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02/28/2013

Annual English Department's Undergraduate/Graduate Research Conference Set for March 1-2

Quick Facts

 This is the eighth year the English Department has hosted this event.
 It kicks off March 1 with a used book sale and poster presentations in the DiGiorgio Campus Center main lobby.

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Winthrop University’s Department of English will get literal this weekend with the 8th Annual English Department Undergraduate/Graduate Research Conference, set for Friday-Saturday, March 1-2.

The two-day event will kick off with the Winthrop Literary Society hosting a used book sale in the DiGiorgio Campus Center’s main lobby from 3-5 p.m. March 1.

Literary poster presentations begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday in the DIGS main lobby. Students’ poster topics include “Competing Theories of Self in All the King’s Men,” “Researching Chaucer and Freud: The Mortal’s Psychological Destiny in Troilus and Criseyde” and “Invisible Shackles: Slavery’s Ripple Effect in Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God.’”

That evening, a creative writing showcase will display the fiction and poetry talents of 10 students and faculty, including Mary Martin, instructor of English, and Casey Cothran, assistant professor of English, at 5 p.m. in Dina’s Place.

Research paper presentations begin Saturday at 9 a.m. at Macfeat House with keynote speaker Leslie Bickford, assistant professor of English. The presentations are divided into two panels: the first tackling power struggles, and the second addressing critical perspectives.

For more information on the conference visit the English department’s website.

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