Monday, December 2, 2013

Leigh Johnson returns to talk about the Academic Job Search this Friday, Dec. 6 at noon.

Please join us this Friday, December sixth, in the Frank Waters Room at Zimmerman library for Dr. Leigh Johnson's talk and roundtable discussion on navigating job searches in the Humanities. 

 Dr. Johnson received her PhD from UNM's English Department in May of 2011 and attained a tenure-track position at Marymount University in Virginia. Dr. Johnson is now sitting on a search committee that has received hundreds of applicants. She will bring her expertise and insight from both sides of the search process.

This talk will be  a part of Dr. Worden's English 500 Symposium. The symposium will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dr. Johnson's talk and roundtable will go from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m, and EGSA will provide a light lunch. Please come support your colleagues as they present their original work and absorb the wisdom of a successful UNM alum!

English 500 Symposium -- Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 in Zimmerman Library

The English 500 Symposium

Friday, December 6th
Frank Waters Room, Zimmerman Library

9:00-10:20: PANEL I

Emily Frontiere (MA program, Medieval Studies)
“Costs, Costs, Costs and Nothing is Done”: Lawyers and Power in Charles Dickens’s Bleak House

Emily Simons (MA program, Medieval Studies)
Blurred Lines: The Female and the Animal in Marie de France’s Lais

Bradley Tepper (MA program, Literature)
Thomas Hardy’s Use of Law in Tess of the d’Urbervilles

10:30-11:50: PANEL II

Margaux Brown (MA program, Literature)
From Christian Salvation to Literary Salvation: Jupiter Hammon’s “An Essay on Slavery”

Megan Malcom-Morgan (MA program, Literature)
An Echo in the Hollow: The Intrusion of Race in Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Mariya Tseptsura (PhD program, Rhetoric & Writing)
The Return of Cold War Rhetoric: Mission Possible?


1:10-2:30: PANEL III

Leandra Binder (PhD program, BILS)
“Maddened Blood”: Nietzschean Animalism in Felix Salten’s Bambi

Kelly Hunnings (PhD program, BILS)
Seeking the Familiar in John Clare’s Middle Period Satire

Gerard Lavin (MA program, Medieval Studies)
Instrument of Revelation: Understanding “Pearl” as an Object of Religious Contemplation

2:40-4:30: PANEL IV

Diana Filar (MA program, Literature)
Windigo, Overheard Dreams, and the Direct Impact of Story: Vengeful Agency as Influenced by Ancestral Stories in Louise Erdrich’s Round House

Amy Gore (PhD program, ALS)
Indigenizing the Gothic Novel: Harold Johnson’s Backtrack and its Uncanny Conventions

Kathryn Manis (MA program, Art History)
Man and Superman: Reframing the “Man of Steel” in Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Karra Shimabukuro (PhD program, BILS)
Grimm and La Llorona: Liminal Space or Appropriation?