I tried to get some pictures from the students' session, but unfortunately the data projector was on for the entire time, so in each photo it looks like a gateway from another dimension is opening up right next to or behind the student.
Fortunately, though, we held a symposium here on our own campus the week before, in order to get them used to conference presentation -- and we actually got some usable images from that. The one below looks a little weird because everyone is looking at someone asking a question.
From left to right (standing), we have:
- Jessica Williams, who chaired the Troy University Language and Literature Undergraduate Symposium. She's planning to present a paper at the PCA/ACA meeting in New Orleans this spring. She's also one of my minions.
- Joel Norman, who presented a paper entitled “‘The Man in Black Fled Across the Desert…and The Gunslinger Followed’: Jungian Archetypes in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Series.” Notice, by the way, that his paper is in part about the Man in Black, a demonic figure, and he himself is dressed entirely in black.
- Eric Anderson, who presented a paper entitled “Into the Dream Oracle: Examining the Medieval Dream Vision in Troilus and Criseyde and the Harry Potter Series.” As you might expect, he was basically applying Macrobius to both texts.
- Rebecca Jordan, who presented a paper entitled “National Treasure: An American Grail Quest.” She's also one of my minions, and her entire family showed up to see her triumph.