Graduate Student News

Chris DeVault
a 2004 graduate, is currently in his first year of the University of Miami's Ph.D. program.  He recently became engaged to his girlfriend of three years, Ann, on 10/28 and Ann and they are looking at a Summer 2007 wedding. 

Roopika Risam
in February of 2006  presented a paper at the "(Re)Markable Identities: Confronting, Corrupting, and Conflating Cultural Discourses" Conference at Arizona State University.

Christopher N. Warren
Christopher N. Warren, a Georgetown University MA in English, is currently completing his D.Phil. at Merton College, Oxford. He has been offered a four-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago, where he will be a Harper Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities.  Chris has also recently published an essay on Hobbes, Milton, and dissent in the Winter 2007 issue of English Literary Renaissance.  

Robyn Russo, Jennifer Didsbury, Kathryn Jett and Lindsay Dunne
formed a panel entitled,  “Representations of Working-class Women” at the Sixth Annual Washington Area Consortium Graduate Student Conference, sponsored and hosted by The George Washington University English Graduate Student Association on March 31, 2007.
 Kathryn’s paper was titled  “All Sass and No Class:  Oscar Nominated Actresses in Working-class  Roles.”  Robyn's paper was titled “You Can't Go Home Again . . . But  You Can't Come in Here, Either:  The Liminal Women of Working-Class  Texts.”  Jennifer's Presentation was called “Toward a New Myth: Bone  as a Working Class Heroine in Bastard Out of Carolina.” 

Lindsey Dunne also read a paper as part of another panel, entitled,  “Unmappable Terrain:  Shifting Conceptions of Science and Nature in  John McPhee's Atchafalaya.”

Robyn, Jennifer and Kathryn will also present the same panel at the working Class Studies Association June  14-17, 2007 at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN