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<ul><li><p>TheAmericanShortStory: AnExpansionoftheGenre An American Literature Association Symposium Sponsored by the Society for the Study of the American Short Story October 20-22, 2016 Symposium Director: James Nagel, University of Georgia Hyatt Regency Savannah Two W Bay Street Savannah, Georgia 31401 </p></li><li><p> 2</p><p>TheAmericanShortStory: AnExpansionoftheGenreAn American Literature Association Symposium Sponsored by the Society for the Study of the American Short Story October 20-22, 2016 Hyatt Regency Savannah Two W Bay Street Savannah, Georgia 31401 Symposium Director: James Nagel, University of Georgia Acknowledgments: Theconferencedirectorwishestoexpresshisappreciationtoanumberofpeoplewhoprovidedhelpwithplanningtheprogram,especiallymycolleaguesintheSocietyfortheStudyoftheAmericanShortStory.OliviaCarrEdenfield,ExecutiveCoordinatorofAmericanLiteratureAssociation,handledallhotellogisticsandarrangementsandservedasSiteDirector.OliverScheiding,JohannesGutenberg-Universitt,servedasInternationalCoordinator,advertisingthesymposiuminEuropeandencouragingcolleaguesinAmericanStudiestoattend.DustinAndersonhelpedinmanyways,especiallyintakingresponsibilityforthesocietywebsiteandhandlingtechnicaldetails.Manyotherpeoplecontributedtimeandeffortinorganizingpanelsandotheraspectsoftheprogram,amongthemRobertClark,GloriaCronin,andascoreofscholarsacrossthecountrywhoorganizedpanelsforthismeeting.IalsothankDartmouthCollegeformycontinuingappointmentasaResidentScholarandtheuseofBakerLibrary,amostcongenialenvironment.MyroleasEidsonDistinguishedProfessorEmeritusattheUniversityofGeorgiaallowsmetocontinuethemostimportantinstitutionalconnectionofmylife.IofferspecialthankstoAlfredBendixen,thefounderandExecutiveDirectoroftheAmericanLiteratureAssociation,withoutwhosegenerousassistancethissymposiumwouldnothavebeenpossible.</p></li><li><p> 3</p><p>Thursday,October20,2016</p><p>Registration</p><p>5:30-7:30p.m.</p><p>(ScarboroughFoyer)</p><p>WelcomeReception</p><p>5:30-7:30p.m.</p><p>(SavannahRoom)</p><p>SpecialEvent</p><p>6:45p.m.</p><p>AReadingby</p><p>JudithOrtizCofer</p><p>(SavannahRoom)</p></li><li><p> 4</p><p>Friday,October21,2016</p><p>Registration:8:00-8:40a.m.(ScarboroughFoyer)</p><p>Program</p><p>Session1-A:8:40-10:00(ScarboroughOne)ContemporaryWritersChair:BenjaminMangrum,DavidsonCollege1.EarthasMementoMoriinDonDeLillosHumanMomentsinWorldWarIII,R. MacJones,UniversityofSouthCarolina2.ApproachingRichardBrautigansTheTokyo-MontanaExpressthroughBuddhist Non-duality,ClaraReiring,UniversityofDuesseldorf3.NarrativeEmpathyandShortFiction:TheCuriousCaseofGeorgeSaunders, MichaelBasseler,JustusLiebigUniversity(Giessen,Germany)Session1-B:8:40-10:00(ScarboroughTwo)AmericanWomenWritersChair:RobertLuscher,UniversityofNebraska,Kearney1.WritingPoverty,Race,andClassfromaBlackSouthernPerspective,Caroline Gebhard,TuskegeeUniversity2.JaneAddamssGenderedCounter-Narratives:StorytellingtoClaimGendered PoliticalAgency,SarahRuffingRobbins,TexasChristianUniversity3.AsItWasintheBeginning:TheGothicinEarlyIndigenousLiterature,CariM. Carpenter,WestVirginiaUniversity4.`Mostremarkablefruits:EnvironmentalEducationinStowesQueerLittle People,KarenL.Kilcup,UniversityofNorthCarolina,GreenboroRespondent:KarenA.Weyler,UniversityofNorthCarolina,Greensboro</p></li><li><p> 5</p><p>Session1-C:8:40-10:00(ScarboroughThree)AmericanShortStoriesChair:StevenFlorczyk,LongwoodUniversity1.Close(d)ReadingandExpansiveMeaninginJessieFausetsShortStories, MasamiSugimori,FloridaGulfCoastUniversity2.AlienationandthePeculiarInstitutioninShortstoriesbyMachadodeAssisand CharlesChesnutt,MichaelJanis,MorehouseCollege3.Isolation,Intimacy,andtheComfortofClutterinT.C.Boyles`Filthywith Things,AvisHewitt,GrandValleyStateUniversity</p><p>SpecialEvent</p><p>ARoundtableDiscussion</p><p>Session1-D:8:40-10:00(ScarboroughFour)MemoryandTime:SaulBellow'sTietoHisFamilyofOrigin:"TheOldSystem" and"BytheSt.Lawrence"Chair:GloriaCronin,BrighamYoungUniversityPanelists:GregBellow,AdamBellow,LieshaBellow,DanielBellow,AlexandraBellowSession2-A:10:10-11:30(ScarboroughOne) Jewish American Stories I Chair,VictoriaAarons,TrinityUniversity1.ReadingMalamud'sMagicBarrelasStory,Collection,andLecture,Sandor Goodhart,PurdueUniversity2.J.D.Salinger'sSeymourandtheJewishSensibility,HileneFlanzbaum,Butler University3.Iamthefiction;thesuitcaseismyself:ElisaAlbertsRothianFiction,Aimee Pozorski,CentralConnecticutStateUniversity</p></li><li><p> 6</p><p>Session2-B:10:10-11:30(ScarboroughTwo)ModernIssuesChair:RobertClark,CollegeofCoastalGeorgia1.Zitkala-aandPaulineJohnson:AmongtheFirstWomentoCarrytheNative VoiceintotheMainstream,EkaterinaKupidonova,UniversityofNebraska2.CrossingBordersofNationandRaceinLangstonHughessTheWaysofWhite Folks,JoshuaMurray,UniversityofAkron3.DestabilizingPowers:TheWorkofMachinesinErnestHemingwaysInAnother Country,LisaNarbeshuberandLanceLaRocque,AcadiaUniversitySession2-C:10:10-11:30(ScarboroughThree)NewStrategiesintheShortStoryChair:OliverScheiding,UniversityofMainz1.LydiaDavisandtheTerribleHumiliationofReading,LynnBlin,UniversitPaul- ValryMontpellier3(France)2.DerrickBellsSci-FiStories:AfricanAmericanSatire,Law,andtheMythofPost- RacialAmerica,ChristopherA.Shinn,HowardUniversity3.CommodityFetishisminFrankChinsRailroadStandardTime,ZeinebAbbassi, UniversitdeSousse(Tunisia)Session2-D:10:10-11:30(ScarboroughFour)TheStory-CycleNovel:ANecessaryFictionChair:AlfredBendixen,PrincetonUniversity1.TheFemaleBildung:EmbodyingtheStoryCyclefromJewetttoPorter, CandaceWaid,UniversityofCalifornia,SantaBarbara2.RecognitionandReflectioninTheGoldenApples:TheStory-CycleNovelas ResistancetoNarrativeImperialism,LeahFayeNorris,Universityof California,SantaBarbara3.IsThereaFront-PorchNovelandHowDoesItRelatetotheBackPorchof Fiction?TrudierHarris,UniversityofAlabama4.PuzzlePiecesandPartsBecomingWhole:TowardaTribalographyofErdrich, ShirleySamuels,CornellUniversity</p></li><li><p> 7</p><p>Session3-A:11:40-12:50(ScarboroughOne)</p><p>JewishAmericanStoriesIIChair:GloriaCronin,BrighamYoungUniversity1.TheMeltingPotandProgressiveReform:AnziaYezierskaandtheJewish AmericanFuture,SharonOster,UniversityofRedlands2.Envy:CynthiaOzickMeetsMelanieKlein,AndrewGordon,Universityof