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AAUEC 2021


Atlantic Undergraduate English Conference 2021


Friday, March 5

Panel One: Commodities, Desire, and the Spirit

3:30 - 4:45 Atlantic

4:00 - 5:15 NL

Chair: Dr. Holly Pike

Rhea Davis, Acadia University
The Commodification of Humanity and the Trade of Women’s Sexuality in Thomas Middleton’s A Chaste Maid and The Revenger’s Tragedy

Brooke Taylor, Saint Mary’s University
The Consequences of Wealth: Analysis of Alexander Pope’s “Of the Use of Riches.”

Neyve Egger, King’s

The Language of Desire

Hailey Brake, University of Prince Edward Island
The Sincere Christian: The Contrast of Organized Religion and Individual Spirituality in Jane Eyre and Agnes Grey

Panel Two: Gendering Love, Landscape, and Beauty

5:00 - 6:30 Atlantic
5:30 - 7:00 NL

Chair: Dr. Johnathan Pope

Noah Jensen, University of Prince Edward Island 
Identity, Environment, and Escape in The Horse and His Boy and The Tombs of Atuan

Hannah Jenkins, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University
The Fetishization of Black Widow as a Sexual and Maternal Figure in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Katie Clarke, King’s 

Elusive Innocence, High Fashion Ignorance: Alice in Wonderland and the Commodification of the White Girl Supermodel

Caelin Sullivan, St. Thomas University
Title: The Feminization of Gawain in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Keynote Reading: Maria Reva
6:30 - 8:30 Atlantic
7:00 - 9:00 NL

Moderator: Dr. Shoshannah Ganz

​Shortlisted for the Roger’s Writers Trust for Fiction Prize, Maria Reva’s short story collection Good Citizens Need Not Fear (Penguin, 2020), has been described as “[b]right, funny, satirical, and relevant” by Margaret Atwood, and by Miriam Toews as “[b]ang-on brilliant.” Maria was born in Ukraine and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has an MFA in fiction and playwriting from the Michener Center at the University of Texas. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories (2017 and 2019), McSweeney's and Granta. She currently lives in Vancouver, and also works as an opera librettist.

Saturday, March 6

Panel One A: History, Resistance, and Decolonization

9:00 - 10:30 Atlantic

9:30 - 11:00 NL

Chair: Dr. Adam Beardsworth

Rylie Moscato, Acadia University 
Writing Women into History: Margaret Atwood’s and Dionne Brand’s Interrogation and Relocation of Power

Kristie Earles, Mount Allison University
Ideas of Resistance in Jordan Abel’s Injun and Dionne Brand’s No Language is Neutral

Jasmine Tremblay D’Ettorre, Mount Allison University
The Restoration of Forgotten Places: Diasporic Memories of Africville

Stacey Blackburn, Mount Saint Vincent University
Triple Consciousness-The Forced, Fractured Black Identity
Panel One B: Fiction, Poetry, Memoir I
9:00 - 10:30 Atlantic
9:30 - 11:00 NL

Chair: Dr. Tom Halford

Emma Cole, Acadia University 
Matter of the Heart

Claire McCormick, Dalhousie

Véronique Landry, Université de Moncton
Dating in the 21st Century

Sidney Robichaud, Saint Mary’s University

Olivia Landry, Mount Saint Vincent University
Ghost girls never sleep
​Panel Two A: Conflict, Nationhood, and Transcendence
10:45 - 12:15 Atlantic
11:15 - 12:45 NL

Chair: Dr. Shoshannah Ganz

Sidney Robichaud, Saint Mary’s University 
Title: The Nature of a Nation

Ramona E. Blinn, Université Sainte-Anne
Title: A Sole Soul: Disability as a phantom-like, marginalized, stigmatized reality in “Disabled”

Kaylee Rideout, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University
Title: The Depiction of War in Charles G.D. Robert’s “Going Over”

