REGULAR AND ALLIED SESSIONS
Calls For Papers
November 1-3, 2007
March 16, 2007
Papers or 500 word abstracts must be submitted to section chairs. Section
Chairs please note: Abstracts as well as papers are acceptable.
April 9, 2007
Section programs submitted to Convention Coordinator, Grady C. Wray,
SCMLA, University of Oklahoma, 104 Fourth Street, Baker, B47, Norman,
OK 73019-6410. Paper titles must be included for publication in the
May 14, 2007
All participants must be SCMLA members for program listing, and to ensure
receipt of convention materials.
• Members of the Executive Committee may not serve as section officers.
They may, however, deliver papers.
• Regular/Allied section chairs may deliver a paper, but only in a section
other than their own. Regular/Allied section secretaries and special session
chairs may deliver papers in their own session.
• No individual may deliver more than one paper or chair more than one
session at any SCMLA meeting.
• Papers are NOT to be read in sessions when panelists do not attend the
convention unless some special circumstance prevented the panelist from attending.
*Section chairs are responsible for notifying the SCMLA office in writing
of any changes to their panels.
AFRICAN/AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE: Switching
Currents of Hybridity On/Off. Many African Americans can claim more than one racial
identity, creating hybrid identities. Papers are needed that explore
characters that switch from one identity to another.
Chair: Juluette Bartlett-Pack, DeVry U/U of Phoenix, Dept. of General
Education, Houston, TX 77041; email@example.com
Secretary: Violet Bryan, Xavier U of Louisiana
AMERICAN LITERATURE I: LITERATURE BEFORE 1900: “Not
that Foucault . . .” American Representations of Power from the
Virgin to the Dynamo. The concept of Power changed during the nineteenth
the sorts of power that humans could control dramatically expanded. Papers
investigating changed, innovative, or problematic strategies that early
American writers from the colonial periods to 1900 used to represent
the relationships between humans and power are welcome. Please email
500 word abstracts.
Chair: Richard McLamore, McMurray U, Dept. of English, Abilene, TX 79602;
AMERICAN LITERATURE II: LITERATURE AFTER 1900: Musical
Currents in American Literature. This session welcomes papers
that consider the rich interplay between music and literary texts.
Chair: Doris Davis, Texas A&M University-Texarkana,
Dept. of English, Texarkana, TX 75505; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Scott Peller, Wayne State U
APPLIED LINGUISTICS: Open Topic
Chair: Anxton Olarrea, U of Arizona, Dept. of Spanish, Tucson, 85721
Secretary: Linda McManness, Baylor U
AUSTRALASIAN LITERATURE AND FILM: Open Topic
Chair: Nicholas Birns, Eugene Lang Coll./The New School, Dept. of Literature,
New York, NY 10003; email@example.com
Secretary: Belinda Wheeler, Indiana U Purdue U Indianapolis
AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND BIOGRAPHY: Open Topic
Chair: Amy Murphy, San Antonio Coll.; Dept. of English,
San Antonio, TX 78212; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Kacy Tillman, U of Mississippi
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND TEXTUAL CRITICISM: Open Topic
Chair: Rachel Hertz, U of Texas at Austin, Dept. of English, Austin,
TX 78712; email@example.com
Secretary: Justin Tremel, U of Texas at Austin
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: Current Approaches to
Children’s Literature. This panel welcomes proposals for papers
examining contemporary or ‘current’ and innovative approaches
to children’s and adolescent literature. Methods might include
concepts such as abjections, post-colonialism, multiculturalism, feminisms,
or other applicable treatments.
Chair: Susan Stewart, Texas A&M-Commerce, Dept. of Literature and
Languages, Commerce, TX 75429;
Secretary: Andrea Miller, Texas A&M Commerce
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: Open Topic
Chair: Myra Salcedo, U of Texas-Arlington, Dept. of English,
Arlington, TX 76013; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Corrada Biazzo Curry, John Cabot U-Rome
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN ENGLISH AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES: Foreign Language
Chair: Wooseong Yeom, Dept. of English, U of Texas at Austin
1 University Station, Austin TX 78712; email@example.com
Secretary: John Jones, U of Texas-Austin
ENGLISH I: OLD AND MIDDLE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: Open Topic
Chair: George Klawitter, St. Edward’s U, Dept. of English, Austin,
TX 78704; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Jacob Blevins, McNeese State U
ENGLISH II: RENAISSANCE LITERATURE EXCLUDING DRAMA: Open Topic
Chair: Jacob Blevins, McNeese State U, Dept. of Languages, Lake Charles,
LA 70605; email@example.com
Secretary: Raymond-Jean Frontain, U of Central Arkansas
ENGLISH III: RESTORATION AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE: Open
Chair: Ed Cameron, U of Texas - Pan American, Dept. of English, Edinburg,
TX 78541-2999; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Linda Belau, U of Texas - Pan American
ENGLISH IV: NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE: Cross
Currents in 19th Century British Literature. Investigations of the various ideologies
and issues confronted in nineteenth-century British literature.
