Milwaukee 2013

MMLA Annual Convention, November 7-10, 2013, at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Sunday, November 10, 2013

208. Spanish II: Peninsular Literature After 1700 – Panel 1 of 2

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Juneau)

Chair: Pilar Martínez-Quiroga, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Secretary: Chikako Maruta, Keio University

1. El artificio y la fabricación del espionaje femenino en Tiempo entre costuras
Sohyun Lee, Texas Christian University

2. “Nuestro querido padre Stalin:” Disciplinary Letters of War and Exile  in Emma Riverola’s Cartas desde la ausencia
Kathy Korcheck, Central College

3. Art as Weapon: The Power of the Portrait and the Female Gaze  in Ana María Moix’s “Las virtudes peligrosas”
Kathleen Doyle, Rhodes College

For additional panel, see session - 221


209. Peace Literature and Pedagogy – Panel 1 of 2

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Kilbourn)

Topic: Open
Chair: John Getz Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH 45207-4446

1. Cather and Peace Studies: Beginning "in the Heart of a Man or a Woman"
John Getz, Xavier University

2. An Evolving Tradition: The Social Protest Novel  and Creative Nonfiction
Samantha Groark, Georgetown University

3. "I come not to bring peace, but to bring a sword": Teaching Peace through Literary Dialogue--Tutu, Paton, Coetzee and the Unraveling of Apartheid
G. Michelle Collins-Sibley, University of Mount Union

For additional panel, see session - 222


210. Festival of Language-The Art of Hybridity – Panel 7 of 8

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Oak)

Topic: Out of the Box! Writers Discuss Hybridity, Creativity, and Politics
Chair: Jane L. Carman, Illinois State University

1. Tsunamigeddon: Poetry/Comics Hybrids
Lee Ann Roripaugh, University of South Dakota

2. Girl-A Conceptual Concordance and Scholar's Notebook
Jenny Yang Cropp, University of South Dakota

3. A Sweeter Water: Hybrid Borders
Sara Henning, University of South Dakota

4. Aye-Ayes to Zebra Duikers: Blending Poetry, Art, & Animal Activism
Teniesha Kessler-Emanuel, Univesity of South Dakota

For additional panes, see sessions – 32, 49, 83, 120, 137, 173, 223


211. Either/Or: Gender & Sexuality in pre-1900 Spanish Literature

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Wright A)

1. The Art of Seduction: Sexuality v. Spirituality in La Regenta
Amanda K. Rector, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

2. El uso del disfraz en en El libro de romances y coplas del Carmelo de Valladolid (c. 1590-1609)
Rubi Ugofsky-Mendez, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor


212. Reclaiming a Barbarous Artifice: Creative Research into the Work of Rhyme

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Wright B)

Chair: Meredith Neuman, Clark University

1. A couplet and a quatrain walk into a tavern...; or, Rhyme scheme in early America
Meredith Neuman, Clark University

2. Better together: making meaning with rhyme
Melissa Range, University of Missouri

3. Do you / Do you / I do / I do: rhyme in contemporary wedding poetry
Robert Strong, Bates College

4. Why use rhyme in theater?
Mickle Maher, Theater Oobleck, playwright


213. Les Masques des Genre: Gender & Identity in French Literature

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Wright C)

1. Faking Masculinity to Survive in Blaise Cendrars' La main coupée
Rebecca Halat, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

2. Gender play: The reversal and reestablishment of social identity in Balzac’s La Fille aux yeux d’or
Emma Bartlett, The Ohio State University

3. The Life and Half-Life of Herculine Barbin
Nina Berman, Loyola University


214. Shakespeare ReGenred: Repackaging the Bard

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (MacArthur)

Chair: Gaywyn Moore, Gustavus Adolphus College

1. Bardolatry in the Graphic Novel: Apotheosizing Will in Kill Shakespeare
Gaywyn Moore, Gustavus Adolphus College

2. Reader Choice and Christian Free Will in Ryan North's Adaptation of Hamlet
Brian Harries, Cocncordia University Wisconsin

3. Empowering Ophelia: Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroine in Young Adult Fiction
Susan Dunn-Hensley, Wheaton College

4. History and Futurity in Shakespeare-Inspired Science Fiction
Kristen Lillvis, Marshall University


215. Nineteenth Century French Aesthetics and the Coming of Modernism

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Mitchell)

Chair: Richard Eichman, Sauk Valley Community College

1. Masculinity in the Nineteenth Century Paris Opéra Ballet
Andrea Christmas, Northwestern University

2. Petty Bourgeois: Edgar Degas, Ludovic Halévy and the Paris Opéra
Thea Smolinski, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

3. Gustave Flaubert and the Rejection of Romanticism
Richard Eichman, Sauk Valley Community College


216. Creative Writing Programs in the University

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Walker)

Chair: R. Wells Addington, Case Western Reserve University

1. Beyond "Excellence": Rethinking the Aesthetic of Creative Writing Programs
R. Wells Addington, Case Western Reserve University

2. Dollars Damn Us: Artifice, Debt, and Inflation in Contemporary Workshop Fiction
Mark Baumgartner, East Tennessee State University

3. The 95c Skool: Institutional Critique, Sustainable Aesthetics
Robert St. Lawrence, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


217. Transnational Adaptation

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Pabst)

1. In the Shadow of Evangeline - Appropriating History and Memory through Art
Pierre Dairon, Kenyon College

2. Hidden Behind a Mask: Cross-Genre Transformations of Gaston Leroux's Le fantome de l'opera
Andrzej Dziedzic, University of Wisconsin

3. The Editor as Artist: Adapting Elizabeth Gaskell's Lois the Witch for "American Taste[s]"
Chelsea Smith, University of Wisconsin, Madison


218. Letter, Journals, Lies: Truth and Fiction across Genre

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Miller)

1. The Search for Self in the Journals of Eugénie de Guérin
Jolene Barjasteh, St. Olaf College

2. Fraudulent Artifacts: The Art of "Faction" in Life-Writing and Fiction
Leah McCormack, University of Cincinnati

3. Lies, Letters, and More Lies
Rai Peterson, Ball State University


219. Ideas of Science in 19th-Century British Literature

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Schlitz)

1. Sweet-Pas and Anthropometrics: The Legacy of the Bell-Curve in National Discourse
Jane Rago, Armstrong Atlantic State University

2. The Mythology of Development in Southey's Madoc
Stephen Grandchamp, Michigan State University

3. Cultivation of the Mind: The Hybridization of Phrenological and Botanical Discourses in Jane Eyre
Kathleen Burns, Unlisted


220. 20th-Century Luso-Hispanic Political Literature

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Usinger)

1. "Excluidas por naturaleza": Genero y marxismo en Parque Industrial (1933), de Patricia Galvao
Gonzalo Aguiar, Washington Univeristy in St. Louis

2. Transculturacion, aculturacion e identidad en el poemario Ochun en el Hudson de Hector Santiago
Armando Gonzalez-Perez, Marquette University

3. Men without Faces: Restoration of Behavior in Peru's Cultural Production about Political Violence
Pablo G. Celis, University of Kansas


221. Spanish II: Peninsular Literature After 1700 – Panel 2 of 2

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (Juneau)

Chair: Pilar Martínez-Quiroga, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Secretary: Chikako Maruta, Keio University

1. Disgust as a marker of authenticity in La prostituta by Eduardo López Bago (1884)
Megan L. Kelly, Augustana College (IL)

2. Fiction from the Social Fringe or Proto-Feminist Treatise? Pere Mata i Fontanet’s Las Amazonas
Ryan A Davis, Illinois State University

3. Erotic Art and Artifice in Silencio de Blanca by Jose Carlos Somoza
María Elena Bisabarros, College of DuPage

For additional panel, see session - 208


222. Peace Literature and Pedagogy – Panel 2 of 2

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (Kilbourn)

Topic: Open
Chair: John Getz, Xavier University

1. Peace Propaganda?
Mark Miller, Montgomery College

2. Tell it Slant: Deception in Feminist Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction
Laura Ng, Gainesville State College

For additional panel, see session - 209


223. Festival of Language-The Art of Hybridity – Panel 8 of 8

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (Oak)

Topic: Hybridity In and As Contemporary Literature
Chair: Jane L. Carman, Illinois State University

1. Harvesting the Summer of 1972
Janet Ruth Heller, Independent Scholar

2. Pushing the Limits of Linguistic Hybridity in Indian Fiction: A Critical & Creative Presentation
Shailen Mishra, Illinois State University

