English Faculty and Student Participate in Conference–Paige Kisner Honored

MANSFIELD, PA— Three faculty and one student from the Mansfield University Department of English and World Languages participated in the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) 2016 Fall Conference on October 4-5 at Clarion University. The conference theme was “Changing Climates.”(L-R) Lynn Pifer, Brad Lint, Jimmy Guignard, Paige Kisner.At the conference award ceremony, senior English major Paige Kisner was honored as Mansfield’s Outstanding English Major. She also presented her paper, “Dominated by Discourse: Gender Identity in Winterson’s Written on the Body.”

Professor Jimmy Guignard delivered his paper, “Rhetoric, Incommensurability, and Love.”

Professor Lynn Pifer delivered her paper, “Teaching Civil Rights Literature in the Current Racial Climate; or, When David Duke Says, ‘My time has come,’ It’s Time to Revisit my Civil Rights Literature Class.”

Assistant Professor Brad Lint delivered his paper, “‘What Can(‘t) You Do with That?’ Talking to English Majors about Jimmy Guignard presents Paige Kisner as Mansfield’s Outstanding English Major. Jobs.”

Guignard chaired two panels: “Outstanding English Majors: Critical Work” and “Research in Teaching.” Pifer co-chaired a “Post-Strike, Moving Forward” roundtable discussion.

MU hosted the EAPSU Undergraduate Conference on March 31-April 1, 2016.

To learn more about studying English at Mansfield, visit mansfield.edu/english