Thursday, 23 March 2017
ENGLISH SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE SPEAKER, 11:00-11:50am, 1060 HBLL (library auditorium)
Rachel Kirkwood, “A Fuzzy Among the Techies: Life as a Literature Grad Student in Silicon Valley”
Rachel Kirkwood received her B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Women’s Studies from BYU in 2012. She currently is a fifth-year PhD. candidate in the Department of English at Stanford University. Her research focuses primarily on post-1945 American literature, with specific interests in autobiographical fiction, literary history, and authorial celebrity. Rachel’s dissertation examines the intersection of contemporary Anglophone autofiction and genres of suspense in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.