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St. Kate’s students at ACTC English Majors Conference

Each year, the English department at St. Catherine University nominates “outstanding students” for participation in the ACTC English Majors Conference. On February 19, four of those students will present at that event, hosted this time around by Macalester College.

British Literature Panel, 10:15–11:45 a.m.
Josie Madrid, “Romancing the Queer: Writing Beyond Categories in Jeanette Winterson’s Written on the Body”

Creative Writing Panel, 10:15–11:45 a.m.
Casey Warpeha, “Jaded” and “Andia and Colour”

World & Multicultural Literature Panel, 1-2:30 p.m.
Catherine Medin, “The White Locust: A Postcolonial Analysis of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart”

American Literature Panel, 1-2:30 p.m.
Ann Marie Bard, “Psychic Death and Freedom of the Self: Sethe and Paul D’s Mutual Recognition in Toni Morrison's Beloved”

“It’s a great program, and an honor for our students to participate with other majors in the five ACTC schools,” says Cecilia Konchar Farr, professor of English and Women's Studies, and chair of St. Kate’s English department.

The ACTC, the acronym for the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (Augsburg, Hamline, Macalester, St. Catherine and St. Thomas), was officially formed in 1975. It promotes the sharing and enriching of academic offerings among the five ACTC colleges.

Konchar Farr will moderate the British Literature panel in the morning. Professor Patricia Montalbano, who has coordinated this conference on behalf of St. Kate's for years, will moderate the Creative Writing speakers during the afternoon session.

The 2016 ACTC English Majors Conference runs 10 a.m.–3 p.m. in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, room 207, at Macalester College.

The St. Kate’s community is invited to attend this free conference to support our presenters!

Feb. 18, 2016 by Pauline Oo

See also: Faculty, Liberal Arts, Students