Colloquium 2012: Program

Dear Grads,

The colloquium approaches! I encourage you all to attend any or all of the events on Thursday, March 15.  Join in the discussion of your colleagues’ research, generate dialogue, consume sandwiches and coffee, and enjoy the wine-and-cheese reception and MFA poetry reading. The day’s events will be at the Grad House conference room and the reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the David Cloche Room.


English Graduate Students’


March 15, 2012

Grad House, University of Victoria

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Conference room)

These Women’s Works: Disease, Ethnography, and the

Everyday in Bronte, Austin, and Mansfield

• Kathleen Keenan: “She is raging mad”: The Threat of Rabies in Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley

• Adèle Barclay: Ethnography and Narration in Mary Austin’s The Land of Little Rain

• Tara Thomson: Katherine Mansfield and the Everyday

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Conference room)

Workshop Session: Paper Jam

• Megan Jabusch Speculative Realism: Magic and Knowledge in “The Squire’s Tale”

• Paula Johanson: Looking for Ghosts in The Curve of Time

• David Oswald: The Signifiying Cynanthrope in Ulysses and Mrs. Dalloway

• Jeanette Parker: Innocence Beyond the Law: Arendt and Butler on Sovereignty, Statelessness, and


12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Conference room)

Catered Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Conference room)

Historicizing the Text: Religion, Sex, and Christmas

• Gaelan Gilbert: Speculation, Prudence, Adventure: Late Medieval Outlooks on the Future

• Sandra Friesen: Charles’ ‘Dainty Fine Duchess’: Sexual Satire and Mistresses of the Court of

Charles II

• Luke Maynard: Charles Taylor’s Tryermaine: Secularization and the Phantom World of


• Sarah Milligan: “The soul unearthly music hears”: Religious Transcendence, Exclusive Discourse

and the Victorian Christmas Periodical

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Conference room)

Contemporary Studies: Digitization and Occupation

• Shaun Macpherson: “Heroic Laziness”: Subversive Indolence as a Tool of the Occupiers

• Daniel Powell: Losing Form, Forming Patterns: Digital Tools and the Search for Questions.

4:30 p.m. (David Cloche room)

Reception: Wine & Cheese

• Featuring the Creative Writing-based talent of: K. Regehr, P. Carryer, A. Paré and J. Jobin