The following reflects our current schedule for the 2010 SASCOL conference; we do not expect many changes to occur. Please note that the reception and award ceremony will take place as the final event of our day; we will host this event in the ETSU Slocumb Gallery. All other events will take place on the second floor of Burleson Hall, the home of ETSU's Literature and Language Department. Should eve nts necessitate changes in the schedule, we will post them as soon as possible. Beginning in August 2008, ETSU became a smoke-free campus.
9:15-9:45—Registration (second floor foyer)
9:30-9:45—Welcome (Professor Katherine Weiss; Arts & Sciences Dean Gordon Anderson)
9:45-10:50—Session 1 (Concurrent Presentations)
Shakespeare (Burleson 201), Moderator: Dr. Robert Sawyer, ETSU
Postmodern Fiction (Burleson 202), Dr. Kevin O'Donnell, ETSU
10:55-12:00—Session 2 (Concurrent Presentations)
20th Century American Literature (Burleson 201), Moderator: Dr. Michael Sean Bolton, ETSU
Film and Culture (Burleson 202), Moderator: Dr. William Crooke, ETSU
Social Repression and Its Impact on Creativity (Burleson 201), Moderator: Dr. Shawna Lichtenwalner, ETSU
19th Century American Literature (Burleson 201), Moderator: Dr. Mark Holland, ETSU
4:00-4:45—Session 5 (Burleson 201)
Keynote Address: "The Classroom in Poe's 'The Man of the Crowd'" by Professor Mark Noble, Georgia State University
5:00-6:30—Closing Events at the Slocumb Gallery—Ball Hall of ETSU Campus
Acoustic Coffeehouse: A warm, bohemian atmosphere that provides a good place to meet friends after work, the Acoustic Coffeehouse is a favorite watering hole for faculty members in the Literature and Language Department. Nice selection of import and local brews on tap. Bar food available, including many vegetarian selections. Music venue in the evenings.
The Alley Cat: This sandwich shop is walking distance from the university and a favorite with ETSU students and faculty. Try their homemade Hummus wrap. Beer is available on tap and in bottles.
Cranberries: Local caf? that features freshly prepared soups of the day, homemade quiches, and salads of all types. This bright and sunny little caf? has become such a popular lunchtime spot that it has increased its hours and is now open also open for dinner.
El Charolais Mexican Taqueria: Authentic Mexican and a favorite with members of the ETSU Literature and Language Department. Try the Fish Taco or Chile Colorado; hearty vegetarian cuisine such as the Spinach Enchilada satisfies even the most dedicated carnivore in the group, too..
Poor Richard's On Campus: Poor Richard's is an institution in Johnson City and, some say, serves the best sweet tea in the Tri-Cities. It is a favorite bar/deli hangout just next door to the ETSU. Lots of college atmosphere.