2010 M/MLA Annual Convention

November 4-7, Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Open All Close All8:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. Refreshments (Regency Ballroom A)

You are invited to attend the Book Exhibit, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon (Regency Ballroom A)

Permanent Sections

153. English II: English Literature 1800-1900

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

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

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

154. French III – Cancelled

Special Sessions

155. Embodiment

8:30-10:00 am (Convention Center Room 24 C)

Chair: Richard Glejzer, Marlboro College

1. Code Blue: Anxious Embodiment in Richard Powers' The Echo Maker and Michel Houellebecq's The Possiblity of an Island
Jennifer Jackson, North Central College

2. The Incestuous Body: Sibling Love in Japanese Film
Mary Boscarino, Miami University

3. Imagining the Hemisphere: Absent Bodies, State Violence, and Chicana Literature
William Orchard, Colby College

156. Afro-Caribbean Identity: Space, Culture and Literature

8:30-11:45 am (Convention Center Room 23 A)

Session A – Chair: Mamadou Badiane, University of Missouri-Columbia
Session B – Chair: Sheree Henlon, Wittenburg University

Session A: Racial Labyrnth and Antislavery Discourse

8:30-10:00 a.m.

1. Princesas del Caribe: Race, Sex Legality and the Menance of the Transnational Disease
Kristina Medina, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2. From the Master's Perspective: Slavery, Nationhood and Racism in Gómez de Alvellanda's Sab
Sheree Henlon, Wiitenburg University

3. The Question of Race and the Chinese Immigration in Cuba in Monkey Hunting by Cristina Garcia
Ana Zapata Calle, University of Missouri-Columbia

Session B: Antislavery and Identity Conflicts

10:15-11:45 a.m.

4. Early Identity Conflicts in Ana Lydia Vega's Baul de Miss Florence
Mamadou Badiane, University of Missouri-Columbia

5. Identity Lost in Translation in Suzanne Dracius's L'autre qui danse
Vanessa Borilot, The University of Iowa

6. History and Stories of Mestizaje in the Hispanic Caribbean: Rosario Ferré's Maldito Amor
Gema Ortega, Saint Xavier University

Permanent Sections

157. Fabricating the Body

8:30-11:45 am (Convention Center Room 23 B)

Topic: The Terrified/Terrorized Body
Chair: Tracy J. R. Collins, Central Michigan University

Session A

8:30-10:00 a.m.

1. The Chicana Body in Pain: Denise Chavez's Face of an Angel
Elena Cueva-Foulis, University  of Arkansas

2. The Rhetoric of Fear in What to Expect When You're Expecting: The Policing of the Pregnant Body & the Promotion of "Momism" in American Society
Melissa Ames, Eastern Illinois University

3. The Hunchback's Terror: George Moore's Cecilia Cullen
Jennifer Mitchell, Hunter College & CUNY Gradute Center

Session B

10:15-11:45 a.m.

4. The Terrorized and Terrorizing Posthuman Bodies of Brett Easton Ellis' Glamorama
Jonathan McKay, Queen's University

5. The Violent Seductress: Using the Female Body as Retribution in Ana Solari's Luna Negra de Noviembre
Jodie Parys, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

6. "Let her serve her purpose in death": The Body and Social Corruption in Dylan Thomas' The Doctor and the Devils
Larysa Smirnova, Tufts University

7. United Terror in the Body of the Other: Psychic Corporeality in British Literature
Stacey Floyd, Cardinal Stritch University

158. Creative Writing II: Prose

8:30-11:45 am (Convention Center Room 23 C)

Topic: Writing with Menace
Chair: Michael Kula, Carroll University

Session A

8:30-10:00 a.m.

1. Valley of the Jade Stone
Joseph Michael Rein, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2. The Kid Next Door
Zeke Jarvis, Eureka College

3. Mr. and Mrs. Doctor
Julie Iromuanya, University of Dayton

4. Getting Real with My Maybelline
Ron Wiginton, Elmhurst College

Session B

10:15-11:45 a.m.

5. Boogiemen
Amina Gautier, Saint Joseph's University

6. Havana and Other Missing Fathers
Mia Leonin, Miami University

7. Mudholes
Nick Ostdick, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

8. Knives
Letitia Moffitt, Eastern Illinois University

159. Irish Studies

8:30-10:00 am (Convention Center Room 22 A)

Topic: Terror and the Elegy
Chair: Annemarie Lawless, University of Minnesota
Secretary: John Pistelli, University of Minnesota

1. McGuckian and Elegiac Terror
Christopher Moylan, New York Institute of Technology

2. The Descent of the Novel: Aestheticism and Feminization in The Picture of Dorian Gray
John Pistelli, University of Minnesota

3. Ciaran Carson: Flashbacks, Flashforwards, In-Between
Annemarie Lawless, University of Minnesota

Workshops

160. Counter-Terrorism in the Academy

8:30-10:00 am (Regency Ballroom C)

Topic: Mentoring Our Colleagues through Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion
Chair: Eilene Hoft-March, Lawrence University

1. E. Nicole Meyer, Professor of French and Chair of Modern Languages
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

2. Johannes Strohschänk, Professor of German and former Chair, Department of Foreign Languages
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

3. Stephen Watt, Professor of English and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Indiana University

4. Eilene Hoft-March, Professor of French and Chair of French and Francophone Studies
Lawrence University

Permanent Sections

161. English II: English Literature 1800-1900

Session D: Gothic Readings

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

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

162. Short Story

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

Topic: "Fictionalizing" Experience or "Experiencing" Fiction: Exploring Artifice, Authorship, & Aesthetic in the Short Story
Chair: Michael Meinhardt, Loyola University Chicago
Secretary: Zeke Jarvis, Eureka College

1. Illegible Truths and Legible Fictions in "The Bear"
Jennifer Smith, Indiana University

2. Living Larger than Truth: Plausibility & Place for O'Brien
Zeke Jarvis, Eureka College

3. You're Killing Me, Smalls: Telling, "Tale"ing & Teaching Methods of Short Story Approach
Michael Meinhardt, Loyola University Chicago

Special Sessions

163. Terrible Twos: Dreams of Coupling and of Copping Out in Early Modern Literature

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

Chair: Melissa J. Jones, Eastern Michigan University

1. Queer Terror in The Faerie Queene: Britomart's Pleasure, Spenser's Nightmare
Nathanial B. Smith, Central Michigan University

2. Terror Inverted: The "Secret Authors" of The Winter's Tale
Maura J. Smyth, Indiana University

3. Spectacular Impotence, or, Things That Hardly Ever Happen in the Critical History of Pornography
Melissa J. Jones, Eastern Michigan University

164. Afro-Caribbean Identity: Space, Culture and Literature

Session B

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

(see Session #156 – 8:30 a.m.)

Permanent Sections

165. Fabricating the Body

Session B

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

(see Session #157 – 8:30 a.m.)

166. Creative Writing II: Prose

Session B

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

(see Session #158 – 8:30 a.m.)

Special Sessions

168. Performing the Human: Literature and Humanity

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

Chair: Matthew Kendrick, University of Pittsburgh

1. "The Animal that skulks within": Animality and the Species Boundary in J.M. Coetzee
Jaime Denike, Queen's University

2. Uncanny Doubling and Other Violations to the Individual in the Gothic Novel
Rebecca Wigginton, University of Pittsburgh

3. The Spectacle of the Non-Human: Literature, Photography, and Revenge in Virgilio Piñera's Writings
Pilar Cabrera Fonte, Augustana College