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Symposium 25 February 2020
The February 25, 2020 symposium celebrates the release of the digital archive exhibit. The event will be hosted in the Hammond Main Lounge of Fitchburg State University from 12:30 to 3:00 pm EST.
12:00 EST / 11:00CST - Welcome from the Cormier family
12:10 EST / 11:10 CST - "Stepping into the Digital Waters: Welcome and Wayfinding"
- Introductory statements and a tour of the Cormier archive exhibit "Twisted Intimacy: Genuine Warmth and Disturbing Perversions"
12:30 EST / 11:30 CST - “Negotiating Gendered Themes in Robert Cormier’s John Fitch Newspaper Columns”
- Writing I and Honors English Composition students Gregor Goodlett, Lucinda Orne, Kay Pellerin, and Matthew Sadowski reflect on contemporary readings of the 1970s discussions of gender and language.
1:00 EST / 12:00 CST - "Twisted Intimacy: Content-Area Experts Uncover Cormier's Darker Themes"
- Deborah Stone, Kori Ryan, and Lynne Kellner discuss the topics of pedophilia, perpetrators' perspectives, and traumatic bonding.
1:30 EST / 12:30 CST - "Exploring the Physical and Digital Archives with The Chocolate War"
- Young Adult Literature students Sarah Desiderio, Paul Kariuki, Brigid McCue, Kelly Mansfield, Peter Morales-Gomez, Lauren Saunders, Nicole Snow, Courtney Soares, and Maggie Woefel share their work following archival research.
2:00 EST / 1:00 CST - Archives in the Classroom: Using Primary Source Artifacts with Students and Teachers
- Laura Baker, Annamary Consalvo, Katharine Covino, and Asher Jackson discuss the use of archives in the classroom.
2:30 EST / 1:30 CST Keynote address and Q&A with Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author-illustrator of YA graphic novel, Hey, Kiddo.
Further details on the symposium program are forthcoming.
Remote Attendance at the Symposium:
The Robert R. Muntz Library at The University of Texas at Tyler will be hosting a real-time virtual viewing of the symposium. Remote attendance is free but only a limited number of seats are available and preference will be given to classrooms or groups. Seats can be reserved by contacting Prof. Annamary Consalvo at email@example.com.