Friday, April 18, 2014

The 2014 CONference Schedule

   Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back:
the ENGL 680 Spring CONference 


(wherein literary research methods are simulated, stimulated, undermined, overthrown, explicated, illuminated, de-luminated, and generally ridiculed)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
4 pm
Colson Hall, 130


4:00 – 4:20     Plenary Session

Introduced by ?

·       Sarah Neville: “The History Book on the Shelf is Always Repeating Itself: Collation, Cruzes, and Spandex in Abba’s ‘Waterloo’”


4:20 – 4:40     Losing Your Fruits: Wayward Epistemologies in 20th and 21st Century


Chaired by Rachel Hoag

·       Sara Kearns ~ “Revising Bedlam: Sexton and Plath in a Psychiatric Treatment Setting”

·       Victoria Dickman-Burnett ~ “Trapped in the Bananastand: Arrested Development as a Rewriting of Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit”


4:40 – 5:00     Pulling Her Hare: Transgressive Accelerations in Modern Mass Culture

Chaired by Natalie Carpini

·       Meagan Szekely ~ “Swift Studies: Quick Queries about a Rapid Relationship” (Taylor Swift)

·       Jonas Oliver ~ “Write of the Lepus: Lagomorphic Violence in Heinrich Hoffmann’s Slovenly Peter and Beyond”


5:00 – 5:20     Restriction and Release: Reconceptualizing Captivity Within and Without the Academy

Chaired by Jonas Oliver

·       Tatiana Robinson ~ Tying the Knot: Princesses and Bondage in the Films of Disney

·       Rachel Hoag ~ “Me-search” and Therap “e-cards”: Creating Online Mental Health Spaces for Graduate Students


5:20 – 5:40 Peniary Session

Introduced by Meagan Szekely

·       Natalie Carpini ~ “The Penicule of Their Existence: Penis Graffiti as Evidence of Increased Literacy”


6pm   Adjourn to the Black Bear: All Welcome!

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