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12 March
Afternoon : Registration, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Book exhibit, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Lightsey Conference Center, Calhoun Street
Evening : Reception for the participants, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Blacklock House, 18 Bull Street.


13 March
Morning : Registration, 8 a.m. to noon.

Book exhibit, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lightsey Conference Center, Calhoun Street
Morning :

8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.


1. "SADE ENTRE SCèNE ET IMAGE : à L’AUNE DE LA MISE EN SCèNE CONTEMPORAINE".  Sade’s theater : Panel I. (Panel Full). [Room 224A]

Martial Poirson, Chair, University Paris X-Nanterre and Comédie Française.


Jean-François BERT, University of Metz. "Foucault lecteur de Sade".

Frank COSSA, University of Charleston. "Weiss/Brook’s Marat/Sade: Text/Stage/Screen".

Romain JOBEZ, Universität Frankfurt am Main. "Marat/Sade de Peter Weiss ou Sade metteur en scène mis en scène".

Jean Marie APOSTOLIDèS, Stanford University. "Sade in the Abyss: a scandalous performance".



2. "SADE AND FEMININITY". (Panel Full). [Room 226A]

Natania Meeker, Chair, University of Southern California.


James A. STEINTRAGER, University of California, Irvine. "Clitoral Inquiry:  Libertinage and the Autonomy of Female Pleasure".
Bradley S. REICHEK, Northwestern University. "You Are Most Beautiful in Your Tears!: A Sadean Reading of Pamela".
Lauren Todd TAYLOR, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. "Swinburne's Sadean Woman".
Hera COOK, The University of Sydney. "Angela Carter's 'Sadeian Woman' and Feminine Desire in Postwar England".



3. "AT HOME WITH THE MARQUIS DE SADE". Current representations/biographies of Sade. [Room 224B]

Clorinda DONATO, Chair, California State University, Long Beach.


Armelle SAINT-MARTIN, Université de Paris VIII. "L'Usage sadien de la pathologie".
Clorinda DONATO, California State University. "Francine du Plessix Gray's Sade".



4. "VARIA. SADE'S IDENTITY". [Room 226B]

Guy TOUBIANA, Chair, The Citadel.


William F. EDMISTON, University of South Carolina. "Was Sade a Homosexual, and Why Should We Care ? ".

Stephane CHARITOS, Columbia University. "Statues de pierre, statues de chair". (on Sade and Michel Leiris).

Jean MACARY, Fordham University, "Buñuel lecteur de Sade".



10:30 a.m. to noon


5. "SAD SADISTS/ HAPPY SADIANS". Does Sadianism promotes Sadism, or on the contrary neutralizes it through a process of Aristotelician catharsis ? (Panel Full). [Room 224A]
Jenny H. Batlay, Chair, Fordham University.


Lucienne DeWULF, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. "Sade texticide/feminicide : pushing the death wish to its dead end"

John MAYNARD, New York University. "Tailing Teleni: The Sadean Legacy to Fin-de-Siècle Homosexual Construction".

Patrick REILLY, City University of New York. "Sade and the Dialogists of Subversion in La Philosophie dans le boudoir".

Avgi SAKETOPOULOU, Yeshiva University, New York.  "The Contribution of Early Childhood Experience on Sadeian Thought and Literary Production".



6. "SCIENCE AND VIRTUE : SADE AND 18TH-C. PHILOSOPHY". Investigate the links between ideas of morality and philosophy in Sade. (Panel Full). [Room 226A]
Caroline Warman, Chair, University of Nottingham.


Phoebe VON HELD, Institute of Romance Studies, London. "Diderot’s science of calculating dialogue – ethical challenge or exploitation ?".

Geoffrey ROCHE, University of Auckland, New Zealand. "From Enlightenment to Shoah – Adorno, Horkheimer and Camus on Sade".

Syliane CHARLES, University of Montréal. "Nature, désir, plaisir : une lecture spinoziste de Sade".

Caroline WARMAN, University of Nottingham. "Materialism and morality : Sade animates Newtonian virtue".



7. "SADE AND RELIGION". (Panel Full). [Room 224B]

June McDaniel, Chair, College of Charleston.


Jeff LOVE, Clemson University. "Sade and divine innocence".

Lorna BERMAN, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada. "What Sade’s Works Tell Us About Religion".

Steven URQUHART, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. "Le Boudoir sacrificiel : La philosophie dans le boudoir".

Mary TROUILLE, Illinois State University. "Religion as a Means of Resistance to Marital Violence in Sade’s La Marquise de Gange".



Afternoon :

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Plenary I : Marcel HENAFF, University of California-San Diego. “SADE ET LE PROJET DES LUMIèRES”. [Room 228]



3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.


8. "SADE ET LE MATERIALISME". (Panel Full). [Room 224A]

Charles Wolfe, Chair, Boston University.


Adolfo Marino, Universitá di Pisa. "Le Corps, la cruauté, la mémoire chez Sade".

Anne-Béate MAURSETH, University of la Sorbonne-Paris IV. "Diderot, Sade et la sensibilité".

