Thursday, March 21, 2013

Conference Schedule

Southern Methodist University English Graduate Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Schedule of Events
                               Registration and Coffee......................8:00-9:00 a.m.
                                          Session 1..............................................9:00-10:20 a.m.
                                          Session 2..............................................10: 30-11:50 a.m.
                                          Lunch...................................................12:00-1:15 p.m.
                                          Session 3..............................................1:15-2:35 p.m.
                                          Session 4...............................................3:00-4:20 p.m.
                                          Refreshments....................................... 4:30-5:00 p.m.
                                          Keynote Address..................................5:00-6:30 p.m.
                                          Reception (Prof. Wheeler’s house)........6:30-7:45 pm.

Registration and Coffee: 8:00–9:00 a.m.
First Floor, Dallas Hall

Session 1 9:00-10:20AM

Panel 1: Staging Place: Seventeenth-Century British Drama; Chair, Andrew Forrester (Dallas Hall 157)
Lauren J. Rogener (University of North Texas), “Tourists and Vagabonds in the Jacobean Masque of Blackness

Christopher C. Criswell (University of North Texas), “‘The happiest state that ever man was born to’: Cuckoldry in Chaste Maid

Andrew, Forrester (Southern Methodist University), “‘You have too courtly a wit for me’: The Glorification of Court in As You Like It's Pastoral Realm”

Panel 2: Gender, Myth, and the Space of the Body; Chair, Megan Schott (Dallas Hall 156)

Cady Jackson (Oklahoma Christian University), “‘No man wist hit but throwe’: Queenship an Intimate Mother-Instruction in The Awntyrs off Arthur

Jessica D. Ward (University of North Texas), “‘This may be sent by no wyght but by me’: Legal Bodies in Flux in Troilus and Criseyde

Megan Schott (Southern Methodist University), “Champing at the Bit: Narrative Wandering in Apuleius’s The Golden Ass
Session 2 (10:30-11:50 AM)

Panel 3: Eighteenth-Century Imagined Geographies; Chair, Chris Goldsmith (Dallas Hall 152)

Chris Goldsmith (Southern Methodist University), “Does Crusoe Shit in the Woods? Waste, Production, and the Ordering of Spaces in Robinson’s Island Kingdom”

Elizabeth Bernhardt (Abilene Christian University), “Oh, the Places They Go! Searching for Space in Johnson’s Rasselas

Bethany Williamson (Southern Methodist University), “Telling the Truth of English Virtue in Penelope Aubin’s Count of Vinevil

Panel 4: There’s No Place Like Home: Travel and Sense of Place in Twentieth-Century America; Chair, Christopher Stampone (Dallas Hall 101)

Makayla C. Steiner (Brigham Young University), “Ordinary Vision: Family Life as Sacred Landscape in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead

Carrie Johnston (Southern Methodist University), “What Would Mabel Dodge Luhan Do? Celebrity Culture and Cultural Tourism in the Southwest”

Lili Pariser (Bard College), “Creating a Place in the Soundscape: Music in Teju Cole’s Open City

Panel 5: Colonial Geographies: Mapping Identities in Eighteenth-Century America; Chair, Kristina Booker (Dallas Hall 157)
Summer Kokic (Summer Methodist University), “Buyer Beware: Examining the Narrative Aspect of an Eighteenth Century Plantation Real Estate Ad”

Daniel DeFraia (Harvard Extension School), “The Imagining of America: Specular Vision and Frontier Dreams”

Kristina Booker (Southern Methodist University), “Local Broadside, National Mandates: Print and Federal Authority in 1770s Connecticut”

Session 3 (1:15-2:35 PM)

Panel 6: Theories of Adaptation and Education in Victorian Literature; Chair, Kate Boswell (Dallas Hall 156)

Caitlin Brenner (University of Houston), “Tennyson’s Reconstruction of Camelot Through Guinevere and the Round Table”

Ashley Harbers-Iwasko (University of Dallas), “‘One Continued Series of Opposition’: Earning and Learning in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South

Panel 7: Theory, Theology, and the Environment; Chair, Carson Land (Dallas Hall 101)

Julianne Sandberg (Southern Methodist University), “All things are busie”: The Georgic Environment and Fruitful Work of George Herbert”

