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Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature

Department of Literature and Language

Schedule

SASCOL 2019 Schedule of Events: April 6

Nicewonder Hall, King University

8:30-8:50 a.m.: Registration and Refreshments

8:50 a.m.: Conference Welcome  


Concurrent Session 1                    9:00-10:20 a.m.

Panel A: Modernism and Its Discontents

Chair:  Dr. Erin Kingsley, King University

  • Jenny Leighann Tudor (Undergraduate Student, King University), “‘Do I dare disturb the universe?’: Why Literature Should Not Be Restricted”
  • Jordan Cunningham (Undergraduate Student, King University), “Madmen in Modernism: Septimus and Woolf”
  • Courtney Harvey (Undergraduate Student, King University), “T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land and the Traditional Tarot Deck”

Panel B: Christianity and Literature

Chair: Prof. Brandon Story, King University

  • Lucy Wallitsch (Graduate Student, University of Tennessee-Knoxville), “Biblical Scripting: Christianity and Intellectual Disability in Cooper’s The Deerslayer”
  • Gabrielle Johnson (Undergraduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “Remembering Rousseau during Bellah’s Third Time of Trial: Civil Religion in E. L. Doctorow’s The Book of Daniel”
  • Amanda Nicholson (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “Black Homosexuality in a Christian South: A Queer Studies Analysis of ‘The Foundations of the Earth’”

Panel C:  Gender and Power

Chair:  Dr. Ashley Rattner, East Tennessee State University

  • Scottie Garber (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “The Unsentimental Sentimentalist: A Look at the Parodies of Phoebe          Cary”
  • Kaitlyn Hill (Undergraduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “In  Their Own Hands: Women and Their Power through Storytelling in      World Literature”
  • Alex Anderson (Graduate Student, University of Tennessee-Knoxville), “‘The disturbing element’: Re‑presenting Trina qua Goddess of Discord in Frank Norris’ McTeague”

Concurrent Session 2                    10:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m.

Panel D: Science and Religion in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World         

Chair:  Dr. Erin Kingsley, King University

  • Devan Click (Undergraduate Student, King University), “The Not-So-Fictional Brave New World”
  • Morgan Wilburn (Undergraduate Student, King University), “Where Is God in Our Brave New World? Religion and Humanities in a Modernist Era”
  • Haley Hartzog (Undergraduate Student, King University), “The Cult Aspects of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World”

Panel E: Shakespeare and Pedagogy

Chair: Dr. Joshua Reid, East Tennessee State University

  • Chris Price (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “A Descent into Madness: Teaching William Shakespeare’s Macbeth through Trauma Theory”
  • Brooke Johnson (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “‘Frailty thy name is Woman?’: Teaching Hamlet in an Age of Shifting Gender Identity”
  • Seth Lewis (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), "God Save the Curriculum: Using Punk Rock to Advance Shakespeare in the Secondary Classroom"
  • Mariel (Christy) Story (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “Making Sense of a Strange and Violent World: Teaching Titus Andronicus in the Secondary School AP English Classroom”

Panel F: Appalachian Literature

Chair: Prof. Mary Ellis Rice, Emory & Henry College

  • Morgan Cahill (Undergraduate Student, Emory & Henry College), “Worth a Thousand Words:  How Robert Gipe Uses Illustrations to Enhance the Reader’s Understanding of Dawn and Her Appalachian Identity in Trampoline”
  • Chloe Larby (Undergraduate Student, Emory & Henry College), “Rumor Has It: The Legitimacy of the ‘Curse’ and the Relationship between Superstition and Female Sexuality in Lee Smith’s Oral History”
  • Nina Kerr (Undergraduate Student, Emory & Henry College), “Praise in the Poetry of Old & New Testaments”
  • Melody Lipford (Undergraduate Student, Emory & Henry College),      “Trampoline: Coal’s Psychological Effects on Appalachian Identity”

Concurrent Session 3                    1:00-2:20 p.m.

