English MA’s adapt to the virtual world by hosting a virtual Colloquium

Each year the Brock University English Language and Literature Graduate Program hosts an in-person Graduate Student Colloquium for students to present their Major Research Projects. However, during this pandemic year, on April 27th, the Brock University English MA students hosted a virtual colloquium, “Open Windows, Closed Doors: A Pandemic-Based Graduate Experience.” Graduate Program Director, Gale Coskan-Johnson and Cohort, Blake Carter, Leslie Czegeny, Emily Gabet, Kostyn Petrunick, Diana Vasu and Jakob Vujovic adapted to the virtual world by successfully hosting a virtual colloquium that welcomed over 40 guests. The graduate students presented research from their Major Research Projects via PowerPoint and Prezi for guests to view upon their arrival. Guests were then able to live chat with students and discuss the MRPs in further detail. The group celebrated together, post colloquium, with a boxed lunch provided by the Department of English, CHZPLZ and GoodGrazers

The student projects are published on the English Language and Literature webpage here: 2021 English MA Colloquium  – English Language & Literature (brocku.ca)