Tentative Schedule 2014 Jack London Society Symposium

Go to https://jacklondonsociety.org/2014/09/22/tenative-2014-jack-london-society-12th-biennial-symposium-schedule/ 

The Jack London Society 12th Biennial Symposium
October 30-November 1, 2014

 Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
Ph. 510-280-1539 

Symposium Director: Jeanne Campbell Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio

The Jack London Society

 President: Christian Pagnard, Lycée Alain Colas, Nevers
Executive Coordinator: Kenneth K. Brandt, Savannah College of Art & Design

Advisory Board:

  • Lawrence I. Berkove, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Donna Campbell, Washington State University
  • Daniel Dyer, Western Reserve University
  • Sara S. “Sue” Hodson, The Huntington Library
  • Joseph N. Johnson, Independent Scholar
  • Holger Kersten, University of Magdeburg
  • Earle Labor, Centenary College of Louisiana
  • Noël Mauberret, Lycée Paul Cezanne, Inst. for American Universities Aix-en-Provence
  • Susan Nuernberg, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • Jeanne Campbell Reesman, University of Texas, San Antonio
  • Gary Riedl, Wayzata High School
  • Gina Rossetti, Saint Xavier University
  • Jacqueline Tavernier-Courbin, University of Ottawa
  • Dan Wichlan, Independent Scholar
  • Earl Wilcox, Winthrop University
  • James Williams, Critical Inquiry

Honorary Board Members:

  • Rudy Ciuca, Jack London Foundation
  • Carol Dodge, California State Parks
  • Joseph Lawrence, Jack London Foundation
  • Lou Leal, Jack London State Historic Park

The Jack London Society is an international non-profit founded in 1989 to promote the study of the life and works of Jack London. See www.jacklondonsociety.org . Send all inquiries to Executive Coordinator, Kenneth K. Brandt, at kbrandt@scad.edu or at Department of English, Savannah College of Art & Design, 342 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31402   (912) 525-5100

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Welcome! [events and planning in red; program subject to change]

Save tours, Symposium activities take place in the Ballroom or Terrace of the Berkeley City Club Hotel. For parking information see www.jacklondonsociety.org or call the hotel 510-280-1539. Complimentary breakfast for hotel guests.

Wednesday, October 29

5:00-8:00 p.m. Symposium Registration Table Open

The Berkeley Room

Aravis Thomas (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Andres Lopez (Texas State University) Check-in; get program packet with badge; sign-up for events, pay registration and dues, buy ranch bus tickets. Bay Area and Berkeley brochures available. 

Thursday, October 30

7:00-9:15 a.m. Symposium Registration Table Open

The Berkeley Room

Aravis Thomas, Andres Lopez

9:30 a.m. SESSION I: JACK LONDON RANCH

Departure from hotel lobby to Jack London State Historic Park by Thunderstar Stages Bus and cars. Tickets for Thunderstar Bus are available as a pre-purchased $20 round-trip ticket either online at www.jacklondonsociety.org’s PayPal feature, by check to Jeanne Reesman’s Jack London Society address, then at the symposium registration table, if participant did not rent a car. Bus seats are limited to the first 56 people. There will be also be a sheet to volunteer car rides, and one to request rides. The web site and symposium desk will provide maps and directions. The ranch can also be also found on Google Maps. Box lunches or sandwiches can be ordered ahead of time from the Glen Ellen Market near the State Park. Visit the website of the Jack London State Historic Park and select your box lunch at http://jacklondonpark.com/picnic-box-lunch.html. Call the Market 24-48 hours before pickup at 707-996-6728 ext. #16. You will receive a $5.00 discount for the usual box lunch for $15, costing you only $9.99, and the Park will get the $5 donation. Order with a credit card number, choose a drink also, and leave a name for pickup. Lunches and cold drinks will be delivered to the State Park picnic grounds. Contact: nuernber@uwosh.edu. or kbrandt@scad.edu.

11:00 a.m. Arrival at Jack London State Historic Park, Lunch, Picnic

Grounds for Ranch Picnic with Preordered lunches and drinks delivered to the Park picnic site from Glen Ellen Market.

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Thursday, October 29, 2014, con’t.

