Six senior English majors will present the results of their capstone research from 4:00-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 19th, in Thomas 302. The class has been studying literature responding to the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, and their research focuses on representations of national trauma. The following students will present their work:
- Robby Allen, "To Listen to His Music: An Orpheus Allegory in Post-9/11 Poetry"
- Alyssa Prince, "Netherland: The World's Deaths Have Become America's Loss"
- Abigail Phillips, "Unity and Division after 9/11: From Hatred to Acceptance in The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up"
- Victoria Slonaker, "Discrimination against Muslim-Americans in The Submission"
- Rachel M. Ewing, "Undermining the Hero: The Complexities of Hero Worship after Trauma in Jess Walter's The Zero"
- Anna-Claire Myers, "Hijacking Representations of Grief: A Perspective on 9/11 Memorials"