Conferences Modern Language Association Digital Humanities Sessions

Guide to Humanities-Computing Talks at the 2001 MLA Convention

The Association for Computers and the Humanities has compiled this list of sessions with computing-related talks at the 2001 Modern Language Association Convention (in New Orleans, Louisiana, from December 27 through 30). Some of these sessions contain only one or two computing-related talks, but this list includes the entire program for each session.

In most cases you must pay the convention-registration fee in order to attend any of these talks. But the following sessions are free and open to the public: “Teaching Smarter” and American Sign Language Dictionary and Inflection Guide: A Demonstration of the CD-ROM”. MLA talks are published at the discretion of their authors; if you want to obtain the text of a talk you were unable to attend, the best method is to contact the author directly.

Although the 2001 convention is now in the past, this information will remain available, as a record of what went on. Similar information for many other years is available via the main page on ACH MLA sessions.

Corrections and additions are welcome; please send them to John.Lavagnino@kcl.ac.uk.


Summary of Sessions


73: A New Generation of Comparatists I: Research

Thursday, 27 December 2001, 7:00 to 8:15 p.m., Studio 10, New Orleans Marriott

Program arranged by the American Comparative Literature Association. Presiding: Steven Ungar, University of Iowa

  • "The Nature of Theater and the Logic of Crime," Claudia Jost, Princeton University
  • "The Deviant Aesthetics of the Chinese Taste," David L. Porter, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • "Calypso, Son, Beguine: Popular Music and Poetry in the Caribbean in the 1930s and 1940s," Christopher Franz Laferl, University of Vienna
  • "New Labyrinths: The Comparatist Enters Cyberspace," Sarah Boykin Hardy, Hampden-Sydney College

76: Technologies of Song

Thursday, 27 December 2001, 7:00 to 8:15 p.m., Galerie 4, New Orleans Marriott

Program arranged by the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations. Presiding: Leslie C. Dunn, Vassar College

  • "Dialect Tone: Radio, Recording, and the Segregation of American Rural Music in the 1920s," Marc J. Dolan, Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • "Voice, Music, Technology: Text-Music Relations in Alanis Morissette’s `Front Row’ (1998)," Serge Lacasse, University of Western Ontario
  • "Technologies of Queerness: Plying the Intersection of Musicality and Sexuality in GALA Choruses," Julia Therese Balén, University of Arizona

100: Tuning In to Culture: German Authors and Twentieth-Century Media

Thursday, 27 December 2001, 8:45 to 10:00 p.m., Balcony I, New Orleans Marriott

A special session; session leader: Daniel D. Gilfillan, University of Oregon

  • "Reproduction and Alterity: On Rilke, Photography, and the City," Stefanie Ford Harris, Northwestern University
  • "Rethinking Radio: Alfred Andersch and Collaborative Media," Daniel D. Gilfillan
  • "Media Technologies: The Path to Literary Form in Recent Works by Walter Kempowski," Carla Ann Damiano, Eastern Michigan University

104: Business Meeting of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals

Thursday, 27 December 2001, 8:45 to 10:00 p.m., Pontchartrain Ballroom F, Sheraton New Orleans

  • "Computing and Scholarly Publication," Ian Lancashire, University of Toronto
  • "Scholarly Publishing and Copyright," Patrick R. Harrison, Cornell University

126: Spanish Golden Age Drama I: Pedagogy

Friday, 28 December 2001, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., Galerie 4, New Orleans Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Drama. Presiding: Patricia Ann Kenworthy, Vassar College

  • "Teaching Golden Age Drama in a Postmodem World: Digital Technologies and Student Learning," Diane E. Sieber, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • "Teaching the Comedia in the Twenty-First Century: Problems and Opportunities," Alix S. Ingber, Sweet Briar College
  • "Rape and Madness in the Classroom: Fuenteovejuna and Los locos de Valencia," Belén Atienza, Connecticut College

130: Research Methods for the Digital Age: What Should Graduate Students Know, and When Should They Know It?

