2012 Convention Schedule and Program Information

November 8-11, 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio

Sunday, November 11, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Refreshments

You are invited to attend the Book Exhibit, 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 noon (Pavilion)


170. Italian - Panel 2 of 3

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Caprice 1)

Topic: I Owe You: Debt and Debtors in Italian Literature, Cinema, Theater, and Media
Chair: Daniele Fioretti, Miami University
Secretary: Christina Petraglia, Gettysburg College

1. Unpaid Debts, Impossible Contracts, and Strange Influence in Pirandello's One-Act Plays
Stefano Boselli, Gettysburg College

2. Pasolini, Screenwriter of "The Nights of Cabiria"
Claudia Romanelli, Colgate University

3. Gianni Amelio: tra neo-neorealismo e cinema d'autore
Fulvio Orsitto, Universityof California-Chico

For additional panels, see sessions - 104 (Saturday) & 183


171. Government is Good: Infrastructure in American Literature and Film

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Caprice 2)

Chair: Michael J. Blouin, Milligan College

1. "The Best Things Rise Out of Separateness": Frost and the Constrictions of Infrastructure and Geopolitics
Ollie Smith, University of Southern Mississipi

2. Doubting Citizens: The Torchbearers and Skepticism of the New Deal
Paul Gagliardi, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

3. "He Believes in the police, then?": Julian Hawthorne, the NYPD, and the Politics of American Detective Fiction
Joshua Leavitt, The Ohio State University

4. Barteby on the Market: Melville, Thoreau and the Roots of Neoliberal Governmentality
Jonathan Poore, University of Illinois at Chicago


172. Reconciliation and Redemption

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Caprice 3)

1. The Problem of Reconciliation in Vietnam War Writing
Charles Cunningham, Eastern Michigan University

2. The Fog of War Refracted through Postmodernism
Eric Vázquez, Carnegie Mellon University


173. Representing Victorian Era Debt

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Caprice 4)

1. Dickens' Use of Lawyers as Intermediaries in the Negotiation of Debt across Classes
Mark Klemens, Independent Scholar

2. Indebted to the Durbar: Women Discover the Colony through Travel
Danielle Nielsen, Murray State University


174. Negotiating Inheritances

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Salon I)

1. Bound to the Dead: Henry James and Troubling Inheritance
Beverly Crockett, Oakton Community College

2. “A hundred tiny humiliations”: Debt, Church, and Vocation in Antonia White’s Frost in May and James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Cynthia Hornbeck, University of Minnesota

3. Resurrecting the Angel in the House: Indebtedness and Female Creativity in Zadie Smith’s On Beauty
Tonya Krouse, Northern Kentucky University


175. Representing Otherness: Appropriations and Performances - Panel 1 of 2

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Salon H)

1. The Debtor of Venice: Eliding, Evading and Appropriating Stereotype in The Merchant of Venice
Jessica Tooker, Indiana University in Bloomington

2. In is Out and the Other way Around: Spaces of Inclusion and Exclusion in Mayra Santos
Febres´ Our Lady of the Night
Paloma Fernández Sánchez, University of Louisville

3. Maxine Hong Kingston's Tripmaster Monkey: Rewriting the Other
Jamie Calhoun, Penn State University, Shenango Valley

For additional panel, see session - 188


176. Ethical Economies and Realism

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Salon G)

1. Surprised by Debt: Retroactive Debt in the Eighteenth-Century Novel
Andrew Williams, University of Iowa

2. Social Ethics and Debt to Others: An Analysis of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Falkner
Nouchie Xiong, University of St. Thomas

3. Keep Your Money: Zola's forgiveness of services unpaid
Marta Wilkinson, Wilmington College


177. Debt in Working Class Culture

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Salon F)

1. The Indebted South: Tourism and Modernism in the Great Depression
Dan Colson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2. Themes of Debt in the American Coal-Mining Novel
Martin Kich, Wright State University

3. Reading: In the Narrow Valleys with Old Indian Names
Martin Kich, Wright State University


178. Feminist Debts and Exchanges

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Salon E)

1. Indebtedness and Influence: Filomena Dato’s Nineteenth-Century Variations on Feijóo
James A. Wojtaszek, University of Minnesota, Morris

2. “The Bankrupt Heart Is Free”:  A Cultural Materialist Read of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Fatal Interview
Lisa Ampleman, University of Cincinnati

3. Economies of Identity: Text and Sex Exchanges in Bonnie Bremser’s Troia: Mexican Memoirs
Mary Paniccia Carden, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


179. Debts to Society: Morality and Exile in 19th/20th Century British Literature

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Salon D)

