Chutney Literary Conference
The annual Chutney Literary Conference gives undergraduates the opportunity to present creative and critical papers to an audience of their peers and the campus and local literary community. Students also have the opportunity to win awards and prizes for their efforts.
The ninth annual Chutney Literary Conference was conducted entirely on Zoom. It began on April 16, 2021, with the Melvin M. Peterson Literary Forum. Professor Emeritus of English at University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Michael Kim Roos gave a lecture titled “Written in My Soul: The Anatomy of Bob Dylan’s ‘Tangled Up in Blue.’”
The conference continued on Saturday, April 17, 2021, with four student panels. View the complete schedule.
At the end of the conference, the English department presented its 2021 awards:
- The third-place Virginia Lowell Grabill Award went to Cecilia Thon for the paper, “How does Shakespeare Examine Gender Roles in Othello?”
- The second-place Virginia Lowell Grabill Award went to Charlie Watts for the paper, “The Voiceless Lovers Left Behind: The Silent Perspectives of Calypso and Penelope.”
- The first-place Virginia Lowell Grabill Award went to Sam Wallisch for the paper, “Who is the Hero of Coriolanus?”
- The George Klinger Award for Best Academic Essay went to Victoria Martin for the essay, “The Stories We Tell: Developing the Craft of Narrative.”
- The Larry Caldwell Senior Student Award was won by Katherine Fox.
Past Speakers at Chutney
- 2019 – Edward P. Comentale – on Kurt Vonnegut
- 2018 – Cecelia Tichi – on Edith Wharton and Jack London
- 2017 – Jacqueline Briggs Martin – on Children's Literature
- 2016 – Matthew J. Bolton – on TS Eliot
- 2015 – William Hemminger – on Wallace Stevens
- 2014 – Robert Paul Lamb – on Mark Twain
- 2013 – Arthur Brown – on Stephen Crane
- 2012 – Charles Conaway – on William Shakespeare