Presentation Schedule

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Session One - Main Hall Room 201
9:15am-9:45am Kerstin Brolsma The Feminist Movements in Contemporary Sweden and China: How the Official Political Spheres Concurrently Assist and Jeopardize Gender Equality
9:45am-10:15am Rhys Kuzdas The Russian Diaspora’s Effect on National Identity in Kazakhstan: Constructing a Conceptual Model

Vahaken Mouradian

National Identity in the Market: Reflections on the Jamaican Tourism Industry
Faculty Moderator - Professor Ameya Balsekar


Session Two - Main Hall Room 201
11:00am-11:30am August Geise The ISIS Crisis: How Western Perceptions Shape the Discussion of Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State
11:30am-12:00pm Anna Bolgrien Demographics and Pro-natal Policy in the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation

Eli Massey
(2014 Harrison Award Winner)

Moving Beyond the Zapatista Uprising: Alternative Participatory Modes of Organizing
Faculty Moderator - Professor Celia Barnes


Session One - Main Hall Room 211
9:15am-9:45am Adriane Melchert The Fairy Woman: Loie Fuller and the Female Experience at the Turn of the Century
(La femme et la fée: Loïe Fuller et l’expérience féminine à la fin-de- siècle)
9:45am-10:15am Abigail Cahill Cinematic Paradoxes: Ambiguities in Three Films of the Occupation
(Paradoxes filmiques: L’Ambiguïté dans trois films de l’Occupation)
10:15am-10:45am Stephanie Parmentier The Feminist Foundations in the Novels Truismes and Clèves
by Marie Darrieussecq
(Les fondations féministes dans Truismes et Clèves de Marie Darrieussecq)
Faculty Moderator - Professor Eilene Hoft-March


Session Two - Main Hall Room 211
11:00am-11:30am Andrea Kahlow Drama in Reality: South Korean and Japanese Dramas and their Insight into Society and Culture
11:30am-12:00pm Natalie Kelly The Fujoshi Resistance: Subversion in Boys Love Manga and Fandom Culture

Yifat Levenstein

Eating Attitudes and Behavior: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Faculty Moderator - Professor Brenda Jenike


Session One - Main Hall Room 216
9:15am-9:45am Clee McCracken Charlie Rutlage Reconsidered
9:45am-10:15am Allison Brooks- Conrad Does the Song Remain the Same? Brahms’ G Major Violin Sonata Op. 78 and the 19th Century Debate on the Nature of Music

Eli Edelman

Effects of the 1959 Cuban Revolution on the Oral Batá Tradition
Faculty Moderator - Professor Erica Scheinberg


Session Two - Main Hall Room 216
11:00am-11:30am Bryan Cebulski “Waking Up Without My Penis is My Worst Nightmare”: Masculinity in the Post-Reagan Parody Film
11:30am-12:00pm Morgan Gray Holding Out for a Hero: The Postfeminist Heroines of 1980s Fantasy Filmslla Baker: Exploring the Woman Behind the Activist: The Impasse of Independence and Identity

Jenna Lindsey

Ella Baker: Exploring the Woman Behind the Activist: The Impasse of Independence and Identity
Faculty Moderators - Professor Jerald Podair


Session One - Main Hall Room 401
9:15am-9:45am Marie Jeruc Building an American Identity with Landscape in Longfellow’s The Song of Hiawatha
9:45am-10:15am Lucy Wallitsch The Visionary and Linguistic Construction of “The Greatest Poem”: Nation-Building in Whitman’s 1855 Leaves of Grass

Allison Juda

Jane Austen’s Liminal Heroine:
Pride and Prejudice
Faculty Moderator - Professor Timothy Spurgin


Session Two - Main Hall Room 401
11:00am-11:30am Christopher Harrity The Smithy of Stephen’s Soul: Performing Irish Identity in James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
11:30am-12:00pm Stephanie Popik Observable Identity in Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina

Sarah Axtell

Fictionalized Truth: Ambiguous Images in German Graphic Novels
(Fiktionalisierte Wahrheit: rätselhafte Bilder in deutschen Graphic Novels)
Faculty Moderator - Professor Karen Hoffmann


Session One - Main Hall Room 404

9:15am-9:45am Kyle Dockery What Eadwine Drew from Utrecht: A Comparison of Two Psalters
9:45am-10:15am Emma Wandro La Vera Pohl’s Selective History of American Art


Faculty Moderator - Professor Carol Lawton


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