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American Literature Association(1)

    Thursday, May 22, 2003 ~ Session I - Session X

    American Literature Association

    2003 Conference

    May 22-25, 2003

    Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cambridge

    Session I: Thursday, May 22, 8:00-8:50 a.m.

    A. BUSINESS MEETING: Edith Wharton Society, Executive Boardroom 201 B. BUSINESS MEETING: American Religion and Literature Society, William

    Dawes B

    C. BUSINESS MEETING: Flannery O‘Connor Society, Executive Boardroom 203

    D. BUSINESS MEETING: International Theodore Dreiser Society, William Dawes

    A

    E. BUSINESS MEETING: The E.E. Cummings Society, Thomas Paine A F. BUSINESS MEETING: John Edgar Wideman Society, Thomas Paine B G. BUSINESS MEETING: Norman Mailer Society, Paul Revere A

    H. BUSINESS MEETING: Society for the Study of Working Class Literature,

    Ballroom B

    Session II: Thursday, May 22, 9:30-10:50 a.m.

A. CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN POETS I,

    Ballroom A

    Chair: Lovalerie King, University of Massachusetts at Boston and the George Moses

    Horton Society for the Study of African American Poetry

    1. ―Ordering Disorder: Women in June Jordan's Poetry,‖ Joyce Pettis, North Carolina

    State University

    2. "Powers of Voice: Race, Gender, Form, and the Long Poem," Evie Shockley, Wake

    Forest University

    3. "‗Deep like the rivers‘: Lucille Clifton's Poetic Dialogue with Langston Hughes,‖

    Hilary Holladay, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

    4. ―‗Doing nothing was the doing‘: Everyday Feminist Activism in Rita Dove‘s On the

    Bus with Rosa Parks,‖ Betsy Beaulieu, Appalachian State University

B. THEMES OF SPIRITUAL QUEST AND LOSS IN

    CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE I, William Dawes B

    Chair: Catherine A. Rogers, Savannah State University and the American Religion and

    Literature Society

    1. ―Searching for a New Principle: Postmodernism and Faith,‖ Mira Sakrajda, SUNY-

    Westchester Community College

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    2. ―The Function of Christian Imagery in the Poetry of Sylvia Plath,‖ Sheryl Meyering,

    Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

    3. ―The Paternal Elegies: The Dream Songs‘ Shroud,‖ Sam Dodson, Tarleton State

    University

    4. ―Where is Your God?: History, Politics, and Spirit in Carolyn Forche‘s ‗The Angel

    of History‘,‖ Gary Grieve-Carlson, Lebanon Valley College

CONVERSION AND REVISION: RE-SEEING AMERICAN C.

    WOMEN WRITERS, Molly Pitcher

    Chair: Heidi Hanrahan, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

    1. ―Universalism and the new American woman,‖ Mary Rose Kasraie, Georgia State

    University

    2. ―The Visioning and (Re)visioning Power of the Father‘s Gaze: Mr. Royall in Edith

    Wharton‘s Summer,‖ Kelly L. Richardson, Winthrop University

    3. ―Bridging Chasms and Invoking Possibility in Julia Alvarez‘s ?Yo!,‖ Rich Roberts,

    University of Montana

    D. NEW DIRECTIONS IN DREISER SCHOLARSHIP, William Dawes A

    Chair: Keith Newlin, University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the International Theodore Dreiser Society

    1. ―Dreiser‘s Relevance to a Modern Moslem Environment,‖ Nadjia Amrane,

    University of Algiers

    2. ―Dreiser and Orientalism in the Theater at the Turn of the Century,‖ Kenji Munakata,

    Nihon University

    3. ―The Next Dreiser Biography,‖ Jerome Loving, Texas A&M University

    E. E.E. CUMMINGS: ASPECTS OF THE POETRY, Thomas Paine A

    Chair: Michael Webster, Grand Valley State University and The E.E. Cummings Society

    1. ―The Importance of Technical Innovation in the Poetic Maturation of E.E.

