OCCUPATION

 

~1st Department of English Graduate Student Conference~

April 5, 2012

 

SESSION 1

1B: Economics and the Currency of British Social Environments

"Occupational Occupation in Early English Drama"
Jeremiah Allen // California State University, Long Beach

"Why Hitchens Mattered: Reappraising the Occupy Movement"
Joshua Bernstein // University of Southern California

"The Idealized East in Joyce's Araby"
Amy Sandoval // California State University, Long Beach

"Education, Wealth, and Principle in 18th Century Literature by British Female Writers"
Daniella Soleimani // California State University, Northridge

 

SESSION 2: KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Occupational Hazards at Home and Abroad

From "Arab Spring" to "Occupy Wall Street," a discussion on the recent
global surge of radical movements, mass protests, and political revolts.
Dr. John Carlos Rowe // USC Distinguished Professor of American Studies

 

SESSION 4

Borders, Liminality, and Hybridity

"Fundamental Universalism in Leila Aboulela's Minaret"
Chris Kennison // California State University, Los Angeles

"'That Is Life': Hybridity in Ricardo Pigia's The Absent City"
Mujib Tahir // California State University, Fullerton

"'Scepter and Pow'r': Political Structures and Subjectivity in Paradise Lost"
Emily Keery // California State University, Long Beach

Q&A

 

SESSION 5

Identity and the Formation of Bodies

"Within the Butterfly's Cocoon: The Hijras of India"
Irene Rose De Lily // Mount St. Mary's College

"Game On! Identity Formation in Electrate Gaming Culture"
Erin Griesser // California State University, Long Beach

"Producing Slippage in Hegemonic Masculinity:
A (FTM) Transgendered Experience of Occupying Gender"
Rusty Rust // California State University, Long Beach

"'La Femme Ideale': The Women of Naguib Mahfouz's Adrift on the Nile"
Bennette Turpanjian // California State University, Long Beach

"Occupying the Third Space in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein:
Finding a Fluid Identity in Other-Worldliness,
Ugliness, and the Grandeur of Monstrosity"
Kacie Wills // California State University, Long Beach

Q&A

SESSION 6

6A: Physical Places and Textual Spaces

"Spatial Practice and Place-Consciousness in Occupy Los Angeles:
Symbolic Intersection on 4th and Figueroa"
Rebecca Avalos // California State University, Fullerton

"Engaging Textual Enclosures:
The Politics of the Peritext and Their Functional Shifts Across Media"
Lisa Brown // California State University, Long Beach

"Marginal Experiences:
Constructing Identity through Testimonial Narratives"
Jessica Cowing // California State University, Long Beach

Q&A


6B: Creative Panel - Short Readings of Poetry and Fiction

"A Brief History of Rats"
Larry Duncan // California State University, Long Beach

"Letters to Acapulco, My Mother's Home,"
"Self-Portrait as Montebello,"
and "I Am Not A Real Mexican"
Mae Ramirez // California State University, Long Beach

"Caring for Children"
Merica Teng // California State University, Long Beach

"Marine World"
Anna Mavromati // California State University, Long Beach

Q&A

 

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