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                PRELIMINARY FULL PROGRAM DETAIL
  CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
(Communicate changes directly to the SAMLA Office at samla@gsu.edu – Changes will
             not be reflected on the web site until September 23, 2008)

                         SAMLA CONVENTION PROGRAM 2008
                                        FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2008

                             PRE-SESSION EVENTS: 8:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

Convention Registration
Beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Registration Area, 2nd Floor Atrium

Executive Committee Meeting
Friday— 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Room: Boardroom

Program Committee Meeting
Friday—11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Room: Boardroom
Note: All SAMLA members are welcome

Book Exhibit
Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
2nd Floor

                                  FRIDAY – SESSION ONE: 12:00 TO 1:30 P.M.

Nineteenth Century Work
English IV-B (Romantic and Victorian)
Regular Session
Friday—12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Oaks Room
Chair: Esther Godfrey, University of South Carolina
Secretary: Celeste Pottier, University of South Carolina
 1. Woman on the Field of Battle: Military Wives and Female Soldiers of Fact and Fiction – Norma J.
    Honaker, University of South Carolina
2. Dracula‘s Mina Murray Harker: The Workplace(s) of a Nineteenth-Century Vampire Slayer – Nancy
    Rosenberg England, University of Texas at Arlington
3. Performing the Margins: The Work of the Private Detective in Late-Victorian Literature – Antoinette
    Chevalier, University of California, Berkeley
 4. ―Medical Doctors‘ Wives Don‘t Flop‖: Jerry Cruncher‘s Transformation from Grave Robber to Grave
    Digger – Celeste Pottier, University of South Carolina

WAC/WID & Pedagogies of Style and Audience Address
Critical Thinking and the Rhetoric/Composition Classroom, Session I
Regular Session
Friday—12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Derby Room
Chair: Sonya Brown, Fayetteville State University
Secretary: David Brauer, North Georgia College & State University

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1. Familiarity, Formality, and Audience Awareness in Two Professional Writing Assignments – Kelli
   Maloy, University of Pittsburgh
2. The (dis)integration of Style and the Difficulties of Building Cross-curriculum Writing Standards at the
   21st-Century Liberal Arts College – Tom Lilly, Georgia Gwinnett College
3. W(h)AC(ked)? When Faculty Think Good Writing Is All the Same, All the Time – Sonya Brown,
   Fayetteville State University

Italian Theater and Epic
Special Session
Friday – 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Churchill Room
Chair: Ennio Rao, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1. Boastfulness and Comedy in Italian Renaissance Literature – Massimo Scalabrini, Indiana University
2. The Tragedy of Actaeon in Marino‘s Adone: A Virtual Reconstruction – Marco Arnaudo, Indiana
    University
3. Il genere sconosciuto del Seicento: il poema sacro-eroico e Il tempio peregrino di Giulio Acquaticci –
    Dino S. Cervigni, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Irish Studies
Regular Session
Friday—12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Downs Room
Chair: James S. Brown, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Secretary: Open
1. Watching the Detectives: Great Irish Writers and Detective Fiction – Shawn O'Hare, Carson-Newman
   College
2. American Noir in Irish Crime Fiction – James S. Brown, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
3. ―A Kind of Childish Story-Telling‖: The Merit of John Banville's Benjamin Black Novels – Victoria
   Bryan, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Reassessment and Reclamation
Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society – Session I
Affiliated Group
Friday—12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Pimlico Room A
Chair: Steve Florczyk, University of Georgia
Secretary: Matthew Nickel, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
1. Elizabeth Madox Roberts: The Flawed Literary Free Market – William Slavick, University of Southern
   Maine
2. The "Backward Flow of Life and Time": Elizabeth Madox Roberts' Unpublished "Flood" Novel:
   Inception, Description, and Assessment – Vicki Barker, Carson-Newman College
3. Biographical Bafflements: The Problems and Possibilities of a Life of Elizabeth Madox Roberts – Jane
   Keller, University of Baltimore
4. New Directions in Recovery: Introducing Elizabeth Madox Roberts to Another Generation of Readers –
   Goretti Vianney-Benca, State University of New York at New Paltz

Spanish III-B (Colonial Spanish American Literature)
Regular Session
Friday—12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Pimlico Room B
Chair: Fernando Operé, University of Virginia
Secretary: León Chang Shik, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2008 Executive Committee: José Gomariz, Florida State University (2008)
                           Jorge Camacho, University of South Carolina (2009)
                           Charles B. Moore, Gardner-Webb University (2010)

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1. Epístolas abiertas vs. cartas cerradas: La cuestión del buen gobierno en la "Historia de la Nueva México"
del capitán Gaspar de Villagrá – Jeremy Paden, Transylvania University
2. Margen vs. canon: las crónicas de Hernando de Soto – Charles B. Moore, Gardner- Webb University
3. El cuerpo y la espada: la representación del dolor en los escritos de Bartolomé de Las Casas y Hernán
Cortés – Jorge Camacho, University of South Carolina

Emily Dickinson and Performance
Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS)
Affiliated Group
Friday—12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Pimlico Room C
Chair: Georgiana Strickland, University of Kentucky Press
Secretary: Open
1. Voicescapes in Dickinson‘s Late Fragments – Beth Staley, West Virginia University
2. Performing Pain without the Patient: Pain as Protagonist in Dickinson‘s Poetry – Gudrun Grabher,
   University of Innsbruck
3. ―Wild Nights‖: Passion Play in Virgin Territory? – Emily Seelbinder, Queens University of Charlotte

The Native Returning
Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL)
Affiliated Group
Friday—12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Saratoga Room
Chair: Bryan Giemza, University of South Carolina
Secretary: Tom Haddox, University of Tennessee
1. Mississippi to Oklahoma (and back again): Two Narratives of Migration, Belonging, and Identity –
   Jessica Bardill, Duke University
2. Native Americans and South Florida in Zora Neale Hurston‘s Their Eyes Were Watching God – Mae
   Miller Claxton, Western Carolina University
3. Captivity or Exile? Narratives of Return in Appalachian Literature – Barbara E. Ladner, West Virginia
   State University

Otherworld Adventures in Animation
Science Fiction and Fantasy Discussion Circle
Regular Session
Friday—12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Gulfstream Room
Chair: Kelley Swilley Ceccato, Gainesville State College
Secretary: Open
1. Science Fiction and the Problem of Form in Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly – Christopher Pizzino,
   University of Georgia
2. Rozen Maiden: The Story of a Doll and Her Boy – Patricia Worrall, Gainesville State College
3. Demystifying the Dark: Tim Burton's Stop-Motion Animation Films – Kelley Swilley Ceccato,
   Gainesville State College

To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence
A Presentation by the National Endowment for the Arts
Special Session
Friday—12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Belmont Room
Chair: Sunil Iyengar, National Endowment for the Arts

Spanish I-A (Peninsular: Medieval to 1700)
Regular Session
Friday—12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Boardroom
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Chair: Antonio Barbagallo, Stonehill College
Secretary: Olga Godoy, Southern Utah University
1. La Diana de Montemayor: An Unexpected Guide Toward Interpersonal and Ecological Harmony –
   Linda Sariego, Catholic University of America
2. El Guzmán de Alfarache como reflejo de la sociedad barroca española – Oscar Oliver Santos Sopena,
   Catholic University of America
3. Reader Transportation in an Anonymous Medieval Spanish Poem: A Further Inquiry into the Question
   Reader Engagement with Fictional Constructions – Michael Kristiansen, Westminster College

Christianity and Literature—Trinity and Text
Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature (SCCL)
Affiliated Group
Friday—12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Regency Ballroom South B
Chair: William C. Tate, Covenant College
Secretary: Open
1. The Proportion of His Purpose: Peter Abelard‘s Historia calamitatum as Sacred History – Chad Schrock,
   Pennsylvania State University
2. Analogical Perichoresis and Mrs. Dalloway – Wesley Scott Biddy, Marquette University
3. Chillingworth's Hatred ―Transmuted Into Golden Love‖: Hawthorne and Unitarian Universalism – Cliff
   Foreman, Covenant College

                               FRIDAY – SESSION TWO: 1:45 TO 3:15 P.M.

Construction and Presentation of Gender in Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Special Session
Friday—1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Oaks Room
Chair: Audrey D. Johnson, Francis Marion University
1. ―Tell No One of the Meow Shirt‖: André Richard‘s ―Aphra of the Seven Stars‖ and Postmodern
   Gendered Embodiments of Aphra Behn – Emily Bowles-Smith, Lawrence University
2. Daniel Clowes's ―Black Nylon‖: Male Superheroes and Their Mothers's Stockings – Ken Parille, East
   Carolina University
3. Batman in Genderland: The Superhero as Feminine Other in Paul Dini's The Wonderland Gang – Robert
   C. Petersen, Middle Tennessee State University

Testing the Limits of Borders: Migration in Contemporary French and Francophone Literature
French III (19th and 20th Centuries)
Regular Session
Friday—1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Derby Room
Chair: Oana Sabo, University of Southern California
Secretary: Wendy C. Yoder, University of Louisville
1. Déplacements géographiques et fragilité spatiale dans l‘oeuvre de Vassilis Alexakis – Marianne
   Halloran-Bessy, Furman University
2. Remaniements et déplacements des limites géographiques, politiques et littéraires dans Le goût des
   jeunes filles de Dany Laferrière – Laurence Clerfeuille, University of Southern California
3. Negotiating One‘s Space in Fatou Diome‘s The Belly of the Atlantic – Martine Boumtje, Southern
   Arkansas University
4. Marketing Cultural Authenticity in Exile: Andreï Makine‘s Le Testament Français – Oana Sabo,
   University of Southern California

Representations of City Life in Pre-1900 American Literature
American Literature I (Pre-1900)
Regular Session
Friday—1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
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Churchill Room
Chair: Timothy Helwig, Western Illinois University
Secretary: Debbie Lelekis, University of Missouri
1. Theater of the Unheard: Staging Masculinity in Cooper‘s The Pioneers – Christopher Nesmith,
   University of South Carolina
2. The Nineteenth Century Urban Jungle: Race Riots in Novels by Frank J. Webb and Anna E. Dickinson –
   Julie Cary Nerad, Morgan State University
3. Performing Benevolence: Sentimental Middle-Class Morality, the Women‘s Reform Movement, and
   Bowery Entertainment in Stephen Crane‘s Maggie, A Girl of the Streets – Debbie Lelekis, University of
   Missouri
4. ―That‘s the word‖: Repetition and the City in Norris‘s McTeague – Spencer Morrison, University of
   Toronto

Nationalism and Regionalism in Spain: Examining Literature, Film, and Media
Special Session
Friday—1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Downs Room
Chair: Alaina J. Houston, University of Kentucky
Secretary: Ruth R. Brown, University of Kentucky
1. Morriña at the Heart of Transnational Regionalism: Manuel Rivas‘ ―La mano del emigrante‖ – Ruth R.
   Brown, University of Kentucky
2. Entre la obra y el (hiper)texto: El andalucismo islamista de ―Blas Infante: Un musulmán andaluz‖ –
   Jeffrey S. Zamostny, University of Kentucky
3. The Construction of National Identity in Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo‘s ―Las tinieblas de tu memoria negra‖
   – Alice L. Driver, University of Kentucky
4. En torno a la hibridez: Unamuno, Ndongo y la creación de una conciencia nacional – Mahan L. Ellison,
   University of Kentucky
5. Railways in Obaba: The Treta of Modernization on Nineteenth Century Society in Bernardo Atxaga‘s
   ―Obabakoak‖ – Alaina J. Houston, University of Kentucky

A New Generation of Vanderbilt Poets
Special Session
Friday—1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Pimlico Room A
Chair: Martha Cook, Longwood University
Session Participants:
1. Vivian Shipley, Southern Connecticut State University
2. H.R. Stoneback, State University of New York at New Paltz
3. William Trowbridge, University of Nebraska

