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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2009
Athens, W.Va. – Four papers written by Concord University students were presented at West Virginia University’s 17th Annual Literature Symposium for Undergraduate Students held in Morgantown on February 14, 2009.
Lorien Anderson of Princeton presented her comparative analysis “The Poetic Conceptions of Anne Bradstreet and Emily Dickinson” in a session on the topic of “Writing about Writing.”
Heather Hawkins Bowen of White Sulphur Springs presented her essay “Thesis, Antithesis and Synthesis in Hard Times: The Convergence of Coketown and the Circus” in a session titled “Theses and Antitheses.”
Kevin Smith of Beckley presented his paper entitled “The Wedding Knot: Inequitable Divorce Law in Charles Dickens’ Hard Times” in a session focused on “Law and Order.”
Shawn Williams of Bluefield presented her analysis of “Sacramental Images of Communion in Percy’s Love in the Ruins, Greene’s Monsignor Quixote and Robinson’s Gilead” in a session entitled “That’s the Spirit.”
The papers presented at the Symposium were selected on the basis of a statewide writing competition sponsored by the WVU English Department and the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. Any literary paper written by an undergraduate at a West Virginia college or university during the 2008 calendar year was eligible for submission to the competition.
Thirty papers were submitted by students representing six West Virginia colleges and universities. The 18 papers selected for presentation were written by students representing Concord University, Shepherd University, West Virginia University, and Wheeling Jesuit University.
PHOTO: Students from Concord University whose literary papers were accepted included: (left to right) Lori Anderson from Princeton, Kevin Smith from Beckley, Shawn Williams from Bluefield, and Heather Hawkins Bowen from White Sulphur Springs.
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