2011 M/MLA Annual Convention

November 3-6, St. Louis, Missouri

Sunday, November 6, 2011

8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Refreshments

You are invited to attend the Book Exhibit, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

 

199. Native American Literature – Panel 1 of 2

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Missouri Pacific)

Topic: Indian Humor by Native Writers
Chair: Janet M. Labrie, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha
Secretary: Margaret Rozga, University of Wisconsin - Waukesha

1. The Direction of Erdrich Humor Early and Late
Julie Tharp, University of Wisconsin - Marshfield/Wood County

2. When Tricksters and Love Collide
Mary Catherine Harper, Defiance College

3. Thomas and Lipsha Tell All the Truth - No Slants Here, But Humor Helps
Janet M. LaBrie, University of Wisconsin - Waukesha

For additional panel, see session - 210

 

200. American Literature I: American Literature Before 1870

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

Topic: Transnational and Hemispheric Approaches to Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Chair: AnaMaria Seglie, Rice University

1. John Marrant's Narrative (Dis)continuity: Diaspora Poetics in Antebellum African American Autobiography
Lars Johnson, Bethany Lutheran College

2. An Atypical Nomad: The Psychological Wanderings of Pierre Glendinning in Herman Melville's Pierre; or The Ambiguities
Yoon-Young Choi, University of Wisconsin-Madison

3. Hemispheric Irving and the Historie(s) of Empire
AnaMaria Seglie, Rice University

 

201. Bibliography and Textual Studies – Panel 1 of 2

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Burlington Route)

Topic: The American Civil War
Chair: Matthew J. Lavin, The University of Iowa
Secretary: Lacey Worth, The University of Iowa

1. Paper Wars: Topography and Typography in Ambrose Bierce's Civil War Records
Craig Carey, The University of Iowa

2. Declaration among the Din: The Rhetoric of Frederic Douglass in Narrative of the Life and My Bondage and My Freedom
Renee Chase, University of Denver

3. You know I am a realist:' Albion Tourgée, William Dean Howells, and the Rejection of Reconstruction Realism
Mark B. Kelley, Marquette University

For additional panel, see session - 212

 

202. Spanish II: Peninsular Literature after 1700 – Panel 1 of 2

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

Topic: The Narrative Playground in Spanish Literature and Film
Chair: Susan Divine, Westminster College at Fulton
Secretary: Maria Elena Bisabarros, College of DuPage

1. ¿Texto o Sexo?: Los Cambios de la Agencia de Poder en Patty Diphusa
Viktoria Hackbarth, University of Illinois

2. Apariciones Eróticas y el Juego Paródico del Misticismo en Entre Todas Las Mujeres de Isabel Franc
Sohyun Lee, Texas Christian University

3. La Sonrisa Vertical: Mercedes Abad and the Use of Play in Sexuality
Maria Elena Bisbarros, College of DuPage

4. Lulú en el Patio del Colegio: Almudena Grandes y la Educación Franquista
Pilar Martínez-Quiroga, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

For additional panel, see session - 213

 

203. Playing with Medieval Minds – Panel 1 of 2

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

Chair: Matthew R. Bardowell, Saint Louis University
Co-Chair: Ruth Evans, Saint Louis University

1. The Book of Margery Kempe and the Serious Business of Playing at Belief
Matthew R. Bardowell, Saint Louis University

2. Working and Playing at Mass: The Eucharist as Gift in the York Corpus Christi Play
Matt Miller, Saint Louis University

3. Many a Merry Man; Decentering the Ludological Self in Medieval and Early Modern Robin Hood Play and Games
Thomas Rowland, Saint Louis University

4. Playing with the Supernatural in the Gawain Poems
Michael Elam, Saint Louis University

For additional panel, see session - 214

 

204. Renaissance Humanism – Panel 1 of 2

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Midnight Special)

Chair: Eric MacPhail, Indiana University
Co-chair: Stefano Gulizia, SUNY

1. Lorenzo Valla
Annelise Brody, Washington University

2. Odious Praise: Chauvinism and Sophistic in Angelo Poliziano's Miscellanea
Eric MacPhail, Indiana University

3. The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: Rhetoric in the Essays of Michel de Montaigne
Tamera Carrell, Indiana University

For additional panel, see session - 215

 

205. Writers at Play: Exercises and Suggestions for the Creative Writing Classroom – Panel 1 of 2

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

Chair: David Yost, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

1. Playing with Time: Linearity, Memory, and the Case for Creative Constraints
Michael Clark, Point Loma Nazarene University

