Session A: Thursday, 1 March 8: 00-9: 15am

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Content: Session A: Thursday, 1 March 8:00-9:15am
A-1. Creative Nonfiction: Sense of Humor Moderator: Moderator 2 Chair: Chair 3 Kimberly Galovich, Eastern Illinois University (IL): My Big, Fat, Armenian Family Kelly Grooms, Shawnee State University (OH): Ballad of Beaumont Jolie Hicks, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (OK): If They Ask, I Will Tell Them
Thursday 8:00-9:15 Regent, 4th floor
A-2. Original Poetry: Inspired Moderator:
Thursday 8:00-9:15 Bacchus, 4th floor
Romeo Garcia, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi (TX): A Mixed Variety of Poems Eddie Generazio, Virginia Wesleyan College (VA): The Infantasizing Life! Shayna Gonsalves, Pace University, New York Campus (NY): fits of rapture (or despair) Jenna Lanzaro, The College of New Jersey (NJ): The Name Book: Words about Persephone, Persipina, or the Queen of the Underworld Eugenia Purcar, Pepperdine University (CA): Helado: Instant Messages from South America
A-3. Original Fiction: Fictions of Faith Anessah Brown, Allen University (SC): The Soul Danielle Koch, Luther College (IA): A Sermon From Earth Rebecca Smith, Stephen F. Austin State University (TX): Good Christian Brian Talbert, Rockhurst University (MO): Faith Alone: Chapter 6
Thursday 8:00-9:15 Balcony I, 4th floor
A-4. Social Discourse in Restoration and/or 18th Century British Literature
Thursday 8:00-9:15 Balcony J, 4th floor
Megan Bruening, Roanoke College (VA): Reawakening Female Control in Courtship Christopher Hart, Western Michigan University (MI): Latitude and Longitude Courtney Rooney, Tulane University (LA): The Pervasiveness of Social Discourses in poems by Robert Herrick, Oliver Goldsmith and George Crabbe Hannah Ryan, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg (MS): "Sufficient to stand but free to fall": Rhetorical Discernment, Liberty, and Civic Salvation in John Milton's Paradise Lost
A-5. Women and British Literature
Thursday 8:00-9:15 Balcony K, 4th floor
Jane Alford, University of Montevallo (AL): The Object Dispossessed Jane Alford, Montenegro (AL): The Object Dispossessed Jane Alford, Montenegro (AL): The Object Dispossessed Kayla Beauduy, Western Carolina University (NC): Orlando: Woolf's Parody of Essentialism Sarah Jensen, Olivet Nazarene University (IL): Juliet: Wife or Whore? Tanya Schmidt, Santa Clara University (CA): Hero's Resistance Against Patriarchal Oppression in Much Ado About Nothing
A-6. Far from Home: Literature By and About Expatriates
Thursday 8:00-9:15 Balcony L, 4th floor
Keelan Fagan, Columbia College, South Carolina (SC): What, Then, is an American Expatriate? A Character Analysis of the Male Expatriate in Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises and Fitzgerald's "Babylon Revisited" and "The Swimmers" Corey Hamilton, University of Central Oklahoma (OK): As the Screw Turns Justina Salassi, University of Louisiana, Monroe (LA): Naming Without Naming: Gertrude Stein's Poetic Language Seth Wermager, Liberty University (VA): The Alarming Implications of Newman and Noemie's Analysis of Art
A-7. Latin American and Latina Women Writers
Thursday 8:00-9:15 Balcony M, 4th floor
Casey Boersma, Tulane University (LA): Recalculating Guilt: The Reparation of Lispector's Mathematics Professor Brian Hartt, The College of New Jersey (NJ): Tall Tales: Meta-Narrative in Eva Luna Katie Smith, Liberty University (VA): Non-Linear Time and Allende's Female Storytellers
A-8. Roundtable - Reawaken with Bellocq's Ophelia
Thursday 8:00-9:15 Balcony N, 4th floor
Session B: Thursday, 1 March 9:30-10:45am
B-1. Creative Nonfiction: Along for the Ride
Thursday 9:30-10:45 Regent, 4th floor
Hayley Burdett, Minnesota State University, Moorhead (MN): MSP Joshua Garcia, Union University (TN): America Summer Mosgofian Barry, Dixie State College of Utah (UT): Moving Between Heaven and Hell Ryan Rarick, Dixie State College of Utah (UT): The Freedom Ride
B-2. Original Poetry: In Relation to Joseph Gerlick, Metropolitan State College of Denver (CO): Poem of Androgynous Love Nancy Lilia Gonzalez Duran, St. Edward's University (TX): Deep Fried Love Poems Gabrielle Gosset, SUNY, College at Geneseo (NY): Ischemia Lauren Hall, Marist College (NY): The Self Found in Space of Relationships Lindsay Young, St. Edward's University (TX): The Start
Thursday 9:30-10:45 Bacchus, 4th floor
B-3. Original Fiction: A Humorous Take Kathrine Biggs, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (OK): Meatloaf's Last Stand Allison Hamil, University of Alabama (AL): The Closet Natalie Romero, La Sierra University (CA): Tall, Dark, and Handsome Erin Shishido, Azusa Pacific University (CA): Catching Smiles
Thursday 9:30-10:45 Balcony I, 4th floor
B-4. Anglo Saxon and Medieval British Literature: Arthur, Arthur!
Thursday 9:30-10:45 Balcony J, 4th floor
Brendan Flanagan, Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ): Decapitation in Medieval Literature Erika Larsen, Dixie State College of Utah (UT): Shame or Chivalry?: Analyzing the Knights in the Arthurian Round Table Joseph LeJuine, McNeese State University (LA): The Abusive Lover: Sir Lancelot's and Queen Guinevere's True Relationship Dana Peterson, Olivet Nazarene University (IL): Lacan in the Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell
B-5. All in the Family in 19th Century Literature
Thursday 9:30-10:45 Balcony K, 4th floor
Caitlin Cook, Park University (MO): Whispers of Dorothy: Rewriting Betwixt the Wordsworths Evanne Lindley, Pepperdine University (CA): Keeping Our Brothers: Immortality Through Remembrance in The Brothers Karamazov Mandi Reed, Missouri State University (MO): Sibling Incest: Elevating Expressions of Romanticism Justine Rosen, SUNY, College at Geneseo (NY): Ineffectual Parenting in Pride and Prejudice
B-6. Early American Women
Thursday 9:30-10:45 Balcony L, 4th floor
Kathryn Begeja, The College of New Jersey (NJ): Representations of Wilderness in the Narrative of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Emily Olmstead, SUNY, College at Geneseo (NY): The Story of Charlotte Temple: Not Just Another Seduction Narrative Joseph Saccamago, University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg (PA): DifferentWorlds: Anne Bradstreet and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Heather Schmottlach, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast (MS): Anne Bradstreet: Finding an Identity as a Puritan Woman and a Poet
B-7. A World of Faith in Literature
Thursday 9:30-10:45 Balcony M, 4th floor
Stephanie Brumfield, University of Alabama (AL): Pragmatism's Function as a Harmonizer of Contradictions Tahirah Dean, University of North Texas (TX): Intellect, Religion, and Lust Caroline Milam, Samford University (AL): Seeing God in a War Zone Lucas Wilson, Liberty University (VA): To Hell With Sacred Objects
B-8. American Faces, American Spaces
Thursday 9:30-10:45 Balcony N, 4th floor
Lauren Gilliard, Northwest Missouri State University (MO): Necessary Fictions Matt Huston, The College of New Jersey (NJ): (Dis)connected: Friends, "Friends," and Empathetic Communication in the Facebook Era Kirsten MacKay, University of Alabama (AL): 1950s America Through the Lens of Robert Frank Greta Schultz, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (WI): Buffalo Wild Wings ­ A Gendered Space Perpetuating Stereotypes
B-9. Original Fiction: Memorable Beckett Ananda, Broward Community College (FL2): Return Policy Beckett Ananda, Broward Community College (FL2): Return Policy Samuel Brown, University of Arkansas, Little Rock (AR): The List on the Desk Justin Campbell, Chapman University (CA): The Escort Elizabeth Furey, Tulane University (LA): The Dining Habits of Others
Thursday 9:30-10:45 Bonaparte, 4th floor
B-10. Worldview of Love
Thursday 9:30-10:45 Iberville, 4th floor
Drew DeVine, Samford University (AL): Emersonianism Happened One Night: Transcendence in Frank Capra's Romantic Comedy Lisa Dulaney, Eastern Illinois University (IL): Werther's Fatal Love Affair with Literature Van Le, Collin County Community College (TX2): The Power of Love Rebecca McNulty, The College of New Jersey (NJ): Destroying Social Outliers: The Functional Significance of Wife Swap on Middle Class Culture
B-11. Roundtable - Sustaining New Orleans: The Effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans' Contemporary literary scene
Thursday 9:30-10:45 Layfayette, 41st floor
B-12. Roundtable - Observe, Contribute, Teach: Experiences from the English Classroom
Thursday 9:30-10:45 Napoleon, 41st floor
B-13. student leadership Workshop #1
Thursday 9:30-10:45 Bissonet, 3rd floor
Session C: Thursday, 1 March 11:00-12:15pm
C-1. Creative Nonfiction: Traumatic Heather Creech, Southern Arkansas University (AR): Strength Lydia Freeman, Bluefield College (VA): The Definition of Shame Margaret Russell, Marian University (WI): Four Sarah Titus, St. Norbert College (WI): Why Not to Shut Books in the Freezer
Thursday 11:00-12:15 Regent, 4th floor
C-2. Original Poetry: A Bitter Pill to Swallow
Thursday 11:00-12:15 Bacchus, 4th floor
Sarah Galo, Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ): I Married My Rapist, A Selection of Poetry Kasey Lawrence, University of Central Oklahoma (OK): To be Unbound Roberto Martinez, Metropolitan State College of Denver (CO): Bitter Ends Amber Silvers, Southeastern Louisiana University (LA): Night and Silence Marsha Walker, Johnson County Community College (NC): Whips and Chains Marsha Walker, Johnson C. Smith University (NC): Whips and Chains
C-3. Original Fiction: From Afar
Thursday 11:00-12:15 Balcony I, 4th floor
Amber Criswell, University of Houston, Clear Lake (TX): Paris in a Bottle Ellen Eubanks, Ouachita Baptist University (AR): Flotsam Samiyeh Nasser, Broward Community College (FL2): Welcome To Jerchio Samiyeh Nasser, Broward Community College (FL2): Welcome To Jerchio Haley Struthers, Barry University (FL): Operation Phantom
C-4. 16th/17th Century British Literature: British Poesy
Thursday 11:00-12:15 Balcony J, 4th floor
Chelsey Brockenbrough, The College of New Jersey (NJ): Society and Death in "On the Death of a fair Infant dying of a Cough" by John Milton Rachel May, Augusta State University (GA): Spenser's Dwarfe Taylor Sasse, Rockhurst University (MO): Playing Copernicus Krista Schrock, University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee (FL): Ut Pictura Poesis: Reflections of Mortality in Metaphysical Poetry
C-5. Sponsor Workshop
Thursday 11:00-12:15 Balcony K, 4th floor
C-6. Questions of Race in Young America
Thursday 11:00-12:15 Balcony L, 4th floor
Aaron Barger, University of Arkansas, Little Rock (AR): Richard Allen and African Methodist Literary Tradition Andrew Houghtalen, Sacred Heart University (CT): Themes of Race Encountered in Moby-Dick Kristen Stradt, Western Illinois University (IL): Society and the Environment: The True Origins of Race in Clotel Dana Woodcock, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg (MS): The Obsession: Whiteness, Blackness, and Captain Ahab
C-7. Orienting Sexuality
Thursday 11:00-12:15 Balcony M, 4th floor
Brian Bellocq, Louisiana Tech University (LA): Male Homoeroticism in Heart of Darkness and Mrs. Dalloway Aaron Dickey, University of Nebraska, Kearney (NE): Mortal Combat: (Homo)-Sexual Repression in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Jordan Gilbert, Oklahoma Baptist University (OK): The Unseen Homosexual: Allan Gray in Tennessee William's 'A Streetcar Named Desire' Travis Lau, University of California, Los Angeles (CA): Re-Membering the Lesbian Erotic: Sensual Empowerment after Cultural Dismemberment
C-8. It's All About the Journey
Thursday 11:00-12:15 Balcony N, 4th floor
Shannon Ferguson, Franklin Pierce University (NH): The Road to Paris: Paul Berlin's Redemption Shannon Ferguson, Franklin (NH): The Road to Paris: Paul Berlin's Redemption Kara Hedge, Spring (MA): Self-Discovery and A Room with a View: How a Journey Can Help Sort Through the Muddle Kara Hedge, Spring (MA): Self-Discovery and A Room with a View: How a Journey Can Help Sort Through the Muddle Kara Hedge, Springfield College (MA): Self-Discovery and A Room with a View: How a Journey Can Help Sort Through the Muddle Kara Hedge, Spring (MA): Self-Discovery and A Room with a View: How a Journey Can Help Sort Through the Muddle Caitlin Phillips, Penn State Abington (PA): Ulysses: The Long Road To Publication And The Impact It Left Behind Rose Selby, Westminster College (PA) (PA): Huck's and Joe's Journeys: Identity in Places and `Safe Spaces'
C-9. Creative Nonfiction: Ties That Bind Rachel Correll, Park University (MO): Shades of Gray Elvina Meyer, St. Edward's University (TX): Almost Lost in the Fall Whitney Reed, Otterbein College (OH): Sisters Forever Elaine Wilson-Sharp, Dixie State College of Utah (UT): The Problem With Polygamy
Thursday 11:00-12:15 Bonaparte, 4th floor
C-10. Original Fiction: Out of the Ordinary Tonya Gray, Blue Mountain College (MS): You Are Mistaken! Chelsea Johnson, Azusa Pacific University (CA): Hot Potatoes Michelle Salyga, University of North Carolina, Wilmington (NC): Circus Freak Shelby Simon, Tulane University (LA): The Devil Is Beating His Wife With Frying Pans
Thursday 11:00-12:15 Iberville, 4th floor
C-11. Roundtable - Young Adult Saves: Implementing Young Adult Literature in a High School Curriculum
Thursday 11:00-12:15 Layfayette, 41st floor
C-12. Roundtable - Reawakening and Demanding to be Heard: Short Stories from Arab Women Writers C-13. Roundtable - Mutant and Proud: Humanistic Politics of the Superhero Minds
Thursday 11:00-12:15 Napoleon, 41st floor Thursday 11:00-12:15 Bissonet, 3rd floor
Session D: Thursday, 1 March 1:30-2:45pm
D-1. Creative Nonfiction: Mothers and Fathers Rachael Mt. Pleasant, SUNY, College at Geneseo (NY): Big Dad Theresa Oliverio, Walsh University (OH): Clarion Reflections Sonya White, Park University (MO): Realizing Home Christina Wilson, Southern Arkansas University (AR): Daughter of Dorothy
Thursday 1:30-2:45 Regent, 4th floor
D-2. Original Poetry: War and Craft
Thursday 1:30-2:45 Bacchus, 4th floor
Michael Farley, University of Scranton (PA): Combat Reflections: A Poetic Glimpse of OIF Brooke King, Saint Leo University (FL): Walking the Main Road Megan Ryals, Southeastern Louisiana University (LA): The Idea of Beauty and the Monsters Within Justin Stewart, Ohio Northern University (OH): A Bullet in Love: a poetry collection Jenna Szypulski, University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg (PA): The Dog's a Devil
D-3. Original Fiction: Love Match
Thursday 1:30-2:45 Balcony I, 4th floor
Antonio Byrd, Auburn University, Montgomery (AL): A Short Epic Life Jessica Horn, Blue Mountain College (MS): Chicken...Chicken... Al-Akili Maryam, American University of Kuwait (KU): A Kuwaiti Love Story Beyond Expectations Teresa Sherman-Jones, Northern Michigan University (MI): "Always"
D-4. Clothing Optional: Clothes as Character in Literature around the World
Thursday 1:30-2:45 Balcony J, 4th floor
Cassandra Addleman, Omaha (NE): "What a Strange Power There is in Clothing": Clothing as Extended Metaphor in Macbeth Cassandra Addleman, University of Nebraska, Omaha (NE): "What a Strange Power There is in Clothing": Clothing as Extended Metaphor in Macbeth Claudia Brazle, Oklahoma Christian University (OK): Death by Garment: The Disintegration of Princess Glauke in Euripides' Medea Kristin Chang, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (WI): Girl Power(lessness): Male Authorship of Female Cross-Dressing Narratives in Early America Kaley White, Oklahoma Christian University (OK): Cramped Up and Civilized in Huckleberry Finn: Clothing's Function as a Cultural Mask
D-5. Romanticism and/or Early 19th Century British : Bringing Shelley Back to Life
Thursday 1:30-2:45 Balcony K, 4th floor
Benjamin Bradley, Sacred Heart University (CT): It's Alive!: Autonomous Creative Complex in Frankenstein Felicia Carlini, Sacred Heart University (CT): The Search For Human Identity Aliza Davner, Lycoming College (PA): Edenic Allegory in Mary Shelley's "The Mortal Immortal" Ian Wolf, Central Michigan University (MI): Genie Would Agree: A Psychological Examination of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
D-6. Southern Struggles
Thursday 1:30-2:45 Balcony L, 4th floor
Jihan Bok, Cedarville University (OH): A Failure to Awaken Alexandra Gatten, Sacred Heart University (CT): Stagnancy and the Self Crystal Knappenberger, Winthrop University (SC): A Study of the Misuse of Language in Kate Chopin's "The Awakening." Andrew Todd, John Carroll University (OH): Inadequacy of "Unreliability": Faulkner's Quentin Compson
D-7. Irish Influences in British Literature
Thursday 1:30-2:45 Balcony M, 4th floor
Jonathan Barefield, Central Michigan University (MI): Imperial Elisions in James Joyce's "Counterparts" Christopher Cranford, Augusta State University (GA): Let it Snow: A Question of Whether Laura Pullin, Lee University (TN): Identity in the Irish Short Story Jon Savage, University of North Texas (TX): Methods and Catalysts of Growth in Joyce's "An Encounter"
D-8. 20th/21st Century American literature: Keeping House
Thursday 1:30-2:45 Balcony N, 4th floor
Randa Delp, Northwest Missouri State University (MO): Sacraments of Unbecoming: Transcendent Loss of Self in Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping Emily Eddinger, Chatham University (PA): "Dirty Pots in the Sink:" The Environment of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles in "That Old Ace in the Hole" Kristen Inman, Northwest Missouri State University (MO): Imperfect Darkness Celeste Lempke, University of Nebraska, Kearney (NE): Structure in Willa Cather' s The Professor's House
D-9. Creative Nonfiction: World Tour Kristin Carney, Park University (MO): Travel is Risk Brittany Champa, Assumption College (MA): Lessons from Ghana Meredith Molnar, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (WI): Home Is a Fractured Memory Catherine Wanzer, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (WI): Orders Jillian Weiss, Elon University (NC): The Raining
Thursday 1:30-2:45 Bonaparte, 4th floor
D-10. Original Poetry: Going Without Sarah Abraham, Penn State Altoona (PA): Encounters Christina Jones, Shawnee State University (OH): Lost and Found Sarah McDonald, Penn State Altoona (PA): Dissections Austin Payne, Southeastern Louisiana University (LA): 11:11 Christina Stopka-Rinnert, Mansfield University (PA): Love, Life, and Grief
Thursday 1:30-2:45 Iberville, 4th floor
D-11. Original Fiction: Graveside Oscar Maria, Azusa Pacific University (CA): Do This In Remembrance Of Me Michael O'Malley, Union University (TN): Achilles Gary Thomas Smith, University of Pikeville (KY): Buried Alive Sara Stone, The Ohio State University (OH): Coming Home
Thursday 1:30-2:45 Layfayette, 41st floor
D-12. Knowledge and Memory in American Poetry
Thursday 1:30-2:45 Napoleon, 41st floor
Gloria Grancea, University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg (PA): The Woman Poet Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Sasha Johnson, University of North Carolina, Wilmington (NC): Learning to Embrace Death: Walt Whitman's Changing Perspectives on Duality, Immortality and Identity Eric Klopack, University of Alabama (AL): Memory in Yeats and Lowell Benjamin Moran, Western Michigan University (MI): The Freedom of `Not Knowing:' A.R. Ammons's "Corsons Inlet" as an Epistemological Meditation
D-13. Roundtable - Disney Villains as Fallen Females Moderator: Roundtable Chair: Roundtable -
Thursday 1:30-2:45 Bissonet, 3rd floor
D-14. Naomi Shihab Nye Q&A
Thursday 1:30-2:45 Acadia, 3rd floor
Session E: Thursday, 1 March 3:00-4:15pm
E-1. Creative Nonfiction: Bildungsroman Jordan Adkins, University of Pikeville (KY): The Deep End Rachael Belmore, Northern Michigan University (MI): Reflections Michelle Iberg, Barry University (FL): Peeling Pennies Jamee Larson, Minnesota State University, Moorhead (MN): Pretty Good, Pretty Good
Thursday 3:00-4:15 Regent, 4th floor
E-2. Original Poetry: Natural Occurrences Nancy Correro, McNeese State University (LA): Melancholy in Nature Joseph Gamble, University of Alabama (AL): Awake: Supplication Agnes Hapka, University of Rio Grande (OH): Seasons in Time and Space Sean Rayburn, Mercer University (GA): Southern Weather: A Collection of Verses Marissa Thornberry, Ouachita Baptist University (AR): Chronicle of Seasons
Thursday 3:00-4:15 Bacchus, 4th floor
E-3. Original Fiction: Small Town Matt Baker, Oklahoma Baptist University (OK): The Tip Jar Byron Gilman, Rockhurst University (MO): Procedure Gretchen Ottmers, St. Edward's University (TX): The Old Man and the Chair Emily Whyms, Marian University (WI): 8 Seconds
Thursday 3:00-4:15 Balcony I, 4th floor
E-4. Anglo Saxon and Medieval British Literature: The Power of Words
Thursday 3:00-4:15 Balcony J, 4th floor
Kelsey Frobisher, Oklahoma Christian University (OK): Authority and Experience in the Canterbury Tales Stephanie Giguere, Assumption College (MA): Images, Song, and Language in Chaucer's Prioress's Tale Matthew Kemp, Auburn University, Montgomery (AL): It Is Never Word for Word: An Examination of Editorial Choices and Consequences in Deor Kaci McCourt, University of Louisiana, Monroe (LA): The Spoken Monster: Grendel as Irredeemable
E-5. Jane Eyre and British Femininity
Thursday 3:00-4:15 Balcony K, 4th floor
Sarah Faulkner, Chapman University (CA): Nature and Steel: How Rochester Enters Jane' s World Kelly Herrick, Elon University (NC): Rochester's Choice: British Ideals of Women in Jane Eyre Stacy Long, Blue Mountain College (MS): Stern God and Saving Grace: Jane Eyre' s Trial of Passion and Principle Catherine Michaelsen, The College of New Jersey (NJ): Deconstructing Sexuality in Jane Eyre
E-6. Hawthorne, Emerson, and the Puritan Origins of America
Thursday 3:00-4:15 Balcony L, 4th floor
Alejandro Garrido, University of North Texas (TX): "That One Congenial Friend" Blakely Owens, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg (MS): City of the Soul: Emerson's Answer to the Puritan Problem James Schlag, Southern Arkansas University (AR): Fantasy vs Reality: The Failure of Romance in The Blithedale Romance and Madame Bovary Shalicia Wilson, Williams Baptist College (AR): Hawthorne's Piercing Correspondence
E-7. Discovering Shakespeare
Thursday 3:00-4:15 Balcony M, 4th floor
Laura Davis, Stephen F. Austin State University (TX): Reawakening Shakespearean Pedagogy Trisha Haber, Dixie State College of Utah (UT): Anything Girls Can Do, Boys Can Do Better: Shakespeare's, Twelfth Night and Fickman's, She's the Man William Porter, SUNY, College at Geneseo (NY): A Moral Defense of Poetry Olivia Senecal, Chapman University (CA): A Cinematic Shakespeare for the Visual Masses
E-8. Contemporary Poetry by American Women
Thursday 3:00-4:15 Balcony N, 4th floor
Trina Drotar, California State University, Sacramento (CA): The Erosion of the Poetic Tradition in Marianne Moore's "The Fish" Jeff Harrison, The College of New Jersey (NJ): "I am, I am, I am": Constructing Sylvia Plath's Self-Identity Through Her Work Samantha Killmeyer, Westminster College (PA) (PA): Denise Levertov: Defining Woman Bradley Phillips, Walsh University (OH): Aesthetic Philosophy in Amy Lowell's "Red Slippers"
E-9. Creative Nonfiction: Memoir Daniella Burke, Lipscomb University (TN): Cleaving Open Katie Leskinen, Cardinal Stritch University (WI): On Engagement Rings Lauren Roberts, Rockhurst University (MO): Hanging Blood Michael Wagner, Alvernia University (PA): Good-Bye
Thursday 3:00-4:15 Bonaparte, 4th floor
E-10. Problematizing Young Adult Literature
Thursday 3:00-4:15 Iberville, 4th floor
Courtney Blankenship, Concord University (WV): Alcoholism in Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Shaye Champ, University of Nebraska, Kearney (NE): Teens in Revolt: Exploring Teen Violence in Suzanne Collin's, The Hunger Games Whitney Davis, Kansas State University (KS): Dystopia for All Katherine Spruill, Elon University (NC): Portrayals of Education in British and American Boarding School Stories
E-11. Original Fiction: Out of Time Anna Blake, Washington & Jefferson College (PA): Surviving Today Kylie Kinley, Kansas State University (KS): The Aviatrix Jessica Mondy, Olivet Nazarene University (IL): John Anna Russell, Blue Mountain College (MS): Counterclockwise
Thursday 3:00-4:15 Layfayette, 41st floor
E-12. Middle Eastern Literature and Film
Thursday 3:00-4:15 Napoleon, 41st floor
Bridie MacDonald, Central Michigan University (MI): Reawakening the Existence of Women in the Middle East Jennifer Marks, Florida Gulf Coast University (FL): Humanism in Color: The Visions of Majid Majidi in Baran Elizabeth Surbeck, Eastern Illinois University (IL): Comics for Children? Bradley Wierbowski, University of Scranton (PA): Narrative's Politically Transformative Power: Mahfouz's Arabian Nights and Days
E-13. Roundtable - Fangs and Funds: Class System in Vampire Tales
Thursday 3:00-4:15 Bissonet, 3rd floor
E-14. Naomi Shihab Nye Book Signing
Thursday 3:00-4:15 Acadia, 3rd floor
Session F: Friday, 2 March 8:00-9:15am
F-1. Creative Nonfiction: Off the Record Lisa Howard, College of Notre Dame of Maryland (MD): How to Be a Phone-sex Girl Mary Kristen Layne, Furman University (SC): Going Off Book Kelly Miesko, Slippery Rock University (PA): At the Tennis Center Lacie Thompson, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (OK): The MM Revolt
Friday 8:00-9:15 Regent, 4th floor
F-2. Original Poetry: Manmade
Friday 8:00-9:15 Bacchus, 4th floor
