2018 Conference Details

This year’s instalment of the 2018 Edinburgh Undergraduate Literature Conference has been a huge success after 28 essays were chosen to take part in the Conference, our highest yet!

We are very excited to invite our participants on Monday, 19th February 2018, for a whole day event where they are able to present their work based on the theme of ‘Dualities and Dichotomies’ to other participants and audience members. If you would like to purchase a ticket for this event, click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edinburgh-university-literature-conference-2018-tickets-42077724607

The hard work has been outstanding from our participants and peer-reviewers and we hope the event will be a reflection of this. Here is the schedule for our event and a feature of the essays accepted for the Conference:

Edinburgh Undergraduate Literature Conference Schedule
Monday, 19th February 2018
50 George Square, Edinburgh
9:00 to 18:00

9:00 – Arrivals

9:30 – Welcome Address at G03 Lecture Theatre, 50 George Square.

10:00 – The first two sub-panels

Panel One (10:00 to 11:30)
  • Carissa Chew ‘‘Civilisation’ and ‘Savagery’ in H.G Wells The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896)’
  • Fernando Martinez-Periset ‘Is there a connection between narrative reliability and narrative knowledge?’
  • Maria Toudic ‘Student, Worker, Wife, Mother: Personal Identity and Institutional roles in Jane Eyre and The Tenants of Wildfell Hall’
  • Yogesh Tulsi ‘“A Forward Memory.” Examining Non-Linear Familial Traumas in the African and African-American Genealogical Novels, Kindred and Homegoing.’
  • Zhao Xiaoou ‘Lu Xun: A Reassessment of His Image’
  • Ellen Wilson ‘How does the portrayal of sensory experience contribute to an understanding of spirituality in late medieval literature?’
Panel Two (10:00 to 11:30)
  • Alex Calder ‘The Subjected Body: Narratives of Illness and Corporeal Phenomenology in Hangsaman and The Vet’s Daughter’
  • Elizabeth Ekimian ‘Mind and Monstrosity: Withering Heights and the Island of Doctor Moreau’
  • Grace Lee ‘Performance and Power in the Caroline Court Masque’
  • Benson Pang Wen Kang ‘“So Strange, Yet Familiar!”: Reconsidering Singaporean Identity/ies in Phua Chu Kang.’
  • Kimberly Taylor ‘Challenging the Dichotomy: Reading Hemingway’s “Up in Michigan” and Mansfield’s “Frau Brechenmacher Attends a Wedding” Together.’
  • Syndey To ‘Copied and Erased: Colonial Mimicry in Susan Choi’s The Foreign Student’

11:30 – Short Break

11:45 – Post-Graduate Workshop

12:15 – Lunch

13:15 – The second two sub-panels

Panel Three (13:15 to 14:45)
  • Jasmine Jones ‘”[O]ure substaunce is in God, and […] in oure sensualyte God is”: The body and the human-divine binary in Julian of Norwich’s Showings.’
  • Czesar Joshua Obligado ‘Anna Karenina: Moral Dichotomy and Self-Discovery’
  • Ben Potter ‘No Limit: A Study of Cultural Production and Capital Online’
  • Lisa Risch ‘The Impossibility of Maintaining an Objective Perspective in Brian Friel’s The Freedom of the City’
  • Siân Round ‘The Visual Arts as Instrument and Opponent of Patriarchy in Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’
  • Alexander Scott ‘Hanging in The Spanish Tragedy: A Recurrent Image’
  • Guo Xu ‘“Chai and Dai Are One”: The Syncretism of Confucianism and Taoism in A Dream of Red Mansions’
Panel Four (13:15 to 14:45)
  • Joanna Mrowiec ‘The American Dream and the Homosexual Nightmare in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America’
  • Darryl Peers ‘Gender and Sexuality in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson’
  • Clara Sanchez Trigo ‘Dryden’s Prologues, Renaissance and Restoration’
  • Nicola Solly ‘Dual Identities and Divergent Disciplines: Disindentification and Intersectionality in Queer Comics’
  • Patrick Teichmann ‘Reading the Mind, Controlling the Mind, Seducing the Mind: Phrenology in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette’
  • Artemis Tsatsaki ‘Bless thee! Thou Art Translated.’
  • Megan Wallace ‘Salmon Rushdie and Jean Rhys’

14:45 – Short Break

15:00 – Open Panel

16:00 – Key Note Speaker Panel

17:30 – Winner Announcement and Closing Speech

18:00 – Reception