MA Research Colloquium

Friday, April 19, 2024 09:30to15:30
Arts Building Arts 230 / Arts 350, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) warmly welcomes you to attend this year’s MA research colloquium, set to take place on Friday, April 19 in ARTS 230. Please see the attached poster below agenda for more details on the panels and presentations.

You are welcome to join us for some coffee and snacks from 9:30 until the start of the first panel at 10:00. Lunch will be provided, with vegan options, from 12:45-13:45 in ARTS 350.


Cross-Cultural Re-Imaginings in Literature and Theatre (10:00 - 11:30)

  • Jennifer Hua: “A Comparative Analysis of Male Theatrical Cross-Dressing in Early Modern England and Tokugawa Japan”
  • Julia Bifulco: “The Influence of Ovid on Christina Rossetti's ’Goblin Market’"
  • Brittany Buscio: “The (Mis)use of Dante Alighieri in Promoting and Countering Italian Colonial Violence”
  • Hannah Link: “Resurrecting Revolution: Performing the Radical Past in the 20th Century”

Reading the Contemporary World: Bodies, Affect, and Reception (11:30 - 12:30)

  • Georgi de Rham: “Moving Waters: Atmosphere, Affect, and Agency in Contemporary North American Poetry”
  • Jasper Sattentau: “Consecrating Adichie and Bulawayo: The Mechanisms of Literary Prestige”
  • Yuhne Cui: "Intimate Wounds: Embodied Trauma in Contemporary Black Fictions"

Marginal Identities: Countering Literary (Mis)Representations (14:00 - 15:30)

  • Sam Fisch: “Patient-Doctor Encounters in Doctor Novels from 1900-1950”
  • Aamna Rashid: “‘Deformito-Mania’ and the Colonial Other: Questions of
  • Colonial Debility in Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone and VictorianmExhibitions”
  • Cal Smith: “Defamiliarizing the Self-On-Page in Julie Doucet’s Dirty Plotte”
  • Violette Drouin: “Place and the Formation of Acadian Literature and Culture”
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