Schedule of Events - Festival of Scholars
English Capstone Presentations (Session I)
Monday, April 25, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Swenson Center 101 (and Zoom)
Graduating seniors from English 480, English Major Capstone Colloquium, will be presenting short presentations from their posted video presentations, followed by conversation with faculty and guests.
A Little to the Left
Riley Civerolo Douglas
The Bloodletting of Cocytus
Redefining Bereavement: Dissecting the Journey
Grief is dumbfounding in its ability to stain the fabric of our existences, and contains a vast spectrum of grieving experiences that far surpass Kübler-Ross’ five stages. Through both scholarly and creative sources, there may be an opportunity to dig hands-on in discovering what creates the grieving process. This opens up questions on creating the perspective of the griever. What makes up grief? What attachments force a persisting closeness to grief? What does society perceive grief as?
More importantly, what comes next? What is the suggested goal of a person who has experienced and lives within the confinement of bereavement? Through the idea of “positive psychology” and a deeper understanding of identity and attachments to lost loved ones, we may suggest a path to moving forward for bereaved individuals.
So, with this project, I wish to leave a suggestion for society to welcome grief into their lives in a positive light, and hope to normalize bereavement in order to forge a healthy path towards healing after loss.
Dr. Jim Bond
Dust and Moonlight
The Importance of Black Coming-of-Age Novels for Adolescents