The Literature Undergraduate Colloquium will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2013, and is a day-long event showcasing and celebrating undergraduate academic work in the Literature Department. The Undergraduate Colloquium is open to the public; audience members include faculty, students, families and other interested parties. For students who may be considering graduate school, the Literature Undergraduate Colloquium is an excellent opportunity to publicly deliver a paper; it is an exciting event for all participants!

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Humanities 1, Room 210

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Opening Remarks 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Carla Freccero Chair, Literature Department 

Panel One: Realism, Narration, Unreliability
9:15 –10:15 a.m.
Moderator: Professor Susan Gillman

  • Jenny Simeone  The Haze Woman, The Old Cat, The Brainless Baba: Deconstructing Narrative Control in Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita
  • Melissa Ottele  Gothic Elements of the Novels of Charles Dickens: An Examination of Ghosts, Memory, and Self/Other Relations in David Copperfield, Bleak House, and Great Expectations
  • Kabir McKitrick A Problem of Intimacy: Translating El túnel, by Ernesto Sábato

Panel Two: Adapting Shakespeare
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Moderator: Professor Sean Keilen

  • Rigel Smart Characterizing Caliban
  • Jenna Shively Soneto XVIII: Shall I Compare Thee to Another Translator?
  • Katie Burris Marble-Constant: The Permanence of Shakespeare's Foreign Women

Panel Three: Memory on the Borderlands
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Moderator: Professor Kirsten Silva Gruesz

  • Victoria Howard Social and Physical Boundary Formation and Stratification in Always Running (1993)
  • Anne Martinete Afterlives of Our Mestizo/a America: Politics of Translation and Transculturation in Martí, Retamar, and Anzaldúa
  • Kenta Maniwa Oahu Notes
LUNCH BUFFET 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Panel Four: Binary Maps, Cultural Translations
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Moderator: Professor A. Hunter Bivens

  • Molly Kaplan Final Assignment: The Transposed Words
  • Matthew Strebe East is East and West is West: Sacrifice and Heroism in the Indo-European Tradition
  • Melissa Ott Wake Up, It's Satan (and Nietzsche)!: Morals and Duality in No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger

Panel Five: Representing Violence, War, and Trauma
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Moderator: Professor Vilashini Cooppan

  • Sarah Trubovitz When the party of memory crashes the party of forgetting: subaltern hauntings
  • Jessica Imber The Injured Id: The Source of Scars and Their Mutated Meaning
  • Claire Davidson Cycle

Closing Remarks 3:45 p.m.
Kirsten Silva Gruesz Director, Literature Department Undergraduate Program

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. ALL ARE INVITED!
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