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AIZEN / UNIVERSITY OF DEBRECEN PROGRAM

International Conference on Zola, Mirbeau and Naturalism

hosted by

The Department of French Studies and The Department of Communication and Media Studies

UNIVERSITY OF DEBRECEN
June 8-10, 2017, Debrecen, Hungary

Émile Zola by Félix Vallotton (1902)

Émile Zola by Félix Vallotton (1902)

  Octave Mirbeau by Félix Vallotton (1908)

Octave Mirbeau by Félix Vallotton (1908)


Organizers-in-Chief:
Anna Gural-Migdal (University of Alberta, Canada)
Sándor Kálai (University of Debrecen, Hungary)

Organizing Committee:
Gabriella Tegyey (University of Debrecen, Hungary)
Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt (Burman University, Canada)
Anna Keszeg (University of Debrecen, Hungary)
Justine Huet (Mount Royal University, Canada)

The University of Debrecen

THURSDAY, JUNE 8

Main Building of the University of Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1, Debrecen

8:00-9:00 AM REGISTRATION, Main Building, Entrance Hall, 3rd Floor

9:00-9:30 AM OPENING SPEECHES and Special Tribute to Octave Mirbeau, Main Building, Auditorium Maximum, 3rd Floor

Introductions: Sándor Kálai, Associate Professor, Dept. of Communication and Media Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Gabriella Tegyey, Professor and Chair, Dept. of French Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Anna Gural-Migdal, Professor and President of the AIZEN, University of Alberta, Canada

9:30-9:45 AM BREAK

SECTION A

9:45 AM-11:45 AM, Main Building, Room X, 2nd Floor

Naturalism and Naturalist Writers in Europe

President: Sándor Kálai

Célia Sousa Vieira (University Institute of Maia – ISMAI, Portugal): “Stratégies de légitimation littéraire: le cas du naturalisme ibérique”

Myrto Drizou (Valdosta State University, USA): “Expanding the Limits of Greek Naturalism: The Curious Case of Alexandros Papadiamantis”

Carine Goutaland (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, Centre des Humanités, France): “Repas de famille naturalistes: grandeur et décadence de la table familiale dans Les Rougon-Macquart de Zola, La Fin des bourgeois de Lemonnier et Les Buddenbrook de Mann”

Sándor Hites (Research Center for the Humanities, Institute for Literary Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary): “The Nature and Reality of Money in Naturalism and Realism (Zola, Trollope, Jókai)”

11:45 AM-1:45 PM WELCOMING SPEECHES AND RECEPTION, Lunch Buffet, Main Building, Entrance Hall, 3rd Floor

Introductions: Sándor Kálai

Éric Fournier, Ambassadeur de France en Hongrie

Hervé Ferrage, Directeur de l’Institut Français de Budapest

László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen

Zoltán Szilvássy, Rector of the University of Debrecen

SECTION B

1:45 -2:45 PM, Main Building, Auditorium Maximum, 3rd Floor

Octave Mirbeau as Pedagogue

President: Gabriella Tegyey

Keynote Speaker: Éléonore Reverzy (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France) “Mirbeau, romancier pédagogue”

SECTION C

2:45-4:15 PM, Main Building, Room X, 2nd Floor

From Zola to Mirbeau: Metafictions and the Evolution of the Novel

President: Pierre Glaudes

Anna Kaczmarek (Opole University, Poland): “Les chroniques zoliennes: textes naturalistes?”

Anita Staroń (University of Lodz, Poland): “Zola et Mirbeau au Mercure de France

Maria Sayegh (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France): “Octave Mirbeau: entre naturalisme et anti-naturalisme”

4:15-4:30 PM BREAK

SECTION D

4:30-6:00 PM, Main Building, Room X, 2nd Floor

Zola, Mirbeau and Film

President: Anna Gural-Migdal

Elisabeth-Christine Muelsch (Angelo State University, USA) “Boris Kaufman’s Mise en Scène of the Parisian Halles centrales”

Justine Huet (Mount Royal University, Canada): “C’est dans notre sang”: déterminisme et monstrueux dans Journal d’une femme de chambre de Benoît Jacquot”

Zsolt Győri (University of Debrecen, Hungary): “Zola’s Disciple: The Son of Saul


THURSDAY, JUNE 8

SECTION E

9:45 AM-11:45 AM, Main Building, Room XI, 3rd Floor

Taking Sides on Issues: Zola and Mirbeau

President: Céline Grenaud-Tostain

Mélanie Giraud (Loyola University Maryland, USA): “Octave Mirbeau: du fils rebelle au frère d’armes”

Jean-Michel Pottier (Université de Reims, France): “Mirbeau – Zola – Rosny”

Michael Rosenfeld (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France / Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgique): “Zola et Mirbeau: divergences et convergences à propos d’Oscar Wilde”

Jean-Sébastien Macke (Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France): “Zola et Mirbeau: des oubliés de la critique musicale?”

