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Re-conceptualizing Cartography

SPACE-TIME COMPRESSION AND NARRATIVE MAPPING

Colomb, J. C. R. Imperial Federation. MacClure & Co. 1886. Great Britain.

EGSA GRADUATE CONFERENCE TAMPA, FL 1314 APRIL 2012

2012$EGSA$Graduate$Conference
Co#sponsored*by*the*English*Graduate*Student*Association*and*the*English*Department*at*the*University*of*South*Florida

Friday, April 13, 2012


8:00 AM3:00 PM: Registration (table located outside of MSC 3701 and 3702)

8:3010:00 AM
MSC 3701: Mapping the Fantastic
Panel Chair: Katherine McGee Madonna Fajardo Kemp, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Carollian Geography: Setting Dened through Speech Act Amanda Hill, University of Central Florida, Megs Fantastic Journey: Understanding Initiation through the Lens of the Fantastic Taylor Evans, University of Central Florida, Innite Horror in Thomas Hardy and H. P. Lovecraft

MSC 3702: Navigating Literary Worlds


Panel Chair: Cassandra Branham Darrell Nicholson, University of South Florida, Nothing But Trouble There: Mapping the Meteorogical Horrors in Joseph Conrads Gulf of Siam Danielle Farrar, University of South Florida, [M]y patient, my mad young traveller: The Liminal Space of Travel as Both ObjectCathexis and Physic in Bromes The Antipodes Nicole De Leon, Sonoma State University, From the Abstract to the Concrete: Mapping a Way In and Out of Marianne Moores Poetry on Writing

10:1511:45 AM
MSC 3701: Cognitive Mapping
Panel Chair: Alan Shaw Margy Thomas Horton, Baylor University, Irretrievably bewildered?: Edgar Huntly and the Cognitive Mapping of America Rebecca Mills, University of Exeter, Charting the Blue Frontiers: Elegiac Mythical Spaces in Elizabeth Bishops North Haven

MSC 3702: Urban Cartographies: Mapping the City


Panel Chair: Jennifer Yirinec Allison Wise, University of South Florida, The Waste Land as a Modernist Baedeker: Reading and Writing Biogeographies on the Urban Text Kristina K. Groover, Appalachian State University, The streets of London have their map; but our passions are uncharted: Mapping Jacobs Room Rachel Scoggins, Georgia State University, The Lay of the Land: Physical and Gender Mapping of Early Century New York in John Dos Passoss Manhattan Transfer

11:45 AM1:30 PM
Lunch Break

1:302:45 PM
MSC 3702: Mapping Gender and the Body
Panel Chair: Jessica Cook Mahdie Modi, University of Strasbourg and Free University of Berlin, Womens Role in Mapping Gender Identity in Religious Theatre in Iran Alisa M. DeBorde, University of South Florida, Reclaimed Language: The Silence of Virginia Woolfs To the Lighthouse Stephanie Derisi, Florida Atlantic University, A Rootless Wanderer: The Body as Mapping Place in Christopher Marlowes Tamburlaine

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2012$EGSA$Graduate$Conference
Co#sponsored*by*the*English*Graduate*Student*Association*and*the*English*Department*at*the*University*of*South*Florida

Friday, April 13, 2012 (continued) 3:004:00 PM


Informal Reception Location: Grace Allen Room (4th Level of the USF Library)

