Department of English


English Language and Literature

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The Queen’s University Department of English Presents:

Doctoral Special Topic Presentations 2016


Watson Hall, Room 517

May 3rd & May 4th, 2016


Tuesday May 3rd

9:00-10:30 am

Rethinking State Notions of “Belonging” through Indigenous Languages and Legal Customs of the Canadian Pacific Coast

Presenter: Catherine Andre


The Mark of a “Good” Reader: Early Modern Marginalia in Books

Presenter: Vika Nersisyan


10:45 am-12:15 pm

Ghosts and Gaslight: Spirit Photography, Séance Writing and Post-Mortem Materiality in the 19th Century

Presenter: Lin Young


Beyond Death: Tracing Myths of the Afterlife from Western Traditions to 21st Century Fantasy

Presenter: Adam Drysdale


Wednesday May 4th

9:00-10:30 am

How can We Read the Dancer and the Dance?

Presenter: Patty Argyrides


Ethanol is All: Alcohol and Western Drinking Culture in Modernist Literature

Presenter: John Bany-Klupsas


10:45 am-12:15 pm

True Religion or False Superstition: Obeah and the Limits of the Postsecular

Presenter: Jhordan Layne


Collisions of Histories: Travel Writing and the Relational Logics of Collective Memory

Presenter: Robyn Carruthers