Symposium 2012

See a report on the 2012 Symposium in the 2012 issue of The Call.

Program

JACK LONDON SOCIETY 11TH BIENNIAL SYMPOSIUM 

October 3-6, 2012
Utah State University
Merrill-Cazier Library

Riverwoods Conference Center
635 South Riverwoods Parkway
Logan, UT 84321
435-750-5180

 

Co-Sponsored by:
Merrill-Cazier Library
Dr. Bradford Cole 

Department of English
Dr. Paul Crumbley

Utah State University

 

Conference Director:
Jeanne Campbell Reesman
University of Texas at San Antonio

THE JACK LONDON SOCIETY

 

The Jack London Society, Inc., an international non-profit organization that promotes study of the life and work of Jack London, was founded in 1990 as an author society affiliated with the American Literature Association (ALA). Membership is open to anyone interested in London’s life and works. Dues are calendar year: $15 for new, student, or retiree; $25 regular; and $50 sustaining. The Society sponsors biennial symposia and also sponsors panels at the ALA.

The Society publishes a biannual magazine, The Call, which features short critical or biographical articles, announcements, news about member activities, book collecting information, photographs, notices of recent publications, reviews, and research notes. It is indexed by the Library of Congress and mailed out in late winter and late summer each year.  Contact the editor: (kbrandt@scad.edu).  Society web site: http://london.sonoma.edu/Organizations/jl_society.html.

Officers

Jeanne Campbell Reesman and Noël Mauberret

Jeanne Campbell Reesman and Noël Mauberret

 

President: Noël Mauberret, Lycée Paul Cezánne, Aix-en-Provence, France

Vice President: Christian Pagnard, Lycée Alain Colas, Nevers, France

Advisory Board

 

Jeanne Campbell Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio

Executive Coordinator

Kenneth K. Brandt, Savannah College of Art and Design

Editor, The Call

 

Sam S. Baskett, Michigan State University
Lawrence I. Berkove, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Kenneth Brandt, Savannah College of Art and Design
Donna Campbell, Washington State University
Daniel Dyer, Western Reserve University
Sara S. Hodson, Huntington Library
Joseph N. Johnson II, Barrington, Illinois
Holger Kersten, University of Magdeburg
Earle Labor, Centenary College of Louisiana
Susan Nuernberg, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Jeanne Campbell Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio
Gary Riedl, Wayzata High School
Gina Rossetti, Saint Xavier University
Jacqueline Tavernier-Courbin, University of Ottawa
Dan Wichlan, Pleasant Hill, California
Earl Wilcox, Winthrop University
James Williams, Critical Inquiry

 

Honorary Board Members

 Vil Bykov, Moscow University
Carol Dodge, California State Parks
Greg Hayes, California State Parks
Lou Leal, Valley of the Moon Natural History Association

 Jack London Society 11th Biennial Symposium Program

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012utahcliffs

Hotel Check-In

Symposium Registration

Calvin Hoovestol, Andrew Hoag, University of Texas at San Antonio

4:00-6:30 p.m.

Poplar Room

Opening Reception, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Poplar Room

Thursday, October 4, 2012 

Coffee and Registration, 8:00 a.m., Elm Room

SESSION I, 8:45-9:00 a.m., Elm Room

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS: THE PAST IN PICTURES

Jeanne Campbell Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio

In Memoriam: Milo Shepard

In Memoriam: King Hendricks

Earle Labor, read by Jeanne Reesman

SESSION II, 9:15-10:15 a.m.

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Sara S. (Sue) Hodson

Sara S. (Sue) Hodson

“About Some Frenchies in Jack London’s World”

Noël Mauberret, President (2012-14), Jack London Society, Lycée Cezanne and Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence

Introduced by Sue Hodson, the Huntington Library

SESSION III, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Elm Room

IDENTITY INQUIRIES: HONORING ANDREW J. FURER

Chair: Christine Cooper-Rompato, Utah State University

In Memoriam–Andrew Furer: Earle Labor, read by Jeanne Reesman

  1. “London’s Literary Naturalism as an Exercise in Survival,” Carla Erdheim, Sacred Heart University
  2. “London’s Gendering of Nature and the Formulation of Masculine Identity,” Paul Crumbley, Utah State University
  3. “Jorge Luis Borges’s Translation and Reconstruction of Jack London,” Andrew Hoag, University of Texas at San Antonio

SESSION IV, 12:00-1:15 p.m.. Elm Room

MY FAVORITE JACK LONDON ESSAY: PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator: Kenneth K. Brandt, Savannah College of Art and Design

“The Golden Poppy,” James Williams, Chicago, Ill.

“The Golden Poppy,” Chris Million, A Million Productions

“The House Beautiful,” Donna Campbell, Washington State University

“The Other Animals,” Jeanne Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio

“Review of The Long Day” Sara S. Hodson, Huntington Library

SYMPOSIUM LUNCHEON, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Poplar Room

Pre-registration for luncheon required.