11:45 AM-1:45 PM WELCOMING RECEPTION, Lunch Buffet, Main Building, Entrance Hall, 3rd Floor

SECTION F

2:45-4:15 PM, Main Building, Room XI, 3rd Floor

Zola and Naturalism in Brazil

President: Pedro Paulo Catharina

Haroldo Ceravolo Sereza (University of São Paulo, Brazil): “Les débats autour de Zola au Brésil dans les années 1870”

Leonardo Pinto Mendes (Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil): “Zola as Pornographic Reference in Late 19th-Century Brazil”

Orna Messer Levin (State University of Campinas, Brazil): “Au-delà de la lecture: les adaptations théâtrales des romans d’Émile Zola dans le Brésil du XIXe siècle”

4:15-4:30 PM BREAK

SECTION G

4:30-6:00 PM, Main Building, Room XI, 3rd Floor

Émile Zola

President: Elizabeth Emery

Marie-Sophie Armstrong (Lehigh University, USA): “La blanchisserie, la tabatière et l’oie: L’Assommoir ou les déboires du premier objet”

Aurélie Barjonet (Université de Versailles-Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines, France): “Zola, auteur traumatisant?”

Anna Keszeg (University of Debrecen, Hungary): “Les flâneuses de Zola”

7:30 PM-12:00 AM NATURALIST FILM NIGHT, Main Building, Room XI, 3rd Floor

Presenters: Justine Huet and Zsolt Győri

Journal d’une femme de chambre (2015) Son of Saul (2015)

Journal d’une femme de chambre (Benoît Jacquot, 2015, France and Belgium, 95 min., colour, in French with English subtitles)

An adaptation of Octave Mirbeau’s 1900 novel of the same title, this film features Léa Seydoux as Célestine, an ambitious young woman who works as a chambermaid for a wealthy couple in France in the early 20th century. Jacquot’s version differs from Luis Buñuel’s 1964 adaptation in its respect for the original text, but also in its emphasis on crime, horror and monstrosity.

Halles (André Galitzine and Boris Kaufman, 1929, France, 22 min., black and white, silent)

Workers in Les Halles unload foodstuffs, with the market’s nightlife in full swing around them. Halles is much more than a reference to Zola’s novel Le Ventre de Paris and naturalism. This silent documentary promotes Dziga Vertov’s concept of kino-pravda (film truth), as it conveys the optimistic revolutionary spirit of Soviet cinema of the 1920s and a strong belief in the worker.

Son of Saul (László Nemes, 2015, Hungary, 107 min., colour, in Hungarian with English subtitles)

Set in the concentration camp in Auschwitz during World War II, this film records 36 hours in the life of Saul Ausländer (played by Géza Röhrig), a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando. Nemes’s conception for the film was inspired by The Scrolls of Auschwitz, a collection of testimonies by Sonderkommando members. Son of Saul won the Grand Prix at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and was voted Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards Ceremony.


FRIDAY JUNE, 9

SECTION H

8:45 AM-10:15 AM, Main Building, Room X, 2nd Floor

Naturalist and Decadent Motifs in Zola and Mirbeau

President: Marie-Sophie Armstrong

Kristof Haavik (Arab American University, West Bank): “‘Alcoolisme de l’amour’: Zola, Mirbeau, and Sexual Addiction”

Jeremy Worth (University of Windsor, Canada): “‘Quelle ruine lamentable!’: The Century Inscribed Upon the Body in Zola and Mirbeau”

Pirjo Lyytikäinen (University of Helsinki, Finland): “The Provocative Flora of Decadence from Émile Zola to Octave Mirbeau”

10:15-10:30 AM BREAK

SECTION I

10:30 AM-12:00 PM, Main Building, Room X, 2nd Floor

Zola, Mirbeau and the Dreyfus Affair

President: Karl Zieger

Alain Pagès (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France): “Zola – Mirbeau. Deux formes d’engagement dans l’affaire Dreyfus”

Philippe Oriol (Centre d’Études Supérieures Alternées en Communication de Paris, France): “L’affaire Dreyfus, une affaire d’écrivains”

