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Streamlines Schedule

Opening Session:
8:45 - 9:00

Welcome to Streamlines and Opening Remarks

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Session 1:
9:00 - 10:15

Far from the Femme Fatale: Representations of Women and Power in the Spy Text
(Genre Studies)

Moderator: Blake Westerlund

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  • Killing Eve: Igniting Powerful Women, Challenged Gender Structures, and the Desire to Kill - Tara Willox, UW Eau Claire
  • The Trap of Visibility & the Power of Surveillance in William
    Boyd’s Restless
    - Jenna Mielke, UW Eau Claire
  • The Thrill of Vera Kelly - Hayley Jacobson, UW Eau Claire
Nature and Nightmares
(Creative Writing I)

Moderator: Matt Muilenburg

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  • Retelling The Hour of Start By Clare Lispector - Emily Rudie, University of St. Thomas
  • Thalassaphobic Nightmares and Sunken City - Myra Meyer, Waldorf University
  • Environmental Poetry - Madina Tuhbatullina, Waldorf University
  • Broken Limbs: Poems of Trauma and Nature - Sierra Earle, Mount Mercy University
International Images
(Literary Analysis I)

Moderator: Jeannine Pitas

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  • A Director, Not a Puppeteer - Emma Johnson, U of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • “Where is Our Purpose Now?” How Moscow’s Gentleman becomes a Man of Intent - Anna Fisher, Benedictine U
  • Roman Holiday and Anastasia: Social Class and Identity in 1950s Film - Lauren Hildum, Hiram College
  • The Irony of Godhood - Luke Bentz, Baylor U

Session 2:
10:30 - 11:45

Explorations in Nonfiction
(Creative Writing II)

Moderator: Jessica Schreyer

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  • A Godless Child - Victoria Welter, U of St. Thomas
  • What is the Point of All This? - Izzy Iliff, U of St. Thomas
  • World of Peace - Cassie Ales, U of St. Thomas
Vampires and Identity
(Literary Analysis II)

Moderator: Michele McKinlay

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  • Dracula’s Existential Crisis - Myra Meyer, Waldorf U
  • Blood and Queer Relationships in Dracula - Gretchen Burnette, Waldorf U
  • Normalization and Acceptance in The Gilda Stories - Michelle Flores, U of St. Thomas
Diverse Perspectives on British Literature
(Literary Analysis III)

Moderator: Jon Barz

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  • Death and Humor in Mary Kingsley’s Travels in West Africa - Kenneth Dantes, Elmhurst U,
  • The Female Utopia through Mary Astell’s A Serious Proposal to the Ladies and Thomas Moore’s Utopia - Emily Rudie, U of St. Thomas
  • Noble Savages and Warrior Maids: Sir Satyrane and Political Philosophy in The Faerie Queen - Luke Bentz, U of Mary Hardin-Baylor


Keynote Address
12:00 - 12:50

What's English, Spanish and Liberal Arts Got to Do With It?: Lesson Learning Across Two Centuries
Ann Pelelo

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Ann Pelelo is Professor of English and Chair of the Society, Culture and Discourse department at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. In addition, over the past several years she has contributed her writing skills to various projects for the Educational Testing Service and has served as a member of the Peer Corps for the Higher Learning Commission. Her academic background in English and Spanish has fed both her professional and personal lives as she has traveled extensively with both her students and her family to Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Session 3:
1:10 - 2:00

Critical Approaches to Toni Morrison
(Literary Analysis IV)

Moderator: Steve Bellomy

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  • All That Glitters: Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon - Hannah Holst, Clarke U
  • "Anything dead coming back to life hurts": Pain and
    Storytelling in Toni Morrison’s Beloved
    - Emily Boge, Clarke U
  • The Scapegoating of Sula Peace - Sierra Earle, Mount Mercy U
American Illusions
(Literary Analysis V)

Moderator: Michele McKinlay

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  • In Defense of Veda Pierce: Family Dynamics and the American Dream in Michael Curtiz’s Mildred Pierce - Lauren Hildum, Hiram College
  • Hawthorne’s Mesmerism in Society - Kathrynn Smith, Wichita State U
  • “The Yellow Wallpaper”: Overcoming Oppression
    Through Paper
    - Emily Smith, Clarke U
Poetic Expressions
(Creative Writing III)

Moderator: Andrew Jones

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  • Surving - Katrina Owensby, U of Dubuque
  • A Look Into My Soul - Rasharra Smith, U of Dubuque
  • Sing Along and Joyriding - Beatrice Ogeh, U of St. Thomas
  • My Version of Starry Night - Kaylyn LeGrand, Clarke U

Closing Session:

Conference Closing Remarks

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