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

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:

  • Stephanie Bell – “Temporal Tragedy and Eternal Comedy: Interpreting the Salem Witch Trials as Tragedy in John Hale’s A Modest Enquiry
  • Chris Fletcher – “The Mechanics of Belief in and Through Christopher Nolan’s Inception
  • Corey Hickner-Johnson – “A Vindication of Self: Transfiguration of the Captivity Narrative Genre in Sarah Wakefield’s Six Weeks in the Sioux Tepees
  • Brittany Kallman Arneson– “‘The Breath of Reason Itself’: Milton’s Theodicy as Quintessential Translation”
  • Caitlin Madzo – “On Exile: Reading the Significance of Historical Identity in ‘The Wanderer’”

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