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General Business Meeting:  Saturday, April 10, 7:00 p.m., Salon A. 

Awards given out at this meeting.


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SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2004

  

SALON E:  EXHIBITOR's SPACE



SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.


Salon A

596       Horror V:  Horror

Chair:  Philip L. Simpson, Brevard Community College


In the Darkness of Profiling, Is the Shadow PTSD?

Nancy Parker, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University


The Bloodsucking Brady Bunch:  Reforming the Family Unit in The Lost Boys

Jeremy Tirrell, University of Texas at San Antonio


The Consolation of Horror in Cinematic Representations of the Holocaust

Philip L. Simpson



Salon B

597       The Small Town in Literature, Film, Television, and Song I

Chair:  Sara Jane Richter, Oklahoma Panhandle State University


Hollywood's Small Towns:  Fantasies versus Realities

Karen Valihora, York University, Toronto


Looking Backward to Look Forward to Today:  Post-War Hollywood's Turn-of-the-Century Small Town

Linda Robinson, Northwestern University


From Small Town to Suburbia:  The Changing Image of Family and Community in American Film

Philip C. Dolce, Bergen Community College, New Jersey


Southern Discomfort:  Women with Attitudes in Film and Literature

Kelly J. Hart, Spearman High School, Texas



Salon C

598       Native American Studies IX: Framing The Struggles: Indigenous Activism, Relocation, and the Politics of Academia

Chair:  Kimberly Roppolo, McLennan Community College

 

Crucifying the White Man: Douglass Durham's Reinvention of the American Indian Movement

Sandra K. Baringer, University of California at Riverside

 

Trials and Tribulations of the Western Shoshone

Tom Wasson, Winnemucca Indian Colony

 

Working in John Wayne Country: Racist and Sexist Termination at the University of Washington

Robert Free Galvan, Independent Scholar


Relocation and Dislocation in David Treuer's The Hiawatha

John D. Kalb, Salisbury University



Salon D

599       Film and Film Adaptation XV: Adaptation Theory at Work

Chair: Dennis Cutchins, Brigham Young University


Digging for Gatsby: Using Film to Unearth the Roots of The Great Gatsby

Bryce Cundick, Brigham Young University


Adaptation Theory and the Works of Henry James

Rachael Decker Bailey, Brigham Young University


Migrating Film Titles: Examining Cross-Cultural Adaptation

Rachel Ligairi, Brigham Young University


Of Monkeys and Men: Minority Report's Precog "Other" on Page and Screen

Joel Karpowitz, Brigham Young University


Biography and Film: The Adaptation of A Beautiful Mind

Sandra Clark Jergensen, Brigham Young University


Huck Finn and R. P. McMurphy: Relationships Between Twain and Kesey

Josh Christienson, Brigham Young University



Salon F

600       Science Fiction/Fantasy XXII:  Heinlein III: This He Believed: Teaching Under the Radar II

Chair:  Lisa Edmonds, Wichita State University 


Heinlein's 'F' Words: Farnham's Freehold, Friday, and Bigotry

Brad Linaweaver, Author; Co-editor, New Libertarian's Special Heinlein Tribute Issue


Heinlein's Eternal Feminine: Redefining the Myth and Mythos of Woman

Lisa Edmonds


The Heinlein Juveniles: A Feminist Perspective

Kyle Bozeman, Troy State University



Salon G

601       Masculinities IX: Masculinity, Crime, Politics, and the Law

Chair:  Cherise Pollard, West Chester University of Pennsylvania


An Ethnography of Masculinities in Cityton Prison, South Wales

John Beynon, University of Glamorgan, Wales


Praxis of Deception: The Police Cult of Masculinity and the Blue Wall of Silence

Thomas W. Nolan, Springfield College, Manchester, New Hampshire


Masculinities, Violence, Crime, and the Socialization of Boys:  One Parent's Response

Merry G. Perry, West Chester University of Pennsylvania


Empire Redux: Bush Visits the Philippines

David Brody, West Chester University of Pennsylvania


  

Salon H

602       Dance and Culture VII: Bodies in Motion/Bodies in Theory

Chair:  Sherril Dodds, University of Surrey


Feet Don't Fail Me Now:  African American Drill and Step Team Performance

Brenda Lacey, State University of New York at Buffalo


The Body, Knowledge, and a Culture of Change:  Somatic Ecology

Robert Bettmann, American University & Blackbird Dance Ensemble


The "Trouble" With Modern Liturgical Dance; or, A Scholar Looks in the Mirror and Sees an Elitist Looking Back

Kent De Spain, University of Texas Austin



Salon I

603       National PCA/ACA Area Chairs Meeting

Chair:  Michael K. Schoenecke, Director, PCA/ACA



Salon J

604       Advertising IV:  Irony, Shifting Perceptions, and Cultural Acceptance

Chair:  Robert Baumgardner, Texas A&M University-Commerce


Profitable Showmanship? Entertainment, Advertising and American Business, 1890-1940

Chris Rasmussen, Fairleigh Dickinson University


The Original VW Beetle as Modern Hero

Bruce G. Vanden Bergh, Michigan State University


Legal Advertising: The Shifting Culture of Law Firms

Elizabeth Spradley, Stephen F. Austin State University


English in Spanish and Spanish in English: Cultures in Contact in Advertising

Robert J. Baumgardner, and

María Eugenia Montemayor, Universidad de Monterrey



Salon K

605       Mystery and Detective Fiction XII: Conventions, Boundaries,

and the Nature of the Genre

Chair:  Marilyn Rye, Fairleigh Dickinson University


Bad Sex in Women's Hardboiled Detective Novels

William Klink, College of Southern Maryland


"So Ugly, So Beautiful": Pornography and the Limits of Detective Fiction

in Ellroy's L.A. Quartet

Jim Mancall, Harvard College


Laura, Vera, and Wilkie: Deep Sensation Roots of a Noir Novel

Barbara Emrys, University of Nebraska-Kearney


Machismo and Murder: Playing with the Genre in Mystic River and Chronicle

of a Death Foretold

Marilyn Rye



Salon L

606       Gender and Material Culture II:  Objects, Spaces, and Community

Chair:  Ella Howard, Boston University


Old Man of the Mountain: Masculinity, Material Culture, and Regional Identity

Robin K. O'sullivan, University of Southern Maine


"Living as Americans Live": Company Towns and Family Values

Rachel Batch, Widener University


Masculinity, Poverty, and the Built Environment On the Bowery

Ella Howard



Salon M

607       Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections X:  Chucherias and Mugreritos: Chicanas Talk Frankly about Collecting

Chair: Nonrna E. Cantu, University of Texas, San Antonio


I Beat the Owl Lady: A "Collection" of Personal Anecdotes on Collecting

Tey Marianna Nunn, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM


The Lure of the Unknown: The Call of the Garage Sale

Tey Diana Rebolledo, University of New Mexico


A Life of Collecting: A Meditation on Collectors, Collecting, and Preserving

Norma E. Cantu, University of Texas, San Antonio



Conference Rm. 1

608       Slapstick Comedy/Early Television I:  Wheeler, Woolsey, and The Three Stooges

Chair:  Peter Seely


Hassan Bin Sobah:  Native American, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, and Eastern European Stereotyping in The Three Stooges Films

Peter Seely, Benedictine University


Diplomaniacs:  Wheeler and Woolsey's Secret Mission Revealed

Joe D. Seely, Holland and Knight, LLC, Chicago, Illinois


Hang Hitler!:  The Three Stooges and their Potshots at Nazis

Lynn Rapaport, Pomona College


Roundtable Discussion on The Three Stooges and Columbia Pictures



Conference Rm. 2

609       Composition/Rhetoric I: Historical Rhetorics

Chair:  Davina Cummings, Florida Atlantic University


Negotiating Difference: A Postcolonial Critique of the Cultural Studies Composition Text

Joseph B. Wagner, University of North Carolina-Greensboro


Revealing the Middle Passage: Exploring Narrative Style in Contemporary Amistad Media

John Kille, St. Louis University


Analysis of Stanton's Address at the Seneca Falls Convention

Davina Cummings



Conference Rm. 3

610       Television in Popular Culture IV: Performing Gender

Chair:  Peggy Davis, Miami University


From Discipline and Punish to Discipline and Decorate: Queer Masculinities, Containment, and Modes of Representation in Reality Television

Melanie Maltry, Ohio State University


Monster Masculinity: Honey, I'll Be in the Garage Reasserting My Manhood

Peter Tragos, New Trier High School


Is a Kiss Just a Kiss?:  Pop Culture Pushes the Sexual-Preference Envelope

Norma C. Bucholtz, California State University-San Bernardino


What's Football Got To Do With It?  How Aliasí Super Bowl Episode Forever Altered Sydney's Tough Woman Performance

Peggy Davis



Conference Rm. 4

611       Sports XIV: Culture

Chair: Steve Oakey, Virginia Tech


By the way, do you play basketball?: Sports in Schoolgirls Stories in the Early Twentieth Century

Nancy Rosoff, Rutgers University


The Park in the Mall, the Fake Streetscape, and the "Jesus Saves" Skateramp (A.K.A. How to Turn a Skateboarder into a Religious, Law-Abiding Consumer):  Motivations Behind the Creation of American Skateparks

Kelli Shapiro, Brown University


Virtual Sport: The Development of a Postmodern Sport Model

Steve Estes, East Carolina University


The Cultural Expressions of Soccer: The Tango Strength, Efficiency, and La Belle France

Steve Oakey



Conference Rm. 5

612       Culture of Fandom II: Expressions of Fandom from Sports Culture

Chair:  Greg Thompson, Florida State University


Fan Identity and the Politics of Place: An Oral History of Postwar Football Broadcasting

