ALA 2015

Session 14-H    Vonnegut, Race, and Ideology (St. George B 3rd Floor)

  • Organized by the Kurt Vonnegut Society
  • Chair: Gregory Sumner, President, The Kurt Vonnegut Society
  1. “Always-Already Recreating the ‘Same Old Nightmare’: The Function of Ideology in Kurt Vonnegut’s Player Piano,” Joshua Privett, Bob Jones University
  2. “‘Color Was Everything’: The American Racial Hierarchy in Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions,” Nicole Lowman, Southern Connecticut State University
  3. “Shadows Cast by a Magic Lamp: Vonnegut, Race, and Censorship,” Robert T. Tally Jr, Texas State University

Session 18-H    Vonnegut and Genre (Essex North Center 3rd Floor)

  • Organized by the Kurt Vonnegut Society
  • Moderator: Robert T. Tally Jr., Texas State University
  1. “‘All of This Happened, More or Less’: Dealing with WWII Trauma through Science Fantasy in Slaughterhouse-Five,” Deanna Rodriguez, Texas State University
  2. “‘Deadeye Dickand the Aesthetics of Accessibility,” Chuck Augello, Editor, The Daily Vonnegut
  3. “The Disciplinary Novel: Vonnegut and Foucauldian Systems of Normalization,” Zachary Perdieu, Texas State University
  4. “Faustian Themes in Sirens of Titan,” Brent McNeely, Bob Jones University