Writing Remoteness
Appalachian Literature
Regular Session
Friday—1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Pimlico Room B
Chair: George Hovis, State University of New York at Oneonta
Secretary: Nancy Joyner, Western Carolina University
1. A ―Many-Facet Thrill and Vantage‖: Treatments of Remoteness in Appalachian Poetry – Robert West,
   Mississippi State University
2. Love, Murder, and Trains: The Death Drive in Appalachian Music – Jeffrey Osborne, Murray State
   University
3. Representations of Home in Harriette Simpson Arnow's Kentucky Trilogy – Nicole Drewitz-Crockett,
   University of Tennessee
4. The Past Memorialized: The Return Home in Lee Smith's The Devil's Dream – Elizabeth Pell Broadwell,
   Christian Brothers University

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Hoaxes, Hucksters, and Phonies: Interpretations of Fraud in Popular Discourses
Graduate Students’ Forum in English
Regular Session
Friday—1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Pimlico Room C
Chair: Andrew J. Urban, West Virginia University
Secretary: Michael Black, Temple University
1. Phantoms of Forgery: Fakes, Detectives, Fictions, and Fear in Mid-Victorian England – Julie Kraft,
   Indiana University
2. Wilde, Joyce, and the Aesthetics of Fraud – Michael Spiegel, University of Virginia
3. Performing Authorship: The Female Creators of James Tiptree, Jr. and J.T. Leroy – Jennifer E. Popple,
   University of Colorado

Afterlives and Adaptations
English II-A (1500-1600)
Regular Session
Friday—1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Saratoga Room
Chair: Meg Pearson, University of West Georgia
Secretary: Open
1. Awful Rule and Right Supremacy: The Violent Tragedy of Taming of the Shrew – Lori Lipoma,
   University of West Georgia
2. Reviving Sympathy for the Insane: Hamlet in Nineteenth-Century America – Abigail Heiniger,
   University of Louisville
3. Appropriating War: Henry V on the Political Stage – Alaina Jobe, University of Alabama

Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
Medieval Literature I
Regular Session
Friday—1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Gulfstream Room
Chair: Daniel Kempton, State University of New York at New Paltz
Secretary: Open
1. Enjoying Power, or the Problem of Sovereignty in ―The Knight's Tale‖ – Timothy Gilmore, University
   of California Santa Barbara
2. ―Tormentinge‖: A Typological Study of the Markis and Grisildis in ―The Clerk‘s Tale‖ – Janice M.
   Holzman, State University of New York at New Paltz
3. ―Trouthiness‖: The Search for a Stable Meaning within the Shifting Social Values of ―The Franklin‘s
   Tale‖ – Lucas Kane, State Universtiy of New York at New Paltz

Still (N)ostalgic? Images of Yearning in Reunified Germany
German III (1933 to Present)
Regular Session
Friday—1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Belmont Room
Chair: Harry L. Roddy, Jr. University of South Alabama
Secretary: Berna Gueneli, University of Texas at Austin
1. Bye, Lenin! – Wendy Westphal, Indiana University
2. The Future of Belonging: The Local and the Global in Fatih Akin‘s 2008 Film Auf der anderen Seite –
    Berna Gueneli, University of Texas
3. Von nostalgischer Modernisierung zu moderner Nostalgisierung? Hans Steinbichler‘s Heimatfilm
    Hierankl – Maria Irchenhauser, Queen‘s University, Kingston, Ontario
4. Toward a Relational Aesthetics of Memory: Sophie Calle‘s ―Die Entfernung—The Detachment‖ –
    Magdalen Stanley, Washington University in St. Louis

Italian Literature I
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Special Session
Friday – 1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Boardroom
Chair: Massimo Scalabrini, Indiana University
1. The Nencia and the Beca: Presage to Success and Failure – Michael Maher, University of North Carolina
   at Chapel Hill
2. Crusades in the Heavens: The Battle between Good and Evil in the Epic Work of Antonino Alfano –
   Silvia Byer, Park University
3. Il fallimento della conciliazione: rapporto città/campagna, morale naturale ed esplosione della violenza
   nei Dialoghi ruzantiani – Andrea Scapolo, Indiana University
4. La passione di un Burattino: teste di legno ribattezzate all‘ombra della Commedia dell‘Arte – Federico
    Pacchioni, Indiana University

Spanish II-A (Peninsular: 1700 to Present)
Regular Session
Friday—1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Regency Ballroom South B
Chair: Amy Bell, Texas Wesleyan University
Secretary: Vicente Cano, Morehead State University
1. La reinvención de la memoria en El pintor de batallas de Arturo Pérez reverte – Jorge Muñoz, Auburn
   University
2. Las andanzas de los Bécquer en las provincias y su visión artística de los monumentos y de la gente –
   Eugene B. Hastings, Morehead State University
3. The Figure of the War Correspondent in Galdós – Michelle Dumais, University of Kentucky

                              FRIDAY – SESSION THREE: 3:30 TO 5:00 P.M.

Film im Unterricht
American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)
Affiliated Group
Friday—3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Oaks Room
Chair: Harry L. Roddy, Jr., University of South Alabama
Secretary: Lesley Pleasant, University of Evansville
1. Using Film to Develop Interpersonal Language: Kebab Connection for Beginning-Level L2 German
   Instruction – Cori Crane, Carola Dwyer, and Amanda Sheffer, University of Illinois at Urbana-
   Champaign
2. DUI: Deutsch under the Influence or Running with Lola – Lesley Pleasant, University of Evansville
3. Killing Time?!: Examining How We Use Film Adaptations of Written Texts – Kristy Boney, University
   of Kentucky
4. The Caveats of Teaching Feature Films in Advanced Language Classes – Elaine Martin, University of
   Alabama

Professionalism Topics: Placement and Hiring
Special Session
Friday—3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Derby Room
Chair: Hunt Hawkins, University of South Florida
A Panel Discussion
Participants: Hunt Hawkins, University of South Florida
              Susan Griffin, University of Louisville
              James Thompson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
              Ruth Sánchez Imicoz The University of the South

The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation
Special Session
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Friday—3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Churchill Room
Chair: Matthew Nickel, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Secretary: James Stamant, Texas A&M University
1. Wendell Berry Stands Alone – John S. Summerfield, Jr., Columbus State University
2. ―[B]etween promise and hard pan‖: Strip Mining and Ecological Recovery in The Killing Ground –
   Wendy Pearce Miller, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
3. ―A Design for Living‖: The Sense of Robert‘s and Warren's Place in James Still's River of Earth – James
   Stamant, Texas A&M University
4. ―Local knowledge informs love‖: John Burroughs, Groundhogs, Japanese Knotweed, and Conservation –
   Matthew Nickel, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Native Shakespeares: Indigenous Appropriations on a Global Stage
Special Session
Friday—3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Downs Room
Chair: Barclay E. Green, Northern Kentucky University
1. Commonplace Literacy and the Colonial Scene: The Case of the Carriacou Mas – Craig Dionne, Eastern
   Michigan University
2. Movers and Losers: Shakespeare in Charge and Shakespeare Behind Bars – Niels Herold, Oakland
   University
3. Jatra Shakespeare: Indigenous Indian Theater and the Postcolonial Stage – Parmita Kapadia, Northern
   Kentucky University

Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in Hemingway
Hemingway Society
Friday—3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Pimlico Room A
Chair: Joseph M. Flora, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Secretary: Peggy Wright Cleveland, Florida State University
1. Constructing Identity Through Joe DiMaggio: Culture and Class in The Old Man and the Sea – Sarah
   Grieve, Florida State University
2. Hemingway‘s African Religions – Larry Grimes, Bethany College
3. Killin'em With Kindness: Blackness and the Tempered Storm in Hemingway's ―The Porter‖ – Marc
   Dudley, North Carolina State University
4. The Marginalized Male in In Our Time –John Fenstermaker, Florida State University

Bringing Italy to Campus: Extracurricular Activities that Promote Italian Cultural Awareness
Special Session
Friday—3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Pimlico Room B
Chair: Francesco Fiumara, Southeastern Louisiana University
1. Bringing Italy Home: Living and Studying in an Italian-Speaking Dorm – Sarah Annunziato, College of
   William and Mary
2. Bringing Italy to College Airways: Using Students to Create and Produce an Italian -Language Radio
   Show – Francesco Fiumara, Southeastern Louisiana University
3. Bringing Italian and American Students Together: Expanding the Classroom Walls to Promote Cultural
   Competency. The Role of Cultural Partners in the Italian Program – Simona Ceci, Wesleyan University
4. Bringing Italy from the Campus into the Community: The Role of an Italian Club in Promoting Cultural
   Understanding and Town-Gown Relations – Lucia Guzzi Harrison, Southeastern Louisiana University

Beyond The Evening Redness in the West: Demarcating Cormac McCarthy’s Southern and Western
Fiction
Special Session
Friday—3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Pimlico Room C
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Chair: Brad McDuffie, Nyack College
1. Carrying the Spiritual Fire: Women in McCarthy and Faulkner – Olivia Carr, Georgia Southern
University
2. Apocalyptic Societies in No Country for Old Men and The Road – Richard Wallach, Independent
Scholar
3. ―The Skull Beneath the Skin‖: Cormac McCarthy and 20th Century Southern Fiction – Alex
Shakespeare, Boston College
4. Finding God in Cormac McCarthy‘s Outer Dark and Blood Meridian – Jeremy Locke, University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga

French Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Culture
French I (Medieval and Renaissance)
Regular Session
Friday—3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Saratoga Room
Chair: Brooke Heidenreich Findley, Pennsylvania State University Altoona
Secretary: Elizabeth Cavitch Lucia, Rhodes College
1. Virginia‘s Blood on Reason‘s Discourse: Reason‘s Use and Misuse of Moral Exempla in Jean de Meun‘s
   ―Roman de la Rose‖ – Elizabeth Cavitch Lucia, Rhodes College
2. Quête du chevalier et identification de la toza dans une sélection de pastorelas: ―Senher, ta carreira !‖ –
   Vilay Lyxuchouky, University of Georgia
3. Maistre Wace and the Suffering Innocents—and not so innocent – Dolores Buttry, University of
   Pittsburgh

Honoring Romulus Linney
Special Session
Friday—3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Gulfstream Room
Chair: Laura Pattillo, Saint Joseph‘s University

Theater on the Move: Drama Crossing Cultures
Special Session
Friday—3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Belmont Room
Chair: Maria Doyle, University of West Georgia
1. Crossing Cultural Boundaries At Home and Abroad: The Senegalese National Theater – Martha Walker,
   Mary Baldwin College
2. The Noh Play, Thomas Becket, and the Study of Religious Drama – Yasutaka Maruki, Pacific University
3. Romeo y Julieta: A Closer Look at Producing Shakespeare in Spanish in Miami, Florida – Daphnie
   Sicre, New York University

Country Lyricists: Dark Country
Special Session
Friday—3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Boardroom
Chair: Thomas Alan Holmes, East Tennessee State University
1. ―For the Sake of the Song‖: Townes Van Zandt and the Ballad Tradition – Jim Clark, Barton College
2. Porter Wagoner and the Lyric of ―Isolation‖ – Thomas Alan Holmes, East Tennessee State University

Issues of 19th Century Hispanic America
Spanish III-A (19th Century Spanish American Literature)
Regular Session
Friday—3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Regency Ballroom South
Chair: Fernando Operé, University of Virginia
Secretary: León Chang Shik, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
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2008 Executive Committee: José Gomariz, Florida State University (2008)
                             Jorge Camacho, University of South Carolina (2009)
                             Charles B. Moore, Gardner-Webb University (2010)
1. Beware Predators and Monstrosities: Social Darwinism Glosses Romantic Argentina – Elizabeth L.
    Austin, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
2. Impressions of A Connecticut Yankee by a ―very fresh Spaniard‖: José Martí reads Mark Twain – Georg
    Schwarzmann, Lynchburg College
3. Sobre desechos y ruinas: melancolía y luto por el indígena en José María Heredia – Jorge Camacho,
    University of South Carolina
4. Santiago Avendaño, el último cautivo en la pampa de Calfucurá y Painé—Fernando Operé, University of
    Virginia
5. The Perils of Uphill Travel: An Approach to Sarmiento's ―Viajes‖ – David Haberly, University of
    Virginia

                         FRIDAY—EARLY EVENING EVENTS: 5:15 TO 7:30 P.M.

