Students present papers at international convention

Apr 1, 2010 | General News

Five Louisiana Tech students recently participated in an English honor society’s international convention held in St. Louis, Mo.
The members of the Rho Gamma Chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta honor society who presented papers were Crystal Baker, Alexandra Gaspar, and Ashlee Clark, all graduate students in English, as well as Missy Wallace, a senior English major, and Bayley Hutton, a senior English education major.
The students presented their original scholarly work, participated in chapter development workshops and attended readings by leading authors.
In a panel on film and media studies, Baker, of Arcadia, presented “Female Genital Mutilation: The Brutality of Male Dominance over Females in Ousmane Sembene’s ‘Moolaade.’” In the critical essay category, Gaspar, of Ruston, presented “Marie de France: Not a Traditional Courtly Love Writer.”
Clark, of Longview, Texas, presented “Anne Bronte’s Two-Tiered Morality in ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’” in a panel on Victorian literature.
In 19th century American literature, Wallace, of Ruston, presented “Fathering American Literature: Washington Irving’s Anxiety and Cultural Uncertainty.” In a session on world literature, Hutton, of Bossier City, presented “’The Odyssey’: A Book of Xenia.”