Thursday, April 17, 2008

English Honors Symposium

GW ENGLISH DEPARTMENTAL HONORS SYMPOSIUM

Friday, May 2, 2008
Rome 771
1:00-4:30 pm


1:00 OPENING REMARKS
Professor Jonathan Gil Harris, Director of Undergraduate Studies


1:10-2:10 SESSION I. PERFORMING SEXUALITY & GENDER

Presiding: Professor Holly Dugan

    Lisa Francavilla, “Virgin, Mother, and Whore: Appropriating Female Bodily Agency in Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying” (dir. Professor Evelyn Schreiber)

    Catlan McCurdy, “Investigating the Decline of Edna St. Vincent Millay Through Form and Gender” (dir. Professor David McAleavey and Professor Holly Dugan)

    Alex Frank, “Fantasy and Resistance in Sun Ra” (dir. Professor Gayle Wald)

    2:10-2:15 Break

    2:15-3:15 SESSION II. NARRATING ETHNICITY

Presiding: Professor Antonio López

    Sarah Whittemore, “The Importance of Being English: Anxiety of Englishness in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea” (dir. Professor Tara Wallace)

    Nada Shawish, “Writing Backwards: Translation, Time, and Identity in the Arab-American Memoir” (dir. Professor Patty Chu)

    Lizzie Wozobski, “Insider/Outsider: Reexamining Jewish Identity in Contemporary America” (dir. Professor Andrea Levine)

    3:15-3:30 Refreshments

    3:30-4:30 SESSION III. EARLY MODERN CROSSINGS

Presiding: Professor Jonathan Hsy

    Roxie Maisel, “Skeltonics: John Skelton and Presentism” (dir. Professor Kathleen Lawrence)

    Taylor Kate Brown, “Rihla: Translating Europe in 17th-Century Arabic Travel Narratives” (dir. Professor Jonathan Gil Harris)

    Chris Pugh, “The Whorish, the Objectified, and The Transgendered: Spenser’s Female Others and The Drive of Jouissance” (dir. Professor Patrick Cook)

    All welcome

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