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"Trickster Literature" senior seminar presentations set for Dec. 13

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Penn State Altoona’s English degree program will present “Trickster Literature,” a series of senior seminar student presentations, on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge of the Slep Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

10:30 a.m. - Matthew Christine: “Wittman ah Sing: Tricksterism and the Creation of a New Chinese American Identity in Maxine Hong Kingston’s Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book

10:50 a.m. - Andrew Weglein: “Generational Tricksterism in David Bradley’s The Chaneysville Incident

11:10 a.m. - Gina Reale: “The Trickster of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings

11:30 a.m. - Carly Nebelski: “A Serious Trickster for Trivial People in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest

11:50 a.m. - Christopher Sickinger: “Postmodern Tricksters in Slaughterhouse-Five

12:10 p.m. - Leigh Ann Scialdone: “Tricksterism in Achieving the American Dream and Unveiling the Wealthy Upper Class in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

1:40 p.m. - Teela Tomchick: “Family Traits, Trickster, and Community: The Nanapushes in the Louise Erdrich Novels Tracks and Love Medicine

2:00 p.m. - Bridget Troupe: “Victorian Tricksterism in The Picture of Dorian Gray

2:20 p.m. - Daniel Impeciati: "A Trickster Walks Into a Gay Bar: Analyzing George A Single Man"

2:40 p.m. - Anne Maucieri: “Deceptive Detective: Trickster’s Reappearance in the Capitalist World of The Maltese Falcon

3:00 p.m. - Tyreck Fuller: “Friends Don’t Trick Friends: The Function of Trickster in Joyce Carol Oates’s Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

3:20 p.m. - Samantha Ranck: “The Game’s Afoot!: Trickster in the Sherlock Holmes Adventures Changing the World of Crime Fiction”

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