Philological Association of the Carolinas

41st Annual Conference

April 7-8, 2017

UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Welcome to the 41st Annual PAC Conference!
We are excited to once again host you at UNC Charlotte. Please enjoy
the presentations, the keynote address and lunch on Saturday and
Charlotte Uptown Nightlife on Friday evening.
I would like to thank the following for their wonderful work:
Dr. Amy Emm, First Vice President
Dr. Paul Worley, Second Vice President
Dr. Kristin Kiely, Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. David Cross, Editor Postscript

And a special thanks to
Dr. Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau, Location Manager
at UNC Charlotte, who made this all run smoothly

The best part of PAC, I tell potential members, is the collegial, collaborative
atmosphere. Here, we can meet to share our projects in the early stages, give and
get advice across generations of scholars, and think about how our positioning here
in the Carolinas provides us unique perspectives on language, literature, and
culture. As scholars and teachers, we take this brief break at the end of the Spring
semester to take joy in our work and each other. With this mission in mind, I
welcome you all to Charlotte for two days of conversation and reflection.
Dr. Amy Lea Clemons, President

Presenters are encouraged to submit their work to Postscript, PAC’s
peer-reviewed journal, for consideration:

Overview of Program

Friday, 4/7/17 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Location 901 902 905 Atrium, 1st and
2nd Floor
Registration Registration 1st
12:00-5:00 pm Floor
Session I: Panel 1: 19th Panel 2: Panel 3: MA
1:00-2:30 pm Century Lit Connections Fellows Panel
Beyond the
Coffee Break 9th Floor

Session II: Panel 1: Panel 2: Panel 3: National
3:00-4:30 pm African Pedagogical perspectives on the
American Lit Strategies for Holocaust
Teaching and
Learning Milton

Saturday, 4/8/16 8:00 am -6:00 pm

Location 901 902 905 Atrium 1st and
2nd Floor
Registration Registration 1st
8:00 am -12:00 Floor
Session I: Panel 1: Panel 2: Panel 3:
8:30-10:00 am Undergraduate Examining the Issues in
Panel A Pedagogical Autobiography
Art of the
Coffee Break 9th Floor

Session II: Panel 1: Panel 2: Panel 3:
10:15-11:45 Methodological Community- Rewriting the
Reflections based and Other; Remaking
Experiential the Self

Lunch and Lunch and
Keynote Keynote
12:00-1:15 pm Atrium 2nd
Session III: Panel 1: Panel 2: Panel 3:
1:30-3:00 pm Rhetorical Syntax, People, Women
Strategies and Practice Envisioning
3:00-3:30 pm 9th Floor
Coffee Break

Session IV: Panel 1: Panel 2: Panel 3:
3:30 pm-5:00 Contemporary Communication
pm US Lit and in Foreign
Film Language
Business PAC Business
Meeting Meeting
5:00-6:00 pm

Detailed Program

Friday, 4/7/16

12:00-5:00pm Registration 1st Floor

Session I 1:00-2:30 pm

Panel 1: Center City 901
19th Century Literature
Chair: Catherine England, Francis Marion University

“Moral Appetites in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters”
Catherine England, Francis Marion University

“An example of Jeffersonian science in action: Alexander Wilson’s American Ornithology”
Laurence Machet, Bordeaux-Montaigne University

Panel 2: Center City 902
Connections beyond the Classroom
Chair: Susanne Gomoluch, UNC Charlotte

“How to build up a Real World Network by learning German”
Angela Jakeway, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

“Let’s Talk About Chalk: The Search for Useful Knowledge in a Rhetorical Ecology”
Margaret V. Williams (Graduate Teaching Assistant) Western Carolina University

“Pilgrimage, Place, Pedagogy”
Alison Smith, The Citadel

“Small Yet Big: Community-Engaged Learning at All Scales”
Jennie S. Knight and Karen Spira, Guilford College

Panel 3: Center City 905
MA Fellows Panel: Translation Across Borders
Chair: Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau

