2013 Colloquium


April 6, 2013
Ken Olsen Science Center (KOSC), Gordon College


8–8:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast | KOSC 124
8:45–9 a.m. Welcome – Emmanuelle Vanborre,  Languages and Linguistics Department Chair | KOSC 124
9–10:30 a.m.

Deconstruction and Reconstruction | KOSC 125
Sarim Zia (Georgetown University, Qatar): "The Centre Does Not Hold: The Deconstruction of the Binary Hierarchical Code in Postcolonial Literature"
Leah Serao (Gordon College): "Moving Forward from a less-than-ideal icon"
Hope Johnson (Gordon College): "Fossilization in Adult Second Language Learners: Harmonizing Theory and Practice"

The Impact of Literature | KOSC 126
Elizabeth Riley (Dort College): "And the Following Resulted: The Lasting Effects ofUncle Tom’s Cabin"
Heidi de Waal (Dordt College): "The Same Argument through Different Rhetorical Styles"
Jessica Yu (Gordon College): "Demons of Slavic Mythology: An Approach to Bulgakov’sThe Master and Margarita"

10:30–11 a.m. Coffee Break | KOSC 124
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Uses and Evolution of Languages | KOSC 125
Sarah Bryer (Gordon College): "A Language of Their Own: The Rise and Development of a Colonial Dialect"
Anna Dudt (Gordon College): "Examining the Christian Register"

New Readings of Faulkner | KOSC 126
Chloe Eaton (Gordon College): "'So he had hardly heard of such a world until he fell into it': Thomas Sutpen as Victim"

Victoria Chandler (Gordon College): "How do Gothic Elements of The Sound and the Fury Inform Faulkner’s Depiction of Female Development?"
Eric Cheuk (University of Washington): "Filling in the Gaps: Pride, Nakedness, and Linguistic Fluctuations in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying"

12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch Break | Lane Student Center (meal vouchers provided)
1:30–3 p.m.

Language, Literature and Socio-religious Concerns | KOSC 125
Aniket De (Tufts University): "Should I be embarrassed? Exploring the impact of Colonialism in South Indian Subaltern Literature"
Amber Moore (John Brown University): "Christianity and Judaism in The Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare’s Critique of Religion"
Lazaro Mancilla (Gordon College): "The Dispute between the Cherub and the Thief: Cosmological Shifts in Syriac Dialogue Poetry"

3–3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks  Emmanuelle Vanborre,  Languages and Linguistics Department Chair | KOSC 124