Each year, our Master’s Students share their research with fellow students and faculty at the annual MA Colloquium. This engaging student-organized event is a capstone to the MA program, a forum for showcasing papers presented at conferences throughout the year, and a place to preview ongoing Master’s research.

MA Colloquium 2023
Monday, July 31, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
DT 2017

9:50 – 10:00 am – Opening remarks

10:00 – 11:00am: Panel 1 – Science & Technology

Colin Sostar
Erica Pierre-Pierre
Spencer Clermont

11:00 am – 11:20 am First coffee break

11:30am – 12:30pm: Panel 2 – Migration, Settler Colonialism, and (Neo)colonial Exploitation

Sam Bean
Maia Corsame

12:30 pm – 1:20 pm Second coffee break

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Panel 3 – Popular Culture & Poetry

Jaclyn Legge
Meg Collins

MA Colloquium 2019
Wednesday, July 3rd
2 – 6 PM
Gordon Wood Lounge

2:00-2:05 PM

2:05-3:25 PM
PANEL 1 (Chaired by Alanna Gray)

Ruth Truong: “The Value of Author Paratexts for Exploring Claudia Rankine’s
Interdisciplinary Approach to Racism in Citizen: An American Lyric”

Geoff Bates: “Hybrid City, Hybrid Self: Representations of Urban Space in Delhi Calm,
Corridor, and Munnu: A Boy from Kashmir”

Sara Adams: “The Economy and Ecology of Dirt and Human Waste in Henry Mayhew’s
London Labour and the London Poor”

Deanna Young: “Translating the Old English Poem ‘Soul and Body II’”

3:25-3:35 PM

3:35-4:55 PM
PANEL 2 (Chaired by Geoff Bates)

Meghan Tibbits: “Working for No Money: Aid Slavery and Debt-Peonage in Renzo
Martens’s Enjoy Poverty Episode III”

Simon Turner: “Speech in Action: (Mis)communication and Achieving Desire in E. M.
Forster’s Maurice”

Kelli Knox: “From Me, To You & Back Again: Generosity, Self-Interest, and The
Community in Thomas Deloney’s Jack of Newbury”

Rebecca Campagna: “Robert Burns’ Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: Rubbing
Elbows and the Hidden Figures of the 1787 Edinburgh Edition’s Subscription List”

4:55-5:00 PM

5:00-6:00 PM