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Brooklyn College English Department
MA English and MA English Teacher Programs
Annual Conference

Movement and (Im)mobility: Writing as Cartography
Tenth Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Student Center Penthouse, 7th Floor

Coffee, Tea, and Welcome 10:00-10:30 am

Session I: Gender and (Im)Mobility 10:30-12:00 pm

  • Dilara O’Neil, The New School, “The Body with Bad Organs”
  • Joseph Romano, Brooklyn College, “Anagogical Griselda: Mystical Ascent through Paradoxical Assent”
  • Catherine Elliott, UMass Amherst, “A Woman Will Have Her Will: Mastering Time, Economic Exchange, and National Identity in William Haughton’s Englishmen for my Money

Luncheon 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Session II: Fugitivity and Subjectivity 1:00 - 2:30 pm

  • Hallie Rene Gleasman, Hunter College, “Frederick Douglass’ The Heroic Slave
  • Peter Conroy, Yale University, “Torture and Flight: William Godwin’s Negative Ethics”
  • Cara Fitzgerald, Hunter College, “Tailoring Landscapes: The Racial Logic of National Geographies in Behind the Scenes; Or, Thirty Years a Slave & Four Years in the White House

Session III: History, Identity, and Urban Space 2:30 – 4:00 pm

  • Steven Herran, CUNY Graduate Center, “Urban Outfitters: Religious Ideology and Urban Geographies"
  • Esther Ritiau, Brooklyn College, “Denizenship, Deportation, and Death: Notions of Belonging in Paule Marshall’s Brown Girl, Brownstones
  • Bud-Erdene Gankhuyag, Columbia University, “Freedom to Forget: The Shops at Tanforan, Japanese Internment, and American Territoriality”

Refreshments 4:00 – 4:15 pm

Keynote presentation 4:15 – 5:30 pm: Prof. Rachel Adams, Columbia University, "Mapping Dependency:  Narratives of Giving and Receiving Care"

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Previous Graduate Conference Information can be viewed here.