2010 Conference

Program

Intersections Mind, Body, Time, Space

March 11-13, 2010 - El Paso, Texas

Conference Headquarters: The Camino Real Hotel
Sponsored by the Humanities Education and Research Association

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HERA Conference Overview

Wednesday (March 10) HERA Board Meeting 3:00 PM

Thursday (March 11)

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM         Conference Registration/Book Exhibit

9:00 - 10:30 AM              Session I (Sections A-C)

10:30 - 10:45 AM            Break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM     Session II (Sections AC)

12:30 - 2:00 PM              Session III (Sections AC)

2:15 - 3:45 PM                 Session IV (Sections A-D)

3:45 - 4:00 PM                Break

4:00 - 5:30 PM                Session V (Sections AD)

7:00 PM                            Open Plenary Session/Welcoming Reception

Friday (March 12)

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM         Conference Registration/Book Exhibit

9:00 - 10:30 AM              Session VI (Sections AD)

10:30 - 10:45 AM            Break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM     Session VII (Sections AD)

12:30 - 2:00 PM              Session VIII (Sections AD)

2:15 - 3:45 PM                 Session IX (Sections AD)

3:45 - 4:00 PM                Break

4:00 - 5:30 PM                Session X (Sections AD)

5:30 - 6:30 PM                UTEP Tour and Reception

Saturday (March 13)

8:30 a.m. - 2:00 PM        Conference Registration/Book Exhibit

9:00 - 10:30 AM              Session XI (Sections AD)

10:30 - 10:45 AM            Break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM     Session XII (Sections AD)

12:30 - 2:00 PM              Closing Luncheon (on HERA)

HERA 2010 Conference Program

Intersections

Mind, Body, Time, Space

March 11-13, 2010 - El Paso, Texas

Conference Headquarters: The Camino Real Hotel
Sponsored by the Humanities Education and Research Association

Thursday, March 11, 2010

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM         Conference Registration and Book Exhibit

 

9:00 - 10:30 AM - Session I - Thursday

TBA Room: Section A
Trans-border Collaborations: The Power and Problematic of Bi-National Art

Kerry Doyle, Assistant Director, Rubin Center for the Visual Arts
Leon De La Rosa, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez

TBA Room: Section B
Cultural Crossovers

Bruce Louden, University of Texas at El Paso
Greek Myth and the Bible: Euripides' Alcestis and John's Lazarus (John 11:1-44, 12:1-8)

David Hatch, University of South Carolina
The Carnival Mirror: Ideological Twists on the Feast of Fools in Literature and Film

Robert L. Neblett, Washington University in St. Louis
Visions of Rukujo: Spectral Manifestations of Jealousy, Revenge, and Redemption in Classical, Modern, and Contemporary Noh Drama

TBA Room: Section C
Blurred and Destabilized Boundaries in Literature

Alani Rosa Hicks-Bartlett, University of California, Berkeley
Intersections of Body and Text: Corporal Fragility and Dialogic Unity in Montaigne's Essays

Alma Bennett, Clemson University
Mary Gordon and the Art of Trespassing and Resetting Boundaries

Ali Sperling, San Francisco State University
The Orlando Case: Sex, Gender, and the Patriarchal Worlds of Woolf's Orlando and Freud's Dora

 

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM - Session II - Thursday

TBA Room: Section A
Contemporary Dilemmas in Film and Theatre

Geoffrey Green, San Francisco State University
Choosing "between the morality of the law and the morality of simple justice": the Intersections of Culture, Justice, and National Identity in Orson Welles's Touch of Evil (1958)

Stephen Husarik, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
Suspended Motion in Title Scene from The Day the Earth Stood Still

TBA Room: Section B
Nationalism/Nations Divided I

Itai Nartzizenfield Sneh, City University of New York
Torture: Time, Body, and Space Halted

Alden Wood, San Francisco State University
Anarchist People of Color (APOC) at the Intersection of New U.S. Anarchism(s)

TBA Room: Section C
Navigating Dualities: Current Complexities of Life in Zacatecas

Chair: Phillip Ryan, Union University Emily Harper, Union University
Conducting Intercultural Research in Zacatecas: Introduction

Presenters:
Emily Harper, Union University
Christina Mosley, Union University
Sarah Wiemero, Union University

This panel presentation is based on a five-week qualitative research project conducted by graduate student researchers in Zacatecas, Mexico that integrates select disciplines in social sciences and humanities. Presenters first frame the research project and then explore Zacatecan participants' perceptions of the complexities of their own personal and cultural identities.