    Cummings,‖ Robert Grumman, Independent Scholar

    2. ―Cummings and Stevens,‖ Glen McLeod, University of Connecticut, Waterbury

    Campus

    3. ―Cummings‘ Humor as Discourse in Androgyny,‖ Millie M. Kidd, Mount St. Mary‘s

    College

    F. COMPARATIVE APPROACHES: THE BORDERS OF U.S.

    LITERATURE AND CULTURE, Thomas Paine B

    Chair: Andrew Stauffer, Boston University

1. ―Mapping Narrative Identities: Mark Twain‘s and Demetra Vaka Brown‘s Spatial

    Play,‖ Eleftheria Arapoglou, Aristotle University

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2. ―The Altruistic Imagination: The Blithedale Romance and Bleak House,‖ Frank

    Christianson, Brown University

    3. ―Narrating Refugees, Gendering Pan-Latin Solidarity,‖ Dalia Kandiyoti, College of

    Staten Island CUNY

MAILER AT 80, Paul Revere A G.

    Chair: John Whalen-Bridge, National University of Singapore and the Norman Mailer Society

1. ―Backgrounds to An American Dream: Letters from the Archive,‖ Mike Lennon,

    Wilkes University

    2. ―Memory in Mailer; Memories of Mailer,‖ Barry Leeds, Central Connecticut State

    University

    3. The original version of The Naked and the Dead: An excerpt from The Young

    Norman Mailer,‖ Robert Lucid, University of Pennsylvania

    H. ENGAGING FAMILY AND HISTORY, Ballroom B

    Chair, Gerald Bergevin, Northeastern University and the John Edgar Wideman Society

    1. ―‗Getting' It On: Grandmothers and Sexuality in Wideman,‖ Karen Jahn,

    Assumption College

    2. ―‗All my father‘s texts‘: John Edgar Wideman‘s Historical Vision,‖ Tracie Guzzio,

    SUNY Plattsburg

    3. ―Of Genocide and Survival in John Edgar Wideman‘s The Cattle Killing,‖ Heather

    Andrade, Barry College

    I. SPIRITUALITY AND REDEMPTION IN AMERICAN

    LITERATURE, Crispus Attucks

    Chair: James Robert Payne, New Mexico State University

    1. ―William Apess‘s Quest for Acceptance in ‗A Son of the Forest‘,‖ Abigail Davis,

    University of Minnesota

    2. ―Anarchism in Jewish Community: Meyer Levin‘s Yehuda and Tillie Olsen‘s

    Yonnondio,‖ Ferdâ Asya, Bowling Green State University

    3. ―In the Word: Annie Dillard‘s Incarnational Theory of Language,‖ Colleen Warren,

    Taylor University

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    Thursday, May 22, 2003 ~ Session I - Session X

    Session III: Thursday, May 22, 11:00a.m.-12:20 p.m.

    A. SOLDIERS, SWASHBUCKLERS, AND STALKERS: MASCULINE REPRESENTATION BY AMERICAN WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS,

    Ballroom A

    Chair: Marlene Sider, Bucks County Community College and the American Theater and

    Drama Society (ATDS)

    1. ―Royalists and Roundheads: Beulah Marie Dix‘s Fascination With England‘s

    Cavalier Period,‖ Sherry Engle, Borough of Manhattan Community College

    2. ―Soldiers and their Stalwart Sweethearts: War and Work in World War II Dramas,‖

    Maria Beach, Kutztown University

    3. ―Romantic Criminals: Staging the Stalker in Rebecca Gilman‘s Boy Gets Girl and

    Other Plays,‖ Elizabeth Stroppel, William Paterson University

    B. BODIES POLITIC AND BODIES TEMPORAL IN AFRICAN

    AMERICAN LITERATURE, William Dawes B

    Chair: Keith Byerman, Indiana State University

1. ―Race, Nation, and Law: The Mulatto/a Body in Charles Chesnutt‘s The House

    Behind the Cedars,‖ Shelby Crosby, SUNY Buffalo

    2. ―Contemporizing the Past: The Spectral Stage of Suzan-Lori Parks,‖ Sinikka Grant,

