Literary Theory Presentations

Students from ENG 455 (Literary Theory and Cultural Studies) will be doing presentations on their final projects this week. The presentations will be in the format of a roundtable discussion with three separate panels. Each student will contribute a short overview of his or her project and then join with the other members of the panel for a general discussion of their projects. The panels are free and open to the public.

Literary Theory Roundtable Discussion

All three panels will be in Roberts 23

 

Monday, December 8, 3:30-4:30

 

Literary Theory, Film, and Sound

Darrian Church, “Cool Girl to Gone Girl: The Effect of Staring in Film, Gender-Role Reversal, and the Empowered Female”

Colby Hill, “Children of Men: Layers of Abjection and the Blotted Real”

Martha Jones, “I’ve Got a Theory That It’s Music, The Sound of Music, Nah Something Isn’t Heard There: Silence, Sound, and Music in Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

Andre Madore, “Sufjan Stevens and National Identity”

Rachael Mitchell, “Welcome to My Nightmare: A Look at Freddy Krueger and the Uncanny”

Jenna Silliboy, “Secret Window starring Sigmund Freud”

Megan Hughes, “The ‘Extraordinary Bodies’ of The Handmaid’s Tale

 

Monday, December 8, 5:00-6:00

 

Literary Theory and Television

Victoria Luce, “All Gummed Up Inside: A Psychoanalytic Analysis of Adventure Time”

Thelonious Lichter, “Piloting the Pilot, a Psychoanalysis of Shinji Ikari in Neon Genesis Evangelion

Sarah Stefanik, “The Disabled Werewolf: A Look into Teen Wolf

Sam Oppenheim, “Damn My Leg! John Watson’s Mirror Stage in BBC’s Sherlock

Eric Barry, “Problematic Parenting: Physically Facing Inner Demons and Losses in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Kaitlyn Bowie,”Fanfiction: Lacan and the Objet Petit A”

 

 

Wednesday, December 10, 11:45-1:00

Literary Theory and Literature

Meghan Fogg, “Mirrors and Melancholia: The Way Out of Tarjei Vesaas’ The Ice Palace

Bree Foley, “A Revelation of the Real Presence: Psychoanalytic Theory in The Violent Bear it Away, by Flannery O’Connor”

Hannah Huber, “The final set of presentations by students from ENG 455 (Literary Theory and Cultural Studies) will take place today. The presentations are in the format of a roundtable discussion with three separate panels. Each student will contribute a short overview of his or her project and then join with the other members of the panel for a general discussion of their projects. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, December 10, 11:45-1:00, Roberts 23

Literary Theory and Literature

Meghan Fogg, “Mirrors and Melancholia: The Way Out of Tarjei Vesaas’ The Ice Palace

Bree Foley, “A Revelation of the Real Presence: Psychoanalytic Theory in The Violent Bear it Away, by Flannery O’Connor”

Hannah Huber, “Sons of Adam and Daughters of Lilith: A Lacanian Perspective on Gender and Race in C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

Alex Lucas, “Out of the Darkness and Into the Real”

Alex Lucas, “Out of the Darkness and Into the Real”

 

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