EGSA Spring Conference 2011

E.G.S.A. hosted its second annual Spring Conference on April 15, 2011. The conference featured student presentations of academic papers and creative work to fellow graduate students, faculty, and undergraduate students. The event concluded with keynote speaker Hannah Pittard.

This year, the conference organizers published a proceedings of the event. This proceedings is available to read on Ex Libris.

You can also read the proceedings in .PDF format by downloading them here.

To view the conference program, please download in .PDF format here.

To view photos from the event, visit the set on Flickr.

Read below the schedule of events:

Session 1 (1:00-2:15 p.m.)

Room A: Social Inequality and Patriarchy

  • Natalie Cawley “‘The Nymph Complaining for the Death of Her Fawn’: A Lament for Innocence and an Outcry against the Injustices of Men”
  • Amanda Bryant “Symmetrical Sovereignty: A Reinterpretation of Misogynistic Elements in Donne’s Elegies”
  • Francis Macarthy “Stoom and Blephen: Patriarchy in Ulysses”
  • Elise Zerenga “Social Inequality in Thomas Gray’s ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”

Room B: Fiction

  • Mark Jacobs “Pleistocene Period”
  • Francis Macarthy “Glam!”
  • Greg M. Schumaker “Paperman”
  • Shane Zimmer “Baby Needs a Monitor”
  • Andrea Pelose “Excerpts from Wrestling with Elephants”

Room C: Shakespeare

  • Benjamin Panther “Old Zhang and The Bard: Preserving ‘King Lear’-ness in Confucian Interpretation and Performance”
  • Elizabeth Kerper “Characteristics of Effectiveness: The Various Monarchs of Richard II and Henry V”
  • Kimberly Tate Anderson “Defiance of Categorization in Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis: Toward a Positive Interpretation of Venus”
  • Jessica Saltiel “Staging the Threat of the Female Supernatural: Witchcraft in Shakespeare’s I Henry VI and Macbeth”

Session 2 (2:30-3:45 p.m.)

Room A: Literary Criticism

  • Amanda Bryant “The Elusive ‘Flower of Life’: Edith Wharton’s Socioeconomic Criticisms in The Age of Innocence”
  • Eleanore Catolico “Exploring Morality in the Gospel Asthetic”
  • Katelyn Cunningham “Exceptional Criticism: Questions of Critical Authority in Hume and Pope”
  • Mike Hernandez “The Mystery of Metacognition and Reader Response Criticism”

Room B: Fiction

  • Johnny Coconate “Demise”
  • Kendell Brown, Novel Excerpt
  • Damaris Hatch “9:31”
  • Graham Wasley “Slash and Burn”
  • Elizabeth Kerper “Breaking”

Room C: Poetry

  • Steve Bogdaniec
  • Jennifer Finstrom
  • Trudie Gauerke
  • Angel Woods

Session 3 (4:00-5:15 p.m.)

Room A: Power Dynamics

  • Nicholas Guenther “Reason, Passion, Nature, Utopia, and Dystopia in Gulliver’s Travels”
  • Adam Kivel “Rebirth, Revision, and Faust in Camp Concentration”
  • Enan J. Heneghan “Embracing Bad: Boucicault’s Edge”
  • Mary Kitamura “Boudoir and Battlefield: Love and War in Byron’s Don Juan”

Room B: Poetry

  • Amy Wapinsky
  • Johnny Coconate
  • Sam Piccone
  • Amanda Fowler

Room C: Nonfiction (Animals)

  • Laura Given “Nests”
  • Jennifer Finstrom “Bird Girl”
  • Molly Tranberg “Tails of a Dog Walker”

Session 4 (5:30-6:45 p.m.)

Room A: Literature, Science, and Culture

  • Eleanore Catolico “Art is Life Worked With: Gwendolyn Brooks and the Poetry of Ekphrasis”
  • Adam Kivel “Object of Terror: The Paranoia of Mass-Produced Objects in Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49”
  • Mike Hernandez “Experiments in the English Department: Science and the English Graduate Studies”
  • Jessica Saltiel “A Magician at the Crossroads: The Rise of Christianity, the Threat of Paganism, and the Development of Merlin”

Room B: Women and Authority

  • Alexander Stachniak “The Tragedie of Mariam: Promoting Constancy through Female Solidarity”
  • Sabrina Rose Martin “The Life of Catherine Burton—Contextualizing the Fast with the Connection of Body and Belief”
  • Brianna M. Tonner “Jane Truesdale and the Latitudinarian Movement: Connections and Coteries”
  • Enan J. Heneghan “Shell Game with Shelf Life: The Binding of Margery Kempe”

Room C: Nonfiction (Travel)

  • Anne Newby “Ordem e Progresso”
  • Steve Bogdaniec “Goofy 45”
  • Angela Ames “When Tomato Sauce Tastes Bitter Sweet”
  • Molly Tranberg “A Quilt, in 14 Blocks”

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