Annual Atlantic Undergraduate English Conference

Several Mount English students have been selected to present their papers or creative writing at this year’s Atlantic Undergraduate English Conference, to be held at Dalhousie University this weekend, March 14-16. According to the preliminary program, our students will be presenting in the following sessions:

Saturday, March 15, 9:00 a.m., McCain 1102
Creative Presentations session
Erin Chapman, “Still Life”

Saturday, March 15, 9:00 a.m., McCain 2016
Materialisms session
Nolan Pike, “As School Girls from Their Books”

Saturday, March 15, 10:30 a.m., McCain 1102
Gender session
Skye Bryden-Blom, “Transgressing Boundaries: Gender Identity and Survival in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games

Saturday, March 15, 10:30 a.m. McCain 2016
Creative Presentations
Hailey Stapleton, “Roses”

Saturday, March 15, 3:00 p.m., McCain 1198
Impact of Stories on Humanity
Leah Philips, “The Tree Grows Anew: Painting Tolkien’s Tree of Tales”

Sunday, March 16, 10:30 a.m., McCain 2016
Society
Emily Bagnald, “Shoot Straight, Objectification, Dehumanization, and Ethics in The Hunger Games

The conference welcomes all students and faculty. Registration opens on Friday evening from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the main lobby of the Marion McCain Arts and Social Science Building, 6135 University Avenue. On Friday at 8:00 p.m., writer Lynn Coady will be featured as the keynote speaker, followed by a reception. Registration will also be open on Saturday morning from 8:30-9:00 a.m. before the regular sessions begin. The conference includes a banquet, dance, and a performance by El Jones on Saturday night. This conference is a great opportunity to meet colleagues from other Atlantic universities, to have fun, and to listen to some very interesting ideas.

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