Michele Andersen-Heroux, Metropolitan State College of Denver (CO): Pause: A Collection of Transitions Brennan Girdler, University Of Evansville (IN): Crude Machine Shannon McLean, Southern Utah University (UT): Transportation Kelci Teut, Morningside College (IA): Portraits Jennifer Whalen, Northern Kentucky University (KY): Please Respond, My Sculptor of Grace
F-3. Original Fiction: Self-Inflicted Alexander Daley, California Lutheran University (CA): Checkmate: A suicide note Bethany Kohl, Ouachita Baptist University (AR): He Cannot Hear You Lauren Nielsen, Luther College (IA): The Door Katie Sartor, Lee University (TN): Echoes
Friday 8:00-9:15 Balcony I, 4th floor
F-4. 16th/17th Century British Literature: Milton Found
Friday 8:00-9:15 Balcony J, 4th floor
Douglas Dennan, University of Alabama (AL): "Virtue may be assail'd but never hurt": Spiritual Maturity as Physical Autonomy in Comus Kim Harrer, Metropolitan State College of Denver (CO): Cosmic Awakening in John Milton's Paradise Lost Blaine Salzman, University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee (FL): Alchemy in Paradise Lost
F-5. Tales of Women in Victorian and/or Later 19th Century British Literature
Friday 8:00-9:15 Balcony K, 4th floor
Lauren Bailey, California State University, Fullerton (CA): The Unassuming Orphan with an Undeniable Effect: The Prominence of Sissy Jupe in Hard Times Daniel Davis, University of North Carolina, Pembroke (NC): Swapping Sexes: Gender Reversal in Vanity Fair and Lady Audley's Secret Shea Simmons, Mercer University (GA): Peter and Polygamy: The Two Wives of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan Kimberly Stivers, The College of New Jersey (NJ): Fanny Kemble's Records of A Girlhood: Recordings of a Rebel
F-6. Changing Society in 19th Century American Literature
Friday 8:00-9:15 Balcony L, 4th floor
Kayla Carnagie, Freed-Hardeman University (TN): Prostitution, society, and Almira Paul Allison Kittleson, Minot State University (ND): The Gilded Age of America: A Golden Age for Authors Daniel McGee, Alma College (MI): Cursed Shame Kyle Shook, Mercer University (GA): Tho the Grass Grows Green above his Grave: The Late Antebellum Culture of Violence and Thoreau's Defense of John Brown"
F-7. Power of Gender
Friday 8:00-9:15 Balcony M, 4th floor
Alice Aleksandrovich, University of New Haven (CT): The Reawakening of Identity Through Language in Timberlake Wertenbaker's After Darwin Stephen Hanson, Duquesne University (PA): The Phenomenology of Gender in Heart of Darkness Shannon Krueger, Minot State University (ND): Girl Power: Femininity and Violence in Kill Bill Andrew Young, Samford University (AL): Binary Masculinity in The Searchers
F-8. America in Black and White
Friday 8:00-9:15 Balcony N, 4th floor
Emily Cole, Mansfield University (PA): "Nothin' But Trash:" Dorothy Allison's Retelling of the White Trash Experience Sarah Copeland, Chatham University (PA): The Presence of the Ancestor in Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" Brooke Light, Liberty University (VA): Black Man, White God: W.E.B. Du Bois's Perception of the Divine David Miller, LaGrange College (GA): The Aesthetic effects of Black-and-White in Raging Bull
F-9. Money Makes the Literary World Go 'Round
Friday 8:00-9:15 Bonaparte, 4th floor
Samantha Kendrick, William Jewell College (MO): Objectification and Social Progress in Rossetti's "Goblin Market" Jens Paasen, St. Norbert College (WI): Disney's Pocahontas and consumerism in a natural disguise Ashley Williams, Southeastern Louisiana University (LA): Zombies: The Mirror Image of a Postmodern, Consumer-Based Society
F-10. World Literature: Ovid
Friday 8:00-9:15 Iberville, 4th floor
Meredith Edwards, Furman University (SC): Orpheus' Songs: Narrations of Desire and Deliberation John McGill, University of Scranton (PA): Polyxena's Physical Courage in Ovid's Metamorphoses Jacob Sandman, University of Nebraska, Kearney (NE): Gender and Sexuality in Ovid's Metamorphoses Alexis Sullivan, University of Scranton (PA): Orpheus' Rhetorically Successful Plea in Book 10 of Ovid's Metamorphoses
F-11. Evolving Narratives
Friday 8:00-9:15 Napoleon, 41st floor
Kimberly Eskin, Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ): The Senselessness of Life in Genet' s The Balcony Dorcas Lam, Liberty University (VA): Loss for Words: The Inadequacy of Language in As I Lay Dying Shauntazia Shorter, Tennessee State University (TN): Reawakening Cultural Pride: The "Surge" For Humanity in Patrick Chamoiseau's "The Old Man Slave and the Mastiff" Edward Szeman, Winthrop University (SC): Digital Evolution of Narratives: Awakening Traditional narrative forms through New Media
F-12. Roundtable - Ergodic Literature: Reader Authority and Collaboration
Friday 8:00-9:15 St. Charles, 41st floor
F-13. Roundtable - The Big Easy Reawakened: Stories from the History Channel
Friday 8:00-9:15 Bissonet, 3rd floor
F-14. Anthony Doerr Workshop
Friday 8:00-9:15 Acadia, 3rd floor
Session G: Friday, 2 March 9:30-10:45am
G-1. Creative Nonfiction: What's in Writing Zita Cambra, Bridgewater State University (MA): Snapshots From a Life Tamara Sager, King's College (PA): Three Most Powerful Words Leslie Shapy, St. Norbert College (WI): Re-Awakening My American Hero Sarah Stromer, Saint Leo University (FL): The Review
Friday 9:30-10:45 Regent, 4th floor
G-2. Original Poetry: Deep Water Emma Fick, University of Alabama (AL): Underwater Games Kara Knickerbocker, Westminster College (PA) (PA): The Art of Baptizing Erika Lundgren, Westfield State College (MA): Drowning Emily Scott, Western Michigan University (MI): "Bones" and "Blue House on Bass Lake" Brandon Taylor, Auburn University, Montgomery (AL): Endymion
Friday 9:30-10:45 Bacchus, 4th floor
G-3. Original Fiction: Youthful Fiction Jesse Cosper, University of Montevallo (AL): The Tan Crayon (An Excerpt) Jesse Cosper, Montenegro (AL): The Tan Crayon (An Excerpt) Jesse Cosper, Montenegro (AL): The Tan Crayon (An Excerpt) Shelly Fox, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi (TX): The Boy Who Could Squint Trey Lemons, Concord University (WV): The White Scarf Chelsea Pine, Central Michigan University (MI): Troop 089
Friday 9:30-10:45 Balcony I, 4th floor
G-4. British Anglo-Saxon and Medieval in the Mix
Friday 9:30-10:45 Balcony J, 4th floor
Jessica Higginbotham, Northern Michigan University (MI): "The Seafarer": A Tale of Two-Exiles Rebecca Marsh, St. Martin's University (WA): Una as the Virgin Mary Kimberly Newsom, Chapman University (CA): The Book of Margery Kempe: A Medieval Madonna's Invention of Self Chelsea Schermerhorn, Mercyhurst College (PA): The Separation of Two Worlds
G-5. Character and Faith Around the World
Friday 9:30-10:45 Balcony K, 4th floor
Nicole Bouchard, Northwest Nazarene University (ID): The Tide Will Rise Again: Faith in Dover Beach Emma Kanagaki, California Lutheran University (CA): Identifying a Character's Continuity in Ian McEwan' s Atonement Mackenzie Oberndorfer, Lee University (TN): Pip the Pocket Rachel Robins, Dixie State College of Utah (UT): Aboriginal Life-Writing: Doris Pilkington's Demonstration of a Postcolonial Hybrid Genre in Rabbit-Proof Fence
G-6. Dickinson and 19th Century American Literature
Friday 9:30-10:45 Balcony L, 4th floor
Sara Kissell, Washington & Jefferson College (PA): Emily Dickinson's Painted Poem Lena Paslov, Sacred Heart University (CT): Emily Dickinson: Poetry, God, and Mental Illness Michelle Webb, Fort Hays State University (KS): Afterlife: An Impossible Possibility Lacey Young, Auburn University, Montgomery (AL): Poetry in Nature: Dickinson' s Transcendent Animals
G-7. 20th/21st Century British Literature: Speaking the Truth
Friday 9:30-10:45 Balcony M, 4th floor
Daniel Dominowski, Augusta State University (GA): T.S. Eliot's Hysterical Speaker Christopher Izor, University of Alabama (AL): Form Breaks Content in Hardy's "In Times of 'the Breaking of Nations'" Caitlin Maher, SUNY, College at Geneseo (NY): The Reawakening of Max Weber in D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love Danielle Myers, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast (MS): Masking the Truth: Modernist Poems Revealing the Government's Intentions
G-8. Common Reader, Bellocq's Ophelia: Camera Obscuring
Friday 9:30-10:45 Balcony N, 4th floor
Allyson Batis, Luther College (IA): The Frame Paige Davis, Tulane University (LA): A Snapshot in Time: Reawakening to the Color in Bellocq's Ophelia Kari Elizabeth Heideman, Tulane University (LA): Reawakening in Bellocq's Ophelia Tabitha Lowery, Southern Arkansas University (AR): Do Not Frame Me: An Explication of Bellocq's Ophelia
G-9. Creative Nonfiction: Shall We Dance?
