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Mod Bods: Modernism and the Body

2013 Graduate Student Symposium

Conference will begin Friday, February 22nd in the Business Building Rooms 8 and 9. All sessions and speakers in BU 8 & 9 unless otherwise noted.  Sessions and keynote addresses are free and open to the public.


Session 1: Friday 1:00PM-2:30PM
“Gendered Bodies: Courts, Language, and Travel”

Paula Collucci, Washington University: “Bending to Their Will: Gender in the Shakespearean Trojan Court”

Leighanne Allen, The University of Wyoming: “Exclamations, Tender Tones, Fond Tears: Women’s Sentimental Language of the Body”

Charles Fournier, The University of Wyoming: “The Severing Moral Geography of the Ocean: Geoffrey Crayon’s Transformation”

Eric Izznat, The University of Colorado-Boulder: "Cut-Up Drug Visions: The Yage-Induced Origins of William S. Burrough's Psychedelic Style"

Session 2: Friday 3:00PM-4:30PM
“The Liminal Body of Modernism: War, Time, and Myth”

Kait McNamee, The University of Colorado Denver: “Fear No More: Liminal Spaces and Bodies in Time in Mrs. Dalloway

Harry Whitlock III, The University of Wyoming: “The Legislators of the World: the Body of the Soldier and the Body of the Poet in Wilfred Owen’s ‘S.I.W.’”

Aaron Graham, The University of Wyoming: “Nam Sibyllam Quidem Cumis: The Mythic Body of the Cumaean Sibyl and how we Read Allusion in The Waste Land

Keynote Address: Friday 5:00PM-6:00PM

Dr. Ron Schuchard, Emory University: “The Man Who Suffers and the Mind Which Creates in The Waste Land.”

Reception: Friday 7:00PM-8:00PM Mathison Library, Hoyt Hall 212

Coffee Talk: Saturday 9:00AM-10:00AM Cooper Carriage House

Session 3: Saturday 10:00AM-11:30AM
“Non-Human, and Undead Bodies”

T. Nordin de Saillan, The University of Colorado Boulder: “Body of the Beast: Nonhuman Animals as Sites of Power in Joyce’s Ulysses”

Erica Tom, Rutgers University: “Bridling Bodies: The Fraught Functions of Riding in Art and Action”

Grace Heneks, The University of Colorado Denver: “‘Dollars Damn Me’: Placing Melville’s “Bartleby” within Contemporary Zombie Discourse”

Lunch: Saturday 11:30AM-1:00PM Cooper Carriage House

Keynote Address: Saturday 1:00PM-2:00PM

Dr. Michelle Jarman, University of Wyoming: "Underground Bodies -- Contingent Minds"

Session 4: Saturday 2:30PM-4:00PM
“The Affective Body: Power, Control, and Shame”

Courtney Carlisle, The University of Wyoming: “The Body is a Warehouse of Shame: Milton and the English People”

David Bray, The University of Wyoming: “The Villains’ Version: Capote’s Nonfiction Novel as a Rhetoric of Sympathy”

J.J. Clark, The University of Colorado Denver: “The Mind, the Body, and the City: Emptiness as Control in The Handmaid’s Tale

Bonnie Hanson, The University of Wyoming: “The Ties that Bind: Captivity in the Novels of Nella Larson”

Session 5: Saturday 4:15PM-5:45PM
“The Constructed Body: Gender, Diagnoses, and Rhetoric”

Anne Mook, The University of Wyoming: “The Body of Women: Italy's Showgirls”

Kenny Thompson, The University of Wyoming: “‘Bloody Progress’: Myth and Fredrick Jackson Turner’s Frontier Thesis in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian

Matt Perkins, The University of Wyoming: “How the West was Written: the Rhetoric of Genre and Reception in the Literature of Cormac McCarthy”

Lindsey Grubbs, The University of Wyoming: “Lauren Slater and the Experts: The Disciplinary Control of Diagnosis”



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