2010 M/MLA Annual Convention

November 4-7, Chicago, Illinois

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Open All Close All8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Refreshments (Regency Ballroom A)

You are invited to attend the Book Exhibit, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.(Regency Ballroom A)

Special Sessions

83. Civil War and the American Nineteenth Century: Rupture and Representation

Session B: War into Words: Wartime Audacity

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Meeting Suite 4)

(see Session #71 – 5:00 p.m.)

84. Graphic Narratives in the Literature Classroom

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Meeting Suite 1)

Chair: Robyn L. Schiffman, Fairleigh Dickinson University

1. Fairy Tales & Fables: Reinvention in the Graphic Novel
Jennifer Mitchell, Hunter College & CUNY Gradute Center

2. The Politics of Pop Culture: Teaching Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns
Brian Sheerin, Northwestern University

3. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and The Unwritten: Adapting Literature for the Twenty-First Century
Sarah Petrovic, Northern Illinois University

4. "They have eradicated culture…tossed it away like a fistful of dead roses": Using V for Vendetta in the College Classroom
Stacey Kikendall, University of New Mexico

Permanent Sections

85. Spanish III: Latin American Literature

8:30-11:45 a.m. and 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Meeting Suite 3)

Topic: Open
Chair: Kelly McDonough, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Secretary: Rogelia Lily Ibarra, Dominican University

Session A

8:30-10:00 a.m.

1. La trilogía de William Ospina (2005-2010) y la novísima crónica novelada del terror en el Gran Amazonas
Germán Carrillo, Marquette University

2. Las nuestras y las mías: Interpretaciones de escritos de ficción de autoras judeo-argentinas
Daniela Goldfine, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

3. Explorando el transncionalismo mexicano en la obra reciente de Carlos Fuentes, Juan Villoro y José Ramón Ruisánchez
Héctor García, Loyola University Chicago

4. "Ahora nos toca a nosotros": Fantasmas y violencia en "Los ejércitos” (2007) de Evelio Rosero
Alberto Fonseca, North Central College

Session B

10:15-11:45 a.m.

5. After the Terror: Reconstructing Identities in "La mujer en cuestión" and "La buena educaión"
Jeanie Murphy, Goucher College

6. "Un terror indefinable": Fear, Fascination and the Monstrous Feminine in "Un descenso al infinito" and "Esa cuestión de orificios" by Guillermo Martínez
Cynthia L. Palmer, The College of Wooster

7. Decapitated Automatic Woman: Female Agency and Surrealist Gestures
Carla Manzoni, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Session C

1:30-3:00 p.m.

8. Manipulating Fear through The Manfestation of the Uncanny in "El Arbo" by Elena Garro
Alannah Ari Hernández, Concordia University Chicago

9. Virtually Perfect: The Dangers of Aesthetic Loss in Carmen Boullosa's "La novela perfecta"
Chris Schulenburg, University of Wisconsin - Platteville

10. Vampires en el D.F.: Reciclaje gótico en un cuento de Carlos Fuentes
Adriana Gordillo, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

11. Doña Luz Jiménez’s Náhuatl Tales of the Supernatural
Kelly McDonough, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

86. Film II

Session C: Terror and the Cinematic Sublime

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Meeting Suite 3)

(see Session #4 – Friday, November 5th, 8:30 a.m.)

Special Sessions

87. Frederick Douglass after Emancipation

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Convention Center Room 24 A/B)

Chair: Gregory Laski, Northwestern University

1. Douglass' 1893 "Lecture on Haiti," National Feeling, and the Aesthetic Transformation of the Political Subject
Wesley King, University of Virginia

2. Laughing Du-Plomacy: Frederick Douglass, Post-Bellum Northern Racism, and Satiric Rhetoric
Todd Nathan Thompson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

3. Frederick Douglass Always the Newsman Before, During, and After the Civil War
Anthony Todd Carlisle, California University of Pennsylvania

4. "The dusky orator stepped on the rostrum": Frederick Douglass' Performance of Biracial Masculinity in the Reconstruction Era
Julie Husband, University of Northern Iowa

88. Migration and Terror

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Convention Center Room 23 A/B)

Chair: Kristin E. Pitt, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1. Diasporic Nostalgia and the Discourse of Terror
Alia Somani, University of Western Ontario

2. The Geopolitics of Transnational Terror in Junot Diaz and Loida Martiza Pérez
Laini Kavaloski-Pront, Edgewood College

3. "Passing" for American: Undocumented Children's Transition to Adulthood
Melanie Hernandez, University of Washington

4. The Terror of Migration: Sin Nombre and the Journey to the Border
Kristin E. Pitt, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Permanent Sections

89. Native American Literature

8:30-11:45 a.m. (Convention Center Room 22 A/B)

Topic: Migration to the City: Cultural and Spiritual Loss or Gain?
Chair: Janet LaBrie, University of Wisconsin - Waukesha
Secretary: Margaret Rozga, University of Wisconsin - Waukesha

Session A

8:30-10:00 a.m.

1. Blood Lines and Body Counts: Alexie's Decomposed Detective Novel, Indian Killer
Lisa Schreibersdorf, University of Wisconsin - Fond du Lac

2. "Hey, Victor, Why Did Your Dad Leave?": The Flash Back Reveal Moves from Revelation to Resolution
Laura Aliberti, Chapman University

3. Out of the Mouth of Junior: How Alexie Priveleges Youths' Perspectives on Place in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
Ellyn Lem, University of Wisconsin - Waukesha

4. A Dialogic Chorus: Multivocal Explorations of the Reservation in Sherman Alexie's The Business of Fancy-Dancing
Laura Beadling, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Session B

10:15-11:45 a.m.

