2014 ACTC English Majors Conference

UST English faculty and students are encouraged to attend this annual conference and cheer on our UST student presenters!

Date & Time:

Friday, February 28, 2014
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM


St. Catherine University--Coeur de Catherine Student Center, 3rd Floor atrium and rooms 361/362 (building #8 on map)

Layers: Slicing into Subtext

Layers: Slicing into Subtext

"Literature is often born out of baffling physical details, an overabundance that tells us that the world's surface is readable only when we don't quite know how to pose the right question to it. In not knowing how to look and not knowing what to say, we began to fixate on the constituent materials and find ourselves diving under the surface, down to the substratum of art." --Charles Baxter

The English Departments of the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (Augsburg College, Hamline University, Macalester College, College of St. Catherine, and the University of St. Thomas) will hold their annual conference for majors at St. Catherine University. The 2014 conference theme is "Layers: Slicing into Subtext," which will include four academic panels: American Literature, British Literature, World and Multicultural Literature, and Theory/Film. A panel of selected student creative writers will present their work as part of a dinner reception. Come show your support for our UST English majors! UST English major presenters include:

  • American Literature: Savannah Siegler, "Breaking With Tradition: Examining the Effects of White Supremacy in Charles W. Chestnutt's The Marrow of Tradition"
  • British Literature: Annemarie Thompson, "Unified Fragments: Depicting Urban Experience in Hope Mirrlees' 'Paris: A Poem'"
  • Theory/Film: Shannon Heitkamp, "Talking about Writing: Understanding Differences Using Conversation Analysis"
  • World and Multicultural Literature: Maureen Harrington, "Subtle Didactics in Crime and Punishment"
  • Creative Writing: Jordan Graf, reading selections of his poetry

Check out the conference program to see the specific schedule of presentations.

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