Students Present Papers at British Studies Symposium

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Publication Date: 3/25/2008

Ten Rhodes students recently made paper presentations at the sixth annual British Studies Student Symposium, hosted by Birmingham-Southern College and sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the South

Six first-year students made presentations at the symposium: Noah Black on Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines, Brent Butgereit on King Lear, Lara Wagner on nabobs in British culture, Daniel Williford on the “Rhetoric of Scientific Racism” in British literature and culture, Andrew Miller on Joyce’s Dubliners, and Will Hunt on Kipling’s Kim

Luke Archer ’08 and Joel Iwaskiewicz ’10 presented on Hamlet and King Lear, Bryan Hearn ’09 presented on J.H. Reynolds’ Peter Bell, A Lyrical Ballad, and Tracy Barnhill ’10 presented on Hamlet

All of the students except for Hearn and Iwaskiewicz have been members of the British Learning Community offered by English professor and Dean of British Studies Michael Leslie and history professor Lynn Zastoupil

Dr. Leslie and English professor Rebecca Newman accompanied the students to the symposium.  Rhodes hosted the symposium last year.