Student: Kimberly Nania, Felicia Carlini, Christina Lee, Jennifer Sant Anna* and Deanna Stocker*
Mentor: Pamela Buck
The International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta held its 2013 conference in Portland, Oregon. The theme of this year’s conference was “Open Book,” which highlights literature’s versatile nature, especially its ability to reveal a plethora of different experiences through a single form. The theme is purposely open-ended in order to embody the universality of literature. The five of us presented papers and chaired panels along with our faculty advisor Dr. Buck. For the panel Faces of Colonialism, Felicia Carlini presented a paper titled “Mental Illness: An Oppressed Individual’s Struggle for Control, and she chaired a panel titled British 16/17th Century: Race and Gender. Kimberly Nania presented her work titled “Foils and Identifications” at the American Gender and Identity panel, at which Dr. Buck acted as faculty moderator. Deanna Stocker shared her creative work with a collection of poetry titled “Memories in Poetry” at the Original Poetry Think it Through session where Christina Lee acted as chair, and Jennifer Sant Anna’s paper “Language and Gender: The Work of Carol Gilligian“ was presented at the Lacan and Language Studies session.
* Honors Senior