Pedro Paulo Catharina and Eduarda Martins (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): “Émile Zola, ‘vengeur du juste et sauveur de la France’. L’affaire Dreyfus dans la presse du Nord du Brésil”

12:00 PM-1:15 PM LUNCH, Main Building, Entrance Hall, 3rd Floor

SECTION J

1:15-2:15 PM, Main Building, Auditorium Maximum, 3rd floor

Émile Zola and the Visual

President: Chantal Morel

Keynote Speaker: Susan Harrow (University of Bristol, England): “Seeing Solitude: Alone Together in Zola’s Rougon-Macquart and Related Visual Culture”

SECTION K

2:15-3:45 PM, Main Building, Room X, 2nd Floor

Reinterpreting Trauma in Mirbeau

President: Anita Staroń

Pierre Glaudes (Université Paris-Sorbonne − Paris 4, France): “Le viol de Sébastien”

Céline Grenaud-Tostain (Université d’Évry-Val-d’Essonne, France): “L’hystérie dans l’univers romanesque de Mirbeau”

Anna Gural-Migdal (University of Alberta, Canada): “Art total, expressionnisme filmique et horreur: Dans le ciel d’Octave Mirbeau”

3:45-4:00 PM BREAK

SECTION L

4:00-5:30 PM, Main Building, Room X, 2nd Floor

Zola, Mirbeau and Contemporary Journalism

President: Jean-Michel Pottier

Marie-Françoise Melmoux-Montaubin (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France): “Mirbeau: Le roman analytique et la critique littéraire”

Corinne Loreaux-Kubler (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France): “La Halle aux ‘canards’ ou comment se mettre quelque chose sous la dent dans Le Ventre de Paris de Zola”

Agnès Sandras (Bibliothèque nationale de France, France): “Pourquoi Zola et Mirbeau sont-ils traités différemment par la presse satirique?”

7:00 PM-11:00 PM, NATURALIST BANQUET, Restaurant Flaska Vendéglő (4 Miklós Street, Debrecen)

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Zola’s Hungarian Correspondence

Introduction of Speaker: Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt

Honoured Guest: Brigitte Émile-Zola, M.D. (Collection privée Brigitte Émile-Zola, France): “Lettres inédites de Hongrie à Zola”


FRIDAY JUNE, 9

SECTION M

8:45 AM-10:15 PM, Main Building, Room XI, 3rd Floor

Naturalist Poetics in Zola and Mirbeau

President: Éleonore Reverzy

Émilie Piton-Foucault (Université de Rennes 2, France): “Spéculation et spécularité chez Mirbeau et Zola. De la fascination à la disparition du langage dans la finance”

Ágnes Élthes (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary): “Architecture réelle, architecture fictive dans Le Ventre de Paris de Zola et L’Abbé Jules de Mirbeau”

Florence Fix (Université de Rouen, France): “Zola et Mirbeau face à la pauvreté: enjeu sociopoétique du naturalisme”

10:15-10:30 AM BREAK

SECTION N

10:30 AM-12:00 PM, Main Building, Room XI, 3rd Floor

New Perspectives on Naturalism

President: Elisabeth-Christine Muelsch

Renaud Oulié (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France): “L’amitié entre Octave Mirbeau et Léon Hennique, à la source du naturalisme”

Rita Codsi (Royal Holloway University of London, England): “Naturalism as a Phenomenon in the Works of Mirbeau, Zola and Villiers de L’Isle-Adam?”

Juliana Starr (University of New Orleans, USA): “Sino Evil – See No Evil: Graphic Violence in Octave Mirbeau and Judith Gautier”

12:00 PM-1:15 PM LUNCH, Main Building, Entrance Hall, 3rd Floor

SECTION O

2:15-3:45 PM, Main Building, Room XI, 3rd Floor

Reflexions − in the Context of the Dreyfus Affair

President: Ana Oancea

Robert S. April (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA): “What would the Dreyfus Affair Have Been without Octave Mirbeau?”