Panel G:  Literature and Space

Chair:  Keri-Lynn Paulson, King University

  • Lucas Gentry (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “Physical Space and Gendered Enclosures in Jane Eyre”
  • Tucker Foster (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “The Connected Isolate: The City and Alienation in Her and Ghost in the Shell”
  • Daniel Stoll (Undergraduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “Exile Functioning within the Landscape of Dante’s Divine Comedy”

Panel H:  Classical and Renaissance Literature

Chair:  Dr. Joshua Reid, East Tennessee State University

  • Anne-Marie Wilson (Undergraduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “Bentley’s Paradise Lost”
  • Amber Rookstool (Undergraduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “Morality within the Cosmos of John Milton’s Paradise Lost Explained through Orientational and Conceptual Metaphors”
  • Landry Chiles (Undergraduate Student, Belmont University), “The Evolution of Zeus to Jupiter”
  • Lauren Colwell (Graduate Student, Belmont University), “The Sumptuous Shakespearean Stage: The Self-Representation of the Mechanicals’ Play in A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Panel I: The Art of Land and Spirit in Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama

Chair:  Dr. Katherine Weiss, East Tennessee State University

  • Lacy Snapp (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “Rural Ireland’s Revenge: Suppressed Supernatural Trauma and How Abandoning Modernity Is the Only Known Remedy in Conor McPherson’s The Weir"
  • Matthew Gilbert (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “Noh Plays and Shintoism: Exploring the Impact of Japanese Culture in the Plays of W. B. Yeats”
  • Micah McCrotty (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “In Search of Water; Life in At the Hawk’s Well”
  • Diane Mallett-Birkitt (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “Doolally: Untreated Mental Illness in The Beauty Queen of Leenane”

Concurrent Session 4                 2:30-3:50 p.m.

Panel J: Dangerous Crossings: Infection, Queerness, and Intermarriage

Chair: Dr. Thomas Alan Holmes, East Tennessee State University

  • Audrey Cheatham (Graduate Student, University of Tennessee-Knoxville), “The Master Is at Hand: Infection, Madness, and Degeneracy in Bram Stoker’s Dracula”
  • Zoë Hester (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “Heredity, Intermarriage, and Insanity: The Purpose of Literary Tropes of the Southern Gothic in Ellen Glasgow’s ‘Jordan’s End’”
  • Lauren Cottle (Graduate Student, Belmont University), “The Problem of Heteronormativity in A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Panel K: Literature and War

Chair:  Dr. Glenn E. Sanders, King University

  • Harley M. Mercadal (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “The Ecogothic: Supernatural and Surreal Realities Created via Charles Sorley and Robert Graves’ World War I Poetics”
  • Jillian Bailey (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “Finding Their Place: Women’s Gender Roles after World I”
  • Sam Campbell (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “Love in Ruins: How Beckett Uses Love in Waiting for Godot as a Warning for Post-War Audiences”

Panel L: Intertexts

Chair:  Dr. Karen Shaw, King University

  • Amanda G. Sawyers (Recent Graduate Student, ETSU), “Atonement’s Postmodern Adaptation of ‘Heroine Training’: Narcissism, Guilt, and the Absent Mother in Ian McEwan’s ‘Jane Austen Novel'"
  • Emily Price (Undergraduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “Bob Kaufman: The Original Beatnik”
  • Sidney Blevins (Undergraduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “A New Way to See: Film Theory and The Divine Comedy”
  • Karissa Doughty (Graduate Student, East Tennessee State University), “Milton and Whitman: A Study in Elegy”

4:00-5:30 p.m.  Keynote, Awards, and Reception

Keynote Address:  Dr. Emily Dotson, University of Virginia's College at Wise, "Victorian Daughters and Domestic Care Labor"  Abstract and Bio Link

Student Achievement in Essay Awards Presentation

Book and Gift Card Drawings for Session Attendees

 

Dining Close to the ETSU Campus (A Short List)


Barbaritos: A franchise specialty shop that offers TexMex burritos filled with fresh ingredients, Barbaritos offers tasty, filling food at a modest price.


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.

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