2008 M\MLA Annual Convention
November 13-16, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sunday, November 16, 2008
8:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Refreshments (Hotel Ballroom)
You are invited to attend the Book Exhibit, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon (Hotel Ballroom)
167. English III: English Literature After 1900
8:30-10:00 a.m. (Cedar Lake)
Topic: Fame, Infamy, and Obscurity in Post-WWII British Fiction
Chair: M. Hunter Hayes, Texas A&M Univ.-Commerce
1. “What’s Happened to Graham Greene?: Reviving a Burnt-Out Case,” by Christopher Gonzalez, Texas A&M Univ.-Commerce
2. “Pushing Pullman: The Magnetic Appeal and Repulsion of His Dark Materials,” by LeAnn R. Nash, Texas A&M Univ.-Commerce
3. “‘I’m a Hack Who Gets Hired Because I Do Drugs’: Fame, Infamy, and ‘Oddball’ Cultural Capital in the Work (and Life?) of Will Self,” by Lewis MacLeod, Trent Univ., Canada
4. “Famous Amis: Fame and Ego in Martin Amis’s Fiction and Cultural Commentary,” by James Diedrick, Agnes Scott Coll.
8:30-10:00 a.m. (Maple Lake)
Topic: Language Variation
Chair: Jessica S. Miller, Univ. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
1. “Tracking Linguistic and Socio-linguistic Variation in a Spanish-Quichua Bilingual Community,” by Marco Shappeck, Univ. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
2. “The Linguistic Awareness of Native Speakers Trapped Between Italian and Dialect: the Case of Tuscany,” by Chiara De Santi, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
3. “Swiss French Prosody: Discovering Intonational Features in the Vaud Canton across Contextual Styles,” by Jessica S. Miller, Univ. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
4. “Social Network Methodology and the Study of Contact Varieties: Insights on the Basque Spanish Case,” by María del Puy Ciriza, Univ. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
169. Celebrity, Politics and Literary Prizes in France
8:30-10:00 a.m. (Pine Lake)
Moderator: Jennifer Howell, Univ. of Iowa
1. “Angoulême’s Fauve d’Or: (Dis)Honoring the Postcolonial Imagetext?” Jennifer Howell, Univ. of Iowa
2. “‘And the winner is...’: ‘Art’ Film, Politically-Engaged Cinema and the Palme d’Or,” by Jayne Machak, Univ. of Iowa
3. “How To Make Good Literature Out of Dirty Little Books: A Case for Françoise Rey’s Erotic Autobiographical Fiction,” by Leah Pesola, Univ. of Iowa
Discussant: Marion Duval, Univ. of Iowa
170. Fame/Infamy in Late 19th/Early 20th-Century U.S. Literature
8:30-10:00 a.m. (Cook’s Bay)
Moderator: Jeremy Wells, Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale
1. “The Stage in Sister Carrie: Dreiser’s Affective Histories,” by Ryan Dillaha, Wayne State Univ.
2. “The Southern Horror ‘Flick’: How White Society Copes with Fear Through the Works of Thomas Nelson Page and Thomas Dixon,” by Julie Kares, Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale
3. “From Man to Animal and Back Again: Locating the Figure of the Beast in Charles W. Chesnutt’s ‘Mars Jeem’s Nightmare,’” by Melissa Daniels, Northwestern Univ.
4. “Manhood and the Mind in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie,” by Michael Shaw, Fordham Univ.
171. Gender and National Identity on Contemporary Spanish Television
8:30-10:00 a.m. (Deer Lake)
Moderator: Iker González-Allende, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
1. “Los payasos de la tele: Constructing Gender Roles in Post-Franco Spain,” by María del Carmen Rubio-Campos, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2. “Homosexualidad y espectáculo en la televisión española: Los casos de Jesús Vázquez y Boris Izaguirre,” by Jose Ignacio Álvarez-García, Lakeland Coll.
3. “¿El chicarrón del Norte?: La masculinidad vasca desde el humor de Vaya Semanita,” by Iker González-Allende, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
172. Germany, Europe, and the World: Topics on Integration and Globalization
8:30-10:00 a.m. (Lake Calhoun)
Moderators: Vera Pollina and Elizabeth Frye, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
1. “Out of Society—Into Oneself: Notions of Embodiment in Globalizing Europe. Marlene Streeruwitz’s Entfernung,” by Natalia Dudnik, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
2. “Auf der Suche nach der neuen Identität am Beispiel von der Erzählungssammlung Der Hof im Spiegel von Emine Sevgi Özdamar,” by Katarzyna Kowalczyk, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
3. “Looking Through a Lens: Construction of Visuality in works by Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Yoko Tawada, and Barbara Honigmann,” by Ekaterina Pirozhenko, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
4. “The New Germany: on Gender, Sex and Marginalization in Zaimoglu’s Kanak Sprak and Koppstoff,” by Ervin Malakaj, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
173. Memory and Trauma in Postcolonial Writing
8:30-10:00 a.m. (Birch Lake)
Moderator: Kathleen W. Smith, Kalamazoo Coll.
