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)

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