End of Term Conference

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 

refreshments and set-up 12-12:15

Panel 1: Readers Remaking Texts 12:15-12:40

Candace Rohr, “What’s So Great about Gatsby? : Identity and Race in the Great American Novel”

Abby Stahl, “Letter to Lucy”

Grant Pigeon, “Metacriticism in House of Leaves, or, How to Put Together an Absurd Jigsaw Puzzle without a Box”

Panel 2: Texts in the World 12:45-1:10

Will Simmons, “The Wolf in Business Clothing”

Lauren Langston, “This Type of Chigurh Isn’t Sweet”

Logan Richey, “The Significance of Normalized LGBT Relationships in More Than This”

break for more refreshments 1:10-1:20

Panel 3: Reading through Style 1:20-1:45

James Weitzel, “Poe’s Appeal to Those Isolated in a Modern World”

Gabbi Simpson, “The Socioeconomic Implications of Race in The Help

Ella Webster, “Magic Tricks and Mirrors: Trauma and Fragmented Memory in In the Lake of the Woods

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