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Contact: Christine Payton Oct. 21, 2003
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
The Department of English at the University of Louisisana at Lafayette will host an English Department Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in room 315 of H. L. Griffin Hall on campus.

The Symposium will feature 20-minute presentations of current research by three English departmental faculty members. They include:

• Dr. Claiborne Rice, Professor of Linguistics, will present, “Damasio’s Somatic Maker: Evidence from Lyric Poetry,” an inquiry into the role of poetic language in stimulating images in the reader’s mind.

• Dr. Dayana Stetco, Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, will present, “Wilding in the Library: American Psycho, Jacques Derrida, and the serial murder of texts,” a dialogue performed in two voices that defends American Psycho as calculated rather than gratuitous violence.

• Dr. Jennifer Vaught, Professor of Renaissance English Literature, will present, “Shakespeare in a Sitcom? Intertextual Allusions to Hamlet in Seinfeld’s ‘Junk Mail’, “ a case study of an enduring urge to assimilate references to Hamlet in widely varied American popular and commercial media.

Open discussions and an informal reception will follow the presentations. The Symposium is free and open to the public.

Document last revised Tuesday, October 21, 2003 2:47 PM

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