5. Bit Parts and Bones: Urban Possibilities for the Ojibwe in Winona LaDuke's Last Standing Woman
Margaret Rozga, University of Wisconsin - Waukesha

6. Indian Princess in Manhattan: “City Indians” in Joseph Boyden's Through Black Spruce
Nicole Brandsma, Trinity Western University

7. Can We Get Beyond the Borderland?: A Search for Native Utopia in Urban Spaces
Margaret Galvan, CUNY Graduate Center

8. Reclaiming the Entrepreneurial Spirit: Doing Traditional Indian Business on the Rez or in the City in the Novels of Louise Erdrich
Janet LaBrie, University of Wisconsin – Waukesha

Special Sessions

90. Terror at the Door: "Domestic" Horror Writing by Female Authors

8:30-11:45 a.m. (Convention Center Room 21 A/B)

Chair: Leah Kind, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session A

8:30-10:00 a.m.

1. Mrs. Gaskell's Ghosts: Domestic Violence and Female Anxiety
Christine Brovelli, North Central College

2. Nella Larsen and the Terror of Domesticity
Caresse John, Belmont University

3. Eyes Wide Open: Victorian Women's Domestic Horror
Leah Kind, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session B

10:15-11:45 a.m.

4. Introducing Shirley Jackson to the Canon
Bridget Jeffs, Clemson University

5. The Man in the Garden: Domestic Devils in "To Room Nineteen"
Joshua Pederson, Marymount Manhattan College

6. Home is Where the Hurt Is: Re-Imagining Sociality in Elizabeth Stoddard's "The Morgesons"
Carina D. Pasquesi, Loyola University Chicago

Permanent Sections

91. Applied Linguistics

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Convention Center Room 24 C)

Topic: Second Language Learning: Investment within the Changing Social World
Chair: Kashama Mulamba, Olivet Nazarene University

1. Differential Object Marking in L2 Spanish Learners
Alyssa Martoccio, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Special Sessions

92. Trauma, Memory, and War in the German Context

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Convention Center Room 23 C)

Chair: Elizabeth Kauder and Katarzyna Kowalczyk, University of Illinois at Chicago

1. "Es war ihr gräßlich wohl dabei" - Food Stuff and Food Talk as a War Memory Marker in Christa Wolf's Kindheitsmuster
Vera Pollina, University of Illinois at Chicago

2. Das besondere Gedächtnis der Rosa Masur by Vladimir Vertlib: Alternate Memories of War within Twentieth-Century German Historiography
Michelle Linton, University of Illinois at Chicago

3. Terror's Another Form: The Jewish Exile in Shanghai
Duosi Meng, University of Illinois at Chicago

Permanent Sections

93. English III: English Literature After 1900

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Convention Center Room 20 A/B)

Topic: Martin Amis, "Horrorism," and the Transatlantic Novel
Chair: M. Hunter Hayes, Texas A & M University-Commerce
Secretary: Gavin Keulks, Western Oregon University

1. The Rachel Papers, The Pregnant Widow, and the Re-Remembrance of Things Past
James Diedrick, Agnes Scott College

2. The Mythology of Martin Amis
Gavin Keulks, Western Oregon University

3. Amis from the "Oxford Mafia" to "Horrorism"
M. Hunter Hayes, Texas A & M University-Commerce

Associated Organizations

94. The Harold Pinter Society

8:30-4:45 p.m. (Regency Ballroom D)

Chair: Judith Roof, Rice University
Secretary: Ann C. Hall, Ohio Dominican College

Session A: Pinter's Harlequins: Pulsating, Passionate, Romances and Domestic Bliss

8:30-10:00 a.m.

1. Pinter's Theatre of Desire
Ann C. Hall, Ohio Dominican College

2. Harold Pinter's lovescapes: An Ecocritical Sensory Reading
Grace Correa, FCT-Foundation of Science and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal

3. Love for Sale: The Commodification of Love in Harold Pinter's Betrayal
Megan Hammer, Tufts University

Session B: Pinter's Relationships

10:15-11:45 a.m.

4. Langrishe, Go Down: Harold Pinter's Irish Love Story
Stephen Watt, Indiana University

5. Romantic Pinter
Susan Hollis Merritt, The Pinter Review

6. The Lover
Pia Colombo, Università Cattolica

7. Love Stories: "One for the Road" and "What Where"
Judith Roof, Rice University

Session C: Pinter + Beckett

1:30-3:00 p.m.

8. The Discourse of the Past in Samuel Beckett's Ohio Impromptu and Harold Pinter's Ashes to Ashes
Anthony Santirojprapaij, Kent State University

9. Like Bullocks with Udders: In Play with Beckett's and Pinter's Lovers
Kristina Quynn, Alma College

10. "You Know What Language Means to You": Catastrophic Silences and the Ordering Utterance
Lance Norman, Michigan State University

Session D: Pinter + Pinter

3:15-4:45 p.m.

11. Pinter's Pauses: Rhetorical Reflection and Equivocality
Mark Phillips, Michigan State University

12. "You're just objects": Things, Objects, and the Body in Pinter's The Birthday Party and The Homecoming
Shannon Boyer, Indiana University

13. "You're Playing A Dirty Game:" The Danger of Individuals in Pinter's The Birthday Party
Natalie Bainter, Indiana University

Special Sessions

95. The Novels of 9-11

8:30-3:00 p.m. (Convention Center Room 22 C)

Chair: Marjorie Worthington, Eastern Illinois University

Session A: New York Stories

8:30-10:00 a.m.

1. Bratty No More: Bret Easton Ellis's Lunar Park and Jay McInerney's The Good Life
Marjorie Worthington, Eastern Illinois University

2. Talking About Not Talking About 9/11: Jonathan Lethem's Chronic City and Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin
Jonathan McKay, Queen's University

3. The Tightrope Walker: McCann's Link to Ondaatje in Let the Great World Spin
Robin Visel, University of Findlay

Session B: Beyond New York

10:15-11:45 a.m.

