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Archive for December, 2008

Literary Research Methods Mini Conference “Postmodern Conversations”

Posted by bgsuenglish on December 9, 2008

Graduate students from my Dr. Piya Pal-Lapinski‘s English 601 Research Methods course will be be presenting their research projects in conference format tomorrow night, Wednesday December 10th from 6-9 pm in the East Hall Library Lounge. All are invited to attend and we hope to see you there!

Conference Program

6.00-6.40 pm
Session 1:  Lovely Anomalies and Modernist Women Writers

Ana Grujic: “The Urgency of Fantasizing: Saving Lady Sackville-West”

Kellie Sharp: “The Wolf in Bed: Love and Fear in Nightwood”

6.40-7.20 pm
Session 2: Postmodern Transgressions

Scott Obernesser: “Tyler Durden Tree Hugger? An Ecocritical Reading of Fight Club.”

Clayton Chiarelott: “The Postmodern Carnivalesque: How Fear and Loathing in Las VegasCopes with the Postmodern.”

7.20-7.35 pm: Coffee Break

7.35-8.15 pm
Session 3: Diaries, Secrets and Gender

Heather McIntyre: “Transformed by Grief: Analyzing Gender Constructs in Fair and Tender Ladies”

Kristin Schlenczek: “From Pride and Prejudice to Bridget Jones’ Diary: A step forwards or a step back for young women in  Britain?”

8.15-8.40 pm
Breakout session : Narratives in the Wild: the Evolution of Literary Adaptations

Steven Barrie: “A Hamlet for Every Age: Finding a New Place for Fidelity Criticism In Literary Adaptation Studies”


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MFA Candidate Pens Distinguished Thesis

Posted by bgsuenglish on December 8, 2008

The Department of English and Creative Writing Program are pleased to announce that Kate Lane‘s collection of short stories, Spectacle of the Missing, has been selected as BGSU’s Distinguished Thesis for 2008.

Let’s all congratulate Kate!

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