Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Doctoral Student Presentations 2012-2013 (and looking ahead to 2013-2014)

Always ready to read a paper to you..... From left to right: Ms. Bebell, Ms. Smorul, Dr. Greene, Ms. Queener. Not pictured but visually represented by her paper: Ms. Pershing.
The Tenants are still trying to get things in order after the chaos of Finals. Just today, we discovered a huge pile of doctoral student conference presentations from the past year that were under Mark's dressing table where, apparently, he was using them as a footrest. They've now been organized and archived, as follows (with apologies for the variations in the structure of the entries....we could have normalized them, but it's spring, and we're feeling lazy, and, anyway, it's not the 18th Century). We're not so lazy that we won't correct errors, though, if someone points them out.

Andrea Bebell:
 “Little Ladies Locate the Pacific: U.S. Imperialism in Mary Krout's Alice's Visit to the Hawaiian Islands,” American Comparative Literature Association. Toronto, ON, Canada; 4-7 April 2013.
Dominique Bruno:
“Sympathy with Leprosy and Judgment with Necro-Poetics: Swinburne’s “The Leper” and the Dramatic Monologue”

Presented at “Forms and Fashions:” The Fiftieth Anniversary Conference for The Journal of Victorian Poetry: Morgantown, West Virginia (April 20, 2013)

 “Laboring or Active for the Capitol? Hannah Arendt, the Active Life and the Bildungsroman in Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games” Presented at "Pippi to Ripley: The Female Figure in Science Fiction and Fantasy": Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York (May 3, 2013)

Mike Buso:
§  “‘No Summer For This Woman’: The Debt of Deborah in Davis’s Life in the Iron Mills,” Midwest Modern Language Association: Women in Literature Panel, November 2012
§  “ ‘Feared and Hated’: Rethinking the X-Men as Homosexual Metaphor,” College of Wooster Global Queerness Conference, October 2012

Sreya Chatterjee:
2013 “Creating Transnational ‘borderlands’ through Literature: A Comparative Study of the fiction of Eilis Ni Dhuibhne and Mahasweta Devi”. Proposal accepted for the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Cincinnati, Ohio. November.

2012 “Public Cinema and the ‘Media-ted’ Revolution: Corruption, Resistance, and the Contemporary Public Sphere in Rang de Basanti [Paint me Yellow]”. 41st Annual Conference on South Asia, Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. October.

Ryan Fletcher:

“’Where Our Sins Lie Unatoned’: Violence, Family, and Redemption in Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska and the Works of Flannery O’Connor.” RMMLA, Boulder, CO: October 12, 2012.

Yvonne Hammond:

Mid-West Modern Language Association, November 2012
Paper Presented: Extending Credit: Gender and Social Recognition
Paper Presented: Behind Cell Doors: Prison Rape in U.S. Culture

Southwest Popular Culture Association, February 2013
Paper Presented: Myth-taken Identities: Gender, Sex and Power in Snow White

James Holsinger: 

“Managing Uncomfortable Sessions in the Writing Center.” Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association (MAWCA). California, PA. April 2013. With Dr. Nathalie Singh-Corcoran, Alexis Smith, Amanda Clark, and Rebecca Doverspike. 

“Troubling Trans-Atlanticism: Dramatic Publications and Closet Drama in Late Eighteenth-Century America.” American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR). Nashville, TN. November 2012.

“‘For the Benefit of the Orphans and Widows of Soldiers’: Performance, Payment, and Early American Theatrical Advertisements.”  Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA). Cincinnati, OH. November 2012.

Sharon Kelly:

“The Queer Orientalism of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.”  Queer Studies Conference, Asheville, NC 4/5/13

Battlestar Galactica and the Madwoman in the Attic: The Interruption of the Apparition.” 
International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL 3/23/13

Susan Lantz:

“Millennials – Made in America” Keynote speech for the WPWV/Chapter ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Fall Meeting. November 2012. 

Kayla McKinney:

“Frontier Conflicts: Endless Exploration and Gender Limits in World of Warcraft.” Gaming Cultures across Three Continents. Bangor University, Bangor Wales. May 8, 2013.

“The Healing Road: Journeys through Grief in In Memoriam and Neil Peart’s Ghost Rider.” Victorian Poetry Journal Conference: Forms and Fashions. April 18, 2013. West Virginia University. 

“Being a Little More Victorian: Nineteenth Century Mentoring Models and the Modern Composition Classroom.” West Virginia Association of College English Teachers at Potomac State College, Keyser, West Virginia. December, 2012.

Courtney Novosat:  

“(Re)Imagining Nation: Radical Reform and Women’s Utopian Fiction of Nineteenth-Century America,” NeMLA, 2013, Boston, MA

Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang:

“'That Kind of Nonsense': Reverse Migration and the Paradox of Societal Expectation in Ayi Kwei Armah’s Fragments." African Studies Association (ASA), Baltimore, MD. November 21-24, 2013.

