Three students from UTSC were selected to participate in the 2019 convention for Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. This year's convention was held from 27-30 March in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, and the conference theme was "Work in Progress."
Nicholas Marcelli presented on a panel entitled "Lyrical Responses to Religion." His paper was "Rhetorical Constructs in Blake’s 'Holy Thursday' Poems."
Aishah Cader presented on a panel about "Lyric Poetry and American Landscapes," though her paper was a Derridean reading of a Canadian poem by Kayla Czaga.
Grayson Chong presented on a creative writing panel (she read "Persephone Lost" as a contribution for "Poetic Responses to the Common Reader") as well as on postcolonial literature panel, with the paper "How to Compose Redemption Songs: Caliban and the Caribbean"
Congratulations to all three!
You can find more information about the Sigma Tau Delta convention here: www.englishconvention.org/2019/
A photo gallery of Grayson, Aishah, and Nicholas's literary adventures is here: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/engdept/gallery/mar-28-3019-sigma-tau-delta-convention-stlouis-mo