Preliminary Conference Schedule


Friday, February 7, 2014

Gonzaga University, Jepson Center

5:00 p.m. - Opening Reception

Jepson Center, Faculty Lounge (Room 239)

  • Introduction by Kirk Besmer, Gonzaga University
  • Welcome by Patricia O'Connell Killen, Academic Vice-President, Gonzaga University
6:00 p.m. - Plenary Session

Jepson Center, Room 120 (Hogan Classroom)

The Van Christoph Lecture:

Introduction: Tim Clancy, Gonzaga University

Sara van den Berg, Director of The Ong Center for Language, Media and Culture, St. Louis University
The State of Ong Scholarship

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8:00 p.m. - No host dinner. Luigi's Italian Restaurant (Downtown Spokane: 245 W. Main Ave.)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Gonzaga University, Jepson Center

8:30-9:15 a.m. - Continental Breakfast

9:15-10:45 a.m. - Orality and Literacy

Session 1A: Ong and Writing/Lliterature:

Jepson Center, Room 120 (Hogan Classroom)

Moderator: Paul De Palma, Gonzaga University

Kateland Wolfe, Georgia State University
Does Changing the Distance Between the Audience and the Text Change the Amount of Control the Audience has over the Text?

Jennifer Matsuda, Independent Scholar
Orality, Writing, Print and Beyond: E-mail Demonstrated as a Literary Genre in Voltaire's Heart (2005) and The Silence of Galileo (2009) by Luis Lopez Nieves

Iryana Matluska, Minsk State Linguistic University
Cultural and Thematic Dominants in Modern Media Discourse: A Case Study of American, Belarusian and British On-line Publications

Session 1B: Orality

Jepson Center, Room 122

Moderator: Kirk Besmer, Gonzaga University

Kris Morehouse and Heather Crandall, Gonzaga University
Virtual Grief

Thomas Zlatic, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
The Persistence of Memory

Paul Soukup S.J., Santa Clara University
Ong and Hermeneutics

10:45-11:00 p.m. - Break (Refreshments Provided)

11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. - Language and Philosophy

Session 2A: Language Studies

Jepson Center, Room 120 (Hogan Classroom)

Moderator: John Caputo, Gonzaga University

F. X. Sligo, Massey University
Liminal Literacy and Occupational Orality: How Workplace Oral-Experiential Cultures Set Limits to Literacy

Maria Kathrina Bautista Diaz and Hong Ngoc Truong, Chiao Tung Unversity
Asynchonous Academic and Cultural Mediation in the Context of Computer Mediated Communication: A case study between Chinese and French e-mails

Paul De Palma, Gonzaga University, Computer Science
Ongian Implications for Automatic Speech Recognition

Philippa (Pip) Mules, Auckland University of Technology
Spoken Word as Pedagogical Tool: Walter Ong and a Framework for an Oral Pedagogy

Session 2B: Ong and Philosophy

Jepson Center, Room 122

Moderator: Kirk Besmer, Gonzaga University

Dan Bradley, Gonzaga University
Walter Ong and Edmund Husserl: The Rise of Literacy and the Genetic Constitution of the Life-World

Thomas Zlatic, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Aphorisms and Metaphysics

Tim Clancy S.J., Gonzaga University
The World as Hypertext

12:30-1:30 p.m. - Brown bag Lunch - Jepson Center Lobby (Catered)

1:30-3:00 p.m. - Ong in Context

Session 3A: Applications

Jepson Center, Room 120 (Hogan Classroom)

Moderator: Heather Crandall, Gonzaga University

Dung Tran, Loyola Marymount University
Faith and Contemporary Contexts for American Catholic Higher Education

Jael Cooper, Gonzaga University
Leader Identification and Audience Response: A Consideration of the Rhetoric of American Folk Music

James Jarc, Gonzaga University
Mobiliteracy: Applying Ong’s Psychodynamic Characteristics to Users of Mobile Communication Technology

Stephen McFadden, Aaliyah Miller and Elizabeth Weber, Gonzaga University
Operation Reintegration: Assessing and Meeting the Needs of Post-Deployed Military

Session 3B: Secondary Orality

Jepson Center, Room 122

Moderator: Tim Clancy, Gonzaga University

Pavel Schlossberg and Nobuya Inagaki, Gonzaga University
Education after the Gutenberg Parenthesis: The Presence of Secondary Orality in Online Education

Charla Markham Shaw, University of Texas at Arlington
Creating Super Mom: Secondary Orality and Pinterest

Will Cooney, Gonzaga University
Singularity through Oral Residue

3:00-3:15 p.m. - Break

3:15-4:15 p.m. - Concluding Plenary Session

Jepson Center, Room 120 (Hogan Classroom)

Introduction: Paul De Palma, Gonzaga University

Randolph Lumpp, Regis University
Going Global with Walter Ong: The Society and the Site

John Caputo, Gonzaga University
Walter Ong: How the Seamless Web of Technology is Restructuring Consciousness

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