Regional Graduate Student Literature Conference Schedule

BORDER(LESS) IDENTITIES

MARCH 30, 2013

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, MANHATTAN

K-STATE STUDENT UNION

FLINT HILLS ROOM

 

(PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE)

 

8:00-8:45 Breakfast & Welcome

 

8:45-10:00

Panel I: LANGUAGE, IDENTITY, POWER

Moderator: Sam Owen, KSU

Alicia Beeson, KSU

The Importance of Names in Anne of Green Gables

Caitlin Ray, UNO

Creating Identity through Spectacular Performance: The Education of Evelina in Fanny Burney’s Novel

Courtney E. Ress, KSU

Grappling with Linguistic Authorial Identity in Chaucer’s House of Fame

Laura Thacker, KSU

The Power of Naming in Monique Truong's The Book of Salt

 

10:15-11:30

Panel II: FIGURING THE FEMALE BODY

Moderator: Melissa Hammond, KSU

Darin Graber, UCB

H.M.S. Orlando: English Empire and the Metamorphosing Body of Orlando

Aaron Graham, UWYO

As a Tapestry, “Hemmed in” but Coming Undone at the Seams: Marry Rowlandson’s Weaving of Parallel Traumatic Narratives in The Sovereignty and Goodness of God

Katie Marie Osborn, CSU

Rewriting Daphne and Strephon: Elizabeth Hands Trespasses Pastoral

Casey Wynhoff, UNC

Naturalizing the Body: The Landscape of Female Bodies in Forster’s A Passage to India

11:30-12:30

Box Lunch

 

12:30-2:00: Seminars

 

2:15-3:30 Panel III: LITERARY AND CULTURAL BORDERS

Moderator: Sam Killmyer, KSU

Jen Moran, ESU

The Four Ds in Erich Hackl’s Farewell, Sidonia

Daniel Todd, KSU

Teaching “Spanishness”: Children’s Literature under Franco

Erica Trabold, UNO

Borders Between Academic Writing and Creative Nonfiction: Dangerous Definitions

Wawan Yulianto, U of A

Trespassing Ethnic and Generic Borders as an Activism

 

3:45-5:00

Panel IV: NEW LINES OF RESISTANCE

Moderator: Kate Nygren, KSU

Samantha Chesters, UNO

“hooks and concepts and shit”: Bomani Armah’s Satire of White Normative Culture in “Read a Book”

Brian McCarty, KSU

'Careful, It Bites': The Imprint of Power on the 'New Flesh' in David Cronenberg's Videodrome

Melissa Prescott, KSU

A New Black American Narrative?: The Intersections of Native and African American Characters in Toni Morrison’s “Pre- and Post-Racial” A Mercy

James Vnuk,UNO

Shut the &%$! Up, Donny: Silencing Talk, Gender, and Sexuality in The Big Lebowski