2014 Conference Program

81st Conference for CCTE Program February 27-March 1, 2014

Thursday, February 27
1:00-5:00 p.m. Conference Registration. American Heritage (AH) Foyer
2:00-5:00 p.m. Executive Council Meeting. Betty Hancock Parlor
6:00-8:00 p.m. Reception. McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave.
Entertainment by Jared Brandon and Jake Farr; red and white wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres.
Sponsored in part by CCTE and W.W. Norton Co.

Friday, Feb. 28
7:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Conference Registration. American Heritage (AH) Foyer
W.W Norton and Pearson Publishing will have book displays in the Katherine Lynch Thompson Conference Room just off the AH Foyer

7:15-8:45 a.m. State of the Profession Breakfast. Bozeman Room
Dr. Miles Kimball, Texas Tech University, “The Tyranny of the Essay: Writing Instruction and the Mission of English Studies”

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The LCU Chap Store in the Student Union Building (SUB) will be offering free warm cookies and 15% discount on one LCU item with coupon in bag

9:00-10:20 a.m. Session I

Creative Writing Session I: Prose (AH 105)
Chair: Steven Sherwood, Texas Christian University
Trudi Beckman, UT Arlington. “Water, Falling” and “Walking with Bertha Inky”
Shenai Rieken-Alonge, Lubbock Christian University. “Letting the Dead Bury the
Dead”
Debbie J. Williams, Abilene Christian University. “Absolution”

Literature Session I: American Literature (AH Cardwell Lecture Hall)
Chair: Melinda McBee, Grayson College
Cindy Marlow McClenagan, Wayland Baptist University. “Picture Stories in Zora
Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God
Carolyn Ordiway-Thiem, Tarleton State University. “The Shaping of a Family: The
Role of Perception in Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury
Carrie Brincefield Morrow, Tarleton State University. “Faulkner’s Sense of Smell in
The Sound and the Fury
Price McMurray, Texas Wesleyan Univeristy. “‘The Stony Idiom of the Brain’:
Language and Identity in T. C. Boyle’s Talk Talk

10-00-11:00 a.m. Refreshments in the American Heritage Lobby
Sponsored by the University Writing Center


10:30-11:50 a.m. Session 2

Composition Pedagogy Session I:Rhetoric of Cultural Artifacts (AH Cardwell Lecture Hall)
Chair: Lisette Blanco-Cerda, Tarrant County College—Northeast Campus
Annette Cole, Tarrant County College and Texas Women’s University. “The Rhetoric of
the Land in Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men and The Crossing
Laura Carroll, Abilene Christian University. “Public Memory in German Holocaust
Memorials”
Charles Etheridge, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. “Analogy, Aristotle,
Aquinas, and the Rhetoric of Belief in the Middle Ages”

Literature Session II: British Literature (AH 206)
Chair: Deborah Kuhlmann, Wayland Baptist University
Karen Dodwell, University of Texas at San Antonio. “Thinking with Dogs in Charlotte Bronte’s Shirley
Susie Warley, Texas A&M University-Commerce. “Silhouettes in Moxie: Stella Gibbon’s Prototypal ‘New Woman’ in Cold Comfort Farm, Nightingale Wood, and Bassett

TCEA Session I: The Texas Frontier: Creative Explorations (AH 202)
Chair: Linda Cole Carroll, Texas Wesleyan University
Suanna H. Davis, Abilene Christian University. “Texas Tales Told True”
Jeffrey DeLotto, Texas Wesleyan University. “Texas Innocents Abroad . . . er, Aboard” Cheryl Duke, Texas Tech University. “The Three-Tiered Candy Dish and other Poems”
Steven Sherwood, Texas Christian University. “Texas Doomers: A Trilogy”

11:50-1:00 p.m. Free for Lunch
$4.00 (cash) lunch available in the LCU Cafeteria; list of suggested
restaurants available in packet

1:15-2:35 p.m. Session 3

Composition Pedagogy Session II: Pedagogy (AH 202)
Chair: Brenda Bradley, McLennan Community College
Olga Pahom, Texas Tech University. “Does Instruction Make a Difference in the Adult Acquisition of English as a Second Language?”
Miriam Rowntree, University of Texas at Arlington. “Teaching the Personal Essay”
James “Mike” Fraley, Tarleton State University. “Utilizing Multimodal Literacy to
Cross the Digital Divide: First-Year Students and Visually Based Writing Pedagogy”
Stacia D. Campbell, Texas Wesleyan University. “A Module State of Mind: Mentoring and Building Community in Online Writing Courses”

Literature Session III: World Literature (AH 206)
Chair: Beth Battles, Texas Wesleyan University
Dondi Ratliff, Tarleton State University. “Poioumena and Postmodernism in Nikos Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ”
Timothy M. Ponce, University of North Texas. “The Three B’s of Dante’s Inferno: A Simple, yet Profound Way of Teaching the Inferno”
Pamela S. Saur, Lamar University. “Cecile in Francoise Sagan’s Bonjour Tristesse: A Female Version of Albert Camus’s The Stranger?”