Chair: Lynn Alexander, U of Tennessee - Martin, Dept. of English, Martin,
TN 38238; email@example.com
Secretary: Stephen Severn, West Texas A&M U
ENGLISH V: TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE: Open Topic
Chair: Laura Long, Lynchburg Coll., Dept. of English,
Lynchburg, VA 24501;
ENGLISH VI: GENERAL LINGUISTICS: Linguistic Undercurrents:
The structure and use of language underlies most of what we do. Papers are invited
on all aspects of language use: language and media, language and gender,
Chair: Nancy Antrim, Sul Ross State U, Dept. of Languages and Literature,
Alpine, TX 79830; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Patricia Smith, Fitchburg State Coll.
FILM: Open Topic
Chair: Lori Rowlett, U of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Dept. of Philosophy and
Religious Studies, Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004;
FOLKLORE: The Blues, The Bluff, and the Delta: Folklore and the Mississippi
Chair: Wanda G. Addison, U of Louisiana-Lafayette, Dept. of
English, Lafayette, LA 70501; email@example.com
Secretary: Cheryl Wiltse, Collin County Community Coll.
FRENCH I: LINGUISTICS AND LITERATURE TO 1600: Open Topic
Chair: Logan Whalen, U of Oklahoma, Dept. of Modern Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics,
780 Van Vleet Oval, Rm 202, Norman, OK, 73019-2032; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Valerie Wilhite, U of South Carolina Aiken
FRENCH II: LITERATURE 1600 - 1850: Open Topic
Chair: Kristi Krumnow, U of South Carolina, Dept. of French, Columbia,
SC 29208; email@example.com
Secretary: Logan J. Connors, Louisiana State U
FRENCH III: LITERATURE AFTER 1850: Ennui, Hysteria,
Trauma: The Modern Discontents. This panel will explore currents in French literatures from
1850 to the present.
Chair: Melissa Bailar, Rice U, Humanities Research Center, Houston, TX
Secretary: Stuart McClintock, Midwestern State U
FRESHMAN ENGLISH AND ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Currents
in First Year Composition.
Where is composition - its theory and practice - at the current moment?
Where and what are the sparks? What characterizes its steady flow?
Chair: Donna Dunbar-Odom, Texas A&M - Commerce, Dept. of Literatures
and Languages, Commerce, TX 75429;
Secretary: Lori Rios, Texas A&M - Kingsville
GENDER AND RACE IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY
LITERATURE: Changing Landscape of Women’s and Men’s Roles
in 20th Century Literature. Submit abstracts that address the changing
landscape in literature dealing with womanism, feminism, and masculinity
in 20th and 21st century literature.
Chair: Violet Harrington Bryan, Xavier U of Louisiana,
Dept. of English, New Orleans, LA 70125; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Elizabeth Brown-Guillory, U of Houston
GERMAN I: LINGUISTICS, LITERATURE AND CULTURE BEFORE 1700: Open Topic
Chair: Caroline Huey, U of Louisiana - Lafayette, Dept. of Modern Languages,
Lafayette, LA 70504; email@example.com
Secretary: Anja Moering, U of Texas at Austin
GERMAN II: LITERATURE AND CULTURE FROM 1700 TO 1890: Open Topic
Chair: Yasser D. Djaezaerly, Sam Houston State U, Dept. of English and
Foreign Languages, Huntsville, TX 77320; firstname.lastname@example.org
GERMAN III: LITERATURE AND CULTURE FROM 1890 TO PRESENT: Culture,
Aesthetic, Text. What place is left for close reading and textual or aesthetic questions
in cultural approaches? Must the latter subsume any close reading or
not? Comparativist or interdisciplinary (anthropological, sociological)
submissions are welcome. Topics could include Geertz’s New Historicism
or Elaine Scarry's call for a return to aesthetics.
Chair: Larson Powell, Texas A&M U, Europ. & Class. Langs, TAMU
4215, College Station, TX 77843; email@example.com
Secretary: Laura Sager, University of Texas-Austin
GERMAN WOMEN WRITERS: Currents and Current (Cross-)
Connections among German Women Writers. Please submit abstracts via email.
