Surprised in the Atrium
On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, the EC Building Atrium celebrated the birth of The Bard. With a cascade of balloons from the balcony and a roll-out proclaiming, "Happy Birthday Shakespeare!" the officers of the Society surprised the unsuspecting students below who gasped in amazement and laughed with delight as blue and yellow balloons floated down from above. It was the balloon swords, however, created by Prof. Diane Thurber that brought out the "for me! for me!" in everyone as students grabbed a sword and carried them into their next classes. Great job once again, English Society!
Charter Day, March 12, 2013
Members of The English Society manage a rummage sale at Charter Day
CLASS Conference, March 12, 2013
Grad Students Make Their Mark in Hawai'i
On Saturday, February 16, Leiana Naholowa'a and Tabitha Espina, two of our esteemed graduate students, shared the exciting work they’re doing in a room filled with about 25 other graduate students from all over the world. The occasion was part of the East West Center’s annual International Graduate Student Conference. 87 graduate students representing 41 universities and 24 countries, attended, presented, and networked.
Leiana and Tabitha were part of the four-member “Literary Analysis” panel, moderated by Kenneth Gofigan Kuper.
Leiana’s presentation entitled, “The Blood Mother in Chamorro Literature in Guam,” discussed her ongoing research for her thesis on female agency as explored in various historical myths of Guam, including “Sirena,” and the story of the resistance hero Matapang.
In her talk, Tabitha applied the Australian Aboriginal walkabout as a metaphor to notions of identity in Aboriginal literature in her presentation entitled, “Walkabout through Sally Morgan’s My Place.” Tabitha also fielded questions from an audience fascinated with her topic for her thesis on the literature of the Filipina diaspora to Guam.
Leiana and Tabitha also presented at the CLASS RESEARCH CONFERENCE, on Tuesday, March 12, in the College’s HSS and EC Buildings.
Biba Leiana and Tabitha! We’re proud of you!
Kenneth Gofigan Kuper (Moderator), University of Hawai'i at Manoa; Melinda Susan Smith, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa; Leiana San Agustin Naholowa'a, University of Guam; Tabitha Caser Espina, University of Guam; Hasnul Insani Djohar; Central Michigan University