FRIDAY MARCH 7th 2014, LB 646

8am – 9am: Coffee and breakfast

9am: Introductory remarks

Introduction to Panel 1: Cultural Ideals and Identities in Authors of the British Isles
9 – 10:
The Wounded Knight: Sir Walter Scott’s Deconstruction of the Chivalrous Ideal in Ivanhoe: A Romance – Fanny Dvorkin

Matthew Arnold’s Maturation from Post-Romantic Poetry to Victorian Criticism – Andrea Gaumond

Christian Morality in the Prose Glosses of Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Meghan Drennan

Donning a Different Mantle: The Artful Manipulation of Identity – Lenore Lewis

10 – 10:15: Q&A and discussion period

Short 5 minute break

Introduction to Panel 2: Representing the Other: Impossible Communication?
10:20 – 11:20:
Synge’s Playboy and the Pursuit to Dismiss Distorted Representations of the Irish – Daniel Bartlett

Communication in Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing – Justin Pulice

Slashing Through the Babble and Confusion: Jeannette Armstrong’s Slash as a Metaphorical Expression of Okanagan Prophecy – Alden Chorush

Shame and Authorial Responsibility in Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians and Disgrace – Jennifer Scissons

11:20 – 11:35: Q&A and discussion period

11:35pm – 12:35pm: Lunch break in the lounge – LB 671.05

Introduction to Panel 3: Narrative Techniques: From the Traumatic to the Generative
12:35 – 1:35:
The Bloom Effect: Information Overload in James Joyce’s Ulysses – Alyssa Tremblay

The Tree Narrative: Unification and Healing for the Traumatized Individual in Beloved – Hannah Hackney

A Juxtaposition of the Graphiation of Scott Pilgrim and My Most Secret Desire: The Transmediary Success of O’Malley’s Indie-Aesthetic – Anthony Pintabona

Paratextual Prevarication: “Authentick” Documents and Self-Negating Truth Claims in Henry Fielding’s Shamela and Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto – Drew Simpson

1:35 – 1:50: Q&A and discussion period

Short 5 minute break

Introduction to Panel 4: Gender and Sexuality: Agents of Power, Ambiguity and Temptation
2 – 3:15:
The Ungendered, the Gendered and the Dual-Gendered: Representations of Power in Macbeth and Richard II – Natalie Claude

“There is no friend like a sister”: The Temptation of Female Sexuality in Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” – Kailey Havelock

Freedom From: Exploring Anti-Feminist Commentaries Within The Handmaid’s Tale – Mitchell Brown

The Self Beyond Seeing: Female Identity and Agency in the Shadow of the Male Gaze in Stephanie Bolster’s [Her gaze, turning] – Alondra Blick

Collapsing Binaries and Ambiguities of Identity and Experience in  “Summer Pudding” – Carla Plowright

3:15 – 3:30: Q&A and discussion period

3:30: Concluding Remarks