English Comps Symposium – Saturday, May 9, 2015

Coffee & Muffins—Laird Second-Floor Hallway—9:00 a.m. 

WELCOME—Chair Tim Raylor—9:25 a.m. 

Session I    9:30-10:30 a.m.

A.  Colloquium—Laird 211

  • Julia Bullock, Claire Ferguson, Bethany McHugh, Shane McSparron, Joss Olson, Lucas Rossi, Erin Winter

B.  Creative Writing I—Laird 212       

  • Nityasya Belapurkar, Stories: “Further Lessons in Being Disengaged”
  • Malina Workman, Stories: “The Voice of the Martyrs”

C.  The Marriage Plot—Laird 206

  • Zoe Borden, “The Construction and Valorization of Marriage in Pride and Prejudice
  • Lucy Wasserburg, “Female Imprisonment and First-Person Narrative Authority in Jane Eyre”  

Session II    10:35-11:20 a.m.

A.  Early Modern Drama—Laird 212

  • Grace Fremont, “The Poetic Geography of Shakespeare’s Travelers”
  • Sarah Olson, “Sibling Incest, the Family, and Female Agency in Jacobean Drama”

B.  Creative Writing II—Laird 211

  • Andry DeJong, Memoir: “The Winds of Aadi”
  • Jeremiah Moriarty, Stories: “Garden Party”

Session III    11:25 a.m.-12:25 p.m.

A.  Politics, Place, and Myth—Laird 212

  • Ellen Currier, “Shelley’s Reinterpretation of Romantic Prometheanism in Frankenstein”      
  • Avery Rux, “Plotlessness, Abstraction, and Expressionism in Winesburg, Ohio
  • Henry Southwick, “An Analysis of W.B. Yeats’s and Seamus Heaney’s Political Sonnets”

B.  Creative Writing III—Laird 206

  • Sam Braslow, Poems: “Catalina Island”
  • Anna Donnella, Memoir: “Pieces”     
  • Jill Poskanzer, Stories: “The Campbell Triptych” 

RECEPTION/LUNCH—Laird Second-Floor Hallway—12:25-1:30 p.m.