2. Playing with Genre: "Popular" Fiction in the Creative Writing Classroom
Karen Gentry, Reinhardt University

3. Playing with their Emotions: Adding Complexity in Undergraduate Writing
Anthony Sams, University of North Carolina - Wilmington

4. Playing with their Senses: The Feel of Things in the Poetry Writing Classroom
Laura Madeline Wiseman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For additional panel, see session - 216

 

206. The Henry James Society

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Grand Hall 1)

Topic: Playing in and with Henry James
Chair: Laland S. Person, University of Cincinnati

1. Tourist Love: Travel, Romance, and Henry James
Ryan Lowe, Washington University

2. Return of the Screw: Ghosts, Class, and Magical Realism
Clare Foland, Northern Illinois University

3. Counterpoint: Henry James's Interdisciplinary Voice
May Peckham, Washington University

 

207. Tom Stoppard – Panel 1 of 2

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Dixie Flyer)

Chair: Timothy Hendrickson, Northern Illinois University

1. Insecurity, Frustration and Disgust in Tom Stoppard's Fiction
Timothy Hendrickson, Northern Illinois University

2. "Who Rules the Empire?": Tom Stoppard's Adaptation of Empire of the Sun
Scott Stalcup, Northern Illinois University

3. Stoppard's Translations of Artists and Scholars in The Invention of Love
Melina Probst, Northern Illinois University

For additional panel, see session - 218

 

208. Anarchism and Culture – Panel 1 of 2

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Texas Special)

Chair: Jesse Cohn, Purdue University North Central

1. The Anarchist Atlantic: Federica Montseny and Her Critics
Andrew H. Lee, New York University

2. Escape From Cretinolândia: Strategies of Displacement in Anarchist Fiction
Jesse Cohn, Purdue University North Central

For additional panel, see session - 219

 

209. French I - Session C

8:30-10:00 a.m. (Illinois Central)

Topic: Play at Work: The Spectacle as Seduction and/or Subversion in pre-Revolutionary France
Chair: Wendy Freeman, Rice University
Secretary: Gheorghe-Ciprian Socaciu, Rice University

1. Contre le spectacle: les philosophes, le citoyen et le rejet de la rhétorique de l'émancipation
Gheorghe-Ciprian Socaciu, Rice University

2. Le jeu dangereux: le théâtre et la pensée religieuse
Ioana Toader, Lone Star Community College

3. Spectacles of Privacy: Impotence Trials in Early Modern France
Wendy Freeman, Rice University

 

210. Native American Literature – Panel 2 of 2

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Missouri Pacific)

Topic: Indian Humor by Native Writers
Chair: Janet M. Labrie, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha
Secretary: Margaret Rozga, University of Wisconsin - Waukesha


1. Restoring a Comic Vision: Momaday and LaDuke and the Deconstruction of Tragedy
Margaret Rozga, University of Wisconsin - Waukesha

2. Writing Coyote: Authors as Survivance-ors
James Ottery, University of Illinois - Springfield

3. Laughing at Everyone: Teaching Writing through Alexie's Trickster Humor
Hannah Jones, University of Missouri

For additional panel, see session - 199

 

211. American Literature II: Literature After 1870

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

Topic: Economic and Social Unrest in American Fiction
Chair: Whitney Womack-Smith, Miami University-Hamilton
Secretary: Debbie Lelekis, University of Missouri

1. Crowded Spaces: Labor Strikes, Violence, and Spectatorship in the Fiction of Howells and Dreiser
Debbie Lelekis, University of Missouri

2. "Where She Works and the Company She Keeps," or the Economic and Social Struggles of Female Artists in the Fiction of Louisa May Alcott and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Marlowe Daly-Galeano, Univeristy of Arizona

3. Racial and Economic Justice in the Fiction of Rebecca Harding Davis
Whitney Womack-Smith, Miami University-Hamilton

 

212. Bibliography and Textual Studies – Panel 2 of 2

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Burlington Route)

Topic: The American Civil War
Chair: Matthew J. Lavin, The University of Iowa
Secretary: Lacey Worth, The University of Iowa

1. Cultural Resonance in Editions of Grant's Memoirs
Gerard J. Carisio, United States Air Force Academy

2. Soldiers at Leisure: Reading During the American Civil War
Cherié L. Weible, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

3. The Literary Partnership of General Grant and Robert Underwood Johnson
A. Fletcher Cole, Anne Arundel Community College

For additional panel, see session - 201

 

213. Spanish II: Peninsular Literature after 1700 – Panel 2 of 2

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

Topic: The Narrative Playground in Spanish Literature and Film
Chair: Matthew J. Lavin, The University of Iowa
Secretary: Lacey Worth, The University of Iowa

