The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

2004 Southern Humanities Council Conference
Holiday Inn, Chattanooga Choo Choo
Chattanooga, Tennessee
February 5-8. 2004

Rhetoric in Culture: Relations, Rights, and Responsibilities


Thursday, February 5, 2004
6:00-8:00 pm: Wine and Cheese Reception (Roosevelt Room)

Friday, February 6, 2004
8:00 am: SHC Executive Board Meeting (Directors Room)

9:00-10:30 am

Session I-A (Galleries)
“Rhetorical Insights into Cultural Artifacts”
1. “Speaking in the Open Forum and Stopping by Burke’s Parlor: Negotiating Theory Talk” Jacqueline Boals, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
2. “Derrida’s Encomium to Levinas: Transgressing the Limits of Neo-Aristotelian Rhetoric” Stephen Brasher, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
3. “A Reading of Herbert’s Windows Using Kenneth Burke” Lynne Macias, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Session Chair: Eileen Meagher, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Session I-B (Southern 140)
Panel: “Writing Our Way Home: Creative Writers Discovering ‘Home’ Through Their Work”
Panelists:
Walter Gray, Longwood University
Rebecca Ehman, Longwood University
Jason Huskey, Longwood University
Amanda Walton, Longwood University
Session Chair: Mary Carroll-Hackett, Longwood University

Session I-C (Finley Lecture Hall)
“The Rhetoric of Gender”
1. “Miracles and Matriarchy in Silko’s Gardens in the Dunes: Pondering the Rhetoric of Women’s Communities” Mary Magoulick, Georgia College and State University
2. “Constructing Masculinity in Southern Literature, Or ‘So What Do You Do with Good Ol’ Boys…?” Joyce Smith, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
3. “Rhetoric Matters: The Ethics of Affects and The Subject of Desire in Women’s Rhetorics” Heather Palmer, Georgia State University

Session I-D (Town Hall Theatre)
Poetry and Fiction Reading
Readers:
Myra Shapiro, New York, NY
Tom Rybolt, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Tom Williams, Tidewater Community College

10:30-11:00 am: Break

11:00-12:30 pm

Session II-A (Town Hall Theatre)
Panel: “Creative Writing and its Role in the University”
Panelists:
Earl Braggs, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Helene Littmann, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Ken Smith, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Richard Jackson, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (Session Chair)

Session II-B (Finley Lecture Hall)
“The Rhetoric of Educational Identity”
1. “Christian Identity Against the Secular Challenge” Ben McArthur, Southern University
2. “Why a Woman’s College” Gue Hudson, Agnes Scott College
3. “The Technical College” Jim Catanzaro, Chattanooga State Technical and Community College

Session II-C (Southern 140)
“Rhetorical Uses of Literary Texts: England and America”
1. “Sownynge in Moral Vertu Was His Speche: Social Rhetoric in Chaucer’s Clerk’s Tale” Robert Brandon, Bristol, TN
2. “Henry James and the Rhetoric of the Sacred in the Late Fiction” Chris Stuart, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
3. “Between the Woods and Frozen Lake” Michelle Mannering, Butler University and Robert Cornet, President, Cornet Communications Counsel, Inc.

Session II-D (Galleries)
Poetry Reading
Readers:
Patricia Waters, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Randy Blythe, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Carolyn Elkins, Delta State University
Bob Collins, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Ted Hadden, emeritus, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Art Smith, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

12:30 pm: Lunch

2:00-3:30 pm

Session III-A (Galleries)
“The Rhetoric of Class”
1. “Reconstructing an Archaeology of Memory with Work(ing-Class) Stories: Rhetorics of the Every Day” Jennifer Beech, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
2. “Ragged Dick Amid Acres of Diamonds: Horatio Alger, Russell Conwell, and the Popular Rhetoric of Male Spirituality in Industrializing America” Charles Lippy, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Session III-B (Finley Lecture Hall)
“The Guerilla Landscape: The Rhetoric of Ownership, Design, and Use”
1. “The Making of Golden Gate Park” Lauri Twitchell, University of California, Berkeley
2. “People’s Park, Berkeley, CA” Caitilin Pope-Daum, University of California, Berkeley
3. “The Albany Bulb, Albany, CA” Randi Johnsen, University of California, Berkeley
Session Chair: Lauri Twitchell, University of California, Berkeley