Jeff Montez de Oca, University of Southern California


Henry W. Grady: Baseball's New South Prophet

Wes Singletary, Brookwood School/Tallahassee Community College


Balancing, Straightening and Refocusing the Picture of Jim Thorpe I

Douglas Noverr, Michigan State University


Balancing, Straightening and Refocusing the Picture of Jim Thorpe II

Robert Reising, University of North Carolina at Pembroke



Conference Rm. 6

613       Chicana/o Culture: Literature, Film, Theory IV

Chair:  Casie C. Beasley, McNeese State University


A Chicana Discourse of Folklore in a Historiography:  An Analysis of Caballero

Rose M. Rodriguez-Rabin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


La Llorona and La Malinche in the Literature of Anaya and Cisneros

Natalie Ryan, Angelo State University


The Reinvention of La Llorona in Cisnerosí "Woman Hollering Creek"

Casie C. Beasley



Conference Rm. 7

614       Vietnam X: The Vietnamese Diaspora

Chair:  Maureen Ryan, University of Southern Mississippi


Lan Cao's "Monkey Bridge":  Span, Barrier, Trap

Mary Sue Ply, Southeastern Louisiana University


The Use of American Popular Culture in Vietnamese-American Short Stories

Quan Manh Ha, Troy State University


People Singing a Sad Song: Vietnamese Exiles in American Literature

Maureen Ryan



Conference Rm. 8

615       American Prison Writing III: Barred Value I

Chair: Stephen Steck, University of Montreal


Speaking Truth to Power: Prison Oral Tradition and Witness

Virginia Bemis, Ashland University


The Absent Focus: Male-Male Rape in African American Prison Autobiography

Auli Anneli Ek, University of California, Santa Barbara


Contemporary Prison Narratives: Form, Process and Materiality

Rebecca L. Bordt, DePauw University



Conference Rm. 9

616       Biography VI:  Biographical Image of "Big Daddy" in Literature, Film, Politics

Chair:  Camille McCutcheon, USC Spartanburg Library, University of South Carolina


Barn Burners: The Cold War Consensus and the Challenge to Big Daddy in Post World War II Films about the New South

William Jones, Virginia Wesleyan College


The Big Daddy Complex and U.S. Presidents from the South

Jean-Paul Benowitz, Penn State Harrisburg


Big Daddy's Brood: Simpering Sons and Delta Dawn Daughters

Camille McCutcheon



Conference Rm. 10

617       American Art and Architecture XIII: Japanese,

Japanese-American and African-American Art

Chair: Jessica Dallow, University of Alabama at Birmingham


The Japanese Influence in American Postwar Design: Loving the Alien

in the Age of Anxiety

Rachel Leibowitz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Asian Invasion: The Asian and Asian American Artist in America

Sarita K. Heer, Tulane University


"Can We Really Live Here?"Lezley Saar's Mulatto Nation

Jessica Dallow



Conference Rm. 11

618       Culture and Religion I

Chair:  Ingrid Shafer, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma


The Spiritualist Religion as Popular Science

Charles F. Emmons, Gettysburg College


Crossing Over: The Rhetoric of Validation in the Mediumship of John Edward

Jennifer Porter, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland


Yoga and Martin Heidegger:  Wexler's "mystical society," Martin Heidegger,

and the Discipline/Practice of Yoga

Neil J. Liss, University of Houston


Religion and Religious Symbolism in the Work of Ray Bradbury

John H. Esperian, Community College of Southern Nevada.



Conference Rm. 12

619       American Metafiction: Post 1945

Chair:  Kelly Wisecup, Texas Tech University


False Documents: The Search for Truth in E.L. Doctorow's The Book of Daniel

Kyle Hetrick, University of Rhode Island


From Funhouse to Discotheque: John Barth, David Foster Wallace, and the Course of Postmodern Fiction

Sam Leonard, University of Tulsa


Embracing the Postmodern: Cybernetic Theory and Resistance in Pynchon and Priestley

Jacky W. Dumas, Texas Tech University



Conference Rm. 13

620       Comic Arts andComics XI: Crime Doesn't Pay - Detectives and Justice

Chair: Kerry Soper, Brigham Young University


Dick Tracy, Meet Mr. Darwin and Mr. Freud: The Intersection of Eugenics and Popularized Freudian Psychology in Chester Gould's Gallery of Criminal Grotesques

Kerry Soper


Barry Jordan, 'Ace Tenor Sax Maní:  Comic Strips, Black Newspapers, and the Detective Story Formula, 1954-1955

Angela M. Nelson, Bowling Green State University


The Police Detective Genre in Comics During the 1990s

Gerardo Antonio Vega, Texas Tech University



Conference Rm. 14

621       Children's/Young Adult Literature VII:  Bridging the Gap: A Round Table Discussion on Favorite Books and Becoming Life-Long Readers

Chair/Moderator:  Diana Dominguez, The University of Texas-Brownsville


Everyone is invited to this round table session in which we will discuss, first, books that have remained favorites through different stages in our lives, and, second, books that help younger readers (both children and adolescents) become life-long readers once they move into adulthood.  All and any participants are welcome to join in - you need not be a Children's/Young Adult scholar or expert, you need not be a parent or educator; the only requirement is that you have loved and still love books and want to talk about them with others who have loved and still love books.



Conference Rm. 15

622       Deviance and Popular Culture I

Chair:  D. Angus Vail and Phillip Vannini, University of Victoria


Women's Voices in a "Man's Game"

Ken Muir and Trina Seitz, Appalachian State University


Gender, Sexuality, and Romance in a Massive Multi-Player Online Game

Emily E. LaBeff, Midwestern State University


Virtual Communities in the Buffyverse

Mary Kirby Diaz, Farmingdale State University of New York


From Courtship to Sexual Relationships: The Evolution of Popular Song Lyrics

Dan Pence, California State University, Chico, and Celine Pettyjohn, California State University, Chico


Conference Rm. 16

623       Journalism & Media Culture III:  Journalists and War Coverage

Chair: Rebecca C. Hains, Temple University


The American News Media and the Archetypal Figures of September 11

Rebecca C. Hains


A Comparison of the Spanish Press and American Press Coverage of the Recent War in Iraq

Jenny Achilles, Lamar University


"Memory and Imagination are the Great Deterrents": Martha Gellhorn at War as Correspondent and Literary Author

Giovanna DellíOrto, University of Minnesota



Conference Rm. 17

624       Jack London's Life and Works I

Chair: George R. Adams, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


To and From the Valley of the Moon:  The Common Ground Between Jack London and George Orwell

Sean Hoare, Marymount University


"Every dollar you feed it will return you two": Farming and the Ideology of Natural Capitalism in London's The Valley of the Moon

Doug Anderson, Southwest Minnesota State University


Jack London's Mate-Women

Terry J. Moore, Arizona State University


The Call of the Wild as a Slave Narrative

Jeanne Reesman, University of Texas-San Antonio



Conference Rm. 18

625       Music PCA V:  Timeless and Classic

Chair:  Barbara Rose Lange, University of Houston


Interior Dialogue, The Soundtrack: Defining youth, love and happiness with the music and lyrics of Brian Wilson and Tony Asher's "Wouldn't It Be Nice"

Jessica Sawrey, University of Georgia


Say Goodbye to Carolina:  Portrayals of Black Culture in the Music of Lyle Lovett

Ellen Kleiman, U.S. Defense Finance and Accounting Service


You've Got to Stand for Somethin':  John Cougar Mellencamp and the Construction of a Rural Midwestern Identity.

Mike Loy and Arnold S. Wolfe, Illinois State University


Nameless Sound:  Improvised Music in the Bayou City

Barbara Rose Lange


  

Conference Rm. 19

626       Civil War V:  Re-Visioning History and the Soldier's Life

Chair:  Lawrence F. Kohl, University of Alabama


The Red Badge in the Era of Shock and Awe

Michael Schaefer, University of Central Arkansas


I Keep You Close: Photographic Portraits of the Civil War

Pamela Venz, Birmingham-Southern College


The Birth of a Family: Civil War Soldiers and the Growth of the Domestic Family

Aaron Sheehan-Dean, University of North Florida


How Irish Was the Irish Brigade?

Lawrence F. Kohl, University of Alabama


  


SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  

Salon A

627       Horror VI:  Horror

Chair:  Diana Royer, Miami University


The Music of Gothic Film:  A Bridge Between Two Cultures

Greg Pepetone, Georgia College and State University


Teaching the Supernatural

Dean Bowers, Texas Tech University


Angels and Aliens:  The Supernatural Other in Popular Consciousness

Diana and Carl Royer



Salon B

628       Creative Fiction V: Fiction

Chair:  Constance Squires, Oklahoma State University


Writ in Water

Constance Squires


Fidelio Street

Carrie Hoffman, University of Southern Mississippi


X and Y:  A 21st-Century African-American Love Story

Tracy Fellers, North Carolina A&T State University



Salon C

629       Native American Studies X: Images and Realities: (Mis)Representations of Indigeneity in Popular Culture

Chair:  Sara Elizabeth Brandon, University of Campinas

 

Symbolic Racism, History, and Reality: The Real Problem with Indian Mascots

Kimberly Roppolo, McLennan Community College, and

Lee Francis, Jr., University of New Mexico

 

Representing Indians: Native American Actors on Hollywood's Frontier

Nicolas G. Rosenthal, University of California at Los Angeles

 

And the Injun goes how?/!: Representations of American Indian English in White Public Space

Barbara Meek, University of Michigan



Salon D

630       Film and Film Adaptation XVI: Cultural Tales: The Coens and Propp

Chair: Caryn Voskuil, Art Institute of Dallas


O Brother, What Art Thou?

Lesleigh Cushing, Colgate University


O Brother, Where Art Thou? Marries Popular Mythology to Popular Music

Rebecca Bell-Metereau, Southwest Texas State University

  

Deliverance: Adherence to Proppian Morphology in Novel and Film

Cherry Levine, Texas A&M University


The Disastrous Construction of 'The Feminine' in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Caryn Voskuil



Salon F

631       Science Fiction/Fantasy XXIII:  Heinlein IV:  The Future of Heinlein Scholarship (Roundtable)

Moderator:  Solomon Davidoff, New England Institute of Art and Communications



Salon G

632       Masculinities X: Hunks, Heroes, and the Subversion of Traditional Masculinity

Chair:  Merry G. Perry, West Chester University, PA


Character Portrayals as Visual Rhetoric: The Masculinity of Johnny Depp

Juliette Ludeker, West Chester University


The Rhetoric of Mysterious Masculinity and Heroism: Keanu Reevesí Identity and The Matrix

Merry G. Perry


Contemporary Riffs on the Blaxploitation Hero: Funky Brothers Fight "The Man"

Cherise Pollard, West Chester University



Salon H

633       Dance and Culture VIII: Popular Appropriations II

Chair:  Daniel P. Singh, University of Maryland


Querying the 'Popularí in Dance

Sherril Dodds, University of Surrey


Social Dancing or Theatrical Representation of Social Dance?: Why the Ballroom Dance Industry Hopes You Don't Know the Difference

Juliet McMains, Florida State University


Moving Past Words: Choreographed Parody and Situational Humor in Popular Film

Ted Bain, University of Maryland College Park



Salon I

634       The Small Town in Literature, Film, Television, & Song II

Chair:  Sara Jane Richter, Oklahoma Panhandle State University


Little House(s) on the (Canadian) Prairie:  Literary Representations

of Small-Town Life in Western Canada, circa 1900-1960

Tamara Palmer Seiler, University of Calgary


Red Bank to Paradise:  The All-Black Small Town

in Twentieth-Century African-American Fiction and Film

Jon-Christian Suggs, City University of New York


"Let the Broken Hearts Stand as the Price Youíve Gotta Pay":  Bruce Springsteen's Vision of the Dilemma of Responsibility in Small Town Life

Gary Leising, Northern Kentucky University


Science Fiction and Horror: Secrets of a Small Town

Kathleen D. Turner, Oklahoma Panhandle State University



Salon J

635       Advertising V:  Trademarks, Targets, Anti-Advertising, and (Mis)Representation

Chair:  John A. McDermott, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


The Hard-Boiled Consumer:  Dashiell Hammett and the Evolution of the Trade-Mark in Popular Fiction

John A. McDermott


Participate by Not Participating: A Contextual Analysis of Aguilera as the New Spokesperson for Buy Nothing Day 

Amanda Hanley, State University of New York at Potsdam


Will the 'Reel' Las Vegas Please Stand Up?: Native Discourses on the Representation and Misrepresentation of Las Vegas on TV and in Advertising

Tracy Tuttle, Barstow College



Salon K

636       Mystery and Detective Fiction XIII: Looking Backwards: Perspectives on the Past

Chair:  Marcia Songer, East Tennessee State University


(Re)Framing Lady Audley: Detecting a Critical Mystery

Susan Hillabold, Purdue University North Central


The Evolution of the 'Britishí Detective

Susan Weaver, Archbishop Blenk High School, Louisiana


History as Mystery or Mystery as History

John G. Cawelti, University of Kentucky, Emeritus


Robin Paige and Detective History

Marcia Songer



Salon L

637       Gender V

Chair:  Gypsey Teague, Langston University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Gender and Age Representation in Prime Time Television

Trudy Mercadal-Sabbagh, Florida Atlantic University


Out of Time:  A Story of Romantic Friends from the 1930s to the Present

Cameron Scott, Austin, Texas


John Wayne is a Girl's Name:  Gender Performativity and John Wayne in the Film True Grit

Elizabeth Simon Ruchti, Ohio University


Gender Role Reversal in Bellydance:  The Sword as Transgressive Feminine Symbol

Ruel A. Macaraeg, University of Texas, Arlington



Salon M

638       Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections XI and

Libraries, Archives, and Museums III: Discussion on Special Collections in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Chair:  Janet Brennan Croft, Bizzell Library, University of Oklahoma


Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts

Jody Blake, NcNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas


Mann Collection on Home Economics

Linda Stewart, Cornell University


Special Collections at University of Colorado-Boulder

Michelle Visser, University of Colorado-Boulder



Conference Rm. 1

639       Dime Novels/Pulps/Juvenile Series Books V: Magazines and Paperbacks

Chair:  Alan Pickrell, Emeritus, Emory & Henry College


Wage Earners and Work: Pulp Science Fiction as Vernacular Theory

Eric Drown, George Washington University


From Argosy to Ocean Liner:  Frank Munsey's Argosyand the Development of Specialized Magazines

Sheri Hardee, University of South Carolina


The Crime/Noir Fiction of David Goodis

Kenneth Payne, Kuwait University



Conference Rm. 2

640       Composition and Rhetoric VIII:  Pedagogy

Chair: Michael Carlson Kapper, Purdue University


Discipline and Punish?: (S)Mothering as Composition Instruction

Witt Salley, North Arkansas College


Recoding the 'Realí: Making 'Virtualí Matter

Matthew S. Johnson, Indiana University


What is an Error, Anyway?: Teacher Awareness of Nonstandard English Dialects in College Freshman Writing

Maureen T. Matarese, Columbia University



Conference Rm. 3

641       Television in Popular Culture V: Crime & Law in Pixels

Chair:  Michelle Stewart, University of California, Santa Cruz


Against the Grain on The Practice: Alan Shore, Just or Justice?

Andrew Tash, Cowley College


The Character Development of Heroes and Villains from Darth Vader to Superman: The Creative Use of Flashbacks and Prequels in Modern Media

Kenneth Scott Culpepper, Baylor University


24: Technology, Mode of Production, and Mode of Presentation

Eric Vanstrom, University of California, Los Angeles


Crime Speak: Constructing Criminality in the Age of Law and Order

Michelle Stewart



Conference Rm. 4

642       Sports XV: Gender

Chair:  Marilyn Middendorf, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Gender 'Warsí in the World of Golf I

Tom Vickers, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Gender 'Warsí in the World of Golf II

Donna Barbie, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Gender 'Warsí in the World of Golf III

Marilyn Middendorf



Conference Rm. 5

643       Law and Culture III: Law & Literature III

Chair: Wythe Holt, University of Alabama School of Law


Looking Backward At the Idea of Equality: Edward Bellamy in Retrospect

R. George Wright, Indiana University School of Law


"Father Chief Justice": Notes for a Play

Paul R. Baier, Louisiana State University Law Center



Conference Rm. 6

644       Literature & Politics V:  Class, Psychology & The Modern Novel

Chair:  Robert Scott Stewart, University College of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


Empire of Innocence

Aaron S. Rosenfeld, Iona College


Whiteness and Class Consciousness in Ethnic, Working Class Literature of the 1930s: Mike Gold's Jews Without Money and Pietro di Donato's Christ in Concrete

Chris Vials, University of Massachusetts


Immigrant Writing and the Politics of Consumerism

Douglas J. Goldstein, Barnard College


Modern Melancholy in the Novels of Richard Ford and Jonathan Franzen

Robert Scott Stewart



Conference Rm. 7

645       Vietnam XI: History and the Press

Chair: Oscar Patterson III, University of North Florida


"Waiting for tomorrow's yesterday":  Women War Correspondents and Vietnam

Catherine Calloway, Arkansas State University


How Long Does a Quagmire Make?

Oscar Patterson III


Roger (the Unmanned) Ramjet Flies over Vietnam: Drone Warfare and the Unmanning of the Battlefield

Tim Blackmore, Middlesex College, University of Western Ontario



Conference Rm. 8

646       American Prison Writing IV: Barred Value II

Chair:   Stephen Steck, University of Montreal

 

On Becoming a Poet

Writer Marilyn Buck

Presented by Mariann Garner-Wizard, Youth Emergency Service, Inc./

The Phogg Phoundation for the Pursuit of Happiness, Austin, Texas

 

Brothers and Keepersand Live from Death Row: Mapping Social Death in African American Personal Narratives in a Prison Nation

Elston L. Carr, University of California, Riverside


Structure, Voice, and Place: Poetry from the Inmates at Halawa Correctional Facility, Oahu, Hawai'i

Gay Sibley, University of Hawai'i at Manoa



Conference Rm. 9

647       Collegiate Culture I

Chair:  Ginny Schwartz, St. Lawrence University


Cold War History, Cold War Film:  Using Popular Films to Understand an Era

Ginny Schwartz


College Success: An Introduction to University Courses

Connie Morris and Nancy Fisher, Wichita State University


Education in Two-Year Colleges: Popular Perceptions and Student Realities

Bob Dunkle, Ivy Tech State College


David Auburn's Proof and the Complexities of Higher Education

Damian Hawkins, Broward Community College



Conference Rm. 10

648       American Art and Architecture XIV: Studio Art Session 3

Chair: Kathy Desmond, Endicott College


Depictions of Aging and Gender

Kathy Desmond


Memories from the  Warrior Culture

Marilyn Nelson, University of Arkansas


New Work

Tom Morrissey, artprofessor@excite.com



Conference Rm. 11

649       Culture and Religion II:  Postmodern Evil: New Visualizations of an Old Idea

Chair: Gregory Erickson, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York