    SUNY Buffalo

    3. ―It Happened In Your Name: James Baldwin‘s Essays as Civil Rights

    Synchronization,‖ David LaCroix, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    C. RECONSTRUCTING THE BEATS, Molly Pitcher

    Chair: Hilary Holladay, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

1. ―Re-Beat: Revising the Beat Generation,‖ Jennie Skerl, West Chester University

    2. ―The Art of Writing In Between: Women Writing the Beat Generation,‖ Ronna C.

    Johnson, Tufts University

    3. ―To See Each Other: The Author Interview and Beat Women Writers,‖ Nancy M.

    Grace, College of Wooster

    D. CRIME AND THE COLD WAR IN NABOKOV‘S FICTION, William

    Dawes A

    Chair: Charles Nicol, Indiana State University and the Vladimir Nabokov Society

1. ―Un-American Activities,‖ Dmitri Nabokov, Independent Scholar

    2. ―Nabokov and James Bond: Bullets over Nevsky,‖ James Womack, Oxford

    University

    3. ―‗Sinister Adults,‘ ‗Troubled Teens,‘ and Pop-Culture Paranoia in Lolita,‖ Susan

    Elizabeth Sweeney, Holy Cross College

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    Thursday, May 22, 2003 ~ Session I - Session X

    E. LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, Thomas Paine A

    Chair: Joel Myerson, University of South Carolina

    1. ―‗Concord Holds No Inspiration for Me‘: Louisa May Alcott and Boston,‖ Daniel

    Shealy, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

    2. ―Louisa May Alcott, Caroline Healey Dall, and the Publication of Moods,‖ Helen R.

    Deese, Massachusetts Historical Society

    3. ―‗A Punishment as Suble as the Sin‘: Children as the Retribution of Unmatched

    Marriage in Louisa May Alcott‘s Moods,‖ Jennifer Middlesworth, Mitchell

    Community College

    F. INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO TEACHING AMERICAN TEXTS,

    1880-1930, Thomas Paine B

    Chair: Michael Tavel Clarke, University of Iowa

1. ―Henry James‘s The Portrait of a Lady and Serialization,‖ Martha Sledge,

    Marymount Manhattan College

    2. ―Problem-Based Learning and Henry James‘s The Beast in the Jungle,‖ Candis

    Pylate-Weiss, Alcorn State University

    3. ―Teaching Realism and Deconstruction,‖ Susanna Ashton, Clemson University

    4. ―Teaching H.D.‘s Imagist Poetry with the Visual Assistance of Henri Matisse,‖

    Christa Baiada, City University of New York

    5. ―Using a Creative Writing Approach to Teach Nella Larsen, Walt Whitman, and the

    Forms of Ambiguity,‖ Carol Lauhon, University of Iowa

    G. ELLEN GLASGOW AND RELIGION, Paul Revere A

    Chair: Catherine Rainwater, St. Edward‘s University and the Ellen Glasgow Society

1. ―Ellen Glasgow and the Unknown,‖ Susan Goodman, University of Delaware

    2. ―Ellen Glasgow‘s Homiletic Vision,‖ Gwendolyn Jones, Georgia Southwestern State

    University

    3. ―Darwinism and the Spiritual Impulse in the Works of Ellen Glasgow and James

    Lane Allen,‖ Amy Berke, Macon State College

    H. CONTEMPORARY WORKING-CLASS LITERATURE, Ballroom B

    Chair: Eric Schocket, Hampshire College and the Society for the Study of Working Class Literature

1. ―Putting The Ax into Working-Class Literature,‖ Dan Opler, New York University

    2. ―Alienation/Acceptance: Russell Banks' Trailerpark,‖ Jennifer Riske, University of

