English Literature capstone presentations will be held Thursday, April 20, in Powers Hall 118 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Two students will discuss the results of their capstone research:
Kate Andrews will present on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, with an interest in reader response theory, the way the teaching of this text is affected by school contexts, and the significance of historical awareness to readers' recognition of racial issues in the novel.
- Patrick Herron will present on Mark Danielewski's layered and labyrinthine novel, House of Leaves, considering the house and labyrinth as organizing structures as well as a female perspective that is shunted to the margins and into the "dark" corners of the book itself--whose distinctive layout and structure is pointedly designed to confuse and alienate the reader.
Light food and beverages will be provided, and students in English and Humanities are strongly encouraged to attend.