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English Studies student symposium

Nipissing’s English Studies department presents the English Studies Student Symposium, featuring six students representing the best work in the fall fourth-year English honours seminars presenting 10-minute versions of their papers to a general audience on Thursday February 26, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. in room A122. 

The English Studies Student Symposium is a yearly tradition, though the format changes year-to-year.  This year, students will give five to seven minute presentations about the essays they wrote.  Students will outline the problems they investigated, present their methodologies and summarize their conclusions. 

The student presenters gain public recognition of the work they produced, as well as experience presenting their work in an academic environment that is outside of the classroom. 

Speakers include:
  • Drew Gauthier: A Question of Reading: Food Culture and Social Action in The Matrix
  • Emily Webber: The Declaration of Self-sacrifice: a Passivity that is Strong and Valuable
  • Rosemary Showell: The Portrayal of the New Woman in Victorian Horror Literature
  • Julia Di Mario, Dixie Flatine: Investigating the Digitized Human of Gibson’s Neuromancer
  • Emily Heise: The Sacrificial Gaze in Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and the York Cycle “Crucifixion” Pageant
  • Molly Maclennan: It seemed to her to have no sort of meaning in it: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the Victorian Resistance to Didactic Children’s Literature

“The English department really values the event for exposing students to the standards expected of them,” said Dr. Marc Plamondon, assistant professor of English Studies.  “The event is especially valuable for the second and third-year students as they get to explore the diversity of approaches available in their fourth-year studies.”

Everyone is welcome to the event.  Pizza and pop will be provided.

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