04.11.13 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Fireside Lounge
Anna Fildes’s project examines gender and power dynamics in narrative
reimaginings of fairy tales in ABC’s Once Upon A Time. She will use a combination of
communication, literary analysis and gender theories to explore why the new versions
presented in the show are being created now, and what impacts they may have on our
Bernard Widell discusses Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s The River Between and Buchi Emecheta’s
The Rape of Shavi which both tell tales of sons – Waiyaki in The River Between and Asogba
in The Rape of Shavi – who have responsibility passed down to/thrusted upon them from
their fathers, that neither are able to successfully uphold.
Anthony Prescott’s project examines Ishmael (from Moby Dick) as a product of
romanticism, specifically looking at how Melville shapes his character implicitly through
the stories Ishmael tells throughout the novel.