The Nineteenth Annual Literature Undergraduate Colloquium

May 08, 2018


Thursday, May 17, 2018
Humanities 1, Room 210


Opening Remarks

9:30 a.m.

Deanna Shemek Chair, Literature Department


Panel One: New Fables

 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Moderator: Christopher Chen

Benjamin Bird, Thomas and the Sun

Morgan Corona, Don’t Pick Corn Before It’s Ripe

Daniel Sánchez, Poems

Rafael Angel Solorzano, Meat Your Maker


Panel Two: Literatura latinoamericana contemporánea

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Moderator: Jorge Aladro Font

Yves Augustin, Homo/Masculi/Nation

Leonardo Chelin, Representación exótica de la gastronomía amazónica en la literatura turística

Rosa Sánchez, Immigración en la literatura: Un proceso que marca la vida de los que se quedan atrás


* FREE * LUNCH BUFFET  12:00 – 12:45 p.m.


Panel Three: Ariosto and No End!

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Moderator: Martin Devecka

Holly Chen, Love, Desire, and Madness

Elli Levin, Guerrierx: Beyond the Gender Binary in Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso

Natalie Wollenweber, Brandimarte’s Death: Choices, War, and the Epic

Panel Four: Borders/Boundaries

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Moderator: A. Hunter Bivens

Vanessa De La Rosa, Emmi and Ali—the Product of a Nation

Jessica Ness, The Enigma of Avowal: Writing and Representation in the Colonial Context

Paul Sulpice, A New Esperpento: Translating Luces de Bohemia


Panel Five: Collective Report from a Virtual Reality Utopia

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Moderator: Kimberly J. Lau

Group Presentation:

Steve Alvarez, Darah Haimovitz, Brendon Hannaford,

Alejandra Martinez, Christian Miley, Jessica Moreno


Closing Remarks

4:15 p.m.

Hunter Bivens  Director, Literature Undergraduate Program Committee


Free and open to the public! All are invited. 

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