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9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.


9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.


9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Green Culture: A Round-Table Discussion on the Work of Ecocriticism
Location: Pavilion VIII, Room 108

Ann Dickinson
Michael Lundblad
Bart Welling
Melissa White
Moderated by Professor Stephen Cushman

The Work of Words: Metamorphing Genre, Metaphorming Language
Location: Clemons Library, Room 321

Wordplay as Jokework and the Shades of Leopold Bloom
Kim Shirkani, UVA

Metaphors at Work: The Form and Force of Things We Say and Write
Mont Welch, UVA

Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Mechanical Reproduction
Lindsay Wright, UVA

Moderated by John Murphy

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10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

The Angel Out of the House? Negotiating Domesticity, Femininity, and Women's Work
Location: Clemons Library, Room 313

'Bad' Charity: Bleak House and the Regulation of Domestic Missions
Jill Naomi Rappoport, UVA

Representations of Charity in Catcher in the Rye
Rei Magosaki, UVA

Closet Cultures: Women's Work and Private Spaces in the Early Modern Period
Rivka Swenson, UVA

Moderated by Johannah Mayfield

Belabored: Reflections on Teaching
Location: Clemons Library, Room 321

The Social Work of the University
Helen Lodge, UVA

Doceo Ergo ... Something: or A Phenomenology of Teaching
J. Nathaniel Goldsmith, UVA

Projecting a Professional Self: The Teaching Praxis of a New Instructor
Jolie A. Sheffer, UVA

Moderated by Professor Scott Saul

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1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Disrupting Discourses
Location: Clemons Library, Room 321

'Working Over Time': Catherine Earnshaw as Feminist Poltergeist in Wuthering Heights, Cane, and East of Eden
Sandy Alexandre, UVA

Towards an Understanding of the Authentic Voice: J.M. Coetzee's Foe
David Cockley, Kent State University

'Its own blood and thinking desires that had become too crass to be faced and borne longer': Absalom, Absalom! as Retelling of Jane Eyre's Repressed Imperialist Legacy
John Charles, UVA

Moderated by Robin Field

Changing Texts, Changing Minds: Inscription, Reinscription, and the Quest for a Definitive Text
Location: Clemons Library, Room 322A

Working Through an Idea of a Supreme Fiction: Stevens, Yeats, and Poetry that Does Something
Jason Coats, UVA

Yorkshire's Gifted Amateur: Reconciling Robert Thornton's Biography and Scribal Habits
John Ivor Carlson, UVA

Moderated by Charles Goldthwaite

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2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

24 f/s: Persistence of Vision
Location: Bryan Hall, Room 330

'You think you can make me tell! But I won't. I won't. I won't!': Secrets, Sex, and Righteousness in The Night of the Hunter
Neil Hultgren, UVA

Sam Shepard's Fool For Love: Hollywood Film Discourse and Robert Altman's Film Adaptation
Sarah Hagelin, UVA

The Disembodied Voice of Corporate Film Noir: Double Indemnity and The Big Clock
Jordan Taylor, UVA

Moderated by Kate Nash

Forging Tastes: Pleasure and Politics in the Formation of Popular Aesthetics
Location: Bryan Hall, Room 332

Is There a Text in This Text?: The Politics of Pleasure in the Poetry of Michael Palmer
Mike Peterson, UVA

Widespread Stepanek: Poetry and Popular Culture After 9-11
James Parr, UVA

The Slight Work of the Single Lyric: Recent Work by Three Female Poets
Hallie Smith, UVA

Consuming Dos Passos: A Revaluation
Harvey Partica, Kent State University

Moderated by Damian Rollison

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9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Making Good: The Ethics of Ethical Agendas
Location: Bryan Hall, Room 310

Eddies in the Current: History and Recognition in Mrs. Gaskell
John Murphy, UVA

'Shaping and Creating the Life of Man': Working with Romance in Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha
Jonathan Cox, UVA

MFA Craft Mask: Negotiating Subject Positionality, Class, and 'Speaking As'
Michael Rowley, University of Texas at El Paso

Real and Unreal Cities: Constructing Urban Environments in the Mind and on the Map
Location: Bryan Hall, Room 312

Leisure in Renaissance London: The Significance of Festive Pastimes in Preserving a Passing Identity
Jennifer Grace Winslow, UVA

Into the Map: A New Incarnation of the Old Reality Dilemma
Jayme Schwartzberg, UVA

The Evanescent City: Modern American Utopianism and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
Mike Engle, UVA

Moderated by Jason Nabi

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10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Narrative Renovations: Demolishing Constructs and Rebuilding Agencies of Race, Gender and Genre
Location: Bryan Hall, Room 328

Questioning the Academy: Gwendolyn Brooks and Vernon Lewis Parrington
Jennifer Nolan, University of Maryland

In Search of Identity: Native Americans' Images in Advertising
Melinda Simon-Smith, University of South Alabama

Performing Blackness: The Search for Self in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
Elise White, University of Maryland

A False Synthesis: Jason Compson as the Missing Link of Oppression in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury
William Malcuit, Kent State University

Moderated by Paul Gaffney

Musical Strains: Style and Responsibility in Contemporary Song
Location: Bryan Hall, Room 330

Rhetoric of 20th Century Artist in the African American Community: The Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and the Rap/Hip Hop Culture
Rebekah Pierce, Virginia Commonwealth University

On My Way to the Cage: Henry Rollins and the Work Ethic of Hard Rock
Charles Goldthwaite, UVA

Moderated by Mendy Gladden

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1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

A Reader's Work is Never Done: Social Structures and the Mediation of the Reading Process
Location: Bryan Hall, Room 310

Reading Texts, Reading Readers: Chaucerian Irony and Critical Interpretations of the Franklin's Tale
Timothy Stinson, UVA

The Nature of Sovereignty, the Sovereignty of Nature: Francis Bacon's Appeal to Royal Readership
Katherine Bootle, UVA

Foolwish Reading: An-Other Reading of Swinburne's 'Anactoria'
Alex Gil Fuentes, UVA

Moderated by Jason Coats

Performing Work, Presenting Selves: Female Labor and the Construction of Identity
Location: Bryan Hall, Room 312

The Personal is the Economic: Emotional Labor in Sister Carrie
Christine Ruotolo, UVA

Charlotte Charke Is Not Her Job: The Visual Imagery of Class and Profession in Charke's Narrative
Brian Glover, UVA

'Simply dressed as usual': Sartorial Work in Little Dorrit
Chloe Wigston Smith, UVA

Moderated by Johnnie Wilcox

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