Department of English at Illinois State University

English Studies Symposium

The Sixteenth Annual Undergraduate English Studies Symposium, Nov. 2, 2012

9:30-10:20 Careers in English
Susan Baker-Bachman and Renee Carrigan ISU Career Center

10:30-11:50 Student Research Panel
Moderator: Ameliah Tawlks
Carissa Kampmeier, “Andthenandthenandthen: The Use of Spacing in 1919"
Steven D. Ladson, “Jacques Lacan: Examination of The Golden Age"
Alyssa Bralower, “Meaning and Language: Creating a Minor Literature through Estrangement”

12:00-12:30 Lunch (provided)

12:30-1:20 Keynote Address
Introduction: Allie Maher
Elizabeth Hatmaker and Chris Breu, "Noir Affects: Thinking English Studies Through Noir"

1:30-2:50 Student Research Panel
Moderator: Dustin Grayson
Emily Miner, “Creating New Life Through Ambiguity: Analyzing Vicuna and Anzaldúa’s Texts”
Allison Wall-Woodrum, “Momsters: Portrayal of Mothers of Missing Children by the Media”
August Cassens, "Behind Every Great Writer: Maxwell Perkins' Influence on Great American Authors"

3:00-4:00 Life after Graduation: Breakout Sessions
Linda Lienhart, Coordinator of Student Teaching Experiences
Ryan Gray, English Education Advisor
Kim Mast, Clinton High School
Brad Bovenkerk, Normal Community High School
Kaitlyn Hoegger, Normal Community High School
Tyler McWhorter, Normal Community High School

Flourice Richardson, Ph.D. Candidate
Lauren Jarema, Master’s Candidate
Dustin Grayson, Master’s Candidate
Kelsey Forkner, Master’s Candidate

Julie Prianos, Director, ISI Institutional Web Support
Alex Skorpinski, ISU Institutional Web Support
Steve Halle, Co-director, Publications Unit


For more information
about the English Studies Symposium,
contact Mark Vegter.