Chair: Kristi N. Embry, Pfeiffier University

1. Our Children, Our Convicts?: Transportation and Moral Debt in Nineteenth-Century British and Imperial Fiction
Julie Barst, Siena Heights University

2. Scenes of French Suffering: Victorian Sympathies and the Franco-Prussian War
Kristi N. Embry, Pfeiffier University

3. Illumined Portholes, Dark Vogages: James Joyce, Jean Rys, and Modernist Exile
Leslie Batty, Purdue University


180. Capitalist Figures: Confidence Men and Financiers

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Salon C)

1. China Aster’s Bright Future; or, Melville’s Nonfutural Economics
Andrew Kopec, Ohio State University

2. Credit, Economic Reciprocity, and Evolution in Theodore Dreiser’s The Financier
Jose Fernandez, Western Illinois University

3. Formation of the Financial Consultant in the Twentieth Century: The Myth Becomes Reality
Julie Naviaux, University of Kentucky


181. French I

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Salon B)

Topic: Breaking off the Chains of Debt
Chair: Gheorghe-Ciprian Socaciu, Rice University
Secretary: Wendy Freeman, Rice University

1. Defying Debt: Marie de Gournay's/as Subversive Creation
Wendy Freeman, Rice University

2. La représentation maudite el l'oubli du devoir: le théâtre et ses critiques au XVIIe siècle
Ioana Toader, Lonestar College

3. La revanche du monde: libération, dette et le Discours de la méthode
Gheorghe-Ciprian Socaciu, Rice University


182. Imagining Materialist Ecologies

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Salon M)

1. Encounters with the Everyday Druid: Ecological Materialism in Second-Class Nature
Erin Ortiz, Mount Mary College

2. After the Apocalypse: Debts Come Due in Contemporary Fiction
Alison Russell, Xavier University


183. Italian - Panel 3 of 3

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (Caprice 1)

Topic: I Owe You: Debt and Debtors in Italian Literature, Cinema, Theater, and Media
Chair: Daniele Fioretti, Miami University
Secretary: Christina Petraglia, Gettysburg College

1. A labbra strette: Silence, violence and the sublime in Landolfini's "La muta" and Vinci's "Fuga con bamina"
Aria Cabot, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2. On Colonial Debts and Postcolonial Negotiations in Igiaba Scego's Writings
Tatjana Babic Williams, Purdue University

3. Markets and morality: a new Italian literary trend?
Stefano Adamo, Banja Luka University

For additional panels, see sessions - 104 (Saturday) & 170


184. Affective Economies and the Indebted Subject

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (Caprice 2)

1. ‘Agayn my los, I will have esement:’ Masculinity and the Affective Economy in Chaucer’s Reeve’s Tale
Travis W. Johnson, Central Methodist University

2. Traumatic Recall and Reenactment in Anton Chekhov's story "My Life"
Anya Hamrick-Nevinglovskaya, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

3. Journey to Parnassus: Making Space for Don Quixote
Gregory Baum, University of Chicago


185. The Spatialization of Debt in Utopian/Dystopian Literature

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (Caprice 3)

Chairs: Rachael Hoy and Christina Williams, University of Kentucky

1. "Let's make the first trip geographical": Mapping Debt through the Verticality of Utopian Spaces in Bellamy's Looking Backward and Gilman's Herland
Christina Williams, University of Kentucky

2. "They may bankroll you and do what you say": The Corporate Exploitation of the Territorial Trap in China Mieville's The City & The City
Rachael Hoy, University of Kentucky

3. Served on a Corporate Platter: Dystopian Food Consumption in Paolo Bagicalupi's The Windup Girl and Rob Ziegler's Seed
Sean Case, United States Military Academy at West Point

4. "We need the shadows, in order to walk": Gender, Space, and Exile in Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness and Lessing's The Marriage Between Zones Three, Four, and Five
Joseph Henderson, University of Albany-SUNY


186. Spanish II

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (Caprice 4)

Topic: Debt and Ownership in Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film
Chair: Maria Elena Bisabarros, College of DuPage
Secretary: Pilar Martinez-Quiroga, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

1. Mientras vivimos de Maruja Torres: feminismo y deuda
Pilar Martinez-Quiroga

2. Deudas emocionales y de culpa en Castillos de carton de Almudena Grandes
Sohyun Lee, Texas Christian University

3. Forms of Justice and Injustice in Ildefonso Falcones' La catedral del mar (2006)
Henry Cohen, Kalamazoo College

4. Debt and Masculinity in the Galdos' Torquemada Novels
Elena Iglesias-Villamel, Hiram College

5. Lulu, lucha entre propiedad y deuda en Las Edades de Lulu de Almudena Grandes
Maria Elena Bisabarros, College of DuPage