                    Plenary Session – Critical Speaker H.R. Stoneback
    Spirit of Place: Close Reading, Canonical, Cartographical, and Cultural Literacy
                             Friday—Beginning at 5:15 p.m.
                                 Regency Ballroom Center
                             Introduction of Plenary Speaker:
                SAMLA President Allen Josephs, University of West Florida

Poster Presentations
Visual Representations of Scholarly Work
Friday—5:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Regency Ballroom South
Session Coordinator: Sheila Ameri, Georgia State University
1. Word and Visual Image in Ted Hughes‘s Howls & Whispers Poems about Sylvia Plath – Richard P.
    Sugg, Florida International University
2. A Good Man Is Hard to Find: The Invisibility of Men in Sean O‘Casey‘s Juno and the Paycock and
    Christina Reid‘s Tea in a China Cup – Matthew Israel Byrge, East Tennessee State University
3. Blogging Motherhood: Redefining Literary and Cultural Definitions of Maternal Identity – Lisa
    Hammond, University of South Carolina Lancaster
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4. Demonizing the Political Other: Pictorial and Rhetorical Strategies in the 18 - and 19 -Century America
    – Jonathan Majors, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
5. Ethos Online: The Bi-stable Oscillation between Governing Systems on PhinisheD.org – Karla Lyles,
    North Carolina State University
6. Degrees of Freedom: Occult Rhetoric as/in Phase Space – Hayes Hampton, University of South Carolina
    Sumter
7. Patriarchy in ―Trifles‖: An Examination of Susan Glaspell‘s Stage Directions – Matthew Brewer, East
    Tennessee State University
8. Digital Performance in the Age of New Media: Revisionary Perspectives – Lissa Holloway-Attaway,
    Blekinge Tekiska Högskola, Karlskrona, Sweden
9. Image and Text: The Coming of Age of Blake‘s ―Little Black Boy‖ – Christopher S. Davis, Independent
    Scholar
10. The Art of Poetic Failure: Images of the Ineffable – Matthew Vetter, Morehead State University
11. The Ironic Luck of a Photographer in Las babas del Diablo by Julio Cortazar – Carolina Marquez-
    Serrano, Tuskegee University
12. Facebook Me: How Facebooking is Changing Communication – Sheila Ameri, Georgia State
    University
13. A World without Metaphors? Language Use in Persons with Autism – Natalie Trice, Georgia State
    University
14. The Visual Poetry of Severo Sarduy -- Rebeca Rosell Olmedo, Elon University
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                               SAMLA WELCOME RECEPTION
                                          CASH BAR
                                   Friday—6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
                     Immediately following Plenary Speaker H.R. Stoneback
                                       Regency Ballroom

                               FRIDAY – SESSION FOUR: 7:30 TO 9:00 P.M.

38. Native Theater, Film, and Oral Performance
Native American Literature
Regular Session
Friday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Oaks Room
Chair: Jane Haladay, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Secretary: Angela Mullis, Mount Olive College
1. E. Pauline Johnson‘s ―Double Life‖: The ―Indian Princess‖ and the Minstrel Mask – Sharon McCoy,
   University of Georgia
2. Tomson Highway‘s Tragicomic Vision – Candace Fertile, Camosun College
3. Storytelling the Kiowa Way: Gus Palmer, Hanay Geiogamah, and N. Scott Momaday – Nicholle
   Dragone, University at Buffalo: The State University of New York
4. The Politics of Oral and Visual Storytelling in Itam Hakim, Hopiit – Channette Romero, University of
   Georgia

39. The Play’s the Thing: Language Play & Performativity
Modern Drama
Regular Session
Friday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Derby Room
Chair: Barbara Cole, University of Buffalo: The State University of New York
Secretary: Renée M. Silverman, Florida International University
1. The Performative Lyric in Lorca's Theater: Blood Wedding – Zack Finch, University at Buffalo: The
   State University of New York
2. ―We see us as we truly behave‖: The Dramatic Medium of John Ashbery – Steven Miller, University at
   Buffalo: The State University of New York
3. Reading Stage Directions: On Beckett – Steven Miller, University at Buffalo: The State University of
   New York

40. African American Horror
African American Literature
Regular Session
Friday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Churchill Room
Chair: Jerry Jenkins, Palomar College
Secretary: Victoria Chevalier, Furman University
1. Signifyin(g) Frankenstein: Fear and Monstrosity in Richard Wright's Native Son – Gretchen Martin,
   University of Virginia's College at Wise
2. Horror, the Protest Novel, and Whiteness: Some Genre Considerations – Martin Japtok, Palomar College
3. Vampirism and the Non-American Black in Tananarive Due's My Soul to Keep – Jerry Rafiki Jenkins,
   Palomar College
4. The Politics of Horror in Paradise – Carlton Floyd, University of San Diego

41. Democracy, Reading, Ethics
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Literary Criticism Discussion Circle
Regular Session
Friday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Downs Room
Chair: Petra Schweitzer, Shenandoah University
Secretary: Raina Kostova, Jacksonville State University
1. Conjectures: Reading the Political Event in Borges and Laclau – David Kelman, California State
   University
2. Doing Very Little With Keats: Or, Feeling One's Way to Democracy – Brian McGrath, Clemson
   University
3. The Paradox of Reading in a Democratic Society – Priya Venkatesan, International Institute for
   Nanotechnology, Northwestern University

42. SAMLA Creative Nonfiction Writers
Regular Session
Friday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Pimlico Room A
Chair: Leslie Haynsworth, University of South Carolina
Secretary: Amy Weldam, Luther College
1. Life after Columbine; or How I Learned to Take a Bullet – Betsy Allen, East Tennessee State University
2. The Humane Reformation – Foster Dickson, Auburn University Mobile
3. Of a Sender – Sara Mahurin, Yale University
4. I Ain‘t Got Rhythm: Biology, Creativity, and Getting it Done – Phil Christman, University of South
    Carolina

43. Italian Literature II
Special Session
Friday – 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Pimlico Room B
Chair: Marco Arnaudo, Indiana University
1. Foundations of Florence: Boccaccio, Bruni and Salutati – Brandon Essary, University of North Carolina
   at Chapel Hill
2. Pinocchio as Icon: From Print to Film – Augustus Mastri, University of Louisville
3. Mario Santagostini tra padre e stelle: movimenti di figura sull‘asse verticale – Matteo Benassi,
   University of Dayton
4. L‘amara rappresentazione dell‘individuo nelle opera teatrali di Luigi Antonelli – Annachiara Mariani,
   University of Tennessee, Knoxville

44. Nationality, Transnationality/Supra-Nation and Gender in XIX-Century Latin America
Special Session
Friday – 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Pimlico Room C
Chair: Álvaro Torres-Calderón, North Georgia College & State University
Secretary: Fabian Balmori, Florida State University
1. Desterritorialización de los géneros en Darío – Fernando Burgos, University of Memphis
2. José Antonio Saco: Diáspora, blanqueamiento e identidad – Jose Gomariz, Florida State University
3. The Economy of Gender in Eulate Sanjurjo's La muñeca – Lisa Nalbone, University of Central Florida
4. Nación y raza en Los sertones de Euclides da Cunha – Fátima Nogueira, University of Memphis
5. José Martí: Inmigración y género – Álvaro M. Torres-Calderón, North Georgia College & State
   University

45. What Happens When Private Writing Goes Public?: Negotiating the Boundary in Women's Rhetoric
Women’s Rhetoric
Regular Session
Friday—7:30p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saratoga Room
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Chair: Andrea Stover, Belmont University
Secretary: Open
1. ―Please Do Not Let This Get into Print‖: Lisa Furman‘s Mountain Topoi – Sarah Bowles, Belmont
   University
2. The In-Between: Waiting, Pilgrimage, and Kairos in Madeleine L‘Engle‘s Spiritual Autobiographies –
   Bonnie K. Smith, Belmont University
3. ―I never intended this book to be seen by others‖: The Ambiguous Audience in Sei Shonagon‘s, The
   Pillow Book – Andrea Stover, Belmont University

46. Graduate Students’ Poets’ Circle
Regular Session
Friday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Gulfstream Room
Chair: Robin Kemp, Georgia State University
Secretary: Open
1. Erin B. Waggoner, Marshall University
2. Paul Somers, University of North Carolina Pembroke
3. Georgia Martin, Queens University of Charlotte
4. Carol McCarthy, University of New Orleans
5. Rose Postma, Eastern Kentucky University
6. Ginger Pennington, Eastern Kentucky University

47. Southerners in Contemporary Film
Special Session
Friday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Belmont Room
Chair: Andrew B. Leiter, Lycoming College
Secretary: James A. Crank, Northwestern State University
1. The Modernizing South in Robert Altman‘s Nashville - Hugh Ruppersburg, University of Georgia
2. The War Comes South: Learning Masculinity in Schneider's Two Soldiers - James A. Crank,
   Northwestern State University
3. ―You Taste of America‖: Talladega Nights, Deliverance, and Southern Studies - Tara F. Powell,
   University of South Carolina
4. Religion in the Post-South: Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus - Brannon Costello, Louisiana State
   University

48. Readers, Writers, and Communities in Early Modern English Literature
Textual and Bibliographical Studies Session
Regular Session
Friday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Boardroom
Chair: Lara Dodds, Mississippi State University
Secretary: Open
1. Textuality and Monumentality in Fulke Greville‘s ―Treatise of Human Learning‖ and Samuel Daniel‘s
   ―Musophilus‖ – Mark Dahlquist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2. Balliol College MS 354 as Textual Intersection – David Parker, Gardner-Webb University

                                Friday Night Special Event
                                  Beginning at 9:00 p.m.
               Readers Theatre: Romulus Linney's One-Acts
                           A Dramatic Reading
        Directed by Sandra Forman, Northern Kentucky University
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                                       Conference Theater

                                      SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2008

                              SATURDAY – SESSION ONE: 8:00 TO 9:30 A.M.

Wits and Wags in Southern Literature
American Humor Studies Association
Affiliated Group
Saturday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Oaks Room
Chair: Gretchen Martin, University of Virginia‘s College at Wise
Secretary: Mark Leahy, Purdue University
1. ―Kiss my foot! Here‘s war I wuz bred an‘ born‖: Wags in Sherwood Bonner‘s Short Fiction – Heidi
   Hanrahan, Shepherd University
2. A Confederacy of One: Ignatius‘ Journey from Wit to Wag in A Confederacy of Dunces – Bethany
   Perkins, Catawba College
3. Walter Benjamin‘s Theory of the Flaneur and Southern Humor – David Beran, Case Western Reserve
   University
4. Verbal and Pictorial Wit (and Waggery) in T.B. Thorpe‘s ―The Big Bear of Arkansas‖ – John Bird,
   Winthrop University

Teaching French Masterpieces
American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)
Affiliated Group
Saturday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Derby Room
Chair: Joan E. McRae Kleinlein, Hampden-Sydney College
Secretary: Joan E. McRae Kleinlein, Hampden-Sydney College
1. Entre le Rouge et le Noir : quête identitaire à l‘époque de la machine à vapeurs – Lilia Coropceanu,
   Emory University
2. Je plains le temps de ma jeunesse: Challenges and Rewards of Teaching François Villon to
   Undergraduates – David A. Fein, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
3. Canon Crunching: Making Sense of Masterpieces with Graduate Student Teachers – John Moran,
   Alexandre Bonafos, and Steven Crumb, New York University

African American Women Activists from 1890 to 1940
Special Session
Saturday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Churchill Room
Chair: Julie Cary Nerad, Morgan State University
1. Hidden in the Backwaters: The Rhetorical Significance of the Lyrics and Performances of Blues Women
   – Alexandria Lockett, University of Oklahoma
2. Reflections on Freedom: Anna Julia Cooper, Lucy Laney, and Liberation – Janaka Bowman Lewis,
   Northwestern University
3. Mary Church Terrell and the Politicization of Self in A Colored Woman in a White World – Rebecca
   Harrison, University of West Georgia
4. Pauline E. Hopkins as Literary Activist – Joy Myree-Mainor, Morgan State University

Issues and Strategies for Managing the Academic Journal
Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)
Affiliated Group
Saturday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Downs Room
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Chair: Gwendolyn Jones Harold, Clayton State University
Secretary: Amy Berke, Macon State College
Executive Committee: Susan Copeland, Clayton State University
                     Gwendolyn Jones Harold, Clayton State University
                     Amy Berke, Macon State College
The executive committee will lead a roundtable discussion.

