English Comps Symposium – Saturday, May 11, 2019 

BREAKFAST — Hallway of 2nd Laird — 9:00 AM

WELCOME — Nancy Cho, Department Chair — 9:25 AM

SESSION I     9:30-10:35 AM

A. Research I: Fiction and the Limits of RepresentationLaird 212

      Sarah Bobbe, “Martin Amis’s Representation of the Unrepresentable in Time’s Arrow

      Lizzy Lynn, “The Life-Affirming Potential of Storytelling in Philip Roth’s American Trilogy”

      Chris Wortman, “Gass’ Theory of Metaphor in In the Heart of the Heart of the Country

B.  Colloquium: Transgression — Laird 206

      Nathaniel Chew,  Kate Johnson,  Alex Mackiel,  Galen Moller,  Laura Smith,

      Julia Truten,  Annie Utzschneider,  Elyse Wanzenried,  Addison Williamson

C. Creative Projects: Disruptive Reading, Disruptive Writing  — Laird 211

      Cristian Hernandez, “(Non)Fiction”

      James Smith, “A framework for reading queer and feminist picture books in K-3 settings”

      Dylan Larson-Harsch, “Countercurse”

SESSION II     10:45-11:45 AM

A.  Research II: The Stakes and Forms of Modernism — Laird 206

      Julian Hast, “Subversion of Truth and Redemptive Power in Woolf’s Novels”

      Kerrin Mulkern, “This Temporary Eclipse: Enjambment in H.D.’s Trilogy

      Mary Sears, “Resisting Victorian Mourning in Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse

B.  The Story Tellers — Laird 211

      Emily Bruell, “Pomegranate Seeds”

      Ellie Grabowski, “On the Threshold: A Short Story Cycle”

      Clara Finkelstein, “Crossed Her Heart”

C.  Research III: Identity and the Literary Imagination — Laird 212

      Anne Hackman, “Searching for a Japanese American Language in Nisei Daughter and No-No Boy”

      Jennifer Chan, “Morality of Performance in Hamlet & Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”

      Brynne Diggins, “Identity and Independence in the Novels of Krupabai Satthianadhan”

RECEPTION / LUNCH — Hallway of 2nd Laird — 11:45 AM-1:00 PM