Conference | "Art and the Americanization of France"

Event date: 
December 9, 2022 - 1:30pm to December 10, 2022 - 5:30pm
Co-Sponsored by: 
Center for Collaborative History | Department of African American Studies | Department of Music | Humanities Council | University Center for Human Values | Maison des Sciences de l’Homme | Université Paris-Saclay
Audience: 
Public

Conference | "Art and the Americanization of France"

December 9-10, 2022 | 211 Dickinson Hall


Registration is required to attend this conference. Register here.

Please note: This conference is only being offered for in-person attendance. 


 

Conference Schedule

Friday, December 9, 2022 

1:30 - 2 PM | Welcome & Introduction

  • Philip Nord, Princeton University | Welcome 
  • Anaïs Fléchet, Université Paris Saclay, Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines | “Re-reading Tyler Stovall Today”

2 – 3 PM | Panel 1 | “From the Nineteenth Century to the Twentieth”

  • Lorelle Semley, College of the Holy Cross | "Counterflow, Counterpose, and Counterpoint in Edmond Dédé’s Black Bordeaux"
  • Barbara Kelly, University of Leeds | “France’s Learned Musical World and American Music between the World Wars”

3 – 3:30 PM | Break

3:30 - 5 PM | Panel 2 | The Interwar Decades I

  • Effie Rentzou, Princeton University | “Les Réverbères, Neo-Dada, and Jazz in the 1930s”
  • Pierre Fargeton, Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne | “Adapting American Jazz to ‘Le Goût Français’: Ray Ventura’s Collégiens”     
  • Martin Guerpin, Université Paris Saclay, Évry-Val d’Essonne | “Questioning the Americanization of French Operetta during the Interwar Period”


Saturday, December 10, 2022

9 -10:30 AM | Panel 3 | The Interwar Decades II

  • Rhae Lynn Barnes, Princeton University | “African-American Migration to Paris” 
  • Jennifer Boittin, Penn State University | “The Tense Joining of Jazz and Anticolonialism in Interwar France: From Josephine Baker to Tiemoko Garan Kouyaté”
  • Philippe Gumplowicz, Université Paris Saclay, Évry-Val d’Essonne | “The Operetta Pas sur la bouche (1925, 1931, 2004):  When the United States and France Exchanged a Kiss”

10:30 - 11 AM | Break

11AM - 12 PM | Panel 4 | From the USA to France, From France to the USA

  • Catherine Rudent, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle | “Piaf Americanized?”
  • Yannick Séité, Université de Tours | “From Mon homme to My Man and Back”

12 – 1:30 PM | Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 PM | The American Way of Life and the Counter-Culture

  • Edward Berenson, New York University | “Levittowns in Postwar France”
  • Sébastien Carney, Université de Bretagne Occidentale | “The Revival of Breton Music in the Sixties: A Local Take on American Counter-Culture”

2:30 – 2:45 PM | Break

2:45 - 4:15 PM | Hip Hop and Musical Americanization

  • Timothée Valentin, Penn State University | “The Many Americas of French Hip Hop (1991-2018)”
  • Mathieu Guillien, Université Paris Saclay, Évry-Val d’Essonne | “Transatlantic Express : How Electronic Dance Music Found Its Way Back to the US”
  • Karim Hammou, Conseil National de Recherche Scientifique | “The Possibilities of Rap in France (1982-1992): A Musical African-Americanization?”

4:15 – 4:30 PM | Break

4:30 - 5:30 PM | Concluding Roundtable | “African-Americanization through the Arts?”

5:30 PM | Conference Concludes
 

Contact: 
Mary Ellen Trapold
Area of Interest: 
African American
Region: 
Europe
United States
Period: 
20th Century