SAMLA Poets
Regular Session
Saturday—8:00 to 9:30a.m.
Pimlico Room A
Chair: Jim Clark, Barton College
Secretary: Stephen Corey, University of Georgia
Poetry Readings:
Karen Head, Georgia Tech University
Virginia Gilbert, Alabama A&M University
Ted Olson, East Tennessee State University
Doug Van Gundy

Non-Chaucerian Fourteenth-Century English Literature
Medieval Literature II
Regular Session
Saturday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Pimlico Room B
Chair: Daniel Kempton, State University of New York at New Paltz
Secretary: Open
1. The Revision of Piers Plowman: Radical Readings of Langland's Poem – Eric Hess, State University of
   New York at New Paltz
2. Hoccleve, Woodville, Scrope, and Caxton: Assimilation and Acculturation in Early English Translation
   and Publishing – Sharon M. L. Peelor, University of Oklahoma
3. ―I knew well of your ways‖: The Patient God, Repentant Community, and Unrepentant Man in Patienca
   – Lea Weiss, State University of New York at New Paltz
4. Cleanness: A Queer Perspective on Medieval Sexual and Religious Metaphors – Nicholas Wright,
   Marist College

American Association of Italian Studies (AAIS)
Affiliated Group
Pimlico Room C
Saturday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Coffee for Convention Attendees

He Wanders West: Themes in McCarthy’s Western Novels
Special Session
Saratoga Room
Saturday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Chair: Brad McDuffie, Nyack College
Moderator: William Boyle, University of Mississippi
1. ―I won‘t talk about the war neither‖: Depictions of War Themes in Cormac McCarthy‘s No Country for
   Old Men – Steven Florczyk, University of Georgia
2. Tricksters and Lightbringers: Incarnations of Chaos, Order, Tricksters, and Rulesters in McCarthy's
   Post-Appalachian Novels – Scott D. Yarbrough, Charleston Southern University
3. God's Thirst for Blood in McCarthy's West – Kevin Angioli, State University of New York at New Paltz

Elizabeth Madox Roberts: Discovery and Recovery
Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society – Session II
Affiliated Group
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Saturday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Gulfstream Room
Chair: Goretti Vianney-Benca, State University of New York at New Paltz
Secretary: James Stamant, Texas A&M University
1. Capturing Memorable Moments: Artistic Elements in the Growth of Ellen Chesser – Natalie Khoury,
   University of Georgia
2. Black Is My Truelove‘s Hair: An Empirical Ballad by Elizabeth Madox Roberts – Tina Iraca, University
   of Connecticut
3. EMR, Berkley, and The Great Meadow: A Perception of God and the Universe – Amanda Boyle, State
   University of New York at New Paltz

The Place of Literature in the Creative Writing Classroom
Special Session
Saturday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Belmont
Chair: Monica Rausch, Armstrong Atlantic State University
1. Literary Magazines in a Creative Writing Classroom – Monica Rausch, Armstrong Atlantic State
    University
2. Incorporating Literary Magazine Production in the Classroom: A Case Study – Chad Faries, Savannah
    State University
3. Using Literature: Rewriting What‘s Already Published – Stephen Powers, Gordon College
4. The Poetic Voice in Contemporary Literary Journals – Tony Morris, Armstrong Atlantic State University

Presentation and Discussion—Reading and Writing Eye to Eye: Gender Coding Via Visual Literacy,
and/or Textual Explication in the Age of the Image
Women’s Caucus Professional Forum
Regular Session
Saturday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Keeneland Room
Chair: Ellen Dolgin, Dominican College of Blauvelt
Secretary: Regina B. Oost, Wesleyan College
A Roundtable Discussion:
                                                th
1. Shifting Emphases: Visual literacy and the 19 -Century Triple-Decker Novel – Regina Oost, Wesleyan
   College
2. Gazing through ―the wrong end of the telescope‖: Gendered Ways of Seeing and Judging in New
   Women‘s Writing – Ellen Dolgin, Dominican College of Blauvelt

Nineteenth Century Work
English IV-A (Romantic and Victorian)
Regular Session
Saturday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Regency Ballroom South A
Chair: Esther Godfrey, University of South Carolina Upstate
Secretary: Celeste Pottier, University of South Carolina
1. A Capitalist Governess in Agnes Grey – Susan Lydon, Independent Scholar
2. Working Women, Odd Women, and the New Woman: The Intersections of Work, Capital, and
   Sympathy in George Gissing‘s The Odd Women – Lisa Hager, Georgia Institute of Technology
3. Hand-made Tales: Middle and Working-Class Women and their ―Pretty baskets of work‖ – Katherine
   Dunagan Osborne, University of Kentucky
4. Holy Darkness at Adolescence: The Roots of the Magdalene Laundries – Thomas A. Van, University of
   Louisville

Am I My Student’s Keeper?, Or (even worse) My Student’s Customer Care Provider?: Issues with Student
Attention and Student Accountability in the Two-Year College
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Regular Session
Saturday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Regency Ballroom South B
Chair: Hank Eidson, Georgia Perimeter College
Secretary: Reggie Abbott, Georgia Perimeter College
A Roundtable Discussion
Panelists:
1. Kathleen Demarco, Georgia Perimeter College
2. Jason Dew, Georgia Perimeter College
3. Charles Fox, Georgia Perimeter College
4. Phillip Harrold, Georgia Perimeter College
5. Beverly Santillo, Georgia Perimeter College

Lengua y letras: Lazos hacia el futuro
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
Affiliated Group Session
Breakfast for Attendees (Reservation Needed)
Saturday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Conference Theater
Chair: Charles B. Moore, Gardner-Webb University
Secretary: Rafael Ocasio, Agnes Scott College
1. AATSP: Presente y pasado – Emily Spinelli, AATSP Executive Director
2. Correspondencia personal entre Reinaldo Arenas y Severo Sarduy: ‗Cada cual en este mundo cuenta el
cuento a su manera‘ – Rafael Ocasio, Agnes Scott College
3. El cine como herramienta para enseñar literatura – Ruth Sánchez Imizcoz, The University of the South

                              SATURDAY – SESSION TWO: 9:45 TO 11:15 A.M.

Spanish I-B (Peninsular: Medieval to 1700)
Regular Session
Saturday—9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Oaks Room
Chair: Antonio Barbagallo, Stonehill College
Secretary: Olga Godoy, Southern Utah University
1. Preparación y recepción de la lectura del ‗Curioso impertinente‘ a través de diferentes niveles de ficción
   – Olga Godoy, Southern Utah University
2. Carlos V y la defensa del Mediterráneo español – Louis Imperiale, University of Missouri
3. Cardenio, hombre atípico – Antonio Barbagallo, Stonehill College

Dramatic Appropriations of Shakespeare
Special Session
Saturday—9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Derby Room
Chair: Robert Sawyer, East Tennessee State University
1. The Othello Project: From Canada to Mississippi in Search of Civil Rights – Christy Desmet, University
   of Georgia
2. Ken Ludwig's Shakespeare in Hollywood: Censorship and Performance in A Midsummer Night's Dream
   – Darlene Ciraulo, University of Central Missouri
3. Shakestherapy: Drama in the Prison Yard – Matt Kozusko, Ursinus College
4. Jerry Lee Lewis: A Whole Lotta Shakespeare Goin‘ On – Robert Sawyer, East Tennessee State
   University

Theatre in Film/Theatre on Film: The Adaptation of Drama into Film
Special Session
Saturday—9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
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Chair: Marlisa Santos, Nova Southeastern University
1. Actors in Search of a Stage: Theatricality in Fanny and Alexander – Laura Sava, University of Warwick
2. Theatre in Film (Performance) Studies and the Case of Wong Kar-wai – Louise Malcolm, University of
   New South Wales
3. And Still I Rise: The "Defeat" of Colonial Hegemony in the Work of Ousmane Sembene – Chetachi
   Egwu, Nova Southeastern University

Overstuffed Literature: Investigating the Things of Nineteenth Century Texts
Special Session
Saturday—9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Downs Room
Chair: Susan Griffin, University of Louisville
1. Burying Bodies: Literary Space for the Civil War Dead in Ambrose Bierce‘s Writings – Lynda Mercer,
   University of Louisville
2. Fashioning Exile: Miss Havisham‘s Artistic Agency – Adam Robinson, University of Louisville
3. The Feminine Imagination and Waistcoat Pockets – Abigail Heiniger, University of Louisville

Shakespeare Pastiche in Cartoon and Film
English II-B (1500-1600)
Regular Session
Saturday—9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Pimlico Room A
Chair: Anne Gossage, Eastern Kentucky University
Secretary: Open
1. Dinner (as) Theater: Thyestean Banquets in Seneca, Shakespeare, and South Park—Lizz Angello,
    University of South Florida
2. ―Yon Fart Doth Small of Elderberries Sweet‖: South Park and Shakespeare—Anne Gossage, Eastern
    Kentucky University
3. Interrogating Beauty and Embracing the Ugly: Othello in Richard Eyre‘s Stage Beauty—Niamh
    O‘Leary, Pennsylvania State University

African Literature in the Wake of Violence
Literature of Africa and the Diaspora
Regular Session
Saturday—9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Pimlico Room B
Chair: Katy Hanggi, Emory University
Secretary: Walter Collins, University of South Carolina Lancaster
1. Limiting Transitions: Political and Literary Narratives of South Africa‘s Truth & Reconciliation
   Commission – Lily Saint, City University of New York Graduate Center
2. Testimonial Bodies in Nuruddin Farah‘s Maps – Michelle Brown, University of Maryland
3. Child Soldiers and Childhood in French African Literature – John Secor, Morehead State University
4. South Africa‘s Truth Commission: An Event that Launched a Process – Sohinee Roy, West Virginia
   University

New Approaches to Teaching Dante to American Undergraduates
Italian I (Medieval and Renaissance)
Regular Session
Saturday—9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Pimlico Room C
Chair: Richard Keatley, Georgia State University
Secretary: Marina Coslovi, Università di Venezia Ca‘ Foscari

Diverting and Subverting in 17th-century France
French II-A (17th and 18th Centuries)
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Saturday—9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Saratoga Room
Chair: Stephanie O‘Hara, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Secretary: Bertrand Landry, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1. Le Livre Spectacle de Mlle de Montpensier – Virginie Cassidy, Georgetown College
2. From Peau d’ours to Bon mari: Pierre Corneille‘s Pertharite and the Triumph of Comedy – Helen
   Harrison, Morgan State University
3. Molière Aerobics: A Stichomythic Approach to Nine Molière Plays – Ken Keffer, Centre College