 

12:30 - 2:00 PM Session III- Thursday

TBA Room: Section A
Challenges to the Literary Canon

Wynn Yarbrough, University of the District of Columbia
Black and Blue: Jazz Poetics, American Poetic Culture, and Teen Literacy

Kimberly Freeman Downing, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
A. Edward Newton, Advertising, and the Expository Essay

Senen Carlo, University of Pennsylvania
Human Migration and the Dissemination of Ideas: Lugones and the Influence of European Science in the Development of 19th-Century Narrative Discourse

TBA Room: Section B
Nationalism/Nations Divided II

Hazal Yolga, Georgetown University
The Divided Capital of Cyprus: Interactions and Intersections through Border Crossings in Nicosia

John H. Haddox, University of Texas at El Paso
Jacques Maritain: Person-Centered Political Theory and Immigration Rights

TBA Room: Section C
Linguistic Borders and the Arts

Don Menn, San Francisco State University
Across the Borderline

Jessica Mosby, San Francisco State University
Two Cultures and No Place for Ernesto: Deep Rivers Displaced Protagonist

Gavin Xiaoyue Bei, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Formality in Second Language Discourse

TBA Room: Section D
The Old is New Again

Andrea Rubin, San Francisco State University
Access to the Metaphysical - The Library and The Book as Postmodern Spaces and Postmodern Objects in the Writings of Jorge Luis Borges and Susan Howe

Samuele F.S. Pardini, Elon University
The Automobile, Speed, and the Politics of Writing: On Proust and Marinetti


 

2:15 - 3:45 PM Session IV - Thursday

TBA Room: Section A
Intersections of Past and Present

Viola Lasmana, San Francisco State University
Borderlines in New Media, Culture, and Representation

Sarita Cannon, San Francisco State University
Organic Food for the "Lunchables" Generation: Encouraging Critical Multiculturalism in the New Millennium

Leticia Orueta, University of Texas at El Paso
Gender Patterns in College

TBA Room: Section B
Literary Communities

Ryan G. Young, San Francisco State University
The Alfalfa Fields of Pomona: California's Exceptional State

Lydia Whitt Rice, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Where Language and Photographic Image Intersect: Ellen Gilchrist's Literary Excursions into Clarence Laughlin's Photographic Landscape of New Orleans

Monet Munoz, University of Texas at El Paso
The Emergence of Chicana Feminist Print Culture

TBA Room: Section C
Altered States in Drama

Jim Bell, Grand Valley State University
Shrew You: Juggling Gender and Comedy in a Production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew

Matthew Bowman, Lansing Community College
"Another Helping, Please": Cannibalism on Stage in Sarah Kane's Blasted and Fernando Arrabal's The Emperor and the Architect of Assyria

TBA Room: Section D
Interrogating Communication

Ross Whyte, University of Aberdeen
Fog

Kevin Cassell, MTU
Seeing Through Light: Interfacing Luce Irigaray's Optics of Being with Ritual Views of Communication

Michael E. Allsopp, Mercy College
What is Critical Thinking?

