Announcing Frank Norris Society Roundtable and Panels, ALA 2018

The Frank Norris Society is happy to announce that a roundtable discussion and two panels will be sponsored at this year’s American Literature Association’s 29th Annual Conference in San Francisco, which will be held May 24th to the 27th.

Literary Naturalism and Social Protest: A Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: Eric Carl Link, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Panelists:

  • Donna Campbell, Washington State University
  • Anita Duneer, Rhode Island College
  • Steve Frye, California State University Bakersfield
  • Lauren Navarro, LaGuardia Community College
  • Keith Newlin, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Jeanne Reesman, University of Texas San Antonio
  • Adam Wood, Salisbury University

Panel 1: Frank Norris

Chair: Eric Carl Link, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

  1. “Looking at ‘Wheat’ in the Blink of an Eye,” Toby Widdicombe, University of Alaska Anchorage
  2. “Design for Determinism: Norris, Nansen, and A Man’s Woman,” Patti Luedecke, Western University Ontario
  3. “An Octopus of Data: Cyberspace and the Golden Spike,” Zach Mann, University of Southern California

Panel 2: Frank Norris’s McTeague: New Perspectives

Chair: Steve Frye, California State University Bakersfield

  1. “’Bottled Lightning’: McTeague and the Gospel of Relaxation,” Jeffrey W. Miller, Gonzaga University
  2. “Scales of Force and Power in Frank Norris and N. K. Jemisin,” Chuck Robinson, University of Nevada Reno
  3.  “’Spit ut out’: The Role of Dialect in Frank Norris’s McTeague,” Scott Shumaker, University of Nevada Reno

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