The Society for Critical Exchange
2007 MLA Panel
2007 MLA Convention
(27-30 December, Chicago, Illinois

As an affiliate organization of the MLA, the SCE has one or two standing panels at each annual convention. SCE programs typically grow out of continuing projects that Society members pursue.

The presenters and the papers for the panels are listed below. Because the SCE attempts to devote conference panels to discussion rather than merely to presentation, we will make summaries of the papers available around 1 December 2007.

For the original calls-for-papers, click here.

183. Writing Empires I: Composition and the Expansion of English
Friday, 28 December 8:30-9:45 a.m., New Orleans, Hyatt Regency

Chair: Kurt Koenigsberger, English, Case Western Reserve

1. "Recasting the Outcast: Foretelling the Future of the 101 Legacy at UPEI" Wendy Shilton, Univ. of Prince Edward Island

2. "Visiting the Outposts: The Future of Writing in a Seminar Approach to General Education" Kimberly K. Emmons, Case Western Reserve Univ. [paper removed due to sensitive data]

3. "Powered by WAC: New Technologies and the Expanding Reach of English" Cheryl C. Smith, Baruch College, City Univ. of New York

4. "'Writing Studies' and the Future of English" Ann Jurecic, Rutgers U., New Brunswick

5. Response: "The Post-Paradigm Academy?" Jessica Yood, Lehman College, City Univ. of New York

770. Writing Empires II: Writing Histories and Theories
Sunday, 30 December 1:45-3:00 p.m., Gold Coast, Hyatt Regency

Chair: Kimberly K. Emmons, Case Western Reserve Univ.

1. "New Immigrants, New Women, and Settlement House Writing Instruction in the U.S., 1880-1920" Amy Dunham Strand, Aquinas College

2. "Writing Empire through American Letters: Imperial Dominance and Literary Study in the Formation of the American Canon" Meg Wesling, Univ. of California, San Diego

3. "Constructing the Citizen-Subject on Paper: Nineteenth-Century Venezuelan Textbooks" Amy L. Sellin, Fort Lewis College

4. "Novel Imperialisms: Indeterminacy and Empire in The Moonstone" William J. Kupinse, Univ. of Puget Sound

Discussant: Lisa Maruca, Wayne State Univ.

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