Congratulations to our Literatures of Modernity Class of 2018!
On October 10, 2018, the Literatures of Modernity MA Program celebrated the convocation of its 10th cohort! The Department of English was delighted to toast its graduates at a pre-convocation reception in the boardroom, where students, along with their family and friends, mingled with faculty and staff while enjoying party sandwiches, cake, and bubbly.
We were proud to present a number of awards at this event--recipients are photographed above (highlighted from left to right). Aesha Nananso received the Mimi Choi Essay Award for her paper “Language as Violence in Marlon James’s The Book of Night Women.” Mary Ann Matias was recognized with both the Practicum Award and the MA Award for Academic Excellence (the latter shared with Caleb de Jong, in absentia). Jillian Jenevieve Derby earned the Award for Best Major Research Paper for her study “‘Love Rages’: Emotion, Agency, and the Superpositioning of Narrative in Tours of the Black Clock.” Hadia Khan achieved the Student Leader Award.
It was wonderful to reconnect with the many students at the event, and to learn about their exciting ventures since completing their degree. Members of our talented cohort are attending law school, working at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, teaching English in Prague, and applying to PhD programs, to name just a few post-program pursuits. We wish all students tremendous success in their new and future careers.