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Saturday, November 18th
9:15 AM

Transcendence and Bravery in a Precarious Poetic Condition: Hart Crane's Queer Bravery and Embodiment

Jan Rodil, University of California, Riverside
Steven Axelrod, University of California, Riverside


9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Fitzgerald Finds Freedom through Gatsby

Kelly Terjesen


9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM

Identity as a Territorial Space in Esmeralda Santiago’s When I Was Puerto Rican and Cristina Garcia’s Dreaming in Cuban

Yahaira Hernandez, Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
Elizabeth Sturgeon, Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles


9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

The Oppression of Women and Mother Nature: An Ecofeminist Reading of Wordsworth's "The Thorn" and "The Ruined Cottage"

Parveena Singh, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Alison Baker, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:45 AM

Social Ostracism in Frankenstein and Jane Eyre: The Importance of Identity

Naomi A. Flores, Cerritos College
Stephen Clifford, Cerritos College


10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

The Aesthetics of Finitude in Kant and Kierkegaard

Peter Johnson


11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Adapting Shakespeare: Stage Performances for Children

Olivia Josephine Leyva, California Lutheran University
Joan Wines, California Lutheran University


11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

Little Women Must Grow Up Too: Exploring Sexuality in Children’s Literature

Sofia St. John, California Lutheran University


11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

1:30 PM

Keeping the Magic Secret: Magic, Sexuality, and National Identity in the BBC’s Merlin

Mallory Keesler, California State University, Channel Islands
Alison Perchuk, California State University, Channel Islands


1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

Indiscrete Bodies: Towards New Models of Subjectivity in Abortion Rhetoric from 2015 - 2016

Gabrielle Seiwert, Occidental College


1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Where Poetry Comes From: The Relationship Between Mental Illness and Creativity

Atziri Peña, Mount Saint Mary's University
Anne Richards, Mount Saint Mary's University


2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Brother Rivalry: A Comparison between Richard I and King John

Erin Sommers


2:15 PM - 2:30 PM