Mesea conference 2002 Padua June 26-29 2002



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MESEA Conference 2002


Padua June 26-29 2002
Panel Schedule

Thursday morning

1.1

Room H

 

 

Anthony Marasco

Liminal Sites: The Spatialization of Difference in a Trans-Atlantic Context

University of California at Berkeley

USA

Shaul Bassi

The Ghetto: The Ghetto of Venice: From Shylock to Lubavitch

University of Venice

Italy

Anthony Marasco

The Villa: Jefferson's Villa at Monticello: An Emblem of the Spatialization of Difference Leading to the Waging of a Civil War and the Drawing of a Color Line in America

University of California at Berkeley

USA

Franca Bernabei

The City: Atlantic Crossings and (Post)-Metropolitan Transitions in Carribean Diasporic Fiction

University of Venice

Italy

Marina Cacioppo

The Village: Writing Spaces: Italian Americans Writing Home

Oxford University

GB




1.2

Room F

 

 

Monika Müller

(Cross)Blood Memories

University of Cologne

Germany

Heather Leigh Johnson

Theodore Roethke's German Roots

Georgia State University

USA

Harriet Masembe

August Wilson and James McBride: Two Tales of Euro-Afro Identity among African-Americans

Norfolk State University

USA

Monika Müller

Race as (Cultural) Alterity?: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Dred and George Eliot's Daniel Deronda

University of Cologne

Germany

David Cowart

Ethnicity as Palimpsest in Mylene Dressler's The Deadwood Beetle

University of South Carolina

USA

Martha Montello

The Dark Legacy of "Bad Blood": European-American Connections through Science and Blues Lyrics

Harvard University; University of Kansas

USA




1.3

Room C

 

 

Monica Chiu

Speaking Sites: Translingualisms

University of New Hampshire

USA

Alicia Otano

"my words will always come out like home": Privileging Non-standard English in Multiethnic Novels

University of Navarre

Spain

Agnieszka Bedingfield

Trans-Memory and Diaspora: Memories of Europe and Asia in American Immigrant Narratives

University of Warsaw

Poland

Martha Cutter

Cortes's Legacy: The Politics and Poetics of Voice in Chicano/a Literature

Kent State University

USA

Maria Lauret

Mary Antin, Eva Hoffman, and Multilingual America

University of Sussex

GB

James Byrne

Mapping a "Gaelachas" Sensibility: Mr. Dooley's Dialect(ic) as Delineation and Creation of an Irish-American Community

University College Cork

Ireland




1.4

Room E

 

 

Gita Rajan

New Breeds for Old Places”: Postcolonialism (1)

Fairfield University

USA

Laura Harris

L'Abbandono: Who's (Whose) Meticcio in the Eritrea Italy Diaspora?

Pitzer College

USA

Michaela Mudure

Comparative Multiculturalisms: USA and Romania

Babes-Bolyai University

Romania

Gita Rajan

Structuring Race and Subjectivity in the National Imaginary: Divakaruni and Sayal

Fairfield University

USA

Eleanor Ty

The Inadequacy of the Hyphenated Asian Ethnic Signifier: Reading Asian North American and European Ethnic Narratives as Global Narratives

Wilfrid Laurier University

Canada

Begona Simal Gonzales

Ethnic and Cultural Border Sites: A Holographic Approach to Zadie Smith and Helena María Viramontes

University of La Coruña

Spain




1.5

Room D

 

 

Elisabetta Marino

(Re)imagining the Homeland (1)

University of Rome, Tor Vergata

Italy

Edward Merwin

Representations of Di Alte Heym (The Old Country) in American Yiddish Drama

Dickinson College

USA

Winfried Herget

Herman, the Cheruscan and the Search for Symbols of German-American Ethnicity

University of Mainz

Germany

Alan Rice
Angela Leonard

Remembering Diaspora through Gravesites, Memorials and Performance

University of Central Lancashire
Loyola University

GB
USA

Reshmi Dutt

Memory as a Site of Abjection: Interrogating What is Lost in Lost in Translation and FaultLines

University of Minnesota

USA

Lene Johannessen

When Globalization Goes Local: Creating New Homes

University of Bergen

Norway




1.6

Room G

 

 

Roy Goldblatt

Disillusionment and Resignation

University of Joensuu

Finland

Roy Goldblatt

Doctrines of Resignation

University of Joensuu

Finland

Seiwoong Oh

Dilemma in the Kitchen: Food, Ethnicity and Culture in Timothy Mo's Sweet
Sour
and Gish Jen's Typical American

Rider University

USA

Cheryl Alexander Malcolm

Out of Brooklin or Beijing? Comedies of Resignation in David Henry Hwang's
M. Butterfly

University of Gdansk

Poland

Suzanne Ferguson

Heartsongs/Artsongs: Native Americans in Europe in the Fiction of James Welch and Leslie Marmon Silko

Case Western Reserve University

USA




1.7

Room I

 

 

Mark Rozell

The Evolving Political Roles of Ethnic/Religious Groups in Modern Democracies

Catholic University of America

USA

Joel Fetzer,

J. Christopher Soper



The Political Impact of Islamic Immigration in France and Great Britain

Central Michigan University,
Pepperdine University

USA,

USA


Michael Foley,

Dean Hoge



Varieties of Political Experience: Local Worship Communities and the Political Education of New Immigrants

