A Symposium on British and Irish Literary Studies was recently held at the end of September that showcased a variety of presentations. The Symposium was titled, “The Long Reach of British and Irish Studies” and featured presentations from several graduate students, as well as a visiting presenter from the University of Colorado.
The following are the presentations given by a graduate student panel:
Kelly Hunnings presented, “Patronage & Poetic Paternity: The Case of Mary Barber, 1725-1755”
Sinae Kang, “Excavating Selves: Deep Time, Imagined Undergrounds, and Phantasmagoric Modern Subjectivity in H. Rider Haggard’s She.”
Jerry Lavin, “Þe Forme to þe Fynisment Foldez Ful Selden: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Dynamics of Performance.”
Emma Mincks, “Gender Reversals, Subversive Moral Transactions in Mary Barton”
Dalicia Raymond, “Dressed to the Nines: Attire and Spiritual Morality in Pearl, Cleanness, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”
Jarad Sassone-McHugh, “Modernist Machinery and Yeats’s Search for a Romantic Object” on two Yeats poems”.
On the 2nd evening of the Symposium, Professor Janice Ho from the University of Colorado spoke on “The Social Imaginaries of Welfare from Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway to Zadie Smith’s NW.”