Student Achievements

Erika Rothberg
Student presents at WonderCon Comics Arts Conference

Student Achievements

With mentorship from our faculty, English graduate students at LMU are encouraged to present their work at academic conferences worldwide and publish their work in peer-reviewed journals. Below are some recent student scholarly achievements.

  • 2017

    Emily Baade

    "wom•an", LA Miscellany, April 2017

    David Miller

    "hang float burn bury", Rattle, March 2017

    "The Bruised Universe", crackthespine.com, Forthcoming

    "Love Note", Cold Coffee Stand, Forthcoming

    "All Resistance Grows From The Inside", Cold Coffee Stand, Forthcoming

    "Afterwork", Cold Coffee Stand, Forthcoming

    "Seamster's Union", Cold Coffee Stand, Forthcoming

    Gardner Stevenett

    "Stepping at Woolf's 'Sweet Will': Masculinity, Mobility, and Aesthetic Subversion in Jacob's Room." Mardi Gras Conference at LSU. February 2017

    "Our Summer Would Fly", LA Miscellany, April 2017

     

  • 2016

    Megan Barnes
    "'To Choose or Not to Choose': The Success of Hysteria in Gissing's The Odd Women."

    Northeast MLA Annual Conference. March 2016.

    "'Clearing Up Cathy' -Steinbeck's Exploitation of Cain and Abel in East of Eden."

    Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. March 2016

    "'Sir Steinbeck and the Green Knight': A Re-Examination of To a God Unknown."

    International Steinbeck Conference. May 2016

    "'Little House, Big Ecology': The Ecocentric Presence in Little House in the Big Woods."

    Western Literature Association Annual Conference. September 2016

    "'He Too is Gone Down With the Water': The Violent Agency of an Ecocritical Perspective in James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans."

    Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference. November 2016

    "'Upon the Treadle of the Loom': Failed Communication and Contestable Yarn in Moby-Dick."

    Literature at Sea Conference. December 2016

    Rhetorical Arts Faculty Fellow at Loyola Marymount University

    Gabe Bitto
    "Rhetoric and Empathy in the High School English Classroom" 

    Indiana College English Association Conference, October 2016

    Alexandra Meany
    "'Timelessly speaking of change': Reading Scales of Time and Space in the Prose and Poetry of Adrienne Rich"

    Western Literature Association Conference. September 2016

    Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference. November 2016

    "'The problem of the universe revolving in me': the Chronotopological Vortex in Herman Melville's Moby Dick"

    Literature at Sea Conference. December 2016

    David Miller
    "Elegy" Rattle.com, March 2016

    "Silence" South Florida Poetry Journal, October 2016

    "Surprises!" RiseUpReview.com, December 2016

     

     

  • 2015

    Esther Dalton

    Kipling's Kim: Elegy for an Indian Childhood
    British Commonwealth Postcolonial Studies Conference. February, 2015

    Alexandra Meany

    "Establishing Power and Identity in the Third Space: Examining the Literary Work and Life of Mourning Dove"
    Western Literature Association Conference. November, 2015.

    David Miller

    "Historical Present: The Lyric According to Walt Whitman"
    ACLA National Conference. March, 2015

    Attendee of the 2015 Poetry Workshop at the Writers' Institute of Skidmore University

    “Four Poems” Palaver, Fall 2015.

    Stephanie Nicolard

    "The Anatomy of a Villain: Explorations of the Body in Othello"
    Re/Inventions 2015: Consumption CSULB. April, 2015
    Interconnections: Patterns, Pathways and Possibilities, University of Rhode Island. April, 2015

    Michael Robinson

    "Political Animals: The Awntyrs off Arthure

    "Putting the Weir Front-and-Center in McPherson's The Weir"
    Natures 2015. Serra University. February 12-13, 2015

    "Between Being(s): Phenomenologies of the Creature in Early Cultures"
    University of California, Irvine. April, 2015

    "Language as Military Assault on Identity and Memory in Friel's Translations"
    American Conference for Irish Studies. October 2015

    Yad Vashem 

    Erika Rothberg

    "Prisoner on the Hell Planet: Survivor's Guilt and Shared Trauma in Maus"
    Wondercon, Comic Arts Conference. April, 2015

    "Truly Dead Ends: Failed Journeys and Social Immobility in Flannery O'Connor's 'A Good Man Is Hard To Find' and 'The Life You Save May Be Your Own.'"
    International Gothic Association's Biennial Conference - "Gothic Migrations". July 28th - August 1 2015 

    Xiaxoue Sun

    "Teaching in a Salad Bowl: Multilingual and Multicultural Challenges in the English Classroom"
    Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media. March, 2015

    "To Go Is To Come Back: A Comparative Analysis of Wooden Fish Songs and The House on Mango Street"
    N-Determination Conference. March 13, 2015
    50th Annual Comparative Literature Conference. April, 2015
    72nd SCMLA. October 31-November 3, 2015
    A version of this paper will be published in the International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies, June 2015. 

    "Poppy and Recollection: Paul Celan's Influence on Ingeborg Bachmann"
    RMMLA. October, 2015 

    "Poppy and Memory: Darkness Spoken between Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan"
    Charles Davis Award for Outstanding Graduate Presentation. 2015 RMMLA Convention
    Accepted into UCSB's PhD in Comparative Literature Program, German Emphasis.