Florida3.BernardMalamudsKleyneMentshelekh:ShortStoriesasParablesof Conscience,VictoriaAarons,TrinityUniversitySession3-B:11:40-12:50(ScarboroughTwo)NewFormsofShortFictionChair:DustinAnderson,GeorgiaSouthernUniversity1.Vignettes:Micro-FictionsintheNineteenthCenturyNewspaper, RyanCordellandJonathanFitzgerald,NortheasternUniversity2.JackLondonsTheDreamofDebsandWorking-ClassAgencyinthe NaturalistShortStory,JonFalsarellaDawson,UniversityofGeorgia3.EmbracingtheReligiousBackcountry:ChrisOffuttsKentuckyStraightas MythopoeticCollage,PhilippReisner,HeinrichHeineUniversity (Dsseldorf)Session3-C:11:40-12:50(ScarboroughThree)</p><p>NewApproachesChair:RobertLuscher,UniversityofNebraska,Kearney1.ConnectiveTissueinLinkedShortStories:Place,Character,ImagePatterns,and Theme,WarrenG.Green,DominicanUniversity2.AmericanStoriesofWar:TimOBrienandPhilKlay,KellyRoyPolasek, WayneStateUniversity3.DarkNightoftheSoul:ComplicatingRaceinWeltysTheDemonstrators, CharlesTyrone,ArkansasTechUniversity</p></li><li><p> 8</p><p>Session3-D:11:40-12:50(ScarboroughFour)</p><p>ContemporaryStories</p><p>Chair:JamesW.Thomas,PepperdineUniversity</p><p>1.TheOctoberCountry:TheUnheimlichHomesofRayBradbury,TracyFahey, LimerickSchoolofArtandDesign(Ireland)2.PoetryandPolitics,LaborandLove:Carver,Spahr,Buuck,andPermanent Impermanence,DianaRosenberger,WayneStateUniversity3.LeroyandNormaJeanMeetRock,Doris,andDr.StrangeloveinBobbieAnn Masons`Shiloh,DeborahWilson,ArkansasTechUniversity </p><p>SpecialEvent:Lunch:1:00-2:10(Windows)</p><p>Speaker:JamesNagel</p><p>TheFutureofthe</p><p>SocietyfortheStudyoftheAmericanShortStory</p><p>Registration:1:30-2:00</p><p>(ScarboroughFoyer)</p></li><li><p> 9</p><p>Session4-A:2:20-3:50(ScarboroughOne)</p><p>AfricanAmericanShortStoriesChair:MaryemmaGraham,UniversityofKansas1.TheCivilRightsMovementandtheBlackShortStory,JuliusFleming, UniversityofMaryland2.Geo-TaggingEdwardP.Jones,KentonRambsy,UniversityofTexasatArlington3.AfricanAmericanShortStoriesonFilm,DanteJames,UniversityofDayton4.LiteracyandthePowerofCommunicationinOctaviaButlersShortStories, BrianaWhiteside,UniversityofAlabamaSession4-B:2:20-3:50(ScarboroughTwo)StoriesoftheAmericanSouthChair:J.GeraldKennedy,LouisianaStateUniversity1.Numbered,Numbered:CommemoratingtheCivilWarDeadinConstance FenimoreWoolsons`RodmantheKeeper,KathleenDiffley,Universityof Iowa2.PeterTaylorsAestheticofDarkness,ThomasF.Haddox,Universityof Tennessee3.ErnestGainessBloodline:Race,Region,Masculinityandthe ShortStoryCycle,JohnWhartonLowe,UniversityofGeorgiaSession4-C2:20-3:50(ScarboroughThree)NewWritersontheAmericanSceneChair:JamesW.Thomas,PepperdineUniversity1.FemaleMadnessandtheHazardsofBlackNationalBelonginginAyanaMathiss TheTwelveTribesofHattie,CarolineA.Brown,UniversityofMontreal2.IndiansinAmerica:CulturalandGenderedContactZonesinChitraDivakarunis `SilverPavements,GoldenRoofs,MarilynEdelstein,SantaClaraUniversity3.PossessionandNorthAmericanIdentityinAnneHberts`Letorrent,Conor Scruton,WesternKentuckyUniversity</p></li><li><p> 10</p><p>Session4-D2:20-3:50(ScarboroughFour)ARoundtableDiscussion:InterestingIntersections:WhenShort