Graduating students in the English Department Master of Arts Program will present their master’s essays on Wednesday, Dec. 15. They also will discuss the process of creating and writing their essays.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the O’Shaughnessy (“leather”) Room of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center. A reception begins at 4:45 p.m.

Students presenting this year are:

  • Jesse Gangl – “Chivalry’s Desire to Escape: Knightly Fantasy in Chrétien de Troyes’ Yvain”
  • Melissa Gilkerson – “Failing and Flying: The Poetic Growth of Jack Gilbert”
  • James Hammar – “Ruminating About Talking About Wondering: The Cultural Output of Creative Nonfiction”
  • Sarah Jamieson – “A Delicate Threat: Desperate Remedies’ Female Sleuth”
  • Julie Prindle – “Reading the Language of Urbanism: Performance, Exhibition and Utopia in Wing Young Huie’s The University Project”

For more information call Joyce Poley, (651) 962-5628.