Devon Hodges Delivers 2011-2012 Scholar's Lecture

Sharing and Owning: Gertrude Stein's Collaborative Writing

by Christine Hernandez

Devon Hodges Delivers 2011-2012 Scholar's Lecture

Faculty, students, and staff associated with the program came together on the evening of November 8, 2011 to hear the 2011-2012 Scholar's Lecture.

The evening began with a dinner reception for attendees and a presentation of the Rising Scholar Award.  Each graduate student nominated for the award was highlighted and acknowledged for the positive contributions they have made during their study.  Marisa Allison, doctoral student in Sociology and graduate certificate student in Women and Gender Studies, was announced the inaugural winner of the award.

Marisa Allison was selected as the 2011-2012 Rising Scholar based on her exceptional research, teaching background, presentation experience, and unwavering dedication to the program.  Marisa was an an advocate for the formation and continuation of the Women's Graduate School Survivor Hour and is the graduate representative on the Women and Gender Studies executive committee.  Marisa was noted as an excellent role model in the community and a promising scholar in the field.

Following the awards and announcements portion of the evening, Devon Hodges delivered the lecture entitled, "Sharing and Owning: Getrude Stein's Collaborative Writing."  The lecture explored one of the many aspects of Getrude Stein's collaborative work; her collaborative writing, including both intertextual collaboration and the more intimate influence of Alice Toklac, her long-time partner, on Stein's compositional practices.