Session III-C (Town Hall Theatre)
“The Sound of Rhetoric?” (Part 1)
Poetry and Short Fiction Readings with Connected Interactive Sculpture and Painting Installations
Panelists:
Tracy Cockrell, Maine College of Art
Clay Blancett, Greeneville, TN
Elizabeth Gordon, Tusculum College
Nathan Long, Virginia Union University
Tim McDonald, East Tennessee State University
Debb Krainin, Los Angeles, CA

Session III-D (Southern 140)
“Forty Thousand Voices, One Pair of Eyes: On Teaching Brown vs. Board of Education” Lynn Hawkins and Martha Marinara, University of Central Florida

3:30-4:00 pm: Break

4:00-5:30 pm

Session IV-A (Town Hall Theatre)
“The Sound of Rhetoric?” (Part 2)

Session IV-B (Galleries)
“Rhetorical Uses of Literary Texts in World Culture”
1. “Helene Cixous and the Rhetoric of Feminine Desire: Writing Through the Medusa” Laura Alexander, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
2. “What Do We Read/Teach When We Read/Teach Translation?” Richard Jackson, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
3. “Serving a Community, Losing an Audience? Clashing Rhetorics in J. F. Boylan’s She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders” Susan Cumings, Georgia College and State University

Session IV-C (Finley Lecture Hall)
“The Rhetoric of Science, Ethics, and Religion”
1. “The Rhetoric of the Medical History” Clifton Cleaveland MD, Chattanooga, TN
2. “Positive Behavioral Supports and the Rhetoric of Discipline” Sarah Anderson Harriss, Loyola University, Chicago
3. “The Conflict of Coexistence of Science with a Transcendent Worldview” Tom Rybolt, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
4. “The Inversion of Rhetoric in Psychoanalysis and Christianity: Why Abraham Remains Silent, Agamemnon Keeps Talking, and Orual Shuts Up” Anthony Zias, West Virginia University

Session IV-D (Southern 140)
“The Rhetoric of Art and Architecture”
1. “Same Old Story: The Ideology of Saving Private Ryan” John Jones, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
2. “Neither Dallas nor Athens: The Rhetoric of Classical Architecture and the Nashville Parthenon” Matthew Gumpert, Bilkent University
3. “The Rhetoric of Tears: Art’s Emotional Affect” Patricia Waters, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

7:30-8:30 pm
Plenary Session: The Genesis of Pushing the Bear (Penn Station)
Diane Glancy, Macalester College, author of Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears
“Pre-History and History of Native Americans in the Chattanooga Area” Nick Honerkamp, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Saturday, February 7, 2004

9:00-10:30 am

Session V-A (Galleries)
Anhinga Press Poetry Reading
Poets:
Patti White, Ball State University
Fleda Brown, Poet Laureate of Delaware
Earl Braggs, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Session Chair: Rich Campbell, Director of Anhinga Press

Session V-B (Town Hall Theatre)
“Rhetoric and Media”
1. “The Rhetoric of Trust: CNN’s Hypermediated Coverage of the Iraqi Conflict” Valerie Morrison, University of Georgia
2. “Objects of Faith: Shopping, Spiritual Sustenance, and the Cult of the Self in Women’s Simplicity Lifestyle Magazines” Elizabeth Gailey, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
3. “On Editing a Polarized Newspaper” Tom Griscom, Editor, Chattanooga Times-Free Press

Session V-C (Finley Lecture Hall)
“Rhetoric in Visual Arts and Artifacts”
1. “Between Worlds: Alfredo Jaar’s Rwanda Project and the Responsibility of Spectatorship” Laura Lindenberger, Georgia College and State University
2. “Is ‘Less’ More or a Bore? The Rhetoric of Modernism and Postmodernism in Twentieth Century Architecture” Gavin Townsend, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
3. “A Framework of Memory: Aesthetics and Rhetoric at the Chattanooga National Cemetery” Thomas Ware, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