 

4:00 - 5:30 PM Session V - Thursday

TBA Room: Section A
Performance of/and the Body and Mind

Peter Ned Buskirk, San Francisco State University
The Lisp in Eighteenth-Thentury Literature: A Symbol for Sexual Deviation

Jennifer Nye Walsh, San Jose State University
Triple-Threat Therapy: Healing Elements of Musical Theatre

Teresa Quezada, University of Texas at El Paso
Trust in the Composition Classroom

TBA Room: Section B
Urban Spaces: Exterior and Interior

Ken McGraw, Roanoke College
Mapping the Molly: Spatial Corruption at the Metropolitan Margins

Marci R. McMahon, University of Texas, Pan American
Patssi Valdez: Domestic Interiors and Geographies of Memory in the Museum and Hollywood

TBA Room: Section C
The Difference Within: Literature and the Intersection of Religion, Race, and Culture

Ezra Cappell, University of Texas at El Paso
Border-Crossing in Philip Roth's The Human Stain

Ruben Espinosa, University of Texas at El Paso
"All the Water in Wye": Resisting Assimilation in King Henry V

Brian Yothers, University of Texas at El Paso
Rama in the Holy Land: Religious and Cultural Difference and Sacred Space in Melville's Poetry

TBA Room: Section D
Women at the Crossroads
Sponsored by the Women's Studies Honor Society Triota at University of Texas at El Paso
Chair: Lee Ann E. Westman, University of Texas at El Paso

Carmen M. Meza, University of Texas at El Paso
"Chicana + Attitude + Lesbian = Latitudinarian": Sexual and Cultural Principles along the U.S.-Mexico Border in Gloria Anzaldua's Borderlands: The New Mestiza

Randi Bossie, University of Texas at El Paso
La Llorona: Victim/Victimizer, Mother/Monster

Christine Endlich, University of Texas at El Paso
Women and the Holocaust: Gender and Personal Narratives of Survival

7:00 PM TBA Room

Plenary Session - Thursday

Welcome - Therese Tomaszak, President

Presentation of Awards-Marcia Green, Executive Director

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Maceo Dailey, Jr.
Director of African-American Studies at University of Texas at El Paso
Editor, Sweet Earth Flying Press

Sondra Banfield Dailey
Publisher of Sweet Earth Flying Press
University of Texas at El Paso

Boy of the Border by Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes
Penned in the 1930s by two famous African-American writers, the original manuscript was uncovered in the Langston Hughes Papers reposed at Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library by Sweet Earth Flying Press.

 

8:30 PM TBA Room

Welcoming Reception

 

Friday, March 12, 2009

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM         Conference Registration and Book Exhibit

 

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Session VI - Friday

TBA Room: Section A
Intersections of Music and Text

Fred Thompson, Peninsula College
The Intersection of Text and Music in Opera

Marcia Green, Executive Director, Humanities Education and Research Association
"This is my creed: Man [as] the sport of Evil Fate" - The Intersection of Fate and Human Action in Shakespeare's Othello and Verdi's Otello

Doré Ripley, California State University, East Bay & Diablo Valley College
Stuck Between Time, Space, and Traditions in Sir Orfeo

TBA Room: Section B
Intersections of Music and Science

Francesca R. Sborgi Lawson, Brigham Young University
Language-Music Relations in China: Areas for Potential Interdisciplinary Cooperation Between Musicology and Neuroscience

Barbara Hassid, San Francisco State University
Rethinking Beethoven's "Heroic" Style: What the Latest Research in Psychiatry and Neurobiology Reveals about Beethoven's Musical Creativity

TBA Room: Section C
A Reading Roundtable: Ekphrastic and Critical Responses to Poetic Texts

John LawsonRobert Morris University (Chair)
Ferris Crane, Robert Morris University
Heather Pinson, Robert Morris University
Ken Gargaro, Robert Morris University
Craig Smith, Palisade Press

Roundtable panel participants will read and offer both critical and ekphrastic responses to works by poet-photographer Milton Rogovin and graphically enhanced works by other poets. Attendees will be invited to join the discussion. The session will provide opportunities to consider, among other topics, 1) the relationships between poetic texts and various forms of visual accompaniment (e.g., pen-and-ink sketch, photograph, computer-mediated textual enhancement), and, 2) the relationships between ekphrastic responses and more traditional forms of commentary on/criticism of artistic works.