    Kalene VanHuss

    "Silence on the Seas: The Voiceless Perspective in Melville's Benito Cereno"
    PCA/ACA National Conference, April, 2015

  • 2014

    Justin Campbell
    Finalist for the 2014 Lascaus Prize for Short Fiction

     “Bedtime Stories”
    The Lascaux Review, Forthcoming
    African American Review, Forthcoming: 2014

    "Multiplicity of Me: On Race, Fatherhood, and James Baldwin."
    The Millions (essay here)

    Chris Chien 

     "Union of Pure with Pure Desiring": Recovering Gender Fluidity and the 'Hermaphrodite' in Milton's Paradise Lost
    68th RMMLA. October, 2014
    25th UCLA Southland Conference. May, 2014

    "Used to It" : Queer Identity, Inc. and the Politics of Resisting "Acceptance"
    86th SAMLA. November, 2014

    Joanne Do

    "Do You Believe in Magic: Examinations of Agency in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye"
    Southwest Popular and American Culture Association. February, 2014

    “Why Are You Looking At Me Like That?: Objects and Their Use in Samuel Beckett's Happy Days and Krapp's Last Tape
    PCA/ACA National Conference. April, 2014

    Hannah Dow

    "Mirror, Mirror: The Bluest Eye and the Construction of Pecola's Subjectivity"
    Trespassing(s): The University of Maryland's GEO Conference. March, 2014

    Amanda Drum

    "I Would Be I": Agency and Ideology in William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying
    112th PAMLA. October 31 - November 2 2014

    Liz Goldhammer

    "Sex, Lies, and Videotapes: Cultural Feminism's (Re)Production of Patriarchy"
    Close Encounters: Remapping Discipline through Genre. March, 2014

     "The Queer and the Creepy: Homosexual Desire in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"

    albeit, Forthcoming…

    Alex Halicki
    Crossing Thresholds: An Entry into Gothic Fiction (curator)
    William H. Hannon Library Department of Archives and Special Collections

    "'All men schall tak exampyll': The Audience and the Akedah in the Brome Abraham and Isaac"
    35th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum. April, 2014

    "The Quotative 'Be Like' and Valley Girl Identity"
    Cultural Rhetorics. October 30-November 1 2014

    Sean Hooks

    “The Soul of London is the Heart of the American Midwest,” Review
    The Journal, Spring 2014 issue

    Kathryn King

    "Gender Representation and Adaptation: Kasdan's and Tyler's The Accidental Tourist"

    "Intersections" Conference. March, 2014
    Craft Critique Culture; (Mis)Leading Conference. April, 2014

    XI International Conference on Women's Studies. April, 2014
    Gender Studies: Transatlantic Visions 11 (2014).

    "'But I Do Clean Up Real Fuckin' Pretty': True Detective and Motorcycle Subculture Representation as Spectacle and Diversion." 
    Masculinities Journal. 
    August 2014-February 2015 issue: 59-79.

    Jeffrey Nazzaro

    “Climbing That Mountain Again”
    Rind Literary Magazine, June 2014

    “Evidence”
    BareBack Magazine, September 2014

    “Chores” and "At Japan's First Citrus-Themed Park"
    Flash: The International Short-Story Magazine, October 2014

    “Brown Chicken, Brown Cow”
    Every Day Fiction, November 2014

    Michael Robinson

    Poetica Magazine: Special Issue, The Holocaust, 2014

    A First Shabbat at the Kotel

    Poetica Magazine: Fall 2014 Issue 

    Erika Rothberg

    "What the Hell to Expect When You're Expecting: An Examination of Demonic Pregnancies in Horror Literature and Film"
    Pennsylvania College English Association. October, 2014

    Noah B. Salamon

    “The Transformative Effect of Color in the Poetry of Tomas Tranströmer.”

    World Literature Today. June, 2014. Web.

  • 2013

    Elizabeth Barr
    "'Who the devil wrote that?' Intertextuality and Authorial Reputation in Georgette Heyer's Venetia
    Journal of Popular Romance Studies, Spring 2013

    Justin Campbell
    First Place Recipient of the 2013 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers

    "Blessed Are The Peacemakers." 
    34th Parallel Literary Magazine Winter 24 (2013): 44-53 

    “Excerpt from “Sitting On The Knees of Gods.”
    The Two Cities, 8 Nov. 2013 Web
    The Two Cities, 13 Sept. 2013 Web

     “Your Life Is Not Your Own” 
    The Cossack Review, Forthcoming: 2013

    “.12 Gauge”
    The Faircloth Review, 2013

    “Super Tuscan”
    The Conium Review, 2013

    “The Escort”
    The Wide Net Literary Magazine, 2011

    “Sand”
    Margins, Forthcoming…
    UK’s International Creative Writing Conference. June, 2013

    “Original Trauma: The Assumption of Unique Identities in Brick Lane 

    34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference. February, 2013
    2013 Acacia Conference. March, 2013

    Hannah Dow

    “(Dis)empowered: Virgins as Surrogates”
    6th Annual Religions in Conversation Conference. February, 2013

    Sean Hooks

    “The Art of Digression: Experimentalism and Anti-Form in J.D. Salinger's ‘Seymour: An Introduction’”
    34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference. February, 2013
    A version of this conference paper is published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, September 15, 2013 

    "Crichton's Jurassic Park Twenty Years Hence, A Reconsideration"
    Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. October, 2013

    Alisa Manzelli

    “Myrtle Wilson's Desperate Attempts for Social Acceptance in The Great Gatsby  

    34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference. February, 2013

    Courtney Pina   

    “Modernist Oppositions: How War Unites the Literature of Dos Passos and Ginsberg” 
    34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference. February, 2013
    College English Association Conference. April, 2013

    Katelyn Quinley

    “Distortions of Chastity in the House of Busyrane"
    International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought. April, 2013

    Noah B. Salamon

    “Sanctuary and other poems”
    Poetry issue of Sixfold, Fall 2013

  • 2012

    Joanne Do
    “Poe and Plagiarism: The Evolution of a Changing Attitude”
    Creativity and Authorship: Law and Changing Practice Symposium. December, 2012