Friday, 28 December 2001, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., Bayside Room B, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Division on Methods of Literary Research. Presiding: Richard J. Finneran, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • "Digital Literacy: Teaching Research Skills," Steven R. Harris, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • "Graduate Courses on Literary Research Tools: A Moving Target," William H. O’Donnell, University of Memphis
  • " `Enough! Or Too Much’: The Discourse of Digital Media," Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, University of Maryland, College Park

Respondent: W. Speed Hill, Graduate Center, City University of New York

136: Arabic Media Culture

Friday, 28 December 2001, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., Balcony I, New Orleans Marriott

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Arabic Literature and Culture. Presiding: Tarek Adnan El Ariss, Cornell University

  • "Exoticism in North African Cinema," El Mokhtar Gambou, Yale University
  • " `Zii!’ (Broadcast It!): Cultural Negotiation in the Egyptian Television Show Camera Khafeya," Leah I. Harris, Georgetown University
  • "The Postcolonial Web: How Arab Revolutionaries Use the Internet," Paul Anthony Wellen, National College of Business and Technology

Respondent: Nader Khalaf Uthman, Columbia University

137: Epistemologies of "Truth" across Disciplines: A Cognitive Perspective?

Friday, 28 December 2001, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., Poydras Room, Sheraton New Orleans

A special session; session leader: Ronald Schleifer, University of Oklahoma

  • "Stories from the Lab: Personality and Politics in Scientific Narrative," Laura Christine Otis, Hofstra University
  • "The Internet and the Politics of `Truth,’" Lisa Zunshine, University of Kentucky
  • "The Role of Speculation in Darwinian Literary Criticism," Nancy Lincoln Easterlin, University of New Orleans

Respondent: Ronald Schleifer


161: Novedad y ruptura II: Nuevos nexos

Friday, 28 December 2001, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Studio 2, New Orleans Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature. Presiding: Carlos J. Alonso, University of Pennsylvania

  • "Mixing It Up: The Uses of Memory in Recent Argentine and Chicana Women Poets," Suzanne Chávez-Silverman, Pomona College
  • "De transiciones, rupturas, y prefijos: La condición posmexicana," Ignacio Corona, Ohio State University, Columbus
  • "Novedad y Ruptura: Poetry and Technology," Jill Suzanne Kuhnheim, University of Kansas

167: Rhetorics and Poetics: Historical and Theoretical Relationships

Friday, 28 December 2001, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Pontchartrain Ballroom B, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition. Presiding: Susan Wells, Temple University

  • "Who’s Writing? Aristotelian Ethos and the Author Position in Digital Discourse," Kristie Sealey Fleckenstein, Ball State University
  • "Cultural Poetics and Rhetorical Hermeneutics," Steven Mailloux, University of California, Irvine
  • "Rhetoric, Poetics, and Publics," John L. Schilb, Indiana University, Bloomington

178: Digital Poetics: The E-Poetry Genre

Friday, 28 December 2001, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Pontchartrain Ballroom C, Sheraton New Orleans

A special session; session leader: Maria Damon, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

  • "A Prospectus for E-Poetry," Loss Pequeño Glazier, State University of New York, Buffalo
  • "Script Language = `Poetry’: The Poetic Potential of JavaScript and DHTML," George Edward Hartley, Ohio University, Athens
  • "Electronic Pies in the Poetry Sky," Charles Bernstein, State University of New York, Buffalo

200: Pairings: The Intersectional Work of American Literature

Friday, 28 December 2001, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Rhythms Ballroom II, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the American Literature Section. Presiding: Betsy Erkkila, Northwestern University

  • "Uncharted Terrain: Black Feminist Mothers and Academic Daughters," Nellie Y. McKay, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Lisa Woolfork, University of Virginia
  • "Mentor as Intellectual, Mentor as Model," Arnold Rampersad, Stanford University; Judith Jackson Fossett, University of Southern California
  • "Welcome to a Real Internet Revolution: How to Reform Teaching, Research, and Public Outreach," Cary Nelson, University of Illinois, Urbana

207: W(h)ither the Eighteenth Century? A Cross-Generational Assessment

Friday, 28 December 2001, noon to 1:15 p.m., Bayside Room A, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Division on Restoration and Early-Eighteenth-Century English Literature. Presiding: Joel Reed, Syracuse University

  • "One Generation’s Experience," John L. Mahoney, Boston College
  • "The Relevance of the Eighteenth Century in Education," Ann T. Gardiner, International University, Bruchsal, Germany
  • "Producing and Publishing Eighteenth-Century Scholarship," Greg Clingham, Bucknell University
  • "Information Technology and the Future State of Eighteenth-Century Studies," George H. Williams, University of Maryland, College Park
  • "The Next Generation’s Eighteenth Century," Sean Moore, Duke University