1. “Decolonizing the American Mind: The Dialogics of Cultural Trauma,” by Sandy Morey Norton, Eastern Michigan Univ.
2. “After the Indian Wars: Trauma, Memory and the Myth of Aftermath in Poems by Linda Hogan, Joy Harja, and Sherman Alexie,” by Amy Griffiths, Univ. of Minnesota
3. “Shattering the Discourse of Silence in its Relationship to Indigenous Defiance in “El Árbol” by Elena Garro,” by Alannah Ari Hernández, Concordia Univ. Chicago
174. Pictographic: Text-Image Intersections in Cultural Context
8:30-10:00 a.m. (Crystal Lake)
Moderator: Joan Menefee, Univ. of Wisconsin-Stout
1. “Picturing the Immigrant: Visual Rhetoric in Ethnic Print Culture,” by Kristin Risley, Univ. of Wisconsin-Stout
2. “A Stick Figure of the Artist as a Young Man,” by Joan Menefee, Univ. of Wisconsin-Stout
3. “Mapping Postcolonial Masculinity in Sarnath Banerjee’s The Barn Owl’s Wondrous Caper,” by Lopamudra Basu, Univ. of Wisconsin-Stout
175. Fame versus Infamy: Plagiarism—Preventing, Detecting, Responding
10:15-11:45 a.m. (Maple Lake)
Moderator: John Laflin, Dakota State Univ.
1. “Dissuading Plagiarism: Contracts or Creative Assignments May Make a Difference,” by Justin L. Blessinger, Dakota State Univ.
2. “Detecting Plagiarism: Beyond the ‘Google’ Search,” by John Laflin, Dakota State Univ.
3. “University Responses to Plagiarism: Faculty Attitudes and Integrity Committees,” by Daniel Weinstein, Dakota State Univ.
176. The Famous and Exotic in Literature and Film
10:15-11:45 a.m. (Birch Lake)
Moderator: Ana Adams, Gustavus Adolphus Coll.
1. “The Exotic and Otherness in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels,” by Jodi Napiorkowski, St. Cloud State Univ.
2. “Exotic John Clare,” by Timothy Ziegenhagen, Northland Coll.
3. “The Exotic Nick Carraway: A Stranger in a Strange Land,” by Ben Doberstein, St. Cloud State Univ.
177. Literary Scandals and Controversies in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Spain and Latin America
10:15-11:45 a.m. (Gray’s Bay)
Moderator: Alrick C. Knight, Jr., Loyola Univ. Chicago
1. “Ríos de sangre y de tinta: 160 años de representaciones históricas y contemporáneas de la historia de Camila O’Gorman (1828-1848),” by Marcela Brusa, Loyola Univ. Chicago
2. “Prim y Lafuente: lance entre caballeros,” by Mònica Fuertes-Arboix, Coe Coll.
3. “Audacia, transgresión y vanguardia en El vampiro de la colonia Roma: Cómo la notoriedad literaria sirvió para darle voz a los amores marginales,” by Héctor García, Loyola Univ. Chicago
4. “The Aesthetics of Suicide in Circa-1900 Spanish Literature,” by Alrick C. Knight, Jr., Loyola Univ. Chicago
178. Multicultural Identity in Creative Writing B
10:15-11:45 a.m. (Crystal Lake)
(see Session #127 – 10:15 a.m., Saturday)
179. The New Mainstream: Repression, Restriction and Progress in the German Context
10:15-11:45 a.m. (Lake Calhoun)
Moderator: Ervin Malakaj and Natalia Dudnik, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
1. “Adolf Hitler’s Face: Two New Approaches: Hirschbiegel’s Der Untergang and Walter Moers’s Adolf-ich hock in meinem Bonker,” by Vera Pollina, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
2. “Roswitha’s ‘Schritt vom Wege’: Fontane’s positive portrayal of an ‘outsider’ in Effi Briest,” by Sandra Kohler, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
3. “Romanticizing the Margin in Prinzessinnenbad,” by Lindsay Jorgensen, Univ. of Minnesota
180. Utopia and Science Fiction
10:15-11:45 a.m. (Cedar Lake)
Moderator: Melissa Homestead, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
1. “Writing Against Writing of Chartist Utopian Fiction,” by Lenora Hanson, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
2. “Situating Anarchy: Networks of Science, Culture, Gender, and Environment in Le Guin’s The Dispossessed,” by Andrea Lawse, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
3. “Getting in the Mindset for Utopia: How Transit and Aridity Promote Anarchic Utopian Thought in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Disposessed and Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars,” by Cody Lumpkin, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln