Milwaukee 2013

MMLA Annual Convention, November 7-10, 2013, at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Thursday, November 7, 2013

1. Gender Studies: Male

2:15 - 3:45  p.m. (Juneau)

Topic: Artful Declarations in Early Modern Drama
Chair: Jessica Tooker, Indiana University, Bloomington

1. I Do.  I Will.: Gendering Hal's Liminal Ethos
Danielle Sanfilippo, University of Rhode Island

2. Shakespeare's Artful Empathy
Jessica Tooker, Indiana University, Bloomington

3. Crossdressing and Gender Labor in Gallathea and The Convent of Pleasure
Simone Chess, Wayne State University


2. The Art of Teaching and the Craft of Learning

2:15 - 3:45  p.m. (Kilbourn)

Chair: Darlene Lake, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Co-Chair: Jorge Aguilar-Sanchez, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

1. The Craft of Writing in the 21st Century Classroom
Jorge Aguilar-Sanchez, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

2. Philosophy and Pop. Culture
Shelley Hay, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

3. Service Learning and Online Education
Darlene Lake, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

4. The Art of Balancing General Education and the Major
Leslee Poulton, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse


3. The French Second World War

2:15 - 3:45  p.m. (Oak)

1. Imag(in)ing Domesticity: Women and Knitting in French Texts on World War II
Mary McCullough, Samford University

2. Ce qu’il voulait/ Nous le voulions aussi: The Canonization of Gabriel Péri in the Résistance Poetry of Paul Éluard
Alysss Duck, Samford University

3. Symbolic Complexities of France's National Identity: French-German Relations in Irene Nemirovsky's "Dolce" and in images of the Tondues
Cara Wilson, Samford University


4. Love & Marriage (& Sex)

2:15 - 3:45  p.m. (Wright A)

1. "Love is he that alle thing may bynde": The Artifice of Love, Gender, and Literature in Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde"
Claire McBroom, Case Western Reserve University

2. Love Stories Laid Bare: Roth and Updike in Playboy
Alexander Luft, University of Illinois at Chicago

3. FDR's 'Splendid Deception': the American Presidency-as-Closet
Will Kanyusik, University of Minnesota


5. Paying Attention: Contemporary U.S. Poetics

2:15 - 3:45  p.m. (Wright B)

1. Becoming Human: Revolutionary Hope and Geography in the Poetry of Thomas McGrath
Shane Winterhalter, Northern Illinois University

2. Performing History and Community: Gloria Anzaldua's Ethno-Poetics
Judith Richards, Park University

3. When the Internet Starts to Be Boring: Alt-Lit Poetics
Rachael Sullivan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

4. Concrete Language: Perception in Wordsworth and Lorine Niedecker
Trey Moody, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


6. The Female, in Word and Image

2:15 - 3:45  p.m. (Wright C)

1. Gender, Sexuality, and Learning French as a Second Language: The Strange Relationship between Learner Attitudes, Identity, and Behavior
Kris Aric Knisely, Emory University

2. Maeve Binchy: Irish Feminist Social Critic Masquerading as "Entertainment Writer"
Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier, University of Wisconsin - Sheboygan

3. The Artificial Reproduction of Femininity through the Cinematic Look in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Love of the Last Tycoon
Valerie Lynn Stevens, University of Kentucky


7. Nation and Politics in Spanish & Catalan Literature

2:15 - 3:45  p.m. (MacArthur)

1. Illustrating Place and Identity: Tlaxcalan Responses to the Instrucción y memoria questionnaire
José Espericueta, University of Dallas

2. Oral Catalan Literature in Antoni Maria Alcover's Work
Monica Marcos-Llinas, University of Missouri

3. Inadequate Masculinity: Metaphoric Castration in Larra's Articulos de Costumbre
Teresa Greppi, University of Illinos at Urbana-Champaign

4. Women Immigrants as the Other in Contemporary Spanish Fiction and Film, 1997-2011
Donna Gillespie, College of DuPage


8. Pictures of Dorian Grey

2:15 - 3:45  p.m. (Mitchell)

1. The Object in Dorian's Gaze
Alanna Beroiza, Rice University

2. Wilde, Self, Dorian: Art, Artifice, and Imitation
Carolyne Hurlburt, Marquette University


9. Race & Rhetoric: Identity in the U.S.

2:15 - 3:45  p.m. (Walker)

1. Signifying Candide: Ralph Ellison's Artful Play Upon Voltaire
Susanna Hoeness-Krupsaw, University of Southern Indiana

2. Cultivating Harmony Through Commonalities: Unraveling Rhetoric of Race
Deola Thompson


10. Africa & Ideas of Africa in the Francophone Arts

2:15 - 3:45  p.m. (Pabst)

1. Masks and Authenticity in Tendre et cruel, directed by Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman
Cynthia Running-Johnson, Western Michigan University

2. The Art and Artifice of Recovering Africa: The Performative Recovery of Creole Women's Identity in Heremakhonon by Maryse Conde
Cynthia Williams, Ashford University


11. Antonio Buero Vallejo, the Interarts, and Other Media

2:15 - 3:45  p.m. (Miller)

Chair: Alison Ridley, Hollins University
Timothy Reed, Ripon College

1. Specters of Humanism in Buero Vallejo’s Las Meninas and El sueño de la razón
Timothy Reed, Ripon College

2. Larra como personaje. Intertextualidad en los artículos de Figaro y La detonación de Buero Vallejo
Pedro Larrea Rubio, Hollins University

3. The Trajectory of Buero Vallejo's Use of Aural and Visual Imagery
Eric Pennington, Seton Hall University

4. Caimán: Buero Vallejo’s Interartistic Collage
Alison Ridley, Hollins University


12. Seeing Is Believing: Mixing Narrative & Visual Media

2:15 - 3:45  p.m. (Schlitz)

1. Visualizing Trauma: Photographs in Nonfiction Graphic Narratives
Leah McCormack, University of Cincinnati

2. When 'Waning' Becomes Stuplimity: Embodying Emotion in Claudia Rankine's Don't Let Me Be Lonely
Sara Henning, Unlisted


13. In Dependence: Narratives of Early U.S. Nation-Building

2:15 - 3:45  p.m. (Usinger)

1. Toni Morrison's A Mercy and the Crafting of Early American Ideology
Gretchen Michlitsch, Winona State University

2. Frome Wieland to Carwin: Anxieties of Readerhsip in the Novels of Charles Brockden Brown
Naomi Salmon, University of Wisconsin-Madison


14. Facts & Fictions: Contemporary Narrative Making

2:15 - 3:45  p.m. (Parlor Suite 650)

1. Interrogating the Interpreter: The Function of Interrogation in Cormac McCarthy's The Road
Jenny Ferguson, The University of South Dakota

2. A Useful Fiction: Nostalgia in Julian Barnes' A Sense of an Ending
Maureen McKnight, Cardinal Stritch University

3. "Grammatical Fictions": Self and Artifice in Cold War Narratives
Mohammad T. Nezam-Mafi, Becker College


15. French III: Cultural Issues

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Juneau)

Topic: La place du gouvernement de Vichy dans la littérature
Chair: Dominique Thévenin, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

1. Albert Camus: d'exils en résistances
Alek Toumi, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

2. At The Margins of Resistance: Blanchot’s L’Instant de ma mort and Jacques Derrida’s Demeure
Jacob Schott, Independent Scholar


16. There's a Trick to It: Fakery and Performance in First-Year Composition

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Kilbourn)

Chair: Sarah Foust Vinson, Cardinal Stritch University

1. Performing Student: hooks’s "Keeping Close to Home" and the Classed Identities of First-Year Writers
Aimee Krall-Lanoue, Concordia University Chicago

2. Staging Academic Research: Inviting Student Performances of Identity, Discourse, and Disciplinarity
Aaron Krall, University of Illinois at Chicago

3. Seeing is Believing: Dubious Sources and Critical(?) Engagement
Kirk Robinson, Calumet College of St. Joseph

4. The Art of a Tweet: Integrating Twitter in the College Writing Classroom
Sarah Foust Vinson, Cardinal Stritch University


17. Shakespeare on the Move

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Oak)

1. "I am not what I am" Disguise in Twelfth Night
Kylene Cave, Andrews University

2. Maqbool: Shakespeare's Macbeth Reincarnation on the Indian Screen
Kakali Adhikay, NARA Women's University, Kitauoya (Midwest Affiliate Not listed)

3. Rhyme, Memory, and Aristocratic Art: Poetry's Role in Shakespeare's Drama
Katherine E. Blake, Indiana University


18. Ancient Alien Artifacts: The Rhetoric of Extraordinary Claims

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Wright A)

Chair: Robert Blaskiewicz, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

1. "'...And if so, why?': Strategies of Persuasion in Alternative Knowledge Communities."
Robert Blaskiewicz, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

2. `We Don't Need Evidence if it Works': Evaluating Extraordinary Claims in the Writing Classroom"
Val Rendel, Lewis University

3. "Bigfoot vs. the Vikings: Retrofitting Historical Narratives"
Eve Siebert, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire


19. Turning Pages: Books as Art

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Wright B)

1. Extending the Lyric Moment
Meryl DePasquale, Saint Catherine University

2. Book Artists as Literary Co-creators: Claire Van Vilet's Janus Press
James Sullivan, Illinois Central College

3. The My Book House Home Library and the the Art of Childhood Reading
Margot Stafford, Rockhurst University


20. Acts of Interpretation: Art, Texts, Puppets

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Wright C)

1. Elective Affinities: Walter Benjamin Rescues Goethe from the Forces of Fate and Nature
Marcus Bullock, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

2. Whiteness and Yoko Ono's Nutopia (Or, The Problematics of Erasure as a Unifying Concept)
Andrew Salyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

3. Puppets, Politics, and Parody in the Early Eighteenth Century
Daniel O'Keefe, Indiana University


21. The Country and The City

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (MacArthur)

1. James Cameron's Avatar: The Pastoral Enters into Contemporary Myth
Nicole Ciulla, University of South Dakota

2. Walking Between the Lines: Baudelaire's and Woolf's Flânerie in Modernity
Shao-Hua Wang, University of Oxford


22. Heroes and Villains: Crime & Detection in American Narrative

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Mitchell)

1. "I's a Detective, I Is": dime Novels and the Origin of the African-American Detective
Joshua Leavitt, The Ohio State University

2. The Confidence Man in the Crime Genre
Martin Kich, Wright State University - Lake Campus

3. The Hermeneutic Imperative in U.S. New Wave Cinema
Jim Knippling, University of Cincinnati


23. Black Modernisms

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Walker)

1. Crafting a Black Modernist Aesthetic out of Conditions of Labor
Ann Mattis, University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan

2. The Budding of Modernism in Richard Wright's Black Boy and 12 Million Black Voices
Jose Fernandez, Western Illinois University

3. Imitation, Derivation, and Art: The Transnational Aesthetic in Una Marson's Poems of Nature
Julie Cyzewski, The Ohio State University

4. Pound for Pound: The New Negro and Economic Agency
Leslie Anne Singel, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


24. Immigration, Authenticity, and Artifice

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Pabst)

Chair: Kristin Pitt, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1. Transient identities: artifice and transgression in Maria Velho da Costa’s Myra
Ana Filipa Prata, University of Lisbon

2. “Gatecrashing the Shortlist”: Authenticity, Pigeon English, and the Changing Face of Twenty-First century “Britishness”
Anna Bogen, University of Cincinnati

3. Migration and Dialogism in Toni Morrison’s A Mercy:  A Return to the Transnational Moment in the Americas
Gema Ortega, Dominican University

4. No Woman's Land: Dispossession and Disposability on the U.S./Mexico Border
Kristin Pitt, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


25. Contemporary Hispanophone Narrative and/in Art

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Miller)

1. Girlhood as metaphor and narrative device in Contemporary Spanish Literature
Juan Fernadez Iglesias, Winona State University

2. Making (Art) History: Early Modern Spain and the Art Historian in Lourdes Ortiz's Las manos de Velaquez
Katie J. Vater, Penn State University

3. El artifico de la transculturacion en el arte visual de Enrique Chagoya
Jason Meyler, Marquette University

4. Juan O'Gorman: Una narrativa visual sobre integracion cultural en el hemisferio occidental
Vanessa Varela-Morales, Marquette University


26. The Eye of the Beholder: Ekphrasis & Interpretation

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Schlitz)

1. "These haunting stark torchlight images": Hayden, Lawrence, and The Legend of John Brown
Joshua S. Steffey, Marquette University

2. The Splitting Image: Thomas Hardy's Aesthetics of Disillusion
Katherine Bahr, Chadron State College

3. "Gazing with Little Lust": The Demonic Eye in the Ecphrasis of Lucrece
Kevin Dunn, Tufts University


27. Performing Politics, Reforming Public Policy in the Harlem Renaissance

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Usinger)

1. Form and Transformation: Marita Bonner's Conceptual Plays
Katie Schaag, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2. Performing Harlem: Race, Collaboration, and the Problem of Harlem Renaissance Drama
Clark Barwick, Indiana University

3. "A Little More Disease": Repositioning the Harlem Renaissance as a Response to Public Policy Health Crisis
Shane Hunter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


28. Queering "la Francophonie": Autofiction and the Body

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Parlor Suite 650)

Chair: Ryan Schroth, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-chair: Kristina Kosnick, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1. "Une Grossesse Insupportable": Mûr à Crever and Haitian Literary Urgency
Mollie McFee, University of Chicago

2. The AIDS Crisis in France: French Identity Politics During the Early Years of the AIDS Epidemic
Theresa Pesavento, University of Wisconsin-Madison

3. Speaking and Seeking: Giving Voice to the Body in Nina Bouraoui's Works
Allison Fong, Clark University


29. Readings and Performances by MMLA Members

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Crystal Ballroom)

Organizer: Aaron Baker, Loyola University Chicago