Since Spring of 2016 Graduate English students at U Windsor have presented papers at a variety of conferences. Students currently enrolled have attended the following;
Simina Banu’s paper “Silence as Voice in Dennis Coooley’s Bloody Jack” was prepared for and discussed in the “Bakhtin for Tomorrow! Poetry & Pragmatics” seminar at the “Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years” Conference, April 9-10, 2016, SUNY-Buffalo. Samie Bauder, Amilcar Nogueira and Hannah Watts participated in the seminar and attended the conference.
A group of students attended the Humber Liberal Arts @ International Festival of Authors Conference held at the Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, October 28 & 29. The conference theme was “Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory.” Samantha Younan presented her paper “To Love Thyself: Rereading Speech and Acts within Romeo and Juliet as Masturbatory” and Chris Cameron the paper "To be or not to be: Chastity is the Question."
Another group of our MA grads participated in the Midwest Popular Culture Association and Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference, October 6-9, Chicago. Samie Bauder presented her paper "Player Intention and Efficacy in Linear Gameplay," Chris Cameron presented "If You Can Play: Homophobia in Hockey," and Sam Whittaker presented “Reading and Writing in Tabletop Role Playing Game Narratives.”
In other news:
Amilcar Nogueira (MA 2016) received an Arts, Culture + Heritage Fund Grant from the City of Windsor, in order “to explore the changing nature of Sandwich, Walkerville and the Downtown core through exploration of the benefits and drawbacks of gentrification.”
NeWest Press will be publishing the first book by Emilia Danielewska (MA 2014), a collection of prose poetry called Paper Caskets.