English Department's master's essay event set for Friday

English Department's master's essay event set for Friday

The English Department's spring 2009 master's essay presentations will be given from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, in the O'Shaughnessy Room, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center. Light refreshments will be served at 4:45 p.m.

Several graduating students will discuss the process of creating and writing their essays. Everyone is welcome; students enrolled in the graduate English program are encouraged to attend and hear from those who have completed this final project.

The program:

  • Jonalee Buckel
    "The Thwarted Subject of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man: A Cultural Trauma Theory Perspective"
  • Jon Dittman
    "‘Human Nature and God Blend into One': Dante's Evolutionary Understanding of Love from his Vita Nuova through the Commedia"
  • Jessica Levesque
    "The Performance of Blackness in African-American Poetry: An Analytical Coupling of Written and Oral Texts"
  • Desirée Libengood
    "‘For the Good of the Community': Best Practices for Teaching Refugee and Immigrant High School Students"
  • Heather McNiel
    "A Clone at Last? (Re)producing and (Re)conceptualizing the Human in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go"
  • Patricia Moir
    "Surviving the Toxic Environment: Reduction and Redemption in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis"

For more information contact Joyce Poley, (651) 962-5628.