Chair: Karin Schestokat, Oklahoma State U, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Mariana Ivanova, U of Texas at Austin
HISPANIC LITERATURE WRITTEN IN THE UNITED STATES: Open Topic
Chair: Cida Chase, Oklahoma State U, Dept.
of Foreign Languages & Literature, email@example.com
Secretary: Gwendolyn Díaz, St. Mary’s U.
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN THE HUMANITIES: Open Topic
Chair: Thomas Bonner Jr., Xavier U of Louisiana, Dept. of
English, New Orleans, LA 70125; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Christopher J. Krejci, Louisiana State U - Baton Rouge
IRISH LITERATURE: Currents and Chronology: Language
and Myth(s) in Irish Poetry. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: What are the
influences of language (i.e., use of Ulsterisms, Irish words and phrases
as markers, etc.) on the reception of Irish writers and poets to a larger
audience? Issues of the construction of an Irish feminine poetic by writers
such as Ní Chuilleanáin and other contemporary poets? How
did the practices of earlier Irish writers anticipate shifts in modern
or contemporary Irish aesthetics? What does the use of Celtic and Norse
mythology in modern Irish literature represent about the construction
of a nationalist identity and literature? Possible authors include Seamus
Heaney, Thomas Kinsella and Eleain Ní Chuilleanáin, but
should not be restricted to contemporary authors. Abstracts/proposals
should be of 500 words, with final papers suitable for a 20 minute presentation.
Abstracts should be submitted by February 10, 2007.
Chair: Christopher Flavin, Southern Illinois U, Faner Hall 2380, Dept.
of English, Carbondale, IL 62901; email@example.com
Secretary: Justin Parks, U of New Mexico
ITALIAN LITERATURE: The Italian Literature panel invites abstracts that
meet the conference theme of “Currents” in Italian Literature.
Topics that address a broad range of intersecting and changing landscapes
from the Renaissance to the present are welcomed. Please e-mail abstracts
with an interdisciplinary approach (bilingual welcomed) of 250 words
to the session chair by the DEADLINE February 14th, 2007:
Chair: Holly A. Schullo, McNeese State U; firstname.lastname@example.org
LITERATURE AND POLITICS: Open Topic
Chair: Joshua Fenton, U of California - Riverside, Dept. of English,
Riverside, CA 92521; email@example.com
Secretary: Jenna Wright, U of Tennessee at Martin
LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY: Currents in Literary Theory and Criticism
Chair: Victoria Smith, Texas State U-San Marcos, Dept. of English, San
Marcos, TX 78666-4616; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Gwendolyn Diaz, St. Mary’s U,
LITERATURE AND PSYCHOLOGY: Open Topic
Chair: John G. Morris, Cameron U, Dept. of English and Foreign Languages,
Lawton, OK 73505; email@example.com
Secretary: Trish Robillard, U of Arkansas - Pine Bluff
MODERN DRAMA: Open Topic
Chair: Doug Norman, St. Edward’s U, University Programs, Austin,
TX 78704; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Hyunjung Lee, U of Texas - Austin
NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE: Open Topic
Chair: Rebecca Hooker, U of New Mexico, Dept. of English,
Albuquerque, NM 87131; email@example.com
Secretary: Stephanie Gustafson, U of New Mexico
PORTUGUESE-BRAZILIAN: Luso-Brazilian Literature
and Culture. Papers
that explore all areas and periods of Luso-Brazilian literature and culture
will be considered. To present a paper please submit an abstract in English,
Spanish or Portuguese of 300 words or less. Requests for the formation
of special sessions organized around a specific topic, author or work
will be considered. Abstracts must be submitted by March 15, 2007.
Chair: Maria Fernandez-Babineaux, Texas A&M U-Commerce; firstname.lastname@example.org
REGIONAL FICTION WRITERS: Open Topic
Original fiction by SCMLA members.
Chair: Tom Williams, Arkansas State U, Dept. of English
& Philosophy, State University, AR 72467; email@example.com
Secretary: Terry Dalrymple, Angelo State U
REGIONAL POETS GROUP: Open Topic
Original poetry by SCMLA members.
Chair: Holly Schullo, McNeese State U; firstname.lastname@example.org
RENAISSANCE DRAMA: Shakespeare on the World Stage. This session invites
proposals that explore any aspect of Shakespeare on the world stage including
television and film.