Honoring H.R. Stoneback
Special Session
Saturday—9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Gulfstream Room
Chair: Matthew Nickel, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Participants:
Allen Josephs, University of West Florida
Donald Junkins, University of Massachusetts
Richard A. Davison, University of Delaware
Gregg Neikirk, Westfield State College
Jane Eblen Keller, University of Baltimore
Steven Florczyk, University of Georgia
Rebecca Roberts (Becki) Owens, Great Niece of Elizabeth Madox Roberts
Alex Shakespeare, Boston College
William Boyle, University of Mississippi
Brad McDuffie, Nyack University
Daniel Kempton, State University of New York at New Paltz
Goretti Vianney-Benca, State University of New York at New Paltz
James Stamant, Texas A & M University
Edward J. Renehan Jr., Writer, Musician
Matthew Nickel, University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Renaissance Drama
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC)
Regular Session
Saturday—9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Belmont Room
Chair: Katie Kalpin, University of South Carolina Aiken
Secretary: Lynne Simpson, Presbyterian College
1. How Do You Swim on a Stage? : Antonio Mira de Amezcua‘s Hero and Leander – Philip Krummrich,
   Morehead State University
2. "My other elements I give to baser life‖: Projecting an Eternal Unity in the Spaces between Masculine
   and Feminine, Personal and Political, and Life and Death in William Shakespeare's Antony and
   Cleopatra –Abigail L. Montgomery, Blue Ridge Community College
3. The Magic of the Tempest: The Creation of Imaginary Spaces in Shakespearean Theater – Abigail
   Heiniger, University of Louisville
4. ―The Name and Not the Thing‖: Performing Marriage in All’s Well That Ends Well – Katie Kalpin,
   University of South Carolina Aiken

Women Writers of Spain and Latin America
Regular Session
Saturday—9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Keeneland Room
Chair: Ruth Sánchez Imizcoz, The University of the South
Secretary: Jennifer Colón, United States Air Force Academy
1. De fantasmas y viajes decapitados. María Luisa Bombal y Armonía Somers o el mundo alucinado como
   medio de supervivencia – Nadina Estefanía Olmedo, University of Kentucky
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2. Mexican Presidencial Elections of 2000, Cholera, and Dinosaurs: "El amor en el tiempo de los
   dinosaurios" by Marcela Serrano – Jennifer A. Colón, United States Air Force Academy
3. Presas de Franco: nuevos testimonios, nuevas revelaciones – Alicia Ramos Mesonero, Saint Louis
   University-Madrid Campus

Genre, Disciplinary Writing, and the College Writing Classroom
Critical Thinking and the Rhetoric/Composition Classroom, Session II
Regular Session
Saturday—9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Regency Ballroom South A
Chair: Sonya Brown, Fayetteville State University
Secretary: David Brauer, North Georgia College & State University
1. The Mutual Exclusivity of Genre and Audience – Dan Martin, University of Central Florida
2. Normalizing Discourses in the Academy: Teaching Genre Writing to First-Year Students – Vanessa
   Cozza, Bowling Green State University
3. A Pedagogy for Assignment-Making – William Snyder, Saint Vincent College
4. From Artifact to Action: Genre Theory, Student Discourse, and Pedagogical Praxis – David Brauer,
   North Georgia College & State University

Dramatic Welty: Success or Failure?
Eudora Welty Society
Affiliated Group
Saturday—9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Chair: Pearl A. McHaney, Georgia State University
Secretary: Open
1. "A shot in the dark": Welty's Dramatic Ambitions and Bye-Bye Brevoort – Leslie Gordon, Director of the
   Rialto Center for the Arts, Georgia State University
2. "All one can do is look grim and bear it": The Ponder Heart as The Prize in the Crackerjack Box,
   Starring David Wayne – Francine Thomas Reynolds, Artistic Director, New Stage Theatre
3. The Robber Bridegroom and the PricklePear Bloom: Stealing with Style and Stealing the Show –
   Barbara Sylvester, Western Washington University

Kentucky Plays and Playwrights
Special Session
Saturday—9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Conference Theater
Chair: David Radavich, Eastern Illinois University
1. Marsha Norman's Bi-Regional Vision in 'night, Mother – David Radavich, Eastern Illinois University
2. Not My Brother's Keeper: Fractricide in Suzan-Lori Parks's Topdog/Underdog – Laura Dawkins, Murray
   State University
3. A Complex Resurrection: Race and Spectacle in Suzan Lori Park‘s Venus – Karen Kornweibel, East
   Tennessee State University


                        SATURDAY —MIDDAY EVENTS: 11:30 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.


                    SAMLA Business Meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m.
                                           and
                     Modern Language Association Featured Speaker:
                  David Laurence, Director, Office of Research and ADE
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                      (Dr. Laurence will speak immediately following the meeting)

                            SATURDAY – SESSION THREE: 12:30 TO 2:00 P.M.

Medievalism and Film
Special Session
Saturday—12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Oaks Room
Chair: Joan E. McRae Kleinlein, Hampden-Sydney College
1. ―La geste que Turoldus declinet: Authorship in Cassenti‘s Chanson de Roland‖ – Lynn Ramey,
   Vanderbilt University
2. ―Medievalism in the 1970s European Art Film‖ – Clara Pascual-Argente, Georgetown University
3. The Ordeals of Chivalry in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Crying Game – Martin Beller -
   YES Preparatory Public School, Houston, Texas

Physicality in Women’s Literature
Women’s Caucus Workshop
Regular Session
Saturday—12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Derby Room
Chair: Sylvia Henneberg, Morehead State University
Secretary: Julia Barnes, University of Georgia
1. The Body Politic, the Bawdy Hysteric, and Hysterical Laughter in Angela Carter‘s Nights at the Circus –
    Glen Colburn, Morehead State University
2. In Sickness and in Hell: The Unwell Body in Acker's Fiction – Layne Neeper, Morehead State
    University
3. Garçons manqués? French Medieval Women Fight Back – Karen Taylor, Morehead State University

Cervantes in Today’s World
Cervantes Society
Affiliated Group
Saturday—12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Churchill Room
Chair: William J. Worden, University of Alabama
Secretary: Open
1. ―Yo soy hijo de la piedra, que padre no conocí‖: The Ambiguity of Masculinity in Pedro de Urdemalas –
    Michael Joy, Northern Michigan University
2. From Hiperbolic Beauty to the Grotesque Woman: A Study of Feminine Beauty in Don Quixote, by
    Miguel de Cervantes – María Mizzi, University of Georgia
3. Guerra, amor y engaño: las bodas en el Quijote – Victoria Grefer, University of Alabama
4. (De)construcción del universo quijotesco: el caso de Dulcinea – Adela Borrallo-Solís, Georgetown
    College

The ―Barbaric Yawp:‖ Discovering, Recovering, and Reconsidering Voices in Literature and Composition
Georgia and Carolinas College English Association (GACCEA)
Affiliated Group
Saturday—12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Downs Room
Chair: Lee Brewer Jones, Georgia Perimeter College
Secretary: Alyse Jones, Georgia Perimeter College
1. Margaret Cho and the New Asian American Voice – Reid Sagara, University of Washington
2. The Voice of Non-performance in James Weldon Johnson's Ex-colored Man – Suzanne Lynch,
   Hillsborough Community College
3. Searching for the Self: Helga Crane's Quest for Identification and Voice in Nella Larsen's Quicksand –
   Stacie Sather, Sonoma State University

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4. Recovering an Important Georgia Voice: Caroline Miller's Lamb in His Bosom – Lee Brewer Jones and
   Alyse W. Jones, Georgia Perimeter College

Slavic Literature
Regular Session
Saturday—12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Pimlico Room A
Chair: E.C. Barksdale, University of Florida
Secretary: Marya Zeigler, Department of Defense
l. Idealism and Determinism in Nadezhda Khvoshchinskaia's "Veriagin" – Karen Rosneck, University of
    Wisconsin - Madison
2. Tearful; Laughter: The Grotesque Worlds of Mikhail Bakhtin and Elfrieda Jelinek – Simona Sivkoff,
    University of British Columbia
3. Imagery in Ivan Bunin's "Light Breathing" – Marya Zeigler, Middlebury College
4. Ivan Bunin's America: From California Plutocrats to the Native-American Hiawatha – E.C. Barksdale,
    University of Florida

Critical Approaches to Families in Post-1900 American Literature
American Literature II (Post-1900)
Regular Session
Saturday—12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Pimlico Room B
Chair: Nancy Chase, Georgia State University
Secretary: Natalie Trice, Georgia State University
 1. ―The Story of My Country and the Story of Me‖ : Ecocritical Implications of Family Dysfunction in
    John Steinbeck‘s East of Eden (1952) – Scott Hicks, University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
2. Faulkner‘s Construction of Family in The Sound and The Fury and Light in August – Victoria Bryan,
    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
3. Re-appropriating the Exodus Narrative: E.L. Doctorow Problematizes American Exceptionalism in
    Ragtime – Lucy Rhyne Littler, Florida State University
4. The Trauma of Paradise: Blood and Belonging in Ruby and the Convent – Jessica Bardill, Duke
    University

The Queer, the Coeur, and the Courtly
International Courtly Literature Society
Affiliated Group
Saturday—12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Pimlico Room C
Chair: David King, Richard Stockton College
Secretary: Julie Singer, Washington University
1. Elements of Courtly Love in Poems by Peter of Blois – Jelena Todovoric, Indiana University
2. The Heartless Body in the Cuer d’amour espris – Julie Singer, Washington University
3. Queering Courtliness in the Libro de buen amor – Gregory Hutcheson, University of Louisville

Intersections in Anglo-Saxon Culture
Old English
Regular Session
Saturday—12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Saratoga Room
Chair: Karmen Lenz, Macon State University
Secretary: Rob Howell, University of Missouri
1. Indo-European Elements in Anglo-Saxon Literature – Elizabeth Bell Canon, University of Wisconsin at
    La Crosse
2. Heads Will Roll - or Fly: Beheadings in Anglo-Saxon Hagiography and Heroic Poetry – Winter S.
    Elliott, Brenau University
3. Cultural Intsersections in ―Apollonius of Tyre‖ – Megan Salter, Middle Georgia State University
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                                   Silas House: A Featured Reading
                                  Saturday—Beginning at 12:30 p.m.
                                           Gulfstream Room
                          Immediately preceding the James Still Special Session

James Still: The Dean of Appalachian Literature
Special Session
Saturday—1:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Note: This extended session begins immediately following the reading by Silas House.
Gulfstream Room
Chair: Ted Olson, East Tennessee State University
Moderator: Ted Olson, East Tennessee State University
1. ―Home We Can Have Anywhere‖: Before James Still Became ―Appalachian‖ – Elizabeth Lamont,
   Lincoln Memorial University
2. Representing Humility: James Still's Entry into the Profession of Writing – Chris Green, Marshall
   University
3. To the Broad Highways and Back Again: Exploring James Still at Home and Abroad – Carol Boggess,
   Mars Hill College
4. James Still and the Continuing Influence of His Poetry – Jesse Graves, University of Tennessee
5. ―Pattern of a Man‖: The Continuing Influence of James Still‘s Fiction – Ted Olson, East Tennessee State
   University

―The Play‘s the Thing!‖ Effectively Using Drama and Role Playing in the Teaching of ESL/EFL
Special Session
Saturday—12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Belmont Room
Chair: Myrna J. Santos, Florida Atlantic University
1. Acting in the ESL/EFL Classroom – Gary Carkin, Southern New Hampshire University
2. Cut! Print!: Improving ESL Student Spoken Self-Assessment through Making Short Films – George
   Plautz, University of Utah
3. Good Grief! Using Improv to Improve English – Joshua R. Pangborn, Saint John's University

From Production to Consumption: Exploring the Continuum of Visual Rhetoric
Special Session
Saturday—12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Keeneland Room
Chair: Alice Myatt, Georgia State University
Secretary: Anne Melfi, Georgia State University
1. Because We‘re Only Human: The Visuals We‘ve Always Wanted – Anne Melfi, Georgia State
   University
2. Advertisements and Technology: Do Gendered Narratives Still Exist? – Kerry Dirk, Ohio University
3. Second Life Style: Images of Transgender Identities in the Blogosphere – Anne R. Richards, Kennesaw
   University and Iraj Omidvar, Southern Polytechnic State University
4. Video Games and the New Producer-Consumer of Interactive Media – Heidi Edwards and Angela
   Tenga, Florida Institute of Technology

Moving Frameworks for Teaching Comparative Literature
Comparative Literature I
Regular Session
Saturday—12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Regency Ballroom South A
Chair: R. Victoria Arana, Howard University
Secretary: Derayeh Derakhshesh, Howard University
Respondent & Moderator: R. Victoria Arana, Howard University

