News From the English Department at West Virginia University
Friday, May 1, 2015
Allyson DeMaagd, ABD
Either Picasso's Le Gourmet or Allyson's encounter with the Bowl of Knowledge
After an interesting discussion this afternoon, which ranged from questions like "What is the smell of Modernism?" to a discussion of primitivism in Dude, Where's My Car? to an analysis of the impact of technology on perception, Allyson DeMaagd's booklist committee (Julia Daniel, Chair; Lara Farina; Lisa Weihman; Pamela Caughie from Loyola University of Chicago; and yours truly) concluded that Allyson had clearly passed the Qualifying Examination for Doctoral Candidacy with her typical aplomb and charm. She is now ABD.
The Tenants are delighted to join with the committee in giving her their congratulations