Saturday, October 02, 2004

At this year's M/MLA Conference (Nov. 4-7), Deborah Scaggs of Saint Louis University has organized three sessions on Fr. Ong. I believe they will on be on Saturday, Nov. 6.

Walter J. Ong for the 21st Century

Session 137
12:30-2:00 p.m. (Frisco)
Topic: Ong and Performance
Coordinator: John Paul Walter, Saint Louis Univ.

1. "Words, Signs, and Events," by John Miles Foley, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia
2. "On the 'Original Sayings' of Jesus: Oral and Scribal Dynamics in Late Antiquity," by Werner H. Kelber, Rice Univ.
3. "The Performance of Ong," by Thomas Zlatic, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
4. "Orality and Literacy: Classical and Folk Versions of the Mahabharata," by Nirmala Menon, George Washington Univ.

Session 152
2:15-3:45 p.m. (Knickerbocker)
Topic: Ong and Rhetoric
Coordinator: Gina Merys Mahaffey, Saint Louis Univ.

1. "Rhetoric and Hermeneutics 1250-1650: the Legacy of Walter J. Ong," by C. Jan Swearingen, Texas A&M Univ.
2. "Ong's Histories of Rhetoric," by Terri Palmer, York Univ.
3. "Ong and (or versus) Derrida on Presence: A Case of a Conflict of Traditions," by John D. Schaeffer, Northern Illinois Univ.

Session 170
4:00-5:30 p.m. (New York Central)
Topic: Pedagogy, Practice, Technology and Ong
Coordinator: Deborah M. Scaggs, Saint Louis Univ.

1. "Walter Ong and Secondary Orality: Interpreting the Electronic Paradigm," by Sharon Cumberland, Seattle Univ.
2. "The Walter J. Ong Archive: A Preliminary Report," by John Walter, Saint Louis Univ.
3. "The Paradox of 'Oral Residue,'" by Thomas M. Walsh, Saint Louis Univ.
4. "Walter J. Ong: The Archival Record," by Robert Blaskiewicz, Saint Louis Univ.


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