The international symposium ‘When the West/ern meets the South/ern’ was convened by Taïna Tuhkunen and Claire Dutriaux at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, on 19-20 April 2013.

Wild Wild West

Lauric Guillaud (Université d’Angers): The Literary Roots of Southern Westerns
Julie Assouly (Université d’Artois): The Wandering Character in the Coen Brothers’ Films: from Southern Gothic to Western
Gilles Menegaldo (Université de Poitiers): Western as a Mode of Expression for the North/South Conflict in Great Day in the Morning (Jacques Tourneur, 1956): Mythologies and Generic Conventions
Anne-Marie Paquet-Deyris (Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre la Defense): Glorious Basterds in Tarantino’s Django Unchained: When the West Crosses the South
Susan Courtney (University of South Carolina): Split Screen Nation: Moving Images of the West, the South and the USA at Midcentury
John Dean (UVSQ): Southerner Meets Yankee in the American Western Movie: Cross-cultural Clash and Social Blending?
Zeenat Saleh (Université de Franche-Comté Besançon): In-betweenness in Samuel Fuller’s Run of the Arrow (1957)
Michael Barton (The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg): When Secesh Went West: The Confederate Presence in the Ford Trilogy and the Meanings Thereof
Donna Spalding Andréolle (Université du Havre): Revisiting (the) West: the Hero as Mediator of West/South-ern Confrontations in Wild Wild West (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1999)
Sarah Hatchuel (Université du Havre): Raoul Walsh, between the Western and the Southern: Pursued (1947), Silver River (1948), Colorado Territory (1949)
Taïna Tuhkunen (UVSQ): Irving Cummings’s Belle Starr (1941), or How Hollywood Turned the Antebellum Southern Belle into a Western Bandit Queen
Christian Viviani (Université de Caen): Passée la porte, il n’y a rien que du vent: Southern et Western, du désenchantement au crépuscule
Spero T. Lappas (The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg): Defending Tom Robinson: Atticus Finch on the American Moral Frontier in To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962)
Jacques Pothier (UVSQ): Tarantino: Unchaining Uncle Tom and Nigger Jim
Claire Dutriaux (Université Paris-Sorbonne)Rosewood (John Singleton, 1997): Regenerating African-Americans and the South through Western-style Violence
Lee Broughton (University of Leeds): Alfonso Brescia’s Days of Violence (1967): a ‘Spaghetti Southern’ Par Excellence
Hervé Mayer (Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre la Defense): The South between two Frontiers: Confederate Cowboys and Savage Rednecks