Welcome and Announcements, Jeanne Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio, Executive Coordinator, Jack London

Society, 1989-2014, Kenneth K. Brandt, Savannah College of Art & Design, Jack London Society Executive Coordinator, 2014-

 

Welcome, Tjiska Van Wyk, Executive Director, Jack LondonState Historic Park

Eulogy for Greg Hayes, Lou Leal, Jack London State Historic Park

Eulogy for Sam S. Baskett, Jeanne Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio

12:45-2:15 p.m. Tour #1, House of Happy Walls, Gravesite, Wolf House

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Tour #2, Cottage, Farm Buildings, and More

2:30 p.m. Thunderstar Stages Bus Departure for Berkeley City Club

4:00 p.m. Arrival at Berkeley City Club

5:00-7:00 p.m. Hosted Cocktails and Hors d’ Oeuvres

Terrace

Friday, October 31, 2014

7:00-9:00 a.m. Symposium Registration Table Open

Ballroom

Andres Lopez

7:00-10:00 a.m. Coffee, Tea, and Water Service

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Friday, October 31, 2014, con’t.

8:00-9:15 a.m. SESSION II: LONDON’S CREATIVE USE OF LITERARY TROPES AND FORMULAE

Ballroom

Chair: George Adams, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

  1.  “London’s Use of Literary Tropes,” Jonah Raskin, Sonoma State University
  2.  “London’s Use of Formulaic Models in The Valley of the Moon and Martin Eden,” Susan Nuernberg, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; and Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Napa Valley College
  3.  “Jack London, Master of the Formula,” Jay Williams, Critical Inquiry

9:30-10:45 a.m. SESSION III: BIOGRAPHY AND BACKGROUND

Ballroom

Chair: Chris Million, A Million Productions

  1. “Radicals in Regalia: The Professoriate and Social Change in Jack London’s ‘South of the Slot,’” Gina Rossetti, Saint Xavier University
  2. “Jack London, Public Intellectual,” Cecelia Tichi, Vanderbilt University
  3. “Jack London and World War I,” Joe McAleer, Independent Scholar, Stamford, Conn.
  4. “The Layered Experience of Jack London’s 1905 Visit to Down-East Maine: Insensible Encounters with an Unknown Family Past,” Allan R. Whitmore, University of Southern Maine

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. SESSION IV: JACK LONDON AND OTHER WRITERS

Ballroom

Chair: Aravis Thomas, University of Texas at San Antonio

  1. “Unlikely Compatriots: Jack London’s Influence on the Fiction of Jorge Luis Borges,” Andrew Hoag, University of Texas at San Antonio
  2. “Jack London’s Reception by Greek Writers,” Eleftheria Arapoglou, University of California-Davis
  3. “Ko’olau the Leper and the Question of the ‘Colonizing Writer,’” George R. Adams, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  4. “Jack London and John Steinbeck: How the Writers Write ‘California,’” Kazuhiro Kobayashi, University of Nagano

12:30-1:45 p.m. SESSION V: SYMPOSIUM LUNCHEON WITH POE ROUNDTABLE: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Terrace “South of the Border” Buffet

POE AND LONDON PANEL DISUSSION: Moderator: Steven Frye, California State University, Bakersfield. Panelists: Eric Carl Link, University of Memphis; Anita Duneer, Rhode Island College; Kenneth K. Brandt, Savannah College of Art and Design

2:00-3:15 p.m. SESSION VI: JACK LONDON AND RACE

Ballroom

Chair: Calvin Hoovestol, University of Texas at San Antonio

  1. “Gods or Devils: Jack London Speaks Through Imber in ‘The League of the Old Men,’” Andres Lopez, Texas State University
  2. “Jack London’s Exploitation of Racism in His Nonfiction,” Dan Wichlan, Jack London Foundation
  3. “The Other Northland: Jack London’s Germanic World,” Louise E. Wright, Community College of Philadelphia
  4. “Jack London’s Coverage of the Russo-Japanese War and His Futile Battle with Japanese Censorship,” Daniel A. Métraux, Mary Baldwin College

3:30-4:45 p.m. SESSION VII: JACK LONDON: GENDER, CLASS, ETHNICITY

Chair: Gina Rossetti, Saint Xavier University

  1. “Writing Jack London’s Northland: Elizabeth Robins’s Klondike Diaries,” Donna M. Campbell, Washington State University
  2. “Jack London’s Japanese Women: Hona Asi and O Haru,” Daniel Métraux, Mary Baldwin College
  3. Jack London and the Socialist Idea,” Vladimir Vladmirovich Vdovin, Independent Scholar, Novosibirsk, Russia
  4. “The Second Mrs. London: Writing Charmian’s Story in Fact and Fiction,” Marlo M. Faulkner, Independent Scholar, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

5:00-6:00 p.m. Walking Tour of Joaquin Miller Park, Linda Brown, California Writers Club (need volunteer car ride, sturdy shoes, hike to center of park). Contact Brown@California.aol.com for arrangements. 

