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2017 Queens College English MA Conference Program

April 17th, 2017 by worchard · No Comments · Uncategorized

2017 English MA Conference Schedule

Thursday, April 27, 2017

James Muyskens Conference Room at the Summit Apartments


9:30 – 10:00     Welcome and Coffee

10:00 – 10:15     Opening Remarks

  • Professors Caroline Hong and Bill Orchard (Director and Assistant Director of Graduate Studies in English)
  • Beth Sherman (on behalf of the 2017 Graduate Conference Committee)
  • Professor Karen Weingarten (Associate Chair of the English Department)

10:15 – 11:15     Panel 1 – Chair: Professor Maaza Mengiste

  • Maria Theresa Bulzone (Queens College), “Between Heaven and Hell: The Influence of Religious Ideals on Romantic Decisions in Wuthering Heights
  • Elma Rahman (Queens College), “Forgetting to be Human: An Islamic Reading of Paradise Lost
  • Andrea Gallardo (Queens College), “Taking Stock: Writing at the Heels of a Financial Crisis”

11:15 – 11:30      Break

11:30 – 12:30     Panel 2 – Chair: Professor Veronica Schanoes

  • Jessica Klett (Queens College), “Stepping Out of the Closet: Integrating LGBTQ Literature in NYC Public Schools”
  • Todd B. Henao (Queens College), “The Repression and Expression of Body and Identity: Crisis of Identity in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home
  • Iseult Gillespie (U of Wisconsin, Madison) “Autotheoretical Possibilities: (Re)presenting Genre and Gender in Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts

12:30 – 1:30     Lunch

1:30 – 2:30      Panel 3 – Chair: Professor Hugh English

  • John Giunta (Queens College), “’We Came in and Changed Things to the Way We Thought They Should Be’: Superfascist Utopias in 21st Century American Comics”
  • Malaurie Pilatte (U of Maryland, College Park), “Pacifica Radio: Protest in Poetry”
  • Kevin Anglade (Queens College), “Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Democraticized Voice: A Ventriloquism at Work in ‘The Runaway Slave’”

2:30 – 2:45      Break

2:45 – 3:45      Panel 4 – Chair: Professor Amy Wan

  • Emily Jennings (Queens College), “’To be almost seemed to be worse than being not at all‘: The Collective Memory and Revision in Patricia Park’s Re Jane
  • Tenisha McDonald (Queens College), “A Black Narrative Voice: Genre, Authorship, and Authenticity in The History of Mary Prince
  • Amanda Torres (Queens College), “‘I put it down on paper and then the ghost does not ache so much’: Sexual Ambivalence, Trauma, and Creative Reconciliation in The House on Mango Street

3:45 – 4:00      Break

4:00 – 5:00      Keynote Address – “The Uses of Disaffection”

Tanya Agathocleous, Associate Professor of English, Hunter College

Best Conference Paper Award Presentation

5:00 – 6:00      Reception



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