The English Undergraduate Colloquium

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Past Colloquiums


Fourth Annual Colloquium: March 2, 2023

Introduction: "If We Are Not To Die: Finding Softness at the Intersection of Politics and Literary Study"

Khira Hickbottom, Tulane University, B.A. English & Africana Studies '23

Text of Hickbottom's Introduction 

Keynote: "Reading for Camp: Extravagance Within Constraint"

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Dr. Chris Eng, Washington University, St. Louis

Student Panelists:

Holly Fortner- Tulane University, B.A. English and Psychology & Early Childhood Education '24

Aanya Kapoor- Tulane University, B.A. English, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Sociology '24

Sawyer Liner- Tulane University, B.A. English and Physics '23

Kyle Nguyen- Tulane University, B.A. English and Economics '25


Third Annual Colloquium: March 21, 2022

 Orrin C. Evans & the Golden Age of Comics


Fabiana Lacau, Tulane University B.A. English and Political Science '21, M.A. English '22

Text of Lacau's Introduction

Keynote: All-New, All-Negro: Orrin C. Evans & The Golden Age of Comics

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Qiana Whitted, University of South Carolina

Student Panelists: 


Second Annual Colloquium: October 22, 2018

Poster for 2018 Colloquium

Keynote: Ugly Histories: What Literary Study Can Teach Us about the History of Sexual Violence in America

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Greta LaFleur, Yale University

Student Panelists (Moderated by Prof. Z'étoile Imma):

Swati Parashar- Tulane University- B.A. English and Political Science ’18, J.D. ’22

Caroline Tweedie- Tulane University- B.A. English and Digital Media Production ’20, M.A. English ’22

Margaret Munthali- Tulane University- B.A. English and Communication ’19

Samantha Woods- Tulane University- B.A. English and Philosophy ‘18


First Annual Colloquium: 

Introduction: "Out From Behind the Mask"

Rebecca Mark- Rutgers University, Previously Tulane University

Text of Mark's Introduction

Keynote: “(An)Other Shakespeare: National Borders and Latinx Belonging"

Rubin Espinosa, The University of Texas, El Paso

Student Panelists:

Rada Kuznestsova- Tulane University, B.A. English and Art History ’17

Lucas Macha- Tulane University, B.A. English ’17

Ericka Sanchez- Tulane University, B.A. English, French, and International Development ’18

Daniel Seiler- Tulane University, B.A. English and Biology ’20 

Avery Wether- Tulane University, B.A. English ‘18