Reading Evil After 9/11 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Gregory Erickson


Evil Reloaded: The Politicizing and Re-Popularizing of Evil as a Concrete Construct in Rhetoric, Culture and Video Games

Richard W. Santana, Rochester Institute of Technology


American Self-identification as Global Crusader

Amit Ray, Rochester Institute of Technology


How the Virgin of Guadalupe Saved an Anglo Protestant

Victoria Gaitskell, Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada



Conference Rm. 12

650       American Metafiction: Post 1945 II: Donald Barthelme and John Barth: Language, Art, and Society

Chair:  Barry Lewis, University of Sunderland


"Holding in mind all works of fiction since the War, in all languages, how would you rate the present work, on a scale of one to ten, so far?": The Dissidence of Donald Barthelme

Barry Lewis


On Donald Barthelme's Snow White: Language and Malaise

Alan Rossi, Texas Tech University


Constructions of Abstraction and Representation in Donald Barthelme's Snow White and Fairfield Porter's "Lawrence at the Piano"

Marcus Weekley, Texas Tech University



Conference Rm. 13

651       Marvel Comics and Popular Culture

Chair:  Robert Weiner, Lubbock Public Library


Spider-Man, the Silver Surfer, and Jesus Christ: The Interaction between Superheroes and a Religious Figure

BJ Oropeza, Azusa Pacific University


The Mixed Up Super Hero: Early Marvel Comics and Romance

Rob Weiner, Lubbock Public Library



Conference Rm. 14

652       Grateful Dead VIII: Philosophical and Cultural Perspectives on the Grateful Dead

Chair:  Rebecca Adams, University of North Carolina-Greensboro


Words Half Spoken and Thoughts Unclear: Is There Really a Grateful Dead Philosophy?

Stanley Spector, Modesto Junior College


Nothing To Hold (You Can't Let Go): Embracing The Uncanny In Grateful Dead Songs Of Home

James A. Tuedio, California State University-Stanilaus


Steal Your Face Right Off Your Head: Linking the Grateful Dead with the work of Gilles Deleuze

Joseph Holt, Independent Scholar


The Grateful Dead in Tales and Culture: Common Themes and Structure in Ancient Folktale, Modern American Music, and Community

Amanda Diederich-Hirsh, University of Chicago



Conference Rm. 15

653       Deviance and Popular Culture II:  "Guess What's Coming to Dinner?:  Vampires, Wraiths, and Zombies as Figurations of Containment

Chair:  Alyson Buckman, California State University, Sacramento


Gothic Sunnydale: Desire and Race in Buffy: The Vampire Slayer

Alyson Buckman


Gothicism:  A Remedy for Starvation

Anne Erickson, Atlantic Cape Community College


The New Dorian Grey: American Zombie Films and the Disintegration of Morality

W. E. Waisala, Atlantic Cape Community College



Conference Rm. 16

654       Journalism & Media Culture IV:  Newspaper Visuals That 'Met The Enemyí

Chair: Samuel P. Winch, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg


"Suffern on the Steppes": Anti-Communist Satire in the Comic Strip Pogo During the Early Cold War

Eric Jarvis, King's College, University of Western Ontario


The Poisonous Pens: Editorial Cartoons and the Post-World War II Anti-Communist Hysteria

Alison Meek, King's College, University of Western Ontario


Visual Construction of the "Evil Genius"

Samuel P. Winch



Conference Rm. 17

655       Jack London's Life and Works II

Chair: Sean Hoare, Marymount University


London in the Writing Factory

Jeanine Jewell, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Governance, Tyranny, and Revolution in the Sea Tales of Herman Melville and Jack London

Peter R. Saiz, Prairie View A&M University


"A Thousand Deaths" Times Three

George R. Adams, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


The True Jack London: An American Life

Earle Labor, Centenary College



Conference Rm. 18

656       American Music and Culture VII

Chair: Judy Brady, Metro State College of Denver


"Hey Hey, My My": Your Hundred Favorite Rock Songs Since the Death of Rock 'n' Roll

Fred Ashe, University of Alabama, and

Nell Sullivan, University of Houston-Downtown


Are You Woman Enough to Be My Man?:  Pearl Jam and Third-Wave Feminism

Judy Brady



Conference Rm. 19

657       Romance Fiction: Beneath the Words: Engaging Aspects of Romance Novels

Chair:  Paul V. Fleming, Oklahoma State University


Understanding the Pleasure: An Undergraduate Romance-Reading Community

Sally Goade, Russell Sage College


Pleasure and the Reading of Popular Romance

Eva Y.I. Chen, National Cheng-Chi University, Taipei, Taiwan


Hope, Faith, and Love: An Analysis of the Christian Romance Hero

Rebecca B. Fox, University of Kansas


Fantasy, Fiction, and Feminism:  (Re) Reading Romance

Marie Green, University of Saskatchewan



SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.


Salon A

658       Horror VII:  Horror Fiction

Chair:  Linda J. Holland-Toll, Newberry College


Queer Magic:  Homosexuality and Spiritual Praxis in Clive Barker's Sacrament

Tony Vinci, Monroe Community College


Bodies of Information:  Horror, Data, and Desire in Exquisite Corpse,

Frisk, and Quilted Heart

Deborah Wills, Mount Allison University


The Hound and the Rats

Steve Walker, Central Missouri State University


What's a Monster, Anyway?  The Changing Faces of Monstrosity

in Horror Fiction

Linda J. Holland-Toll



Salon B

659       Creative Fiction VI: Fiction

Chair:  Constance Squires, Oklahoma State University

Need Not Apply

Steven Williams, Texas Tech University


Life Without Elvis

John Brantingham, Mt. San Antonio College


Bright Lights Pawn Shops

Christopher Bloss, University of South Dakota


Findo's Campaign

Henry N. Rogers, University of Central Arkansas

  


Salon C

660       Native American Studies XI: Indian Bodies, White Eyes: The Body as a Site of Struggle in Visual Culture

Chair:  Sara C. Sutler-Cohen, University of California at Santa Cruz


Paper Feathers: A Comparative Study of the "Indian" Image in Brazil and the United States

Sara Elizabeth Brandon, University of Campinas, Brazil


Dancing With The Devil: The Potentials and Perils for Indigenous Cultural and Political Representation on the Internet

Jeff Taylor, University of Lapland


Native Americans in the Gaming Age

Beth Dillon, Portland State University


The Suspended Indian

John D. Miles, North Carolina State University



Salon D

661       Film and Film Adaptation XVII: "What a Wonderful World": Bowling for Columbine as Cultural Document

Chair and Respondent:  Roxana Galusca, Emporia State University


Disabled Bodies and a Fragmented Real: Bowling for Columbine Through the Lenses of Davis and Baudrillard

Katie Egging, Emporia State University


Bowling for Columbine:  A "repossessed commodity"

Roxana Galusca


Bowling for Dollars

Rebecca James, Emporia State University


Bowling for Columbine: Divulging the Ideology of Simulacra

Oana Pusca, Emporia State University

  


Salon F

662       Science Fiction/Fantasy XXIV:  Special Event:  Suzy Charnas

Introduction:  Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M University-Commerce


Born in Manhattan, New York, Suzy McKee Charnas was educated at Barnard College and New York University. The writer of original and highly regarded novels, she was awarded the Nebula Award, Mythopoetic Society Award for a best children's book, and a Gilgamesh Award for best fantasy stories. Her "Boobs," a short story, won the Hugo Award in 1989. A noted History and English teacher in a girl's high school in Nigeria, Suzy Charnas also served in the United States Peace Corps. Her books include: The Slave and the Free (Orb 1999), The Conqueror's Child (Tor 1999), The Furies (Tor Books 1994), Dorothea Dreams (Arbor House 1986), and The Bronze King (Houghton 1985). (http://www.femspec.org)



Salon G

663       Masculinities XI: Masculinity in Literature

Chair: Cheryl Wanko, West Chester University


Male Friendship: Presence and Affirmation in the Hap Collins and Leonard Pine Novels of Joe R. Lansdale

John A. Dixon, University of Lincoln, England


The Man With No Family Name: Deadwood Dick, Dime Novels, and Narrative Masculinity

Daniel Worden, Brandeis University


Lonesome Doves, Dancing Bears: Masculinities in Lonesome Dove and Blood Meridian

David Willbern, SUNY Buffalo


Rakes and Fops:  Two Restoration Masculine Types

Cheryl Wanko



Salon H

664       Dance and Culture IX: Blue-Ribbon Roundtable on Publishing

Moderator:  Libby Smigel, University of Maryland College Park

Invited Speaker:  Joan Erdman, Columbia College


Respondents: 

Ted Bain, editor, Mid-Atlantic Almanack

Camille Hardy, Dance Magazine

Representatives of the Publishers exhibiting at the conference.


2:30:  Dance Area Lunch:  Following the final Dance and Culture panel, presenters and all dance enthusiasts and supporters are invited to have lunch together.  Plans for next year's meeting in San Diego will be discussed as

well as lighter matters.    Meet here in Salon H at 2:00 p.m.



