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Duke English Undergraduate Distinction Day

Please join us Friday, April 19, for the English Department's Distinction Day, which will be a great opportunity for you to see what a completed project looks like, how creative you can get, and in how many ways you can develop your interests. There will be a Q&A at the end of each session, so you'll have the opportunity to ask questions. If you cannot make it in person, you can join via Zoom. We'll circulate a Zoom link prior to the event. 9:00 am BREAKFAST 9:15 am Nhu Bui - SPUTNIK II: THE PRICE OF PROGRESS 9:30 am Heidi Smith - Judging Books by Their Covers: Reese's Book Club and Contemporary Bookishness 9:45 am Jocelyn Chin - *title forthcoming 10:00 am Mia Malden - The Three Afterlives of Alana Loren: A Novel 10:15 am Q&A First Group 10:30 am Maddie Rubin - Committing to the Bit: The Work of Personality in the Automation Age 10:45 am Stephen Kim - The History of Western Romance in Béroul's Le Roman de Tristan, Annie Proulx's "Brokeback Mountain, and Jenny Offill's Department of Speculation 11:00 am Sita Code - The Better World of Romance Fiction 11:15 am Q&A Second Group 11:30 am Skijler Hutson - Five-Leaf Clovers: Freeways and the Los Angeles Postmodern Novel 11:45 am Angellica Villalba - Permutations of the Fall: Innocence Lost and the Paradox of Knowledge 12:00 am Marina Chen - Wide and Deep 12:15 am Q&A Third Group 12:30 am LUNCH SERVED 1:00 pm Sophie Zhu - title forthcoming 1:15 pm Milla Surjadi - Intimacy as World-Making: Modes of Female Liberation in Fiction 1:30 pm Ruby Wang - Angelus Novus 1:45 pm Nima Babajani-Feremi - After Spicer 2:00 pm Q&A Fourth Group We look forward to our seniors' presentations!


Free Food and Beverages, Humanities, Lecture/Talk