Mladen KOZUL, University of Louvain. "Le ‘corps sadien’ et le matérialisme".

Charles WOLFE, Boston University. "Le matérialisme ‘électro-biologique’ de Sade".



9. "SADE UTOPISTE?" Sade's political thought, the articulation of the sexual and the political in that thought, the utopian motifs in his works. (Panel Full). [Room 226A]
Guillaume Ansart, Chair, Indiana University.


Patrick REILLY, Colgate University. "Sexual and Political Utopianism in ‘Français, encore un effort si vouz voulez être républicains’".
Michel BRIX, University Departments Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium. "Les Cent Vingt Journées de Sodome et l'utopie libertine".
Jeff LOVE, Clemson University. "Dostoevsky and Libertine Utopia".
Rori BLOOM, University of Florida. "Sade and Casanova: Utopian Universes".


10. "ALINE ET VALCOUR". [Room 226B]
Irène CRITIKOS, Chair, College of Charleston. 


Laurence MALL, University of Illinois. "Théories et mises en oeuvre de l'égalité et de l'inégalité dans Aline et Valcour".
Catherine GALLOUET, Hobart and William Smith College, New York. "Au coeur des ténèbres : l'épisode africain d'Aline et Valcour".

Hedhili MANSAR, University of Sousse, Tunisia. "La mise en fiction du lecteur dans Aline et Valcour".



11. "SADE : CORRESPONDANCE ET JOURNAL". [Room 224B] Co-Chairs :

Marc Buffat, La Sorbonne-Paris VII (Jussieu).

John Phillips, University of North London.


Yasusuke OURA, Kyoto University. " Entre vie et fiction : la fictionnalité dans l'écriture épistolaire de Sade ".

John PHILLIPS,  University of North London. "The Charenton Diaries".
Marc BUFFAT, La Sorbonne-Paris VII (Jussieu). "Sade épistolier".



Evening : Visit and Gala Dinner, musical (harpsichord music, Rameau, Couperin) at Middleton Gardens, 8 p.m.

The buses will be at the corner of King & Calhoun, on the Calhoun Street side of the Francis Marion hotel.

Departure : 6:30 p.m.


14 March
Morning : Registration, 8 a.m. to noon.

Book exhibit, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lightsey Conference Center, Calhoun Street
Morning :

8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.


Yasusuke Oura, Chair, Kyoto University.


Kazuhiko SEKITANI, University Kwansei gakuin, Nishinomiya. "La lecture de Sade au Japon : la question de l’obscénité d’après le procès Sibusawa/Ishii (1961)".
Robin CHAMBERLAIN, McMaster University. "Two Feminists Reading Sade: De Beauvoir, Benjamin, and the Intersubjective Meaning of his Work".
Sébastien CHARLES, University of Sherbrooke, U.K. "Foucault lecteur de Sade ou le libertinage disqualifié".
Nathalie DUMAS, University of Ottawa.
"Sade comme limite de la représentation moderne".

13. "IMAGES OF THE BODY : INDIVIDUAL, OR SOCIAL". (Panel Full). [Room 226A]

Catherine GALLOUËT, Chair, Hobart and William Smith College, New York.


Alyce MAHON, University of Cambridge. "Performing the Sadean body in post-war Paris".

Jean-Claude NOEL, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Port-au-Prince, Haïti. "Le problème du mal dans les trois versions de Justine".

Deepak SAHWNEY, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California. "Sade and Debord : The Alienation of Everyday Life"

Susan DERWIN, University of California-Santa Barbara. "Sade, Silence, Nazism".




William OLEJNICZAK, Chair, College of Charleston.


Michael PFISTER and Stefan SWEIFEL, writers, Zürich, Switzerland. "Exhibiting the Inexhibitable. Some experiences made during the realization of a show on Sade and the surrealist in the Zurich Museum of Fine Arts (2001/2002)".

Karl POLLIN, Emory University. "De la machine folle à la machine molle: une lecture de Français, encore un effort... ".

Jenny BATLAY, Fordham University. "Why do women read Sade? Cultural anarchy, intellectual fallacy, stylistic boredom and delusional liberty".

10:30 a.m. to noon


Round Table : “LES 120 JOURNéES DE SODOME”. Chair : Annie LE BRUN, with Eliane ROBERT MORAES and Zeljko LOPARIC. [Room 228]

Afternoon :

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Plenary II : Michel DELON, University of la Sorbonne-Paris IV. SADE ENTRE BAROQUE ET ROCOCO”. [Room 228]


3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.


15. "SI LOIN, SI PROCHE ?". Sade’s theater : Panel II. [Room 226B]

Martial Poirson, Chair, University Paris X-Nanterre and Comédie Française.


Thomas WYNN, St John’s College, Oxford, UK. "Masochism and Sadean Tableau".

Laurent BERNABé, University of Perpignan. "La fureur et la grâce, Donatien de Sade selon Yukio Mishima, ou: “Madame de Sade, c’est moi.” "

Magda ROMANSKA, Cornell University. "Sade: Theatre of Cruelty".



