The 2006 University of Virginia Graduate English Conference | March 31 - April 1, 2006

*3.20.06 Schedule updated with locations.

FRIDAY, MARCH 31st
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12:00-1:30

Keynote Speaker (Maury Hall 209)

"Global Civil Society: Thoreau on Three Continents"

Wai Chee Dimock
1:30-2:00

Keynote Speaker Reception (Bowers Library, 2nd floor Bryan Hall)

 
2:00-3:30 Panel 1A: Cosmopolitanism and Diaspora (Newcomb Hall 389, 3rd floor Newcomb Hall) mod. Jim Cocola, University of Virginia
 

“Border Crossings in Emine Ozdamer's ‘Mother Tongue'”

Kristin Dickinson, New York University
 

“The World in Miniature: Critical Cosmopolitanism and Stereoscopic Vision in Salman Rushdie's Fury

Asdghig Karajayerlian, Case Western Reserve University
 

“Worlding the Text in the Classroom, or Pedagogies of Reading Globally”

Firat Oruc, Duke University
2:00-3:30 Panel 1B: Slavery and Visuality in the Americas (Bryan Hall Faculty Lounge, 2nd floor Bryan Hall) mod. Ben Fagan, University of Virginia
  “Plantation Aesthetics and Black Faces: Tracing the Technological Sublime in Cecilia Valdés” Keven Anzzolin, University of Chicago
  “The Mulata : Icon of Agency and Control” Heather Allen, University of Chicago
 

“Portraiture as a Prison House: Transcending the Eroticized Black Breast”

Diana Aramburu, University of Chicago
2:00-3:30

Panel 1C: Identities and Politics of Postnational Community (Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room, 3rd floor Newcomb Hall)

mod. Ben Bateman, University of Virginia
 

“Canny Cunning: Postnational Feminisms in Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres"

Kristen Taylor, University of Virginia
 

“Moral Politics in the War on Terror Speeches”

Mark Meier, University of Virginia
 

“Narrative Modes and ‘Americanness' in Rushdie's Fury

Stephanie Brown, University of Virginia
3:45-5:15

Panel 2A: Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters (Newcomb Hall 389, 3rd floor Newcomb Hall)

mod. Omaar Hena, University of Virginia
 

“Ulysses' Africa: Race, Nationalism, and Empire ”

Rob Stilling , University of Virginia
 

“Yellow Dress, Suppurating Wound: Derek Walcott's Epic Images”

Erin Fehskens, Duke University
 

“Savitri as Feminist: Contextualizing Toru Dutt”

Natalie Phillips, Georgetown University
 

“‘A Voyage Towards an Easier Life':Crafting the Colonial in the Travel Writing of Evelyn and Alec Waugh”

Nicole Cesare, Villanova University
3:45-5:15 Panel 2B: Race and Genre in the Circum-Atlantic Memory (Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room, 3rd floor Newcomb Hall) mod. Professor Anna Brickhouse, University of Virginia
 

“‘No historian has yet done them justice': William Wells Brown, Haiti , and the Dispersed Black Revolutionary”

Ben Fagan, University of Virginia
 

“The Americanization of Joseph Cinque: Stephen Spielberg's Amistad and the Popular Narrative of Trauma”

Phil Maciak, University of Virginia
 

C.S.A. and “Slavery in New York ': Prosthetics Bound by Geography”

Jane Carr, University of Virginia
5:30-7:00

Keynote Speaker (Maury Hall 209)

Kwame Anthony Appiah
7:00-7:30 Keynote Speaker Reception (Bowers Library, 2nd floor Bryan Hall)  
SATURDAY, APRIL 1st
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9:00-9:30 Light Breakfast (English Graduate Lounge, 2nd floor Bryan Hall)  
9:30-11:00 Panel 3: Narratives and Paradigms of American Studies (Bryan Hall Faculty Lounge, 2nd floor Bryan Hall) mod. Ryan Cordell , University of Virginia
  “Crashing the Machine into the Garden: Revisions of the Pastoral in The Sugarland Express , Thelma and Louise , and Into the Wild Bill Hunt, University of Virginia
 