Roderick Cooke (Florida Atlantic University, USA): “Pour le naturalisme, pour Dreyfus: les deux combats de Zola”

Kristin Cook-Gailloud (Johns Hopkins University, USA): “Écrits de chiens: cynisme et naturalisme chez Émile Zola, Octave Mirbeau et Anatole France”

3:45-4:00 PM BREAK

SECTION P

4:00-5:30 PM, Main Building, Room XI, 3rd Floor

Zola, Mirbeau and the Arts

President: Susan Harrow

Mihály Benda (Research Center for the Humanities, Institute for Literary Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary): “La Visualité et l’écriture dans la critique d’art de Zola et Mirbeau”

Şirin Dadaș (Free University of Berlin, Germany): “Nature et idéal dans la littérature d’art d’Émile Zola et d’Octave Mirbeau”

Marie-Bernard Bat (Université Paris-Sorbonne − Paris 4, France): “Octave Mirbeau et Émile Zola à l’aune de la peinture: les défis de l’écriture naturaliste face à l’impressionnisme”

BOOK EXHIBIT ON NATURALISM AND NATURALIST WRITERS IN HUNGARY

University and National Library

University and National Library, University of Debrecen


SATURDAY JUNE, 10

SECTION Q

8:45 AM-10:45 AM, Main Building, Room X, 2nd Floor

The Evolution of Naturalism in Europe

President: Pirjo Lyytikäinen

Andrey Golubkov (University of Geneva, Switzerland/ Institute of World Literature in the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia): “Nana ou Nanna: Les ressources du libertinage européen pour le naturalisme français”

Riikka Rossi (University of Helsinki, Finland): “On the Poetics of Disgust in Naturalism”

Serguei Panov and Serguei Ivashkin (National University of Science and Technology MISIS, Russia / Russian State Library, Russia): “Naturalisme: nature pulsionnelle, intensification du désir, destin du nihilisme”

Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt (Burman University, Canada): “Reading Mirbeau’s L’Abbé Jules in the Light of Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot

10:45-11:00 AM BREAK

SECTION R

11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Main Building, Auditorium Maximum, 3rd Floor

The Dreyfus Affair in Hungary

President: Alain Pagès

Keynote Speaker: Miklós Konrád (Institute of History, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary): “L’affaire Dreyfus dans la presse juive hongroise”

12:00 PM-1:15 PM LUNCH, Main Building, Entrance Hall, 3rd Floor

SECTION S

1:15-3:15 PM, Main Building, Room X, 2nd Floor

Zola, Mirbeau and the Modalities of Naturalism in Central Europe

President: Aurélie Barjonet

Jana Truhlarova (Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia): “Émile Zola et le naturalisme en Slovaquie au XXe siècle (réception et préjugés)”

Jolanta Rachwalska von Rejchwald (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland): “L’œuvre entre réception et non-réception. Sur les traductions tronquées d’Octave Mirbeau en Pologne”

Karl Zieger (Université Charles de Gaulle – Lille 3, France): “‘Un naturalisme qui sent bon’? L’héritage naturaliste, une face ‘cachée’ de l’œuvre d’Arthur Schnitzler?”

Dariusz Dziurzyński (University of Warsaw, Poland): “L’âme nue contre le réel. L’œuvre de Stanisław Przybyszewski face aux modalités naturalistes fin-de-siècle”

3:15-3:30 PM BREAK

SECTION T

3:30-5:00 PM, Main Building, Room X, 2nd Floor

SPECIAL CLOSING PANEL: Octave Mirbeau’s Centenary

The Influence of Zola’s Fiction on Le Journal d’une femme de chambre

President: Jean-Sébastien Macke

Midori Nakamura (Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan): “Une prédilection pour les chaussures dans La Vierge au cirage de Zola et Le Journal d’une femme de chambre de Mirbeau”

Arnaud Verret (Institut Universitaire de Technologie d’Orléans, France): “De Céleste à Célestine: l’enjeu des adieux à Madame dans La Curée et Le Journal d’une femme de chambre

Marion Glaumaud-Carbonnier (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France): “Foyers clos portes ouvertes. Prendre famille dans Pot-Bouille et Le Journal d’une femme de chambre

5:00-6:00 PM COMPLIMENTARY AIZEN WINE RECEPTION, Main Building, Entrance Hall, 3rd Floor


SATURDAY JUNE, 10

SECTION U

8:45 AM-10:45 AM, Main Building, Room XI, 3rd Floor

Naturalism and Naturalist Writers in Hungary

President: Anna Keszeg

Lajos Borbély (Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania): “What is ‘Naturalism’? Investigations Related to the Concept of ‘Naturalism’ in the Hungarian Context”

Orsolya Kész (Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania): “Between Sociography and Naturalism: Representation of Marginality in the Short Stories of Sándor Bródy”

Sándor Kálai (University of Debrecen, Hungary): “Zsigmond Justh, disciple hongrois des naturalistes”

Gabriella Tegyey (University of Debrecen, Hungary): “Mirbeau en abyme: Paris, roman de Dezső Szomory”

