Presentation Schedule

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Session One - Main Hall Room 104
9:15am-9:45am Aleisha Barton (2015 Harrison Award Winner) "‘Fuchsia Lipstick’: The Domestication of Lee  Krasner in Post-War Criticism"
9:45am-10:15am Angela Butler Shadows in the Museum Space: Exhibiting Indonesian Shadow Puppetry

Will Fraser

Ann Hamilton and her Sound Sculpture in lignum : A Deep Listening
Faculty Moderator - Professor Ben Tilghman


Session Two - Main Hall Room 104
11:00am-11:30am Lucy Brown Special Education: The Rights and Representation of Ethnic Minority Students
11:30am-12:00pm Katie Schumacher Deciding Whether to Speak Out Against LGBT Discrimination: The Social Factors that Influence Stepping Up
Faculty Moderator - Professor Beth Haines


Session One - Main Hall Room 201
9:15am-9:45am Annie Penner Rewriting Robert: An Alternative View of Robert Lincoln
9:45am-10:15am Catherine Bentley Confronting the Multifaceted Faces of Loreta Velazquez: Cuban Female Immigrant, White Male Confederate Soldier
10:15am-10:45am Fabian Sivnert The Devil is in the Details: Explaining the Electoral Success of the Sweden Democrats  
Faculty Moderator - Professor Jake Frederick


Session Two - Main Hall Room 201 (presentations in Spanish)
11:00am-11:30am Kyle Labak J.K: Violence as a Baroque Burla in The Mountain-woman of La Vera
11:30am-12:00pm Megan DeCleene Reshaping Masculinity: An analysis of film genre and its role in the exploration of masculine identities
Faculty Moderator - Professor Madera Allan


Session One - Main Hall Room 211
9:15am-9:45am Lia Golden-Byrd Monster in the Making: Violating the Definition of Value in Defoe’s Roxana
9:45am-10:15am Elena Stabile A Monstrous System: The Dichotomy of Femininity and Economic Viability in Roxana and The Beggar’s Opera

Terese Swords

Daniel Defoe’s Literary Economies: The Shifting Role of Narrative Uncertainty, Speculation, and Providence in Robinson Crusoe and Roxana.
Faculty Moderator - Professor Celia Barnes


Session Two - Main Hall Room 211
11:00am-11:30am Alexander Lanouette Ring Around the Porphyry: Eunuchs and Gender at the Byzantine Court
11:30am-12:00pm Fiona Blythe Masterton “A Strange Sort of Woman”: The Political Advantage of Queen Elizabeth I’s Unique Gender Identity

Micayla Hutton

Patch Boxes: A Study in Female Autonomy in 18th Century England
Faculty Moderators - Professor Paul Cohen


Session One - Main Hall Room 216
9:15am-9:45am Abigail Kosberg Harmless or Insidious? The Inception of German Colonial Identity and its Affects on German Children’s Literature
9:45am-10:15am Sarah Bonoff Blitz aus heiterm Himmel: Doppelgänger and the Illusion of Gender Equality in the GDR

Haedyn Smith

The Model German Man: The Development of Masculinity in Heimatfilm
Faculty Moderator - Professor Alison Guenther-Pal


Session Two - Main Hall Room 216
11:00am-11:30am Anna Kosmach Transgressing the Binary: Disney Villains and the Threat of Marginalized Power
11:30am-12:00pm Amanda Bourbonais Revitalizing the Narrative: Rethinking Austen Adaptation through The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Hannah Klawes

“The living bird is not its labeled bones.” Incomplete Self in Margaret Atwood’s Blind Assassin
Faculty Moderator - Professor Tim Spurgin


Session One - Main Hall Room 401

9:15am-9:45am Mackenzie Rech Mary Wollstonecraft Through the Ages: A Paratextual Analysis
9:45am-10:15am Neal Bauer Paratext and Commercial Viability in Benjamin Martin’s Micrographia Nova
10:15am-10:45am Lucy Wallitsch Benjy, Lennie, and Laura: Eugenics and Cognitively Disabled Characters in American Modernist Literature
Faculty Moderator - Professor Garth Bond


Session Two - Main Hall Room 401

11:00am-11:30am Tony Smith Refugees: Who are they, where are they coming from, and where are they going?
11:30am-12:00pm Jisu Park Negotiating Divine Intervention: The Role of Churches in North Korean Refugees’ Freedom and Security
12:00pm-12:30pm Katherine Ling Increasing Access to Potable Water in Sierra Leone: The role of national and local governance
Faculty Moderator - Professor Ameya Balsekar


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