CSULA Department of English | Events

Schedule
of Events

 

       
Registration and Breakfast

                       
Golden Eagle Ballroom

 

       
Welcome Address

                       
Dr. Hema Chari, Graduate Student

                       
Association Advisor

 

    
Session One (details)          
    

Music

Building

·      
Redrawing
and Redefining Identities: Gender, Class, and Sexuality

·      
Language
and Racial Identity: Negotiating the (Multi)Ethnic Self

·      
The
Cinematic Gaze: Genres, Adaptation, and Myth

·      
How
To Read New Narratives: Redefinitions of Meaning

                       

      
Break

 

      
Dr. Harryette Mullen - Keynote Address

                       
Golden Eagle Ballroom

 

     
Lunch

                       
Golden Eagle Ballroom

 

       
Session Two (details)                

Music

Building

·      
Poetry
and Poetics: Creative Writers Reading Their Works

·      
Reflections
on Feudal Justice, Fate, and Temperament

·      
Democracy,
Empowerment, and Literacy

·      
Heidegger,
Freud, Fanon, and Foucault: Entering the Discourse

                       

       
Break

 

       
Session Three (details)              

Music

Building

·      
Nature,
Passion, and Creation: Bridging the Sentiments ofthe 18th and 19th Centuries

·      
Women,
Love, and Matrimony: Issues of Agency

·      
Imperialism,
Language, and Colonial Fantasies

                       

                 
Reception

                       
Music Department Courtyard

 

Session
One:

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Redrawing
and Redefining Identities: Gender, Class, and Sexuality

Moderator: 
Edahrline Salas
                    
                            
Music
109

·      
Angela
Carter's Nights at the Circus:  Fevvers'
Subversive Laughter

Andrea
Quaid (

California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

·      
Gender
Redefined In The Story of An African Farm

Dominga
Estrada (

California
State
University
,
East
Bay
)

·      
Negotiating
Patriarchies and Colonial Desires:  The
Problem of Female Authorship in J.M. Coetzee's Foe

Jessica
Magallanes (

California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

·      
The
Assertion of True Womanhood: Sexuality, Intellect and Identity in Alice
Munro's Lives of Girls and Women

Lindsay
Nemetz (

California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

 

The
Cinematic Gaze: Genres, Adaptation, and Myth

Moderator:
Hasmik Barsamian

                                      
Music
110

·      
The
Maltese Example: Gambits and Discoveries

Matt
Bernstein (

California

State

University
,
Northridge)

·      
Mad
Market: Commodification of Ophelia through Madness in Three Film Adaptations

D.
Star Costello (

California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

·      
Thomas
Berger's Little Big Man:  Deconstructing
Hollywood's American Western Mythology

Ryan
Bacchia (

California

State

University
,

Sacramento
)

 

Nature,
Passion, and Creation: Bridging the Sentiments of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Moderator:
Amy Tahani                                                                 
          
Music
113

·      
Frankenstein:
The Creation of a Delinquent Scientist

Miguel
Ramon (

California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

·      
In
Defense of Passion

Catherine
Cooper (

California
State
University
,
Los Angeles
)

·      
Fictional
French Foliage: Gardens in

St. Pierre
's Paul and
Virginia and Hugo's Les Misérables

Kristen
Dedeaux (

California

State

University
,

Chico
)

 

How
To Read New Narratives: Redefinitions of Meaning

Moderator:
Rosemarie Banich

                                       
Music
114

·      
Unreadable
Type: The Individual as Text in Poe's "The Man of the Crowd"

Shane
Billings (

California
State
University
,
Hayward
)

·      
Beauty,
Influence, James Wright and B.H. Fairchild

Andrew
Huffine (

California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

·      
H.D.
and Frost in the Underworld

Susan
Johnson (

California

State

University
,

Fullerton
)

 

Session
Two:

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Poetry
and Poetics: Creative Writers Reading Their Works

Moderator:
Lindsay Nemetz

                                                
Music
109

·      
Deca(thexis)

Jeffrey
Neale
(
California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

·      
Concrete
Fields

Michael
Whitlow
(
California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

·      
Organisms

Otis
Bardwell
(
California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

           

Reflections
on Feudal Justice, Fate, and Temperament

Moderator:
Amanda Ryan-Romo                                              Music
110