215: Digital Diaspora: New Media, Indigenous Spaces, and Postcoloniality

Friday, 28 December 2001, noon to 1:15 p.m., Rhythms Ballroom II, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Postcolonial Studies in Literature and Culture. Presiding: Lynn Marie Houston, Arizona State University

  • "www.miluchaessulucha.org: Guerillas on the Net, a Colombian Sample," Pedro Jimenez-Morras, University of Geneva
  • "Anxieties of Influence: The Caribbean Digital Diaspora," Belinda J. Edmondson, Rutgers University, Newark; Faith Lois Smith, Brandeis University
  • " `What to Do?’; or, Strategies of Replacement: Alien Architecture and the Work of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Will Bauer," Andreas Gernot Kitzman, University of Karlstad, Sweden

222: Lost, Stolen, Strayed, or Forgotten: The Impact of "Unknown" Women’s Texts

Friday, 28 December 2001, noon to 1:15 p.m., Bayside Room B, Sheraton New Orleans

A special session; session leader: Julia H. Flanders, Brown University

  • "The Case of Margaret Cuninghame, an Abused Wife," Nely Keinanen, University of Helsinki
  • "Looking for Locke: Psalm 51 and Intertextuality," John H. Ottenhoff, Alma College
  • "The Authoress Lives: Electronic Texts and Feminist Literary Study," Kimberly S. Hill, Kent State University, Kent
  • "Vulnerable Arguments: The Reemergence of Secret Histories in the Historiography of Recovery," Judith Ann Dorn, Saint Cloud State University

230: Postnational Imaginaries: Cultural Practices in Latin America

Friday, 28 December 2001, noon to 1:15 p.m., Iberville Room, New Orleans Marriott

A special session; session leader: Miguel López, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

  • "From Macondo to McOndo: What Does Young Contemporary Latin American Literature Tell about the Transnational Cultural Landscape?" Claudia B. Ferman, University of Richmond
  • "Cyberliterature and Postnational Imaginaries," Ignacio Corona, Ohio State University, Columbus
  • "Transnational Border Imaginaries in Luis Arturo Ramos and Luis Humberto Crosthwaite," Miguel López

Respondent: Javier Durán, Michigan State University


269: Le Français en Louisiane: Our Past, Present, and Future

Friday, 28 December 2001, 1:45 to 3:00 p.m., Galerie 1, New Orleans Marriott

Program arranged by the MLA Office of Foreign Language Programs. Presiding: Carol Marie Lazzaro-Weis, Southern University, Baton Rouge

  • "L’héritage acadien: Les contes cajuns et créoles," Barry J. Ancelet, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
  • "George Dessomes en Classiques Pélican: Un état présent du fait français en Louisiane," Dana Kress, Centenary College
  • "Les médias francophones aujourd’hui et demain: La presse, la radio, et l’Internet," Michael C. Bruce, Centenary College

272: Digital Discourse I: Theory and Practice of Teaching Online

Friday, 28 December 2001, 1:45 to 3:00 p.m., Poydras Room, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Association for Business Communication. Presiding: Melinda A. Knight, University of Rochester

  • "Digital Annotation: Where Can We Get It, and How Do We Use It?" Arun Sheldon Nevader, University of California, Berkeley
  • "From Genre Systems to the Buddy System: Developments in Professional Communication and Online Education under New Forms of Market Value on the Web," H. Craig Stroupe, San Jose State University
  • "Improving the Quality of Distance Education through Peer Teaching/Learning and Faculty-Student Interactions," Sherry Southard, East Carolina University

Respondent: Melinda A. Knight


295: Language Change in Social Contexts

Friday, 28 December 2001, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Poydras Room, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Division on Language Change. Presiding: Kristin Hanson, University of California, Berkeley

  • "Language and Gender and the Past," Patricia Howell Michaelson, University of Texas, Dallas
  • "Utilizing Use: Grammaticization and Delexification," Eric J. Hyman, Fayetteville State University
  • "Notes from Inside the Discourse Community of Information Technologists: Blind Spots and Empowerment," Alan M. Bilansky, Penn State University, University Park

316: When Is a Web Site Scholarship?