TBA Room: Section D
The Pirate/Piracy in Contemporary Cultural Expressions

Patrice Nganang, SUNY-Stony Brook
A Geopolitics of Foes: Reading Coetzee's Foe

Matt Gosney, SUNY-Stony Brook
[Pirate]: The Theater of Bracketing in Carl Schmitt's The Nomos of the Earth

Michael D. High, SUNY-Stony Brook
The Pirate as Parasite: The Relations of the Maritime and the Digital

 

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Session VII - Friday

TBA Room: Section A
Student Tastes and "Culture": Intersections and Collisions

John Lawson, Robert Morris University
Does Reading Matter Matter?

Heather Pinson, Robert Morris University
The Adorno Channel on Pandora Internet Radio

Ken Gargaro, Robert Morris University
From Hip-Hop to Classical

TBA Room: Section B
The Making of New Rwanda: Discovering and Recovering Humanity After Violence
Part I

Sarah Ryan, University of Texas at El Paso
Letitia Nyinawamwiza, National University of Rwanda
Remaking Rural Rwanda: The Human Side of Scientific Advancement in Women's Agronomy Groups

Della Saju, Baruch College
Jennifer Walker, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Macro and Micro-Development: The Challenges of Assessing "Pro-Poor" Human Development

TBA Room: Section C
Dissociation and Reconciliation

Wai-Leung Kwok, San Francisco State University
Romanticism and the Refusal of Art

Shawn Tucker, Elon University
The Dynamics of Dissociation: Radiohead's "How to Disappear Completely" and Jasper Johns' Device Paintings

Jerry Espinoza Rivera, University of Costa Rica
Love or Desire?: The Critique of the dissociation between corporal and spiritual love in Octavio Paz's "The Double Flame"

TBA Room: Section D
The Layers of Rome: Part I

Ronald Weber, University of Texas at El Paso
Intersecting the Physical Space of Historical Rome: The Crypto Balbi Museum

Jessica Scheetz-Nguyen, University of Central Oklahoma
From Imperial to Eternal: Rome to London and Beyond

David Hulm, Kirkwood Community College
Mediating Metamorphoses: "Reading" Bernini and Domenichino or What's Lust Got To Do With It?

 

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Session VIII - Friday

TBA Room: Section A
The Making of New Rwanda: Discovering and Recovering Humanity After Violence
Part II

Annie Balocating, City University of New York
Planned Remembrance: The Visual, Cultural, and Political Dimensions of Genocide Memorials

Austin Berescik-Johns, Quinnipiac University School of Law
Sarah Ryan, University of Texas at El Paso

The System and Its Lawyers: The Human Side of Rwandan Legal Education

TBA Room: Section B
Resistance, Resilience, and Defiance: Flipping the Script

Brenda Risch, University of Texas at El Paso
Fat Ladies Weigh In: Kit Reed's Narrative Defiance of Gendered Beauty Norms

Kathryn Schmidt, Valdosta State University
Beyond Angry Avengers and Interrupted Innocents: Creating Narratives of Real Change in Responses to Sexual Assault

DeAnna Varela, University of Texas at El Paso
Not Your Mainstream Media

TBA Room: Section C
The Layers of Rome: Part II

Renee Schlueter, Kirkwood Community College
The Grand Tour

Mary Brodnax, University of Central Oklahoma
Reading Rome's Piazza Venezia as Political Space

Margaret Musgrove, University of Central Oklahoma
The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Campidoglio: Political, Religious, and Artistic Symbolism in Rome from Ancient to Modern Times


TBA Room: Section D
The Intersections of Time, Space, Body and Mind in the Holocaust
Chaired by: Dr. Ezra Cappell, University of Texas at El Paso

Erin Coulehan, University of Texas at El Paso
Coalescence: The Intersection of Chemistry and Poetry in Primo Levi's Surviving Auschwitz

Rebeca Nunez, University of Texas at El Paso
Erasing Silence is Making History: the Intersection of the Body and Time through the Mind

Thomas Hammerbeck, University of Texas at El Paso
Food as Physical and Psychological Torture: Understanding the Effects of the Holocaust on the German, Jewish, and Liberators