Catholic University of America,
Catholic University of America

USA,

USA


Clyde Wilcox,

Mark J. Rozell



Comparing and Contrasting Political Attitudes Among White and Black Evangelicals in the United States

Georgetown University,
Catholic University of America

USA,

USA


Thursday afternoon

2.1

Room H

 

 

Gonul Pultar

Circumatlantic Cities

Bilkent University

Turkey

David Caldwell

Venice and Vice: European and American Narratives from the Birthplace of the Ghetto

University of Northern Colorado

USA

Konstanze Kutzbach

The Hard-Boiled Pattern as Discursive Practice of Ethnic Subalternity in Jakob Arjouni's Happy Birthday, Turk! and Irene Dische's Ein Job

University of Cologne

Germany

Elena Apenko

"Russian New York", or Russians in New York?

State University of St. Petersburg

Russia

Gonul Pultar

The Metropolis as Site of Ethnic Identity: Bharati Mukherjee’s New York and Buchi Emecheta’s London

Bilkent University

Turkey

2.2

Room F

 

 

Richard Serrano

Shifting Locations: Americans in Paris

Rutgers University

USA

Lynn Weiss

The Fortune Teller: Victor Séjour and the Mortara Affair

College of William and Mary

USA

Elèna Mortara

African Americans, Jews and Catholic Creoles: A Descendant's Response to the Mortara Affair and Its Literary Representation

University of Rome, Tor Vergata

Italy

Carla Cappetti

An American in Paris: Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue"

City College of New York - CUNY

USA

Richard Serrano

"You're the Top, You're the Eiffel Tower": Interracial Gay Couples in Baldwin and Ouologuem

Rutgers University

USA




2.3

Room C

 

 

Alison Goeller

Strangers in a Strange Land

University of Maryland in Europe

Germany

Kul Rai

Doctorates Earned by Black, Asian, and White Women at American and British Universities: A Comparison

Southern Connecticut State University

USA

Norma Hervey

Local Multi-Faced European Ethnicity in the United States: 20th Century Celebrations and Challenges in Iowa

Luther College

USA

Dorothea Löbbermann

Making Strange in Tourism: Europeans in Harlem

Center for Literary Studies, Berlin

Germany

Alison Goeller

Strangers in a Strange Land: Civil Rights and The NAACP in Europe

University of Maryland in Europe

Germany

Martin Fischer

Charles Taylor's Communitarism: Establishing a Francophone Collective Self in Quebec

University of Mainz

Germany

2.4

Room E

 

 

Yonka Krasteva

(Cross)Blood Interactions

University of Veliko Turnovo

Bulgaria

Glenn Deer

Eating the Eurasian Literary Text: Food, Sex, and Trans-Cultural Desire in Fred Wah's Diamond Grill, Sigrid Nunez's A Feather on the Breath of God, and Juzo Itami's Tampopo

University of British Columbia

Canada

Cassandra Jackson

Unnatural Union”: Race and the Colonial Past in The Last of the Mohicans

Northeastern University

USA

Yonka Krasteva

Post-ethnic Performativity and Multicultural Ambivalence: Testing the Limits of Borderlands in Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land and Meera Syal's Anita and Me

University of Veliko Turnovo

Bulgaria

Martino Marazzi

"Brushing the boots of a colored man": Italian Americans and African Americans

Columbia University

USA

Joonok Huh

A Chinese Woman Becoming Honorary Irish?: Reading Gish Jen's "Who is Irish?"

University of Northern Colorado

USA




2.5

Room D

 

 

Rocio Davis

New Breeds for Old Places”: Postcolonialism (3)

University of Navarra

Spain

Grace Kyungwon Hong

Immigration, Tourism, Consumerism: Shani Mootoo's Cereus Blooms at Night and Hanif Koureshi's The Buddha of Suburbia

Princeton University

USA

Dorothy Wang

Hip, Young, and Exotic?: Diasporic Writing in San Francisco and London

Northwestern University

USA

Amaia Ibarraran

Redefining Conquest in Ana Castillo's Sapogonia

University of País Vasco

Spain

Rosa Maria Diez

Rosario Ferre's The House on the Lagoon: Puerto Rican Ethnical and National Identities under Construction

University of Leon

Spain

Amrit Singh

South Asians in the North American and European Diasphora: Before and After September 11

Rhode Island College

USA




2.6

Room G

 

 

Cathy Covell Waegner

Double Mirrors: American Ethnicities Looking toward Europe

University of Siegen

Germany

Lee Schweninger

Claiming Europe: Native American Literary Responses to the Old World

University of North Carolina

USA

Steven Mailloux

"What the colour of my skin meant": Tracking the Rhetorical Paths of Thought in the Performance of Racial Identities in Nineteenth-Century America and Europe

University of California, Irvine

USA

Danuta Pytlak

Laying the Foundations for a Polish-American Identity: Polish and American Literary, Cultural and Social Inspirations in the Fiction of Helena Stas

University of Warsaw

Poland

Iping Liang

European Plays and American Ethnics: A Study of the Concept of Play in Ishmael Reed and Gerald Vizenor

National Taiwan Normal University

Taiwan

Cynthia Tolentino

Looking toward Europe: Refiguring Race, Literary Citizenship, and Cold War Culture in America is in the Heart

Vassar College

USA


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