Friday, November 16, 2012

The Submissions Are In!! Thank You Everyone For All Your Dedication and Hard Work! We Can’t Wait For February 6th, 2013!

Thank you everyone,

The submissions are in, and we received so many quality papers. So thank you everyone for your hard work and commitment. We’re looking forward to reading all the essays. All together, there were over 80 entries from the following nine schools: Cistercian Preparatory School, The Greenhill School, St. Mark’s School, The Hockaday School, Fort Worth Country Day School, All Saints’ Episcopal School of Fort Worth, Southwest Christian School, Trinity Valley School, and The Oakridge School. We couldn’t be more pleased with the turn out, so once again, thank you!!

As stated before, the colloquium will take place Wednesday morning, February 6th, 2013. Our plan is to have all papers read and evaluated in time for students to be notified of acceptance for presentation no later than January 8th, 2013. The committee of evaluators consists of faculty persons from almost all the above mentioned schools, so there will be a diversity of perspectives and opinions in the process of judging all the great work by the 80+ students who decided to submit.

Once again, we at The Oakridge School appreciate everyone’s involvement and contribution thus far, and we look forward to the conversations this February.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

-Jared Colley
Upper School Teacher
The Oakridge School

Some More Video Posts from Oakridge Students:

Here’s a couple more video postings by some Oakridge Philosophy students. The first clip is by Ben F., who is writing on the early childhood stories. Ben has taken great interest in the process of identity formation, noting how the movement from first person perspective to third person narration seems to correlate with the younger characters’ development towards more self-awareness as socially-constructed individuals. Check it out:

The next video is of Dan C. who is writing a more Montaigne-styled essay which explores the musicality of Joyce’s narrative tapestry. Dan likens Joyce’s collection to a “concept album” with recurring melodic motifs which echo, develop, and distort as the text moves from story to story. Here’s Dan’s clip:

Once again, we look forward to seeing everyone this February 2013 for the James Joyce Dubliners Colloquium at The Oakridge School. Happy Holiday!!

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