2008 Conference - Schedule

One-Hundred-Sixth Annual Conference
November 7-8, 2008
Pomona College
Claremont, California

Sponsored by Pomona College, Scripps College, and Bryn Mawr College

Summary of Meeting Times

Thursday, November 6, 2008

5:00-8:00pm - Executive Committee Meeting

Friday, November 7, 2008

8:30-10:00am - Session 1 (1-8)

1.1 Medieval Literature
1.2 Nineteenth Century British Literature and Culture
1.3 Children's Literature (I): When is a Girl a Princess?
1.4 Violence and Representation: Media Representation of Violence
1.5 Travel Writing/Writing
1.6 Women and Work
1.7 Spanish & Portuguese Latin American Literature I: "La violencia" in Latin American Letters
1.8 Composition and Rhetoric (I)

10:15-11:45am - Session 2 (1-9)

2.1 Scandinavian Session
2.2 Violence and Representation: Border Crossing: Appropriation through literature, cinema and the arts during and after World War Two
2.3 American Literature pre-1865
2.4 Chaucer and Related Topics
2.5 Modern Austrian Literature and Culture
2.6 Autobiography
2.7 Film and Literature
2.8 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
2.9 Magic and Witchcraft

12:00-1:15pm - Lunch and Presidential Address: "The Insider as Outsider: Representations of the Bourgeoisie in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna," Imke Meyer

1:45-3:15pm - Session 3 (1-9)

3.1 Violence and Representation: Epistemologies of War in Philosophy, Fiction, and Film
3.2 American Literature Post-1865 (I): Travel, Transitions, Transformations
3.3 Beowulf and Related Topics
3.4 Children’s Literature (II): Authors, Subversion, and Other Fantasies
3.5 Représentation de la violence dans les textes féminins:  WIF Session (I)
3.6 Spanish & Portuguese Latin American Literature II: Nature & Sexuality in Latin American Letters
3.7 Marriage and the Family in Literature
3.8 Indigenous Literatures and Languages of the Pacific Rim
3.9 Milton

3:30-5:00pm - Session 4 (1-9)

4.1 Classics: Greek
4.2 Comparative Literature
4.3 Gay and Lesbian Studies
4.4 Teaching with the Internet and Technology
4.5 Asian and Asian-American Literature: A Cognitive Mapping of the Pacific Rim
4.6 Violence and Representation: Combatants and Victims
4.7 Religion et textes de femmes:  WIF Session (II)
4.8 CANCELLED - American Literature post-1865 (II): Violence and Cultural Assimilation
4.9 Science Fiction

5:15-6:45pm - Forum: "Violence and Representation" (preceded by 15-minute business meeting)

6:45-8:00pm - Reception

Saturday, November 8, 2008

8:30-10:00am - Session 5 (1-8)

5.1 Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus
5.2 Violence and Representation: Persecution
5.3 Classics: Latin (I)
5.4 Critical Theory
5.5 Spanish and Portuguese Literature: Peninsular (I)
5.6 Literature and the Other Arts
5.7 Italian Literature
5.8 Violence and Representation: Violence, Modernism, and the Modern State

10:15-11:45am - Session 6 (1-9)

6.1 Shakespeare and the Low
6.2 Surveillance and Voyeurism in Contemporary Cultures
6.3 Oceanic Literatures and Cultures: Contested Visions of Hawai’i     
6.4 English Literature post-1700 (I)
6.5 Classics: Latin (II)
6.6 History of American Literary Criticism 1900-50s
6.7 Violence and Representation: Memory
6.8 L'immigration en France: WIF Session (III)
6.9 Composition and Rhetoric (II): Identity and the Composition Classroom

12:00-1:15pm - Luncheon and Plenary Address: "Western Lanscapes: Sublime Nature in Distress," Sabine Wilke

1:30-3:00pm - Session 7 (1-9)

7.1 English Literature pre-1700
7.2 Literature and Religion
7.3 Violence and Representation: The Role of Literature in Coming to Terms with Violence
7.4 Post-Colonial Women's Writing
7.5 African-American Literature
7.6 Spanish and Portuguese Literature: Peninsular (II)
7.7 French Revolution and German Art
7.8 Futurity and the Style of the Modern
7.9 Cultural Economies

3:15-4:45pm - Session 8 (1-8)

8.1 French and Francophone Literature: Pushing the Borders, or Myth and "le voyage de l'écriture"
8.2 Poetry and Poetics
8.3 Food, Literature, and Film
8.4 Germanics (I)
8.5 Violence and Representation: U.S. Contexts
8.6 English Literature post-1700 (II)
8.7 Latin American Film and Literature
8.8 Place and Community-based Language Pedagogies

5:00-6:30pm - Session 9 (1-8)

9.1 Germanics (II): Visual Narratives
9.2 Fictions of Honor and Violence in the Old South
9.3 Linguistics
9.4 Women in Literature
9.5 Violence and Representation: Modern Asian Literatures and Film
9.6 Folklore and Mythology
9.7 Cinéma Francophone
9.8 Ancient-Modern Literary Relations