English Undergraduate Conference 2009

Posted on 2/3/2009 11:16:51 AM

The English Undergraduate Conference, “Words and Worlds: Talking about Place in English Studies,” will be held on Monday, February 16, 2009. Panels on a variety of topics, including Literature, English Education, and Feminist Studies, will take place from 9:00 to 3:30 in Leonard Hall. A pizza lunch will be provided at 12:20. At 3:30, we will have a keynote panel featuring Dr. Kevin Patrick (Geography), Mr. Matt Ferrence (English), Dr. Susan Gatti (English Emeritus), and Dr. Stacy Wickers (Geography), followed by a reception.

Keynote Panel:

Dr. Kevin Patrick (Geography)
“You’re Not Dead: You’re in Newark: A Sopranos Geography of New Jersey”

Mr. Matt Ferrence (English)
“The Written Redneck: Regional Image, National Identity”

Dr. Susan Gatti (English Emeritus)
“Leonard Hall and the Democratization of Public Space”

Dr. Stacy Wickers (Geography)
“‘A love affair with a pile of rock’: Landscape and Gender in the Writings of Edward Abbey”

The conference is sponsored by the English Department, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Graduate Program in Composition and TESOL, Graduate Program in Literature and Criticism, Women’s Studies Program, and Center for North Appalachian Studies.

For more information, contact Dr. Lea Masiello (English) or Dr. Cheryl Wilson (English).