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2015 Undergraduate Student Showcase

English Matters

Friday May 1, 4-6 p.m. in Hoyt 212 and 208

The English department cordially invites you to an end-of-year symposium, English Matters, that features excellent undergraduate work in English studies at UW this year. The event will take place in Hoyt 212 and 208 on Friday, May 1, from 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

At 4 p.m., English Matters will feature six poster presentations representing major student projects. The students who created the posters will be present to discuss their work and answer questions.

At 5 p.m., the symposium will feature short presentations (7-10 minutes each) by five students who will discuss their major projects. There will be time for questions.

Our goal in this symposium is to showcase some of the finest, most interesting current work that students are producing in and around the English department. Please come on May 1 to support our students; please also invite students in your classes to attend.

Short Presentations

Melissa Berg, “Foucault and the Technological Revolution: A New Age of Surveillance and Power as seen in The Hunger Games

Brianna Casey, UW Casper, “Fooled by the Interior: The Home and Gender in Willa Cather’s A Lost Lady

Austin Morgan, “Illness in the Clinic and the Media: Dexter and Breaking Bad

Zoe McDonald, “Gender in Wuthering Heights and The Hunger Games

Alex Rickert, “Role of Dialect in Contemporary African American Literature” 

Poster Presentations

Caitlin Anderle, “Sociopolitics from WW2 to 9/11 in Marvel Comics”

Melissa Berg, “Surveillance and Power in The Hunger Games

Leah Byrnes and Alex Rickert, “Medieval Torture and Star Wars”

Joshua Mann, “Cross-Dressing in Medieval and Renaissance Culture and Star Wars

Zoe McDonald, “Willful Woman and Cool Girl: Gender in Wuthering Heights and The Hunger Games

Brianna O’Shea, “The Ottoman Empire and Orientalism in Star Wars

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