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Success at 3 minute Thesis Competition for English Department Students!

Published on: Fri, 03/31/2017
Last Modified: Fri, 03/31/2017 - 4:13pm


Success at 3 Minute Thesis Competition for English Department Students!

 

A dozen University of Windsor students qualified for the Final competition in the

UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR 2017 THREE MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION

 

The competition asks graduate students to summarize their thesis projects within 3 minutes.

The Finals happened on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre on the University of Windsor campus.

 

TWO Department of English Language, Literature and Creative Writing Students qualified for this year's Finals

CHRISTOPHER CAMERON, Master’s student, whose presentation was titled;

"There and back Again.”

&

PRISCILLA BERNAUER, Master’s student, whose presentation was titled;

“A Little Miss.”

Chris Cameron's presentation was on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings as a work of healthy English nationalism defining the link between walking and the fantasy genre as means of mental relief and rejuvenation.

Priscilla Bernauer's presentation was on the unpredictable and recursive workings of grief as conveyed through a series of her own poems that are themselves linked in recursive, looping-back-on-themselves ways that are both unpredictable and uncontrollable.

  

The winners of this year's competition were:

1st Place: Travis DeWolfe, Chemistry and Biochemistry: “Supercomputers against superbugs” 

2nd Place: Christopher Cameron, English Dept.: “There and back again”

3rd Place: Mary Ann Zokvic, Human Kinetics: “Putting a squeeze on heart disease”

 

The first place contestant will go on to represent the University of Windsor at the provincial final to be held at the University of Waterloo on April 12, 2017.