    Texas, San Antonio

    3. ―Easy Reading and Dirty Work: Labor Pedagogy and the Politics of Race from Easy

    and Mouse to Spenser and Hawk,‖ Kenneth J. Saltman, DePaul University

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    Thursday, May 22, 2003 ~ Session I - Session X

I. CHICANO PEDAGOGY AND WEBSITE TECHNOLOGY: A

    ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION, Crispus Attucks

    Chair: Marcus Embry

    Session IV: Thursday, May 22, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

    A. BUSINESS MEETING: George Moses Horton Society for the Study of African

    American Poetry, Executive Boardroom 201

    B. BUSINESS MEETING: F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, Executive Boardroom 204 C. BUSINESS MEETING: Eudora Welty Society, Executive Boardroom 203 D. BUSINESS MEETING: Stephen Crane Society, Aquarium

    Session V: Thursday, May 22, 12:30-1:50 p.m.

A. HUCKLEBERRY FINN ON CDROM, Ballroom A

    Chair: Laura Skandera-Trombley, Pitzer College and the Mark Twain Circle

    1. ―The Huckleberry Finn CDROM,‖ Victor Doyno, SUNY Buffalo

    2. ―The Scholarly Uses of the Huckleberry Finn CDROM,‖ John Bird, Winthrop

    College

B. HENRY ADAMS AND ETHNICITY, William Dawes B

    Chair: Kim Moreland, George Washington University and the Henry Adams Society

    1. ―Henry Adams, Science, and the Problem of the Racial Other,‖ John Orr, University

    of Portland

    2. ―Puritan Heritage and the New (Ethnic) American,‖ William Merrill Decker,

    Oklahoma State University

    Respondent: J.C. Levenson, University of Virginia

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    Thursday, May 22, 2003 ~ Session I - Session X

    C. LIVES (AND DEATHS) OF BLACK MEN, Molly Pitcher

    Chair: Wilfred Samuels, University of Utah and the African American Literature and Culture Society

    1. Manchild, Blueschild, Speaker, Subject: African American Urban Culture and

    Autobiographical ‗Street‘ Narratives of the Mid-1960s to Early 1970s,‖ Julie Godin,

    University of Ottawa

    2. ―African American Automortography: The Intersections of Representing Self, Race,

    and Death in King, Ashe and Shakur,‖ Thomas Kane, Washington & Lee University

    3. ―The ‗Indian‘ in African American Autobiography,‖ Angela Pulley, Yale University

    4. ―Frederick Douglass Lied: the Trickster, the Melodrama, and the Hustle,‖ Granville

    Ganter, St. John‘s University

    D. T.S. ELIOTI, William Dawes A

    Chair: Shyamal Bagchee, University of Alberta and The T.S. Eliot Society

1. ―Cavalier Posturing in T.S. Eliot's Antifruition Lyric: The Love Song of J. Alfred

    Prufrock,‖ Rebekah Keaton, Michigan State University

    2. ―Burbank, Bleistein, and Herakleitos: A Close Reading of Eliot's Punctuation,‖

    Debra San, Massachusetts College of Art

    3. ―Outside the Ivory Tower: Boston Sources of Eliot's Vision of the Street,‖ Elizabeth

    Brewer Redwine, Emory University

    E. RE-DISCOVERING THE FICTION OF ELIZABETH MADOX

    ROBERTS, Thomas Paine A

    Chair: Gregg Neikirk, Westfield State College and the Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society

    1. ―The Fall of the House of Bell, and the Ascent of Theodosia in Elizabeth Madox

