The Beautiful and the Ugly

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FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF CORPUS THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE UGLY: BODY REPRESENTATIONS Lisbon, January 7th-8th 2010

CORPUS INTERNATIONAL GROUP FOR THE CULTURAL STUDIES OF THE BODY & INSTITUTO DE ESTUDOS DE LITERATURA TRADICIONAL FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS SOCIAIS E HUMANAS UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7th INTRODUCTION SESSION, 9 h 00 – 9 h 30 Reception of participants by the coordinators •

Inês de Ornellas e Castro (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal) & Frédéric Duhart (EHESS, France): The Beautiful and the Ugly: A Brief Introduction.

CANONS OF BEAUTY, DEFINITIONS OF UGLINESS (1), 9 h30 – 11 h 30 • • • •

Marina Cavicchioli (Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil): The Beauty and the Beast in the Roman Representations: Reviewing the Myth. Huang Chun (National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan): Body and Beauty in the Era of Science and Consumerism Marxist, Phenomenological, or Post-modern? Milly Heyd (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel): Body and Skin Questioning Beauty/Ugliness in Viennese Art (Fin-de-Siècle and Post 1945). Sixto J. Castro (Universidad de Valladolid, Spain): Naturalization of Beauty and Ugliness. The Building of a New Canon.

Coffee Break CANONS OF BEAUTY, DEFINITIONS OF UGLINESS (2), 12 h 00 – 13 h 30 • • • •

Mario Tanga (Science historian, Arezzo, Italy): Transparency as Beauty: Della Porta’s Physiognomics, a Fundamental Step in the History of Body Image. Mohey Mofawy (Northern Michigan University, USA): A Clash of Norms: When Biological Needs and Cultural Perception of Attractiveness Collide. Meiling Chien (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan): Beautiful Women Will Not Marry Outside Our Village”: Hmub Views on Beauty, Body, and the Value of Affinity. Lynn Sally (Metropolitan College of New York, USA): It is the Ugly that is So Beautiful’: Performing the Monster/Beauty Continuum in American Neo-Burlesque.

Lunch time AESTHETICS OF THE BODY (POSTER SESSION), 15 h 00-16 h 00 • • • • •

Stéphanie Bouguet (Université de Bordeaux 3, France): Le sublime à l’œuvre dans la peinture de Jenny Saville. Julien Acquatella (EHESS/ Centre Marc Bloch, France/Germany): The Aesthetic Corruption as the Beginnings of an Anthropological Revolution. The Case of the Two German Dictatorships María Eugenia García Sottile (Universidad Católica de Valencia/ U. Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain): Beauty's Concave Mirror. Erika Thomas (Université de Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, France): “La vérité pourrais-tu la supporter?” Abre los ojos [Open Your Eyes] d'Alejandro Amenábar (1997). Zakia Maaouia (Université de Paris I Sorbonne, France): Les artistes se" monstrent". Politics of Body in Post-human Art.



Caroline Giacomoni, Hélène Hoarau, Elisa Venturini & Maïder Melin (EHESS/Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux, France): The Transformed Body: Gynaecological Cancer Impact on Women (Bordeaux, France). Riccardo Melito (Anthropologist, Roma, Italy): Body as a Masterpiece and Battlefield.



REPULSIONS, SEDUCTIONS (1), 16 h 00-17 h 45
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Palmira Fontes da Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal): The Beauty of Monsters. Ana María Palacio Sánchez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain): Two Renaissance Women: The Beautiful Goddess and The Obnoxious Witch. Patrícia Pascoal (Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal): Body image and sexual functioning. Natália Maria Lopes Nunes (IELT- Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal): Negation of Woman Beauty and Attractiveness. The Legend of Saint Onofrio (The Women "turned" into a Man). Dorothée Guilhem (CNRS / UMR 6578 Unité d'Anthropologie Bioculturelle, France) & Meryem Sellami (Université Marc Bloch, France): Body Images among Teenagers in France.



Coffee Break REPULSIONS, SEDUCTIONS (2), 18 h 00-19 h 30
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Immanuel Mifsud (University of Malta): Fat and Dark is Beautiful /is Ugly: a History of the Maltese Body through Twentieth Century Poetry. Agathe Brun (Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis,...
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