Nicholas R. Werse (Baylor University), “A Journey Through Sacred Space: The Inherent Paradox of the Levitical Tabernacle”

Eric McClure (Texas State University), “Hearts and Hardships: An Examination of Relationships, Places, and the Author of The Fellowship of the Ring

Panel 8: Spaces of Healing and Subversion in Twentieth-Century American Narratives; Chair, Micah Robbins (Dallas Hall 157)
Grace Castruita (California State Polytechnic University), “Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony: Empty Spaces and the Struggle for Space”

Micah Robbins (Southern Methodist University), “Playing John Wayne in Vietnam: John Wayne's The Green Berets and Gustav Hasford's The Short-Timers

Ryan L. Womack (Baylor University), “‘th hum tht nevr gOs awy’: Time, Space, and the Pause in Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad

Anna Hinton (Southern Methodist University), ‘There’s a World in Your Eye’: The Wounded Body as a Space of Revelation and Healing in Alice Walker’s Meridian

Session 4 (3:00-4:20 PM)

Panel 9: Politics of Place in Nineteenth-Century American Literature; Chair, Meghan Wadle (Dallas Hall 101)
Wes Atkinson (Lehigh University), “The California/Cherokee Political Theory of John Rollin Ridge”

J.D. Smith (Texas Tech University), “‘Just The Door Ajar’: Place, Paradise, and Mapping in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson”

Meghan Wadle (Southern Methodist University), “Burdened Bodies and the Corporatized Landscape in Frank Norris’s The Octopus

Panel 10: Creative Writing: Place, Space, and the Artist’s Identity; Chair, Anna Nelson (Dallas Hall 152)
Tina V. Cabrera (University of North Texas), “‘Not Here’: A Fictional Philosophical Reflection on Ownership of Space”

Sidney Thompson (University of North Texas), a Reading from Bass Reeves: A History: A Novel: A Crusade

Carolann Madden (San Diego State University), a Reading from Plain Girl

Panel 11: Ordering Post/modern Identities; Chair, Lauren Miskin (Dallas Hall 156)

Caitlin Cowan (University of North Texas), “Half Imagined, Half Rooted: The Pub, Transgression, and the Hem of the Real in McPherson’s The Weir

Iven Heister (University of North Texas), “Joyce’s Dubliners: The Social and Economic Shaping of Moral Agency”

Rachel Fields (University of Dallas), “‘Between the Emotion and Response’: The Emotional Space in T.S. Eliot’s ‘Preludes’”
Keynote Address:  5:00 p.m.
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall 306

Dr. Dorsey Armstrong
 Associate Professor of English
Purdue University

“On the Track of the Questing Beast: Geography in Malory's Arthurian World”

Dorsey Armstrong, Associate Professor of English at Purdue University, is the author of numerous publications, including Gender and the Chivalric Community of Malory’s Morte Darthur (2003) and a translation of Malory’s Morte Darthur based on the Winchester manuscript, Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur: A New Modern English Translation (2009). Dr. Armstrong also is the editor-in-chief of Arthuriana and sits on the board of directors of TEAMS (the Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages).  Her current research project, Mapping Malory’s Morte, considers the influence of geography and fifteenth-century politics on Malory’s Morte Darthur.
Closing Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Professor Bonnie Wheeler’s house,
3425 University (one block away from Dallas Hall)


We want to thank all those who have participated in today’s conference, as well as the SMU English graduate students who helped facilitate the event. We especially thank the conference organizers, Lauren Miskin, Anna Nelson, and Christopher Stampone, along with Katie Blankenau, Julianne Sandberg, and Jennifer Boulanger for all their efforts in making this day possible.

We extend a special note of thanks to Dr. Dorsey Armstrong for being with us today.

We also thank the following people, offices, and departments for their support of this conference:

Dedman College
            Dr. William Tsutsui, Dean
            Dr. Peter Moore, Associate Dean
Department of English
            Dr. Nina Schwartz, Department Chair
Dr. Dennis Foster, Director of Graduate Studies
Sarah Sage, Project Specialist
Leslie Reid, Administrative Assistant to the Chair
Dr. Bonnie Wheeler
Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute
                        Dr. Caroline B. Brettell, Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute

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