The Works-In-Progress Series provides an interactive forum in which faculty and students share and respond to projects at various stages of completion. Events begin with 5-10 minutes from a participant and respondent, followed by open discussion. The series aims to enrich the intellectual life of the department, to provide a forum for faculty and advanced graduate students to share their work, and to encourage new and enhanced interactions between faculty members and graduate students. It is sponsored by the Graduate English Advisory Committee and coordinated by the Works-in-Progress chairs. Papers are pre-circulated.