Ph.D. Dean’s Fellow Evan Chaloupka presented “Writing on the Verge: Cognitive Disability and Its Implications for Storytelling in American Literary Naturalism” at the Narrative 2017 conference, held March 23 – 26 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Ph.D. Dean’s Fellow Ray Horton presented at the 2017 convention of the Modern Language Association, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 5 – 8, 2017. The presidential theme for the convention was Boundary Conditions.
Horton’s presentation was titled “James Baldwin’s Theology of Art” and was part of the panel, “The Forms of American Religion.“
Date: Friday, December 2, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Location: Guilford Parlor
Ph.D. students and Dean’s Fellows Evan Chaloupka and Ray Horton will discuss their recent and ongoing work with archival materials, as a means of illuminating the possibilities of research using primary sources.
They will be joined by representatives from three University Circle Institutions: Jennifer Nieves, Archivist & Registrar at the Dittrick Medical History Center; William Claspy, Humanities Research Services Librarian and Melissa Hubbard, Team Leader, Scholarly Resources & Special Collections, Kelvin Smith Library; and John Grabowski, Senior Vice President, Research & Publications and Krieger Mueller Historian, Western Reserve Historical Society.
Following brief descriptions of the collections and materials available for scholarly use, questions from the audience will explore the challenges and opportunities for humanities research with archival and special collections materials.
First-year Ph.D. student Brita Thielen presented “Teaching Social Privilege in the First-Year Composition Classroom” at the 2016 Bowling Green State University 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference on October 15. This presentation is part of a larger project co-written with Ashanka Kumari at the University of Louisville.
The conference theme was “Interdisciplinarity in the 21st Century: Studies Within and Across Disciplinary Boundaries.”