Thursday, October 1, 2009

MCEA conference

Michigan College English Association Conference

IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Eastern Michigan University
Student Center, 900 Oakwood St, Ypsilanti 48197
Friday, October 2, 2009

REGISTRATION: 8:30 to 9:30 and throughout the day

SESSION ONE – 9:30 to 10:45

Session 1A -- Poetry in Crisis Times (Room 302)

Presenters: David Settle, Grand Rapids Community College, “ ‘dear Jim:’ Poetry, Perspective, and Personalization”

Zenobia Joseph, U Texas at Austin, "Neverending Noose"

Martha Vertreace-Doody, Kennedy-King College, "Elizabeth Caldwell Duncan and Other Poems"

Moderator: Janet Heller, Western Michigan University


Session 1B – The Gothic and the Unconventional (Room 330)

Presenters: Robert Stevens, Eastern Michigan University, "Monstrous Persuasions: Uses of the Gothic in Frederick Douglass's My Bondage and My Freedom"

Ahmed Bashi, Eastern Michigan University, "Mom, Baseball, Marianne Moore-- the Puella Aeterna as a Literary Project"

Moderator: Abby Coykendall, Eastern Michigan University

Session 1C – New Directions in Rhetorical Studies (Room 352)

Presenters: Phil Arrington, Eastern Michigan University, "A Saving Doubt - Exploring the Meaning of an American Anti-Religion Movement"

Caleb Brokaw, Eastern Michigan University, "Hell as Rhetorical Invention in Tertullian"

Beth Church, Bowling Green State University, “A Time of Crisis, A Time of Blame?
A Heuristic Model for Analyzing Rhetoric That Criticizes – and Builds Community”

Moderator: Phil Arrington, Eastern Michigan University
SESSION TWO – 11:00 to 12:15

Session 2A – Flexible Habits of Mind: First-Year Composition in a Changing America (Room 330)

Presenters:
Clarinda Flannery and Diane Benton, Eastern Michigan University

Moderator: John Dunn


Session 2B – Gender in Wartime (Room 300)

Presenters: Bernie Miller, Eastern Michigan U, "Helen and Peitho’s Prism: Reflections of Women and War"

Cassandra Miller, University of Michigan, "The Iliad and the Persistence of Tribalization: Analyzing Gender Roles in War"

Kathryn Christolear, CSU Northridge, "The Duality of Peter Walsh in a Moment of Crisis: Juxtaposing Intersection and Isolation in Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway"

Moderator: Elisabeth Daumer, Eastern Michigan University


Session 2C – Art in Times of Crisis (Room 302)

Presenters:
Lori May, "How Creative Writers Adapt to Technology in During Tough Economic Times"

Scott Still, Henry Ford CC, "If You Can Keep Your Head: The Steadying Hand of Art in Times of Crisis"

Lindsay Gorman, University of Michigan - Dearborn, "On The Crucible"

Moderator: Ed Demerly, CEA

Session 2D – Crisis and the Classroom (Room 352)

Presenters: Joyce Meier, U Michigan, "From Political to Personal- and Back: Negotiating Crisis in a Community-Based Writing Program"

Angela Hathikhanavala, Henry Ford Community College, “Real-World” Becomes Real: Problem-Based Learning and a Campus Shooting"

Robert Scott, Ohio Northern University, Assessing the Uneasy Use of Adjunct Faculty at One Small College

Moderator: Loretta Woolard, Marygrove College


LUNCH AND GUEST SPEAKERS – 12:30 to 1:45 (Room 310)

Featured Speakers: Sari Adelson and Mary Heinen, Coordinators, Prison Creative Arts Project, a project that collaborates with incarcerated youth and adults, Urban youth, and the formerly incarcerated to do creative expression, especially in theater, poetry, and art.


SESSION THREE – 2:00 to 3:15

Session 3A – “I’m Across the Hall”—Student Writing in the English Department: Tensions and Opportunities from the Perspectives of Composition, Literature, and the Writing Center (Room 330)

Presenters: John Dunn, Joseph Lieberman, Natalie Tomlin, Marlena Goodsitt, Eastern Michigan University


Session 3B – Radical Past, Radical Future (Room 352)

Presenters: Adam Mitchell, Eastern Michigan University, "Zamyatin's We and Technological Advancement: De-Railing the Progress Narrative"

Brad Romans, Eastern Michigan University, “Now We’ll Burst with All Our Greatness”: Utopian Labor in Karel ńĆapek’s Rossum’s Universal Robots"

Patrick Manning, Eastern Michigan University, "The Crisis of Double Consciousness and the Communist Party in Lloyd Brown’s Iron City"

Moderator: Charles Cunningham, Eastern Michigan University


Session 3C – Crisis and Culture (Room 302)

Presenters:
Matthew Cicci, Central Michigan University, “Adorno, the Base-Superstructure Model, and ISAs: A Map through the Culture Industry”

Arvid Sponberg, Valparaiso University, "Crises in Playwriting in Chicago 1950-2009"

Moderator: Ed Demerly, CEA
MCEA Brief Business Meeting – 3:30 to 4:15 (Room 302)

We welcome all MCEA members and conference participants to come and give us their ideas for future conferences.

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