15th Annual Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium

Resisting and Revising
MEGAA symposium poster

Friday, March 9, 2018 — King Library — Oxford, Ohio
9-10am
Breakfast, Hosted by HCWE in King Library 
10am-10:45am
Session 1 

Panel A: Resisting Authority in Dystopia – AIMS Room (King)

PANEL CHAIR: PROF. ERIN EDWARDS

*Brenda Tyrell
“Breaking Ships and Saving Lives: Resisting Figures of Authority in Bacigalupi'sShip Breaker”

*Elizabeth Sohns
“A Filtered Reality”

Panel B: Racial Oppression in Literature and Culture – King 108
PANEL CHAIR: PROF. ANDREW HEBARD

*Danielle Hart
“‘A War for a Better Tomorrow’: Ms. Marvel Fanworks as Protest Against the 2017 Immigration Ban”

*Sarah Main
“Caring for Morrison’s Bird: Language and Accessibility as a Cultural Imperative”

11am-11:45am
Session 2

Panel A: Anti-Authority in 20th Century Literature – King 108

PANEL CHAIR: PROF. TIM MELLEY

*Andreas Kolaczko
“Eugene’s Resistance of Capitalism in Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward, Angel”

*Jonathan Merola
“Sex as Resistance in Orwell's 1984”

Panel B: Examining Rhetorical Strategies and Pedagogies – AIMS Room (King)

PANEL CHAIR: PROF. MICHELE SIMMONS

*Angela Glotfelter
“Commitments and Obligations: Two Small Nonprofits’ Use of Social Media”

12pm-12:45pm
Session 3

Panel A: Ecocriticism, Trauma, and Resistance in Asian American Studies – King 108

PANEL CHAIR: PROF. ANDREW HEBARD

*Casey Kuhajda
“‘Going Organic was the Most Lucrative Option’: Neoliberalism and the Organic Farmer in David Mas Masumoto's Epitaph for a Peach and Don Y. Lee's Wrack and Ruin”

*Mary McKernan
“Writing as Healing in Asian American Literature: Understanding the Validity of Alternative Treatments for Trauma”

Panel B: Self-Care in Academia – AIMS Room (King)

*Catherine Tetz and Megan Schoettler
“‘Take a Break’: Roundtable on Self-Care in Graduate School”

1-2pm
Lunch in Bachelor Hall 337
2pm-3pm 
Admin/Teaching Showcase (Bachelor Hall 337)  –– Representative graduate students and faculty on hand to share and discuss administrative and teaching opportunities for graduate students at Miami.
3pm-3:45pm
Campus Tour (weather permitting)
3:45-4:45P 
Art Museum –– Informal gathering with the faculty and Director of Graduate Studies.