4. The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Failures and Successes in Postcolonial Diasporic Counter-Memorializing of 9/11
Diviani Chaudhuri, SUNY Binghamton

5. "A Success of the Imagination": Salman Rushdie's and Mohsin Hamid's "Extraterritorial" Fictional Mappings of 9/11
Harveen Sachdeva Mann, Loyola University Chicago

6. Only the wound, speaking wordlessly in the dark…: A Reading of William Gibson's Pattern Recognition
Jennifer Caruso, Marian University

Session C: Echoes and Reverberations

1:30-3:00 p.m.

7. "Operation Mind Control": Music as Resistance in the Culture of September 11
Robert Martinez II, Eastern Illinois University

8. "Can I Get a Witness": Individual Responses to Mass Trauma in Sherman Alexie's Short Story
Alison Umminger, University of West Georgia

9. 9/11 Did Not Take Place: Amnesia and Erasure in Cormac McCarthy's The Road
Jesse Kavadlo, Maryville University

Permanent Sections

96. Luso-Brazilian Studies

8:30-4:45 p.m. (Regency Ballroom E)

Topic: Terror, Trauma, Violence: The Representation of Power and Conflict in Luso-Brazilian Cultural Production
Section Organizer: Saulo Gouveia, Michigan State University
Secretary: Andrew Rajca, University of South Carolina
Format: Roundtable

Session A - Chair: Andrew Rajca, University of South Carolina
Session B - Chair: Carolina Castellanos, Dickinson College
Session C - Chair: Saulo Gouveia, Michigan State University
Session D - Chair: Katia Bezerra, University of Arizona

Session A

8:30-10:00 a.m.

1. Afro-Brazilian Women's Cultural Production: Mapping Other Forms of Violence
Katia Bezerra, University of Arizona

2. Regulating Male Bodies: Homosexual and Homoerotic Relationships in Caio Fernado Arbreu's Marangos mofados
Carolina Castellanos, Dickinson College

3. Symbolic Violence and the Celebration of the Export Economy in Oswald de Andrade's Pau-brasil
Saulo Gouveia, Michigan State University

4. Refashioning Brazilian Modernity: Ethics of Writing in Plinio Salgado's O Estrangeiro (1926)
Gonzalo Aguiar, Washington University in Saint Louis

Session B

10:15-11:45 a.m.

5. Causing Conflict, Reviving Iberian Verse: Joaquim de Araújo, Guilherme de Azevedo, Guerra Junquerio, and the Critical Discourse of Portuguese Poetry in fin de siglo Spain
Zak Montgomery, Wartburg College

6. Violência e Trauma em Versos de "Grupo Escolar," de Cacaso
Débora Racy Soares, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)/ Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)

7. The Evil in Bento Santiago, o Casmurro: a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Helen Caldwell's The Brazilian Othello of Machado de Assis
Selma Vital, Washington University in Saint Louis

Session C

1:30-3:00 p.m.

8. Poverty and Trauma, Power and Violence in Plínio Marcos' Social Drama: The Road Taken to Contemporary Tragedy
Sandra Luna, Universidade Federal da Paraíba

9. "Não Aguento": The Impossiblity of Happiness in "Deserto Feliz"
Lucy Blaney-Laible, University of Arizona

10. What's It Worth?: The Representation of Violence and the Ideology of Human Rights in Sérgio Bianchi's "Quanto vale ou é por quilo?"
Andrew Rajca, University of South Carolina

11. Audience Matters or Violence in Brazilian Films: The Case of Brazilian Audience as an Interpretive Community
Luciano Tosta, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

12. A violência sistêmica em "Quanto vale ou é por quilo?"
Olimpia Rosenthal, University of Arizona

Session D

3:15-4:45 p.m.

13. Clara Pechansky e Cintia Moscovich: um diálogo de imagens e palavras
Selene Moreno, University of Arizona

14. How Nice to See you Have Children: Trauma and Memory in Lúcia Murat's "Que bom te ver viva"
Carina Vasquez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

15. Tropicalismo e Ditadura Militar
Glênia Lima, University of New Mexico

16. "O circo" de Arnaldo Jabor, e a violência cordial
Guilherme Ribeiro, Brown University

Special Sessions

97. Melville and Terror

8:30-11:45 a.m. (Convention Center Room 21 C)

Chair: Patrick Chura, University of Akron

Session A

8:30-10:00 a.m.

1. Queequeg's Ink: Racial Terror in Moby Dick
David Dowling, University of Iowa

2. "The Scrivener's Pale Form": The Grotesque Characterization of Bartleby in Herman Miller's "Bartleby, The Scrivener"
Josuha Miller, University of Akron

3. Terrors and Wonders: The Naturalist and Pantheistic Conflict in Melvillian Existentialism
Andrew Casto, Virginia Tech

Session B

10:15-11:45 a.m.

4. Melville's "Stripping the Film of Familiarity"
Richard Heldenfels, University of Akron

5. Re-Reading Haymarket and Billy Budd
Patrick Chura, University of Akron

6. "I would prefer (k)not to": Terror, Entanglement, and the Other in Melville's Short Novels
Keith Mikos, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Permanent Sections

98. Literary Criticism

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Convention Center Room 20 C)

Topic: Language, Identity, and Citizenship in the Wake of Terror
Chair: Joanna Luloff, University of Missouri, Columbia
Secretary: Marissa Fugate, University of Missouri-Columbia

1. Binary Numbers and Infinite Archives: Jess Walter's The Zero and Technological Terror
Sarah Zurhellen, University of Missouri-Columbia

2. Navigating Terror: Flexible Citizenship in Bapsi Sidhwa's Cracking India
Joanna Luloff, University of Missouri-Columbia

3. Terror that Travels: Edwidge Danticat's The Dewbreaker
Marissa Fugate, University of Missouri-Columbia

Meetings

99. Pi Delta Phi Public Meeting

8:30-12:00 p.m. (Regency Ballroom B)

Special Sessions

100. Civil War and the American Nineteenth Century: Rupture and Representation

Session C: Reconstruction's Pictures: Page and Stage

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Meeting Suite 4)

(see Session #71 – 5:00 p.m.)

