Thursday, March 23, 2017  |  noon–1:20p  |  Kuykendall 410 Becoming Batman: Dean Trippe’s Something Terrible and the Subversion of Masculine Narratives of Suffering Presenter: Nicole Kurashige In this talk, I claim that Something Terrible re-tools the traditionally “macho” superhero subgenre to subvert dominant narratives of masculinity. In challenging the norms, it creates a “safe space”…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017  |  11:30a  |  Moore Hall 258 Dynamics of Language Contact in China: Ethnolinguistic Diversity and Variation in Yunnan Katie Gao, Linguistics Chair: Katie Drager The study of language contact epitomizes the dynamics of language as a system of human communication. The competing linguistic forces at work when speakers of different language…

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Monday, March 20, 2017  |  1p  |  Moore Hall 102 Now Long Ago: Anachronism in Contemporary and Edo Japanese Literature Christopher Smith, EALL Chair: Dr. Joel Cohn What is going on in a work a fiction when a samurai uses a cell phone? Anachronisms (things out of their time) such as this are certainly funny,…

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