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1. Switching Codes, Switching Teams, Switching Sides: 21 -Century Latino Literary Studies in the
   (Linguistic, Sexual, National) Crucibles of the Hybrid – Ricardo L. Ortíz, Georgetown University
2. Collaboration in Digital Humanities: The World of Dante – Deborah Parker, University of Virginia

El Mundo Literario de Vicente Molina Foix: Sesión homenaje al escritor y su obra
Spanish Contemporary Writers
Regular Session
Saturday—12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Regency Ballroom South B
Chair: Enrique Ruiz-Fornells, Emeritus, University of Alabama
Response: Vicente Molina Foix
1. Amores intertextuales y parodias posmodernistas: Vicente Molina Foix y la poesía – Candelas S. Gala,
   Wake Forest University
2. Vicente Molina Foix y su resconstrucción personal de la historia – Ana Corbalán, University of Alabama

                          Dramatic Reading of Romulus Linney’s Tennessee
                                  Saturday—Beginning at 12:30 p.m.
                                          Conference Theater
                            Director: Doug Powers, Susquehanna University
                       A presentation by students from Susquehanna University.
     Immediately preceding the Special Session entitled Theatre: Changing and Shaping the Audience

Theatre: Changing and Shaping the Audience
Special Session
Saturday—1:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Note: This extended session begins immediately following the dramatic reading of Tennessee.
Conference Theater
Co-chairs: Matthew Roudané, Georgia State University, and Katherine Weiss, East Tennessee State
University
A Roundtable Discussion
Panelists:
1. Susan Richmond, Georgia State University
2. David Radavich, Eastern Illinois University
3. Juergen K. Tossmann, Bunbury Theatre
4. Russell Vandenbroucke, University of Louisville
5. Graley Herren, Saint Xavier College
6. Chris Bundy, Floyd Central Theatre Department at Floyd Central High School
7. Robert Brock, Kentucky Repertory Theatre
8. Rinda Lee Frye, University of Louisville
9. Brian Walker, Finnegan's Productions

                             SATURDAY – SESSION FOUR: 2:15 TO 3:45 P.M.

Note Extended Session continuing from Session Three:
James Still: The Dean of Appalachian Literature
Special Session
Saturday—1:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Note: This extended session begins immediately following the reading by Silas House.
Gulfstream Room
Chair: Ted Olson, East Tennessee State University
Moderator: Ted Olson, East Tennessee State University
1. ―Home We Can Have Anywhere‖: Before James Still Became ―Appalachian‖ – Elizabeth Lamont,
   Lincoln Memorial University
2. Representing Humility: James Still's Entry into the Profession of Writing – Chris Green, Marshall
   University

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3. To the Broad Highways and Back Again: Exploring James Still at Home and Abroad – Carol Boggess,
   Mars Hill College
4. James Still and the Continuing Influence of His Poetry – Jesse Graves, University of Tennessee
5. ―Pattern of a Man‖: The Continuing Influence of James Still‘s Fiction – Ted Olson, East Tennessee State
   University

Note: Extended session continuing from Session Three:
Theatre: Changing and Shaping the Audience
Special Session
Saturday—1:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Note: This extended session begins immediately following the dramatic reading of Tennessee.
Conference Theater
Co-chairs: Matthew Roudané, Georgia State University, and Katherine Weiss, East Tennessee State
University
A Roundtable Discussion
Panelists:
1. Susan Richman, Georgia State University
2. David Radavich, Eastern Illinois University
3. Juergen K. Tossmann, Bunbury Theatre
4. Russell Vandenbroucke, University of Louisville
5. Graley Herren, Saint Xavier College
6. Chris Bundy, Floyd Central Theatre Department at Floyd Central High School
7. Robert Brock, Kentucky Repertory Theatre
8. Rinda Lee Frye, University of Louisville
9. Brian Walker, Finnegan's Productions

 Southern Folklife
Folklore
Regular Session
Saturday—2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Oaks Room
Chair: Steve Kruger, Blue Ridge Folklife Institute and Avery Arts Council
Secretary: Cece Conway, Appalachian State University
1. Fiddle Tunes and Banjo Ballads on the Front Porch: Musical Traditions of the East Kentucky Coal Fields
   – Julie Shepherd-Powell, University of Kentucky
2. Cosmic American Music: Gram Parsons and Southern Religious Folklife – Clay Motley, Western
   Kentucky University
3. ―Go back and Fetch It‖ : Black Banjo Gathering 1 – Cece Conway, Virginia Foundation For the
   Humanities and Appalachian StateUniversity
4. The Musical Landscape of an African American Community in Western North Carolina – Steve Kruger
   North Carolina Arts Council/Blue Ridge Folklife Institute
A special musical presentation and Live Old Time Music from Kentucky and North Carolina by Julie
   Shepherd-Powell and Steve Kruger

Italian II-A (1600 to Present)
Regular Session
Saturday—2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Derby Room
Chair: Giovanna Summerfield, Auburn University
Secretary: Mary Watt, University of Florida
1. Italian Comedy between Reformation and Counter-Reformation – Petra Wirth, University of Arizona
2. Overlapping Realities: The Spanish and Italian Theaters of the Seicento and Settecento – Nancy
    D‘Antuono, Saint Mary‘s College
3. Vesuvius in the Romantic Imagination - Gloria Allaire, University of Kentucky

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Regular Session
Saturday—2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Churchill Room
Chair: Amy Bell, Texas Wesleyan University
Secretary: Vicente Cano, Morehead State University
1. Unamuno leyendo a Silva: Una reevaluación transatlántica de la política cultural de los
   noventayochistas‖ – David Hoopes, University of Kentucky
2. La presencia de Darwin en la poesía decimonónica: Anotaciones – Vicente Cano, Morehead State
   University
3. La identidad femenina en Crónica del desamor de Rosa Montaro – Nancy Norris, Western Carolina
   University
4. Escribirse para inscribirse: En busca de la identidad en ―Modelos de mujer‖ (1966) de Almudena
   Grandes – Francisco Javier Sánchez, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey


Latin American Theatre and Performance: Along the Border and Across the Borders
Spanish IV-B (Contemporary Spanish American)
Regular Session
Saturday—2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Downs Room
Chair: Rebeca Olmedo, Elon University
Secretary: Donna Van Bodegraven, Elon University
1. Inequality, Injustice, and Globalization: Masculinity and Femininity in Backyard by Sabina Berman –
    Nina B. Namaste, Elon University
2. El desplome del espacio y la palabra en la obra teatral, Persecución, de Reinaldo Arenas – Rosa Tezanos-
    Pinto, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
3. Violencia, juego y performance en los márgenes de la sociedad argentina finimilenarista – Rocío Zalba,
    Columbia College

History, Literacy, and Academic Success in African-American Culture
History and Theory of Rhetoric
Regular Session
Saturday—2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Pimlico Room A
Chair: Carol Mattingly, University of Louisville
Secretary: Open
1. A Rhetorical Analysis of the Letters of American Slaves – Phillip Blackmon, University of Louisville
2. A Two-Edged Sword: The Rhetoric Surrounding the Development of Public Schools for African
   Americans in Louisville, Kentucky – Michelle Bachelor Robinson, University of Louisville
3. Defining the Margin as Affirmation – Writing Instruction at Central State University: An Example of
   Empowering Cultural Difference and Effective Learning – William Hamilton, University of Louisville

Oral Dramatizations of Literary Texts (Audio Books)
Special Session
Saturday—2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Pimlico Room B
Chair: George Hovis, State University of New York College at Oneonta
A Roundtable Discussion
Panelists:
1. Ann Neelon, Murray State University
2. Kathryn Finin, State University of New York at Oneonta
3. Andrew Bretz, University of Calgary
4. Martha Cook, Longwood University
5. Mary Lou Vredenburg, State University of New York at Oneonta

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Special Session
Saturday—2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Pimlico Room C
Chair: Gordon E. McNeer, North Georgia College & State University
1. Language as Reader, Translator as Text – Doris Runey, Oakland University
2. Miss Lucy King and other poems in the work of Luis Valle Goicochea – Álvaro Torres-Calderón, North
   Georgia College & State University
3. Luis Cernuda: A Reading of Selected Translations from Las nubes & Desolacíon de la Quimera – Rubén
   Quesada, Texas Tech University
4. Benjamín Prado: A Selective Reading – Gordon E. McNeer, North Georgia College & State University

Women and Marriage
English V (Modern British)
Regular Session
Saturday—2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Saratoga Room
Chair: Heather Duerre Humann, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Secretary: Sharla Hutchison, Fort Hays State University
1. All Houses Shared by Women Are Built on Sand: Provisional Bliss in Elizabeth Bowen‘s To the
   North—Heather Levy, Western Connecticut State University
2. The Complexities of Marriage in Henry James‘s The Golden Bowl—Ben Fishkin, University of Alabama
3. ―Saved‖ or ―Ruined‖ by Marriage?: Marriage and Mayhem in Hardy, Lawrence, and Lessing‘s Shorter
   Fiction—Heather Duerre Humann, University of Alabama

Global Representations of Disability
Special Session
Saturday—2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Belmont Room
Chair: Edward Chamberlain, Indiana University
Secretary: Eunjung Kim, Emory University
1. Mothering Disability: Pressures and Prohibitions of Reproduction in Korea – Eunjung Kim, University
   of Michigan
2. Still within Normality Drama Genre: Disability Representation in Two South Korean Films, Oasis and
   Marathon – Chungwan Woo, Syracuse University
3. The Child‘s Deformity or the Mother‘s Loss of Herself? : A Study of Henrik Ibsen‘s Little Eyolf – Liu
   Yan, Guangdong, University of Foreign Studies
4. TBA, Natalie C. Trice, Dalton State College

Conversations among Partners in Learning: High School and College English Teachers in Dialogue
Special Session
Saturday—2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Keeneland Room
Chair: Renée Schatteman, Georgia State University
1. The Foolish Man Built His House Upon the Sand: The Need for a Solid Foundation – Karen Guffey,
   Gordon College
2. Meredith's Freshman English Test: A Commitment to Competency – Robin Colby and Eloise Grathwohl,
   Meredith College
3. Freshman Perspective: How Students View the Transition from High School to College English – Donna
   R. Estill, Alabama Southern Community College
4. Raising the Academic Standards in High School English Courses: Using Math Concepts to Reinforce
   Higher-Order Thinking and Writing – James T. Davis II, NBCT, Walton High School and Georgia State
   University

               SATURDAY—LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING EVENTS: 4:00 TO 6:00 P.M.


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                   Plenary Session – Creative Speaker Romulus Linney
                           Saturday—Beginning at 4:00 p.m.
                                Regency Ballroom Center
                            Introduction of Plenary Speaker:
                SAMLA President Allen Josephs, University of West Florida

              SAMLA Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony
                             Beginning at 5:00 p.m.
            Presidential Address by SAMLA President Allen Josephs:
                        ―On Being an Academic Maverick,
                   Or Joseph Campbell's Guide to the Universe‖
               Introduction by 2004 SAMLA President Justo Ulloa,
                Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    (Presentation of SAMLA Awards, including award of Honorary Member to Ronald
       Schuchard of Emory University immediately following presidential address.)

                          SATURDAY EVENING EVENT: 6:00 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M.

                               SAMLA Evening Reception
                                Saturday- 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
                      Immediately following SAMLA Awards Ceremony
                                    Regency Ballrooms
                               Cash Bar and Hors d‘oeuvres
                                        Music TBA


                             SATURDAY – SESSION FIVE: 7:30 TO 9:00 P.M.