 

2:15 - 3:45 PM

Session IX - Friday

TBA Room: Section A
Representing Conflict, Conflicted Representations: Sri Lanka, Mexico/US, Haiti/Dominican Republic

Marion Christina Rohrleitner, University of Texas at El Paso
Breaking the Silence: Testimonio, Revisionary Historiography, and Survivor's Guilt in Edwidge Danticat's The Farming of Bones and The Dewbreaker

Maryse Jayasuriya, University of Texas at El Paso
Witness to Atrocity in the Sri Lankan Ethnic Conflict

Meredith Abarca, University of Texas at El Paso
Engaging Eating as Medicine Against Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Violence

TBARoom: Section B
From Imagination to Habitus: National Identity Construction through Bourdieu's Lens in Fields of Ideology and Text

Chair: Mirjana Dedaic, Georgetown University
Habitus and National Identity

Cynthia Ferman, Georgetown University
Anti-Americanism: Why Don't They Like Us?

Joshua Scacco, Georgetown University
Constructing American Exceptionalism: The Bipartisan Habitus of the Shining City on the Hill

TBA Room: Section C
The Mind: Levels of Consciousness

Alfredo Urzua, University of Texas at El Paso
Nancy Drescher, Minnesota State University

TBA Room: Section D

Jim Bell, Grand Valley State University
Performed Reading and Discussion of Autumn in the Valley, Parts I-II

 

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Session X - Friday

TBA Room: Section A
Media Representation on the U.S. Mexico Border: Historical Memory as a Function of Dialogue

Carlos F. Ortega, University of Texas at El Paso
Chicano Studies and the Historical Memory

Nancy Aguirre, University of Texas at El Paso
Historical Memory and Transnationalism: The Case of Porfiristas in Mexico and United States

Christina Galvan, University of Texas at El Paso
Historiography: The War by Ken Burns

Frank G. Perez, University of Texas at El Paso
Selling Fantasy Heritage in West Texas: Heritage Tourism, the First Thanksgiving in West Texas and the Legacy of Juan de Onate

TBARoom: Section B
From Imagination to Habitus: National Identity Construction through Bourdieu's Lens in Fields of Heritage and Narrative

Chair: Mirjana Dedaic, Georgetown University
Habitus and National Identity

Rebecca Jakob, Georgetown University
Habitus and National Identity: Iraq's National Library and Archive and the Quest for a "True" Cultural Heritage

Suzanne Shenk, Georgetown University
Eugene Delacroix's Lady Liberty Iconography: A Memorialized National Emblem

TBA Room: Section C
The Mind: Levels of Consciousness

Jessica Schad Manuel, San Francisco State University
The Semiotics of the Unconscious in Haruki Murakami's Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Michael Hagan, Saddleback College
How N.I.C.E.!: The Intersection of Self and World as a Novel, Irregular, Creative Emerging in the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, Shininchi Hisamatsu, and G.H. Mead

Krista Rodin, Northern Arizona University
Stages of Mantra Mind and Bion's Grid

TBARoom: Section D

Jim Bell, Grand Valley State University
Performed Reading and Discussion of Autumn in the Valley, Parts III-IV

 

6:00 PM               UTEP Tour and Reception - Visit the Bhutanese-style campus to see a newly-opened student show in the art gallery. A reception will be held in Centennial Museum Garden feturing local desert fauna. Local author, Marcia Daudistel will be speaking.

If you are interested in this tour, please contact: Ron Weber at rweber@utep.edu.

 

Saturday, March 13, 2009

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Session XI - Saturday

TBA Room: Section A
Interactive Workshop

Chris Hamstra, Davenport University
Storytelling as Foundaton: The Intersection of Mind, Body, and Heart

Parry suggests that "people follow organizational stories as much as they follow people, so organizational stories can be considered as leadership." Participants will engage the storytelling process by exploring the theory and thought of storytelling, then practice building and sharing their own stories to highlight the possible intersections of storytelling in their lives.

