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2014 Literature Undergraduate Colloquium

May 22, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  |  Stevenson Fireside Lounge


The Fifteenth Annual Literature Undergraduate Colloquium

9:00-9:10 AM – Opening Remarks

Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Director, Literature Undergraduate Program

9:10-10:15 AM – Panel One: Borderlands: Creative Writers Read

Moderator, Micah Perks

James Williams: Impertinent Youth
Marine Ashnalikyan: “In the Living Room” and other Poems
Narine Ashnalikyan: “After Dinner” and other Poems
Stephen Richter: A Southern Tradition (or Triple Consciousness)

10:30-11:30 AM – Panel Two: Literature and Metamorphoses

Moderator: Sean Keilen

Jessica Imber: History, Fiction and a Little Something In Between: Searching for the Migrant Voice through the Labyrinth of Narrative
Andrew Harmatz: “Where Should This Music Be? I’ Th’ Air or Th’ Earth?”: Ovid’s Orpheus and Poetry as a Harmony of Authorial Voices
Abbie Jennings: The Chink in the Wall: A Peek at Ovid Through Shakespeare

11:45-12:45 PM – Panel Three: Doubling and Dialectics

Moderator: A. Hunter Bivens

Sophie Cox: Rose-White Boyhood: Floral Language as Veiled Homosexuality in The Picture of Dorian Gray
Josephe David Watkins: And Equally We May Find the Opposite
Melissa Ott: Torches of Progress and Enlightenment: Imperialist Language in Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and “To the Person Sitting in Darkness”

12:45-1:30 PM – Lunch Buffet

1:30-2:30 PM – Panel Four: History and Memory
Moderator: Vilashini Cooppan

Ian L. Silva: Herodotus and his ‘Setting forth’
Mariah Padilla: The Imagination and Postmemory: The Postgeneration’s Working-through of Trauma
Matthew Strebe: The Problem of Memory in Literary Representations of the Holocaust

2:45-3:45 PM – The Pen, The Book, and The Robot

Moderator: Kirsten Silva Gruesz

Taylor Backman: “My Pen”: Oroonoko and the Rise of Female and Subjugated Authors
C. Austin Knudson: Diego Herva’s Journey To Hell: Relationships Between Textual Materiality and Modern Authorship in The Manuscript Found in Saragossa
James Vitiello: RoboCop: Delta City is Inevitable

3:45-4:00 PM – Closing Remarks

Carla Freccero, Chair, Literature Department


May 22, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Stevenson Fireside Lounge
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Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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