TCEA Session II: The Texas Frontier: Historical Explorations (AH Cardwell Lecture Hall)
Chair: Moumin Quazi, Tarleton State University
Karen Dodwell, University of Texas at San Antonio. “Weaving Women Together: The
Rebozos of Marian Martinello and Carmen Tafolla”
Preston Eaton, Texas Tech University. “J. Frank Dobie’s A Vaquero of the Brush
Country: A Textual History”
Alison Rukavina, Texas Tech University. “Cowboys, Criminals and Frontiersmen:
Roger Pocock’s Writings About a Disappearing Wild West”
Allison Whitney, Texas Tech University. “Soldier Stories: Oral Histories of Film
Culture and Military Life in West Texas”

2:00-3:00 p.m. Refreshments in the American Heritage Lobby
Sponsored by the Department of Humanities

2:45-4:05 p.m. Session 4

Composition Pedagogy Session III: Humor Studies (AH 202)
Chair: Marcy Tanter, Tarleton State University
Chelsea Hay, Tarleton State University. “The Humorous Tragedy: Target Shift in Ford’s
‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’”
Alexa Hernandez, Tarleton State University. “Man Up: The Obsessive Use of Joke in For Whom the Bell Tolls
Jeri D. Martin, Tarleton State University. “Lesbian Stand-Up Comedy: A Comparison of Comedic Rhetorical Styles (the Dirty Word vs. the Friendly Absurd)

Literature Session IV: Shakespeare (AH 206)
Chair: Melinda McBee, Grayson College
Jacqueline Peveto, Abilene Christian University. “Sounding and Dressing the Part: Understanding Macbeth through Language and Costume”
Sarah Eason, Abilene Christian University. “‘Where two raging fires meet together’: Constructed Gender Performances of Kate and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew”
Ariane Peveto, Abilene Christian University. “Completing the Spell: Setting and Language in As You Like It”

TCEA Session III: The Texas Frontier: Linguistic and Rhetorical Explorations (AH Cardwell Lecture Hall)
Chair: Trudi Beckman, University of Texas at Arlington
Ann R. Hawkins, Texas Tech University. “Writing Texas: Engaging Students in Textual
Criticism”
Luke Iantorno, Texas Tech University. “Writing the Texas Landscape in a Digital Age” Scott Sandlin, Texas Tech University. “I’ve Told a Few”

4:15-5:45 p.m. President’s Forum, CCTE Business Meeting, Baker Conference Center
President L. Timothy Perrin, Lubbock Christian University
“The Changing Landscape of Higher Education”

7:30 p.m. On-campus student-written and -directed play:
Baggage by Kyle Bullock and Gary Head
CDC Theatre, $10 tickets available at door

Saturday, March 1
7:15 a.m. Conference Registration throughout day, American Heritage Foyer
7:15-8:45 a.m. TCEA Breakfast, Bozeman Room
Dr. Deborah McCollister, Professor of English, Dallas Baptist University, “From Cowboy Boots to Snow Boots: A Frontier Spirit in Lithuania”

9:00-10:20 a.m. Session 5

Creative Writing Session II: Poetry (AH 105)
Chair: Steven Sherwood, Texas Christian University
Erin Daugherty, Abilene Christian University. Poems from “Liminal Sublimity”
Jeffrey DeLotto, Texas Wesleyan University. “Selected Poems”

Composition Pedagogy Session IV: Contextualizing the Intersections of Disability and Technology in Society, Media, and the Classroom (AH 202)
Chair: Lisette Blanco-Cerda, Tarrant County College—Northeast Campus
Rochelle Gregory, North Central Texas College. “Embodying Rhetorics and Anxieties:
Popular Representations of the Autistic Individual as Savant and Cyborg”
Benjamin Sword, Tarleton State University. “Remediating the Body: Assistive
Technology and Social Constructions of the Disabled Body”
Marc Azard, Texas Women’s University. “Revisiting ‘Johnny Can’t Write’ at the Intersections of Emerging Technologies, Basic Writing, and Assessment”

Literature Session V: American Culture (AH Cardwell Lecture Hall) Chair: Deborah Kuhlmann, Wayland Baptist University
Rebecca Dark, Dallas Baptist University. “Faust in the ABQ: Walter White and the [Im]Possibility of Redemption in Breaking Bad”
Randall Compton, LeTourneau University. “Destroying the Agrarian Myth in the Lone Star State: Land, Character, and Fate in George Session Perry’s Hold Autumn in Your Hand”
Kenneth Hawley, Lubbock Christian University. “‘Prob’ly Needed Killin’: Spiritual Identity and Textual Authority in Films of the American West”

10:00-11:00 a.m. Refreshments in the American Heritage (AH) Lobby Sponsored by the LCU Provost’s office

10:30-11:50 a.m. Session 6

Literature Session VI: Literature and the Journey (AH Cardwell Lecture Hall)
Chair: Beth Battles, Texas Wesleyan University
Sherry Rankin, Abilene Christian University. “‘Where are the Horse and the Rider?’ An Approach Using J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to Teach Medieval Literature in the British Literature Survey Classroom”
Ronna Privett, Lubbock Christian University. “‘Let’s Go Girls!’ The Female Heroic Archetype and Hero’s Journey in Young Adult Literature”
Mina L. Sommerville-Thompson, Tarrant County College Northeast. “Caribbean Postcolonial Women’s Writing: Bildungsroman in the Diaspora”

TCEA Session IV: The Texas Frontier: West Texas Explorations (AH 202) Chair: Mary Nelson, Dallas Baptist University
Ty Berringer, Texas Tech University. “Driving to the Movies in West Texas: The Role of the Drive-In in Film Culture”
Chuck Etheridge, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. “Cowanunga”
Luke Morgan, Texas Tech University. “Critical and Practical Transformation: Urban
Homesteading as Ecocritical Evolution”
Steve Weathers, Abilene Christian University. “Cormac McCarthy’s The Counselor:
Reputations Were Harmed in the Making of this Movie”

12:15-2:00 p.m. CCTE Awards Luncheon, Baker Conference Center
Dr. Sarah Spurgeon, Associate Professor of English, Texas Tech University, “From the Border: Empire and Art”

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