English Graduate Colloquium, Fall 2015: “Works in Progress” Program

EGSS FALL 2015 COLLOQUIUM: Works in Progress

The EGSS is holding its 2nd annual Graduate English Colloquium. The event will offer graduate students the opportunity to present new and ongoing research though concise, 10-minute presentations. Graduate students and faculty are welcomed to attend and participate in what promises to be engaging question and answer periods.


The colloquium will run from 2:00 – 5:00 pm on Friday, November 20, 2015 in CLE C109. Please join us for all or part of the event. We’ll have coffee and snacks throughout the afternoon.

Please direct any questions about the colloquium to Conference and Colloquia Chair, Nadia Timperio (timperio@uvic.ca).


2:00     Welcome from moderator, Nadia Timperio
2:05     Theresa Faulder: “The Real Woman and the Spectacular Body: a Feminist Reading of Debord’s Society of the Spectacle”
2:15     Conrad Leibel: “Bog people, the Dead and the Irish landscape in Seamus Heaney’s Wintering Out and North
2:25     Randa El-Khatib: “Digital Mapping: Casting the Net Wider”
2:35     Q&A
2:50     Break
3:05     Jessica Fishbein: “Oliver’s Imperfect Legacy: Othello’s Tension between Tradition and Cultural Insensitivity”
3:15     Philip Cox: Research on the European-colonial project of “discovery” through a discursive analysis of the metaphorical (re)structuring of early encounters and inter-cultural exchanges articulated by 17th century British travel writing and Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels
3:25     Q&A
3:40     Break
3:50     Melanie Oberg: “Romantic and Gothic representations of music in The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe and The Monk by Matthew Lewis”
4:00     Alyssa Currie: “Victorian Thumb Bibles: A Case Study of The Little Picture Testament
4:10     Q&A
4:25     Closing Remarks


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