SESSION V, 2:45-4:00 p.m., Elm Room

BIOGRAPHY

Chair: Calvin Hoovestol, University of Texas at San Antonio

  1. “Jack London’s Three Unknown Half-Siblings: Strengthening the Case of a Virile William Chaney’s Paternity,” Allan R. Whitmore, University of Southern Maine
  2. “How Closely Did Jack London’s Portrayal of Korean Life and Society in his 1904 Russo-Japanese War Coverage Reflect the Reality?” Daniel Métraux, Mary Baldwin College
  3. “What’s Playing On the London Channel?” George R. Adams, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
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Trout Fishing at the 2012 Jack London Symposium

TROUT-FISHING AND PICNIC DINNER, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Meet at entrance to Springhill Marriott at 4:45 p.m. for 5:00 p.m. departure to Paradise Trout Camp. Fishing by preregistration only and limited to 12. Trout dinner and bus transportation for up to 30.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Coffee and Registration, 8:00 a.m., Elm Room

SESSION VI, 9:00-10:15 a.m., Elm Room

LONDON’S IMAGINED WORLDS

Chair: Sara S. Hodson, Huntington Library

1. “Jack London and the Snark: Sailing Into Trouble,” Keith Newlin, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

2. “Fantastic Tales and Future Yarns: Representations of Violence in the Political Fantasies of Jack London,” Ryan Michael Kehoe, Rice University

3. “Undaunted by Dante,” Joseph N. Johnson II, Barrington, Ill.

SESSION VII, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Elm Room

TURNING POINTS, DEBATES, AND PROMISING NEW DIRECTIONS IN LONDON STUDIES

Chair: Paul Crumbley, Utah State University

  1. Kenneth K. Brandt, Savannah College of Art and Design
  2. Donna Campbell, Washington State University
  3. Sarah S. Hodson, Huntington Library
  4. Jeanne Campbell Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio
  5. Gina Rossetti, St. Xavier University
  6. James Williams, Critical Inquiry

LUNCH (on your own), 12:00-1:30

SESSION VIII: TOUR OF MERRILL-CAZIER LIBRARY JACK AND CHARMIAN LONDON COLLECTION, 2:00 p.m.

Busses to Library and Country Club from Marriott main lobby at 1:45 p.m., returning 7:00 p.m.

RECEPTION, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Logan Golf & Country Clubutahvalley

Co-Hosted by Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library & Marty’s Distributing Co.

Saturday, October 6

Coffee, 8:00 a.m., Elm Room

SESSION IX, 9:00-10:15 a.m., Elm Room

IDENTITY, CLASS, AND RACE

Chair: Susan Nuernberg, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

  1. “The Call from the Abyss,” James Williams, Critical Inquiry
  2. “The Tramp: The Dawn of the Modern Nature Writer—Seeing London as the Catalyst for Barry Lopez, Gretel Ehrlich, and David Quammen,” Kristin Ladd, Utah State University
  3. “Jack London’s ‘Not Human’ Borderlands Mexican,” Calvin Hoovestol, University of Texas at San Antonio

SESSION X

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Elm Room

CANNIBALS & SAILORS, PEGUINS & SHARKS

Chair: Donna Campbell, Washington State University

  1. “Immersed in Cannibals & Sailors: Herman Melville’s Typee & Jack London’s The Cruise of the Snark,” Mary K. Bercaw-Edwards, University of Connecticut
  2. “Penguins and Sharks: Editing Jack London,” R. D. Madison, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
  3. “Jack London’s Female Sailors: Desire, Risk, and Savagery,” Anita Duneer, Rhode Island College

LUNCH (on your own) 12:00-1:30 p.m.

LUNCH MEETING OF OFFICERS AND BOARD

12:00-1:30 p.m., Executive Board Room

SESSION XI, 1:40-3:00 p.m., Elm Room

PUBLISHING JACK LONDON

Chair: Sara S. Hodson, Huntington Library

  1. “Historiographic Issues in the Biographical Accounts of Jack London and the Overland Monthly Magazine,” Thomas Harakal, Harvard University
  2. “Jack, George, and Perry: Courting the Rising Star, 1901-1904,” Joe McAleer, Stamford, Conn.
  3. “’The Photos Are Worth Something’: Jack London’s Photographs in Cruise of the Snark,” Holger Kersten, University of Magdeburg
  4. “Arrested Development: Mary Austin’s A Woman of Genius and London’s The Little Lady of the Big House,” Donna Campbell, Washington State University

SESSION XII, 3:10-4:30 p.m., Elm Room

SONOMA VALLEY

Chair: Gina Rossetti, St. Xavier University

  1. “Teaching Valley of the Moon in the Valley of the Moon,” Alison Manchester, Sonoma High School
  2. “Reality in Sense and Place: Teaching Jack London’s The Valley of the Moon to Community College Students,” Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Napa Valley College; Susan Nuernberg, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  3. “Jack London State Historical Park: A Visual Update,” Greg Hayes, Valley of the Moon Historical Association

SESSION XIII, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Elm Roomutahlake

TIME TO REWIND: JACK LONDON WINETASTING AND FILM

Moderator: Jeanne Campbell Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio

Jack London Symposium Announcements

Jack London: Call of the Wildman?

  1. Jack London: A 20th-Century Man, A Million Productions (Documentary Preview)
  2. Burning Daylight (1928), dir. Richard A. Rowland, with Milton Sills