TU EGSA Conference 2017: “Dusting Off the Archives”

This past weekend, we at TU EGSA were overjoyed to have our multidisciplinary graduate conference. This year’s theme, “Dusting Off the Archives”, was chosen by our conference directors, Megan Gibson and Amy Pezelle. Events were started on Thursday October 19th with a round-table discussion regarding archival work, which featured Drs. Dennis Denisoff, Jeffrey Drouin, Laura Stevens, and Ms. Keija Parsinnen. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Emily C. Friedman of Auburn University, who spoke about her work in creating a digital archive for unpublished manuscripts written in the long 18th century. We had a number of panelists speaking on a number of topics relating to archives “in the broadest sense”, and many questions were raised regarding what we define and what we can/should do with an archive. To round off our meditation on archives, we had representatives of the academic journals working at the University of Tulsa (managing editor of the James Joyce Quarterly Dr. Carol Kealiher, Megan Gibson in her role of Book Review Editor for Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, and Carlos Acosta-Ponce to represent the Modern Journals Project) speak about the use and production of archives relating to journal work.

Special thanks to Amy and Megan for directing the conference, Drs. Jennifer Airey, Lars Engle, Randall Fuller, and Laura Stevens for helping Amy and Megan realize their vision through assistance and insight, Dr. Friedman for giving the keynote speech,  our panelists for both roundtables, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities for providing additional funding. Additionally, many of our graduate students who participated in planning the event: Lily Coleman, Seungho Lee, Steven Maulden, Chelsea Mullins, Laurel Taylor, Laura Thomas, Onyx Zhang, Dayne Riley, and Marie Sartain.

Included below are JPEG and PDF versions of the conference program.

Program Schedule


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Welcome Week Party Announcement

Hello all!

Tomorrow we’re starting orientation. In order to celebrate getting through the week and to ring in the new school year, TU EGSA will be having a Welcome Party on Friday at 6:30 pm at Elgin Park Brewery. We buy appetizers, you bring yourself (and possibly your significant other) and money for drinks.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Welcome Party Invite

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Have a Great Summer!

We’re currently on summer break.

We’ll all be back at TU for orientation in August. Although it’ll be a few months, here are some (tentative) events we look forward to early in the fall:

First, on Thursday of orientation TU EGSA plans to sponsor a coffee break at 1:30.

Second, to start our semester with a bang, we plan to have a Welcome Back party with dinner at Elgin Park Brewery the Friday after orientation. Yum!

See you then!

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Welcome Back at the Dust Bowl

Friday Aug. 19 at 6:30 EGSA will be hosting a Welcome Back/Start of the semester event at Dust Bowl Lanes and Lounge.

dust bowl

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EGSA Officers 2015 – 2016

The EGSA officers for the 2015-2016 academic year are as follows:

President: Amy Pezzelle

Vice President: Ryan Slesinger

Treasurer: Michael Dodd

Secretary: Holly Mannucci

Webmaster: Annie Paige

Event Coordinators: Eliza Killey and Helen Patterson

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EGSA Officers 2014-2015

The EGSA officers for the 2014-2015 academic year are as follows:

President: Megan Gibson

Vice President: Amy Pezzelle

Treasurer: Lindi Smith

Secretary: Holly Mannucci

Webmaster: Casie Trotter

Event Coordinators: Stewart Habig and Chris Leonard


Check back soon for updates about department and EGSA happenings for the school year!

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New TU EGSA Officers

As of July 1st, the newly elected EGSA officers take office.  

The new officers are: 

President: Lindi Smith
Vice President: Stewart Habig
Treasurer: Ryan Slesinger
Secretary: Christian Howard
Event Coordinators (2): Amelia Williamson and Megan Gibson
Webmaster: Kent Emerson

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