Chair: James M. Palmer, Prairie View A&M U, Dept. of Languages and
Communications, Prairie View, TX 77446; email@example.com
Secretary: J. Caitlin Finlayson, U of Texas - Dallas
RHETORIC: Open Topic
Chair: Lori Rios, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Dept. of Languages and Literature,
Kingsville, TX 78363; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Elise Flanagan, Texas A&M U - Commerce
RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND METHODOLOGY: Open Topic
Chair: Hyongsup Kim, U of Texas - Austin; Dept. of Slavic and Eurasian
Studies, Austin, TX 78712; email@example.com
Secretary: Mark Hopkins, U of Texas - Austin
RUSSIAN LITERATURE: Open Topic
Chair: Anna Katsnelson, U of Texas at Austin; Dept. of Comparative Literature,
Austin, TX 78712; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Emily S. R. Liverman, U of Texas at Austin
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY LITERATURE: Currents
in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Isaac Asimov once wrote of Currents in Space, but the theme
need not be that specific. It would be good if one or two papers matched
the conference theme.
Chair: Joe R. Christopher, Tarleton State U, Dept. of English, Box T-0300,
Stephenville, TX 76402; email@example.com
Secretary: Stephanie Gustafson, U of New Mexico
SHORT FICTION: THEORY AND CRITICISM: Musical Currents
in Short Fiction.
Given the conference theme, preference will be given to papers on prose
rhythm generally or in rock or blues in short fiction.
Chair: Terry Dalrymple, Angelo State U, Dept. of English, San Angelo,
TX 76909; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Paul Juhasz, Tarleton State U
SLAVIC AND EASTERN EUROPEAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES: Open Topic
Chair: Magdalena Tarnawska, DePauw U, 400 S. Locust St, Greencastle,
IN 46135; email@example.com
Secretary: Joanna Madloch, Monclair State U
SOUTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION OF DEPARTMENTS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
AND DEPARTMENTS OF ENGLISH: Open Topic
Chair: Dan Jones, Texas A&M U, Academic Affairs, 5201 University
Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041; firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTHERN LITERATURE: Open Topic
Chair: Phyllis Bridges, Texas Woman’s U, Dept. of English, Denton,
TX 76204; email@example.com
Secretary: Delores Zumwalt, Collin County Community Coll.
SOUTHWESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE: Open Topic
Papers on any genre, focus on region’s culture.
Chair: William Brannon, Collin County Community Coll. District - Spring
Creek, Dept. of English, Plano, TX 75074; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Delores Duboise, Texas Tech U
SPANISH I: LITERATURE BEFORE 1700: Open Topic
Chair: Linda Belau, U of Texas - Pan American, Dept. of English, Edinburg,
TX 78541; email@example.com
Secretary: Paul Larson, Baylor U
SPANISH II: LITERATURE AFTER 1700: Open Topic
Chair: Jan Evans, Baylor U, Dept. of Modern Foreign Language, One Bear
Place #97393, Waco, TX 76798; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Jorge Zamora, Texas Tech U
SPANISH III: SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE BEFORE 1945: Open Topic
Chair: Susana Perea-Fox, Oklahoma State U, Dept. of Foreign Languages,
Stillwater, OK 74078; email@example.com
Secretary: Nuri L. Creager, Oklahoma State U
SPANISH IV: SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE AFTER 1945: Return
to the ‘Boom’
Chair: Lucero Tenorio Gavin, Oklahoma State U, Dept. of Foreign Languages,
Stillwater, OK 74078; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: César Ferreira, U of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
SPANISH V: LINGUISTICS: Open Topic
Chair: Lucia I. Llorente, Berry Coll. Dept. of Foreign Languages, Rome,
GA 30149; email@example.com
Secretary: Deborah Arteaga, U of Las Vegas
TECHNICAL WRITING: Open Topic
This session is particularly interested in papers that deal with issues
of documentation and technical communication. We would also especially
welcome papers from new scholars and graduate students.
Chair: Steven Severn, West Texas A&M U,
Secretary: Linda Gray, Oral Roberts U
WAR, LITERATURE & THE ARTS: A Symposium.
This is a panel that weaves aspects of war within literature and the
arts. The panel has an open
topic and 500-600 words abstracts are welcome if received by 3/15/07.
Chair: Moira Di Mauro-Jackson, Texas State U, Dept. of Modern Languages,
San Marcos, TX 78666; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Elizabeth Cawns, Louisiana State U
WOMEN OF COLOR: The Ebb and Flow of Music and Dance in Black Women’s
Literature. Submit abstracts that address the role and function of dance
and/or blues, jazz, gospel, and spirituals in
moving/advancing plot and theme in Black Women’s literature.
