ALA 2014

Session 15-I Awareness, Theology, and Identity in the Works of Kurt Vonnegut

  • Organized by the Kurt Vonnegut Society
  • Chair: Marc Leeds, Independent Scholar
  1. “Our awareness is all that is alive in any of us: The Cognitive Poetics of Attention in Vonnegut’s Bluebeard,” Francis Altomare, Florida Atlantic University
  2. “The Gospel From Outer Space: The Messianic Political Theology of Kurt Vonnegut,” Matthew Gannon and Wilson Taylor, The Vonnegut Review
  3. “Now it can be told: Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions and Adolescent Readers,” Nicole Lowman, Southern Connecticut State University

Session 16-G Re-reading Slaughterhouse-5

  • Organized by the Kurt Vonnegut Society
  • Chair: Gregory Sumner, University of Detroit Mercy

1. “Trauma and tale-telling: Slaughterhouse-5 and ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,’” Nancy Romig, Howard Payne University
2. “Sight (Un)seen: Kurt Vonnegut’s Literary Optometry,” Joshua Privett, Bob Jones University
3. “Vonnegut’s Doodles: Text and Context,” Abhijeet Paul, University of California, Berkeley