English Comps Symposium – Saturday, May 7, 2011  

Welcome – 12:45 –Laird Second Floor Hallway/ Stairs 

Session I – 1:00-2:00

A. Poetry – Laird 206                                                                                

  • Devin Daugherty, “interruptions”
  • Nayoung Hyun, “Wingless Flight”
  • Todd Anderson, “Just Because There’s Pieces Doesn’t Mean It’s a Puzzle”

B. Early English Lit – Laird 211

  • Rebecca Huffman, “Controlling Space in Chaucer’s Gardens”
  • Rose Schuchat, “Virtue Distorted: Pamela’s Conduct Book Intentions & Epistolary Form ”
  • Peter Bonamici, “Blake’s Romantic Reader”

C. Fiction and Interpretation – Laird 212

  • Rae Wood, “Gone for Good”
  • Emily Schickli, “Alice, in Six Stories”
  • Kale Zicafoose, “Fitzgerald and Hemingway’s Women: Text and Typography”

Session II – 2:15-3:15

A. 20th Century Lit – Laird 206

  • Matthew Hart, “Domesticity and the Dual Self in Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire
  • Sally Larkins, “Bogged Down: Intersections of Past & Present in Seamus Heaney”
  • Gabe Silberblatt, “Revising, Re-visioning: Italo Calvino and the Politics of Play”

B. Fiction – Laird 211

  • Jimmy Dreese, “The Incandescent Nooks and Crannies of the Bound or Completely Infinite Universe”
  • Andrew Bergman, “Even”
  • Mariko Conner, “Technicolor Lola”

C. Performance – Laird 212

  • Morgan Holmes, “ ‘Joe Turner’s Come and Gone’: Wilson’s Challenge to History”
  • Julie McCormick, “Subversive Theatricality in Richardson’s Pamela
  • Jenny Schmidt, “From Stage to Page: Monologues of Herford, Fisk, and Draper”

Session III – 3:30-4:30

A. 19th Century Lit – Laird 212

  • Sally Morgridge, “Visualizing ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ “
  • Lingerr Senghor, “The Other Sister: Reclaiming Anne Bronte for the Victorian Canon”
  • Lauren Millikan, “Curiouser and Curiouser: Alice in Wonderland on the Web”

B. Fiction and Interpretation – Laird 206

  • Amy Sun, “The Man Who Shot Down the Sun”
  • Courtney Wipf, “Never Break the Chain”
  • Amanda Sweet, “Half-Native Art”

C. Colloquium Group – Laird 211:   Clare Bansberg, Leigh-Anne Borkowski, Will Connelly, Emily Edmond, Hugh Gallagher, Laura Knutson, Anna Preus, Ben Sommer

Reception – 4:30-5:30 – Laird Second Floor Hallway