CSULA Department of English | Events

Schedule of Events

8:00 – 8:45 Registration and Breakfast
Golden Eagle Ballroom  
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome Address
Dr. Hema Chari, Graduate Student Association Advisor  
9:00 – 10:30 Session One                    Music Building  

Canons and Communities:  American Ethnic and Diasporic Literatures

Moderator:  Harry Conley              Music 109

  • Angeleno Haitians:  Staying Connected to a Culture—Monica Baltazar (California State University, Los Angeles)

     

  • The Illogic of the American Canon that Segregates Ethnic Literature—Jessie Chen (California State University, Los Angeles)

  • Charlie Chan, Hero Detective:  A Rebuttal to the Assertion the Fictional Character is a Negative Image to the Asian Male Community Within Popular Culture During the 20th Century

    —Richard-Edward de Vere (California State University, Northridge)

  • Hector Tobar’s Diasporic Illustration of Central Americans

    —Jessica Cristo (California State University, Los Angeles)

Anxious Relations:  Mothers and Children

Moderator:  Andrew Montana       Music 110

  • Impertinent Miracles:  The Occult Mother and E. Nesbit’s Reclamation of “She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed”

    —Elizabeth Lowry (California State University, Los Angeles)

  • The Loud Silence of Girls in American Girl

    —Kate Rowe (California State University, Northridge)

  • Eternizing the Child:  Peter and Wendy and Anxiety Over Endings

    —Leilani Serafin (California State University, Los Angeles)

Innovations in Composition Pedagogy

Moderator:  Jenny Hicks         Music 113

  • Building Bridges in the Honors/AP Achievement Gap:  Theory, Research, and Policy

    —Debra Chan (California State University, Los Angeles)

  • Writing Center Practice:  Composition, Pedagogy, and Qualitative Assessment—Jessica Magallanes (California State University, Los Angeles)

  • A-Journaling We Go:  A Quick Review of the Use of Journals in the Classroom

    —Lynne Osborne (California State University, Los Angeles)

Imagination, Language, and Power:  Ways of Reading / Ways of Knowing

Moderator: Hasmik Barsamian       Music 114

  • “At the Violet Hour”:  The Applicability of Northrop Frye’s Theories to an Analysis of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land—Larrah Feliciano (California Poly State University, San Luis Obispo)

  • The Text:  A Metacognitive Approach to Authorship and Authority—Amber Norwood (California State University, Northridge)

  • Naming:  The Language of Power in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey—Isabela Tobias (California State University, Los Angeles)

  • The Value of the Creative Free Play of the Imagination in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and William Wordsworth’s “Ode: Intimations of Immortality”—Reena Trivedi (California State University, Los Angeles)

    10:30-10:40 Break
    10:40-11:45

    Dr. John Sutherland - Keynote Address

    Golden Eagle Ballroom

    11:45 – 12:50

    Lunch

    Golden Eagle Ballroom

    1:00 – 2:30 Session Two                 Music Building

    Secularisms and Fundamentalisms

    Moderator:  Ximena Hernandez       Music 109

    • Immigration and Violence in the Modern City

      —Iris Aceves (California State University, Los Angeles)

    • A Fundamental Fragmentation:  The Hybridity of Fundamentalism(s) in Hanif Kureishi’s The Black Album

      —Matt Khitikian (California State University, Los Angeles)

    • Through the Past Darkly:  Reading Satanic Verses after 9/11

      —Andrew Montana (California State University, Los Angeles)

    (Dis)Embodiments:  Race, Nation, Law

    Moderator: Leilani Serafin            Music 110

    • Frederick Douglass’s Heroic Vision of Higher Law

      —Rosemarie Banich (California State University, Los Angeles)

    • The Power of Rhetoric in Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland

      —Mark Morris (California State University, Los Angeles)

    • Paul Laurence Dunbar and the Guise of Sentimentality

      —Julie Meloni (California State University, San Jose)

    The Muse:  Creative Writing Panel

    Moderator: Jasper Cross          Music 113

    • Contrition

      —Harry Conley (California State University, Los Angeles)

    • Smile:  How I Learned to Avoid the Bougainvillea Blues

      —Dublin Galyean (California Poly State University, Los Angeles)

    • Walking

      —Jenny Hicks (California State University, Los Angeles)

    • and Then, She Spoke

      —Lisa Nava (California State University, Los Angeles)

    • Rolling Down the Road

      —Kerry West (California State University, Los Angeles)

    In Search of Marginality:  American Writers in the Twentieth Century

    Moderator:  Thorin Alexander          Music 114

    • The Garden:  Where Past, Present and Future Meet in the Plays of August Wilson

      —Carrie Arcos (California State University, Los Angeles)

    • Revolution and Reconciliation in August Wilson’s Jitney

      —Jade Ellis (California State University, Los Angeles)

    • Language as the Vehicle of Transition in Boyle’s Process

      —Kevin McCabe (California State University, Los Angeles)

     

    2:30 – 2:40 Break
    2:45 – 4:15 Session Three            Music Building

    Feminisms and the Female Body

    Moderator: Kerry West                   Music 109

    • Feminism, Fetish, and Fashion—Alexandra Dimakos (California State University, Northridge)

    • Transnational Brides and the Commodification of “Ideal Womanhood”:  Gender, Nationalism, and the Politics of Bollywood Cinema in the 90’s

      —Saira Paulouse (California State University, San Francisco)

    • Living Happily Ever After, or the Image of the Princess in American Society

      —Teresa Weseloh (California State University, San Marcos)

    • The Womanhood of Dame Julian:  Creating Devotional and Theological Meaning Through the Feminine—Katy Wright (California Poly State University, San Luis Obispo)

    Imperialist Imperatives:  Colonialism and Essentialism

    Moderator: Iris Aceves                    Music 110

    • Colonizing Caliban

      —Thorin Alexander (California State University, Los Angeles)

    • Darkness and Light, Illusion and Reality, in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness—Jennifer Avila (California State University, Los Angeles)

    • A Curtain O’er the World:  Geological Satire in “Caliban Upon Setebos”

      —Thomas Pinkel (California State University, Los Angeles)

    Reading Twentieth-Century American Writers

    Moderator:  Mark Morris                    Music 113

    • Hemingway’s Bull:  The Allegorical Representation of Bullfighting in The Sun Also Rises

      Claudine Aguilar (California State University, Los Angeles)

    • Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night, and Raising the Bar of Success to Ensure Failure

      —Jim Coleman (California State University, Los Angeles)

    • The Fact About Memoir is Fiction:  Hemingway’s Construction of the “Truest Sentence” in A Moveable Feast—Jessica Correll (California State University, Los Angeles)

    Back to Department Home Page