Monday, December 9th, 9 am - 3:30 pm in the EMU Diamond Lake Room
Please come show your support and learn about the wonderful work these graduate students have been doing.
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Panel #1—Ugly Feelings and Disgusting Things: Apocalyptic Fictions
Mason Shumate, "The Tyranny of the Owl: Affects of Oblivion in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"
Kevin Cody, “’You Must Never Listen To This’: Suspense as a Rhetorical Strategy in Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man”
Adrienne Bosworth, “’Putrid Abomination’: The Persistent Toxicity of the Franklin Expedition”
Rachael Lee, “Dwelling in the Wasteland: Toward a Non-Redemptive Environmental Politics”
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Panel #2—Digital Humanities, Archives, Fashion
Teri Cheong, Digital Humanities Project on Aiiieeeee!
Katie Souza, Digital Humanities Project on Aiiieeeee!
Min Young Park, “Women, Fashion, and Feeling in Quicksand and Pachinko”
12:30-1:00 p.m.—Break for Refreshments
1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Panel #3—Gift Theory and Rhetorical Theory
Vanessa Farfan, “Rhetorical Virtues and Vulnerability”
Daniel Bresnahan, "Rhetorical Possibilities in Children's Picture Books"
Megan Butler, “Animal Gifts and Human Identity in ‘The Tale of Audun from the West Fjords”
Rachel Combs, “’Fire is a Thief’: Gift Theory’s Illumination of Anglo-Saxon Legal and Social Concepts of Theft”
Panel #4—Disability Studies and the Face of the Other
Madhu Nadarajah, “Language Politics of the Address in Between the World and Me”
Raye Hendrix, "Deaf Spectacle: Confrontations of Precarity and (De)facement in Ily Kaminsky’s Deaf Republic"
Chris Ivy, “The ‘Mad Invalid’: Disability and the Gaze in Melville’s ‘Benito Cereno'"