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Literature Undergraduate Colloquium
May 19, 2011 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Stevenson Fireside Lounge
All members of the UCSC community and the general public are invited to attend the Twelfth Annual UCSC Literature Undergraduate Colloquium onThursday, May 19, 2011 in Humanities 1, room 210. The Undergraduate Colloquium is a day-long event showcasing and celebrating undergraduate academic work in the Literature Department, and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. For more information please see literature.ucsc.edu or call (831) 459-4778.
The colloquium schedule is as follows:
9:00 – 9:10 a.m.
Karen Bassi, Literature Department Chair
Panel One: Morphologies
9:10 – 10:30 a.m.
Moderator: John O. Jordan
Kirby A. Conrod, Dialog and Morphology in the Novel
Nicole Green, Explorations of the Nature of Reality in To the Lighthouse
Ashley Overhouse, Read Between the Paratexts: Resistance in the 19th Century Race Novel
Alicia Roll, Poetic Inspiration
Panel Two: Pacific Crossings
10:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Moderator: Tim Yamamura
Alyssa Benveniste, The Body of a Woman: Exploring the Nation in Chang Rae Lee’s A Gesture Life
David Manalo, An Investigation Into The Literary Sublime of the 21st Century Asian Diaspora
Kyle Murphy, Kerouac and Oriental Worlding
Lunch Buffet 12:10 – 12:55 p.m.
Panel Three: Creative Writing
1:00 – 2:20 p.m.
Moderator: Juliana Leslie
Johan Flyvbjerg, Flakes and Cherries
Katharine Elyse Wheeler-Dubin, Inside Games
Jessica Jones, The Garden Not Forgotten
Panel Four: Negotiating Identity
2:30 – 3:50 p.m.
Moderator: A. Hunter Bivens
Julia Franceschini, Comic-book Cinema: How Maus Captures Reality
Brenda Houser, Zoot Suit: Pachuco Mythology and the Redefinition of Chicano Identity
Jessica Mead, Liberating Cuba: The Use of Historical Romance to Imagine a Nation
Megan Susman, Jews, Errants, Disaster: From the Destruction of the Second Temple to Michael Chabon’s Kavalier and Clay