From February 26 – March 1, students and a faculty member from Barry’s Department of English and Foreign Languages were honored with having their papers accepted at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Savannah, Ga. Barry’s representatives included students Dianna Bellian, Yulia Nekrashevich, and Enrique Alvarado; faculty co-sponsor, Lillian Schanfield, Ph.D., professor of English, organized the roundtable discussion entitled, “Language and Logic in Lewis B. Carroll's ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.’”
Their papers focused on Carroll’s mastery of language in his works “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.” Their research explored the myriad interpretations of the Alice stories and how they are depicted in contemporary pop-culture.
Additionally, the chapter’s literary journal, “What Oft Was Thought,” earned second place for the 2013-2014 Sigma Tau Delta Outstanding Literary Arts Journal award.
Sigma Tau Delta was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University. The organization’s central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.
For more information on Sigma Tau Delta, visit the Sigma Tau Delta website or the Department of English and Foreign Language’s student organization page, or contact Dr. Lillian Schanfield or Dr. Andrea Greenbaum.