Permanent Sections

101. Comparative Literature: Orientalism and Postcolonialism - Islamic Cultures

10:15-4:45 p.m. (Meeting Suite 1)

Session Organizer: Filiz Barin-Akman, Illinois State University

Session A – Chair: Renata Fuchs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Secretary: Beyazit Akman, Illinois State University

Session B – Chair: Filiz Barin-Akman, Illinois State University
Secretary: Beyazit Akman, Illinois State University

Session C – Chair: Filiz Barin-Akman, Illinois State University
Secretary: Renata Fuchs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session A: Islam and Islamic Cultures in Early Modern Period and the Eighteenth Century

10:15-11:45 a.m.

1. Ravel's Shéhérazade: Impressionism and the Recreation of the Decadent East
Nasser Al-Taee, The University of Tennessee

2. "Invintation to a Beheading": Reinventing the Orient through Herod's Feast in Fin-de-Siècle French Culture
Sayeeda H. Mamoon, Edgewood College

3. The Metaphysics of Conspiracy in Three Oriental Gothic Novels
Ryan Vu, Duke University

Session B: Islam and Islamic Cultures in Victorian Period

1:30-3:00 p.m.

4. The Double Threat of Decadent Islam and the Victorian New Woman
Emily Lyons, University of Arizona

5. Under Eastern Eyes: A Study of Byron's Oriental Vision in Turkish Tales
Hamide Bahmanpour, Islamic Azad University

6. Dracula's Harem: Islamic Dis-Ease and Eastern Sensuality in Bram Stoker's Dracula
Michael Noschka, Arizona State University

7. Showing "Us" as "Them": James Morier as a catalyst for Persia's English Embodiment
Nima Najafi Kianfar, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Session C: Islam and Islamic Cultures in Modern Times

3:15-4:45 p.m.

8. Looking for the Other in Contemporary Spanish Fiction and Spanish Postcolonial Literature from the Maghreb
Adolpho Cubillo, University of Chicago

9. Picturing the "Other" in Colonial and Postcolonial Postcard Photography
Omar Moumni, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Dhar el-Mehraz-Fez, Morocco

10. Post 9/11 and the Increase in the Number of American Converts to Islam
Khaled Mohamed Esseissah, Bowling Green State University

Permanent Sections

102. Spanish III: Latin American Literature

Session B

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Meeting Suite 2)

(see Session #85 – 8:30 a.m.)

103. Film II

Session D

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Meeting Suite 3)

(see Session #4 – Friday, November 5th, 8:30 a.m.)

104. Multicultural Literature in the Classroom: Politics and Pedagogy

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Convention Center Room 24 A/B)

Topic: Pedagogical Approaches to Ethnic American Drama
Chair: Samual Park, Columbia College

1. The Colored Museum: The Problems of Binary Thinking
Andrés Stefañ Johnson, Florida State University

2. Ritual Performance and Western Dramaturgy in Native American Drama
Sun Hee Lee, Gustavus Adolphus College

3. The Frivolous and the Sublime: Staging the Postcolonial Subject in Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters
Samual Park, Columbia College

4. "That Shadow Digging into Your Flesh": Wrestling with the Shadows of the Past Through August Wilson's Fences and Popular Music
Tara Wood, Rutgers University

105. Spanish Cultural Studies

10:15-11:45 a.m. and 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Convention Center Room 23 A/B)

Topic: Open
Chair: Stephen Vilaseca, Northern Illinois University
Secretary: Juliana Luna Freire, University of Arizona

Session A

10:15-11:45 a.m.

1. La construcción de género en literatura costumbrista: un análisis de Las mujeres españolas, americanas y lusitanas pintadas por sí mismas
Juliana Luna Freire, University of Arizona

2. A Male Writer in Feminist Dialogue: El Abate in La Últina Moda, 1900-1902
Louise Ciallella, Northern Illinois University

3. Cigars, Machines and the Patriotic Female Worker: (Re)Imagining the Working Class in Ángel Munilla and Luis Ferreiros' Las Cigarreras (1898)
Maria Soria Lopez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session B

1:30-3:00 p.m.

4. Furiously Sketching the Future: The Movida, Graphic Design and the Urban Process in Spain
Malcolm Alan Compitello, University of Arizona

5. Terror of Tolerance: Muslim-Catholic Religiosities in 16th Century Spain
Maria del Mar Rosa-Rodriguez, Purdue University - Calumet

6. Okupas, Catalanism, and Culture-Producing Factories in El cor de la ciutat
Stephen Vilaseca, Northern Illinois University

106. Native American Literature

Session B

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Convention Center Room 22 A/B)

(see Session #89 – 8:30 a.m.)

Special Sessions

107. Terror at the Door: "Domestic" Horror Writing by Female Authors

Session B

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Convention Center Room 21 A/B)

(see Session #90 – 8:30 a.m.)

