Celebrating the research of graduating Honours students in four exciting panels

English Honours Colloquium 2021

Live Segment

Friday, February 5
11:00 AM  to 2:30 PM


Online Segment | Recorded Presentations

Wednesday, February 3 - Friday, February 15

11:00

Welcome and opening remarks
Dr. Ann Martin, Professor and Acting Undergraduate Chair, Department of English

11:05 - 11:40

DELVING INTO DICKINSON

Moderator: Dr. Jenna Hunnef, Professor, Department of English 

Doubt as an Integral Component of Faith in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry
Mae McDonald 

“Were I with thee”: The Distance between Desire and Love in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry
Ana Cristina Camacho 

Emily Dickinson and Involuntary Invasions of Privacy: The Problem with Defining the “Outer – from the Inner”
Lauryn Andrew 

“I was the slightest in the House”: Starvation, Smallness, and Self-Denial as Experiences of Anorexia in the Poems of Emily Dickinson
Megan Fairbairn

11:40 - 12:00

BREAK

12:00 - 12:35

DUALLING LITERATURES; OR SOCIAL DIALOGUES IN LITERARY FORM

Moderator:  Dr. Lisa Vargo, Professor, Department of English and Acting Head Department of Art and Art History 

The Representation of Women in Fairy Tales from Marie de France to the Brothers Grimm
Chelsea Hill 

Aemelia Lanyer, Ben Jonson, and the True Lineage of the English Country House Poem
Miguel Dela Pena

From Fear to Opportunity: The Napoleonic Wars in Maria Edgeworth’s Belinda and Jane Austen’s Persuasion
Cara Schwartz

12:35 - 1:00

LUNCH BREAK

1:00 - 1:35

MEDIEVAL FEMINISMS

Moderator: Dr. Yin Liu, Professor, Department of English and Coordinator, CMRS 

Dido to Dames: Classical Antagonists in The Book of the City of Ladies 
Deklan Iris-Hoscheit 

"Both Dragons and Doves”: Widows and Misogynistic Literary Archetypes in Dunbar’s Tretiis of the Tua Mariit Wemen and the Wedo and Chaucer’s Wife of Bath’s Prologue
Megan Gorsalitz

Girls Also Want to Have Fun: Female Pleasure and Sexuality in Boccaccio’s The Decameron and its Film Adaptations
Vici Herbison

The Modern Medieval Woman: Female Agency in Marie de France’s  Lanval, The Two Lovers, Equitan, and Chaitivel
Radiance Harris

 1:35 - 2:00

BREAK

 2:00 - 2:35

ACCESSING AUTONOMY

Moderator: Dr. Kathleen James-Cavan, Professor, Department of English

“Gratification of an innocent Curiosity”: Resistance to Sexual Limitations on Women in Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina, or Love in a Maze
Cori Thorstad

Resisting Racialized Narratives: Nancy's Visceral Impression in William Faulkner's "That Evening Sun"
Dana Kasdorf

Academic Libraries, UX (User Experience), and the Need for Accessibility in Academia
Ashley Lekach

 2:35

Closing remarks
Dr. Brent Nelson, Head, Department of English