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Student Professional Achievements

Graduate and undergraduate students presented academic papers throughout Minnesota last spring. Three students will start new programs in Fall 2014.

2014-08-10

Benly Larson (BA Literature)

delivered his work on “Discourse as a Solution to Problems of Self-Definition and Self-Expression in Invisible Man” at the Minnesota Undergraduate Scholar’s Conference at Minnesota State University, Moorhead and the Undergraduate Research Conference at Minnesota State University, Mankato, both in Spring 2014. Benly will enter the MA program at Winona State University in the fall.

Erica Barthels (MA English Studies)

gave a paper on “The Danger in Seeing Too Much: The Individual Perspective in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale” at Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Graduate Student English Association (GSEA) Conference in April 2014.

Michael Dusek (MA English Studies)

spoke on “Failure to Adapt: Comparative Analysis of Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur” at the April 2014 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature, St. Cloud State University, MN.

Fran Nelson (MA English Studies)

discussed “The Relevance of Medieval Texts in Tennyson’s ‘The Lady of Shalott” at the April 2014 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature. She presented “Christina Rossetti: The Pre-Feminism Feminist” at Minnesota State University, Mankato’s GSEA Conference in April 2014.

Heather Porter (MA English Studies)

has been accepted into the MFA Creative Writing program at San Francisco State University and has been given a $5000 Brainard Award to support her studies. She also published "Making Dostoevsky Relevant: Teaching Notes from Underground to College Freshmen" in the Minnesota English Journal Online (March 2014).

David Puthoff (MA English Studies)

shared “Breaking the Worship Engine: An Exploration of Ideology in the Alliterative Morte Arthur” at the April 2014 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature. He also delivered, “A Trace of Authority: Derrida and the Gettysburg Address,” at the GSEA Conference in April 2014.

Jennifer Rogers (MA English Studies)

presented “Flannery O’Connor’s Suffering Children in ‘The Lame Shall Enter First’ and ‘The River’” at the April 2014 GSEA Conference.

Lora Strey (MA English Studies)

has been accepted into Minnesota State University, Mankato’s MFA program. She was also this year’s winner of the Innovation in Teaching Award.

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