    Roberts's My Heart and My Flesh,‖ Tina Green, University of Connecticut

    2. ―The Power of the Cloth: Fabric as Imagery and Reality in Elizabeth Maddox

    Roberts's Fiction," Jane Keller, University of Baltimore

    3. ―Elizabeth Madox Roberts, The Time of Man, and the Philosophy of George

    Berkeley," Steven Florczyk, Independent Scholar

    F. RELIGION, SACRIFICE, AND AMERICAN LITERATURE, Thomas

    Paine B

    Chair: Thomas Austenfeld, North Georgia College and State University

    1. ―Madness and the Divine: The Loom, Pip, and the Weaver God,‖ Steven Frye,

    California State University, Bakersfield

    2. ―Lactantius, Teleology, and American Literature,‖ Eric Carl Link, North Georgia

    College and State University

    3. ―Sacrificial Love in Gaines and Walker,‖ Christine Harvey, University of California,

    Santa Barbara

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    Thursday, May 22, 2003 ~ Session I - Session X

    G. HAWTHORNE AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Paul Revere A

    Chair: Millicent Bell, Boston University and the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society

1. ―Hawthorne‘s Repudiation of his Autobiographical Self in Our Old Home,‖ James

    Bense, Minnesota State University, Moorhead

    2. ―Renegade Voices of Hawthorne‘s Letters,‖ James Barszcz, Independent Scholar

    3. ―Different from Himself: Hawthorne and the Masquerade of Masculinity,‖ T. Walter

    Herbert, Southwestern University

Respondent: Brenda Wineapple, Union College

    H. CRANE AND WOMEN, Ballroom B

    Chair: Don Vanouse, State University of New York, College at Oswego and the Stephen Crane Society

    1. ―The Influence of Agnes Crane on the Artistic Vision of Her Brother Stephen

    Crane,‖ Kathy Hilt, Independent Scholar

    2. ―‗Bohemian Resorts‘ and the Power of Women in Crane‘s The Third Violet and

    Howells‘s The Coast of Bohemia,‖ Donna M. Campbell, Gonzaga University

    3. ―Searching for Identity in The Red Badge of Courage: Henry Fleming's Battle with

    Gender,‖ Kristin Sanner, Binghamton University

     THI. 19 CENTURY AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS IMAGINING

    THE IDEAL--I, Crispus Attucks

    Chair: Marianne Noble, American University and the Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers Reading Group

    1. ―Like Brothers and Sisters: Workers in Fanny Fern‘s Imagined America,‖ Karen A.

    Weyler, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

    2. ―A Southerner Abroad: Sherwood Bonner and Ideal Femininity,‖ Kathryn B.

    McKee, University of Mississippi

    3. ―Landscape as Haven: Celia Thaxter, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Island Autonomy,‖

    Leah Glasser, Mount Holyoke College

    Session VI: Thursday, May 22, 2:00-3:20 p.m.

    A. SOUTHERN LITERATURE AND THE VISUAL, Ballroom A

    Chair: Judith Jackson Fossett, University of Southern California and the Society for the Study of Southern Literature

1. ―The Garden and the River: Visual and Ecological Conventions in Eudora Welty's A

    Curtain of Green and The Wide Net,‖ Sarah Petrides, Brown University

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    2. ―Shackles and Stripes: Representations of the Southern Chain Gang,‖ David A.

    Davis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    3. "'Something Botched and Haphazard': Flannery O'Connor's Critique of Visuality in

    Parker's Back," Thomas F. Haddox, University of Tennessee Knoxville

THE ADULT PRESENCE IN AMERICAN CHILDREN‘S B.

    LITERATURE, William Dawes B

    Chair: Karin Westman, Kansas State University and the Children's Literature Association

    1. ―Willis Richardson and the Birth of Black Children's Drama,‖ Katharine Capshaw

    Smith, Florida International University

    2. ―Sex, Alcohol, and Con-Men: The Other Side of Dr. Seuss,‖ Philip Nel, Kansas State

    University

    3. ―‗Whacked-Out Partners‘: The Inversion of Empathy in Joey Pigza Swallowed the

    Key,‖ Marah Gubar, University of Pittsburgh

    C. AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE AND THE LAW, Molly Pitcher

    Chair: Theresa Gregor, University of Southern California and The Association for the Study of American Indian Literature