Friday 9:30-10:45 Bonaparte, 4th floor
Robert Durborow, Southern Utah University (UT): At the Feet of the Master Sarah McEllhenney, Cedarville University (OH): On Not Dancing Anthony Melf, King's College (PA): Running with Purpose Rachel Swords, Southeastern Louisiana University (LA): Dedicated to a Dancer: Excerpts from the Diary of Natalie Clifford Barney
G-10. Original Poetry: In Time and Place Laura Hernandez, Oklahoma Christian University (OK): Recollections of Summer Stephanie Nelson, Pepperdine University (CA): Reflections of Time John Watkins, Lee University (TN): The Prevalence of those Gray Flakes Falling Maria Weeks, Marian University (WI): Summertime Ponderings
Friday 9:30-10:45 Iberville, 4th floor
G-11. Original Fiction: The Dark Side Caitlin Bittner, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (WI): The Purple Notebook Kendra Kravig, La Sierra University (CA): The Afterlife Andrew Moser, Metropolitan State College of Denver (CO): Voodoo Doll Therapy Kiah Watson, Northern Michigan University (MI): To Burn a Witch
Friday 9:30-10:45 Napoleon, 41st floor
G-12. Women in Possession in World Literature
Friday 9:30-10:45 St. Charles, 41st floor
Francesca Baratta, Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ): Female Sexuality and Insanity: Atwood's Alias Grace Sabrina Bryson, Williams Baptist College (AR): The Downward Descent of Madame Bovary Caroline Harbin, Samford University (AL): One Woman's Possession Matthew Wiest, Baker University (KS): Emma Did Not Know How to Waltz
G-13. Student Leadership Workshop #2
Friday 9:30-10:45 Bissonet, 3rd floor
G-14. Anthony Doerr Book Signing
Friday 9:30-10:45 Acadia, 3rd floor
Session H: Friday, 2 March 1:45-3:00pm
H-1. Creative Nonfiction: Diagnoses Shannon Austin, College of Notre Dame of Maryland (MD): like a tree in a forest, falling Kaitlin Hartman, Northwest Missouri State University (MO): A Lump Mollie Uthe, Thomas More College (KY): No Title
Friday 1:45-3:00 Regent, 4th floor
H-2. Original Poetry: Above All This
Friday 1:45-3:00 Bacchus, 4th floor
Gloria Adams-Hanley, St. Edward's University (TX): Fingertips Angela Gartner, Saint Vincent College (PA): Memory Undone Jennifer McCurdy, Mercyhurst College (PA): Exposure Brenna Monahan, Northwest Nazarene University (ID): Memories of a Small Town Girl A Collection of Original Poetry Kristin Sauer, Thomas More College (KY): Feel the Rush
H-3. Original Fiction: Light at the End Eli Miles, Shorter University (GA): The Terminal Mark Reagan, Metropolitan State College of Denver (CO): Meridian Jon Sadler, Missouri Southern State University, Joplin (MO): The Bomb Richard Teel, Santa Clara University (CA): The Smell of Ending Silence
Friday 1:45-3:00 Balcony I, 4th floor
H-4. Fate and Fortune: Early Literature
Friday 1:45-3:00 Balcony J, 4th floor
Shawna Felkins, Western Kentucky University (KY): Modern American Women and the Aeneid Shelby Hunt, Chapman University (CA): Scholarly Paper on Virgil's "The Aeneid" and Homer's "The Odyssey" Caitlin Schneider, Assumption College (MA): Fortune and Her Wheel in Medieval Literature
H-5. Heaven and Hell in World Literature
Friday 1:45-3:00 Balcony K, 4th floor
Christopher Cook, Southeastern Louisiana University (LA): The Divina Commedia ­ A Bridge Between Astrology and Christianity Danielle Dederer, Lee University (TN): From Glory to Glory: Eliot's Move to Godlessness Klara Nichter, University Of Evansville (IN): Gogol's Inferno Whitney Williams, Union University (TN): Grace in Grief: Hopkins' Affirmation of Christian Beliefs in a Terrible Sonnet
H-6. Language Matters
Friday 1:45-3:00 Balcony L, 4th floor
Neil Cooney, Lee University (TN): Texting: New Language for the New Medium Chelsea Harrell, Blue Mountain College (MS): Slang: What is it? Where does it come from? How does it spread? Brittany Norman, Midwestern State University (TX): Cultural Influences on 'Bad' Language Lauren Wood, Minot State University (ND): Noah Webster: The Patriot Behind the American Dictionary
H-7. Resume Writing Workshop sponsored by Alumni Epsilon Chapter
Friday 1:45-3:00 Balcony M, 4th floor
H-8. Common Reader: Down and Out in Bellocq's Ophelia
Friday 1:45-3:00 Balcony N, 4th floor
Lindsey Applegarth, Midwestern State University (TX): What's a Dog-man? Christina Garner, Auburn University, Montgomery (AL): Hope of Alchemy: Light in Bellocq's Ophelia Cammy Sray, Cedarville University (OH): "Train Yourself Not to Look Back": Ophelia Exoticized, Fetishized, and Othered under Homi Bhabha's "Regime of Visibility"
H-9. Practices and Pedagogy in English
Friday 1:45-3:00 Bonaparte, 4th floor
Deborah Dessaso, Howard University (DC): (W)hat (T)he (L)ingua (F)ranca is Happening to Writing? Donald Dilliplane, Loyola Marymount University (CA): The Literary Process of a Neo-Platonist Sara Mulcahy, Bridgewater State University (MA): Pedagogies of English as a Second-Language (ESL)
H-10. Original Poetry: The Object Is the Thing Kelsey Boone, Samford University (AL): Consciousness Colored Yellow Rodney Foster, Park University (MO): Glimpses: A Collection of Poems by Rodney Foster Daniel Kasper, Southern Arkansas University (AR): All There Is of Texas Is Parker Roth, Baker University (KS): This Is Just To Say
Friday 1:45-3:00 Iberville, 4th floor
H-11. Original Fiction: In the Picture
Friday 1:45-3:00 Napoleon, 41st floor
Carson Gadd, Southern Utah University (UT): Beneath the Water of the Moon Breanna Holmes, Montana State University, Bozeman (MT): Fish Hui Sian Tan, John Carroll University (OH): Whispers Mandi Wahlenmaier, Northwest Missouri State University (MO): A Scraggly Photographer On A Train
H-12. Race and Young Adult Lit
Friday 1:45-3:00 St. Charles, 41st floor
Bethany Biesinger, Saint Vincent College (PA): Wizarding Woes Tarus Crayton, Blue Mountain College (MS): Mildred Taylor - Discovering an Answer to Racism Deannah Johnson, University of Arkansas, Little Rock (AR): "Bound Together by Reason and Amity": The Misuses of Science in M.T. Anderson's The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Laura Thacker, Kansas State University (KS): Truth Shielding Lies in The Indian in the Cupboard
H-13. Roundtable - Reawaken your Curiosity: Bellocq's Ophelia as a model for intertextuality
Friday 1:45-3:00 Bissonet, 3rd floor
Session I: Friday, 2 March 3:15-4:30pm
I-1. Creative Nonfiction: Food for Thought Tasha Cardwell, Park University (MO): Dating Kansas City Katie Patterson-Hulett, Dixie State College of Utah (UT): Lessons in Wheat Erin Sullivan, Assumption College (MA): Get Lost Casie Trotter, Oklahoma Baptist University (OK): Community Coffee
Friday 3:15-4:30 Regent, 4th floor
I-2. Original Poetry: Dream-like State
Friday 3:15-4:30 Bacchus, 4th floor
Joseph Davis, Minot State University (ND): Thoughts of Awakening Katherine Doss, University of Alabama, Huntsville (AL): When Night Come Autumn Keiss, Olivet Nazarene University (IL): Questions in the Night Mechelle Rouchon, Southeastern Louisiana University (LA): A Dream and What Felt Like Dreams Scott Warkentien, Park University (MO): The Dream Weaver Bard
I-3. Original Fiction: Lost and Found Brooke Burney, Missouri Southern State University, Joplin (MO): The Regular Britney Marko, Olivet Nazarene University (IL): Laughing Meggan O'Neil, Pepperdine University (CA): Like a Boy Angela Richardson, Northwest Missouri State University (MO): The Deacon Sam Sam, University of Dubuque (IA): The Replacement
Friday 3:15-4:30 Balcony I, 4th floor
I-4. 16th/17th Century British Literature: Shakespeare Redux
Friday 3:15-4:30 Balcony J, 4th floor
Kourtni Dingler, Samford University (AL): "More Matter for a May Morning:" The Tragic Twelfth Night Steven Fregeau, Walsh University (OH): "Good" Enough for Kissing: The Text of Hamlet 2:2:189-203 Ian Hollenbaugh, Western Michigan University (MI): "That Going Shall Be Used with Feet": Rendering King Lear in Old English Meter Caitlin Larracey, Bridgewater State University (MA): The Occult and Humanism in The Tempest
I-5. Theoretical Approaches to Jane Austen
Friday 3:15-4:30 Balcony K, 4th floor
Wren Cherney, California Lutheran University (CA): Syntagmatic Continuity in Pride and Prejudice Matthew Gorgans, Mercer University (GA): Pride and Postmodernism: Gender in Literary Mash-ups Patricia Long, Bowie State University (MD): Modified Slavery: Mansfield Park as an Allegory for Slavery Elizabeth Luizzi, California Lutheran University (CA): The Chronotope of the Ball
I-6. Feminine or Feminist? 19th Century American Literature
Friday 3:15-4:30 Balcony L, 4th floor
Janet Ake, University of Central Oklahoma (OK): Feminism and "The Yellow Wallpaper" Amber Courtney, University of Alabama, Birmingham (AL): Imperial Feminism: Prejudice Culture Substantiated through Literature and Rhetoric Joseph Forte, Santa Clara University (CA): Edgar Allen Poe: Feminist Hero or Sexist Humbert? Heather Johnson, Augusta State University (GA): Feminism in the Character Analysis of Alexandra Bergson
I-7. Vampires Take a Bite out of Literature
Friday 3:15-4:30 Balcony M, 4th floor
Ashley Aliengena, Roger Williams University (RI): The Persistent Other: Islam and Victorian Vampires Maggie Christ, Roanoke College (VA): Reawakening Victorian Women: Reproductive Deviation in Bram Stoker's Dracula Lauren Fowler, Concord University (WV): Children of the Night: Dracula's Influence on the Modern Vampire Bess Klander, Concord University (WV): Bella Swan: Two Steps Backward for Feminism
I-8. 20th/21st Century American Novels
Friday 3:15-4:30 Balcony N, 4th floor
Skylar Jameson, SUNY, College at Geneseo (NY): The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and "the beauty, the beauty" of Lit Hop Allie Martin, Freed-Hardeman University (TN): Father-Son Dynamic Used By Peter Taylor John McCormack, The College of New Jersey (NJ): "Education and Unseen Influence: The Deconstruction of "New" and "Old" Schools in The Great Gatsby" Brandon McNulty, King's College (PA): Examining Diction in "A City of Churches"
I-9. Moral Questions in World Literature
Friday 3:15-4:30 Bonaparte, 4th floor
Amy Buck, Augusta State University (GA): Moral Perfectionism in Dostoevsky' s The Eternal Husband Kristin Farquharson, Louisiana Tech University (LA): Assigning Blame in "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" Jamie King, University of Montevallo (AL): Uncanny Plant Growth: The Effect of the Atomic Bomb on Plant Life in Masuji Ibuse's Black Rain Jamie King, Montenegro (AL): Uncanny Plant Growth: The Effect of the Atomic Bomb on Plant Life in Masuji Ibuse's Black Rain Jamie King, Montenegro (AL): Uncanny Plant Growth: The Effect of the Atomic Bomb on Plant Life in Masuji Ibuse's Black Rain Margo Moore, Oklahoma Christian University (OK): A Modest or an Indecent Proposal?