Themes of the "Other"
Humanities Discussion Circle
Regular Session
Saturday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Oaks Room
Chair: Amy Berke, Macon State College
Secretary: Susan Copeland, Clayton State University
Moderator: Amy Berke, Macon State College
Executive Committee:
Gwendolyn Jones Harold, Clayton State University
Gregory McNamara, Clayton State University
Susan Copeland, Clayton State University
Kathryn Pratt, Clayton State University
1. The Other: Native Americans through European Eyes in Early American Literature – Susan Copeland,
   Clayton State University
2. "So [she said--and I paraphrase], what do you think you can do to make Renaissance literature more
   relevant for black students?" – Gregory McNamara, Clayton State University
3. The Ethics of the Other: Emmanuel Levinas and the Reversal of Reason – Matthew Guy, University of
   Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Italian II-B (1600-Present)
Regular Session
Saturday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Derby Room
Chair: Giovanna Summerfield, Auburn University
Secretary: Mary Watt, University of Florida
1. The Deledda case or the ―pathology‖ of autobiography – Ioana Larco, Gettysburg College
2. Writing as Self-Mutilation: Amelia Rosselli's Documento – Federica Santini, Kennesaw State University
3. Lo spazio in preda alla velocità futurista – Aniello Di Iorio, University of California, Los Angeles

Mark Twain’s Angelfish Club and Mark Twain’s Fossil Guide
Mark Twain Circle
Affiliated Group
Saturday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Churchill Room
Chair: Jules A. Hojnowski, Independent Scholar
Secretary: John Bird, Winthrop University
1. Mark Twain's Substitute Self: A Traveler in the Nostalgic Timeless Realm – Hal Helwig, Idaho State
   University
2. Mark Twain's Angelfish Club – Brent Colley, Independent Scholar
3. A Fossil Guide to Mark Twain's Essay, "Was the World Made for Man?" – Michael Pratt, Elmira
   College

Current Theater in Spain: Roles of Gender
Special Session
Saturday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Downs Room
Chair: Elizabeth Combier, North Georgia College & State University
1. Realidad y fantasia en la obra de Paloma Pedrero – Maria Calatayud, North Georgia College & State
    University
2. Pandilleros, terroristas y machistas: La violencia en tres dramaturgas españolas contemporáneas – Maria-
    Cruz Rodriguez, High Point University
 3. La mujer en la escena española 2007 – Elizabeth Combier, North Georgia College & State University

Love and Relationship in Old English Poetry and Prose
Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) I
Affiliated Group
Saturday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Pimlico Room A
Chair: Karen Bollermann, Arizona State University
Secretary: Open
1. The Love-Engendering Letter in Appolonius of Tyre – Mark B. Busbee, Florida Gulf Coast University
2. Eve's Role in Genesis B Reconsidered – Alison Ganze, Western Kentucky University
3. Marked by God, Fated Forever: Cain and The Wanderer – Alexander Bruce, The University of the South

Luso-Brazilian Literature
Portuguese-Brazilian II
Regular Session
Saturday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Pimlico Room B
Chair: Robert H. Moser, University of Georgia
Secretary: Open
1. Diplomacy and the Dog: Citizenship and João Cabral de Melo Neto‘s O cão sem plumas – Joshua
   Enslen, United States Military Academy at West Point
2. Érico Veríssimo's Gato preto em campo de neve: A Brazilian's trip through the United States – Sarah
   Martin, University of Georgia
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3. Silent Voices, Screaming Spaces: Graciliano Ramos‘s Vidas Secas and Richard Wright‘s Native Son –
   António L. de Andrade Tosta, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4. Ópera do Malandro: Faces e Facetas do Malandro Buarqueano – Rubia Yatsugafu, University of Georgia

American Movies: Accenting the Talk
Special Session
Saturday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Belmont Room
Chair: Paul Trent, Mercy College
Secretary: Sean Dugan, Mercy College
1. Accents and Dialects in Hollywood Star Performances – Paul Trent, Mercy College
2. Speech and the Construction of Gender in Hollywood Cinema – Ellen Kreger, Mercy College

Einzelgänger: The Outsider in German Film and Drama
German II-A (1700-1933)
Regular Session
Saturday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Keeneland Room
Chair: Susanne Kelley, Kennesaw State University
Secretary: Open
1. The Hypochondriac Bachelor as Medical and Marital Outsider in Dr. Willibald's Comedy The
   Hypochondriac (1824) – Edward T. Potter, Mississippi State University
2. The Hand-held Camera of Robert Walser – Walo Deuber, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences,
   Switzerland
3. Werner Herzog's Outsiders: Misfits, Madmen, and Geniuses – William Verrone, University of North
   Alabama

Music of Poetry/Poetry of Music
Special Session
Saturday—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Conference Theater
Chair: Jim Clark, Barton College
Participants:
1. Ted Olson, East Tennessee State University
2. Silas House, Lincoln Memorial University
3. Bob Bradley, Tennessee State University
4. H.R. Stoneback, State University of New York at New Paltz
5. Doug Van Gundy
6. Tom House

Presidential Reception
Spire – Rooftop of Hyatt Regency Louisville
Saturday— Beginning at 9:00 p.m.

                                      SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2008

                               SUNDAY – SESSION ONE: 8:00 TO 9:30 A.M.

The Microcosm of the Family
Comparative Literature II
Regular Session
Sunday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Oaks Room
Chair: Kinitra Brooks, University of Texas at San Antonio
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1. Female Stereotypes in William Faulkner's and Miroslav Krleža's Genealogies: A Case Study of Eula
   Varner Snopes and Charlotta Castelli Glembay – Biljana Oklopcic, University of Osijek, Croatia
2. Family Feud in Arabic – Tanja Stampfl, Louisiana State University
3. Constructing the Maternal: Limited Familial Microcosms in Abla Farhoud's Le bonheur a la queue
   glissante and Ying Chen's L'Ingratitude – Emily Rose Cranford, University of North Carolina at Chapel
   Hill
4. ―You're a son who doesn't love his mother‖: Vittorini in Italian America – Cale LaSalata, University of
   North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Scandinavian Literature
Regular Session
Sunday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Churchill Room
Chair: Tom Conner, Saint Norbert College.
Secretary: Tanya Thresher, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Executive Committee: Jay Lutz, Oglethorpe University
                       Tom Conner, Saint Norbert College
1. From Runaway to Russian Admiral: The Fantastic Voyages of Cornelius Cruys (1655-1727) – Signe
    Wegener, University of Georgia
2. Dan Anderson in America: A Swedish Anti-Emigration Story – Jay Lutz, Oglethorpe University
3. Ingmar Bergman‘s Theory of Love: Såsom i en Spegel – Eric Kristensson, University of California, Los
    Angeles
4. The Literary bohème in fin-de-siècle Kristiania as Portrayed in Knut Hamsun‘s Hunger – Tom Conner,
    Saint Norbert College

Gender and Self-Fashioning in 17th and 18th-century France
French II-B (17th and 18th Centuries)
Regular Session
Sunday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Pimlico Room A
Chair: Stephanie O‘Hara, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Secretary: Bertrand Landry, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1. Roger de Rabutin et Henri de Campion: soldats, mémorialistes et pères – Bertrand Landry, University of
   North Carolina at Greensboro
2. Se façonner à l’école des hommes: le concept de ―formation‖ chez Marivaux – Lilia Coropceanu, Emory
   University
3. The Subversive Dynamics of Myth, Gender, and Sexuality—The Fairy Tales of Marie-Catherine
   d‘Aulnoy – Felicia B. Sturzer, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Contemporary Mexican Narrative including Drama: La obra narrativa de Carlos Fuentes incluyendo su
drama
Spanish IV-A (Contemporary Spanish American)
Regular Session
Sunday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Pimlico Room B
Chair: José Arturo Cortés-Caballero, Georgia Perimeter College
Secretary: José Salvador Ruiz, Imperial Valley College
1. De cholos y ciudadanos en El gran Preténder y El umbral de la filera – José Salvador-Ruíz, Imperial
   Valley College
2. Representaciones culturales del movimiento estudiantil de 1968 – Romano Sánchez-Dominguez,
   Imperial Valley College
3. Juan Rulfo: ―Tragedia y rebelión en El llano en llamas‖ – María Isabel LeBlanc, Georgia Perimeter
   College
4. Lo que vio y vivió Malinalli al lado de Hernán Cortés según Laura Esquivel en La Malinche – José A.
   Cortés-Caballero, Georgia Perimeter College

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Dialectal ―Border Territories‖: Speech Communities on or near the Periphery of the American South and
Appalachia
Linguistics
Regular Session
Sunday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Saratoga Room
Chair: Benjamin Torbert, University of Missouri -Saint Louis
Secretary: Becky Childs, Coastal Carolina University
1. Understanding the Southern Drawl in Kentucky Speech: Toward a Technical Description – Terry Irons,
   Morehead State University
2. French in New Orleans: The Commodification of Language Heritage – Connie Eble, University of North
   Carolina at Chapel Hill
3. AAE in St. Louis: What's Going On Over "Thurr‖ – Cara Shousterman, New York University
4. ―She used to run the moonshine off‖: Bootlegging Narratives in the LAWS Corpus – Lamont Antieau,
   University of Georgia

Playful Ways: The Subversive Role of Plays Within Plays or Novels
MELUS
Affiliated Group
Sunday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Gulfstream Room
Chair: Tanya Long Bennett, North Georgia College & State University
Secretary: April Kilinski, North Georgia College & State University
1. Subverting Black Theatre: ―The Last Mama-on-the-Couch Play‖ in George C. Wolfe‘s The Colored
   Museum – John E. O‘Connor, Fairmont State University
2. Silence and the Black Church: Examining the Interstices of Racism and Homophobia in Randall Kenan‘s
   A Visitation of Spirits – Lucy Littler, Florida State University
3. Caribbean Nights and Days: Cultural and Psychological Colonization in Erna Brodber‘s Myal – April
   Kilinski, North Georgia College & State University

Literary Modernism and the Avant-Garde
Special Session
Sunday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Belmont Room
Chair: Sharla Hutchison, Fort Hays State University
1. Wallace Stevens and the Avant-Garde – Eric Leuschner, Fort Hays State University
2. Material Mediocrities and Modernism: Cather‘s American Dandyism – Stephanie Gross, Husson College
3. The End of Civilization: The Avant-Garde in D.H. Lawrence‘s Women in Love – Mitchell Lewis, Elmira
   College
4. Futurism, Feminism, and the Machine Aesthetic of Mina Loy – Sharla Hutchison, Fort Hays State
   University

Identities
SEMA II (Southeastern Medieval Association)
Affiliated Group
Sunday—8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Keeneland Room
Chair: Julie Singer, Washington University in St. Louis
Secretary: Barbara Petrosky, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
1. Medieval Chronicles and Authorship in Venice: the mystery of Enrico Dandolo – Roberto Pesce, Rutgers
   University
2. Blackened skin, sexual transgression and the loss of courtly identity in Perceforest – Brooke Heidenreich
   Findley, Pennsylvania State University Altoona
3. Defining a National Literary Identity: Translating Latin in Late Medieval England – Sandra Hordis,
   Arcadia University

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                              SUNDAY – SESSION TWO: 9:45 TO 11:00 A.M.