Friday, 28 December 2001, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Rhythms Ballroom II, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Advisory Committee on the
MLA International Bibliography. Presiding: Todd W. Taylor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

  • "The Value of Virtual Scholarship in the Academy’s Printcentric Economy," Gary Olson, University of South Florida
  • "Game Over: Digitize or Perish?" Scott K. Halbritter, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • "Should I List This on My CV? Considering the Values of Self-Published and Maintained Web Sites," Steven Daniel Krause, Eastern Michigan University
  • "Digital Representation, Editorial Representation, and the William Blake Archive," Joseph Viscomi, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

317: Interactive Technology in Foreign Languages, Linguistics, and Literature

Friday, 28 December 2001, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Balcony I, New Orleans Marriott

Program arranged by the MLA Office of Foreign Language Programs. Presiding: Alex L. Chapin, Middlebury College

  • "New Technology Yes! New Pedagogy No!" Benjamin Rifkin, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • "Creating Interactive Text on the Web," Caroline Schaumann, Middlebury College

323: Web Development in the Technical Communication Service Course

Friday, 28 December 2001, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Bayside Room B, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. Presiding: Sam Dragga, Texas Tech University

  • "Converting the Service Course to the Web," Daniel G. Riordan, University of Wisconsin, Stout
  • "Web Design, Industry, and the Academy: Bringing Two Worlds Together," Emily A. Thrush, University of Memphis
  • "Producing Responsible Web Writers: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning," Elizabeth Ruth Pass, James Madison University
  • "Web Development in the Technical Communication Service Course," Joy Rouse, Appalachian State University

365: Teaching Language with Technology

Friday, 28 December 2001, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., Balcony I, New Orleans Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on the Teaching of Language. Presiding: Diane W. Birckbichler, Ohio State University, Columbus

  • "Technological Literacies and Teacher Training: The Development and Review of a Major Media Workshop," David Aldstadt, Ohio State University, Columbus
  • "The Potential of Multimedia for Learner-Active Intercultural Understanding: The Interactive Documentary Thriller Berlin Connection in the Foreign Language Classroom," Sylvia H. Rieger, Harvard University
  • "An Active Approach to Instructional Technology in a Foreign Language Classroom: Electronic Writing Portfolios," Jerzy (George) Jura, Iowa State University

409: Archival Research and New Technologies: A Discussion

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., Bayside Room B, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Division on Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Presiding: Jay Grosman, Northwestern University

  • "Rereading Literary Contours, Expanding Literary Contexts: Daniel Murray’s Pamphlet Collection Online," Elizabeth McHenry, New York University
  • "Early American Periodicals in the Digital Age," Jared B. Gardner, Ohio State University, Columbus
  • "An Americanist Technophobe in the Overseas Archive," Lynn A. Casmier-Paz, University of Central Florida
  • "The Dickinson Electronic Archives: Technologies and Textualities," Lara E. Vetter, University of Maryland, College Park

425: Versions of Modernism

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., Gallier Rooms A and B, Sheraton New Orleans

A special session; session leader: W. Speed Hill, Graduate Center, City University of New York

  • "Hourly Rates: Virginia Woolf, Nicole Kidman, the Internet, and The Hours," Brenda R. Silver, Dartmouth College
  • "The Modernist Book as Artifact: Historicizing the First Thirty Cantos," George J. Bornstein, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • "Hanging Gertrude: Picasso’s Portrait of Stein and the Display of Modernism," Catherine Elizabeth Paul, Clemson University

433: Electronic Media and Intellectual Property

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., Grand Chenier Room, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional Rights and Responsibilities. Presiding: David A. Kent, Centennial College

  • "Swell: Let’s Call It the Great Copyright Crisis, 1701-2001," Mark A. Rose, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • "Intellectual Real Estate in Virtual Geographies," Marie-Laure Ryan, Bellvue, CO
  • "Profit from It: The Rhetoric of Usability and E-Commerce in Students’ Poaching of Intellectual Property," Kathleen M. Keating, Greensboro College
  • "Just Sharing, Not Stealing: Student Conceptions of Intellectual Property in Academic and Electronic Settings," Amy Marie Ward, College of Mount Saint Vincent

450: Textual Criticism and Theory

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Pontchartrain Ballroom F, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Division on Methods of Literary Research. Presiding: Pamela M. Dalziel, University of British Columbia

  • "Are There Texts in This Class? Editions as Criticism, Editions as Hypertexts, Hypertexts as Editions," Michael Groden, University of Western Ontario
  • "(Hyper)Textual Criticism and the Burden of Linearity: How Hypertext Realigns the (Non)Linear Manuscript (and Is That a Good Thing?)," Elizabeth J. Birmingham, North Dakota State University
  • "The Author Has Not Left the Building: Intentions, Conventions, and Rhetoric," Steven Mailloux, University of California, Irvine
  • "McGann versus Greg and Gaskell: Reflections on the `Copy-Text’ Controversy," William Baker, Northern Illinois University

457: 2001, a Cultural Studies Odyssey: Science Fiction and Technocultural Fact

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Bayside Room A, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic Literature. Presiding: Marleen Sandra Barr, Columbia University

  • "Baudrillard in The Matrix," Andrew Mark Gordon, University of Florida
  • "Afro-Futurism and Women Writers of Color," Lisbeth Gant-Britton, Kalamazoo College
  • "Technological Contours of Electronic Science Fiction," Brooks Landon, University of Iowa

466: Defining Digital Scholarship

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Bayside Room B, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Information Technology. Presiding: James F. Knapp, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

  • "Online Scholarly Resources: A Brief Taxonomy," Stephen Olsen, MLA
  • "The Mutiny and the Bounty: Online Scholarship 2001," Todd W. Taylor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Respondent: Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, University of Maryland, College Park

475: Global Connections II: South American, Asian, and United States Theater and Drama

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Bayside Room C, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the American Theatre and Drama Society. Presiding: David Román, University of Southern California

  • "Nelson Rodrigues in North America: A Case Study in Cultural Cross-Fertilization," Brenda C. Murphy, University of Connecticut, Storrs
  • "Digital Zapatistas: Undoing Global Influence with Ricardo Dominguez and the Electronic Disturbance Theatre," Jill M. Lane, Ohio State University, Columbus
  • "Kabuki, Bharata Natyam, and the National Theater of the Deaf," Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Central Michigan University

506: Language Barriers and Barriers to Language: Disability and Foreign Language Acquisition

Saturday, 29 December 2001, noon to 1:15 p.m., Galerie 4, New Orleans Marriott

A special session; session leader: Susan Burch, Gallaudet University

  • "Institutional Barriers, Technological Bridges," Tammy Elizabeth Berberi, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • "Watch-You-Learn-Now: Foreign Language Instruction in the Deaf Classroom," Ian M. Sutherland, Gallaudet University
  • "Who Is Leading Whom? Teaching German to Students Who Are Blind," Elizabeth Cushman Hamilton, Oberlin College

508: Enabling Technologies and Electronic Publishing

Saturday, 29 December 2001, noon to 1:15 p.m., Rampart Room, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the MLA Publications Committee. Presiding: Dierk O. Hoffmann, Colgate University; Antonette diPaolo Healey, University of Toronto

  • "The Space between Law and Policy: The Other Digital Divide," TyAnna K. Herrington, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • "The Dickinson Electronic Archives Projects: Evolutions of a Dynamic Edition(s)," Martha Nell Smith, University of Maryland, College Park
  • "Full Text Searching across Collections," Christina Powell, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Respondent: Susan M. Belasco, University of Nebraska, Lincoln


550: Computer Games, Narrative, and Special Effects

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 1:45 to 3:00 p.m., Grand Couteau Room, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Association for Computers and the Humanities. Presiding: Andrew Mactavish, McMaster University; Geoffrey M. Rockwell, McMaster University

  • "Die Hard, Try Harder? Narrative and Spectacle from Hollywood to Video Game," Geoff R. King, Brunel University, England
  • "Narrate or Simulate? Agency and the Everyday in the Sims," Sean Latham, University of Tulsa
  • "Neobaroque Labyrinths and Computer Game Spaces," Angela Ndalianis, University of Melbourne
  • "Showcasing the Spectacular: Special Effects, Computer Games, and the Attractions Tradition of the Cinema," Saige N. Walton, University of Melbourne

See the associated web site for further details.


