Welcome to the English Department’s Honors Conference for 2020-2021!

Students’ presentations about their Honors Projects are posted here (below). Enjoy them! and feel free to leave comments.

The synchronous portion of the Conference will take place on May 10, with the following schedule:

2:00-3:30 p.m. Chair: Prof. Ala Alryyes

    • Julia Krutel, “Love Me Dead: The Twin Themes of Love and Horror in Alien
    • Imran Patwary, “Lessons on Love and War: Marlowe and Fictionality”
    • Emily Ram, “Narrating the Body: An Analysis on Language, Gender and Self-Mutilation in Willow and Scars
    • Nadia Rampersaud, “The Warrior, the Scholar, and the Goddess in Wartime”

3:30-5:00 p.m. Chair: Prof. Seo-Young Chu

    • Sophia Lettieri, “Psychology Among Stressors: An Analysis of Cognition in Literature Concerning War”
    • Yisrael Shely, “700 Chapters and 7 Books of Unadulterated Fandom: A Literary Analysis as to Why”
    • Claudia Weber, “Novel Love: Urban Fantasy of The Mortal Instruments Complicates Love and War Genre”
    • Kim Wyllie, “The Decisions People Make for Love”

5:00-6:30 p.m. Chair: Prof. Fred Gardaphe

    • Christian Castro, “A Post-Colonial Commentary on the Gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John, and the Acts of the Apostles”
    • Alexa Malave, “Bite Me: A Stab at the Literary Scene and a Convoluted Critique of Slavery”
    • Raveena Nabi, “Love, War, and Politics”
    • Jonathan Welgrin, “Video Games to Literature: Roleplaying with Literature”

Register in advance for the conference at

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.