Schedule of Presentations

A1: After the Post-Colony
Moderator: Jasmin Ring 

1.  Jacqueline Parsons (A Spectacle of Power: An analysis of performance as state propaganda in North Korea) *

2.  Carmen Saltel and Jennifer Huang (Conscientiousness and Chronology: The Significance of Word Order in Voyage in the Dark)

3.  Iulia Sincraian (Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman: A Political Commentary) *

4.  Marianela Capelo (Body as Border in J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians) *

5.  Andrew James (Assimilate or Secede: Reviewing Touchstone’s “Voodoo in New Orleans”)

A2: Society and Struggle
Moderator: Ken Ip

1.  Christian Smith (Deconstruction of Language in Vincente Huidobro's Altazor) *

2.  Beatrice Kan and Melody Nguyen (Voyage in the Dark: Anna Morgan, the Product of Alterity)*

3.  Elda Hajdarovac (The Gardener and its Garden: The Internalization of Man in Friedrich Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals) *

4.  Melanie Hiepler (Beyond Lonely Starbucks Lovers: Agency and Persona in Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” Music Video)*

5.  Natalie Reid (Illegitimating Voice to Justify Violence: Othering in Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians)

B1: Alienated Communities
Moderator: Melanie Hiepler

1.  Kelsey Wilson ("Jack-in-the-Box": The Hypocrisy of Concept Boxes in Nietzsche's On Truth and Lying in a Nonmoral Sense) *

2.  Jaiden Dembo (Welcome to Purgatory: Adolfo Bioy Casares' The Invention of Morel)*

3.  Carina Yuen (The Classification of a Modernist Protagonist: Gifted Loner or Selfless Manic – Hamlet and Voyage in the Dark)

4.  Michaela (German Cabaret: Social Commentary and the film Cabaret) *

5.  Jasmin Ring (Hairspray: An Exposé of Segregation in 1960s Baltimore) *

B2: Defining Character: On the Depths of Existence
Moderator: Pardeep Barn

1.  Ken Ip (From Nietzsche's Memory of Fear to the Tragic Construction of Character through J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace) *

2.  Brigitte Malana (The Blurred Dichotomy Between "Good" and "Bad" in Hippolytos and The Sun Also Rises)

3.  Alicia Blimkie (Imagined Poetics: The Role of Writer in Exposing Reality and Reconstructing the Social Imaginary in Turkey and Iran)*

4.  Roberta McMorran (The Commodification of Interiority: Psychological Distancing and Political Divides in Vietnamese Fiction) *