StoriesbecomeFilmChair:JamesH.MeredithParticipants: AllenJosephs,UniversityofWestFlorida JeanneFuchs,HofstraUniversity JamesH.Meredith,ColoradoStateUniversity--Global KathleenRobinson-Malone,EckerdCollege E.StoneMeredith,ColoradoStateUniversity--Global</p><p>Session5-A4:00-5:20(ScarboroughOne)</p><p>EdgarAllanPoeChair:RichardKopley,PennsylvaniaStateUniversity,DuBois 1."ReconstructionsofPoe's'TalesoftheFolioClub'since1928:Approachesand Prospects,"AlexanderHammond,WashingtonStateUniversity2."EdgarAllanPoe,'PsycheZenobia,'andtheTraditionofAnti-FeministGothic Satire,"DavidCody,HartwickCollege3."FethersandSpectacles:HowMusicShapesGenreinPoe'sShortStories," CharityMcAdams,ArizonaStateUniversitySession5-B4:00-5:20(ScarboroughTwo)AmericanWomenWritersChair:DonnaM.Campbell,WashingtonStateUniversity1.`EyeswithoutSpeakingConfesstheSecretsoftheHeart:EdithWhartonand LouisaMayAlcott,DebraRyals,PensacolaStateCollege2.TheArtistsDilemmainCathersComingAphrodite!TracienneRavita,Georgia StateUniversity3.`InPraiseofQuietStories:TheDramaticImpetusofKindnessinWendellBerry andSarahOrneJewett,MatthewForsythe,RollinsCollege</p></li><li><p> 11</p><p>Session5-C4:00-5:20(ScarboroughThree)NewApproachestotheShortStoryChair:DustinAnderson,GeorgiaSouthernUniversity1.PedagogyandtheShortStory,BrianneJaquette,CollegeoftheBahamas2.TeachingStylesinShortStories:UsingCarversASmallGoodThingand FaulknersBarnBurningasExamples,SuocaiSu,CityCollegeofChicago3.`CreaturesofHabit:TheRoleofHabitsinShortStoryCharacterCreation, ThomasW.Howard,JacksonCollege</p><p>Session5-D4:00-5:20(ScarboroughFour)NewViewsofAmericanStoriesChair:OliviaEdenfield,GeorgiaSouthernUniversity1."GothicOriginsoftheAmericanShortStory:Irving,Poe,Hawthorne," AlfredBendixen,PrincetonUniversity2.WhyDansieandJosieSleep:ImaginingDeathinAfricanAmericanStories, EmilyDeHaven,UniversityofKentucky3.TheRepresentationsoftheDeceasedin`SpunkbyZoraNealeHurstonand `ClarenceandtheDead(AndWhatDotheyTellYouClarence?AndtheDead SpeaktoClarence)byRandallKenan,SharonLynetteJones,WrightState UniversitySession5-E4:00-5:20(Savannah)NewReadingsofShortFictionChair:LeeClarkMitchell,PrincetonUniversity1.UrbanSpaceandPoliticalAgencyinAliceDunbar-NelsonsThePearlinthe Oyster,SidoniaSerafini,UniversityofGeorgia2.GothicProjectionsofMadnessandRacialInferiority:ThePerilsofHyper- Rationalityin"TheFalloftheHouseofUsher"and"BenitoCereno," JohnGruesser,KeanUniversity3."DiagnosesofJhumpaLahiri'sInterpreterofMaladies,"BradleyEdwards, GeorgiaSouthernUniversity</p></li><li><p> 12</p><p>SpecialEvent:Reception</p><p>5:30-7:00</p><p>(Windows)</p><p>KeynoteAddress:</p><p>J.GeraldKennedy</p><p>NationalStrangenessinthe</p><p>AntebellumTale</p></li><li><p> 13</p><p>Saturday,October22,2016</p><p>Registration:8:00-8:40a.m.