NeMLA 2011


The 42nd convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will be held in scenic New Brunswick, NJ April 7-10, 2011 at the Hyatt, and I’ll be busy this weekend at two panels:

Friday, 10-11:30AM, Regency A

‘The record of bitter moments’: Prison Writing as a Genre II
Chair: Chris Barrett, Harvard University

“Big House Birdman and Jailhouse Lawyer: Stroud and Chessman, Productive Prison Writers and Laborers”
Nathaniel Heggins Bryant, University of Pittsburgh

“Guarded Speech: Language Poets, the Black Panthers, and the Remaking of American Literary History”
Ramsey Scott, Brooklyn College-CUNY

“‘Unspeakable Thoughts, Unspoken’: Morrison’s Beloved and the Narration of Women Prisoners’ Abuse”
Patrick Alexander, Duke University

“‘All roads are turning into prison roads’: Genre in C.D. Wright’s One Big Self”
Michael Leong, Rutgers University


Saturday, 4:45-6:15PM, Regency A

Quotation and Originality (Creative)
Chair: Catherine Dent, Susquehanna University

“On It Just Being Research, Really, And Endless Hours Of Work: Originality and Influence”
Scott Henkle, CUNY Graduate Center

“from The Philosophy of Decomposition / Re-composition as Explanation: A Poe and Stein Mash-Up”
Michael Leong, Rutgers University

“‘Immature Poets Borrow: Mature Poets Steal’: The Archeology of Originality”
Silas Zobal, Susquehanna University

“The Days Down Here: Art and Ethics in the Basement of Fiction”
Jacob White, Johnson State College

~ by Michael Leong on April 4, 2011.

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