Chair: Elizabeth Brown-Guillory, U of Houston, Dept. of English, Houston,
TX 77204-3013; email@example.com
Secretary: Ravyn Wilson, U of Mississippi
WOMEN’S CAUCUS OF THE SCMLA: Now that you’ve come so far,
Baby! Who were we? Who are we? And, who will we be? The activist phase
of feminine/feminist faculty is who we were; now we’re senior professors.
So what’s left for us and the new generation of women faculty?
Chair: Debra D. Andrist, U of St. Thomas, Dept. of Modern & Classical
Languages, Houston, TX 77479; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Christina Vick, Louisiana State U - Eunice
Allied Session Calls for Papers
ASOCIACIÓN de LITERATURA FEMENINA HISPÁNICA: Currents
in Hispanic Women’s Literature
Chair: Sandra Herron, Collin County Community Coll., Dept. of Spanish,
Plano, TX 75075; email@example.com
Secretary: Debra D. Andrist, St. Thomas U
CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE: Open Topic
Chair: Rose M. Johnson, Dallas Baptist U, Dept. of English, Dallas, TX
Secretary: Rebecca Dark, Dallas Baptist U
THE EUDORA WELTY SOCIETY: Open Topic
Any aspect of Welty’s work, life, or critical reception is welcome.
However, since Welty wrote extensively about the forces of time and the
flow of life throughout the state, including the Natchez trace, papers
related to the theme “Currents” are encouraged. Please send
abstracts by March 30, 2007.
Chair: Delores Natale, Westminster Coll., Dept. of English and Public
Relations, New Wilmington, PA 16172;
Secretary: Jean Griffith, Oklahoma State U
FLANNERY O’CONNOR SOCIETY: Fresh Critical
Currents in O’Connor
Studies. Papers will focus on emerging strains of critical thought in
O’Connor studies, including those that explore O’Connor’s
work in light of cultural studies, post-colonial studies, disabilities
studies, history-of-the-book studies, and the like.
Chair: Mark S. Graybill, Widener U, Dept. of English, Chester, PA 19013;
Secretary: Noah Mass, U of Texas at Austin
GAY AND LESBIAN STUDIES CAUCUS: Queer Spaces, Queer Times
Chair: Alla Ivanchikova, U of Manitoba, 533 Tefler Street, Winnipeg,
MB R3G2Y4; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Francisco R Pérez, Midland Technical
INTERNATIONAL COURTLY LITERATURE SOCIETY: Open Topic
Chair: Joseph Sullivan, U of Oklahoma, Dept. of Modern Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics,
Norman, OK 73019-2032;
Secretary: Rupert T. Pickens, U of Kentucky
SOCIETY FOR CRITICAL EXCHANGE: In keeping with the conference theme "Currents," this
panel welcomes proposals for papers on the topic of currents, especially
those that deal with “rivers” and “borders.” Topics
might include, but are not limited to, literary aspects of currents and
rivers (examples, rivers as borders, bodies of water in literature, currents
and criticism, etc.).
Chair: Francisco R. Pérez, Midlands Technical Coll.,
Department of Humanities, P.O. Box 2408, Columbia, SC 29202; email@example.com
Secretary: Michelle Johnson Vela, Texas A&M U
SOUTH CENTRAL AMERICAN DIALECT SOCIETY: Open Topic.Discussing
issues of dialect.
Chair: Cameron Hunt-Logan, U of South Florida, Dept. of English, Tampa,
FL 33620; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Michael Dressman, U of Houston
SOUTH CENTRAL AMERICAN NAME SOCIETY: Open Topic
Chair: RaShell Smith-Spears, Jackson State U, email@example.com
SOUTH CENTRAL COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION: Whirlpools,
Riptides, Ripples: Teaching Theories in the College English Classroom. Keeping in the spirit
of “Currents,” the discussion should be focused on the reaction
of the students (or response) to the use of literary or rhetorical teaching
theories in the College English classroom; making a connection to one
or more of the “currents” metaphors.
Chair: Judy Donaldson, Paul Quinn Coll., Dept. of Arts and Sciences,
Dallas, TX 75234; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Chris Bundrick, U of Mississippi
WOMEN IN FRENCH: Fluids. Going with the flow, swimming against the stream—fluids
as a metaphor or theme. Blood, ink, and all other bodily and/or writerly
fluids. Abstracts required by February 5, 2007
Chair: Jeanine Alesch, Texas Christian U, Dept. of Languages and Literature,
U of Utah, 255 South Central campus Drive, Rm 1400, Salt Lake City, UT
Secretary: Kristi L.Krumnow, U of South Carolina
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