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

 

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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)

 

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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)

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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)