2012 Convention Schedule and Program Information

November 8-11, 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio

2012 Papers in Advance

For the 2012 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.

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

127. Narrating Debt in Contemporary Spain

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (Salon A)

Chair: Susan Larson, University of Kentucky

1. Detecting Debt: Madrid, Detectives, and the Urban Process
Malcolm A. Compitello, University of Arizona

2. The Other Debt: Ecologcal Indebtedness to the South and the Debate on decrecimiento in Spain
Luis Martin-Cabrera, University of California San Diego

3. Blackmail, Debt, and Modernity in Silver Age Spain
Jeffrey Zamostny, West Georgia University

4. Money, Morality and the Limits of Narration in Belén Gopegui's La conquista del aire
Susan Larson, University Kentucky


138. Old and Middle English Language and Literature

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. (Salon H)

Chair: Camilia Cenek, Independent Scholar

1. Indebted Bodies in The King of Tars
Bonnie Erwin, Wittenberg University

2. The Fox in Sheep's Clothing: Departing from Fable Tradition in Spenser's Shepheardes Calendar
Greta Smith, Miami Univeristy Ohio

3. (Very) Good Women: Why The Golden Legend Matters and How Chaucer Uses It to Make His Satirical Argument in The Legend of Good Women
Brad Modlin, Ohio University


156. Spanish IV: Literary Theory and Hispanic Criticism

3:15 - 4:45 p.m. (Salon H)

Topic: Rethinking Spanish modernismo in the context of international modernist studies
Chair: Andrés Pérez-Simón, University of Cincinnati

1. Constructions of Moderism, Rethinking Moderism in Spain
Melissa Dinverno, Indiana University

2. Creacionismo does not mean Cubism: Vicente Huidobro and the Transatlantic Avant-Garde
Ignacio Infante, Washington University in St. Louis

3. Spanish Modernism, the Atlantic Debt, and the Decentering of Modernist Studies
Alejandro Mejias Lopez, Indiana University

4. Two Theatrical Modernisms in Spain? (On Lorca and Valle-Inclán as Modernist Dramatists)
Andrés Pérez-Simón, University of Cincinnati

5. Jiménez, Modernismo, and Global Literary History
Gayle Rogers, Universityof Pittsburgh