(ScarboroughFoyer)</p><p>Session6-A:8:40-10:00(ScarboroughOne)</p><p>ContemporaryShortStoriesChair:RobertClark,CollegeofCoastalGeorgia1.Metaphysics,Positivism,andtheTruthofFiction:RebeccaGoldsteinsLegacyof RaizelKaidish,EmilyBudick,HebrewUniversityofJerusalem2ChuckPalahniuksLivingDead:GenerationMesZombiesintheAgeof Depression,PatrickOsborne,FloridaStateUniversity3.TheWorstandBestShortStoryJohnUpdikeEverWrote,JamesW.Thomas, PepperdineUniversitySession6-B:8:40-10:00(ScarboroughTwo)NewApproachestoF.ScottFitzgerald:ReinventingtheCanonical, RecoveringthePopularChair:KirkCurnutt,TroyUniversity1."Can'tBuyMeLove:CommodificationandRedemptioninF.ScottFitzgerald's 'ThePopularGirl'(1922),"FarrahR.Senn,Brewton-ParkerCollege2."Absolution(1924)andTransnationalIdentities,"DustinAnderson,Georgia SouthernUniversity3.VisualizingTheRichBoy(1925):F.ScottFitzgerald,F.R.Gruger,andRed BookMagazine,JenniferNolan,NorthCarolinaStateUniversitSession6-C:8:40-10:00(ScarboroughThree)NewFormsofShortFictionChair:BradleyEdwards,GeorgiaSouthernUniversity1.MorphingGenres:NovelsinFlashandFlashCycles,JenniferJ.Smith, FranklinCollege2.SpeculativeFiction:BackintheBeginningoftheEndoftheWorldwithJunot Diazs`Monstro,ChristianeE.Farnan,SienaCollege3.DecenteredNarrativesandFantasticOthernessinKellyLinksPostmodern AmericanFairyTales,AndrewM.Hakim,PrincetonUniversity</p></li><li><p> 14</p><p>Session6-D:8:40-10:00(ScarboroughFour)</p><p>Women, God, and Violence in the Short Fiction of Andre Dubus </p><p>Chair: James Meredith, Colorado State University, Global </p><p>1. Saving Maid Marian: Southern Chivalry in the Short Fiction of Andre Dubus, Olivia Carr Edenfield, Georgia Southern University 2. "The Theological Implications of Andre Dubus's 'A Father's Story'," Patrick Samway, S.J., St. Josephs University 3. "Opening Sentences, Eruptive Violence, in Dancing after Hours," Lee Clark Mitchell, Princeton University </p><p>Session7-A:10:10-11:30(ScarboroughOne)AmericanWomenWritersandtheShortStoryChair:DonnaCampbell,WashingtonStateUniversity1.TheEchooftheInnerVoice:HowWomenWritersPioneeredtheInterior MonologueintheShortStoryForm,SaraRutkoski,CityUniversityof NewYork2.DorothyCanfieldFishersHillsboroPeople:FeministShortStoryandFounding VermontState,CeillieClark-Keane,NortheasternUniversity3.TheRevolutionaryShortStory:SandraCisnerossWomanHolleringCreek, SoniaAlvarezWilson,CatawbaCollegeSession7-B:10:10-11:30(ScarboroughTwo)NewConsiderationsChair:BradleyEdwards,GeorgiaSouthernUniversity1.PeterTaylor:SupernaturalPresencesintheLateStories,DavidM.Robinson, OregonStateUniversity2.DoctorMartinosOtherStories:UnityandCohesioninThese14,KirkCurnutt, TroyUniversity3.HumorandHorrorinTwoStoriesoftheHolocaustbyNathanEnglander,Frank G.Novak,PepperdineUniversity</p></li><li><p> 15</p><p>Session7-C:10:10-11:30(ScarboroughThree)Nineteenth-CenturyIssuesChair:JohnWhartonLowe,UniversityofGeorgia1.MaternalMoralityandMourning:WomanhoodinRebeccaHardingDavissCivil WarFiction,PaulaRawlins,UniversityofGeorgia2.TheNationalAbortiveRomanceinEthanBrand,AllanBenn,EastStroudsburg University3.ReadingtheAnimals:FaulknersExpansionofMelvillesEpistemological ExpeditionintotheWilderness,ElizabethH.Swails,UniversityofGeorgiaSession7-D: 10:10-11:30(ScarboroughFour)HemingwaysShortFictionChair:StevenFlorczyk,LongwoodUniversity1.TheEbroRiverValleyinHillsLikeWhiteElephants,MarieMullins, PepperdineUniversity2.Adaptation,Extrapolation,an...</p></li></ul>