On Saturday, December 2nd, three seniors tripped to Moravian College’s 12th Annual Moravian Medieval & Early Modern Studies Conference. The event combines English with History as schools all over Pennsylvania gather to present students’ research on various topics. This year, Julia Crozier-Christy and Giselle Horrell, both English majors, showcased their findings in the category of “Redefining Sex, Gender, and Power.” Crozier-Christy took their information from an independent study on queer theory and medieval literature and depicted it through “Transgender Realities in The Romance of Silence.” Horrell presented “Gatekeeping Lydgate,” from her research for last spring’s ENGL 315: Poetry of Protest in Late Medieval England course. Representing history was Elijah Sloat, who displayed his discoveries from his intended honors research in “A Fractured Family and Its Heirs: Seljuq Power and the ‘Sunni Revival’ in the Middle East, 1000-1200 CE.”
The conference was a success, and the participants had a wonderful experience, both showing their studies and learning more from other colleagues.