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
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
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