"The Game Changing WoW Effect: Binaries and Agency in World of Warcraft's Academic Research." Computer Gaming Across Cultures: Perspectives from Three Continents, Bangor University, Wales, UK, May 8, 2013

Aaron Percich:
“Rereading, Writing, and Terror: Frank Harris’ Transatlantic Bombs.” Modern Language Association, Chicago, Illinois (January 9-12, 2014)

“Irish Mouths, English Tea(pot)s, French Eyes: Poe’s Irish Oral(ident)ity.” American Literature Association, Boston, Massachusetts (May 23-26, 2013)
“Secrets, Shadows, and the Sea: Cross-Constructive Selfhood in Woolf’s The Voyage Out and Conrad’s The Shadow Line.” Modern Language Association, Boston, Massachusetts (January 3-6, 2013)

Teresa Pershing:
“Private v. Public Selves: On Tweeting, Teaching, and Being a Graduate Student.” Modern Language Association Conference. Chicago, IL; 9-12 January 2014.
"Displacing Rationality: Positioning Sensibility and Errancy in Godwin's Memoirs of the Author of the Vindication of the Rights of Woman," American Comparative Literature Association. Toronto, ON, Canada; 4-7 April 2013.

Jess Queener:  

“Sentiment vs. Sensation; Dickens vs. Gaskell”: RSVP Austin, TX, Sep. 2012

Katherine Richards:

“Showing the 'avatar': Representations of Powerful Femininity in Louisa Stuart Costello's Memoirs of Eminent Englishwomen.” East Central/American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (EC/ASECS)Baltimore, MD; November 1-3, 2012

 Dibs Roy:  

“My Project is Sexy and You Better Know It”—The Reterritorialization of Online Gaming by
Ivy League Institutions at Computer Gaming Across Cultures: Perspectives from Three Continents, Bangor University, Wales, UK, May 2013. 

Reassessing the Nuclear Public Sphere: Nuclear Counterpublics and Deabstracting the ‘Secret’ Bomb through Nucliteracy at MIT8-Media in Transition International Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 2013.  

“Leave the men where they lay, they'll never see another day”: Retributive Femininity and the Gendered Apocalypse in Joss Whedon’s Firefly” at the Eaton Science Fiction Conference, University of California, Riverside, April 2013.  

“Snakes and Ladders”: Effectively Handing Tutor-Student Interaction in Writing Centers at Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Associations Conference (MAWCA), California University of Pennsylvania, April 2013.  

“Transforming Nonplaces to Places: Gaining Agency from Trauma in Partition Rehabilitation Camps” at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference (ACLA), Toronto, Canada, April 2013.  

“Being Maria: Apocalyptic Modernism and Regendering the Messiah in Metropolisat the Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference (PCA/ACA), at Washington, D.C., March 2013.

{Ed: Not surprisingly, he collapsed from exhaustion on May 20th near the statue of Hypnos, the Roman god of Conference Presentations, on the south side of Colson Hall's French Garden.}

Kate Smorul:

“’A Very Human Song’: The Aesthetics of Performance in Angelina Weld Grimké and Gwendolyn Bennett,” Comparative Drama Conference, April 2013

Erin Johns Speese:
“Mater Sacer: Addie as Sublime Object in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying.”  Panel: Modernist Aesthetics and the Spectacle of Violence.  Modernist Studies Association Conference 14: Modernism and Spectacle.  Las Vegas, NV.  19 October 2012.
Valerie Surrett:

“’Before We Went to Sameness’: Dehumanizing Public Spaces in Lois Lowry’s The Giver.” 66th Annual RMMLA Convention. Boulder, CO. 11 October 2012.

Jeff Yeager:  

Waiting for Lefty: Re-Reading In Dubious Battle through Clifford Odets’s Drama.”  The International Steinbeck Conference, San Jose, CA.  May 2, 2013.
“’All the Horses Share a Common Soul’: Myth, Identity, and Deep Ecology in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses and John Steinbeck’s To a God Unknown.  All the Pretty Horses: the Cormac McCarthy Society’s 20th Anniversary Conference.  Berea, KY.  March 7, 2013.
Phil Zapkin:
“The Hollow Plantain Stem: Shame, Masculinity, and the Stability of Empire in Death and the King’s Horseman.” Comparative Drama Conference. Stevenson University, Baltimore, MD. (April 2013). 

“Transcendent Silence: Christ’s Silence as Traumatic Encounter with the Real in The York Mystery Plays.” (anti)Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Conference. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. (March 2013).  

“‘What I Want to Be’: Performative Shaming and the Maintenance of Empire in Cloud Nine.” Global Queerness: Sexuality, Citizenship, and Human Rights in the 21st Century. College of Wooster, Wooster, OH. (October 2012). 

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