Student News

Kelly Duquette '17 presented a paper titled "Ashamed and Tamed: Civilizing the Irish in Marvell's 'Horatian Ode'" at the South-Central Renaissance Conference in Austin, Texas, April, 21, 2017.  The paper was awarded the John M. Wallace Award by the Andrew Marvell Society.

Diana Sunder '17 wrote a play which she is directing and producing for BC Arts Festival this year! The play is called “Beautiful” and the performances will be Saturday April 29th in the Stokes Art Tent at 5pm and Sunday May 7th at The Democracy Center in Harvard Square at 8:30pm. 

Fabrizio Ciccone '17 presented a paper, "The Incorporation of the Artist in William Gaddis's JR," at NeMLA in Baltimore, Maryland on March 24, 2017.

Evelyn Garrity '17 has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship. She will teach writing at a university in Spain during the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Andrew Timmons '18 presented his paper, "The Southern Gothic and the Queerness of Place in Truman Capote's Other Voices, Other Rooms" at Indiana University's 11th annual Landscape, Place, and Space Conference on March 2, 2017. 

Fabrizio Ciccone '17 presented his paper, "Beckett and the 'Simple Keys' of Modernism: On Watt's Anti-Joycean Negativity," at the forty-fifth annual meeting of the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 on February 25, 2017.

Kristy Snow '17 delivered a paper titled, "’Gendered Crisis’: The Aisling Trope as a Reactionary Response to Irish Colonial Occupation” at The New England American Conference for Irish Studies at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Saturday, November 5th.  Kristy also won the Blackwell Prize for the best research paper written from a cultural studies perspective by an MA student.

Harrison Demas ‘17 presented his paper, "An Incredulous Position: Death and Melancholia for Kristeva's Radical Sullen Atheist" at the fifth annual meeting of the Kristeva Circle at Södertörn University in Stockholm, Sweden in October 2016.

Fabrizio Ciccone ‘17 presented a paper, "Samuel Beckett's Theater of Severed Heads," at the fifth annual meeting of the Kristeva Circle at Södertörn University in Stockholm, Sweden in October 2016.

Diana Sunder ‘17 presented at the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association on Thursday, November 3rd in Atlantic City. Her paper was a part of a panel on Fan-fiction, and was entitled: “His saucy manners and his sparkling eyes”: William Leonard Courtney, “Kit Marlowe’s Death”, and the Harvard University English Department.

“Academic Conjurers: The Influence of William Perkins on Doctor Faustus,” at the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst in October 2016.

Kelly Duquette ‘17 is the recipient of the inaugural Kiara Kharpertian award.  Duquette will use her award, which recognizes intellectual risk taking, to present a paper on Andrew Marvell's "characterization of the Irish as both a worthy and moral opponent" at the South-Central Renaissance Conference in Austin, Texas this spring. 

 “‘Planted newly with the time:’ Husbandry and Sovereignty in Macbeth” at the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst in October 2016.

“Shakespeare’s ‘uncivil kerns:’ Irish Contagion and the Emerging British Nation-state,” at the Tudor Stuart Interdisciplinary Conference at NUI Galway in Ireland in August 2016.

Charles Clements ‘17 presented a paper titled, “Yeats and the Self-Begotten Muse: Masochism and the Poetry of Becoming” at the Mid-Atlantic American Conference for Irish Studies at NYU in October 2016.

“Samuel Beckett and Prosthetic Modernism,” at the fifth annual Crossroads conference “Bodily Modernities: Comparing, Intersecting, Dismembering” at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in October 2016.

“Grotesque Disease and Queer Incommunicability in Charles Burns’ Black Hole” at the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference at Keene State College in October 2016.