4:005:30 PM: Plenary Lecture Location: Grace Allen Room (4th Level of the USF Library) Dr. Robert Tally Jr., Texas State University Shall I Project a World?: Literary Cartography, Geocriticism, and The Condition of Postmodernity
with an introduction by Dr. Laura Runge, University of South Florida In his groundbreaking elaboration of the condition of postmodernity, David Harvey analyzed the phenomenon of timespace compression, an effect of the capitalist mode of production which appears to have reached its apotheosis under late capitalism. Indeed, the sea-change in capitalist accumulation has transformed the experience of space and time (189), and, as Fredric Jameson observed, the postmodern space seems to exceed the capacities of the individual human body to locate itself, to organize its immediate surroundings perceptually, and cognitively to map its position in a mappable external world (44). Amid the hyper-hurly-burly of the postmodern condition, one tries to achieve a sense of place, if only tentatively. As Oedipa Maas, in Thomas Pynchons The Crying of Lot 49, wonders: Shall I project a world? If not project then at least flash some arrow on the dome to skitter among the constellations and trace out your Dragon, Whale, Southern Cross. Anything might help (82). Literature itself offers such a projection, such a map. In Space and Place, Yi-Fu Tuan has noted that a given portion of space becomes a place once it occasions a pause, where it takes on meanings, the traditional bailiwick of literary art (16162). And, one might add, vice-versa. That is, a literary work becomes infused with the places that it explores, places that make it what it is. In narrative fiction, the narrator maps the spaces of the narrative while also exploring them, often forcing the reader to project his or her own map of the text while attempting to follow the itinerary of the narrator through this space. As narratives move across borders, those spaces and places become all the more significant. In this talk, I will discuss literary cartography in narrative fiction, which actively determines the real-and-imaginary spaces (to use Edward Sojas expression) that we encounter and explore through reading, which in turn enables our own attempts to map the spaces of postmodernity we occupy. Robert T. Tally Jr. teaches American and world literature at Texas State University. He is the author of Melville, Mapping and Globalization: Literary Cartography in the American Baroque Writer, Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel: A Postmodern Iconography, and the forthcoming Spatiality (in the Routledges New Critical Idiom series). Tally is also the translator of Bertrand Westphals Geocriticism: Real and Fictional Spaces and the editor of Geocritical Explorations: Space, Place, and Mapping in Literary and Cultural Studies.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


9:30 AM1:00 PM: Registration (table located outside of MSC 3700)

10:0011:30 AM
MSC 3700: Not So Safe Spaces
Panel Chair: Zachary Lundgren Melanie Graham, University of South Florida, Mapping Murder: The African American Body as Landscape for Violence and Voice in Poetry Michelle Gibbs, Brooklyn College, Colonial Trauma of Dissociative Proportions in Dream on Monkey Mountain (Skype) Melinda Keathley, University of Memphis, The Restorative Power of Simultaneity in Kurt Vonneguts Slaughterhouse-ve

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2012$EGSA$Graduate$Conference
Co#sponsored*by*the*English*Graduate*Student*Association*and*the*English*Department*at*the*University*of*South*Florida

Saturday, April 14, 2012 (continued) 10:0011:30 AM


MSC 3702: Mapping Rhetorical and Digital Spaces
Panel Chair: Megan McIntyre Carolyn Day, University of South Florida, Value for Who?: Shared Value Creation as a Westernized and Rhetorical Form of Global Cultural Domination Dr. Thomas Smith, Georgia Tech School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, Digital Writing, Hypertext, and Spatiality: Using the Vertical and Horizontal Dimensions Sarah Beth Hopton, University of South Florida, Maps that Change the World: Mapping the Paths of Inuence in Social Action Projects

11:30 AM1:00 PM
Lunch Break

1:002:30 PM
MSC 3700: Reconguring Boundaries between Self and Other
Panel Chair: Jose Aparicio Dana Rine, University of South Florida, The Garden was Still There: Tsitsi Dangarembgas Construction of Utopian Place in The Book of Not Claire Niedzwiedzi, University of South Carolina and the University of Paris, Landart: Mapping the Landscape

MSC 3702: Cinematic Cartographies


Panel Chair: Natalia Lauren Fiore Dr. Christian Long, University of Canterbury, The Cinematic Locations of the American Past (Skype) Hannah Stone, University of Maryland, College Park, Mapping Duration: The Role of Cinema in Creating an Architectural Archive

We would like to thank the members and ofcers of the English Graduate Student Association at the University of South Florida, particularly Megan McIntyre, Cassandra Branham, Katherine McGee, Zachary Lundgren, Alan Shaw, Jose Aparicio, Jessica Cook, Jessica McKee, and Allison Wise for volunteering to work at the registration table and/or to chair panels. We would also like to acknowledge and thank Enaam Alnaggar for designing the conference yers and Natalia Lauren Fiore for donating her time to chair a panel. A special thanks goes to the English department at the University of South Florida for its support; we received much help from and are very grateful to Dr. Hunt Hawkins, Dr. Laura Runge, Lee Davidson, and Nancy Serrano, without whom this conference could not have been a success. In addition, we would like to thank Dr. Marty Gould for his contributions to our call for papers, Martina Spurlock for her management of our funds, and Michael Abrahams, our webmaster, for creating and continuously updating our conference website. We very much appreciate everyones assistance. -- Cassie Childs and Jennifer Yirinec, EGSA Conference Coordinators

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