Salon I

665       Drama and Theatre IV:  Theatre and Audience

Chair:  Kayla McKinney Wiggins, Martin Methodist College


Youth Theatre: The Final Frontier of Political Activism

Daniel-Raymond Nadon, Kent State University


Reviving an Old Tradition: All-Female Shakespeare at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College

Sharon Ammen, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College

Erin Goldstein, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College

Nicole DeNicolo, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College


Bridging the Gap, We Hope: Gender and Age in Academic Theatre

Kayla McKinney Wiggins



Salon J

666       Route 66 and Other American Highways I: On the Go and Staying Put:  The Impact on Place on Personal and Community Memory

Chair:   Jay M. Price, Wichita State University


The Effect of Roads on Eisenhower's Career

Benjamin Hruska, Wichita State University


A Field Guide to Gas Stations in Texas

W. Dwayne Jones, Preservation Dallas


Chicano Park and the Importance of Preserving Public Expression

Nedda Haeri, Wichita State University


"Swamp Gravy:" History, Community, and Social Capital

Stephen Simpson, Florida State University


Lewis and Clark: The First Roadtrip

Tom Nelson, Elon University



Salon K

667       Mystery/Detective Fiction IV:  Places and Spaces: Effect of Locale on the Mystery/Detective Genre

Chair:  Viki Craig, Southwestern Oklahoma State University


MacCarter Brown: The Americanisation of an Australian Detective

Toni Johnson Woods, University of Queensland, Australia


From Adventure Novel to Literature of the Homeland: The Development of Early Detective Novels in German-Speaking Switzerland

Julia Karolle, John Carroll University


Keeping Harlem Clean: Domestic Detectives in Chester Himes' Harlem Cycle

Eve Dunbar, University of Texas-Austin



Salon L

668       Gender VI

Chair:  Gypsey Teague, Langston University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Boys Becoming Men:  Balancing Sensitivity with Shallowness in Nick Hornby's About A Boy

Lauryn Angel-Cann, University of North Texas


Anger and Acceptance:  Masculinity and Emotion in Nick Hornby's How to Be Good

Charla King, University of North Texas


Masculine Stereotypes in Nick Hornby's High Fidelity

Krystal Hart, University of North Texas


Maiden, Mother, Crone:  The Three Aspects of the Goddess in the Drag Films Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, The Bird Cage, and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Marla Roberson, University of Central Oklahoma, and

Gypsey Teague



Salon M

669       Professional Placement ACA V:  Graduate Students:  The Job Hunt (Part 2)

Chair:  David Feldman, New York, New York


Speaker:  Glenn Browne, Texas Tech University


Tips and strategies for graduate students for the ever-angst-ridden process of getting a job in academia.  Glenn Browne, of Texas Tech University's Institute for Internet Buying Behavior, will provide tips on job search strategies, and what to do when you actually manage to snag an interview.



Conference Rm. 1

670       Dime Novels/Pulps/Juvenile Series Books VI  Something for the Boys

Chair: Deidre Johnson, West Chester University


"Nice Sweater, Frank, nice sweater, Joe" - Gayly Parodying the Hardy Boys

James Gifford, Mohawk Valley Community College


Wm. S. Hart's Injun and WhiteySeries: Sentimental Stories

of a Boy and His Pet Indian

Alan Pickrell, Emeritus, Emory & Henry College


The Early Days of Youthful Motoring

John Dizer, Emeritus, Mohawk Valley Community College


Book Collectors Correspond with Edward Stratemeyer

James Keeline, San Diego, California



Conference Rm. 2

671       Composition/Rhetoric II: Rhetorics of Culture

Chair:  Danika M. Brown, University of Texas-Pan American


The Rhetoric of Motherhood

Abby Arnold, University of North Carolina-Greensboro


Sweating the Little Things in Sidney Lumet's 12 Angry Men

Walter Jost, University of Virginia


Angel for Hire: Wage Labor, Saving the World, and the End of Obligation

Danika M. Brown



Conference Rm. 3

672       Television in Popular Culture VI: Postmodern Theory Down the Tube

Chair: Christopher Malone, Northeastern State University

 

Imprisonment through Television

Joseph F. Brown, Auburn University

 

Coupon: The Movie (The Paper)

Ilya T. Wick, University of Madison, Wisconsin


Larry David and Homo Rhetoricus:  Contextual Freeplay in Curb Your Enthusiasm

Christopher Malone



Conference Rm. 4

673       Women's Studies IV:  Color and Culture: Women Traversing Racial, Corporeal, and Geographical Boundaries

Chair: Allison Boye, Texas Tech University


Sisters Fighting the Frontlines of Racism

Tanja Stampfl, University of New Orleans


Fat Pornography: A Legitimizing Force?

Laura Gladney-Lemon, University of Texas


Riding in Cars with Girls: Women Traveling the Asphalt Frontier

Alexandra Ganser, University of Oklahoma at Norman



Conference Rm. 5

674       Creative Writing Pedagogy II

Chair:  Laura Payne Butler, West Texas A&M University


"No woodland bloomed in spring without song": Reuniting Poetics and Rhetoric in College Composition

Stephanie Wade, Stony Brook University


Memory and the Five-Canon Poetry Writing Class

Tom C. Hunley, Western Kentucky University


Writing Center and the Creative Writing Classroom: A Match Made in Heaven or Match Play?

Laura Payne Butler



Conference Rm. 6

675       Literature & Politics VI:  The Contemporary American Novel

Chair:  Michael Manson, University College of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


A Quest for Agency: Cultural Politics in Barbara Kingsolver's Animal Dreams

Theda Wrede, University of Southern Carolina


Regional Flavour: The Self-Conscious Artist and the Politics of Literary Marketability in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

Purna Chlowdhury, University of Ottawa


In Remembrance of Tra: The Crisis of Fordism in the Works of Hubert Shelby

Juan José Cruz, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Canarias, Spain


"Regeneration Through Violence": John Nichols' American Blood

Michael Manson



Conference Rm. 7

676       Vietnam XII:  Vietnam War Films of Oliver Stone

Chair: Mitch Yamasaki, Chaminade University of Honolulu


Whom Were We Fighting?:  Depiction of American Soldiers in Oliver Stone's Platoon

Prescott Yuri, Chaminade University of Honolulu


Odyssey of a Vietnam War Veteran in Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July

Andy Choor, Chaminade University of Honolulu


Oliver Stone's Heaven and Earth: A Vietnamese Perspective in an American Film

Hulita Faitua, Chaminade University of Honolulu



Conference Rm. 8

677       American Prison Writing V: Teaching Inside

Chair: Stephen Steck, University of Montreal


Working as a Dramaturg and Director with Inmates

Laura Pattillo, Saint Joseph's University


Convicts as Writing Mentors for First-Year Composition Students

K. Limakatso Kendall, South Texas


Refuge Behind Clichés: Prison Profile Writing

Carolyn Kraus, University of Michigan-Dearborn


Prison Family Relationships: A Conversation

Toni K. Cyan-Brock ("wife of TDCJ#357316"), www.prisonersoflove.com



Conference Rm. 9

678       Collegiate Culture II:  Teaching Gender with/in Popular Culture

Chair: Geoff Weiss, Mt. Olive College


Using Science and Science Fiction to Question Biological Sex Dualism

Kasi Jackson, University of Houston


Exploiting the Exploiters: Using Ads and Music Videos to Teach Gender

Lisa Schroot-Mitchum, University of Kentucky


Teaching from the Margins: Personal and Pedagogical Queerness in a Conservative Classroom

Laurie Wood, Utah Valley State College


Dissonance and Homoeroticism in Eighties Action Films

Geoff Weiss



Conference Rm. 10

679       Art & Architecture XV:  Classical, Colonial, and Iconic Structures

Chair:  Derham Groves, The University of Melbourne


Shophouse City: A Cross-Cultural Survey of the Traditional Shophouse

Derham Groves


The Tower of Babel, Jack's Beanstalk and Other Icons of Technology

S. C. Kranc, University of South Florida


Isolation and Resistance: Strategies of Exhibition

Rosemarie V. Basile, Ohio University


One "Found" Dude, Two "Found" Chairs: Decontextualization, Mediated

Memories, and Researching Interiors

Chris RB Fay, University of Texas at Austin



Conference Rm. 11

680       Health Issues in Popular Culture IV: Health, Power, and Identity in American Culture

Chair: Jeannie Ludlow, Bowling Green State University


The Chill of the Law: Chiropractic, Medical Freedom, and Popular Culture

J.S. Moore, Radford University


The Misfits Who Finally Belonged:  How the Socially Unfit Became Socially Hip

Aimee Brown, The University of Texas at Dallas


Identities in Health Care: Toward a Model of Human Territoriality

John H. Sloan and Karen L. Sloan, The University of Texas at Tyler


Something Inside: Politics and the Fetus in Popular Imagery

Jeannie Ludlow



Conference Rm. 12

681       Anne Rice and Her Contemporaries I: My Vampire, Myself

Chair: Heather Surface, Bowling Green State University


AIDS and the Vampire Protagonist

Ami Marie Sommariva, The University of Kansas


The Vampire and the Red Queen: A Psychological Exploration of Blood and Darkness

Michelle Glaubiger, Sonoma State University


Vampires and the Fat Body: How Modern Vampire Tales Reinforce Fat Phobia

Heather Surface



Conference Rm. 13

682       Atomic Culture I:  Civil Defense and Containment

Chair:  Jeff Livingston, California State University, Chico


The Farmer and the Atom: The Iowa State Cooperative Extension Service and Rural Civil Defense, 1955-1970

Jenny Barker-Devine, Iowa State University


Strictly "a man's job" but with "a very domestic touch": The Culture of American Defensive Nuclear Weapons in the Cold War

Christopher John Bright, George Washington University


At Any Moment: Transitional Attitudes and Issues in Civil Defense, 1950-1955

David Burke, Auburn University

  


Conference Rm. 14

683       Grateful Dead IX:  Spirituality and the Music and Lyrics of the Grateful Dead-Panel Discussion

Chair:  Peter Sawyer, California Institute of Integral Studies


Discussants:

Julia Hardy, Muhlenberg College

Revell Carr, University of California, Santa Barbara

David Gans, Musician, Record Producer, Author

Stan Spector, Modesto Junior College



Conference Rm. 15

684       Deviance and Popular Culture III

Chair:  D. Angus Vail and Phillip Vannini, University of Victoria


Psychotropia: Medicine, Media and the Virtual Asylum

Lawrence Rubin, St. Thomas University


Graffiti Art and Deviant Youth Subcultures:  Rituals of Rebellion in East Central Europe

David Drissel, Iowa Central Community College


The Deviant Mr. Ripley

L. Scott Whitebird, Houston, Texas



Conference Rm. 16

685       Journalism & Media Culture V:  "Heritage Tourism"-Its Journalistic and Media Representations

Chair: James V. Catano, Louisiana State University


This session will feature two short video documentaries, Steel Voices: From Mills to Malls and Movies and Youngstown: Death of Steel City, USA, followed by a discussion by the four panelists.


