ALA 2009

Session 7-E Vonnegut After the American Century (St George A)

  • Organized by the Kurt Vonnegut Society
  • Chair: Robert T. Tally Jr., Texas State University
  1. “From Ground Zero to Eternity: Hiroshima, Testimony, and the Lessens of History in Vonnegut’s Later Novels.” Fumika Nagano, Seikei University, Tokyo.
  2. “‘Now it’s the women’s turn’: The Art(s) of Reconciliation in Vonnegut’s Bluebeard.” Tom Hertweck, University of Nevada, Reno.
  3. “‘The miracle age of organ transplants and other forms of therapeutic vivisection’: Medicine and Medical Ethics in Kurt Vonnegut’s Work.” Günter Beck, University of Haifa, Israel.
  4. “From the Bomb to Barack: Vonnegut Chronicles the Death of Sociological Structuralism and the Birth of Postmodernity.” Kevin Boon, Pennsylvania State University.

Session 14-D Kurt Vonnegut (Essex North East)

  • Organized by the Kurt Vonnegut Society
Chair: Marc Leeds, President, The Kurt Vonnegut Society
  1. “‘Like bugs trapped in amber’: The Chaos of Composition in Slaughter-house Five,” Todd Atchison, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
  2. “Kurt Vonnegut and the Paradox of Perception,” Loree Rackstraw, University of Northern Iowa.
  3. “The Voice of Kurt Vonnegut,” Nick Curry, Maryville University, and Jeremy C. Ellis, Managing Editor, The Dirty Napkin.
  4. “The Fraudulent Light in Mother Night,” Susan Farrell, College of Charleston.