Permanent Sections

108. German Literature and Culture

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Convention Center Room 24 C)

Topic: Unter Beobachtung:  Monitoring the Other in German Literature, Culture, and Film
Chair: Rebecca A. Raham, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Secretary: Anja Shepela, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

1. Mädchen in Uniform and Vier Minuten: Surveillance, Hybridity and Lesbians
Isolde Mueller, St. Cloud State University and Rebecca A. Raham, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

2. Isolating the Foreign: Asylum Seekers in Germany
Arsena Ianeva-Lockney, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

3. Sag Mir Wo Du Stehst - Totale Kontrolle: Jugendwerkhöfe in der DDR
Juliette Brungs, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

109. Modern Literature

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Convention Center Room 23 C)

Topic: Morality and Modern Literature
Chair: Sean A. Labbe, Loyola University Chicago
Secretary: Cynthia Wallace, Loyola University Chicago

1. Moral Fiction: Literature's Morality or Morality's Literature?
Sean A. Labbe, Loyola University Chicago

2. An Account of Another Life: Reading Derek Walcott's Poetry through Judith Butler's Giving an Account of Oneself
Weihsin Gui, University of  California-Riverside

3. Defacing Good Art: The Interdependence of Aesthetics and Morality in The Picture of Dorian Gray
Moriah Hampton, SUNY Buffalo

4. "I refuse these givens / the splitting / between love and action": Adrienne Rich and Holistic Feminist Literary Ethics
Cynthia Wallace, Loyola University Chicago

Special Sessions

110. Representing Terrorism in the German Context: Violence in Visual Culture

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Convention Center Room 20 A/B)

Chair: Petra Watzke and Ervin Malakaj, Washington University in Saint Louis

1. The Irreverence of Images: The Pop History of Terrorism
Graeme Stout, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2. Constructing Gender and Sexuality One Lithograph at a Time: Visual Culture in "Der Bazar, illustrierte Damen Zeitung"
Ruxandra Looft, Washington University in Saint Louis

3. Documenting an Incision or Establishing a Future? The Battle of Epochs in Ernst Jünger's "Transformed World"
Jerome Bolton, New York University

Associated Organizations

111. The Harold Pinter Society

Session B: Pinter's Relationships

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Regency Ballroom D)

(see Session #94 – 8:30 a.m.)

Special Sessions

112. The Novels of 9-11

Session B: Beyond New York

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Convention Center Room 22 C)

(see Session #95 – 8:30 a.m.)

Permanent Sections

113. Luso-Brazilian Studies

Session B

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Regency Ballroom E)

(see Session #96 – 8:30 a.m.)

Special Sessions

114. Melville and Terror

Session B

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Convention Center Room 21 C)

(see Session #97 – 8:30 a.m.)

Permanent Sections

115. Creative Writing I: Poetry

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Convention Center Room 20 C)

Topic: Through a Glass Darkly
Chair: Martha Modena Vertreace-Doody, Kennedy-King College

1. Prose Poems: Shifting Gender Roles in the Work of George Sand, Kate Chopin, and Katherine Mansfield
Kristina Darling, University of Missouri-Saint Louis

2. Poems from "Home Test"
Gregory Dunne, University of Missouri-Columbia

3. Toward a Traumadramatic Poetic
Robert Miltner, Kent State University

4. Poems from "Painted with a Broom"
David Pink, Rock Valley College

5. Poems from "Bird Skin Coat" and other selected poems
Angela Sorby, Marquette University

116. Travel and the Uncanny in Victorian and Edwardian Literature-Cancelled

Meetings

117. M/MLA Business Meeting

12:00-1:15 p.m. (Regency Ballroom A)

Special Sessions

118. Civil War and the American Nineteenth Century: Rupture and Representation

Session D: Recollecting the Past: Shaping Collective Memory

1:30-3:00 p.m. (Meeting Suite 4)

(see Session #71 – Friday, November 5th, 8:30 a.m.)

Permanent Sections

119. Comparative Literature: Orientalism and Postcolonialism - Islamic Cultures

Session B: Islam and Islamic Cultures in Victorian Period

1:30-3:00 p.m. (Meeting Suite 1)

(see Session #101 – 10:15 a.m.)

120. Spanish III: Latin American Literature

Session C

1:30-3:00 p.m. (Meeting Suite 2)

(see Session #85 – 8:30 a.m.)

121. Film I

1:30-4:45 p.m. (Meeting Suite 3)

Topic: The Terror of Sexual Violence on Film
Chair: Rachel S. Hawley, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Secretary: Paul Huggins, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Session A

1:30-3:00 p.m.

1. "Terror and the Spectacle of Adolescence in Lucile Hadzihalilovic's Innocence and John Irvin's The Fine Art of Love
Darren Ilett, Michigan State University

2. The Terror of Sexual Violence in Jelinek's The Piano Teacher and Haneke's Film Adaptation La Pianiste
Margarette Landwehr, West Chester University

3. Floating Bodies, Bodies Floating: Representations of Violence Against Women in Hurricane Katrina Documentaries
Joseph Donica, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Session B

3:15-4:45 p.m.

4. It's Not Human, and It's Aroused!: Disheveled Distressed Damsels, Bug-Eyed Boogie Monsters, Randy Rhetorical Iconography and the Figure of the Female Imperiled in B-Movie Posters
J. Rocky Colavito, Butler University

5. "Monstrous Discourse": The Cultural Politics of 21st-Century Postfeminism in Patty Jenkin's Monster
David P. Karosick, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

6. To Avoid Fainting, Keep Repeating,"'It's Only a Movie": Class Warfare, Revenge, and Sexual Assault in The Last House on the Left
Cammie Sublette, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

7. Your Body says "Y-E-S": Zack Snyder's Adaptation of Watchmen and the Sanitization of Bodily Terror
Paul Petrovic, Northern Illinois University

122. Teaching Writing in College

1:30-4:45 p.m. (Convention Center Room 24 A/B)

Topic: Talking Through Writing: Speaking and Writing in the College Composition Classroom
Chair: Merry A. Rendahl, Metropolitan State University
Secretary: Aimee Krall-Lanoue, Calumet College of St. Joseph

Session A

1:30-3:00 p.m.

1. A Pedagogy of Being There: Using Free Association and Improvisation to Help Student Writers Think and Say Even More
Daniel Weinstein, Dakota State University

2. Marginalia as Conversation: A Theoretical Look at Evaluation as a Means of Bringing the Voices of the Classroom Together
Sara Anna Horton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3. Talking, Listening, and Writing: A Layered Composition Class Assignment
Laura Fasick, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Session B

3:15-4:45 p.m.

4. Writing Is a Conversation: Investigating the Relationships that Exist Between Speeck and Writing in Composition Pedagogy and Academic Writing
Johannah Rodgers, The City University of New York

5. Social and Textual Rhetorics in the Professional Writing Ethnographic Interview
Liberty Kohn, Winona State University

6. "But I Thought This Was a Writing Class!": Teaching College-level Speaking and Writing in Linked Communication and Composition Courses
Liana Odrcic, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

123. Spanish Cultural Studies

Session B

1:30-3:00 p.m. (Convention Center Room 23 A/B)

(see Session #105 – 10:15 a.m.)

Special Sessions

124. Representaciones de la guerra en el siglo XIX espanol

1:30-4:45 p.m. (Convention Center Room 22 A/B)

Chair: Mònica Fuertes-Arboix, Coe College

Session A

1:30-3:00 p.m.

1. Imágenes del léxico castrense en la sátira española del siglo XIX
Gregorio Martin, Duquesne University

2. La guerra de África en las pinturas de Mariano Fortuny i Marsal
Mònica Fuertes-Arboix, Coe College

3. Fighting Words: Colonial Conflict as National Discourse in the XIXth century Spanish Novel on Morocco
Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo, University of Chicago

Session B

3:15-4:45 p.m.

4. Towards a Spatio-Temporal Model of War: Extending Galdós' Theories of Bellicose Stances
Alrick Knight, Loyola University Chicago

5. A Parody of Epic Proportions: Subverting the Heroic in Pío Baroja’s Zalacaín el Aventurero
Eduardo Gregori, University of Wisconsin-Marathon County

Permanent Sections

125. Bibliography and Textual Studies

1:30-3:00 p.m. (Convention Center Room 21 A/B)

Topic: Mapping the Communications Circuit
Chair: Matthew J. Lavin, University of Iowa
Secretary: Mary Hickman-Fernandez, University of Iowa

1. Postal Fictions, Postal Realities: The Dissemination of Epistolarity in Eighteenth-Century France
Ben Huberman, Washington University

2. From Racial Types to Typography: Mapping out the Southwest in the Land of Sunshine
Sigrid Anderson Cordell, University of Michigan

3. How to Turn a Roman-feuilleton into a Penny Blood in 10 Days
Marie Léger-St-Jean, University of Cambridge

126. American Literature I: American Literature Before 1870

1:30-4:45 p.m. (Convention Center Room 24 C)

Topic: Terror in American Literature
Chair: Anne Herbert, Bradley University

Session A

1:30-3:00 p.m.

1. In Your Own Backyard: The Localization of Terror in Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland and Edgar Huntley
Anne Caravan, Northern Illinois University

2. Of Guide-books and Moving Worlds: Enchantment and Social Reality in Melville's Redburn
Pennie Pfleuger, Southeast Missouri State University

3. Corresponding Terrors: Leonora Sansay and the Haitian Revolution
Maria O'Malley, Briar Cliff University

Session B

3:15-4:45 p.m.

4. "Sally forth to ruin Georgia": The Terrifying Uncertainty of Sherman's March
Nadine Knight, Whitman College

5. How Do You Solve a Problem like Cassy?: Sentimentalism Against Itself in Uncle Tom's Cabin
Carina D. Pasquesi, Loyola University Chicago

6. Affective Silence: The Absence of Terror in The History of Mary Prince
Sarah Mantilla Griffin, University of Pennsylvania

Special Sessions

127. The Terrors of Renaissance Drama

1:30-4:45 p.m. (Convention Center Room 23 C)

Chair and Discussant: Hillary Nunn, University of Akron
Respondent: Craig Dionne, Eastern Michigan University

Session A

1:30-3:00 p.m.

1. "Large Interest for Blood": Antonio's Revenge and Protestant Ethics
Genevieve Romeo, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

2. Atheism, Ritual, and the Management of Terror in The Atheist's Tragedy
Mark Dahlquist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3. Shock and Awe: Reading the Spectacle of the Real in Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy (1594)
Emily King, Tufts University

4. Learning to Curse the Land: Enclosure and Environmental Terrorism in Arden of Faversham and The Witch of Edmonton
Charles Mock, University of Mississppi

Session B

3:15-4:45 p.m.

5. To See Feelingly: Violence and Spectatorship in The Knight of the Burning Pestle
Amy Rodgers, Rhode Island College

6. Toxic Fox: The Comic Terror of Investment-Crisis in Volpone
Brian Sheerin, Northwestern University

7. The Black Cur and the Fangs of Law: Verbal and Physical Evidence in The Witch of Edmonton
Kathleen Davies, University of Pittsburgh

8. Resolution, Genre, and Social Practices in Thomas Heywood's Woman Killed with Kindness
Donovan Tann, Temple University

128. Literature and the Poetics of Interculturality

1:30-3:00 p.m. (Convention Center Room 20 A/B)

Chair: Sanda M. Boschetto-Sandoval, Michigan Technological University
Discussant: Ciro Sandoval, Michigan Technological University

1. Pork in Constantinople: Intercultural Encounters in the Ottoman Empire
Madera Allan, Lawrence University

2. The Taming of Piyyut: Translations as Masking the Homoerotic in the Work of Israel Zangwill
Sheri Allen, University of Cincinnati

3. From Opacity to Relation: Edouard Glissant's Discourse on a "New Humanism"
Ramon Fonkoue, Michigan Technological University

4. Constructing Multicultural Identity through Learning and Teaching Literature
Hana Kang, Michigan Technological University

5. Engaging Narratives: an Analysis of Intertextual Latino/a Writing
Jason Meyler, Marquette University

Associated Organizations

129. The Harold Pinter Society

Session C: Pinter + Beckett

1:30-3:00 p.m. (Regency Ballroom D)

(see Session #94 – 8:30 a.m.)

