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English Day

English Day celebrates the accomplishments of senior English majors at the College of Charleston. Participants are nominated by a professor for their work in a College of Charleston English course.

The 26th annual English Day celebration was held on April 13, 2018 with twenty-eight English majors participating. Students presented scholarly papers from their Bachelor’s Essays, Independent Studies, and advanced literature courses alongside students who read creative works from their Creative Writing capstones.

English Day Student Presenters:

Sigrid Johannes “The Double Bind of Homosociality and Homosexuality: Oscar Wilde’s Queering of Homosexual Tragedy”
Wilson Ford “G.K. Chesterton: The Modern Mystic”
Percy Haas "Trans* Inclusivity in Narrative Video Game Design."
Will Allen “Taken by the Extraterrestrial: The Cultural History and Psychology of Alien Abduction and Its Impacts on Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five”
Rachel Park “Political Propaganda: Literature of Anti-Slavery Campaigners”
Jalen Brooks-Knoepfle “Steinbeck, Social Unrest, and Heroes”
Brooke Thomas “Dorian Gray as a Commentary on Paterian Philosophy: Simulation, Heterotopia, and the Uncanny Double”
Elizabeth Torpey "Oscar Wilde's Symbolist Salomé: Defying the Conventional Femme Fatale" 
Sophie Naughton “Disguised Criminality in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
Erin Davis “Forbidden Love: The Truth Behind the Romance of Clare and Brian in Nella Larsen’s Passing (1929)”
Tynishia Brown “Langston Hughes and Crisis magazine”
Rachel Simmons “Radical of the Romantic Era: A Snapshot of the Times of William Hone”
Billy Best “Dreams Into Visions: The Evolution of the Dream Vision in Natural Born Killers”
Sarah Reynolds “Man Vs. Wild: Animal Transformation in Medieval Literature”
Elizabeth Bowles “‘Where There’s Life There’s Hope’: The Ethics of Fantasy as Seen in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien”