Dominican University of California
 

Presentation or Panel Title

Zoe: A Millennial Diary

Location

Guzman 201, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-20-2017 3:35 PM

End Date

4-20-2017 4:00 PM

Department

Literature and Languages

Student Type

Undergraduate - Honors

Faculty Mentor

Amy Wong, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Zoe: A Millennial Diary is a collection of both prose and poetry that takes the form of a journal written by a young millennial woman. The collection explores the ways in which the world today influences and shapes the lives of people reaching adulthood. The word “millennial” is a buzzword in countless articles that attempt to draw conclusions about this generation, likely because millennials seem so foreign to those that have come before. In some ways that is true; the fact that advanced technology has developed alongside millennials reaching adulthood has certainly ensured that. The prevalence of and reliance upon constant communication, unlimited access to infinite information, and instant gratification have inevitably shaped millennial norms. However, millennials still navigate the same issues that young adults have for centuries. The pieces of writing included here provide a view into the life of a young woman reaching adulthood as a mimetic representation that fellow millennials can relate to and that other generations can gain understanding from. The collection focuses on her relationships with friends, family, romantic partners, and herself, as well as with the modern world that shapes those relationships.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

Import Event to Google Calendar

COinS
 
Apr 20th, 3:35 PM Apr 20th, 4:00 PM

Zoe: A Millennial Diary

Guzman 201, Dominican University of California

Zoe: A Millennial Diary is a collection of both prose and poetry that takes the form of a journal written by a young millennial woman. The collection explores the ways in which the world today influences and shapes the lives of people reaching adulthood. The word “millennial” is a buzzword in countless articles that attempt to draw conclusions about this generation, likely because millennials seem so foreign to those that have come before. In some ways that is true; the fact that advanced technology has developed alongside millennials reaching adulthood has certainly ensured that. The prevalence of and reliance upon constant communication, unlimited access to infinite information, and instant gratification have inevitably shaped millennial norms. However, millennials still navigate the same issues that young adults have for centuries. The pieces of writing included here provide a view into the life of a young woman reaching adulthood as a mimetic representation that fellow millennials can relate to and that other generations can gain understanding from. The collection focuses on her relationships with friends, family, romantic partners, and herself, as well as with the modern world that shapes those relationships.