Respondents:

James V. Catano

Charles Bane, Louisiana State University

Ashley Berthelot, Louisiana State University

Ann Glaviano, Louisiana State University



Conference Rm. 17

686       Cormac McCarthy I

Chair:  Paul Lynch, University of New Mexico


Blood Meridian and the American Sublime

Geoff Hamilton, University of Toronto


Cormac McCarthy's Definition of Manhood: A Restructuring of Patriarchy

Michael Heltgavin, Prince George's Community College in Maryland


Light as Language in Blood Meridian

Andrew Williamson, California State University, Sacramento


Bones, Fire, and War: Adaptation Theories in Blood Meridian, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Fight for the Waterhole

Benjamin Burr, Brigham Young University


"[A] witness against yourself": Confession, Judgment, and Vision in Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian; or, What the Kid Saw

Zachary Dobbins, The University of Texas at Austin



Conference Rm. 18

687       Music PCA VII:  Rap

Chair:  Marti Ryan, Red Deer College


Party for Their Right to Fight!: War Party and First Nationsí Rap Music

Marti Ryan and

Karen Wall, Red Deer College


Classic Criticism, Lasting Lyrics, Real Relevance: The Intersection of the Streets of Rap and Academia

Sheryl Rinkol, Northern Arizona University


  

Conference Rm. 19

688       Geography I

Chair:  Joseph Manzo, Concord College


Teaching Australian Culture Using Elementary Popular Media (Finding Nemo)

Susan McCormack, University of Houston


The Geography of Lewis and Clark

Judy Ware, Fontbonne University


Bird Habitats and Suburban Sprawl

Joseph Manzo, Ron Canterbury, and George Towers, Concord College




SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.


Salon A

689       German Culture III:  Ostalgie I: Consuming the East?

Chair: Joseph Jozwiak, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi


What is Ostalgie? The Development of a Phenomenon in Unified Germany

Sebastian Heiduschke, University of Texas at Austin


Goodbye Lenin-Welcome DDR?

Antonia Levy, CUNY, and Janine Ludwig, Humboldt University/Bard College


Ostalgie Consumption

Angelika Kraemer, and Kari Richards, Michigan State University


Commentator: Elizabeth Mermann-Jozwiak, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi



Salon B

690       Creative Fiction VII:  Fiction

Chair:  Constance Squires, Oklahoma State University




 

Shoveling Smoke

Stephen Garrison, University of Central Oklahoma


Broadcast Muse

Belinda Bruner, Oklahoma State University


Duck and Cover

Maria Bruno, Michigan State University


Marcie and the Lemurs

Christopher Givan, University of Central Oklahoma



Salon C

691       Native American Studies XII: Pop Medicine: Intersecting Politics and Indigenous Cosmological Frameworks

Chair:  Kimberly Roppolo, McClennan Community College

 

Popular Culture and Religion: Transformation of the Sun Dance of the Blackfeet

Blanca Tovias, University of New South Wales


Spirituality and the Politics of Diné Origins

Joseph Wilson, Michigan Technological University

 

'I Was an Indian in a Previous Lifeí: Understanding the Politics of Neoshamanism in an Era of Neocolonialism

Sara C. Sutler-Cohen, University of California at Santa Cruz

 

 

Salon D

692       Film and Film Adaptation XVIII: Spectacle and Spectator

Chair: Vincent Samarco, Saginaw Valley State University


The Traumatic Suspension as an Urban Spectacle in Phone Booth

Josephine Huang, State University of New York at Albany


Mirrors As Narrative Devices in the Films of Michael Curtiz

M. Brian Faucette, Appalachian State University


Making the Cut: Documentary Work in John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath

John Smith, Clemson University


"The End of the World as We Know It," or the Remarkably Curative Powers of the American Family: Two Versions of The Ice Storm

Vincent Samarco


  

Salon F

693       Science Fiction/Fantasy XXV:  Workshop Session

Chair:  Barbara Silliman, Providence College, University of Rhode Island


Speak of the Dead: The Impact of the Ghostly Dead in Six Feet Under



Salon G

694       Masculinities XII and Men's Studies IV: MAMSA (Masculinities and Men's Studies Alliance) Annual Meeting

Co-Chairs: Merry G. Perry, West Chester University, and

Hartmut Heep, Pennsylvania State University, Schulykill Haven


This meeting is open to anyone interested in contemporary issues related to the expanding body of work on Masculinities and Men's Studies. Also, this forum provides an opportunity to join MAMSA (the Masculinities and Men's Studies Alliance) and to meet other members who share similar interests. We will discuss issues of interest to MAMSA members: recent scholarship in masculinities and men's studies, opportunities for shared scholarship and research, forthcoming conferences and opportunities, etc. Please bring your ideas for panels or special sessions for next year's conference. We invite you to send your suggestions for discussion or agenda inclusion to one of the Area Chairs: Merry G. Perry (mperry@wcupa.edu) OR Hartmut Heep (hxh17@psu.edu)



Salon H

695       Electronic Culture and Communications III:  New Forms:  The Arts and Electronic Culture

Chair:  Cathleen White, Director of Educational Services, Cleveland Corporate Services


Interface Influences in Technology and Its Representation in Science Fiction

Christopher Ross, Portland State University


Hit Sluts, Page Pimps, Online Diarists and their Quest for Cyber Glory

Elizabeth Podnieks, Ryerson University


Boom-time: Pearl Jam's Cultural Capital for Sale in Hyperspace

Joshua Kupetz, Dickinson College



Salon I

696       Drama and Theatre V:  Theatre and Society: Politics, Truths, and Illusions;

Chair:  Ruth Monroe, Drury University


Hurl-ing through Customs: Irish Theatre Poses Questions Through Sport

Christie Fox, Sam Houston State University


Truth and Illusion: Can Theatre Show Us the Difference?

Bruce Partin, Roanoke College


Justice Sans Super-Hero in The Exonerated and Zoot Suit

Ruth Monroe



Salon J

697       Motorcycle Culture and Myth VII:  Motorcycling and the Self

Chair:  Suzanne Ferriss, Nova Southeastern University

 

Reborn from the Ashes: Ghost Riderand the Phoenix Myth

Samantha Marsh, Texas A&M University

 

Pillion Rider Satori: A Matter of Sitting

Charlotta Koppanyi, Stockholm University

 

Women Who Ride: The Psyche of the Female Motorcyclist

Lisa Garber, Clinical Social Worker

 

Riding Through-and from-Sturgis

Jane Holwerda, Dodge City Community College

 

 

Salon K

698       Mystery/Detective Fiction V:  Quirks, Cuisine, Corpus, and Closure in Mystery/Detective Fiction

Chair:  Viki Craig, Southwestern Oklahoma State University


Armchair by Candlelight: The Quirky Deductive Nature of Poe's Dupin

Eden Leone, University of Minnesota--Duluth


Really Radical Repasts: Sue Grafton's Culinary Critiques of Mainstream America

Sue Matheson, Red Deer College


The Violence of Reproduction in Lucha Corpi's Eulogy for a Brown Angel

Amy McGuff, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill


Defective Endings in Detective Stories

Eyal Segal, Tel Aviv University



Salon L

699       Gender Studies II:  Gender, Feminism and the Global Woman

Chair:  Pam Butler, University of Minnesota


Ingrid Betancourt:  Challenging the System Within

Debra Marie Reynoso, Brigham Young University-Hawaii


Feminism, Representation, and Planned Parenthood's "Global" Women

Pam Butler

  


Salon M

700       Fashion, Appearance, and the Body V: Body Modifications and the Politics of Ritual 

Chair: Phillip Vannini, Washington State University


The State, the Body, and the Politics of Tattooing

Shyam Sriram, Georgia State University


To Die For:  The Seductive Power of the Tanned Body

Phillip Vannini and

Aaron M. McCright, The University of Chicago


  

Conference Rm. 1

701       Dime Novels/Pulps/Juvenile Series Books VII: 

Pulps and Series:  A Finale

Chair: Michelle Trim, Michigan Technological University


Strange Sisters and Deviant Dolls: Pulp Fictions of Lesbians

Melissa Sky, McMaster University


Judy Bolton: Tthe Teenage Detective with Class Consciousness

Stacy Nicklow, University of Southern Illinois


Romancing the Future: Using Modern Romance Novels to Prove Feminist Advances in American Culture