187. Nuevas perspectivas interdisciplinarias en la narrativa latinoamericana siglo XX y XXI

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

Chair: Enrique A. Giordano, University of Cincinnati

1. La representación del cuerpo en el discurso erótico de las novelas Sangre erguida y Animal tropical
Manuel Cerpa

2. El lugar sin límites: De la transferencia y las posibilidades de creación. Diálogo entre José Donoso y Arturo Ripstein
Nidia Herrera

3. Las cosas que parecen lo mismo son en realidad diferentes': metacrítica en Blanco nocturno
Lía Buitrago

4. Nuevas aproximaciones a lo irreal en la narrativa femenina contemporánea
Paula Garrido


188. Representing Otherness

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

1. The Eyes Do Not Have It: Charming Blindness in Behn's "The Unfortunate Bride"
Anna Scanlon, The University of Akron

2. Debts of Re-Representation: One Hundred Years of Solitude and Translation
Victoria Bolf, Loyola University Chicago

For additional panel, see session - 188


189. Constructing Nationalisms

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

1. Queering Philippine Nationalism: Owing Rizal
Harrod J Suarez, Oberlin College

2. Nomadic Letters and the Politics of Ruins: “Un arte de hacer ruinas” by Antonio José Ponte
Michael Mosier, Indiana University – Bloomington

3. From Poetics to Politics: Writing as Civic Debt in Lyonel Trouillot's L'Amour avant que j'oublie
Thérèse Migraine-George, University of Cincinnati

4. The New Central American Novel and the Debt to Society
Nicasio Urbina, Universidad de Cincinnati


190. Economies and Race

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

1. Narratives of Inheritance in Charles W. Chestnutt's "Her Virginia Mammy"
Jennifer Riddle Harding, Washington & Jefferson College

2. Transforming Debt, Imagining Justice in the Fiction of Charles Chesnutt and Paul Laurence Dunbar
Christine A. Wooley, St. Mary's College of Maryland

3. Exchanging Bodies: Female Sexuality in Ann Petry’s The Street
Chelsey Mckimmy, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

4. The Cost of Whiteness in Online Education
Mary-Lynn Chambers, Elizabeth City State University


191. Debts in 19th Century American Poetry

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

1. The Debt of Faith: Sermonic Oratory and the Reluctant Convert in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Jessica L. Jessee, University of Kansas

2. No Money, No Debt, No Problem: The Absence of Economy in Whitman’s Leaves of Grass
Kavita S. Hatwalkar, Central Methodist University


192. Cultural Debt and Gender - Cancelled


193. Indebted to Memory: Contemporary Central American Narratives

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

Chair: Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar, University of Minnesota, Duluth

1. Betwixt and Between: Mayan Identity at the Belizean/Guatemalan Border in David Ruiz Puga's Got Seif de Cuin
Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar, University of Minnesota, Duluth

2. The Business of Human Rights in Graciela Limón's Novels
Elena Cueva Foulis, Oklahoma Baptist University

3. La historia marginal del obrero en el enclave banaero en la novela Limon blues de Ana Cristina Rossi
Johana Pérez-Weisenberger, Campbellsville University


194. Modern Literature

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

Topic: Open
Chair: Lowell Wyse, Loyola University Chicago
Secretary: Sarah Eilefson, Loyola University Chicago

1. "What You Really Get When You Try to Sell Things": (Mis)Recognition and (In)Tangibility in Jean Rhy's Good Morning, Midnight
Jamie L. McDaniel, Pittsburg State University

2. "Neither frozen nor yet moving": David Foster Wallace's Debt to Ernest Hemingway
Michael J. O'Connell, Loyola University Chicago

3. The Debts We Owe to God: Anselmo in Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls
Lisa Tyler, Sinclair Community College

4. Hemingway's Hysterics: Hyperrealism's Debt to Modernism
W. Brett Wiley, Mount Vernon Nazarene University


195. Dickens, Darwin and Debt

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

Chair: Abigail Mann, Texas A&M Kingsville

1. The ordinary home-made article': Philanthropy, Trade, Debt and the Colonial Other in Bleak House
Jennifer Camden, University of Indianapolis

2. Debts of Blood: Inheritance and Debt in Dickens
Abigail Mann,

3. Bad Debts in Fairy Land: Hard Times and the Crystal Palace
Greta Gard, Indiana University-Bloomington

4. The Psychic Cost of Debt in The Old Curiosity Shop
Sarah Tomsyck, Indiana University