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)
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)
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 Čapek’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)
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.