American Studies Association of Texas
Well, there was no fooling around this year. Registration (with books on sale, below)
and sessions started in the afternoon of the first day, and the program continued
until 11:00pm that evening. The weather was warmer than last year, and everyone seemed
quite at ease in now-
One of the highlights for attendees was the presence of a special group of undergraduates from the Honors College at the University of North Texas. Not only did they give a fine panel presentation of their literary analyses, they stayed with the conference to the end, observing the antics of academicae profundus (bad Latin, I know) in their native habitat. The students can be seen in pictures at all the sessions during which they asked intelligent questions and made pertinent comments, which didn’t seem to frighten the natives at all. They were mentored under the proud and amiable eye of James Duban, Professor of English and Associate Dean for Research and National Scholarships at UNT.
(From left) Molly Riddell, Nick Grotowski, Stormie Garza, Yacine Ndiaye, Rachel Torres,
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A tasty and fresh buffet with a Middle East-
Always a favorite feature of the program at SHSU, a showing of a classic film presented by Ralph Pease, Professor of Literature and Film Studies, Emeritus. His history and anecdotes on each film are dependably well done with wit and style.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), a striking and important film, starred Dana Andrews,
with other well-
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