The English Department’s Master of Arts Essay Presentations will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in the O’Shaughnessy (“Leather”) Room of O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.

Graduating students will discuss the process of creating and writing their essays. The event is free and open to the public. An appetizer reception will begin at 4:45 p.m.

Presenting this year: 

  • Betsy Bance
    • “Primitivism and Sexual Liberation in Nigger Heaven: Carl Van Vechten’s Personal Investment in the Depiction of Harlem”
  • CarolAnn Hook
    • “Negotiating Space and Recognition for the Childless in a Pro-natalist Society”
  • Kate Indrelie
    • “Developing Dogme: The Political Aesthetic of Lars von Trier’s Manderlay
  • Courtney Jarboe
    • “Death Infecting Life: A Psychoanalytic Reading of the Dying Poetess in Felicia Hemans and Christina Rossetti”
  • Andrew Kleinke
    • “The Guilty Spectator in Michael Haneke’s Caché
  • Amy Monson
    • “Recovering the Elder Woman in Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina: A Queer Feminist Approach”

To R.S.V.P. or for more information call Joyce Poley, (651) 962-5628.