570: Digital Approaches to Language and Text: Words, Images, and Beyond

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Bayside Room B, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Computer Studies in Language and Literature. Presiding: Henry P. Biggs, Washington University

  • "Statistical Stylistics and Authorship Attribution: An Empirical Investigation," David L. Hoover, New York University
  • "Natural Language Processing and the Emergence of a New Theoretical Approach to the Study of Terms," Tanja L. Collet, University of Ottawa
  • "A Computational Infrastructure for Aligning Tibetan Videos with Text," Edward J. Garrett, University of Virginia
  • "Perl Programming in Stylistic Analysis and Pedagogy," Donald E. Hardy, Northern Illinois University

575: Conflicts, Culture Wars, Curricula: A Roundtable on Gerald Graff

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Pontchartrain Ballroom G, Sheraton New Orleans

A special session; session leader: Andrew Hoberek, University of Missouri, Columbia

  • "Teaching the Conflicts in China," Steve Benton, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • "Graff and the Left," David R. Shumway, Carnegie Mellon University
  • "Graff and the Web," H. Craig Stroupe, San Jose State University
  • "Jerry’s Blind Spot," Jane Tompkins, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • "Remodeling Literary Pedagogy: Gerald Graff at the Museum of Natural History," Robin P. Valenza, Stanford University
  • "We Really Do Not Know How to Disagree with Each Other," Jeffrey D. Wallen, Hampshire College

586: Teaching Smarter

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Pontchartrain Ballroom F, Sheraton New Orleans

A workshop arranged in conjunction with the forum Understanding Teaching (session 442). Presiding: Sue Lonoff, Harvard University

  • "More Curriculum, Less Method," K. Eckhard Kuhn-Osius, Hunter College, City University of New York
  • "Journals in Literature Courses: Promoting and Grading Participation," David Swerdlow, Westminster College, PA
  • "Cluster Groups and Assignments," Polly Stevens Fields, Lake Superior State University
  • "See Dick Click, See Jane Browse: Teaching Smarter with Technology," H. Jay Siskin, Cabrillo College, CA

Respondent: Susan Anne Kress, Skidmore College


596: American Sign Language Dictionary and Inflection Guide: A Demonstration of the CD-ROM

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m., Southdown Room, Sheraton New Orleans

Presiding: Geoffrey S. Poor, Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf


631: Bibliography in the Electronic Environment

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., Bayside Room B, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Bibliography and Textual Studies. Presiding: Robin G. Schulze, Penn State University, University Park

  • "Physical Texts, Virtual Books," Julia H. Flanders, Brown University
  • "The Theory and Practice of Creating a `Center for Applied Technologies in the Humanities,’" Daniel W. Mosser, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ernest Walter Sullivan, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • "Textual and Electronic Versions of the Keats-Shelley Bibliography," Jonathan David Gross, DePaul University

645: The Portuguese Diaspora in the Indian Ocean and Beyond / A diáspora portuguesa no Oceano Indico e mais além

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., Studio 2, New Orleans Marriott

A special session; session leader: Joseph Abraham Levi, Rhode Island College

  • "Luso-Asian Pidgins and Creoles: A Computational Model of Luso Influences in Contact Languages," Teresa Satterfield, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • "A Companhia de Jesus e a Cristandade de São Tomé na India," Maria de Deus Beites Manso, Universidade de Evora, Portugal
  • "O acaso dos Brasis / Accidental Brazil: Marginal Notes on Portugal’s Asian Empire," Luís Manuel Madureira, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Respondent: Nechama Kramer-Hellinx, York College, City University of New York

647: Career Planning for Graduate Students: A Holistic Vision

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., Rhythms Ballroom I, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession. Presiding: Dolores Mary Tierney, Tulane University

  • "The Humanities at Work: Careers, Jobs, and the Social Value of the Humanities," Richard M. Bennett, Woodrow Wilson Foundation
  • "How to Leave Graduate School with Abundant Career Options," Cynthia D. Petrites, University of Chicago
  • "The WRK4US Listserv: An Electronic Resource for Exploring Nonacademic Careers," Paula Foster, Foster Communications

648: How to Drive a New Variorum Shakespeare

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., Salon 825 & 829, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare. Presiding: Thomas L. Berger, Saint Lawrence University

  • "Performance and the Variorum," James N. Loehlin, University of Texas, Austin
  • "Reasoning the Need: The Variorum Shakespeare and Hypertextuality," Catherine A. Loomis, University of New Orleans
  • "Drivers Wanted," John Michael Archer, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Respondent: Russ McDonald, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

