2010 M/MLA Annual Convention

November 4-7, Chicago, Illinois

2010 Papers in Advance

For the 2010 Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association, there are three sessions that will be conducted over a discussion of papers and not an oral delivery of papers.

All papers will be emailed as PDF files. To request papers, please complete the Papers in Advance Request form and submit it to mmla@luc.edu by October 31, 2010. Papers will be emailed out on
November 1st.

The following sessions will be given over a discussion of papers:

Session ID#: 9

Title: Religion & Literature: Fiction & Propaganda: Words of Terror

Chair: Corinna Guerrero, Graduate Theological Union/Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University

Secretary: Brandi Bingham Kellet, University of Miami

The Construction of Fear and Horror Through Prophetic Apocalyptic Discourse in "The Sundial" by Shirley Jackson

by Alannah Ari Hernandez, Concordia University Chicago

"Neither real nor imagined": Toni Morrison's spiritual space for redemption in Paradise

by Bonnie Miller-O’Dell

“Yes, I carry explosives / They're called words": A Study of Religion and Literature in Mohja Kahf

by Daniel Dillard, Florida State University

What’s American about Azzam al-Amriki?: An Analysis of American Al Qaeda Propagandist Adam Gadahn

by Jeff Gottlieb, Florida State University


Session ID#: 34

Title: Religion & Literature: Natural & Artificial Structures of Terror

Chair: Corinna Guerrero, Graduate Theological Union/Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University

Secretary: Brandi Bingham Kellet, University of Miami

Refashioning the Tower of London from Imprisonment within: A New Reading of Thomas More’s Tower Writings as Catholic Resistance to Royal Terror

by Kristen Deiter, Carroll University

Terror at a Distance = Sublime: A Kantian Reading of the episodes of the Calming of te Storm (Luke 8:22-25) and of the Transfiguration (Luke 9:28-36)

by Jean-Francois Racine, Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University & Graduate Theological Union

Eco-Terrorism: Theological Response to Systemic Sin

by Irene Quesnot, St. Mary’s University


Session ID #: 38

Title: Science & Fiction: Alternate Lives, Alternate Futures in Science Fiction: Touching the Branes of the Multiverse

Chair: Mary Catherine Harper, Defiance College

Secretary: A.K. Drees, Defiance College

Human Clones in Everyday Life: The Uncanny Familiarity of the Alternate World: Reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go (2005)

by Sunyoung Ahn, University of Minnesota

Imagining the Future of Time in Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles

by Jennifer Smith, Indiana University

Lost: Flashbacks, Flashforwards, and Do-Overs

by Sarah Burcon, University of Toledo



Session ID#: 128

Title: Literature and the Poetics of Interculturality

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

Secretary: Ciro Sandoval, Michigan Technological University

Pork in Constantinople: Intercultural Encounters in the Ottoman Empire

by Madera Allan, Lawrence University

The Taming of Piyyut: Translation as Masking the Homoerotic in the Work of Israel Zangwill

by Sheri Allen, University of Cincinnati

From Opacity to Relation: Edouard Glissant’s Discourse on a "New Humanism"

by Ramon Fonkoue, Michigan Technological University

Constructing Multicultural Identity through Learning and Teaching Literature

by Hana Kang, Michigan Technological University

Engaging Narratives: An Analysis of Intertextual Latino/a Writing

by Jason Meyler, Marquette University