6:00-7:00 p.m. SESSION VIII: THE IRON HEEL

Ballroom

By Tarnel Abbott, A Readers’ Theater Play based upon London’s 1908 novel

Presented by The Iron Heel Collective, with puppetry, readers’ theater, cantastoria, music. Portrayed are scenes including

“Workers’ Conditions,” “Ernest Confronts the 1%,” “The General Strike,” “The Rise of the Iron Heel,” “The Battle of Chicago,” and “The Brotherhood of Man,” capturing not only the novel but the build-up to World War I. Featured artists are Tarnel Abbott, London’s great-grandaughter; David Solnit, puppeteer; and Regina Gilligan. Donations may be made at the door and are suggested to be $10-20.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

7:00-10:00 a.m. Coffee, Tea, Water service

8:00-9:15 a.m. SESSION IX: JACK LONDON AND THE “SEA” OF IDEAS

Ballroom

Chair: Donna Campbell, Washington State University

  1.  “The Phenomenology of Free Will: Three Illustrations from the Short Fiction of Jack London,” Eric Carl Link, University of Memphis
  2.  “Jack London’s Subject Files: A Sea of Ideas,” Anita Duneer, Rhode Island College
  3. “Memories of Jennie Prentiss,” Ben Goldstein, New York City
  4. “Jack London’s Modernist ‘Shin Bones’ Odyssey,” Calvin Hoovestol, University of Texas at San Antonio

9:30-10:45 a.m. SESSION X: LONDON’S TRAMP DIARY: WHERE IT CAME FROM, WHAT IT IS, AND HOW TO READ IT

Ballroom

Chair: Sara S. Hodson, The Huntington Library

  1. “Hurdling the Social Pit: Contexualizing London’s Tramp Diary,” Clint Pumphrey, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University
  2. “Tramping Through the Tramp Diary: An Archivist’s Look at the Diary as Artifact and Teaching Tool,” Brad Cole, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University
  3. “Being Beat: London’s Tramp Diary and the Raw Joy of Kerouac’s Open Road,” Paul Crumbley, Department of English, Utah State University

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. SESSION XI: JACK LONDON ANDAUTHORSHIP

Ballroom

Chair: Andrew Hoag, University of Texas at San Antonio

  1. “George Brett, Ninetta Eames, and the Negative Reception of the Martin Eden Manuscript,” Kenneth K. Brandt, Savannah College of Art and Design
  2. “’The East London Story’: Planning and Producing the British Edition of The People of the Abyss,” Sara S. Hodson, The Huntington Library
  3. “Selling the Snark Voyage,” Keith Newlin, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
  4. “The Bibliographer and the Bookseller Who Wasn’t: The Curious Matter of John London and George Tweney,” Thomas Harakal, Cambridge, Mass.

12:30-1:30 p.m. SESSION XII: SYMPOSIUM LUNCHEON AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS

“Not Only a Wolf Can Swallow You,” Noël Mauberret, Lycée Paul Cézanne and American Institute for American Universities,

Aix-en-Provence   — Keynote Introduction: Sara S. Hodson, Huntington Library

 

1:45-3:00 p.m. SESSION XIII: “JACK LONDON: AN AMERICAN VISUAL”

Ballroom

  1. 15- Minute Clip from Director Ben Goldstein’s new film, “Jack London: An American Original” (Part 1)
  2.  15-Minute Clip from Chris and Holly Million’s new film, “Jack London: Twentieth Century Man”
  3.  15-Minute Illustrated Presentation, VladimirVdovin’s “Building Jack London’s “The Spray
  4.  15-Minute Illustrated Presentation, Heather Waldroup, Appalachian State University, “Jack London’s Samoan Nudes: Private Pleasures and Frontier Erotics”

3:15-4:30 p.m. SESSION XIV: THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF JACK LONDON

Ballroom

Chair: Jay Williams, University of Chicago Press

 

  1. “The Facts of Life and Literature,’” Cecelia Tichi, Vanderbilt University
  2. “’Come Down from the Mountain Top and Join the Fray’: Jack London’s Role in the Mexican Revolution,” Lawrence Taylor, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana
  3. .” The Ocean,” Hank Scotch, University of Chicago
  4. “Jack London and the New Mass Cultural Sphere,” Michael Millner, University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Saturday, November 1, 2014

4:30-5:00 p.m.               SESSION XV: CLOSING ROUNDTABLE: WHAT

HAVE WE LEARNED?

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

  1. Donna M. Campbell, Washington State University
  2. Calvin Hoovestol, University of Texas at San Antonio
  3. Eric Link, University of Memphis
  4. Gina Rossetti, Saint Xavier University

5:00-7:00 p.m. Walking Tour of Jack London’s Oakland, led by Chris and Holly

Million. Stop at Heinold’s Saloon. For details, contact chris@amillionimages.com

5:30-7:00 p.m. JLS Officers and Board Meeting