Sigma Tau Delta News — The 2017 Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Convention took place in Louisville, Kentucky, from March 29 through April 1under the theme of “Recreation,” and UNC Charlotte students represented the English Department well. On Thursday, Thomas Simonson, Chelsea Moore, Sara Eudy, Kelly Brabec, and Maria Lignos presented a panel that they proposed on Recreation of African American Female Identities. On Friday morning, Carissa Wilbanks presented “Queer Utopian Potential in Literary Studies” on a panel called “Making Space for Queer Theory.” On Saturday morning (bright and early at 8 am), Thomas, Sara, Carissa, and Shelby LeClair presented papers on a roundtable that they proposed called “The Candidacy of Gender: 2016 Presidential Election,” and that afternoon Tayler Green read “Orpheus and Eurydice” on an original fiction panel at the same time that Thomas presented “Trethewey’s Reclaiming & Reimagining of Race” on a “Poets Recreating America” panel. Rachel West and Hannah Brown also represented our chapter at panels and events, which included author readings and keynotes by Marlon James and others, workshops, and the Sigma Con cosplay and literary trivia night (where our team advanced to the second round but not to the finals).
Quirky Quiz Question — Janaka Lewis and Alan Rauch are the two most recent faculty advisors for our chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. Does anybody remember who served as the faculty advisor for our chapter before Alan and Janaka took on this role?