Sophie Downie Allen, Saint Mary’s University
Title: Owen Warland as Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Transcendentalist
Panel Two B: Fiction, Poetry, Memoir II
10:45 - 12:15 Atlantic
11:15 - 12:45 NL

Chair: Dr. Tom Halford

Tarini Fernando, Dalhousie
A Burden on the Girl’s Back

Sophia Godsoe, Mount Saint Vincent University
God of Oblivion

Laura Flight, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University
The Cry of a Woman against 21st century Oppression 

Sabriyya Harvey, Mount Allison University
“An Elegy” and a Critical Introduction 
Panel Three A: Fantasy, Discipline, and Feminized Space 

1:00 - 2:30 Atlantic

1:30 - 3:00 NL

Chair: Dr. Holly Pike

Gabriel MacAdam, Saint Mary’s University
Title: Venereal Infection in the Victorian Novel: The Depiction of Women and The Function of Fantasy

Lin Pollack, Mount Allison University
Title: Tell Me A Different Story: A Creative Project in Hope and Reimaging the Role of Literature

Emma Campanaro, University of Prince Edward Island
Title: Nature as a Feminized Holding Space in Jane Eyre 

Darcy Eisan, Mount Saint Vincent University
Title: “Smashing China, Smashing ‘Voice’”: The Chorus and Polyphony in Atwood and Woolf
Panel Three B: Epic, Tragedy, Romance
1:00 - 2:30 Atlantic
1:30 - 3:00 NL

Chair: Dr. Johnathan Pope

Alex Constantine, St. Thomas University
Masculine Medea and Femininity as a Weapon in Euripides’ Medea

India De Silva, Saint Mary’s University
The Tragic Love of Eloisa and Abelard

Haydn Hopkins, Saint Mary’s University
The Intersection of Discipline and Class in Mary Barton and Wuthering Heights

Nathanael Telman, St. Thomas University
Kingly Advice: A Study of Kingship in The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Aeneid
Panel Four A: Modern Portraits, Modern Plagues

3:00 - 4:30 Atlantic

3:30 - 5:00 NL

Chair: Dr. Adam Beardsworth

Taylor Skinner, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University
Ideological Violence and Disqualification in Timothy Findley’s The Butterfly Plague

Jules Sabourin, Mount Saint Vincent University
Subtler Wings: The Influence of French Symbolists of T.S. Eliot’s Early Poetry

Julia Hines, Mount Saint Vincent University
The Reciprocal Relationship and Peculiar Portraitures of Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein

Lola Turner, St. Thomas University
Peatmots and Plamtroos: Advertisement as Narrative Device Ulysses
Panel Four B: Fiction, Poetry, Memoir III
3:00 - 4:30 Atlantic
3:30 - 5:00 NL

Chair: Dr. Mikka Jacobsen

Tiffany Mosher, Dalhousie

My Scrubbed Swan Song

Shayle Hele, University of Prince Edward Island

Hridya Chaudhary, Cape Breton University
I just want my english breakfast

Keanan Byggdin, Dalhousie


WANL Creative Writing Workshop, featuring Stephanie McKenzie, Lindsay Bird, Tom Halford, and Mikka Jacobsen

5:00 - 6:30 Atlantic

5:30 - 7:00 NL


Facilitator: Laura Flight

This workshop, which is co-sponsored by the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, features four writers who are keen to share their work and discuss the creative process with AAUEC delegates. The panel features Stephanie McKenzie, author of four books of poetry, including Saviours in this Little Space for Now (Salmon 2013) and Grace Must Wander (Salmon 2009); Lindsay Bird, author of  the poetry collection Boom Time (Gaspereau, 2019); Tom Halford, author of the novel Deli Meat (Crooked Cat 2019), and the forthcoming poetry chapbook Mill Rat (Frog Hollow Press, 2021);; and Mikka Jacobsen, graduate of U of Calgary’s PhD in Creative Writing, whose fiction and creative nonfiction has appeared in numerous journals, including Fiddlehead, Missouri Review, Puritan, and subTerranian.

Chair, English

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