649: Online Research and Learning in Modern Languages and Literature: Issues of Quality

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., Grand Couteau Room, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Information Technology. Presiding: James S. Noblitt, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

  • "Context and Culture Online," Claire J. Kramsch, University of California, Berkeley
  • "Our Telemathic Scholars: What Are Their Needs, and How Do We Meet Them?" Michael G. Moore, Penn State University, University Park

Respondent: James S. Noblitt


655: The Arts of (Making) Money II

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 9:00 to 10:15 p.m., Grand Couteau Room, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Division on Literature and Other Arts. Presiding: Marguerite Rowland Waller, University of California, Riverside

  • "The K Foundation and the Art of Hostile Philanthropy," James F. English, University of Pennsylvania
  • "The Euro Is Coming: People, History, and Other Stuff You Can Buy," Peter Sarram, Northwestern University
  • "J. S. G. Boggs’s Networked Art," Craig Saper, University of the Arts

673: Systems of Control: Navigating Academic Authority in the Digital Age

Saturday, 29 December 2001, 9:00 to 10:15 p.m., Bayside Room B, Sheraton New Orleans

A special session; session leader: Brandy Brown Walker, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • "(Un)Authorized Narratives: Reconfiguring Authority in Electronic Fiction," Brandy Brown Walker
  • "Godzilla Takes the MLA: Digitally Visualizing Mutations in the Academy," Susan Bridget McHugh, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • "Selling Space: Commodification, the Link, and the Business of Hypertext," Michael Griffith, Tulane University
  • "Electronic Critique and Digital Departments: Navigating New Media Studies," Marcel O’Gorman, University of Detroit Mercy

696: Race, Sexuality, and Popular Culture

Sunday, 30 December 2001, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., Rampart Room, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Division on Popular Culture

  • " `My Name Is Peaches!’: Expunging the Butch from the Cinematic Appearance of Black Revolutionary Women: The Case of Pam Grier," Kara Keeling, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • "Listen America! The Entertainment Industry Emergency Committee," Amy Villarejo, Cornell University
  • "Race, Technology, Dystopia," Wendy H. Chun, Brown University

Respondent: Carole-Ann Tyler, University of California, Riverside

707: Making Pedagogy Visible

Sunday, 30 December 2001, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., Bayside Room B, Sheraton New Orleans

A special session; session leader: Margaret Katherine Willard-Traub, Oakland University

  • "Theorizing Teaching, Making Pedagogy Visible," Kathleen A. McCormick, State University of New York, Purchase
  • "All the News That’s Fit to Print: Pedagogy in the Public Domain," Mark C. Long, Keene State College
  • "Teaching with New Technologies: Documenting Complex Teaching Practices," Barbara Anne Szlanic, Columbia University

713: The Information Superrailway: Literature and Media in the Nineteenth Century

Sunday, 30 December 2001, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., Cornet Room, Sheraton New Orleans

A special session; session leader: Richard Menke, University of Georgia

  • "Nineteenth-Century Webs: The Exchange between Literature and Science," Laura Christine Otis, Hofstra University
  • "Exhibiting the Telegraph Girl: Gender and Surveillance in the Global Information Network of the Nineteenth Century," Christopher J. Keep, University of Western Ontario
  • "Stenographic Masculinity," Leah Price, Harvard University

729: Technology and Language Acquisition

Sunday, 30 December 2001, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Galerie 1, New Orleans Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Applied Linguistics. Presiding: M. Rafael Salaberry, Rice University

  • "SLA Interactive Framework and Vocabulary Acquisition: Effects of Computer-Mediated Synchronous Interaction," Maria J. De La Fuente, Vanderbilt University

751: Teaching Language and Literature Online

Sunday, 30 December 2001, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Bayside Room B, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Information Technology. Presiding: Douglas Morgenstern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • "Literature and Technology: A Dialogue," Brian Wessell McCuskey, Utah State University
  • "Virtual Walden: Where I Taught and What I Taught for in Cyberspace," Thomas Lawrence Long, Thomas Nelson Community College, VA
  • "GOLDEN (German On-Line Distance Eduation Network): Interactive Professional Development on the Web," Joan Keck Campbell, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • "Should Distance Learning Replace Our Classroom-Based Language Teaching?" Peter Jianhua Yang, Case Western Reserve University

