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Doctoral Special Topic Presentations 2020

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 from 9:15 am – 2 pm
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Convocation Hall Auditorium, Theological Hall

85 Stuart Street
Kingston ON K7L 2V6

Please register to attend (

You will be expected to wear a mask and encouraged to bring a packed lunch to eat outside if staying for both morning and afternoon sessions. We will also require names, emails, and phone numbers to be registered (in the event that contact tracing is required). More safety protocols will be sent to those who register.

If you are unable to secure a spot in the auditorium, the event will also be livestreamed with the option to ask a question remotely.

9:15 - 10:00 am

"`There are many landscapes; there is no one California': Deconstructing California Literature"

Presenter: Jesyka Traynor

10:00 - 10:45 am

"Face to Face with the Sublime: Empathy and Alienation in Romantic Literature and Art"

Presenter: Jennifer Sullivan

10:55 - 11:40 am

"Invisibility and the Subaltern in the Context of Environmental Justice"

Presenter: Sabrina Masud

Lunch Break

12:30 -1:15 pm

"After Fragmentation: Modernism, Mental Health, and Resilience"

Presenter: Skylar Kovacs

1:15 - 2:00 pm

"Appetites and Identity: Mixed Race Identity Construction through Food and Sex in Carmit Delman's `Footnote'"

Presenter: Rachel Fernandes

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153



Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.