Session 2 Breakouts

9:15-10:15 am

(2A) Digital Literacy
Room EH 215
Moderator: Becky Marchant

  • Himanshu Gandhi, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "The Social Orator: The Manifestation of Cicero's Orator in Social Media"
  • Chloe Kelson-Packer, Weber State University, "The House in Fata Morgana: Significant Contributions to the Gothic Genre as a Digital Text"

(2B) British Literature
Room EH 218
Moderator: Susan McKay

  • Jiayi Ge, Southern Utah University, "Android or Human: Klara and the Sun and the Problem of Artificial Intelligence"
  • Em Hart, Southern Utah University, "The Knight Gawain: A Peek into the Universality of Arthurian Legend"
  • Miles McClean, Regis University, "In Defense of Dogberry: Bring in the Clowns"
  • Rhiannon Quillin, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, "The Life of the Underdog: Creaturely Vulnerability in Jean Rhys's Quartet"

(2C) American Literature
Room EH 219
Moderator: Michael Wutz

  • Emily Downs, Sam Houston State University, "Jo March and Louisa May Alcott: The Autobiographical Influence on Adaptations"
  • Netanya Hitchcock, Boise State University, "Spiritual Travel as a Solution to the Burden of the Provider Role in Native American Oral Literatures"
  • David Martinez, Colorado Mesa University, "Depicting Differences: Representations of Queer Male Bodies Within Contemporary American Literature"

(2D) Fiction
Room EH 206
Moderator: Clint Johnson

  • Sherry Allred, Weber State University, "Poetry, Songs, and Flash Fiction"
  • Julie Holland, Colorado Mesa University, "Greatest Kindness"
  • Charlie Vasquez, Weber State University, "Banshee: a screenplay"

(2E) World Literature
Room EH 217
Moderator: Kyra Hudson

  • Lucas Ashby, Central Michigan University, "Self-Silencing and Deauthorization in Foe by J.M Coetzee"
  • David Michael Austin, Brigham Young University-Idaho, "Gentlest Warrior: Hildegard's Deviant Vision of the Divine Woman"
  • Aspyn Jones, Weber State University, "Medusa, the Punished Victim"
  • Aurora Wall, Weber State University, "Exploring the Marital Relationships in Interpreter of Maladies"