·      
Chasing
the Evasive Beast: The Problem with Hunting in Malory's Morte Darthur

D.
B. Emerson (

California

State

University
,

Long
Beach
)

·      
Son
and Shadow: Mordred's Place within Malory's Morte Darthur

Kara
Larson (

California

State

University
,

Long
Beach
)

·      
Dysfunctional
Humours: Palomydes' Melancholy in Malory's Morte D'Arthur

Molly
Mraz
(

California

State

University
,

Long
Beach
)

·      
Using
Language: Hieronimo's Search for Justice

Teresa
Brandt (

California

State

University
,

East

Bay
)

 

Democracy,
Empowerment, and Literacy

Moderator:
Lise Buranen                                                             Music
113

·      
A
Call to Action: Embedding Critical Literacy in Functional Literacy

Meghan
Chen (

California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

·      
Shared
Meaning

Suzanne
Kroeze (

California

State

University
,

San
Jose
)

·      
What's
a Man to Do? Melville's Delineation of Citizenship and Responsibility in

America

Jim
Coleman (

California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

·      
"Ah,
humanity!": A Sentimental Critique of Capitalism in Fanny Fern's Ruth
Hall
, Louisa May Alcott's Work,
& Herman Melville's "Bartleby the

Scrivener"
and "The

Paradise of Bachelors
and the Tartarus of Maids"

Joseph
Vasquez (

California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

 

Imperialism,
Language, and Colonial Fantasies

Moderator:
Andrea Quaid                                             
    
             
Music
114

·      
Excavation
or Stratification?: The Use of Palimpsest in Salman Rushdie's The
Moor's Last Sigh

Christopher
Rager (

California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

·      
The
Exotic Fantasy Realized: Colonialist Rhetoric in Travel Advertisements

Christina
Grunkemeyer (

California

State

University
,

Fullerton
)

·      

Alice

and That Confounded Language of Imperialism

Steven
Avalos (

California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

·      
Second
Star to the Right and Straight Through to Another Colony: Peter
Pan
as an Imperialist Text

Shana
Scherzer (

California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)


Session
Three:

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)

 

Language
and Racial Identity: Negotiating the (Multi)Ethnic Self

Moderator:

Lorraine

Sfeir
  
                                             
Music
109

·      
A
Dream Deferred: An Exploration of the Absence of Values in Nella Larson's Passing

Lisa
Fox (

California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

·      
"We
Cannot Eat Lies": Implicit Warnings in Black
Elk Speaks

Sean
Smith (

California

State

University
,

Long
Beach
)

·      
Small
And Selfish:  The Moral Choice Of
The Narrator In James Weldon Johnson's The
Autobiography Of An Ex-Coloured Man

Megan
McNamara (

California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

·      
The
Role of Mestizaje in Julia Alvarez' How
the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents

Carlos
Centeno (

California

State

University
,

Fullerton
)

 

Women,
Love, and Matrimony: Issues of Agency

Moderator:
Jessica Magallanes                                  
       Music
110

·      
"The
Marriage of True Minds": Cunningham's Representation of Love in The
Hours

Hasmik
Barsamian (

California

State

University
,

Los
Angeles
)

·      
Abjection
and Agency in Rebecca West's "Indissoluble Matrimony"

E.
Brookes Little (

California

State

University
,

Long
Beach
)

·      
Women
Emerging from Behind Bars:  Female
Space in the American Realist Short Story

Steven
Shane (

California
State
University
,
Long Beach
)

 

Heidegger,
Freud, Fanon, and Foucault: Entering the Discourse

Moderator:
 Kathleen Klompien 
                                     
Music
113

·      
"A
Sense Sublime": Explicating Authentic Self in William Wordsworth's "Tintern
Abbey"

Sacha
Moore (

California

State

University
,

Fullerton
)

·      
Dora:
An Analysis of a Case of Professional Ambition

Melanie
Hernandez (

California

State

University
,
Dominguez Hills)

·      
I,
Plurality, Reflection in a Colonial Mirror: An Essentialist Examination
of Psychoexistential Complex Theory

Shilita
Montez (

California

State

University
,

Long
Beach
)

·      
The
Continuity of Foucault's Discontinuity: Doing Things with Foucault versus
Doing Useful Things with Foucault


Chad

Tsuyuki (

California

State

University
,

Long
Beach
)