    1. "Beggars of Today, Princes of Tomorrow: Native Mixed-Bloods and the Law in

    Nineteenth-Century American Fiction," Harry Brown, Muhlenberg College 2. "Ojibwa Discipline and Punishment: Tribal Justice in Louise Erdrich's Shamengwa,"

    Stephanie Fitzgerald, Claremont Graduate University

    3. "Embodying Counternarrative: The Discourse of Repatriation in Anna Lee Walters'

    Ghost Singer," Amelia Katanski, Kalamazoo College

    4. "Conflicting Sovereignties and Southern Injustice: A Twentieth Century

    Interpretation of Cherokee Politics and History in Diane Glancy's Pushing the Bear,"

    Angela Mullis, University of Arizona

    D. FITZGERALD‘S EPISTEMOLOGICAL VISION, William Dawes A

    Chair: Ruth Prigozy, Hofstra University and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society

    1. ―Educating Shelia: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hollywood, and the End of Liberal

    Education,‖ Michael Nowlin, University of Victoria

    2. ―Fitzgerald and Parenthood: Daddy‘s Got to Preach,‖ Gail Sinclair, Rollins College

    3. ―Fitzgerald‘s Epistemological Waste Land,‖ James H. Meredith, United States Air

    Force Academy

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    Thursday, May 22, 2003 ~ Session I - Session X

    E. REEXAMINING THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE: A

    ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION, Thomas Paine A

    Moderator: Albert J. von Frank, Washington State University

    1. ―Whose Renaissance? Women Writers in the Era of the American Renaissance,‖

    Sharon M. Harris, Texas Christian University

    2. ―A Darker Woods: Black Resistance and Self-Reliance in the American

    Renaissance,‖ Julie Cary Nerad, Georgia State University

    3. ―Natives, Nation, Narrative: Reading Roanoke in the Renaissance,‖ Penelope Kelsey,

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    4. ―Spanning ‗The Great Divide‘: Prestige and Popularity in the Literature of the

    American 1850s,‖ David Ball, Princeton University

    5. ―Cooper in Europe: Transnational Gleanings and American Meanings,‖ J. Gerald

    Kennedy, Louisiana State University

    F. FLANNERY O‘CONNOR, Thomas Paine B

    Chair: Sura P. Rath, Louisiana State University, Shreveport and the Flannery O‘Connor Society

1. ―The Reasonable Use of the Unreasonable: Formal Aspects of O'Connor's Comedic

    Style,‖ Denise T. Askin, Saint Anselm College

    2. ―Flannery O'Connor's Comic Aesthetic," Kelly Gerald, Mississippi Humanities

    Council

    3. ―'The Home of the Brave': The Origin and Expansion of Flannery O'Connor's Social

    Satire,‖ Virginia Wray, Lyon College

    4. ―Beholding the Handmaids: America's Catholic Press, Women and The Comforts of

    Home,‖ Robert Donahoo, Sam Houston State University

    G. WOMEN AND LABOR IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1830-1930,

    Paul Revere A

    Chair: Janet Dean, Bryant College

    1. ―‗Love and bread and butter‘: Fanny Fern and the Literary Wife,‖ Erin Gayton,

    University of California, San Diego

    2. ―A Commercial Traveler: Edna Ferber‘s Emma McChesney Stories,‖ Karen S.

    Langlois, California State University, Pomona

    3. ―Desiring Economic Independence: Remodeling the ‗Home Office‘ in Hannah Lee‘s

    Elinor Fulton,‖ Leslie Hammer, University of California, San Diego

    H. ASSIMILATION, TRANSGRESSION AND IDENTITY IN U.S.

    ETHNIC LITERATURE, Ballroom B

    Chair: James Robert Payne, New Mexico State University

    1. ―Heroic Self-Rescue: The Use of Violent Archetypes in Multicultural American

    Women‘s Writing,‖ Roberta Rosenberg, Christopher Newport University

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