Rebecca Grimsley

Patricia Furnish

Liane Huneycutt

Carina Schumann

Seirin Nagano

2:30-3:00pm Coffee Break

Session II 3:00-4:30 pm

Panel 1: Center City 901
African American Lit
Chair: Shawn Smolen-Morton, Francis Marion University

“Charles Johnson’s Philosophical Syncretism in Oxherding Tale”

Harish Chander, Shaw University

“Listening to Trauma: The Literary Use of Jazz Music in Harlem Renaissance Texts”
K. Isabella Coker, Brooklyn College

“The New Negro Problem Film: 2011-2015”
Shawn Smolen-Morton, Francis Marion University

Panel 2: Center City 902
Collaboration across Time and Space: Pedagogical Strategies for Teaching and Learning
Chair: Mimi Fenton, Western Carolina University

"The MiltonMatch.Mentoring Program: Building a Community of Scholars"
Brandon French (Graduate Student), Dillon Jeffrey (Undergraduate Student) and Mimi Fenton,
Western Carolina University

"The Pandemonium Projects: Opening Textual Doors with the OED"
Carroll Varner (Graduate Student), Craig Hawley (Graduate Student) and Mimi Fenton, Western
Carolina University

"The Blind Leading the Blind: What Disability Teaches About Reading and Teaching"
Crystal Plemmons (Graduate Student) and Mimi Fenton, Western Carolina University

Panel 3: Center City 905
National perspectives on the Holocaust 70 years later
Chair: Nancy Nenno, College of Charleston

"Depiction of Auschwitz in Cinema over Time and Across Boundaries: A Comparison of Six
Robert C. Reimer, UNC Charlotte

"Postcards from the Past – Narrative Techniques in Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida"
Susanne Gomoluch, UNC Charlotte

"The Holocaust Drama as Caper Movie: Hollywood Tropes in Wolfgang Murnberger’s Mein
bester Feind"
Kai-Uwe Werbeck, UNC Charlotte

Saturday, 4/8/16

Session I: 8:30-10:00 am

Panel 1: Center City 901
Undergraduate Panel
Chair: Paul Worley, Western Carolina University
“‘Cycle and epicycle, orb in orb’: Milton’s Archaic Cosmos in Paradise Lost”
Savannah Bateman, (Undergraduate) Western Carolina University

“Lucifer of the Orient: Evocation of the East in Paradise Lost”
Nathan Parr, (Undergraduate) Western Carolina University

“Reclaiming the Devil: Humanizing the Satanic Figure in Renaissance Literature”
Mason A. Jones, (Undergraduate) Francis Marion University

“Confidence or Counterfeit: Flappers in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Fiction”
Margaret Riedy, (Undergraduate) Converse College

Panel 2: Center City 902
Profound Performance: Examining the Pedagogical Art of the Prolusion
Chair: Laura Davidson

"Examining the Prolusion: Pedagogical Merits and the Art of Oration"
Laura Davidson (Graduate student) Western Carolina University

"Light's Preeminence: Light is Preferable to Darkness"
Alex Foote (Graduate student) Western Carolina University

"Virtue Tested: Darkness is Preferable to Light"
Jason Huber (Graduate student) Western Carolina University

Panel 3: Center City 905
Issues in Autobiography
Chair: Amy Emm, The Citadel

"Translating B Traven's Land des Frühlings."
Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau, UNC Charlotte

“Penal Labor and Constructions of Selfhood in the Kaiserreich”
Birgit A. Jensen, East Carolina University

10:00-10:15 Coffee Break

Session II: 10:15-11:45

Panel 1: Center City 901
Methodological Reflections
Chair: Angela Jakeway

“Teaching and Learning in El maestro de Márius Mollá”
Sandra Watts, UNC Charlotte

"The Esthetics of Entrainment: Cognitive Literary Theory"
Ralf Thiede, UNC Charlotte

“Researching Spanish Graphic Novels: Interviews as Method”
Kristin Kiely, Francis Marion University

Panel 2: Center City 902
Community-based and Experiential Learning
Chair: Paul Worley, Western Carolina University

“‘What are your expectations?”: Steps Towards a Public Literature in the Classroom’”
Paul Worley, Western Carolina University

