The 43rd annual conference of the College English Association takes place in Richmond, VA in just a few weeks. In addition to noted essayist Scott Russell Sanders and former US Poet Laureate Rita Dove, the conference program features presentations by several Widener faculty members and two accomplished Widener English alumnae, who are also former members of the English Club. English majors Samantha Przybylowicz (’07), MA Mills College, and Jamie Gibbs (’09), MA Rutgers-Camden, have continued their study of literature in graduate school and currently teach English at the college level. Sam teaches in the Washington, D.C. area as a Visiting Professor at DeVry University, and Jamie has just started working on her PhD at the University of South Carolina, where she is a graduate teaching assistant.
The theme of the conference is “Borders,” so here’s what they and some of our faculty are working on for the conference:
Jamie Gibbs, Blurring Borders of Genre and Identity: (Generic) Otherness in Scott’s Guy Mannering
Samantha Przybylowicz, “The air swarmed with Catherines”: Catherine Earnshaw’s Multiple Identities in Wuthering Heights
Daniel Robinson, Wordsworth’s Border Lyrics
Janine Utell, Levinas’ Notebooks in Captivity: On the Border of Theory and Life Writing
Diana Vecchio, Crossing Borders, Changing Worlds