I-10. Original Poetry: Back Home Margaret Bush, Liberty University (VA): Somewhere Home: Poems of Place Jill Fennell, Southern Arkansas University (AR): Here and There Marguerite Sargent, Chatham University (PA): A Woman's Home Christopher Sonzogni, Elon University (NC): Home, or Something that Feels Like It Patrick York, La Sierra University (CA): Inland Awoken: a Collection of Three Poems
Friday 3:15-4:30 Iberville, 4th floor
I-11. Original Fiction: Risk Taking Robert Bixler, Alma College (MI): Wire Trap Christopher Miller, Western Michigan University (MI): Bellum Invictum Mike Thies, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (WI): Ivory Justin Zyla, University of Nebraska, Kearney (NE): Unglorified Nirvana
Friday 3:15-4:30 Napoleon, 41st floor
I-12. Roundtable - Reawakening Hope: Reintroducing Literacy
Friday 3:15-4:30 St. Charles, 41st floor
I-13. Roundtable - Bellocq's Ophelia: Re-Imagining History
Friday 3:15-4:30 Bissonet, 3rd floor
Session J: Saturday, 3 March 8:00-9:15am
J-1. Creative Nonfiction: Reflect
Saturday 8:00-9:15 Regent, 4th floor
Leah Kulikowski, Northern Michigan University (MI): The Last Resort Shauna Neshek, Northern Michigan University (MI): The Waterfall Joanna Persson, Ouachita Baptist University (AR): Just Enough Renee Sammet, Ohio Northern University (OH): The Estates Caitlin Scanlon, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown (PA): The Floods of my Ancestors
J-2. Original Poetry: What Comes with Age Kristin Dollar, Furman University (SC): Bildungsroman Lindsey Durham, Lipscomb University (TN): Gunpowder and Candy Stephanie Smith, Samford University (AL): Potential Miranda Stinson, University Of Evansville (IN): Six Poems on Youth and Age Rachel Walker, University of Rio Grande (OH): Young And Dumb
Saturday 8:00-9:15 Bacchus, 4th floor
J-3. Original Fiction: Dream State
Saturday 8:00-9:15 Balcony I, 4th floor
Crystal Carver, Shawnee State University (OH): I Celebrate Myself: A Piece Inspired by the Novels of Four Young Adult Authors Jenna Dawkins, Elon University (NC): Color Wonderful Casey Kennedy, Westminster College (PA) (PA): Falling Down Stairs Kaitlin Krengel, Northern Michigan University (MI): The Dream of a Woman Grace Makley, Northern Michigan University (MI): Absolut
J-4. Roles Women Play
Saturday 8:00-9:15 Balcony J, 4th floor
Tiffany Carpenter, Saint Leo University (FL): The Role of the "Female Pen" in Oroonoko Mariko Curran, The College of New Jersey (NJ): Not Just a Naysayer: The Layers of a Nigh-Sayer in 1600s London Cayla Eagon, Winthrop University (SC): Narratological Projections in Behn's Oroonoko Noel Yucuis, Augusta State University (GA): First Class Human Beings: The Role of Women in Moral Perfectionism
J-5. Victorian and/or Later 19th Century British Literature: Pained Litearture
Saturday 8:00-9:15 Balcony K, 4th floor
Morgan Hawk, Maryville College (TN): The Bloody Truth of Sherlock Holmes Morgan Jackson-Flowers, University of Alabama (AL): The Enjoyment of Another's Pain: Bertha's Torment of Jane in Jane Eyre Natalie Updike, University Of Evansville (IN): Torture, Testing, and Teaching: The Awakening of Sympathies in Black Beauty and The Island of Dr. Moreau
J-6. Important Names in 19th Century American Literature
Saturday 8:00-9:15 Balcony L, 4th floor
Gretchen Barkhuff, SUNY, College at Geneseo (NY): "Don't You Know Me?": Understanding Melville's Question to America Kaela Gedda, St. Norbert College (WI): Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper": Writing to Serve Tonya Tienter, Luther College (IA): Huckleberry Finn: Uncle Sam's Calculated Betrayal Rose Marie Wong, University of Scranton (PA): Fancy and Reason in Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
J-7. Take on Drama
Saturday 8:00-9:15 Balcony M, 4th floor
Candye Finigan, Williams Baptist College (AR): Letty and Marcia: Living with Loneliness Erika Patterson, Winthrop University (SC): Murder In the Cathedral: Delving into the Mind of Eliot Through a Psychoanalytic Study of Becket Natasha Snyder, East Tennessee State University (TN): Character and Narrative Voice in Aunt Dan and Lemon
J-8. Death Comes to 20th Century America
Saturday 8:00-9:15 Balcony N, 4th floor
Flannery Crump, Missouri Valley College (MO): Internalized Misogyny and the Dichotomy of Women's Roles in Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People." Sarah Fredericks, Auburn University, Montgomery (AL): The Rosy Glasses of Romanticism: Death and Murder in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Stephanie Healy, Park University (MO): American Dream Lost Jessica Wilson, University of North Carolina, Wilmington (NC): Separating the Quick from the Dead: The Apocalyptic Trickster Figure in Flannery O'Connor's Good Country People
J-9. Peering in on Critical Theory
Saturday 8:00-9:15 Bonaparte, 4th floor
Tyler Easterbrook, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown (PA): Panphobia: Some Thoughts on Literary Theory Jared Seymour, Central Michigan University (MI): Symbolic Exchange, Death, and the Posthuman Project August Smith, Western Michigan University (MI): Will the Real T Cooper Please Stand Up? Christina Thompson, Louisiana Tech University (LA): The Panoptic Gaze of Kafka's The Trial
J-10. Original Poetry: With Ophelia and Edna Near New Orleans Marci Davis, Portland State University (OR): Storyville Suite, An Ode to Bellocq's Ophelia Ernestina, Edoziem, University of Indianapolis (IN): Dear Ophelia Genean Granger, Northern Michigan University (MI): BEYOND BELLOCQ'S LENS Carly Trepagnier, Southeastern Louisiana University (LA): Grand Isle
Saturday 8:00-9:15 Iberville, 4th floor
J-11. A Deeper South: Indian and African Literature
Saturday 8:00-9:15 Napoleon, 41st floor
Nicole Ciulla, St. Mary's University, Minnesota (MN): Author Responsibility and Narrative Value: Coetzee's Michael K As Question Cara Corsaro, College of Notre Dame of Maryland (MD): Forgiveness Against All Odds Heather Gerrish, Eastern Illinois University (IL): Language in the Rainbow Nation Samantha Stokes, Sacred Heart University (CT): Inside the History House
J-12. Roundtable - Service Learning Reawakens Our Sense of Ourselves
Saturday 8:00-9:15 St. Charles, 41st floor
J-13. Roundtable - Reawakening the Value of English and the Humanities in Higher Education
Saturday 8:00-9:15 Bissonet, 3rd floor
Session K: Saturday, 3 March 9:30-10:45am
K-1. Creative Nonfiction: Forgiveness and Forgetfulness
Saturday 9:30-10:45 Regent, 4th floor
Autumn Cahill, Rockhurst University (MO): Losing My Religion Mariah Molnar, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (WI): Uncle August's Red Beard and Other Stories Darnell Valentine, Allen University (SC): Forgiveness on 12th Street Valerie Wooten, Augusta State University (GA): Learning to Forgive
K-2. Original Poetry: After Life
Saturday 9:30-10:45 Bacchus, 4th floor
John Benes, Alma College (MI): Fictional Aftermath Courtney Bennett, University of Montevallo (AL): Godknowswhere: A Cladistic Narrative Courtney Bennett, Montenegro (AL): Godknowswhere: A Cladistic Narrative Courtney Bennett, Montenegro (AL): Godknowswhere: A Cladistic Narrative Caleigh Cornell, University of North Carolina, Wilmington (NC): Eventually We'll Sing in Heaven William Tierney, Mount Olive College (NC): Four Pessimistic Observations Michael Winston, University of North Texas (TX): Permanence
K-3. Original Fiction: Fantastic Literature
Saturday 9:30-10:45 Balcony I, 4th floor
Matthew Schwager, Montana State University, Bozeman (MT): The Fourth-of-July Barbecue in Post-Apocalyptic America Joshua Williams, American University of Kuwait (KU): Paranormality, Inc. - Mission Zero Bethany Wood, Lee University (TN): Eternal Blossom Jacinto Zambrano, St. Edward's University (TX): Famine's Books
K-4. What Makes a Man in Shakespeare?
Saturday 9:30-10:45 Balcony J, 4th floor
Alexandra Bohannon, University of Central Oklahoma (OK): Not Your Average Pubcrawler: Falstaff as a Manipulator Mary-Catherine Breed, Pace University, New York Campus (NY): Shakespeare's Absent Fathers as Colonizers Rachel Landers, University of Montevallo (AL): "Is Age by Any Other Name Still So Sweet?" Rachel Landers, Montenegro (AL): "Is Age by Any Other Name Still So Sweet?" Rachel Landers, Montenegro (AL): "Is Age by Any Other Name Still So Sweet?" Sydnee Wagner, University of North Texas (TX): "True Jack Falstaff": The Fashioning of a Courtier within Henry IV
K-5. Experiencing Nature in Romanticism and/or Early 19th Century British
Saturday 9:30-10:45 Balcony K, 4th floor
Katie Birkenfeld, Rockhurst University (MO): The Tranquil Nature of "On the Pleasure of Hating" Gayle Temple, University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg (PA): The Sublime Onion Alex Zenz, Northwest Missouri State University (MO): The Nature of Nature
K-6. Defining American
Saturday 9:30-10:45 Balcony L, 4th floor
Melissa, Branstetter, Liberty University (VA): Pet Popularity Jennifer Cline, Azusa Pacific University (CA): What it Means to be American: a Crisis of Identity while Studying the French Culture Gretchen Collier, Minot State University (ND): Thomas Jefferson: An Exploration of His Views Regarding Native Americans Jonyetta Hill, Augusta State University (GA): An Linguistic Analysis of African American Vernacular English
K-7. Making Myths
Saturday 9:30-10:45 Balcony M, 4th floor
Jonathan Anderson, University of Nebraska, Kearney (NE): A Necessary Preservation: The American Reawakening of Mythology through Superhero Comics Brittani Howell, Mercer University (GA): Blood and Laurels: Ovid's Metamorphoses and Anderson's Speak Bethany Jackson, Oklahoma Baptist University (OK): The Early William Butler Yeats: Mythologies and Nationalism at the Heart of Irish Literature Dielle Short, Ouachita Baptist University (AR): Masticating the Myth
K-8. Outside Influences in 20th Century American Poetry
Saturday 9:30-10:45 Balcony N, 4th floor
Rachel Gift, Walsh University (OH): Frost's Panoptic "I" Jenna Lanzaro, The College of New Jersey (NJ): Jesus and AIDS: The New Treatment of Religion in D.A. Powell's Contemporary Poetry Brittany Leddy, Metropolitan State College of Denver (CO): How Marianne Moore "Digesteth Harde Yron": Angelina Smith, Mercyhurst College (PA): "Moloch in whom I sit lonely!": French Symbolism in Ginsberg's "Howl"
K-9. Original Drama/Screenplay: Curtains Up on Original Drama Audrey Gearhart, Western Kentucky University (KY): On the Walls of Jericho Jennifer Hurler, The College of New Jersey (NJ): Coping Mechanism Kathryn O'Brien, Western Michigan University (MI): The Candelabra Callie Smith, Lee University (TN): Pinholes in the Sky
Saturday 9:30-10:45 Bonaparte, 4th floor
K-10. Once Upon a Time
Saturday 9:30-10:45 Iberville, 4th floor
Jessica Brown, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA): Of Princes, Princesses, Symbols, and Light Dashes of Feminism Katelyn Bruffy, The College of New Jersey (NJ): Anne Elliot's Cinderella Story Jennifer DuBois, University of Central Oklahoma (OK): Mother Goose to Disney: The Progression of the Fairy Tale Megan Power, Westminster College (PA) (PA): Little Red: Feminist through the Ages
K-11. From Building to Rebuilding
Saturday 9:30-10:45 Napoleon, 41st floor
John Breerwood, New Mexico Highlands University (NM): Utopian Discourse Reawakens New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina Jesse Goldberg, SUNY, College at Geneseo (NY): Sacrificial Expenditure: Race and the 2008 Housing Crisis Stasia Monteiro, SUNY, College at Geneseo (NY): Don't Ask Questions
K-12. Roundtable - Buying and Selling the Body with Words
Saturday 9:30-10:45 St. Charles, 41st floor
K-13. Roundtable - I Have A Secret That Everybody Knows: Reality Television and Popular Reading K-14. Natasha Tretheway Q&A
Saturday 9:30-10:45 Bissonet, 3rd floor Saturday 9:30-10:45 Acadia, 3rd floor
Session L: Saturday, 3 March 11:00-12:15pm
L-1. Creative Nonfiction: Freedom Amber Graves, St. Martin's University (WA): Seeking Independence Day Lauren Graziano, Clarion University (PA): Falling in Loath with a Boy Adriana Montenegro, St. Edward's University (TX): Bird of Paradise Natasha Morgan, Western Illinois University (IL): The Price of Freedom
Saturday 11:00-12:15 Regent, 4th floor
L-2. Original Poetry: Pen to Paper
Saturday 11:00-12:15 Bacchus, 4th floor
Andrew Blake, Auburn University, Montgomery (AL): The Mothering Word/Fragments of a last July Keegan Bradford, Liberty University (VA): Standing Completely Still Hannah Lund, Luther College (IA): "Dandelion," "A Word" Dylan Phillips, Winthrop University (SC): Lost Words: A Selection of Poetry Ashley Ranck, Slippery Rock University (PA): To Write What is True and to Right What is Wrong
L-3. Original Fiction: Dreaming of Children Jason Curlin, Ouachita Baptist University (AR): Under The Covers: A Child's Tale Jacqueline Kirley, Thomas More College (KY): Baby Teeth Miah Saunders, High Point University (NC): Daydreams of a One-Eyed Monster Max Wojciechowski, Northern Michigan University (MI): Bedtime Story
Saturday 11:00-12:15 Balcony I, 4th floor
L-4. 16th/17th Century British Literature: The Method in Shakespeare's Madness
Saturday 11:00-12:15 Balcony J, 4th floor
Elizabeth Barber, SUNY, College at Geneseo (NY): "Y' are much deceived": Edgar's Dover Cliffs and Reality and Imagination in King Lear Kari Bowles, Emporia State University (KS): Truth through Artifice in Shakespearean Romance Brittany Sines, Lee University (TN): Men Drove Ophelia Mad Mariah Varner, Lee University (TN): The Method to Ophelia's Madness
L-5. Austen Writes Women
Saturday 11:00-12:15 Balcony K, 4th floor
Jennifer Charles, University of Pikeville (KY): Female Novelists and Feminine Intellect Jamie Primeau, The College of New Jersey (NJ): Harriet as a creation of Emma and Austen Emily Spanjers, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (WI): Space, Character, and Gender in Pride and Prejudice Jacob Swanson, Western Michigan University (MI): Anne's Redemption in Austen's Persuasion
L-6. Law and Conflict in 19th Century America
Saturday 11:00-12:15 Balcony L, 4th floor
Brittany Barrie, Western Illinois University (IL): Fredrick Douglass and William Wells Brown Deconstructing Sarah Evans, University of Scranton (PA): The Lawyer's Conflict in Herman Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener, A Story of Wall-Street" Zach Gall, The College of New Jersey (NJ): Respect the (White)man's Law: Male Agency in `Son of the Wolf' Robin Miller, California State University, Fullerton (CA): Olla Podrida: Transcendentalist Dissent in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin
L-7. The Literary Diagnosis
Saturday 11:00-12:15 Balcony M, 4th floor
Laura Milanak, Westminster College (PA) (PA): Paranoid Schizophrenia in Gruen's Water for Elephants Ryan Rivard, Marist College (NY): Psychotic Window: An Extreme Close-Up on Marion Crane and Marie Samuels Tawni Turcotte, Franklin Pierce University (NH): Psychiatry: The Bell Jar and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Tawni Turcotte, Franklin (NH): Psychiatry: The Bell Jar and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
L-8. 20th/21st Century American Literature: Short Stories in Women's Hands
Saturday 11:00-12:15 Balcony N, 4th floor
Lilit Makaryan, Columbia College, South Carolina (SC): Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers" Revisited Justine Nixon, Sam Houston State University (TX): The Triumph of the "No Name Woman" Lauren VanderLind, Northern Michigan University (MI): Jouissance and Pleasure in Alice Munro Becky Woodruff, Otterbein College (OH): "Random Underlinings"?: The Truth in Detail in Edith Wharton's "Roman Fever"
L-9. 20th/21st Century American Literature: Hemingway
Saturday 11:00-12:15 Bonaparte, 4th floor
Nadia Barksdale, University of Alabama (AL): "Nada" and The Hemingway Code Julia Catalano, Ithaca College (NY): "Darling, Let's not talk Rot": Interactive Cultures in Hemingway' s The Sun Also Rises Erin Horning, Penn State Altoona (PA): Lacan and Hemingway Isabel Silva, King's College (PA): Crafting Language: Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants"
L-10. Original Poetry: Stitched Together
Saturday 11:00-12:15 Iberville, 4th floor
Patrick Bryant, Winthrop University (SC): Rummage Ellie Douglass, St. Edward's University (TX): Little Cup Caitlin Drouillard, Thomas More College (KY): Poetry Pieces Deihlia Flett, Broward Community College (FL2): On Meeting a Stranger I Knew At Tine Deihlia Flett, Broward Community College (FL2): On Meeting a Stranger I Knew At Tine Katie Pagano, University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg (PA): Tight Weaving and Other Agitations
L-11. Questions of Identity in 20th/21st Century American Literature
Saturday 11:00-12:15 Napoleon, 41st floor
Rachel Carmody, Franklin Pierce University (NH): Oppressing the I Out of Bobby Rachel Carmody, Franklin (NH): Oppressing the I Out of Bobby Zheng Fang, University of Indianapolis (IN): Hibernation, the Rebirth Missy Wallace, Louisiana Tech University (LA): "He is Born Again and Not of Woman": The Womb and Rebirth in All the King's Men Samantha Zimbler, The College of New Jersey (NJ): "An Appalling Love": Differential Consciousness and Agnes' Syncretic Identity
L-12. Roundtable - Teaching Taboo: Tackling Sensitive Classroom Issues in the Midst of the Bible Belt
Saturday 11:00-12:15 St. Charles, 41st floor
L-13. Student Leadership Workshop #4
Saturday 11:00-12:15 Bissonet, 3rd floor
L-14. SKD Faculty Sponsor Meeting
Saturday 11:00-12:15 Audubon, 5th floor
Session M: Saturday, 3 March 1:45-3:00pm
M-1. Creative Nonfiction: From Beginning to End Lance Buchanan, Lee University (TN): Footloose Stephanie Lehman, Westminster College (PA) (PA): All Endings Are Also Beginnings Melanie Pawlikowski, Fort Lewis College (CO): Metamorphosis Rachael Shockey, Marist College (NY): I'll tell you what's in a name