TBA Room: Section B
Interactive Workshop

Emily J. Morgan, University of Texas at El Paso
Making Contact, Making Dance

The conference theme is a definition of dance—intersections of mind, body, time, and space. Yet the physical body, the body's capacity of movement, is often overlooked or ignored. The participants of the session will collaboratively create a site-specific dance using a combination of pedestrial movement and contact improvisation, making several literal intersections—between particpants' physical bodies, between body and mind, space/site, and time. No dance experience is required. Particpants should wear comfortable clothes and be ready to take off their shoes and move.

TBA Room: Section C
National Industries/National Values

Barry Peterson, University of Nevada, Reno
The American Military Tradition Applied to Invigorate Congruent National Identity

Michael Call, Brigham Young University
Science and Art At the Crossroads of Mutual Annihilation: Monet's Orangerie Project as War Memorial

Kristina Marie Darling, University of Missouri-St Louis
"I meet the engine with its train of cars moving off with planetary motion:" Industrialization, Solitude, and the Pastoral in Henry David Thoreau's Walden

TBA Room: Section D
Film Screening and Discussion:
Ella es el Matador (She is the Matador):

"For Spaniards-and for the world-nothing has expressed the country's traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was the bullfighter's masculinity to Spanish identity that a 1908 law barred women from the sport. This film reveals the surprising history of the women who made such a law necessary, and offers fascinating profiles of two female matadors currently in the arena, the acclaimed Maripaz Vega and neophyte Eva Florencia. These women are gender pioneers by necessity, confronting both bull and social code." From Women Make Movies

 

10:45 AM -12:15 PM

Session XII - Saturday

TBA Room: Section A
Interactive Performance
Todo esta siempre bien & then it ain't: A Live VideoRant Performance

Leon De La Rosa, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad
Juarez Gabriela Duran, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez
Guillermo Ramirez, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez

The concept of VideoRanti refers to an audiovisual artifact in which poetry, in the form of rants, work side by side with experimental video pieces in order to create something reminiscent of a narrative broken up into acts or pieces, also referred to as chapters. The 25-minute performance will be followed by a 20-minute session of Q & A so the audience can interact directly with the three people involved in the performance—spoken word performer, VJ & illustrator.

TBA Room: Sction B
Approaches to Teaching Diversity: An Interactive Workshop

Therese Tomaszek, Davenport University
Collen Coughlin, Davenport University
Neil Shepard, Davenport University
Erica Kubik, Muskegon Community College

Participants will engage both in theoretical discussions and hands-on work that will help them to develop strategies for teaching diversity within their own specific discipline and university setting. The workshop will focus on learning outcomes, applications, and assessments that can be used in specific courses and across the curriculum.

TBA Room: Section C
Poemales at farm.stand: A Collaborative Performance

Christine Foerster, University of Texas at El Paso
http://christinefoerster.com/poemales.html
Rosa Alcala, University of Texas at El Paso

The poemales (like tamales, these are poems wrapped in corn husks) will be locally produced poems by students, faculty, and El Paso residents who answer our call to generate poems about food, agribusiness, politics of food, localvorism, labor, and cultivation. Participants are invited to not rely simply on what they think they know about food, but to ask questions that will reveal what is normally obscured in the production and distribution of foods. As such, they will engage in investigative poetics. In turn, the farm.stand collective will host a writing workshop, allowing conference attendees to create their own "poemal," which will be sent back to those person who initially submitted a poem.

TBA Room: Section D Film
Screening and Discussion Continued (WWM matador film)

 

Closing Luncheon 12:30 - 2 - Saturday

 

Optional Tour 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Tour of Southern New Mexico Winery and Old Mesilla Town. Dininer at Il Posto Restaurant. Tour and Dinner at participants' expense. Please RSVP by February 25, 2010.

Cost should be about $15 plus dinner. If you are interested, please contact Ron Weber at rweber@utep.edu. Dr. Weber needs to know how many people will be going so that he will be able to arrange the transportation and the reservations.

Artwork by Candy Mayer, El Paso, Texas.