Florida Studies Proceedings 2006
 

President

Steve Glassman

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

 

Vice President

Keith Huneycutt

Florida Southern College

 

Secretary

William Wall

Santa Fe Community College

 

Treasurer

Rich McKee

Ringling School of Art and Design

 

Local Arrangements 2006

April Van Camp

Indian River Community College

 

CEA Liaison

Maurice O’Sullivan

Rollins College

 

Past President

 Steve Brahlek

Palm Beach Community College 

Webweaver

Jane Anderson Jones

Manatee Community College: Venice 

At-Large Board Members

Deborah Coxwell-Teague

Florida State University

Carole Policy

DeVry University: Orlando

Patricia Feito

Barry University

 

Florida Studies Proceedings

of the 2006 Annual Meeting of the

Florida College English Association

 

Claudia Slate, General Editor

Florida Southern College

 

Steve Glassman, Executive Editor

                                                               Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

 

Dedicated to

           Charles Smires, Florida Community College,Jacksonville,            

FCEA President 1990-1991


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Acknowledgements............................................................................................................ xi

 

Preface................................................................................................................................. xii

 

Pedagogy

 

The Villain No More: Mechanics with Meaning in Writing

Programs Using APA Editorial Writing Style.................................................................. 3

      E. Stone Shiflet

 

Re-Entry Crisis: One Non-Traditional Student’s Journey............................................. 9

      Linda M. Campbell

 

Living the Life of the Dirty.............................................................................................. 17

      Alison Watkins, with Jim Watkins

 

Old Florida

 

Atala: Le Premier Roman De Floride............................................................................. 27

      Maurice J. O’Sullivan 

 

Imagined Places and People in Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

and John Fleming.............................................................................................................. 35

Rosalie Murphy Baum

 

Of Stones and Students: Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludd M. Spivey,.............................. 42

and the Folklore of Florida Southern College

Alexander M. Bruce

 

Cracker Culture In The Florida Novels Of Marjorie Kinnan

Rawlings.............................................................................................................................. 55

Steve Brahlek

 

Elements of Southwestern Humor in The Yearling..................................................... 65

Gregory Byrd

 

Cracker Mythos: The Trickster Hero in Marjorie Kinnan

Rawlings’s “Benny and the Bird Dogs”......................................................................... 71

Wendy Neeld

 

 

Strange Bedfellows............................................................................................................ 80

Nancy M. Shelton

 

Visions Of Heroes: Icons And Iconography In Florida

Small Town Murals........................................................................................................... 85

     Matthew D. Mclendon

 

Decolonizing The Native Conch In Ernest Hemingway’s To

Have And Have Not: Harry Morgan As A Cautionary Tale

Against Tourism................................................................................................................. 91

Adam Pridemore

 

Contemporary Florida

 

Judging Mr. Watson: Matthiessen’s Bone By Bone And

Henry Flagler.................................................................................................................... 101

                Keith Huneycutt 

 

Librarian Heroes In Literature And Real Life............................................................ 108

                Salena Coller

 

In Search of Her Mother's Garden:  Connie May Fowler's

Reclamation of the Past in River of Hidden Dreams................................................ 124

            Laura S. Head

 

“The Planet Survives . . . Through Heroism”: Florida As The

New World In Russell Banks’s Continental Drift..................................................... 129

      Andrea Dimino

 

Davidson and Goliath: Fair Value for Florida’s Family-Owned

Newspaper........................................................................................................................ 150

            Stephen Zeigler

 

Natural Florida

 

A Passion For Paradise: A Florida Immigrant Reads Archie Carr.......................... 175

      Holly Genzen

 

Two Bills, Two Centuries: The Literary Vision of Two Florida

Naturalist-Writers............................................................................................................ 180

      John E. Stewart

 

Hurricane Madness: A Survey of Hurricanes in Florida Novels............................. 188

            Jane Anderson Jones

 

Creative Showcase

 

Behind Our Memories, Our Larger Families Wait..................................................... 203

      Michael Hettich

 

The Father........................................................................................................................ 207

      Michael Hettich

 

Going Swimming............................................................................................................. 209

      Lizabeth Keiley

 

Lovers Converse.............................................................................................................. 210

      Lizabeth Keiley

 

The Moon Speaks........................................................................................................... 211

      Lizabeth Keiley

 

Flight ................................................................................................................................. 212

      Lizabeth Keiley

 

In The Beginning:  A Great-Great Horse Thief Who Was

Fleet of Foot..................................................................................................................... 213

     Margaret Mishoe