10:45-11:00 AM BREAK

12:00-1:15 PM LUNCH, Main Building, Entrance Hall, 3rd Floor

SECTION V

1:15-3:15 PM, Main Building, Room XI, 3rd Floor

Naturalism and Medical Discourse in Zola and Mirbeau

President: Juliana Starr

Ana Oancea (Ohio Wesleyan University, USA): “Vivisection as the Convergence of 19th-Century Medical and Literary Innovation”

Sayeeda Mamoon (Edgewood College, United States): “Diagnosing Syphilis: Tainted Bodies in Zola, Maupassant, Mirbeau, and Fin-de-Siècle Art”

Caroline Doua Oulai (Université Paris-Sorbonne − Paris 4, France): “Le discours médical d’Émile Zola sur la névrose”

Élise Guignon (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France): “Vers une analyse comparée des représentations de la médecine et de la chirurgie dans les romans d’Émile Zola et d’Octave Mirbeau”


SUNDAY, JUNE 11

8:00 AM-10:00 PM EXCURSION, Debrecen City Tour and Visit to Hortobágy and Eger

University and National Library

Csikós in the Puszta, National Park of Hortobágy


Sponsors:

AIZEN®, Association internationale Zola et Naturalisme

The University of Debrecen, Faculty of Humanities

Ambassade de France en Hongrie

Institut Français de Budapest

City of Debrecen

The University of Alberta, Canada

Special Thanks:

Organizing Committee:

Anna Gural-Migdal, Organizer-in-Chief, President of the AIZEN (University of Alberta, Canada)

Sándor Kálai, Organizer-in-Chief (University of Debrecen, Hungary)

Gabriella Tegyey, Local Organizer and Chair of the Department of French Studies (University of Debrecen, Hungary)

Anna Keszeg, Local Organizer (University of Debrecen, Hungary)

Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt, Secretary-Treasurer of the AIZEN (Burman University, Canada)

Justine Huet, Assistant to the AIZEN (Mount Royal University, Canada)

University of Debrecen

Zoltán Szilvássy, Rector of the University of Debrecen

Boglárka Kriston-Magyar, Chief of Staff, Rector’s Office, University of Debrecen

Mónika Rőfi, Director of Event Planning and Alumni Center, Rector’s Office, University of Debrecen

Klára Papp, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Debrecen

Péter Szirák, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Debrecen

Leonárd Petró and László Szabó, University and National Library, University of Debrecen

Eszter Tóth, Library of the Department of French Studies, University of Debrecen

Gábor Petróczki, University Restaurant Manager, University of Debrecen

French Institutions:

Éric Fournier, Ambassadeur de France en Hongrie

Hervé Ferrage, Directeur de l’Institut Français de Budapest

City of Debrecen:

László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen, Debrecen City Hall

Szabolcs Komolay, Debrecen’s Vice-Mayor of Cultural Affairs, Debrecen City Hall

István Kovács, Sport and Student Development Officer, Debrecen City Hall

Ádám Tiba, Deputy Sales Manager, Hunguest Hotel Nagyerdő

Éva Gáll and Bianka Szabó, Travel Agents, Ibusz Travel Agency

Lajos Hajnal, Owner of the restaurant Flaska Vendéglő

AIZEN

David Macpherson & Ana Anubis of Ingénieuse Productions, AIZEN Graphics©

Philip Hoyt, AIZEN and Excavatio Web Site©

Martin Janiszewski, AIZEN Web Site©

Jeremy Worth, AIZEN’s Facebook and Twitter communication©

EXCAVATIO©

Anna Gural- Migdal, Editor

Marie-Sophie Armstrong, Associate Editor

Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt, Associate Editor

Lisa Ng, Editorial Assistant

Organizations:

Alain Pagès et Jean-Sébastien Macke, Centre Zola, ITEM-CNRS, Paris

Chantal Morel, Emile Zola Society London

Pierre Michel, Société Octave Mirbeau

Philippe Oriol, Société internationale d’histoire de l’affaire Dreyfus

Agnès Sandras, Bibliothèque nationale de France

Guests:

Brigitte Émile-Zola, Honoured Guest, Collection privée Brigitte Émile-Zola, France

Susan Harrow, Special Guest, University of Bristol, England

Éléonore Reverzy, Special Guest, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France

Miklós Konrád, Special Guest, Institute of History, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

And a special thank you to Zsolt Győri from the Department of British Studies, University of Debrecen, and to the students from the Department of French Studies and the Department of Communication and Media Studies for their assistance during the conference…