The Beautiful and the Ugly Essay

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 CIENCIAS SOCIAIS E HUMANAS UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA THURSDAY, JANUARY 7th INTRODUCTION SESSION, 9 h 00 – 9 h 30 Reception of participants by the coordinators • Ines de Ornellas e Castro (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal) & Frederic 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-Siecle 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 • • • •

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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 • • • • • Stephanie Bouguet (Universite de Bordeaux 3, France): Le sublime a l’? uvre 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 Maria Eugenia Garcia Sottile (Universidad Catolica de Valencia/ U. Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain): Beauty’s Concave Mirror. Erika Thomas (Universite de Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, France): “La verite pourrais-tu la supporter? Abre los ojos [Open Your Eyes] d’Alejandro Amenabar (1997). Zakia Maaouia (Universite de Paris I Sorbonne, France): Les artistes se” monstrent”. Politics of Body in Post-human Art. • Caroline Giacomoni, Helene Hoarau, Elisa Venturini & Maider 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 • • • • Palmira Fontes da Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal): The Beauty of Monsters.

Ana Maria Palacio Sanchez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain): Two Renaissance Women: The Beautiful Goddess and The Obnoxious Witch. Patricia Pascoal (Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal): Body image and sexual functioning. Natalia 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). Dorothee Guilhem (CNRS / UMR 6578 Unite d’Anthropologie Bioculturelle, France) & Meryem Sellami (Universite Marc Bloch, France): Body Images among Teenagers in France. •

Coffee Break REPULSIONS, SEDUCTIONS (2), 18 h 00-19 h 30 • • Immanuel Mifsud (University of Malta): Fat and Dark is Beautiful /is Ugly: a History of the Maltese Body through Twentieth Century Poetry. Agathe Brun (Universite de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France): A Veil of Beauty before the Gates of Hell: Appearances put to the test in Oscar Wilde’s Picture of Dorian Gray. • Deniz Aktan Kucuk (Bahcesehir Universitesi, Turkey) & Gulsah Task? n (Koc University, Turkey): The Beautiful and the Ugly: Notes on the Classical and Modern Turkish Literature. FRIDAY, JANUARY 8th PRODUCING BEAUTY: ARTEFACTS AND BODY TRANSFORMATIONS (1), 9 h 30-10 h 50 •

Debora Krischke Leitao (Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Brazil) & Marie Eunice Maciel (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil): Manipulating Bodies and Pixels. Thoughts about the Brazilian Beauty. Salome Deboos (Centre d’etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud, France): “Demo tene sokpo ? ” Beautiful and Awful in Zanskar Valley. Jean M. Borgatti (Clark University, USA): The Beautiful and the Ugly as Signifiers of Morality and Power in Okpella (Nigeria) Masking Traditions. David Fornons (Departament d’Educacio, Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain) & F.

Xavier Medina Luque (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain): Inside and Outside the Prison: Male Bodies, Tattoos and identities. • • • Coffee Break PRODUCING BEAUTY: ARTEFACTS AND BODY TRANSFORMATIONS (2), 11 h 30-13 h 00 • Francis Moulinat (Ateliers Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris, France): The Fig Leaf or the Nether-world of the Body. Carlos Augusto Ribeiro (IELT -Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal): About the Body as Robe: Ethereal Bodies and Remains of Meat. Koen Beumer (Maastricht University): The Beauty and the Beast: Scars According to the Scarification Subculture and the Medical World. • •

Lunch time BEAUTY IN SOCIETY (POSTER SESSION), 14 h 30-15 h 40 Gabriela-Mariana Luca (Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie din Timisoara, Romania): Jesus under the Stars. Euphoria and Beatitude of the Disabled Body. Hussein Al Othman (Sharjah University, United Arab Emirates): Attitudes of Emirati Youth toward Transformed Body. An Empirical Study. Veronica Villasebil Loma (UNED, Spain): The “Corporeization” of the Firm. Jean-Charles Jobart (Universite de Toulouse 1, France): Beauty and Ugliness in Law. Celine Ducant (Universite de Versailles St-Quentin en Yvelines, France): The Body of the Politician.

Does image have to charm before the ideas convince? Marion Haza (Universite de Poitiers, France): Modification of the Body Image among the Teenagers after a Tattoo or a Piercing: What are the Aesthetic Stakes? Maria Pilar Asensio Bazan (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain): Young People’s Food Habits and Practices in Zaragoza. Virginia Romero Plana (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain): The beautiful and the ugly: intermingled with Feelings and Aesthetic. • • • • • • • • BEAUTY IN ACTION, BEAUTY OF THE ACTION (1), 15 h 40-17 h 20 • • • •

Shuenn-Der Yu (Academia Sinica, Institute of Ethnology, Taiwan): The Elegant Body in Taiwanese Tea Ceremony. Carlos Nogueira (IELT- Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal): Body Images in the Portuguese Erotic and Satirical Poetry of the Eighteenth Century. Rui Carlos Fonseca (CEC- Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal): Muscles and Rags: Homeric Examples of Subverted Beauty. Pia Pandelakis (Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, France): When the Good Meets the Ugly: The Relationship between Heroes & Nerds in Contemporary American Cinema Coffee Break BEAUTY IN ACTION, BEAUTY OF THE ACTION (2), 17 h 40-19 h 30 •

Bar? s Karaagac & Elizabeth Dauphinee (York University, Canada): Wrestling with Oil: Sociosexual Representations of Turkish Masculinity and the Paradox of Heteronormativity in the Practice of Yagl? Gures. Maria Jose Garcia Soler (Universidad del Pais vasco, Spain): Beauty and Ugliness in the Greek Athlete Body. Sylvain Ferez (Universite de Montpellier 1, France): The Sportswoman’s body as a challenge… at the risk of becoming a freak. Alexandru Dincovici (Scoala Na ionala de Studii Politice si Administrative, Romania): A Beautiful but Damaged Body.

What the muscles cover up. Hubert Cahuzac (Universite de Bordeaux 3, France): Set of Types and Categories of the Beautiful: the Transformation of the Ordinary Body in Rugby Culture. • • • • Closure and Final words ******************* Location : Faculdade de Ciencias Sociais e Humanas – Univ. Nova de Lisboa Edificio das Unidades de Investigacao – sala multiusos (4th floor) Av de Berna, n? 26, Lisboa Contacts: Frederic Duhart frederic. [email protected] fr 0033 6 16 12 97 32 http://corpus. comlu. com Ines de Ornellas e Castro [email protected] pt 00351 965 739 179

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