Michelle Trim


Calling All Sleuths:  The Magazine Mysteries of Sam and Beryl Epstein

Henri Achee, Houston Community College



Conference Rm. 2

702       Composition/Rhetoric III: (Cultural) Narrative in Composition

Chair:  Reid T. Sagara, California State University, Dominguez Hills


The Imaginary of Brazilian Female Artists

Maria das Vitorias Negreiras do Amaral, National Art Education Association


Complicating the Rhetoric of Cultural Narrative

Robert Affeldt, University of Texas-Pan American


Teacher-As-Cultural-Worker: A (Popular) Cultural Studies Approach to Writing Instruction

Reid T. Sagara



Conference Rm. 3

703       Video Games IV: Happiness is a Warm Controller: Shopping, Socializing, and Stealing Cars

Chair:  Nathan Garrelts, New Mexico State University at Alamagordo


Happiness is More Than the Stuff You Own: Life Lessons from The SIMS

Trenia L. Walker, University of Pittsburgh


150 Years of Chance Encounters in Poetry, Film, and Video Games

Ian Bogost, UCLA


Grand Theft Auto Vice City: Interactive Narrative, Hedonism and the Postmodern Aesthetic/Ethic

David Parry, Albany, New York


Born To Lose: Super-Powered Fatalism and Impossible Heroes in the First-Person Video Game

Mark Daley, Albany, New York



Conference Rm. 4

704       Racial Constructions and Concerns III:  Popular Culture and Education

Chair:  Amy Becker-Chambless, Texas Tech University


Racially Collaborative Writing: Finding and Destroying Offensive Likenesses on Paper

George Steele, Loyola Marymount University


Patriotic Paternalism and the War in Afghanistan: Media (Un)Coverage of Afghan Women After 9/11

Gwen Bergner, West Virginia University


Yo! Asians in the House: Asian American Hip Hop and the Spoken Word

Allison Adah Johnson, Occidental College



Conference Rm. 5

705       Creative Writing Pedagogy III

Chair:  Michael S. Kula, Rollins College


Writing to Grow: The Corderian Theory of Teaching Voice and Ethos

Nahal Rodieck, University of Arizona


Writing the Three Minute Play

Bettye Givens, Paris American Academy


Teaching the Short Play in the Creative Writing Classroom

Michael S. Kula



Conference Rm. 6

706       Literature & Politics VII:  Writers Reading from Their Works

Chair: George Moore, Area Chair, Literature and Politics


Reuben Ellis, writer and author of Vertical Margins: Mountaineering and the Landscapes of NeoImperialism (U of Wisconsin) and Stories and Stone: Writing the Anasazi Homeland (Pruett Press);  Prescott College


Christopher Grimes, author of the forthcoming Public Works: Short Fiction, Very Short Fiction & A Novella from Fiction Collective 2; University of New Orleans


Linda Dove, poet and winner of the Alice Longan Award for Regional Southwest Writing; Yavapai College, Prescott, Arizona


George Moore, poet and author of Headhunting and The Petroglyphs at Wedding Rocks (Edwin Mellen Press); University of Colorado



Conference Rm. 7

707       Local Film Exhibition and Theater Preservation I:  Film Exhibition: Contributing to Culture, Community, and Commerce

Chair:  Deborah Carmichael, Oklahoma State University


The Rise and Fall of the Allen Empire: Movie Exhibition in Canada, 1906-23

Robert M. Seiler, University of Calgary


More Than Moving Pictures: Film Exhibition in 1930s Stillwater, Oklahoma

Deborah Carmichael



Conference Rm. 8

708       Presidential Panel on Teaching Popular Culture


This panel will explore creating and teaching specialized courses in popular culture.


Participants include:


Creating an On-Line Popular Culture Course

Lynn Bartholome, Monroe Community College, and President, Popular Culture Association


Creating and Teaching a Course in American Popular Culture

Gary Hoppenstand, Michigan State University; Past President, Popular Culture Association; and Editor, The Journal of Popular Culture


Teaching a Popular Culture Course as if it Were a Popular Culture Association Annual Meeting

Dennis Shaw, Miami Dade Community College and Florida International University


Following the presentations, there will be an extended question and answer period.



Conference Rm. 9

709       Leadership and Leadership Studies I

Chair:  Patrick E. White, Saint Mary's College


Leadership and Diversity:  Hidden Assumptions

Therese Hoffman, Lourdes College


Don't Hate Us Because We Are Popular:  Leadership Studies vs. Popular Culture

Tim Blessing, Alvernia College


Men of the Oval Office:  Puzzles and Paradoxes of the Presidency

Becky Smith, York College of Pennsylvania


Why Herd Cats?: Metaphors of Academic Leadership

Patrick E. White



Conference Rm. 10

710       American Art and Architecture XV:  Architecture Roundtable

Chair:  Gaylord Richardson, School of Arch. & Urban Design, University of Kansas


American Spatial Concepts

Gaylord Richardson


Palladianism Persists, Even in America

Rene Diaz, University of Kansas


Architecture for a Post-Urban Culture

Phillippe Barriere, University of Kansas

  


Conference Rm. 11

711       Culture and Religion III

Chair:  Ingrid Shafer, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma


Progressive Christianity and Evangelism:  A Communication Strategy

L. Keith Williamson, Wichita State University


Evangelicals and the Movies: A Study of Christianity Today

Shanny Luft, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Globalization and Identity of the Iranian Youth: Rupture or Transformation?

Seyed Masoud Mousavi Shafaee, Tehran University


Heathen not Savages: Images of Indigenous Chinese in Women's Missionary Magazines, 1869-1895

Janet Rice McCoy, University of North Texas



Conference Rm. 12

712       Anne Rice and Her Contemporaries II:  Anne Rice's Blood Canticle--Roundtable Discussion

Chairs/Discussants:  Joseph F. Ceccio and William A. Francis, University of Akron


Has Anne Rice really come to the end of her vampires and witches series?  This roundtable discussion will explore how well her latest novel Blood Canticle may serve to conclude both series.  Expect a lively mix of perspectives, relevant film clips, and numerous opportunities for audience participation.



Conference Rm. 13

713       Atomic Culture II:  The Atomic Imagination

Chair:  Scott Zeman, New Mexico Tech


Joshua Lederberg, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), and the Fate of Life on Earth

Matthew Aberman, University of California, Santa Barbara


Nuclear Tourism and the Manhattan Project

Jenna Berger, University of Houston


Atomic Composition

Linda Ruth Harris, University of Maryland


The Apocalypse Will Be Televised: The Day Afterand the Resurgence of the Cold War

Aubrey Underwood, Georgia State University



Conference Rm. 14

714       Grateful Dead X:  Musical and Mythical Perspectives on the Grateful Dead

Chair:  Natalie Dollar, Oregon State University-Cascades


Music and Excitement: Buildups in the Music of the Grateful Dead

Mark Mattson & Charles Jacobus, Fordham University


That Old Time X-Factor: Contra Dance, Community, and Transcendence in the 21st Century

Revell Carr, University of California, Santa Barbara


Songs of the Dead: Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey

Lans Smith, Midwest State University

  

Music, Myth and the Grateful Dead Experience

Nicholas Meriwether, Editor, Dead Letters



Conference Rm. 15

715       Non-Fiction Writing I

Chair:  Dan Jones, Texas A&M International University


Huey Long's My First Days in the White House:  The Fascist Ambitions of an American Duce?

Philip Dubuisson Castille, Eastern Washington University


Codes and Ciphers:  The Pursuit vs. Concealment of Knowledge

Erin Hodgess, University of Houston-Downtown, and

Dan Jones



Conference Rm. 16

716       Photography: West and Southwest Culture and Visions

Chair:  Mario A. Herrera, Arts and Letters, San Antonio, Texas


THINKING BIG:  Contrasting Ansel Adamsí Parmelian Prints and His National parks Photographs

Rebecca Senf, Boston University


Sinaloa, Mexico:  A Fruitful Land with a Strong Will

Marco Antonio Santos-Ayala Acuna, Workshop Languages Institute School Director, Cuilacan, Sinaloa, Mexico


Western Views. History, Geography Written with Photos:  Crossover Views Scenes: Still Frames, Film, Video Tape-Infinite Opulence: Visions are Elegant

Mario Alberto Herrera



Conference Rm. 17

717       Cormac McCarthy II

Chair:  Paul Lynch, University of New Mexico


"Dont leave a dog alive if you can help it": Blood Meridian as Heroic Epic

Nicholas Lawrence, Texas A & M University


The Strange Power of Scars in All the Pretty Horses

Ruben Espinosa, University of Colorado at Boulder


Blood Meridian and American Pragmatism

Gavin Cologne-Brookes, Bath Spa University College


The Esoteric Popular, Cormac McCarthy, Zane Grey and the Virtual Transformations of Popular Culture

Allan Bourassa, St. Thomas University


Green Blood: Late Twentieth-Century Environmental Discourse in McCarthy's Blood Meridian

Cory Shaman, University of Mississippi



Conference Rm. 18

718       Folk and Protest Music

Chair:  Christopher Smith, Texas Tech University


The Strange Career of "Olí Man River"

Matthew Brown, UNC-Chapel Hill


Red Country

Jesse Drew, University of California, Davis


Riot Grrrl:  From the Margins to the Mainstream

Angela Simonson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Alan Lomax, Folk Music, and the Romantic Politics of Race

Patrick B. Mullen, Ohio State University



Conference Rm. 19

719       Geography II

Chair:  John Morgan, Emory and Henry College


Bottom of the Harbor:  Staten Island as Liminal Space

James A. Kaser, Archivist, The College of Staten Island/CUNY


Expanding the Basement:  Self-Storage Facilities in Cincinnati

Lawrence Rasche and Macel M. Wheeler, Northern Kentucky University


The New River in Cyberspace

John Morgan

  



SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.