“The Interplay of International Politics and Public Memory in U.S. War Memorials: The Motives for Mourning and Glorifying in the Ethics of Pain Art”

John Readey , University of Virginia
 

“Transcendentalism in the World of Advertising”

Michael Holt, University of Virginia
11:15-12:45 Panel 4A: Nineteenth Century British (Bryan Hall Faculty Lounge, 2nd floor Bryan Hall) mod. David Sigler, University of Virginia
 

“Wordsworth's Ex-Christian Anxiety in ‘Tintern Abbey'”

Ania Wieckowski, University of Virginia
 

“Keats and the Imperial Method”

John Havard, University of Virginia
 

“Routinely Extraordinary: Sketches by Boz and the Fictions of the Modern Fact”

Paul Fyfe, University of Virginia
 

“Men Who Love Gods and the Women that Love Them: ‘Oenone' and Invested Spectatorship”

Evan Rhodes, University of Virginia
11:15-12:45 Panel 4B: Medieval and Early Modern (Newcomb Hall Board Room, 3rd floor Newcomb Hall) mod. Fran Connor, University of Virginia
 

“Worlding the Drama: A Case-Study of ‘The Merchant of Venice'”

Nathaniel Leonard, independent scholar
 

“In the Desert of Lybye': Chaucer's House of Fame and the Medieval Desert ”

John Jackson, University of Virginia
 

“On Literary Studies and the Disciplines”

Brad Tuggle, University of Virginia
1:00-2:00

Lunch (RSVP only, Newcomb Ballroom, 3rd floor Newcomb Hall)

 
2:00-3:00

Master Class (Newcomb Board Room, 3rd floor Newcomb Hall)

"'Mental Life'  and the Antebellum City in Poe's 'Man of the Crowd'"

Eric Lott
3:15-4:45 Panel 5A: Nineteenth Century Texts and Gender (Newcomb Hall Board Room, 3rd floor Newcomb Hall) mod. Jessie Beall Dubreuil, University of Virginia
 

“‘The Single Tale': Guardianship and Genre in Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Camilla Ammirati, University of Virginia
 

“‘The Self-and-Mutual-Admiration Society Limited': The Potter's Wheel Manuscripts"

Sara Bryant, University of Virginia
  “Masochism and Whiteness in Emily Dickinson” Wes King, University of Virginia
 

“Joanna Southcott argues with the Devil, and consequently we witness the emergence of Lacanian theory as a popular movement”

David Sigler, University of Virginia
3:15-4:45 Panel 5B: Poetry Reading, "Texting the World" (Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room, 3rd floor Newcomb Hall)

Peter Kline, Ryan Fox, Brittany Perham

University of Virginia

5:00-6:30 Panel 6A: Contemporary American Identities (Newcomb Hall Board Room, 3rd floor Newcomb Hall) mod. Lindsey Keefe, University of Virginia
 

“Borderlines: Tropic of Orange and the Limits of Boundary Crossing"

Demere Woolway, University of Virginia
  “The Way of the Cross(-dresser): Passing and Catholicism in Two Louise Erdrich Novels” Sinéad Moynihan, University of Nottingham
  “The Quotation of Architecture and the Architecture of Quotation in Gone with the Wind and The Wind Done Gone Sarah Ingle , University of Virginia
 

“Telling H(er)story Through the Body in Corregidora and Beloved

Elizabeth Pittman, University of Virginia
5:00-6:30 Panel 6B: Modernism (Bryan Hall Faculty Lounge, 2nd floor Bryan Hall) mod. Rob Stilling , University of Virginia
 

“Silence, Style, and the Canon in Joyce's ‘Oxen of the Sun'”

Meg Rennix , University of Virginia
 

“Extending the Sublime: The Truth of the Vorticist Aesthetic”

Scott Selisker , University of Virginia
 

“Ma-terra-iality: War Terror and the Toothsome Book-Object in Gertrude Stein's The World is Round

Eric Rettberg, University of Virginia
7:00-9:00 Closing Reception (Starr Hill Brewery, 709 West Main Street)