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Alumna to Present Graduate Thesis Honored with Award from UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: April 17, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — Jacqueline Bailey of Chippewa Falls will give a presentation on her award-winning thesis, "The Hero Must Hang: The Postcolonial Swerve and Re-Visioning of Homer's 'Odyssey' in Hanif Kureishi's 'Sammy and Rosie Get Laid,'" from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, May 1, in the President's Room of Davies Center. A discussion will follow, and all UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

Bailey earned a master's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in May 2005 and was chosen by a Graduate Council faculty committee to receive the Distinguished Master's Thesis Award in November 2005.

Associate professor of English Dr. Asha Sen, Bailey's thesis adviser, described the thesis as "…an example of the best work that is produced within the field of English literary studies." Dr. Jennifer Shaddock, also an associate professor in the English department, was her graduate program adviser.

The presentation is also open to the public.

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