16. "LE SURREALISME ET SADE". (Panel Full). [Room 224A]
Alison Smith, Chair, College of Charleston.


Alison MOORE, University of Sydney. "The Uses and Abuses of the Divine Marquis; Sade as Symbol in the Construction of Anxious Masculinities in the Early Twentieth Century".

Alison T. SMITH, College of Charleston. "Phantoms of Liberty: Representations of Sade in Bunuel's Films".

Jonathan P. EBURNE, University of Pennsylvania. "X Marks the Spot: Sade, Surrealism, and the Exquisite Corpse".

Yasmina MOBAREK, Johns Hopkins University. "Les Portails du corps".




Jorge MarbÁn, Chair, University of Charleston.


María DEL CARMEN VITULLO, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, República Argentina. "Sade, inspector de hospidales : la clausura como espacio de la medicalización revolucionaria y la escritura perversa".

Alberto PINZÓN LEÓN, University Santo Tomás, Bogotá, Colombie. "Encierro, escritura y liberación en Sade".

Jorge MARBÁN, College of Charleston. "Octavio Paz : la evolución de une perspectiva sobre el fenómeno Sade".



Evening : Cultural evening : Performance of MADAME DE SADE, by Yukio Mishima, by the students of the College of Charleston.

Director : Evan Parry, 8 p.m.


15 March


Book exhibit, 10 a.m. to noon

Lightsey Conference Center, Calhoun Street
Morning :

8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.


18. "MORAL, TROP MORAL ?". Sade’s theater : Panel III. [Room 224A]
Martial Poirson, Chair, University Paris X-Nanterre and Comédie Française.


Anne COUDREUSE, University of Toulon. "Ethique et pathétique dans le théâtre de Sade".

Geneviève JOLLY, University Marc Bloch of Strasbourg-Paris III. "Dramaturgie et subversion dans L’Union des Arts".

Martial Poirson, University Paris X-Nanterre and Comédie Française. "Les Perversions textuelles du Marquis de Sade : lecture traversière d’Oxtiern ou Les Malheurs du Libertinage (1791) ".



19. "SADE AND SADISM IN FILM". Movies about Sade or his works. (Panel Full). [Room 226A]
Brigitte Weltman-Aron, Chair, University of Memphis.


Natania MEEKER, University of Southern California. "Sade Against Freud : Stanley Kubrick’s Reappraisal of the Libertine Subject".

David WILLS, S.U.N.Y-Albany. "Snapshots from Lacoste".

Jean-Marc Kehres, Princeton University. "Screening Sade".

Brigitte Weltman-Aron, University of Memphis.  "Contracts Against Nature : Greenaway with Sade".




Gérard MONTBERTRAND, Chair, University of Charleston.


Stefan SWEIFEL and Michael PFISTER, writers, Zürich, Switzerland. "From the materiality of the manuscript to the imagination of the writer. How prison censorship gave birth to a master of double sense - with a coda on 15 years of translating Sade into german".

Katarina MAJERHOLD, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. "Sade's Universal Evil and His Almighty, Solitary Evil Individual".

Abby COYKENDALL, SUNY-Buffalo. "Virtue Well Chastised: Sade and the Philosophy of the Bedroom".




10:30 a.m. to noon


21. "SADE AVEC LACAN ?" Psychoanalytic approaches to Sade.  (Panel Full). [Room 226A]

Abby Coykendall, Chair, SUNY Buffalo.


Masha MIMRAN, Columbia University. "Projecting/Punishing Selves : The Voyeurism and Exhibitionism of the Self in Philosophy in the Bedroom".

David MARTYN, Universität Bonn. "On Lacan's Sadean Ethics".

Raphael COMPRONE, St.Paul's College, Manitoba, Canada. "Kant with Sade and the Ethics of Jouissance".

Fouad KALOUCHE , SUNY-Binghamton. "The Unbounded World of Sade: Property, Possession, and Jouissance".




Antoinette Marie SOL, Chair, University of Texas at Arlington.


Philippe SEMINET, Texas A&M Commerce. "Les Crimes de l’amour : étude du coeur et tableau des moeurs".

Antoinette Marie SOL, University of Texas at Arlington.  "Sentiments pervertis : la manipulation du lecteur dans les contes de Sade".

Sylvie RICHARDS, Brooklyn College. "Damaged Goods : Reading the Fetishized Woman in Sade’s Short Fiction".



23. "SADE/SALO". On Sade and Passolini's "Salo:120 Days of Sodom". [Room 224B]

Magda ROMANSKA, Chair, Cornell University.


Sergio MUNOZ-SARMIENTO, School of Fine Arts, University of Southern California. "Salo, Sade and Masoch".

Christopher Roland TROGAN, Graduate Center of the City University of New York. "Nietzsche's Postcript: Sade, Salo, and the Ethics of Aesthetics."

Magda ROMANSKA, Cornell University. "Sade/Salo".




End of Conference.




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