772: Professing Technical Communication

Sunday, 30 December 2001, noon to 1:15 p.m., Bayside Room B, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. Presiding: Carolyn G. Rude, Texas Tech University

  • "Venturing Out of the Neighborhood: Opportunities for Raising the Visibility of Technical Communication," Jo Allen, North Carolina State University
  • "Maintaining Legitimacy, Upholding Value, and Meeting Our Obligations: The Growing Pains of a Young Profession," Brenda Orbell, Oklahoma State University
  • "Researching toward New Technologies and Techniques," Paul M. Dombrowski, University of Central Florida
  • "Job Requirements for Today’s Technical Writing Practitioners," Michael A. McCord, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

774: Seeking the Soul of the Machine: Interrogating Human-Computer Relations in Literature, Composition, and Art

Sunday, 30 December 2001, noon to 1:15 p.m., Grand Couteau Room, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Association for Computers and the Humanities. Presiding: Art Young, Clemson University

  • "Recuperating Robots as Sites for Humanistic Studies," Bernadette Celia Longo, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • "The Poetics of the Machine: Introducing Students to Verbal and Visual Representations," Donna Reiss, Tidewater Community College, VA
  • "Shaping the Relation between Humans and Computers: Students as Technology Activists," Cynthia L. Selfe, Michigan Technological University

See the associated web site for further details.

782: Living between Cultures and Languages

Sunday, 30 December 2001, noon to 1:15 p.m., Audubon Room, New Orleans Marriott

Program arranged by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Presiding: Carol E. Klein, Beaver College

  • "Framing Text into Culture," Lyris Wiedemann, Stanford University
  • "Entre el texto y el hipertexto: El estudio y la enseñanza de la literatura," Diego del Pozo, University of Georgia
  • "Between Cultures: LangNet," Carmen Chaves Tesser, University of Georgia

783: Rethinking German Curricula and Classroom Practices in the Time of Cultural Studies

Sunday, 30 December 2001, noon to 1:15 p.m., Studio 2, New Orleans Marriott

Program arranged by the American Association of Teachers of German. Presiding: C. Lynne Tatlock, Washington University

  • "The Native Speaker, the Student, and Woody Allen: Examining Traditional Roles in the Foreign Language Classroom," Anke Karen Finger, University of Connecticut, Storrs
  • "From Kulturkunde to Cultural Studies: Information Literacy and Writing in the Advanced German Classroom," Lisabeth M. Hock, Wayne State University
  • "German Cultural Studies and the Curriculum of Medieval Studies: Reflecting on New Paradigms," Rosmarie T. Morwedge, State University of New York, Binghamton
  • "German Studies and/or European Studies," Sara Friedrichsmeyer, University of Cincinnati

784: South Asians in Public Culture

Sunday, 30 December 2001, noon to 1:15 p.m., Galerie 4, New Orleans Marriott

Program arranged by the South Asian Literary Association. Presiding: Shailja Sharma, DePaul University

  • "Cyber-Migrants: South Asian Immigrants and the Construction of Virtual Communities," Susan Koshy, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • " `You’re Pakistani, the Victim Was American, and This Is Boston’: Feminist Outrage and Xenophobic Racism in The Practice," Ambreen Hai, Smith College
  • "Cosmopolitanism and South Asians in the United States," Gita Rajan, Fairfield University
  • "Spice Girls and Food: Consuming Indianness on Padma’s Passport," Anita Mannur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • "Cultural Difference and the Popular: The Diasporic Narrative of Bhangna," Harveen Sachdeva Mann, Loyola University, Chicago

789: Digital Discourse II: Civility, Subjectivity, and Difference

Sunday, 30 December 2001, 1:45 to 3:00 p.m., Gallier Rooms A and B, Sheraton New Orleans

Program arranged by the Association for Business Communication. Presiding: Bernadette Celia Longo, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

  • "Short-Tempered and Short-Sighted: Online Discourse and the Death of Patience," Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Wesleyan University
  • "Tech Students, High-Tech Writing: Using Technology to Teach Composition at the Urban Technical College," George Mario Guida, New York City Technical College
  • "Autoethnographic Projects in Workplace Cultures: E-Writing Subjects," Jim Henry, George Mason University

Respondent: Kitty O’Donnell Locker, Ohio State University, Columbus

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.