27th Annual English Day Celebration- 2019
Did you happen to miss the 27th annual English day celebration? Did you want to attend, but just couldn’t get time in your hectic schedule that we all have as we approach the final week of the semester? Well, don’t worry, we’ve put the highlights in a Folio post for you.
The hour and a half event consisted of senior poster presentations, awards, a short film screening from Film Club, Sigma Tau Delta inductions, scholarship presentations, and creative writing readings.
There was food and drinks, entertaining the guests at they circled through the packed Stern ballroom. Professors and a ton of fellow students attended the event, checking out the senior posters strung about the walls. All of them were extremely interesting and, in case you wanted to know what the projects were, I’ve listed them below:
Emily Anderson, “On and Off the Moral Path: Child Psychology and the Golden Age of Children’s Literature”
Allysa Boulware, “Beyoncé: Reclaiming the Sapphire Archetype”
Meg Dunavant,“Words from a Loving Father: a Defense for Yates’ ‘A Prayer for my Daughter’”
Cassidy Frierson, “Masculinized Medicine in the Romantic Era: Frances Burney”
Haven Hardee, “The Role of the Church in Sex and Marriage in Medieval England”
Carter Holland, “Humanities Relationship to Bears and Wolves in North America”
Ben Hutchinson, “White Noise and Narrative”
Jules Kaempf, “The Value of Remembering in Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres”
Jake Keim, “A Change in Perspective: The Reversal of the Male Gaze in Bright Star and “Eve of St. Agnes”
Sydney Moreano, “A Digital Metis: Composing the Networked Self”
Kathleen Pinner, “The Pitfalls of Literacy: Frederick Douglass and Richard White”
Will Roebuck, “The Foundations of Thomas Sutpen in Chapter 7 of Absalom, Absalom!”
Candace Rohr, “Construction and Deconstruction of the Southern Belle in A Streetcar Named Desire”
Stella Rounsefell, “Eudora Welty through Letters and Friendships: A Writer’s Experience”
Summer Standiford, “’he can’t feel for a body long’: Disabling of Marginalized Peoples in Pudd’nhead Wilson”
Emily Warner, “Nationality and Disability”
Samantha Watson, “Resurrection of the Windigo: Pauline Puvat’s Mythic Monstrosity”
With all the awards given out during this event, I was surprised to see how dedicated and outstanding our department’s students are. These students are some of the brightest graduating scholars at the College of Charleston. Congratulations to all the students who won awards and scholarships!
Humanities and Social Sciences Scholars
- Emily Anderson
- Sydney Moreano
- Ashley Collins
- Lilly Frederick
- Morgan Galvez
- Victoria Garon
- Morgan Graham
- Jules Kaempf
- Bridget Snydstrup
- Samantha Watson
Transfer Student Award
- Terry Beyer
Anna B. Katona Award in American Literature
- Summer Standiford
More information about these scholarships and all of the scholarships that the English Department offers can be found on the English department homepage.
Film Club Short Film:
The film club entertained us with a short film called, Snapshot. Beginning its life as a commercial for miscellany, it was a really sweet and endearing story of a young child’s artistic dreams. Written and directed by our very own, Dan Colella, it was a beautifully rendered video that made you question what it means to grow up. Give it some support by watching it on Vimeo.
Creative Writing Student Readings:
Eight brave students when on stage to read samples of their creative writing pieces. There were three poets: Samantha Jones, Kait Leggett, and Emma Grabowski, and five fiction writers: Michael Pham, Brett Korona, Marin Grant, Victoria Garon, and Angelica Mangolona. Each and every story and poem were unique and beautiful in their own way. The creative writing program also awarded prizes in poetry and fiction; the recipients of these awards are listed below.
1st Prize- Kait Leggett for “watch for the sound”
2nd Prize- Samantha Jones for “Root Rot”
3rd Prize- Emma Grabowski for “E-love”
1st Prize- Brett Korona for “Devil on the Prairie”
2nd Prize- Michael Pham for “Hesitation”
3rd Prize- Marin Grant for “Archetypal”
All photos courtesy of Prof. Valerie Frazier.