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  • Friday, January 29, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Fisher-Bennett Hall Faculty Lounge (a.m) & Fisher-Bennett Hall 401 (p.m.)

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Metamorphoses


J. M. Conway

“(Non-) Collaborators and Conflict: The French Translations of Ulysses


Victoria Moffitt

 “Compounded Metamorphoses: Myth and Varied Identities in Twentieth-Century Women’s Poetry”


Mabel Oviedo

 “Undocumented, Forgotten, and Fighting for the American Dream: An Analysis of the Politics of Belonging in the United States”


Randi Kramer

 “How Go Set a Watchman Became To Kill a Mockingbird: And, What that Evolution Can Reveal”


Faculty respondent: Josephine Park



10:30 – 10:45 a.m.: Break


10:45 – 12:15 p.m. Writing Violence, Figuring Illness


Sophia Lee

 “Rape and Female Subjectivity in Shakespeare’s Lucrece


Emily Chisholm

 “Scotland’s Advantageous Ruin: Eighteenth-Century Ballads, Pamphlets, and a New Nationality”


Suzy Kim

 “The Vanishing & the Dismembered: Serializing Flesh in the Novels of Charles Dickens”


Macile Dietrick

 “Depression through Metaphors: On the Rhetoric of Illness”


Faculty respondent: Toni Bowers



12:15 – 1:15 p.m.: Lunch

 1:15– 2:45 p.m. Early Modern Reverberations


Kyla Balkan

 “Unpopular and Unlikeable: Performance and Literary Reactions to Constance in King John


Lexi Malakhoff

 “Let (63) Us (60) Once (15) Again (23) Assail (1) Your (217) Ears (6): Hearing Hamlet on the Pictorial Stage”


Kirara Sato

 “‘Speak of me as I am’: The Different Races of ‘Black’ Othello”


John Baranik

 “What Is Happening Now? Temporality in Milton’s Middle Sonnets”


Faculty Respondent: Zachary Lesser



2:45 – 3:00 p.m.: Break


3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Screen Time


Michael McBride

 “Almost Masterpieces: Creativity, Commerce, and the Virtue of Failure in Hollywood”


Saraf Ahmed

 “Identity as a Function of Gender in Christopher Nolan’s Films”


Meaghan Harding

 “American Decay and Transformation: Breaking Bad and the Twenty-First Century”


Gabriel Ojeda-Sague

 “Another, and then Another: Gay Male Orgy and Political Futurity”


Faculty Respondent: Timothy Corrigan