Gwen Girsdansky, presenter at the 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Third summer session begins
Location: SUNY Oswego
Monday, June 29, 8:19 p.m. - 8:19 p.m.
Rice Creek Ramble
Guided walk showing visitors what creatures are around, what they eat and where they live. Participants should dress for the weather and call 312-6677 the morning of the hike to check trail conditions. Program size is limited; unable to accommodate groups. An adult must accompany children. Free.
Location: Rice Creek Field Station
Saturday, July 11, 11 a.m. - noon
Men's Soccer vs. St John Fisher Scrimmage (Time TBA)
Monday, June 29, 8:18 p.m. - 8:18 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. St. Lawrence
Tuesday, Sept 1, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
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Thursday, July 16, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Harborfest Housing Available
Monday, June 29, 8:16 p.m. - 8:16 p.m.
As a writer with a strong journalism background, I'm constantly questioning the human condition. This curiosity overflows from journalism into literary studies and creative writing, and focuses my attention on identity. During the examination of the novel as a form in English 265, my first literary criticism class with Dr. Karol Cooper, I sought to explore the emergence of the tripartite identity.
"Identity is not one stagnant fixture, but rather it is put into motion by catalysts, which appear in the novel as events. These events forcibly move the narrative forward, pushing the character from one role to another through minute rhetoric. This allows the novel as a form to break down the meaning of identity by forming three distinct identities, generally universal to each protagonist, which they transition through a collective group."
At Dr. Cooper's encouragement, I submitted an abstract of the paper to the Second Annual New Critics Conference at SUNY Oneonta, and the 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Ithaca College. Both of the abstracts were accepted and Dr. Cooper taught me another aspect of theory development: presentation. We are encouraged not only to explore and apply established theories, but to take risks and create our own. Through infusion of other theories and by developing our own, it gives us respect and deeper understanding of the theory process.
The novel itself is a mirror to reality, and to suggest that events are the keystone to identity, I believe, instigates internal reflection. The novel as a form forces retrospective reflection into reality, and I hope my essay will initiate further self-investigation of motives and quests.