Genève)
"Apollinaire’s Farewell to Lyricism"

Annette Becker (Paris 10-Nanterre)
"Chagall’s Homage to Apollinaire and European Avant-Garde: 1913 Between Peace and War"

Art Museum

6:00 Performance

L’Avant-Scène Presents Les Mamelles de Tirésias By Guillaume Apollinaire

7:30 Art Exhibition

"1913: The Year of Modernism"

Followed by a Reception

Saturday, April 20th

106 McCormick Hall

8:15 Coffee / Breakfast

8:45 Presentation: André Benhaïm

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Other Modernisms

Chair: Tom Trezise (Princeton University, French and Italian)

William Marx (Université Paris 10 - Nanterre)
"1913, Year of the Arrière-Garde?"

Christopher Bush (Northwestern University)
"A Modernism that Has Not Yet Been: Untimely Segalen"

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15 p.m.
1913 Legacies

Chair: Jeff Dolven (Princeton University, English)

Simon Morrison (Princeton University, Music)
"The Chosen One: The Politics of The Rite of Spring, Then and Now"

Carrie Noland (University of California-Irvine)
"Marcel Duchamp, Merce Cunningham, and the Temporality of the Avant-Garde"

12:15 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Modernist Poetics II

Chair: Susan Stewart (Princeton University, English)

Virginie Pouzet-Duzer (Pomona College)
"1913: Point(s) Mallarmé!"

Mary Shaw (Rutgers University)
"Poetry Displaced: Nijinsky, Delaunay, Duchamp"

3:30 – 3:45 Coffee Break

3:45 - 5:15 p.m.
Visual Materialities

Chair: Brigid Doherty (Princeton University, German, Art and Archaeology)

Guillaume Le Gall (Université Paris 4 - Sorbonne)
"Les Fortifications de Paris (1913) by Eugène Atget: A Landmark in the Photographic Modernity"

Lisa Florman (Ohio State University)
"Behind Picasso’s Pins"

5:15 – 5:30 Break

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ROUNDTABLE

Chair: Effie Rentzou (Princeton University, French and Italian)
Hal Foster (Princeton University, Art History)
Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania)
Susan Stanford Friedman (University of Wisconsin-Madison)