Saturday 1:45-3:00 Regent, 4th floor
M-2. Original Poetry: Study of Nature Cody Greene, Elon University (NC): Life Science: How to Study Your Lab Partner Katherine Hines, Tulane University (LA): Animal Logic Andrea D. Merry, University of Rio Grande (OH): Bio-Chemistry within Poetry Jessica Thelen, Westfield State College (MA): Secrets Of The Mind
Saturday 1:45-3:00 Bacchus, 4th floor
M-3. Original Fiction: GLBT Katrina Cavarno, Chapman University (CA): Gravity Holly Combs, Loyola University, New Orleans (LA): Her Secondhand Smoke Lauren Santaniello, Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ): The Final Account of Anna Benson
Saturday 1:45-3:00 Balcony I, 4th floor
M-4. Gender Roles in Anglo Saxon and Medieval British Literature
Saturday 1:45-3:00 Balcony J, 4th floor
Shasta Gibson, Fairmont State University (WV): Magic Makes Right: Husband-Testing in the Middle Ages Shasta Gibson, Fairmont (WV): Magic Makes Right: Husband-Testing in the Middle Ages Lillian Grappe, Louisiana Tech University (LA): The Wife of Bath: a Tragic Caricature of Women Richelle Peryea, Lincoln Memorial University (TN): Crossing the Gender Line: Arcite's Doom Foretold Amy Weaver, Lycoming College (PA): The Power of the Chaste Woman: Female Emancipation in Anglo-Saxon England Through "Just Say No"
M-5. An Unreal World of Literature
Saturday 1:45-3:00 Balcony K, 4th floor
Emily Davis, Ouachita Baptist University (AR): Ruins, Rings, and Redemption: Morality in Middle Earth Blake London, Southern Utah University (UT): The Heroic Snape: Exploring a Hidden Protagonist of Harry Potter Courtney Mantz, Minot State University (ND): A Parallel of Political Conformity in Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles Katherine Williams, Arkansas Tech University (AR): The Infernal Identity Machines of Dr. Hoffman
M-6. 19th Century American Literature: Obsession and Guilt in Poe
Saturday 1:45-3:00 Balcony L, 4th floor
Vivian Givhan, University of Alabama (AL): "Que tous ses dents etaient des ideйs": Egaeus's Determination to Reassert Male Power Ethan Knight, Western Illinois University (IL): Manifestations of Guilt: 19th Century Homosexuality in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat" Robert Pannell, Missouri Valley College (MO): The Arabesque and the Sublime In Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," and "Metzengerstien" Kimberly Smith, University of West Georgia (GA): Where I Go to Forget: "Ulalume"
M-7. Turn Up the Music
Saturday 1:45-3:00 Balcony M, 4th floor
Kirk Barrett, University of North Carolina, Wilmington (NC): "Then He Was A She" Danielle Dahlkoetter, Morningside College (IA): What's in a Song? Brittany Morgan, Franklin Pierce University (NH): Improvising for Identity: The Role of Jazz in Invisible Man Brittany Morgan, Franklin (NH): Improvising for Identity: The Role of Jazz in Invisible Man Amanda Turnbull, Clarion University (PA): Portrayal of America through the Music of John Mellencamp
M-8. Space and Grace in Toni Morrison
Saturday 1:45-3:00 Balcony N, 4th floor
Patrick Boyd, Louisiana Tech University (LA): Panoptic Paradoxes: Control and Captivity in Morrison's Beloved Elizabeth Gershon, McKendree University (IL): Cut off from Grace: Failure of Spiritual Segregation In Paradise Emma Gratton-Fisher, Chatham University (PA): "Locked in a love that wore everyone out": Crime in Toni Morrison's Beloved Daniel Kasper, Southern Arkansas University (AR): "She Moved Him": Postmodern Manhood and the Space of the Male in Toni Morrison's 'Beloved'
M-9. Marx the Spot
Saturday 1:45-3:00 Bonaparte, 4th floor
Marie Henrich, Slippery Rock University (PA): Lukewarm in Literary Theory Arkeeda Jones, Bennett College for Women (NC): Marxism and the Metamorphosis Lauren Laird, Slippery Rock University (PA): Marx and Althusser: Theories Applied to "Know Your Enemy"
M-10. East Meets West
Saturday 1:45-3:00 Iberville, 4th floor
Kristopher Bennefield, Calhoun Community College (AL2): Reawkening Romanticism: In Herman Hesse's Siddhartha Kristopher Bennefield, Calhoun Community College (AL2): Reawkening Romanticism: In Herman Hesse's Siddhartha Ian Matthews, Olivet Nazarene University (IL): Mutts Joseph Noble, Saint Vincent College (PA): The Sun Rises in the East: Herman Melville's Prediction of the Japanese Challenge to American Hegemony in the Pacific Gretchen Panzer, St. Norbert College (WI): Gender and Power in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children: The Implications of "The Widow"
M-11. Original Fiction: There's No Place Like...
Saturday 1:45-3:00 Napoleon, 41st floor
Madelyn Gates, Western Kentucky University (KY): Of Willow and Ash Rachel Jones, College of Notre Dame of Maryland (MD): Between the Branches, I Watch the Wind Blow Rob Pickering, Missouri State University (MO): Chicken Dinner Paul Pursell, Park University (MO): Satori 1
M-12. Roundtable - Where Truth Ends and Fiction Begins
Saturday 1:45-3:00 Audubon, 5th floor
M-13. Roundtable - Twilight: Sublime or Ridiculous?
Saturday 1:45-3:00 Bissonet, 3rd floor
M-14. Student Leadership Workshop #5
Saturday 1:45-3:00 St. Charles, 41st floor
M-15. Songwriter Workshop (sponsored by SKD)
Saturday 1:45-3:00 Acadia, 3rd floor
Session N: Saturday, 3 March 3:15-4:30pm
N-1. Creative Nonfiction: Grieving Cheryl Lane, Harris-Stowe State University (MO): Grace and Faith Majesta Miles, Southern Arkansas University (AR): Pale Tracy Pickering, Northern Michigan University (MI): 6.24.08 Kirk Richardson, Walsh University (OH): Racked N-2. Original Poetry: An Intimate Space Jessie Adamczyk, LaGrange College (GA): Poetry Series on Taboo Subjects Michelle Cantu, St. Edward's University (TX): An American Chola Alicia Cuomo, The College of New Jersey (NJ): Your Daughter is a Real Gem Lauren Sullivan, Stephen F. Austin State University (TX): Coalescence Colin Whitworth, University of Alabama (AL): Strange Games N-3. Original Fiction: Get It in Writing Sara Hunt, Chapman University (CA): Lingering Jennifer Murphy, Chatham University (PA): Mercy's Letter Michael Prince, Metropolitan State College of Denver (CO): The Block Steven Thomas, Samford University (AL): To David Foster Wallace: A love Letter N-4. Restoration and/or 18th Century British Literature: The Human Animal
Saturday 3:15-4:30 Regent, 4th floor Saturday 3:15-4:30 Bacchus, 4th floor Saturday 3:15-4:30 Balcony I, 4th floor Saturday 3:15-4:30 Balcony J, 4th floor
Hannah Biggs, Otterbein College (OH): From Dominance to Companionship: Animals in Behn and Defoe Matthew Cordella, SUNY, College at Geneseo (NY): Walter's Hobbesian-Horse: Science, Argument, & Authority in Tristram Shandy Ashley Miller, University of Central Oklahoma (OK): Hidden Gems and Unseen Flowers: The Crisis of Potential in Gray's Elegy Kaley Norris, Southern Illinois University (IL): "We are ourselves but by rebound": Intimacy and Identity in Katherine Philips' Friendship Poetry
N-5. Ideal Victorians
Saturday 3:15-4:30 Balcony K, 4th floor
Laura Kizior, North Central College (IL): Teaching and Transformation in Vice Versa and The Prince and the Pauper Mary Kizior, North Central College (IL): Treasure Island: Reawakening the Victorian Moral Code Luanne Spence, St. Norbert College (WI): Exploring Religious Uncertainty in MacDonald's "The Golden Key" Amy Woody, Westfield State College (MA): Great Maternal Expectations: Dickens' Challenge of the Victorian Maternal Ideal
N-6. 19th Century American Literature: The Coquette Stephanie Harrelson, Coker College (SC): Accepting Responsibility in The Coquette Hailee Kizima, Minot State University (ND): The Coquette: A Feminist Reading Hannah Schmitt, St. Norbert College (WI): Girl Talk: Female Friendships in The Coquette
Saturday 3:15-4:30 Balcony L, 4th floor
N-7. The Magic in the Machine
Saturday 3:15-4:30 Balcony M, 4th floor
Lauren Benke, Chapman University (CA): The Voice of the Clock: Auden's Portrayal of Time Montserrat Luna, Pepperdine University (CA): Rбpido Corren Los Trenes: The Role of Trains in One Hundred Years of Solitude and Anna Karenina Serena Tenison, University of Louisiana, Monroe (LA): Laura Mulvey's Visual Pleasure Applied to Duigan's Production of Wide Sargasso Sea Devin White, Lee University (TN): Cinema, Paradise, and Nostalgia
N-8. 20th/21st Century American Literature: Shaking Traditions
Saturday 3:15-4:30 Balcony N, 4th floor
Maria Conti, Walsh University (OH): Frost's Poetry: Blurring Bounds of Modernism Megan Dowell, Olivet Nazarene University (IL): Trust from Tribulation Lauren Glenn, Freed-Hardeman University (TN): Separation Illustrates Unity Melissa Miller, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (WI): Complicating the Traditional Narrative: Peyton Place and the Myth of Victory Culture
N-9. Original Fiction: Lost in Water Zechariah Brewer, Southeastern Louisiana University (LA): Floods and Foxes Janice Clawson, Stephens College (MO): Snow Alexa Johnson, Elon University (NC): Swimming Without Rest Selina Souza, University of Louisiana, Monroe (LA): Waiting for the Tide to Change Cameron Summers, Rockhurst University (MO): Swimming Hole
Saturday 3:15-4:30 Bonaparte, 4th floor
N-10. Original Poetry: Without a Compass Christopher Bernstorf, Lycoming College (PA): Move Jordan Godfrey, Oklahoma Baptist University (OK): Diary of a Vagabond Zachary Heine, St. Edward's University (TX): Feet at the Door Joshua Prestin, Northwest Nazarene University (ID): Selected Poems and Musings Emily Webb, SUNY, College at Geneseo (NY): Rambling Through Life
Saturday 3:15-4:30 Iberville, 4th floor
N-11. Roundtable - Better Students or Better People? The Role of Ethics in a University Education
Saturday 3:15-4:30 Napoleon, 41st floor
N-12. Roundtable - U.S. Disaster Literature: Natural, Economic, and Emotional
Saturday 3:15-4:30 St. Charles, 41st floor
N-13. Roundtable - The New Orleans Writing Marathon: Chapter Ideas
Saturday 3:15-4:30 Bissonet, 3rd floor

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