Department of English


English Language and Literature

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The Queen’s University Department of English Presents:

Doctoral Special Topic Presentations 2020


Saturday, September 26, 2020

Convocation Hall Auditorium, Theological Hall
85 Stuart Street

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