2008 Student Research Conference:
21st Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 am - 2:30 pm • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Registration

8:15-9:30 am • OP 2121
SESSION 6
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Religion and Literature

Presiding: Dr. Charles Breed, Professor of English

8:15

6 - 1  ZEESHAN R. RESHAMWALA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Community Facing Extinction: a Study of the End of Proselytization Among the Parsis of India

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8:30

6 - 2  ERIC O. SCOTT
Dr. Adam B. Davis, Faculty Mentor
Blood in the Best House: Holy and Unholy Space in Beowulf

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8:45

6 - 3  ELIZABETH A. KLASS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Masochism of the Faithful: A Look at Unbending Religion as Portrayed in Nadeem Aslam's Maps for Lost Lovers and Zadie Smith's White Teeth

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9:00

6 - 4  ANDREA E. CLUCK
Dr. Monica Barron, Faculty Mentor
Voodoo and Travel Dust: Religion in the Life and Literature of Zora Neale Hurston

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9:15

6 - 5  CHRISTOPHER J. PIVIROTTO
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Questioning Kelman's Critique of Stereotypes in The Satanic Verses

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9:30 - 9:45 am • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Break

9:45-10:45 am • OP 2121
SESSION 17
PAPERS: ENGLISH & RUSSIAN LITERATURE -
Literature of the Byzantine, Russian, British, and American Empires

Presiding: Dr. Martha Bartter, Professor of English

9:45

17 - 1  ERIN K. GOGGIN
Dr. Shannon Jumper, Faculty Mentor
Dostoevsky's Verbose Protagonists: an Analysis of Linguistic Domination in Notes from Underground and Crime and Punishment

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10:00

17 - 2  HARRY L. ALTHOFF♦
Dr. Alanna Preussner, Faculty Mentor
"To Live a Fool and Die a Sage": Jay Gatsby as a Warped Quixotic Hero

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10:15

17 - 3  THOMAS W. LECAQUE
Prof. Claire Peckosh, Faculty Mentor
Western Influence on Late Byzantine Literature

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10:30

17 - 4  FRANKLIN K. R. CLINE
Dr. Cole Woodcox, Faculty Mentor
(In)Fidelity in Ernest Dowson's "Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae"

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

Sharing the Experience of Science

Dr. Steven L. Snyder, Vice President of Exhibit and Program Development - The Franklin Institute


12:15-1:15 pm • SUB Georgian B
SESSION 28
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
English Roundtable

Presiding: Dr. Chett Breed, Professor of English

12:15

28 - 1  JENNIFER D. MILLER*, MAUREEN T. FOODY, ABBY L. NEIDIG, ANDREW J. LINHARES, LUKE GARDNER, LUCIA FLAIM, EMILY J. MURDOCK, SARAH K. BIGGERSTAFF, MEREDITH L. WELLS, ANDREW L. MADRAS, KIMBER J. BECKLER, HARRY O. BURSON, KEITH D. WATSON, AMIE M. KEANE, CHRISTOPHER J. MOORE, MATTHEW J. WELKER, MICHELLE R. BACHMAN, JOHN E. FAUSZ, SHANNON C. HARBAUGH, and NATHAN S. HOFFMAN
Dr. Charles Breed, Faculty Mentor
A Reading Roundtable: 20 Writers on "The Family"

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2121
SESSION 33
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Austen, Blake, Byatt, Du Bois, Sanger

Presiding: Dr. Royce Kallerud, Associate Professor of English

1:15

33 - 1  EMILY J. MURDOCK
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Margaret Sanger's Use of Eugenics and Birth Control

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1:30

33 - 2  TIFFANY D. CAESAR
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Racial and Class Bias In Du Bois' "The Souls Of Black Folk"

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1:45

33 - 3  LEIGH K. WICKELL
Dr. Royce Kallerud, Faculty Mentor
Blake's Necessary Evil: The Role of Contraries in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

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2:00

33 - 4  PAUL R. WITTE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Reconciliation Between Biography and Deconstruction in A. S. Byatt's Possession

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2:15

33 - 5  MOLLY L. MCKAY
Dr. Royce Kallerud, Faculty Mentor
Society and Self-Actualization in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2113
SESSION 34
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Poetry; Pynchon; Postcolonialism

Presiding: Dr. Robert Mielke, Professor of English

1:15

34 - 1  CAROL J. PEDERSEN
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
The Making of a Modern Ghazal

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1:30

34 - 2  MOLLY M. MCCLEERY
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
JFK and Slothrop: Pynchon's References to the Kennedys in Gravity's Rainbow

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1:45

34 - 3  MEGAN A. SCHOOR* and SARA BESSERMAN
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
The Evolution of Early Twentieth-Century Egyptian Women as Portrayed in The Cairo Trilogy

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2:00

34 - 4  ERAN FEINTUCH
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Five Poems of Yehuda Amichai (Original Translation)

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2:15

34 - 5  DAVID J. GIOVAGNOLI
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Cognitive Photography: A New Critical Analysis of Agha Shahid Ali's "Postcard from Kashmir"

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2:30 - 2:45 pm • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Break

2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2121
SESSION 47
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Contemporary Culture and Gender

Presiding: Dr. Paul Yoder, Assistant Professor English

2:45

47 - 1  DANA J. BRUXVOORT
Dr. Linda Seidel, Faculty Mentor
Fairy Tales and Gender Roles: Fantasies or Fallacies?

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3:00

47 - 2  DANIELLE E. WALL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Critical Analysis Of Child Exploitation In America

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3:15

47 - 3  GEMMICKA F. PIPER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
(Mis) Representation: African American Women in the Media

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3:30

47 - 4  ANDREW P. KINDIGER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Reality of Fear: How Hysteria has Further Dissolved U.S. Relations with the Islamic World

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2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2117
SESSION 48
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Creative Writing

Presiding: Dr. James D'Agostino, Assistant Professor of English

2:45

48 - 1  ROBERT T. TOPPING
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Matthew Ashbury

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3:00

48 - 2  JEREMY D. JONES
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Experimental Stylistic, Tone, and Form Shifts in Creative Non-Fiction

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3:15

48 - 3  ERIC O. SCOTT
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Argen the Demon: A Story in 13 Parts

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3:30

48 - 4  PHILIP J. SCHAEFER
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
BEER ME that TWINKIE

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2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2113
SESSION 49
PAPERS: ENGLISH & LINGUISTICS -
Literature, Art, and Cultural Identity

Presiding: Dr. Thomas Stewart, Associate Professor of English

2:45

49 - 1  CHRISTOPHER B. STONE
Dr. Mary Shapiro, Faculty Mentor
Spoken Soul as a Performance: An Analysis of Crash

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3:00

49 - 2  JAMES T. ESTES
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Performing Englishness and Resisting Assimilation: An Examination of the Migrant in The Satanic Verses and White Teeth

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3:15

49 - 3  ANGELA M. CARTER
Dr. Christine Harker, Faculty Mentor
Feminist Smut: A Study of Anais Nin's Erotica

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4:45 - 6:00 pm • OP Lobby
Reception


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