Friday, April 24, 2015

Postcolonialism and The Global South Student Research Colloquium

Please join us in HM 347 for the English and Languages Colloquium on Postcolonialism and The Global South April 28th  & 30 th from 11 am-12:15pm and May 5th from 11:30 am to 2 pm. The members of the ENG 4553/5983 World Literature Seminar have been working hard developing these original research projects. Please plan to attend one or all three days of presentations. Refreshments will be provided. Please contact for more information.

Tuesday, April 28
Language, Mimicry, and Global English
“Say Whatcha Need to Say: How Postcolonial Literature Utilizes English without Losing Culture” Jaime Worden
“Holding Grudges: The Consequences of Resistance to English as a Global Language” Devin Martinez
“A Stiff Dichotomy: Mimics and Apathetics as Interpreted by V.S. Naipaul” Emily Davis
The Past is Always With Us: Contemporary Native Perspectives
 “Postcolonialism and Hawaii” Tori Watson
“Perseverance Over Conflict: An Annotated History of the Chickasaw Nation” Mark Byers
Thursday, April 30
Pop Culture and Postcolonial Representations
“Introductions: Culture through Documentary” Brittany Schooling
 “Feathered Films: The (Miss) Representation of Peter Pan’s Tiger Lily” Cayla Odom
 “The Antihero as Voice of the Subaltern” Jason Lightle
Case Studies: Missionaries and International Prison Systems
 “Misuse of Funds in the Prison Systems & Recidivism Prevention in America and Nigeria” Tarra Ward
“The Great Commission: Jesus’s Final Command and its impact on Christian Missions and Native Culture”
Jesse Wright
Tuesday, May 5
Case Studies II: Violence and Famine
“Postcolonialism and the Heritage of Ethnic Minority Violence” Chris Steer
“Famine and Frustration: The Postcolonial Origins of Somalia’s Food Crisis” Desarae Hall
Chimamanda Adichie
“Read as I say, not as I write: Readings of Adichie’s Half of a Yellow SunJanne Ruhnke
“The Progression of Feminism” Amanda Lampkin
“Gender is not my only role: How Gender Stereotypes are a Single Story” Jessica Russell

“Adichie and Contemporary African Models of Women in Dating, Marriage, and Family” Anna Talkington

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