Special Sessions

130. The Novels of 9-11

Session C: Echoes and Reverberations

1:30-3:00 p.m. (Convention Center Room 22 C)

(see Session #94 – 8:30 a.m.)

Permanent Sections

131. Luso-Brazilian Studies

Session C

1:30-3:00 p.m. (Regency Ballroom E)

(see Session #96 – 8:30 a.m.)

132. Canadian Literature

1:30-4:45 p.m. (Convention Center Room 21 C)

Topic: Canada's Ghosts: The Specters that Haunt and Terrorize Canadian Literature
Chair: Lee Skallerup Bessette, Morehead State University

Session A

1:30-3:00 p.m.

1. Specters of the Past: Small-Town Nostalgia and the Absence of the Ideal
Ryan Porter, Queen's University

2. Architectural Allegories: Dangerous Knowledge in Mark Macdonald's Flat
Dale Tracy, Queen's University

3. Spectres of the Unknowable Past: Bearing Witness in Anne Michaels’ Fugitive Pieces and Lisa Appignanesi's Losing the Dead
Belinda Karsen, York University

Session B

3:15-4:45 p.m.

4. Exorcising the Cartesian Ghost: Anne Wilkinson's Mythopoeic Poetry
Melissa Dalgleish, York University

5. "Do You Hear Nothing?": The Ghosts That Haunt Al Purdy's Modernism
J. A. Weingarten, McGill University

6. Ghosts, Ancestors and Signature: Echoes of Identity in Peripheral Literatures
Lisa Mansell, Staffordshire University

133. English II: English Literature 1800-1900

1:30-4:45 p.m. and Sunday, November 7th, 8:30-11:45 a.m. (Convention Center Room 20 C)

Section Organizer: Elizabeth Anderman, University of Colorado-Boulder
Secretary: Stacey L. Kikendall, University of New Mexico
Session A – Chair: Lindsay Dearinger, The University of Central Oklahoma
Session B – Chair: Mary Ann Tobin, Triton College
Session C – Chair: Paul Fox, Zayed University
Session D – Chair: Kevin Swafford, Bradley University

Session A: Dangers Within and Without

1:30-3:00 p.m.

1. New Territory for the Ancient Mariner: Reclaiming the Terrors of Exploration in the British Admiralty's Arctic Exploits, 1818-1826
Erika Behrisch Elce, Royal Military College of Canada

2. Bronte's Bertha and West Indian Slavery
Emily McClintick, Illinois State University

3. "Let thy chief terror be of thine own soul": Fear and Sympathy for Jews in Eliot's Daniel Deronda
Lindsay Dearinger, The University of Central Oklahoma

4. The Uncanny in the Works of Arthur Conan Doyle
Lavaughn Towell, University of Tulsa

Session B: Reading Monsters, Reading Gender

3:15-4:45 p.m.

5. Laughing in the Face of Danger in The Pickwick Papers Carriage Scenes
Mary Ann Tobin, Triton College

6. Sensationalized Violence and Monstrous Transformation in G.W.M. Reynold's Wagner the Wehr-Wolf
Shannon Scott, University of St. Thomas

7. "My God! I have seen it!": Specters and Subjectivity in Rhoda Broughton's Fiction
Joellen Masters, Boston University

8. Tears and Terror: Female as Monstrous Other
Nancee Reeves, Purdue University

Session C: Telling Tales: Narrative Strategies in the Nineteenth Century

Sunday, November 7th, 8:30-10:00 a.m.

9. Telling Against Terror: The Narration of Sympathy in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Anna Clark, Columbia University

10. The Naturalist Gothic McTeague and the Terror of Determinism
Gillian Nelson Bauer, Loyola University Chicago

11. Arnold and Wragg, Jekyll and Hyde, Wilde and Gray: Victorian Fantasies of Fear
William Carroll, Abilene Christian University

12. Time's Terrors: Anarchronism and the Late-Victorian Gothic
Paul Fox, Zayed University

Session D: Gothic Readings

Sunday, November 7th, 10:15-11:45 a.m.

13. "Your unconquerable horror of the bed": Terrorized Female Bodies in Austen's Northanger Abbey
Lisa Plummer Crafton, University of West Georgia

14. The Devil You Know: Gothic Ethics in Pickwick and Old Curiosity Shop
Brad Fruhauff, Loyola University Chicago

15. Writing (Against) Abjection: The Case Studies of In a Glass Darkly
Jamil Mustafa, Lewis University

16. The Hauted Gaze: Interpretation and the Uncanny in Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's In a Glass Darkly
Kevin Swafford, Bradley University

Workshops

134. Getting Published

1:30-3:00 p.m. (Regency Ballroom C)

Topic: Figuring Out How and Where to Place Scholarly Work
Organizer: Samuel Cohen, University of Missouri
Format: Workshop

1. Joseph Parsons, Acquiring Editor, University of Iowa Press

2. Lee Zimmerman, Editor, Twentieth-Century Literature

3. Duncan Faherty, Editor, Studies in American Fiction

4. Samuel Cohen, University of Missouri

5. Donna Strickland, University of Missouri

Special Sessions

135. Civil War and the American Nineteenth Century: Rupture and Representation

Session E: New and Noteworthy: Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic by Julia A. Stern

3:15-4:45 p.m. (Meeting Suite 4)

(see Session #71 – Friday, November 5th, 5:00-6:30 p.m.)

Permanent Sections

136. Comparative Literature: Orientalism and Postcolonialism - Islamic Cultures

Session C: Islam and Islamic Cultures in Modern Times

3:15-4:45 p.m. (Meeting Suite 1)

(see Session #101 – 10:15 a.m.)

