2003 - French

French Department Alumni Conference
Sixty-Five Years of French Studies
April 4 - 6, 2003

Renew old friendships and experience the history of sixty five years of French Studies.

 

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM


Friday April 4


9:00 am – 6:00 pm    

Registration

Rose Alumni House

232 York Street (between Chapel and Elm)

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

9:30 am – 3:30 pm    

Open House - Department of French

80-92 Wall Street, Third Floor

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Special tour of Sterling Memorial Library

120 High Street

Short presentation by University Librarian Alice Prochaska,and guided tours of newly-renovated reading rooms and the new Gilmore Music Library.

2:30 am – 3:30 pm    

Special tour of the Yale Center for British Art

1080 Chapel Street

A guided tour by curators including the reference library, rare book and manuscript collection, and prints and drawings department with a private showing of some treasures related to France.
     

CONFERENCE

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm    

Welcoming Remarks

Peter Salovey ’86 PhD (Psychology)
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Edwin Duval ’73 PhD
Chair, Yale Department of French
     

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

The Birth of the Modern French Department: The Henri Peyre Years

MODERATOR

Thomas Kavanagh ’69 PhD
Yale University

PANELISTS

Mary Ann Caws ’56 MA
Graduate Center, CUNY

Jacques Guicharnaud
Yale Univerity

Charles Porter ’62 PhD
Yale University

     
5:45 pm

Reception

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

7:00 pm

Dinner

Berkeley College Dining Room

 


SATURDAY APRIL 5


9:00 am – 10:15 am    

What I Wish I Had Learned in Graduate School(or, What I Would Like to Have Known Before Becoming a Professor)

MODERATOR

Christopher Miller ’83 PhD
Yale University

PANELISTS    

Matilda Bruckner ’74 PhD
Boston College

Jeffrey Mehlman ’71 PhD
Boston University

Richard Watts ’98 PhD
Tulane University

Carolyn Weber ’98 PhD
University of Pennsylvania
           

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Coffee break
           

10:45 am - noon

Round Table on Graduate Studies Today

MODERATOR    

Ora Avni ’80 PhD
Yale University

PARTICIPANTS - ALUMNI

Philip Lewis ’69 PhD
Cornell University

Peggy McCracken ’89 PhD
University of Michigan

Thomas Trezise ’87 PhD
Princeton University
   
PARTICIPANTS - STUDENTS

Joseph Acquisto  2003

Laure Marcellesi  2007

Ryan Poynter 2005
           

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm    

Lunch      

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm    

From a Degree in French Literature to a Career in Another Profession
   
MODERATOR    

Charles Porter ’62 PhD
Yale University

PANELISTS    

William Carlson ’73 PhD
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State, Lima, Peru

Linda Jenkins ’91 PhD
Director, Institutional Development,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston

Richard Scaldini ’76 PhD
President, Hiram College (Ohio)

Nancy Vickers ’76 PhD
President, Bryn Mawr College

Frank Yeomans ’79 PhD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry,
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

           
4:00 pm    

Memorial Service for Georges May

Battell Chapel
Elm and College Streets

6:00 pm    

Reception

McDougal Common Room, Hall of Graduate Studies

7:00 pm    

Dinner

Hall of Graduate Studies Dining Room

 


SUNDAY, APRIL 6


9:30 am – 10:45 am

French Studies: Past, Present … and Future?
   
MODERATOR    

Howard Bloch
Yale University

PANELISTS    

Janet Beizer ’81 PhD
Harvard University

Karl Britto ’98 PhD
University of California, Berkeley

David Ellison ’75 PhD
University of Miami

Richard Terdiman ’68 PhD
University of California, Santa Cruz

Janie Vanpée ’82 PhD
Smith College

10:45 am    

Farewell brunch

Location to be announced

 

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