Monday, October 22, 2012

Lydia Browning

Lydia's essay, "Charles Williams's Anti-Modernist Descent Into Hell" was just published in Mythlore, 31.1/2 (Fall/Winter 2012).

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Joseph Hoffman

Congratulations to Joseph Hoffman for receiving the Graduate Studies Service Award for his work as co-editor of the Graduate student journal CONCEPT! We add our thanks to that of Dean Adele Lindenmeyr for Joseph's contributions to the intellectual community here at Villanova.

Click here to view CONCEPT's website.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

George Asimos

George presented his paper entitled "Toy Guns: Agency, Performativity and Resignation in Pádraic Ó Conaire’s Exile" at Notre Dame's Hybrid Irelands Conference on Friday, March 30, 2012.

Cynthia Estremera

Cynthia presented at the spring conference on Critical Theory, “Principles of Uncertainty,” at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her panel was labeled "Shifty Subjectivities: Race, Gender, and Contingent Imagery in Popular Culture" and consisted of three interlocking papers that explore the uncertainty created/perpetuated within 21st century popular culture, discussing the ways in which intersectional identities are constructed and informed by/through ideology, culture, and power. Her paper entitled “Cultural Miscegenation in Mansbach’s Angry Black White Boy” focused on Adam Mansbach’s protagonist, Macon Detornay, as a white boy who authentically reflects and refracts his abiding identification with Hip Hop Culture. One result of his embrace of Hip Hop culture is Macon’s ultra-identification with blackness, uncertainly construed in a world where even in his most earnest desires to deconstruct whiteness, it is black identity that is repeatedly over-determined. Hip Hop culture presents the most fertile ground for the project of cultural miscegenation in the 21st century, and the narrative of Macon Detornay generates the attendant uncertainties that such a project both invites and warrants.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Karen Garven

Karen presented a paper entitled " 'A Bomb in Gilead': Biblical Subversion in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale" at this year's Elizabeth Cady Stanton Conference.

Benjamin Raymond

Ben recently traveled to  Manchester, UK to present his paper entitled "Between Critics: Dorian Gray and the Phallosocial Intellect" at the University of Salford's "Extremity and Excess" Graduate Conference.

Concept Publications

Congratulations to Grace Oh, Alexandra Edwards, and Afton Woodward for their recent publications in Concept, Villanova's graduate journal!
Grace's essay, entitled "The Reconstitution of Sisterhood in Augusta Webster's 'A Castaway,'" was published in both the printed and on-line forms of the journal. 
 Alex's essay "'Proper for a Lady's Brush': The Visual Arts in the Work of Louisa May Alcott," and Afton's essay, "'His Blood is Infected': Transmission of Disease and Wealth in Dickens's Bleak House," are both in the online version.