10:30-11:00 am: Break

11:00-12:30 pm


Session VI-A (Galleries)
Poetry and Fiction Reading
Readers:
Hunter Huckabay, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Bles Falconer, Austin Peay State University
Ken Smith, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Session VI-B (Finley Lecture Hall)
“Rhetorical Uses of Literary Texts in American Culture” (Part 1)
1. “’A/Blk/Woman/Speaks’: Sonia Sanchez’s Revolutionary Rhetoric” Samaa Abdurraqib, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2. “Paradoxes of Progress: Literacy and Nuclear Holocaust in Riddley Walker” Rebecca L. Skidmore, West Virginia University
3. “Sermons in Stone: The Rhetoric of Ralph Waldo Emerson” Bill McClay, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Session VI-C (Town Hall Theatre)
“The Rhetoric of Race: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education Decision”
1. “Odd Ends of the Spectrum: Race, Resistance, and Rhetoric in Lillian Smith and Donald Davidson” Sam Prestridge, University of Georgia
2. “African American Children and the Civil Rights Movement” Sidney Blaylock, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
3. “The Rhetorical Performance and Biblical Hermeneutics of Civil Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and Isaiah’s Suffering Servant in Birmingham, AL, 1963” M. Cooper Harriss, University of Chicago

12:30 pm: Lunch

2:00-3:30 pm

Session VII-A (Finley Lecture Hall)
Poetry and Fiction Reading
Readers:
Richard Jackson, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Diane Glancy, Macalester College (Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea)
Barry Kitterman, Austin Peay State University

Session VII-B (Town Hall Theatre)
“Rhetorical Uses of Literary Texts in American Culture” (Part 2)
1. “Myth, Metaphor, Meaning in The Boy Who Could Not Understand: A Study of Seneca Idom” Jay Hansford C. Vest, University of North Carolina-Pembroke
2. “Studs on Studs: The Sexual Rhetoric of the Western, A Hundred Years Later” Paul Witkowski, Radford University
3. “A Native American Renaissance: House Made of Dawn to the Present” Craig Barrow, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Session VII-C (Galleries)
“The Rhetoric of Race”
1. “’No hay indigenas en Chile’: Discourse of Economy, Erasure, and the Myth of the Disappearing Mapuche” John Riofrio, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2. “Septima Clark and Bob Moses: Gender, Class, and the Language of Citizenship in Voter Registration Campaigns, 1956-1965” Monica Tetzlaff, University of Indiana-South Bend
3. “Bound to the Earth and Rising: A Multi-Media Presentation of Experiences of Bondage and Liberation” James W. Thomasson, University of Minnesota-Crookston

3:30-4:00 pm: Break

4:00-5:30 pm

Session VIII-A (Galleries)
Poetry and Fiction Reading
Readers:
Larry Rubin, Georgia Tech University
Helene Littmann, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Holly Schullo, University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Session VIII-B (Town Hall Theatre)
“The Rhetoric of Politics”
1. “The Rhetoric and Politics of the Future: George W. Bush’s Case for Preemptive War” Patricia L. Dunmire, Kent State University
2. “The Rhetoric of War: The Fearful 9/11 Prism” Robert Swansbrough, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
3. “Gender-Differentiated Media Coverage of Political Candidates: A Look at the Georgia 2002 Republican Primary for Governor” Rebecca I. Long, Kennesaw State University

Session VIII-C (Finley Lecture Hall)
“The Rhetoric of Musical Texts”
1. “Psalmic/Hymnic Rhetoric and the Limits of Puritan Mysticism in Early America” Rosemary Fithian Guruswamy, Radford University
2. “Inspiration, Meditation, and Rhetoric: The Uneasy Voices in The Eolian Harp” Percy Miller, Savannah State University
3. “The Transformation of Jazz in the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies: A Generic Criticism of the Loss of Structure in Jazz” Chris Rackard, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
4. “James Baldwin and the Tongue of Fire: Varieties of African American Music in Going to Meet the Man” Randall S. Wilhelm, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

7:30-8:30 pm

Plenary Session: “Protest Rhetoric in Selected African American Art Songs”: Piano and Voice (Penn Station)
Roland Carter, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Marilyn A. Thompson, Morgan State University

Sunday, February 8, 2004
10:45-11:15
Business Meeting (Directors Room)

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