Thursday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 407, JW Marriott
Program arranged by the regional MLAs. Presiding: Brandi So, Stony Brook Univ., State Univ. of New York
1. “Expanding Vistas, Queering Tourism: Landscape Art in the Works of Sarah Orne Jewett,” J. Samaine Lockwood, George Mason Univ.
2. “Reading below the (Bible) Belt: Theology and Ekphrasis in Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor,” Brandi So
3. “Geographies of Oz: L. Frank Baum, Travel, and Colonized Spaces,” Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State Univ. of Denver
4. “Visioning Oceania with John Kneubuhl and Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl,” Cheryl D. Edelson, Chaminade Univ.; Stanley D. Orr, Univ. of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu