2011 M/MLA Annual Convention

November 3-6, St. Louis, Missouri

2011 Papers in Advance

For the 2011 Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association, there are six sessions that will be conducted over a discussion of papers and not an oral delivery of papers.

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

5. Women's Studies - Panel 1 of 2

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. (Knickerbocker)

Topic: Women Writers: Power Play
Chair: Marjorie Allison, Western Illinois University
Secretary and Moderator: Holly Stovall, Western Illinois University

1. Against the Unfair Playing Field: Women Authors Winning the Man Booker Prize
Marjorie Allison, Western Illinois University

2. Playing with Spaces: Reviewing Conformity and Challenge in the Prize-Winning Novels of Willa Cather and Nella Larsen
Kelsey Squire, Loyola University Chicago

3. Female Zine Writers: The Role of Play in Creating Identity
Rebekah Buchanan, Western Illinois University

4. Nella Larson's Passing: Navigating Difficult Boundaries of Self and Society
C. S'thembile West, Western Illinois University

 

20. Women's Studies - Panel 2 of 2

9:45-11:15 a.m. (Knickerbocker)

Topic: Women Writers: Power Play
Chair: Marjorie Allison, Western Illinois University
Secretary: Holly Stovall, Western Illinois University

1. Playing the Field: Women's Lib at Work within Women Novelists of Barcelona's Gauche Divine
Holly Stovall, Western Illinois University

2. Children, Play and Obsession: Norah Lange and the Power of the Modern Woman
Gabriela Romero-Ghiretti, Washington University

3. Child at Play: Stevie Smith's Deceptive Poetics
Hyun-Jin Lim, Washington University St. Louis

 

55. Diversions, Digressions, and Unusual Connections: New Media and Narrative Practice - Panel 1 of 2

1:45-3:15 p.m. (Grand Hall 2)

Chair: Kristine Kelly, Case Western Reserve University
Respondent: Jennifer Dorsey, Saint Louis University

1. Data as Poetry: Algorithmic Media Experiments and the Computational Sublime
Tina Kelleher, Towson University

2. Hitchcock's Neat Little Blotches: Framing Devices in North by Northwest
Wendy Veronica Xin, University of California, Berkeley

3. Tracing Links: Hypertext, Networks, and Literature from the Diaspora
Kristine Kelly, Case Western Reserve University

 

71. Diversions, Digressions, and Unusual Connections: New Media and Narrative Practice - Panel 2 of 2

3:30-5:00 p.m. (Grand Hall 2)

Chair: Kristine Kelly, Case Western Reserve University

1. How to Survive on the Internet: Emerging New Media Critical Practices and the Future of the Digital Humanities
Michael R. Mauritzen, Purdue University

2. We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For: The Unlikely Marriage of Traditional Academic Publishing Narratives and New Media Technologies
Jennifer Dorsey, Saint Louis University

3. The WTF with Marc Maron Podcast: Learning by Disenchantment
James Rains, Eastern Michigan University

 

80. Media Studies

5:15-6:45 p.m. (Burlington Route)

Topic: Objects, Networks and Apps: Transference and Transmission
Chair: Svitlana Matviyenko, University of Missiori
Respondent: Judith Roof, Rice University

1. The Failed Subject
Bradshaw Stanley, School of Art Institute of Chicago

2. Meta-Awareness of Audience Effect on Writing
Paul Walker, Murray State University

3. Looking at Homemade Pornography
Benjamin Kozicki, Rice University

 

153. Gender Play: Movement Between and Among Genders

2:00-3:30 p.m. (Midnight Special)

Chair: Alana Reid, University of Central Arkansas

1. Body Play in Miguel Ángel Asturias's Mulata de Tal
Andrea Dewees, University of Michigan

2. Class, Gender, and French Rugby Union
Rebecca Wines, Cornell College

3. The "Erotic Conversion": Two-Spirited Transgressions in Native Borderlands Literatures
Joshua D. Miner, University of Iowa

4. Who is [Wo]Man? The Complicated Use of Gender-Specific Pronouns on RuPaul's Drag Race
Ryan D. Wright, University of Toledo

5. Sexing the Pirate
Alana Reid, University of Central Arkansas

 

154. Film II – Panel 1 of 2

2:00-3:30 p.m. (Jeffersonian)

Topic: Playful Interruptions in Recent Film
Chair: Todd Comer, Defiance College
Secretary: Isaac Vayo, Defiance College

1. A Communal Haunt: Ju-On and Japanese Philosophy
Michael Blouin, Michigan State University

2. "I'm Documenting": Interrupting 9/11, the Allegorical Moment, and Documentary Aesthetics in Matt Reeves' Cloverfield
Paul Petrovic, Northern Illinois University

3. "Space is the Place for Me": The Politics of Birth in Minority Report
Todd Comer, Defiance College

 

171. Film II – Panel 2 of 2

3:45-5:15 p.m. (Jeffersonian)

Topic: Playful Interruptions in Recent Film
Chair: Todd Comer, Defiance College
Secretary: Isaac Vayo, Defiance College

1. Playing with Sound: Mambety's Sonic Space
Vlad Dima, Union College

2. "There's No Plan": World Trade Center, Beckett, and the Work of Absence
Isaac Vayo, Defiance College

 

186. Religion and Literature

5:30-7:00 p.m. (Texas Special)

Topic: Play
Chair: Daniel C. Dillard, Florida State University
Secretary: Jeff Gottlieb, Florida State University

1. The Man Who Played Job: Chesterton's Quezzical Nightmare and Paradox of Suffering
Joshua Hren, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2. An Irreverent Approach to the Lamentable Condition of C.S. Lewis Studies: A Brief Experiment in Meta-Criticism
Samuel Joeckel, Palm Beach Atlantic University

3. Apocalyptic Play in A Fiery Flying Roll and The Lamb's Officer
Christopher Kendrick, Loyola University Chicago

4. Modern Interpretations of Rahab
Brooksie Trout, Missouri State University