Conversations and Coffee with Featured Speaker Silas House: Exploring His Work
Special Session
Sunday—9:45 to 11:00 a.m.
Oaks Room
A panel discussion

Italian II-C (1600 – Present)
Regular Session
Sunday—9:45 to 11:00 a.m.
Derby Room
Chair: Giovanna Summerfield, Auburn University
Secretary: Mary Watt, University of Florida
1. Il ridimensionamento del sogno americano. L‘America agli occhi dei nuovi immigranti nei libri di Marco
Codebó – Giuseppe Cavatorta, University of Arizona
2. The Revenge of the Text: Betrayal, Revenge, and Justice in Giovanni Sercambi's Novelliere and
Cronache di Lucca – Myriam Ruthenberg, Florida Atlantic University

The Rough South: Hard-Boiled Southern Fiction
Special Session
Sunday—9:45 to 11:00 a.m.
Downs Room
Chair: William Boyle, University of Mississippi
Secretary: Matthew Nickel, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
1. The Great Sleep and The Big Sleep: All the King’s Men and Raymond Chandler – Larry A. Gray,
   Jacksonville State University
2. A Sorority Girl Gone Bad, Bootleggers, and Thieves Like Us: 1930s Southern Noir in Print and Film –
   Frank Minor, Georgia Highlands College
3. Surviving the Rough Waters of Post-Katrina Louisiana – Maria Hebert-Leiter, Wilkes University
4. Love and Failure in the Rough South of Larry Brown – William Boyle, University of Mississippi

The Pleasures of the (Long) Eighteenth Century
English III (Restoration and 18th Century Literature)
Regular Session
Sunday—9:45 to 11:00 a.m.
Pimlico Room A
Chair: Patricia Hamilton, Union University
Secretary: Kay Dukes Weeks, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
1. Spatial Estrangement in Eliza Haywood's Fantomina – Rebecca A. Brown, Texas A&M University,
   Kingsville System Center, San Antonio
2. Hearing Eighteenth-Century Literature – Elizabeth Kraft, University of Georgia
3. Gothic Pleasure: Joanna Baillie‘s ―The Moody Seer‖ and John Keats‘s Lamia – Heather Braun, Macon
   State College

Einzelgänger: The Outsider in German Literature
German II-B (1700-1933)
Regular Session
Sunday—9:45 to 11:00 a.m.
Pimlico Room B
Chair: Susanne Kelley, Kennesaw State University
Secretary: Open
1. Facing the Supernatural – George E. Harding, Francis Marion University
2. Messiah of the Outsider: Sabbatai Zvi and the Creation of German-Jewish Identity in Jakob
   Wassermann's Die Juden von Zirndorf – Richard Benson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
3. Outsiders in the Literature of Viennese Modernism – Susanne Kelley, Kennesaw State University
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4. Einzelgänger: Family-less Characters as Outsiders in Two Modern German-language Novels – Ursula
   Baer, University of British Columbia

Carrying the Fire: Themes in McCarthy’s The Road
Special Session
Sunday—9:45 to 11:00 a.m.
Pimlico Room C
Chair :Brad McDuffie, Nyack College
Moderator: Alex Shakespeare, Boston College
1. ―The Right Dreams for a Man in Peril‖: The Artist's Coda in Cormac McCarthy's The Road – Angela
   Green, University of Georgia
2. ―Canned Peaches in the Waste Land‖: The Mystery and Ecology of Cormac McCarthy's
The Road – Michael Beilfuss, Texas A&M University
3. ―See Rock City‖: Mapping McCarthy‘s Return to the South in The Road – Brad McDuffie, Nyack
   College
4. The Remapping of Mythic Space in the Fiction of Cormac McCarthy – Chris Smith, University of
   Tennessee

Everyone Poops: Children’s Literature and the Bathroom
Children’s Literature Discussion Circle
Regular Session
Sunday—9:45 to 11:00 a.m.
Saratoga Room
Chair: Jennifer Miskec, Longwood University
Secretary: Cathlena Martin, Samford University
1. How Do you Spell Relief? Bathrooms in Contemporary Young Adult Literature – Kara Keeling,
   Christopher Newport University
2. Archeology of Childhood Or Dig Down Deep: Flushing, Fluids, Flowage, and Friendship in Kate Klise
   and M. Sarah Klise's Regarding Series – Amberyl Malkovich, Concord University
3. Fears, the Bathroom, and Bullies: Hogwarts, a Case for Teaching and Learning – Melanie J. House, The
   Ohio State University

Revisiting Eça de Queirós’s A Cidade e as Serras
Portuguese-Brazilian I
Regular Session
Sunday—9:45 to 11:00 a.m.
Gulfstream Room
Chair: Estela Vieira, Indiana University Bloomington
Secretary: Open
1. As Viagens em A Cidade e as Serras: Mudança de Perspectiva ou Mudança de Lugar? – Giselle Martins,
   Indiana University Bloomington
2. The Aquatic Unconscious: Water Imagery in A Cidade e as Serras – Estela Vieira, Indiana University
   Bloomington
3. Striking a Philosophical Balance in A Cidade e as Serras – Stephaney Wright, Indiana University
   Bloomington

Non-Fiction Prose: The Rhetoric of Reality
Special Session
Sunday—9:45 to 11:00 a.m.
Belmont Room
Chair: Gregg Neikirk, Westfield State College
1. Unsettling the Jacksonian Frontier: Caroline Kirkland's A New Home, Who'll Follow and Critiques of the
   American West – Catherine Phillips, University of Tennessee
2. ―Everything looked as I thought it would‖: Responses to Niagara Falls in Margaret Fuller's Summer on
   the Lakes – Tom Kinnahan, Duquesne University

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3. Revealing the ―Truth‖: Analyzing and Teaching Post-9/11 Creative Nonfiction – Lisa A. Kirby, North
   Carolina Wesleyan College

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater
Women’s Studies Panel
Regular Session
Sunday—9:45 to 11:00 a.m.
Keeneland Room
Chair: Lauren Holt Matthews, Emory University
Secretary: Keme Hawkins, Emory University
1. Pedagogies of Femininity in The Taming of the Shrew and The Tamer Tamed – Alyssa Herzog,
    University of Pittsburgh
2. (Ad)dressing Masculinity: Fabric and Body For/By Women in Ana Caro's El Conde Partinuplés –
    Anastasia Valecce, Emory University
3. ―Tis worth Money that such Legs appear‖: Breeches Actresses on the Restoration Stage – Misty
    Krueger, University of Tennessee


                          SUNDAY—S ESSION THREE: 11:15 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.

Holocaust in Literature and Film
Regular Session
Sunday—11:15 to 1:00 p.m.
Oaks Room
Co-Chairs: Marcia Horn, Ferrum College and Lara Smith, Georgia State University
Secretary: Leah Wolfson, University of Charleston and the United States Holocaust Museum
Executive Committee: Marcia Horn, Ferrum College
                       Petra Schweitzer, Shenandoah University
                       Leah Wolfson, University of Charleston and the United States Holocaust
                       Museum
1. Irony in Iréne Némirovsky's Suite française – Dominique Linchet, Birmingham-Southern College
2. Finding Freedom from Confinement: Anne Frank, the Feminist – Christine Anne Auger, University of
    South Florida
3. Creative Applications of Classical Rhetoric: The Storytelling Tools in André‘s Lives – Lara Smith,
    Georgia State University

Feministas Unidas
Affiliated Group
Derby Room
Sunday—11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Chair: Jennifer A. Colón, United States Air Force Academy
Secretary: Alejandra K. Carballo, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
1. Loving in the War Years de Cherríe Moraga: La autobiografía personal y colectiva a la vez – Shelly
Hines-Brook, University of Alabama
2. The Complex Prostitute Figure in Isabel Allende's Hija de la fortuna – Emily Stow, Georgetown College
3. Viaje sin retorno: las identidades de Najat el-Hachmi – Sandra Martin, University of Kentucky

Race and Mobility in Southern Travel Writing
International Society for Travel Writing
Affiliated Group
Sunday—11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Churchill Room
Chair: Russ Pottle, Regis College
Secretary: Jeff Melton, Auburn University
1. Writing ―the Alabama Trip‖: Race and Mobility in the Manuscripts of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men –
   Hugh Davis, University of Tennessee
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2. Two Unlikely ―Southern‖ Travelers in Tennessee Williams‘s Rubio y Morena – Juanita Cabello,
   University of Michigan
3. Faces of an American City: Interracial Couples in Charleston, South Carolina – Cassi Landrus,
   University of Texas at El Paso

Adaptationism: An Emerging Program of Literary Study
Special Session
Sunday—11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Belmont Room
Chair: Charles Duncan, Clark Atlanta University
Secretary: Robert N. Funk, Middle Georgia College
1. The Sociobiological Underpinnings of Donne's Songs and Sonnets – Robert N. Funk, Middle Georgia
   College
2. Ancestral Footprints: An Evolutionary Approach to Vernon Jordan's Autobiography – Charles Duncan,
   Clark Atlanta University

Marxism and the Definition of Domestic Space
Marxist Literary Group
Affiliated Group
Sunday—11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pimlico Room A
Chair: Matthew Guy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Secretary: Abigail Heiniger, University of Louisville
1. Domestic Space in The Handmaid's Tale – Heather Duerre Humann, University of Alabama
2. William Morris and the Production of Ideal Living Spaces in Nineteenth-Century England – Nathanael
   Gilbert, Middle Georgia College
3. The Feminine Imagination and Waistcoat Pockets – Abigail Heiniger, University of Louisville

Flannery O’Connor and Humor
Flannery O’Connor Society
Affiliated Group
Sunday—11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pimlico Room B
Chair: Peter J. Ingrao, University of Texas at Dallas
Secretary: Michael L Schroeder, Savannah State University
1. O‘Connor‘s Comic Vision: Humor, Faith, and Wise Blood – Paul Grant, Memorial University of
   Newfoundland
2. Why Flannery O‘Connor Let the Misfit Kill the Grandmother and Her Family: Humor, the Grotesque,
   and Violence in Southern Literature as a Bridge to Catharsis – Laura Moshene, University of Texas at
   Dallas
3. Foolish Stereotypes with a Bite: Bakhtinian Feminist Dialogue in Flannery O‘Connor‘s ―Good Country
   People‖ – Amy K. King, Northern Illinois University
4. Wit and Race in the Stories of Flannery O‘Connor – Michael Schroeder, Savannah State University

Archives, Texts and Versions: Editing as Interpretation
Society for Textual Scholarship
Affiliated Group
Sunday—11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pimlico Room C
Chair: Jonathan Allison, University of Kentucky
Secretary: Jonathan Allison, University of Kentucky
1. The Faber Archive and Editing the Collected Prose of T.S.Eliot – Ronald Schuchard, Emory University
2. Editing W.B.Yeats, A Vision – Catherine Paul, Clemson University
3. The Transmission of Greek Lyric Poetry in the Greek Anthologies – Denis Searby, Stockholm
   University, Sweden

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4. A New Version or a New Work? The Case of Medieval Sequence Commentaries – Erika Kihlman,
   Stockholm University, Sweden
5. Editing the ―born-digital‖ Musical – Doug Reside, University of Maryland

Postcolonial Literature and SAMLA: Planning Session
Postcolonial Literature
Regular Session
Sunday—11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saratoga
Chair: R. Victoria Arana, Howard University
Secretary: Lois Wolfe, Florida Atlantic University
This will be a planning meeting for the regular session in November 2009. New officers will be elected
from those in attendance interested in continuing SAMLA‘s Postcolonial Literature sessions.

The Age-Old Question: What is the Relationship between Form and Content?
SAMLA Fiction Writers
Regular Session
Sunday—11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Gulfstream Room
Chair: Karen Guffey, Gordon College
Secretary: Open
1. Writing Conventions: A Linguist‘s Point of View – Karen Guffey, Gordon College
2. Manipulating History to Create Fiction: Dan Brown and Me – Santiago García-Castañón, Western
   Carolina University
3. One Point on the Line: the Use of Alternating Point of View to Establish Content – Erin B. Waggoner,
   Marshall University

French Cinema
Film
Regular Session
Sunday—11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Belmont Room
Chair: Adrienne Angelo, Auburn University
Secretary: Virginia Bonner, Clayton State University
1. Irreconcilable Differences: Individual Identity and the Couple in the Cinema of François Ozon –
    Adrienne Angelo, University of West Georgia
2. Moving Stills in Chris Marker‘s Sans soleil – Virginia Bonner, Clayton State University
3. Irreversible Violence? Trauma, Ethics and Gaspar Noé‘s Spectator – Lynsey Russell-Watts, University
    of Nottingham
4. Hip Hop Montage in Mattheiu Kassovitz‘s La Haine – Steve Spence, Clayton State University

Robert Penn Warren and Women Writers
Robert Penn Warren Circle
Affiliated Group
Sunday—11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Regency Ballroom South
Chair: Patricia L. Bradley, University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Secretary: Sean Heuston, The Citadel
1. Birds of a Feather: Welty and Warren as ―Re‖-Creators – Kelly Whiddon, Macon State College
2. Yankee Gothic in Eleanor Clark‘s Camping Out – William Bedford Clark, Texas A&M University
3. Father and Daughter in the Poems of Robert Penn and Rosanna Phelps Warren – Joe Millichap, Western
   Kentucky University




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