The 36th Annual Conference of the Thomas Wolfe Society

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
May 23-25, 2014

The-Old-Well-at-UNC-Chapel-HillSchedule of Events

FRIDAY, May 23
Unless otherwise indicated, all sessions and breaks will be held in Chancellor’s East at the Carolina Inn. Saturday evening’s cash bar and banquet will take place in the Chancellor’s Ballroom.

10:30 – 12:00    Registration

12:00 – 12:45     Welcome and Prologue
Welcome ~ George Hovis, President, Thomas Wolfe Society, SUNY-Oneonta

Prologue ~ Anne Zahlan, Eastern Illinois University

Special Introduction ~ “A Wannabe Writer in the Footsteps of Wolfe,” Edwin Yoder

1:00-2:15     Session I
Moderator: Joe Flora, UNC-Chapel Hill

car-inn“Ocean Crossing with Thomas Wolfe: The True Life of Imagination,” Igina Tattoni, Sapienza: Universita de Roma

“Wolfe’s Life Selected: A Case Study of Kenneth Raisbeck and Marjorie Fairbanks,” Nami Montgomery, UNC-Pembroke

“Aspects of Wolfe’s Time in the Paris House of Illusion Described in The Web and the Rock,” Amélie Moisy, Université Paris Est-Cretéil

2:15-2:45      Break

2:45-4:00      Session II
Moderator: Steve Rogers, Mount Rainier, Maryland

“Thomas Wolfe’s Cinematic Storytelling,” Sara Flores, Azusa Pacific University

“Look Homeward, Always,” Michael Houck, UNC-Pembroke

“Twisted from the Ordinary: American Literary Naturalism and Look Homeward, Angel,” Jon Dawson, University of Georgia

Dinner on your own

Bathanti_17:30-9:30      Special Event Location: Wilson Library

Poetry Reading by Joseph Bathanti

Introduction by David Madden

~Light reception following ~


SATURDAY, May 24th

8:00-8:30      Refreshments

8:30-10:00     Session III
Moderator: Mark Canada, UNC-Pembroke

“Thomas Wolfe, Transnationalism, and the (Really) Deep South,”  Jedediah Evans, University of Sydney

ccm1_032466“Thomas Wolfe’s Asheville,” Laura Hope-Gill, Thomas Wolfe Center for  Narrative, Lenoir-Rhyne University

“Decoding Wolfe’s Universe: A Modern Understanding of Space, Time, and Dimension in Look Homeward, Angel,” Kerrie Harney, Federal Bureau of Investigation

10:00-10:45      Business Meeting
TWS President George Hovis presiding

10:45-11:00     Break

11:00–12:00     Session IV
Moderator: Paula Eckard, UNC-Charlotte

“Thomas Wolfe’s Expressionism and The Party at Jack’s,”  David Radavich, Eastern Illinois University

“Out-Gatsbying Fitzgerald: Thomas Wolfe and The Party at Jack’s,”  Joseph Bentz, Azusa Pacific University

12:00-12:15      Closing
Final Words ~ George Hovis

Epilogue ~ Jan Hensley, Greensboro, North Carolina

1126_thomaswolfetnail12:15-2:15      Lunch on your own

2:15 -3:30      UNC Walking Tour, Meet in lobby of Carolina Inn, Led by Matt Karkutt, UNC: Chapel Hill

6:00-7:00     Cash Bar

7:00~9:00    Banquet

Awards Ceremony ~ George Hovis

Keynote Address ~ Bland Simpson, UNC-Chapel Hill