"Expert to Novice: Experiential Learning in the Writing-Intensive Classroom"
Melissa Birkhofer, Western Carolina University

"Community- Based Learning in a Language Classroom"
Eileen Anderson, Duke University

"Engaging with the Latino Community through Photography: A Spanish Class with an
Ethnographic Component"
Graciela Vidal, Duke University

Panel 3: Center City 905
Rewriting the Other; Remaking the Self
Chair: Kai Werbeck, UNC Charlotte

“Zoe Beck’s Rewriting of “Rapunzel”: Including Contemporary Literature and Multicultural
Studies in the German Language and Literature Classroom.”
Kirsten Krick-Aigner, Wofford College.

“Return or Resurrection? Zombie Discourse in Christian Petzold's Phoenix (2014),”
Nancy P. Nenno, College of Charleston

Lunch and Keynote Address
Atrium, 2nd Floor

Themis Kaniklidou
UNC Charlotte
Hellenic American University
Storied Ironies of the Wall:
A Language and Translation Perspective

In the wake of an ongoing refugee crisis the augmented tensions that have emerged are
evidenced in the language used for the creation of Walls and fences in the US and Europe.
Working with a multilingual corpus of examples from US, German, Greek and French media, I
trace the different “episodes” of construction of physical and symbolic borders. Ultimately, I
argue that articulations of borders in US and Europe exhibit symmetries and compatibilities
traceable through language and translation

Session III: 1:30-3:00 pm

Panel 1: Center City 901
Rhetorical Strategies
Chair: AmyLea Clemons, Francis Marion University

“Memeing Our National Traumas: Rhetorical Strategies of ‘America: The Final Season’ and
2016's Dumpster Fire”
AmyLea Clemmons, Francis Marion University

“Blind Prose and the Decay of the Protected Majority: William Burroughs, George Will, and the
Cut-Up Method”
Michael, (Graduate Student)Western Carolina University

"Analyzing Global Communication: Implicit Oppression Within the World Health
Organization’s Webpage On Female Genital Cutting"
Joshua Taylor, (Graduate Student) Western Carolina University

Panel 2: Center City 902
Syntax, People, and Practice
Chair: Eric Hyman

“Double Modals?”
Eric Hyman, Fayetteville State University

“Syntax and People: How Amos Tutuola’s English Was Shaped by His People”
Timothy Ajani, Fayetteville State University

“Student Tracking of Syntactical and Lexical Errors in Composition Writing in Intermediate and
Advanced Level Spanish Courses”
Lenora Hayes, Fayetteville State University

“New Twist on Old Tales: Listening Comprehension through Authentic Folk Stories”
Timothy Buckner, Fayetteville State University  

Panel 3: Center City 905
Women Envisioning Women
Chair: Alison Smith, The Citadel

“Valentine Hugo and Surrealist Design.”
Marylaura Papalas, East Carolina University.

“Women and Work in 19th-Century German Novels for Women”
Katya Skow, The Citadel

“Ding Ling and Women’s Issues in Early 20th Century Chinese Literature”
Hongbing Zhang, Fayetteville State University

3:00-3:30 Coffee Break

Session 4: 3:30-5:00 pm

Panel 1: Center City 901
Contemporary US Lit and Film
Chair: Anita Rose, Converse College

“ Study of “American” Literary Characters Through a Transnational Lens”
Tracey Gruver, (Graduate Student) Western Carolina University

“The Dunning-Kruger Effect and Chuck Palahniuk’s ‘Romance’”
David McCracken, Coker College

“A Dandy for our New (Old) Time: M. Gustav of The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Alan Watts, Kennesaw State University

Panel 2: Center City 902
Communication in Foreign Language Pedagogy
Chair: Katya Skow

“Enhancing JFL Learners’ Oral Communication Through Debate in Classroom Contexts”
Fumie Kato, UNC Charlotte

“The Second Language’s Impact on the First”
Abdallah AlShuli (Graduate Student), UNC Charlotte

“Integrated Performance Assessments: An Innovative Curricular Approach to Foster College
Students’ Communicative Proficiency in the Target Language.”
Laura Levi Altstaedter and Magali Krosl, East Carolina University


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