Timetable for the Literary Undergraduate’s Colloquium at Concordia

March 1st, 2013: 9:00am – 4:35pm

SGW Campus: Room H-762

  • 9:00am – Opening Comments, Introduction of the Day
  • 9:10am – 10:10am – Panel 1: In the Beginning, There Was Ulysses
    • Essay 1: “They’re so Savage for It: Feminine Narrative and sexuality in ‘Penelope'” – By Mikayla Cartwright
    • Essay 2: “What Nation Once Again: Monocular Perspective of Irish Nationalism in the ‘Cyclops’ Episode of James Joyce’s Ulysses” – By Vanessa Jaskolski-Ronald
    • Essay 3: “The Gnomon of Nighttown: Masochism and Sexual Shame as Pathways to Nobility in ‘Circe'” – By Cherie Pyne
    • 10:20am – 11:35am – Panel 2: The Pleasure in Captivity
      • Essay 1: “Narcissistic Doubles and Female Beauty, Agency and Sexuality Imprisoned in Rossetti’s Proserpine” – By Melinda S. Rodgers
      • Essay 2: “Contemplations on Beauty and on Sin: Stephen Dedalus’ Paradoxical Intellectual Involvement with Church Doctrine” – By Carla Plowright
      • Essay 3: “Death Drive and Deviance: Pain, Pleasure and Stigma in Self-Harm” – By Karine Bedard
      • Essay 4: “The Conjured Image: The Creation of Uncle Melech in A.M. Klein’s The Second Scroll” – By Caleb Remington
      • 11:45am – 1:00pm – Panel 3: Distorting the Narrative Arc: Reader Manipulation and Expression of Character
        • Essay 1: “‘Do you want to know more?’: Illusory Knowledge in Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers” – By Alex Lee
        • Essay 2: “Unlike an Arc: The Aberrant Algebra of Borges and Sorrentino” – By Robin Graham
        • Essay 3: “Everything is Beautiful and Everything Hurts: The Sanctity of Narrative Versus the Impossibility of Truth in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five” – By Fanny Dvorkin
        • Essay 4: “The Authorship of Experience in The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel” – By Dillon Collett
        • 1:00pm – 1:45pm – Lunch Break
        • 1:45pm – 3:00pm – Panel 4: Fluidity of Identity: Representations of the Self in Society
          • Essay 1: “Canadian Cultural Explorations in Davis’s Portable Altamont and O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life” – By Alexander Chiuchiarelli
          • Essay 2: “A Transformative Conscious: The Importance of the Mind for Evolution and Cultural Development in Hyperion and Paradise Lost” – By Jennifer Stefanopoulos
          • Essay 3: “Breaking Down Binaries: The Disadvantageous Nature of Dualisms Revealed in Phyllis Webb’s ‘Marvell’s Garden’ in Critiquing Andrew Marvell’s ‘The Garden'” – By Kelly Duval
          • Essay 4: “Listening Means Telling: Conscious Myth Making in The Journals of Susanna Moodie” – By Drew Simpson
          • 3:10pm – 4:25pm – Panel 5: Setting Yourself Apart: Cigarettes, Pearls, and Everything in Between
            • Essay 1: “The Tornado Continues: Sincerity and Determination in Davis, Spicer and Wallace” – By Travis Cannon
            • Essay 2: “The Pearl as Cipher: How Lapidary Lore is a Locus of Understanding in Pearl” – By Andrea Sun
            • Essay 3: “The Mosaic Model: Language and Culture in Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion” – By Hannah Hackney
            • Essay 4: “Stepping Out for a Cigarette: Examining the Cigarette Break Through the Lens of Bathes’s Mythologies” – By Jeremy Freeze
            • 4:25pm – 4:35pm – Closing Comments
            • 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Reception at McKibbins Irish Pub