Special Sessions

137. Location and Narration of Self and the Colonial Other

3:15-4:45 p.m. (Meeting Suite 2)

Chair: Song No, Purdue University

1. Authorship and Chronotope in The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus
Sarah Gretter, Purdue University

2. Poetic Lamentations: The Exclamation of Fray Calixto de San José Túpac Inca
Cody Hanson, Purdue University

3. Reappropriating of Colonial Others
Song No, Purdue University

Permanent Sections

138. Film I

Session B

3:15-4:45 p.m. (Meeting Suite 3)

(see Session #121 – 1:30 p.m.)

139. Teaching Writing in College

Session B

3:15-4:45 p.m. (Convention Center Room 24 A/B)

(see Session #122 – 1:30 p.m.)

140. Women's Studies

3:15-4:45 p.m. (Convention Center Room 23 A/B)

Topic: Women, Immigration, and Human Rights
Chair: Lauren Shaw, Elmira College
Secretary: Daniela Richter, Central Michigan University

1. Immigration and Patriarchal (Dis)Order
Lauren Shaw, Elmira College

2. Migration, Gender and Identity: Colombian Immigrant Women in Chicago
Gloria Velez-Rendon, Purdue University Calumet

3. "Let us go to another country": Nadine Gordimer's The Pickup
Robin Visel, University of Findlay

4. The Responsibility of Mother in Maintaining States in Diaspora
Lisa Vandenbossche, Clemson University

Special Sessions

141. Representaciones de la guerra en el siglo XIX espanol

Session B

3:15-4:45 p.m. (Convention Center Room 22 A/B)

(see Session #124 – 1:30 p.m.)

Associated Organizations

142. Women in French

3:15-4:45 p.m. (Convention Center Room 21 A/B)

Topic: Contemporary Women's Writing in France
Chair: E. Nicole Meyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1. Cixous on living with Montaigne
Eilene Hoft-March, Lawrence University

2. Reading Sarraute Writing Childhood
E. Nicole Meyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

3. Chloé Delaume et l'autofiction, Version 2.0
Dawn Cornelio, University of Guelph

4. Mixed blood, mixed languages: the genetics of Irina Egli's Terre salée
Marius Conceatu, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Permanent Sections

143. American Literature I: American Literature Before 1870
Session B

3:15-4:45 p.m. (Convention Center Room 24 C)

(see Session #126 – 1:30 p.m.)

Special Sessions

144. The Terrors of Renaissance Drama

Session B

3:15-4:45 p.m. (Convention Center Room 23 C)

(see Session #127 – 1:30 p.m.)

145. Physical and Mental Violence in Contemporary German-speaking Literature and Film (Convention Center Room 20 A/B)

3:15-4:45 p.m.

Chair: Ekaterina Pirozhenko, University of Illinois at Chicago
Secretary: Raluca Kim, University of Illinois at Chicago

1. Inherited Trauma: Novels by Julia Franck and Tanja Dückers
Sandra Kohler, University of Illinois at Chicago

2. Living, Dying and Dead Bodies in Marlene Streeruwitz's Elysian Park
Natalia Dudnik, George Mason University

3. Emotional and Physical Terror in Christian Petzold's Yella (2007)
Elizabeth Kauder, University of Illinois at Chicago

Associated Organizations

146. The Harold Pinter Society

Session D: Pinter + Pinter

3:15-4:45 p.m. (Regency Ballroom D)

(see Session #94 – 8:30 a.m.)

Special Sessions

146.1. Terror and Disability in African Fiction

3:15-4:45 p.m. (Convention Center Room 22 C)

Chair: Olabisi Gwamna, Keiser University

1. Some of Us, and One of Them: Terrifying Shadows in Uwem Akpan's Say You Are One of Them
Olabisi Gwamna, Keiser University

2. Fearful, Loathsome, Pitiful: Portraits of the Physically Challenged in Nigerian Media
Amiso George, Texas Christian University

3. Terrorizing the Powerful: The Beggars' Revenge in Aminata Sow-Fall's Novel
Bitrus Gwamna, Iowa Wesleyan College

4. Unmasking the Past: King Odewale's Predicament in Ola Rotimi's "The Gods Are Not To Blame"
Tolu Idowu, Keiser University

Permanent Sections

147. Luso-Brazilian Studies

Session D

3:15-4:45 p.m. (Regency Ballroom E)

(see Session #96 – 8:30 a.m.)

148. Canadian Literature

Session B

3:15-4:45 p.m. (Convention Center Room 21 C)

(see Session #132 – 1:30 p.m.)

149. English II: English Literature 1800-1900

Session B: Reading Monsters, Reading Gender

3:15-4:45 p.m. (Convention Center Room 20 C)

 (see Session #133 – Saturday, November 6th, 1:30 p.m.)

Special Events

150. Members’ Reception

5:00-6:00 p.m. (Regency Ballroom A)

Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, cash bar

Special Guest: Lady Antonia Fraser, author of MUST YOU GO? My Life with Harold Pinter

151. Staging of In Patagonia – Two Plays by Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett

6:00-7:00 p.m. (Regency Ballroom B)

Sponsored by the Harold Pinter Society
Staged by SteinSemble Performance Group

The New World Order by Harold Pinter
Directed by Craig N. Owens
Starring: Judith Roof and Lance Norman

Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Judith Roof
Starring: Craig N. Owens, Johanna Frank, and Lance Norman

The New World Order (reprise) by Harold Pinter
Directed by Craig N. Owens
Starring: Judith Roof, Lance Norman, and Craig N. Owens

Running Time: 30 minutes

152. Film Screening: The Naked Extremist / An Gaeilgeoir Nocht

Produced by Neasa Hardiman, Trinity College Dublin

7:00-8:30 p.m. (Regency Ballroom B)

The film follows a government inspector who realizes that Irish, the native language to which he has dedicated his life, is dying. When he meets a beautiful young radical, he abandons his wife and child to run away with her to the West Coast, where a new, more confrontational cultural movement is fomenting. There, he experiences a brief honeymoon as an anti-globalization arsonist and Che Guevara of minority languages before his bang of revolt peters out in a pathetic whimper...