the sixteenth annual literature undergraduate colloquium

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the sixteenth annual literature undergraduate colloquium
THE SIXTEENTH ANNUAL
LITERATURE UNDERGRADUATE COLLOQUIUM
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Humanities 1, Room 210
Opening Remarks 9:00 – 9:10 a.m.
Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Director, Literature Undergraduate Program
Panel One: Re-reading the Canon
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Moderator: A. Hunter Bivens
Joshua Orellana
Monarchy, Democracy and Capitalism: Political Theory modeled in Herman
Melville’s Moby-Dick
James Vitiello
Translator’s Preface
Matthew Wranovics Absent Exit/Live at the Fillmore West: Traffic in Franz Kafka’s Amerika
Panel Two: Feminist Readings
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Moderator: Kimberly Lau
Sophia Apt
Camille Charette
Mallory Chodos
The Sadeian Fairy Tale Pornography: An Exploration Into A New Feminist
Language
Twelfth-Century Sexual Politics and the Nascent Romanz
Assessing Monogamy in Angela Carter’s “Puss-in-Boots” and “The Company
of Wolves”
Panel Three: Anxious Imperialists: Vampires, Authors, Tourists
11:45 – 12:45 p.m.
Moderator: Jessica Kuskey
Tourism’s Turn to Face the Gauntlet
Carlos Aguirre
Reverse Colonization and the Evolution of Hypnotism in Bram Stoker’s
Dracula
Overboard: Abandoning the Language of Oppression in J.M. Coetzee’s Foe
Rory Gilson
Grace Tierk
LUNCH BUFFET
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
1:20 – 1:30 p.m.
Screening of Little Red Riding Hood, a short film directed by David Kaplan, 1997
Panel Four: Visual Culture
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Andrew Beckner
Brooke Knisely
Jennica Petersen
Moderator: H. Marshall Leicester, Jr.
The Dystopian Imagination
Construction of Language through Conflation of Identity: Little Red Riding
Hood’s Bisexual Approach to Breaking through Phallogocentrism
The Narcissism of Caravaggio’s Narcissus; Where Is Echo In This Image?
Panel Five: Madness! Senior Fiction Writers Read
2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Moderator: Micah Perks
Taylor Backman
The Nothing New
Annie Hoggatt
Rude Awakening
Courtney Howard
The Woman, The Skull, The Fig
Josh Knoll
Murphy’s Law
Dorian Maffei
Behind Closed Doors
Edgardo Martinez
That New Guy Over There
Summer ParkerPerry What You Made Me
Closing Remarks 4:00 p.m.
Carla Freccero, Chair, Literature Department
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. ALL ARE INVITED!
For more information: Literature.ucsc.edu | (831) 459-4778 | [email protected]

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