1. Play and Haunting in Ana María Matute's Primera Memoria
Carter Smith, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

2. Cervantean Parody in Dublinesca: At Play in a Theoretical Void
McKew Devitt, University of Vermont

3. Playful Male Poetics of the Avant-Garde and the Objectification of the Working Class Female Subject
Mar Soria López, Susquehanna University

4. The Limits of Play: Vanguardia and Vision in the Films of Julio Medem
Susan Divine, Westminster College at Fulton

For additional panel, see session - 202

 

214. Playing with Medieval Minds – Panel 2 of 2

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

Chair: Matthew R. Bardowell, Saint Louis University

Co-Chair: Ruth Evans, Saint Louis University

1. "Suddenly in hand a book she had": The Play of Translation in Gavin Douglas's Palis of Honoure
Anthony Cirilla, Saint Louis University

2. Playing in Prison: The Medieval Garden in The Assembly of Ladies
M.C. Bodden, Marquette University

3. Hermit Hermeneutics: Monastic Dialogue and the Play of Meanings in the Writings of Richard Rolle
Joshua Easterling, Emporia State University

For additional panel, see session - 203

 

215. Renaissance Humanism – Panel 2 of 2

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Midnight Special)

1. Erasmus and Typography
Stefano Gulizia, SUNY

2. Erasmus, Lazarillo de Tormes, and Textual Amulets
Ryan Giles, University of Chicago

3. Spanish Humanism
Ana Montero, Saint Louis University

For additional panel, see session - 204

 

216. Writers at Play: Exercises and Suggestions for the Creative Writing Classroom – Panel 2 of 2

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

Chair: David Yost, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

1. Playing with Truth: Going Beyond 'Accuracy' in the Creative Nonfiction Classroom
Joseph Rein, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2. Playing with Ghosts: Uses of the Ghost Story Form in the Fiction Workshop
Meagan Cass, University of Illinois at Springfield

3. Playing in Character: Role-playing Games and Character Development
Trent Hergenrader, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

4. Playing with Art: Ekphrastic Poetry in the Creative Writing Classroom
Mark Jenkins, University of Texas at Dallas

For additional panel, see session - 205

 

217. Comparative Literature

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Grand Hall 1)

Topic: The Blame Game: The Politics of Guilt and Neo-Orientalism in the post-9/11 Era
Chair: Beyazit Akman, Illinois State University
Co-chair: Filiz Barin, Illinois State University

1. "Raising People's Rile": Mohja Kahf and Transnational Muslim Literature after 9/11
Daniel C. Dillard, Florida State University

2. The Dramatic Monologue as "Strange-Shaped Mirror" in The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Christy Rieger, Mercyhurst College

3. South Asian Cinema's 9/11 Trilogy: Pakistani and Indian Responses to the War on Terror in Khuda ke Liye, New York, and My Name is Khan
Khani Begum, Bowling Green State University

 

218. Tom Stoppard – Panel 2 of 2

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Dixie Flyer)

Chair: Timothy Hendrickson, Northern Illinois University

1. Lost and Found: The Search for "Truth" in Arcadia
Amanda Smothers, Northern Illinois University

2. Tom Stoppard's Shakespeare
Michael Dean, Northern Illinois University

For additional panel, see session - 207

 

219. Anarchism and Culture – Panel 2 of 2

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Texas Special)

Chair: Jesse Cohn, Purdue University North Central

1. Three Anarchist Writers: Urales, Pacheco, Magón and the Importance of Revolutionary Drama
Rubén Pérez-Hidalgo, University of Chicago

2. "As man appears to the great old Walt, so does the he appear in anarchism": Emma Goldman's Revolutionary Readings of Walt Whitman
Timothy Robbins, University of Iowa

3. Jurisprudence of the Damned: Deleuze's Masochian Humour and Anarchist Neo-Monadology
Gregory Kalyniuk, Trent University

For additional panel, see session - 208

 

220. French III

10:15-11:45 a.m. (Illinois Central)

Topic: L'humour dans le roman français ou francophone (XXème/XXIème siècles)
Chair : Thérèse Migraine-George, University of Cincinnati

1. L'humour dans Les Nouvelles d'Edouard de Michel Tremblay
Viviane Thivin, Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux III

2. La Poétique de L'humour dans les Textes Magrébins d'Expression Française
Kahina Bouanane, Université d'Oran

3. Écriture de L'impertinence dans Le Roi de Kahel de Tierno Monénembo
Thérèse Migraine-George, University of Cincinnati