Salon A

720       German Culture IV: Ostalgie II: Writing (and Thinking) the East

Chair: Claude Desmarais, York University


Anti-Ostalgie: Answering the Kitsch Trend of Ostalgie

Anne Hector, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


The Wall in Our Minds? Recent (Re)Assessments of East German Politics and Culture

Elizabeth Mermann-Jozwiak and Joseph Jozwiak, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi


Choosing a History: Kunst in der DDR

Heather E. Mathews, University of Texas at Austin


Commentators:  Antonia Levy, CUNY, and Janine Ludwig, Humboldt University/Bard College



Salon B

721       Creative Writing X

Chair: Mysti Rudd, Lamar State College - Port Arthur


Carol Lattimore, Texas Christian University

Larry Harper, Utah Valley State College

Millard Dunn, McKendree College-Louisville Centers

Deno P. Trakas, Wofford College

  


Salon D

722       Film and Film Adaptation XIX: Women Making Movies (WMM) Special Screening

Moderator: Chris George, Educational Marketing Coordinator for WMM



Salon I

723       Drama and Theatre VI:  The Texas Revolution:  A Performance Piece

Chair:  Kayla McKinney Wiggins, Martin Methodist College


Staging a Rebellion: The Texas Revolution in American Drama

Jim Lile, Texas A&M University-Commerce



Salon J

724       Motorcycle Culture and Myth VIII:  Motorcycling and Sexuality

Chair:  Barbara Joans, Merritt College


Queer Borderlands Moto Imagery

Gary L. Kieffner, University of Texas at El Paso


Femme Butch Desire and Biker Babe Mythos

Susan McCully, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and

Martha Marinara, University of Central Florida


Girl on a Motorcycle

Suzanne Ferriss, Nova Southeastern University



Salon L

725       Gender Studies III:  Gender in the 21st Century: The More It Changes, The More We Stay the Same

Chair:  Meredith Guthrie, Bowling Green State University


The Playboy and the Centerfold:  Gender Images in Playboy Magazine

Angie Kirby-Calder, University of Houston


The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same:  Sexual & Societal Restrictions in the Harlequin Romance

Susan Hopkirk, Auburn University


Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1: A Surprisingly Feminist Film

Sara Netzley, Southern Illinois University


Britney Spears: 21st Century Lolita in Rolling Stone

Meredith Guthrie



Conference Rm. 1

726       Dime Novels/Pulps/Juvenile Series Books VIII: 

Joel Cadbury and Business and Organizational Meeting

Chair:  Alan Pickrell, Emeritus, Emory & Henry College


Howard R. Garis and His Newspaper Bedtime Stories:

The Case of The St. Louis Star

Joel Cadbury, Cornell University



Conference Rm. 2

727       Composition/Rhetoric IV: New Media, New Assignments

Chair:  Carlos Salinas, University of Texas-San Antonio


The Hospitality of Biometrics: Kairos, Embodiment, and the Marketing of Biometrics to Public School Lunch Cafeterias

Michael Harker, University of Oklahoma


Pre-Empting Plagiarisim: Academic Assignments for First Year Composition

Tracey M. Gau, University of North Texas


The End of the Outside World or the Sedentarization of Real Time: Putting Movement into the Third Horizon.

Robert Leston, University of Texas-Arlington


Iconology Reconsidered: Rhetoric and the Cultural Significance of New Media Icons

Carlos Salinas



Conference Rm. 3

728       Video Games V: The Long and Winding Video Game: Narrative and Intertextuality

Chair:  Nathan Garrelts, New Mexico State University at Alamagordo


The Death of Story? Narratology and Online Gaming

Kerry Blasingim, Southern Illinois University


Computer Games and the Electronic Future of Narratology

Will Slocombe, University of Wales, Aberystwyth


Disappearing Walls and Collapsing Floors: Teaching the Visual Intertext in Electronic Games

Mark Mullen, The George Washington University


Video Slasher: The Appeal of Shounen-ai and Yaoi

Sandra Watson, University of Arkansas-Monticello, and

Stephanie Watson, University of Arkansas-Monticello



Conference Rm. 4

729       Racial Constructions and Concerns IV:  Special Session: "The House We Live In" from RACE - The Power of an Illusion

Chair:  Amy Becker-Chambless, Texas Tech University



Conference Rm. 7

730       Local Film Exhibition and Theater Preservation II:  The "Boundaries" of Film Exhibition Space

Chair:  Deborah Carmichael, Oklahoma State University


"In Our Case Segregation is Obligatory . . . ":  Interstate Theatres of Texas and the Segregation Issue, 1954-1963

Ron Wilson, University of Kansas


"A Revolutionary Concept in Screen Entertainment": The Emergence of the Twin Movie Theatre, 1962-1964

Christofer Meissner, Minnesota State University-Moorhead


Reconsidering the "Site-Specificity" of Expanded Cinema

Andrew V. Uroskie, San Francisco Art Institute and UC Berkeley



Conference Rm. 9

730B       Advertising I:  I Buy, Therefore I Am: Shopping as an American Pastime

Chair: Sanjukta Ghosh, Castleton State College


The Secret's Out: The Business of Lingerie and the Construction of a Feminine Heaven

Chelsea Robitaille and Marsy Tellier, Castleton State College


Pinching Penneys: Shopping at America's Favorite Department Store

Sean O'Brien, Castleton State Colleges



Conference Rm. 11

731       Culture and Religion IV

Chair:  Ingrid Shafer, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma


Religious Schools and Cultural Change: A Catholic School Example I

Richard Ognibene, Siena College


Religious Schools and Cultural Change: A Catholic School Example II

Elaine Ognibene, Siena College


"Everything Will Be All Right": God, Angels, and Reconciliation in Andrew Greeley's Contract with an Angel

Warren McWilliams, Oklahoma Baptist University


Objectifying the Quest:  The Virgin Mary as Self

Rebekah Hamilton, The University of Texas-Pan American



Conference Rm. 12

732       Anne Rice III: Vampires and Witches, Oh My!

Chair: Kay Rout, Michigan State University


Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch? Rowan Mayfair's Struggle

Tiffany P. Porter, Texas A&M University-Kingsville


Fallacious Immortality: Ayesha and Akasha, Queens of the Damned: H. Rider Haggard and Anne Rice

Abigail Bowers, Texas A&M University


The Vampire Within Us All

Christi Nicole Cruz, Texas A&M University-Kingsville


The End of the Line: Anne Rice's Three Families

Kay Rout



Conference Rm. 13

733       Atomic Culture III:  Atomic Images and Icons

Chair:  Scott Zeman, New Mexico Tech


Atomic Comics: Spiderman

Peter Allon Schmidt, Jr., University of Minnesota


The Stamped History of the Nuclear Age

Igor Drovenikov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for History of Science and Technology


Half-Lives: Everyday Ephemera of the Nuclear Era

Mick Broderick, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia


"Taking Hell's Measurements": Popular Science and Popular Mechanics Magazines and the Atomic Bomb from Hiroshima to Bikini

Scott Zeman, New Mexico Tech



Conference Rm. 14

734       Grateful Dead XI:  Spirit and The Grateful Dead "X-Factor": Finding It in Today's Music-Panel Discussion

Chair:  Gary Burnett, Florida State University


Discussants:

David Gans, Record Producer, Author, Musician

Revell Carr, University of California - Santa Barbara

Melinda Belleville, University of Kentucky

Jim Tuedio, California State University - Stanislaus



Conference Rm. 15

735       Non-Fiction Writing II

Chair:  Chris Birchak, University of Houston-Downtown


The Court of Last Resort

Chris Birchak


Hell Never Welcomed Two More Kindly Souls: Apostasy in Harry Middleton's The Earth is Enough

Kenneth Hada, East Central University, Oklahoma


Glimpses of Cuba: Pico Iyer's "An Elegiac Carnival" and Buena Vista Social Club

Kathleen Collins Beyer, Framingham State College



Conference Rm. 16

736       Photography I: Photographs to Represent Dynamic Relationships Between Nature and Policy Makers

Chair: Paul Hightower, Indiana State University


Samy Anderson, Indiana State University

Joe Tenerelli, Indiana State University

Paul Hightower



Conference Rm. 17

737       Cormac McCarthy III

Chair:  Paul Lynch, University of New Mexico


Spectatorship and Discrepant Awareness in The Border Trilogy

Richard Wallach


Gnostic Ecology in Cormac McCarthy's Outer Dark

Dianne Luce, Midlands Technical College


"[I]nto a night more dolorous": Cormac McCarthy's Outer Dark as Absurd Phenomenon

Bill Prather, North Georgia College and State University


Huck in the Waste Land:  What Can Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Reveal about Cormac McCarthy's Suttree?

Leslie Worthington, Auburn University


"Books lie": Taking Charge of the Rhetoric of Blood Meridian

Paul Lynch



Conference Rm. 18

738

  


SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 6:15 - 8:00 p.m.


Salon D

739       Film and Film Adaptation XX: Women Making Movies (WMM) Special Screening (continued from 4:30 p.m.)

Moderator: Chris George, Educational Marketing Coordinator for WMM




SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 8:15 - 9:45 p.m.


Salon F

740       Science Fiction/Fantasy XXVI:  Saturday Night Party/Movie

Introduction:  Barbara Silliman, Providence College, University of Rhode Island


A showing of the film The Forbidden Planet.



TBA

741       Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections XII:  Party


On Saturday evening in PCA President Lynn Bartholome's suite.  This will be announced during the panels.