SIP Series: Adrienne Siegenthaler and Jamison Shimmel

Growing up in Cullman, Alabama, English major Adrienne Siegenthaler understands how true to life the snake-handling, charismatic characters of Flannery O’Connor’s fiction can be.  She also sympathizes with O’Connor’s bemused yet appreciative attitude toward churches where the “gospel is the crazy, shocking, and unbelievable.” This theme became the crux of her 10 minute SIP presentation Thursday, March 19th.   

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Senior SIP Series: Zach Plating and Aften Whitmore

Senior English major Zach Plating is an aficionado of the graphic novel, and particularly appreciates  the medium’s ability to relay difficult themes through both visual and literary art.  For his SIP, the English major is analyzing how personal growth and identity are portrayed in “autographies,” or autobiographical graphic novels.

 

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