2010 Southwest English Graduate Symposium
February 19-20

The Southwest English Graduate Symposium "The Politics of Consumption: Representing and Transforming Identities" Friday, February 19, 2010 and Saturday, February 20, 2010 Language and Literatures (LL) 109

Friday, February 19, 2010

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Opening Reception & Reading of Creative Writing Pieces

Location: Bison Witches, 21 E. 6th Street #146, Tempe, AZ
Readings begin at 8:00pm

Lydia Paar, Northern Arizona University
“Soft Into the Night”

Ben Ristow, University of Arizona
“Third of July”

Fernando Perez, Arizona State University
"The Influence of a Foreign Language on Teacher-Identity in First-Year Composition”

Saturday, February 20, 2010

9:00 am Registration
Location: Language and Literature (LL) Building, Room 109

9:30 am – 10:20 am Morning Panel

Panel 1: Interactive Discourses: Networks, Literacy and Shared Consumption
Location: LL102
Moderator: TBA

Amber Nicole Pfannenstiel, Arizona State University
“Identity and Identification as Literacy Training in the Daily Kos Interface Design”

Ed Finn, Stanford University
“Cultural Capital in the Digital Era: Mapping the Ideational Networks of Toni Morrison”

Andrew Patten, University of Minnesota
“Genres of Consumption”

Panel 2: Capital Assimilations
Location: LL103
Moderator: Dr. Gregory Castle, Arizona State University

Arunima Paul, University of Southern California
“The Labor and the Goods: Transnational South Asian Women’s Films and the Reverberations of Consumption”

Marthine Satris, University of California – Santa Barbara
“The Writing of the Green: Pecuniary Motifs in Maurice Scully’s Sonata”

Karen Chung-chien Chang, Arizona State University
“Protection versus Manipulation? Fine Reading of an Investment Profiling Survey”

10:30 am – 11:20 am Morning Panel

Panel 1: Perverse Implantation: Potent Discourses
Location: LL102
Moderator: Dr. Keith Miller, Arizona State University

Kevin Pinkham, University of Southern California
“You Have Seen What Was Clean Become Foul: Transforming White Identity in Later Temperance Narratives”

Dawn Durante, Arizona State University
“Consuming Ideology and Intellectual Captivity in Czeslaw Milosz’s The Captive Mind”

Jerry Lee, University of Arizona
“The Rhetoric of Jim W. Corder: Forensic Evidence and the Difficulties of Relearning”

Panel 2: Consuming Native American Culture
Location: LL103
Moderator: Dr. Angelita Reyes, Arizona State University

Paris Masek, Arizona State University
“An Old, New Story: The Indigenous Voice of Simon Ortiz and Wendy Rose”

Emily Cole, Arizona State University
“They had their own Pocahontas, a confection of lies: Removing, Redefining and Marketing Native American Identity in Western Society”

Tiffany Noell, Arizona State University
“Disembodied Culture: Tourist Consumption of American Indian Identity”

Catherine Nichols, Arizona State University
“Collapsing the Distance Between the Exhibit Halls and the Gallery: Museum Representations and the Consumption of Native American Fine Art and Crafts”

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:20 pm Faculty Roundtable

Location: LL104
Moderator: Ryan Skinnell, Arizona State University

“Professional Development through Conferences and Publication” featuring Dr. Peter Goggin, Dr. Christine Holbo, Dr. Edward Mallot, Dr. Beth Tobin

2:30 pm – 3:20 pm Afternoon Panels

Panel 1: Embodying the Body
Location: LL102
Moderator: Amber Nicole Pfannenstiel, Arizona State University

Ashley Davies, Colorado State University
“Playing Dress-Up: Body/Identity Dualism in Dollhouse”

Erica Morton-Starner, University of Oregon
“ ‘Wouldn’t You Rather Be More Like Me:’ Super, Able and Disabled Bodies in Bendis’ Alias: The Secret Origins of Jessica Jones”

Jenny Scott, Northern Arizona University
“Motherhood: Tension in the American Workplace”

Panel 2: Consumption and Consciousness
Location: LL103
Moderator: Paris Masek, Arizona State University

Alison Dalton Smith, Arizona State University
“Too Much of a Good Thing: Relationship between Money and Happiness in a Post Industrial Society”

Hedra Taylor-Bledsoe, Arizona State University
“The Raw and the Pure: Salvation through Conscious Consumption”

Amy Falvey, The State University of New York – Stony Brook
“Flesh and Food: Purchasing the Pure”

3:30 pm – 4:20 pm Afternoon Panels

Panel 1: Intertextual Transformations: Forms of Othering
Location: LL102
Moderator: Dr. Dan Bivona, Arizona State University

J. Scott Killen, George Mason University
“Zombie Cinema (1932-Present): Consumption, Identity and Hegemony through Popular Culture”

Keidrick J. Roy, University of Arizona
“Postmodernism, Parasites and the Politics of Consumption”

Panel 2: Language, Pedagogy and Prominence
Location: LL103
Moderator: TBA

Yunjin Kim and David Chandler Prince, Northern Arizona University
“English as a Product in South Korea”

Mary Stroud, University of Arizona
“Consumption, Consensus and Composition: Postmodern Philosophical Applications for the Contemporary Writing Classroom”

Jerry Lee, University of Arizona
“Aristotle and Composition: The Politics of Consuming His Rhetoric”

4:30 pm – 6:20 pm Writing Workshop

Location: LL104
Moderator: Dotty Dye

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Keynote Dinner: Registration Required

Location: University Club, Heritage Dining Room

6:30 pm Hors d’oeuvres
7:00 pm Buffet
8:00 pm Keynote address by Prof. Elenore Long, Arizona State University

“Challenging Market-driven Arguments on Aid to Africa: Provocations from a Gambian-American Beauty Pageant”

Opening Reception, Panels and Faculty Roundtable are free and open to the public. Registration required for Keynote Dinner.

Please direct submissions and questions to:

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