3. Revising Fairytales in a New Age
Tamara Hollins, Cheyney University of Pennslyvania

For additional panels, see sessions – 32, 49, 83, 120, 137, 173, 210


224. English III: English Literature After 1900

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (Wright A)

Topic: After Postmodernism
Chair: Timothy Sutton, Florida Gulf Coast University
Co-chair: Christopher DeVault, Mount Mercy University

1. When Invention Drives Intelligence: the Ethics of Metafiction in Ian McEwan's "Sweet Tooth"
Christopher DeVault, Mount Mercy University

2. Lovers and Thieves:  Jonathan Lethem’s ‘The Ecstasy of Influence” and the Idea of “The New”
Kyle Henrichs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

3. From Postmodernism to Postsecularism
Jack Dudley, University of Wisconsin

4. Boredom, Leisure, and Contemplation: Toward the Postsecular
Timothy Sutton, Florida Gulf Coast University


225. The Nature of Narrative

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (Wright B)

1. André Breton's Nadja, Edgar Allen Poe's "Ligeia" and Walter Benjamin's critique of romanticism
Marcus Bullock, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

2. Get Some': Fact-Finding, History, and Waiting for Someday in Jarhead, Stuff Happens & Generation Kill
Yvonne Hammond, West Virginia University

3. [title needed]
Hannah Fogarty, Case Western Reserve University


226. Standing in Quicksand: New Positions on Nella Larsen

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (Wright C)

1. Performing "Stable" Identities: Standpoint Theory and Nella Larsen's Quicksand
Abigail Fagan, University of Connecticut

2. Why Hadn't She Spoken that Day?': The Destructive Power of Racial Silence in Nella Larsen's Passing
Holly Baker, University of South Dakota

3. Revisioning First Impressions in Nella Larsen's "Quicksand"
Gina Marie Giardina, Wright State University


227. Reflexivities: Age & Change in Contemporary French Literature

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (MacArthur)

1. Reflexivity and Performance Narrative in Kossi Efoui's Play Récupérations (1992)
Anaïs Nony, University of Minnesota

2. À la Recherche du Royaume : Écriture, Exile Et Identité culturelle (Un Parcours Des Œuvres d’Azouz Begag et De Calixthe Beyala)
Ena Vulor, Marietta College

3. Redefining the Self: Explorations of Aging in Michèle Sarde's Constance et la cinquantaine and Nancy Huston's Dolce agonia
Patrice J. Proulx, University of Nebraska at Omaha


228. Teaching Literature: New Ideas

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (Mitchell)

1. Responding Graphically: Using Art Making to Teach the Graphic Novel
Jonathan Little, Alverno College

2. The Art of Blending Nanotechnology and Literature: Using Service Learning as a Means to Bring Together Disparate Courses
Jennifer Kelso Farrell, Milwaukee School of Engineering and Anne-Marie Nickel

3. Thomas Chalmers Harbaugh's Dime Novel Westerns and Video Game Narratives
Lisa Long, North Central College


229. Session Moved


230. Art & Circumstance: Poets In and Outside of Genre

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (Pabst)

1. "Let myne amorous soule court thy mild Dove": Religious Conflict and Feminine Persona in Donne's Holy Sonnets
Sean Flory, Jamestown College

2. Muses and Marvels: Harriet Prescott Spofford and Emily Dickinson
Sandra Runzo, Denison University

3. Academic Borderlands: Poetry as Theory in Anzaldua's Borderland/La Frontera
James Chase Sanchez, Texas Christian University


231. Artifice and Controversy: The Poetry of Michael Robbins

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (Miller)

Chair: Robert Archambeau, Lake Forest College

1. Editing Michael Robbins: Literary Controversy & Its Meaning and Value
Don Share, Poetry Magazine

2. "Everything's Flammable, Everything's Flash": The Fast Times of Michael Robbins' Alien vs. Predator
Lea Graham, Marist College

3. Byronic Rhyme Praxis in Robbins and Beyond
Anthony Madrid, University of Chicago


232. Authorship & Artifice in 19th-Century British Literature

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (Schlitz)

1. Robert Browning's "Andrea del Sarto" and the Poetics of Resentment
Martin Fashbaugh, Black Hills State University

2. Mary Shelley, Celebrtiy, and the Monster
Timothy Ziegenhagen, Northland College

3. Festival, Masque, and Performance in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Randi Pahlau, Malone University