English Comps Symposium – Saturday, May 5, 2012

WELCOME – 12:45 

Session I – 1:00-2:00

A. Poetry – Laird 206

  • Clare Costello, “First Responder” (poems)
  • Emily Foster, “From the Inside Out: A Travelogue in Poems”
  • Makini Allwood, “Photographic Responses to Ntozake Shange’s nappy edges”

B. Modernist American Literature – Laird 211

  • Sara Harrison, “The Lens of the Particular:  Hemingway in Photographs”
  • Emil Constantino, “The Commodification of Women in Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County”
  • Emily Hartley, “Perspective and the Role of Objectivity in John Steinbeck’s Nonfiction”

C. Culpability, Guilt and Lies in Fiction – Laird 212

  • Melissa Terrien, “Culpable Readers of Pride and Prejudice and Emma
  • Jessie Hao, “Guilty or Not Guilty: Struggle to Represent Trust in True Crime Novels”
  • Joe Decker, “The Honest Lies” (fiction)

Session II – 2:15-3:00

A. Colloquium Group – Animals in Literature – Laird 211

  • Bailey Gartley, Carsten Gehring, Katelyn Hoffman, Kathryn Johnson, Emily Miller, & Kelly O’Brien 

Session III– 3:15-4:15

A. Place & American Literature – Laird 206

  • Hana Maruyama, “Placing Jhumpa Lahiri on the Frontier of American Literature”
  • Taylor ffitch, “Local Landscape in Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion”
  • David Hecht, “The Wandering Aramean”

B. Drama – Laird 211

  • Annie Metcalf, “Subversion through Speech and Structure in Christopher Marlowe’s Plays”
  • Jonathan Isaac, “’Not only what is, but what is possible’: Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun”
  • Katie Lazo, “Lois Lowry’s The Giver on Stage: Adaptation/Interpretation”

C. 21st Century Literature – Laird 212

  • Isabel Gregerson, “How to Begin: Part One of a Two-part Novella”
  • Casey Markenson, “Fall, Falling, Fallen: Suspending 9/11 Through Literature”
  • Helen Grossman, “Jennifer Egan’s Postmodern Sublime in A Visit from the Goon Squad” 

RECEPTION – 4:15-5:00 – Laird Second Floor Hallway