2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 am - 2:30 pm • Pickler Memorial Library Lobby
Registration

8:15-9:30 am • OP 2113
SESSION 2
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Creativity

Presiding: Dr. Marc Rice, Associate Professor of Music

8:15

2 - 1  ERIN M. NEUMAN
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Sketch Poems: Exercises of a Bittersweet Nature

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8:30

2 - 2  LEIA P. WILSON
Dr. James D'Agostino, Dr. Linda Seidel, Dr. Bridget Thomas, and Dr. Scott Alberts, Faculty Mentors
Preface to Chapter 3: Spectral Theory, Quantum Choice

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8:15-9:30 am • OP 2115
SESSION 5
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Creative Writing

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

8:15

5 - 1  SHANNON C. HARBAUGH
Dr. Charles Breed, Faculty Mentor
January 1st 2006: An experiment on transcending the barrier of perspective within non-fiction

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8:30

5 - 2  SHAWN M. BODDEN
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Formal Functions: Experiments in Poetic Structure

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8:45

5 - 3  KATHERINE E. JENNINGS
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Building the Homeplace: The Influences of Galvin, White, and O'Brien on My Creative Nonfiction

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9:00

5 - 4  ARTHUR D. GREGG
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Shaping Meaning Through Sound: 'That You Might Bond to Me, Covalently'

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9:15

5 - 5  KYLE A. OESCH
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
The World That Is Handed to Us

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8:15-9:30 am • OP 2117
SESSION 14
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Victorian and Romantic Literature

Presiding: Dr. Patricia Gately, Professor of English

8:15

14 - 1  ZEESHAN R. RESHAMWALA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Ozymandias: Shelley's Warning Against Tyrannical Hubris

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8:30

14 - 2  TAMMY L. GRAVES♦
Dr. Patricia Gately, Faculty Mentor
An Exploration of Primogeniture in Jane Austen Novels

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8:45

14 - 3  MEGAN E. BURIK
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Feminist Criticism of Edmund Burke's and William Godwin's Views of Society

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9:00

14 - 4  SHANNON M. TANNER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Becoming Elizabeth: Jane Austen's Self-Portrayal in Pride and Prejudice

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9:15

14 - 5  MATTHEW K. OHS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
John Keats' Hyperion as a Rejection of Scientific Thought: A New Historicist Interpretation

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

9:45-10:45 am • OP 2117
SESSION 19
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Cinema, Song, and the Psychology of Solitude

Presiding: Harry Althoff, MA Candidate in English

9:45

19 - 1  MOLLY M. MCCLEERY
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Style, Morality, and Inconclusiveness in Godard's Breathless

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10:00

19 - 2  PAUL R. WITTE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Psychology of Solitude in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude

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10:15

19 - 3  KARA M. BOLLINGER
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Mise-en-scène in Stagecoach: Dallas' Newly Embraced Freedom

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10:30

19 - 4  EMI E. GRIESS
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Traditional Forms, New Voices: Poetry Expressing Unique Religious Musical Practices

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9:45-10:30 am • VH 1320
SESSION 20
PAPERS: EDUCATION -
Education II

Presiding: Michelle Gaasch, Graduate Student in Education

9:45

20 - 1  WHITNEY M. WILHELM♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Faculty Mentor
Is Journaling Effective in the High School English Classroom?

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9:45-10:45 am • OP 2121
SESSION 25
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Investigating Naguib Mahfouz

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad, Professor of English

9:45

25 - 1  DANIELLE L. SCHIEBER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Finding Equilibrium in A Fine Balance: Understanding and Overcoming Society Through Friendship

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10:00

25 - 2  ELIZABETH A. BRAMON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"T-r-a-g-e-d-y": Social Portraiture in Naguib Mahfouz's Midaq Alley

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10:15

25 - 3  KEVIN D. COWLING
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Light and Dark Worlds: The Struggle Between Old and New in Midaq Alley

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10:30

25 - 4  SAMANTHA C. GHORMLEY
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Intertwined Shadows and a Symbolic Mourner: Investigating the Narrative Similarities and Dogmatic Differences Between Naguib Mahfouz and Charles Dickens

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

Unwrapping the Dead: Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Dr. Salima Ikram, Professor of Egyptology, American University in Cairo


12:15-1:15 pm • SUB Alumni Room
SESSION 30
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Family: Creative Nonfiction Readings

Presiding: Rebecca L. Coleman and Jessica Elledge

12:15

30 - 1  REBECCA L. COLEMAN*, SHANNON GALLAHER, AARON RAZAVI, JESSIE ELLEDGE, EMILY MEYER, EMILY R. SJORGREN, ANDREW MCQUINN, CHARLOTTE KEENAN, MARGARET HOOPER, ELIZABETH ZERKEL, LAINA MEUTH, DIANE MCGINNIS, NICOLE CORDER, AMANDA HERZBERG, LAURA ROBINSON, SAMANTHA DEVER, JENNIFER LEWIS, JOHN GAROFALO, LIZ NASIR, and BRENNA MCDERMOTT
Dr. Charles Breed, Faculty Mentor
Family: Creative Nonfiction Readings

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2210
SESSION 34
PAPERS: ART -
Art

Presiding: Prof. John Bohac, Professor of Art

1:45

34 - 3  RAYMOND C. HOLMES
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
A Ham in America

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2121
SESSION 37
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Exploring Assia Djebar's Fantasia

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad, Professor of English

1:15

37 - 1  EMILY A. WARD
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Breaking the Silence: A Feminist Postcolonial View of Assia Djebar's Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade

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1:30

37 - 2  DAVID J. GIOVAGNOLI
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Postcolonial Look at Assia Djebar's Feminism in Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade

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1:45

37 - 3  AVA K. CICHOCK
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Autobiography in the Enemy's Language": An Examination of Assia Djebar’s Use of French in Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade

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2:00

37 - 4  MONICA J. MORREY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Between-Two-Languages": Validation and Liberation in Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade

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2:15

37 - 5  EMILY E. WALKER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
An Examination of Postcolonial Feminism in Assia Djebar's Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2113
SESSION 43
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Music, Theatre, and Creative Arts

Presiding: Dr. Cole Woodcox, Professor of English

2:15

43 - 5  JOHN H. HITZEL
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
The Joker told the Batman, "You Complete Me": Yin / Yang and the Roles of Hero and Villain in The Dark Knight

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2117
SESSION 44
PAPERS: LINGUISTICS -
Linguistics

Presiding: Dr. Sally Cook, Associate Professor of Linguistics

1:15

44 - 1  ASHLEE STODDARD
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
Gender-Based Differences in Color Naming Lexicons

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

2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2111
SESSION 48
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Phi Kappa Phi Interdisciplinary Section II

Presiding: Mrs. Shirley McKamie, Instructor of Music

3:30

48 - 4  GEMMICKA F. PIPER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Black Nationalism from the Home Front: Creating a Space for the Expression of both the Black and Female Selves

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3:45

48 - 5  LEIA P. WILSON
Dr. Cole Woodcox, Faculty Mentor
Designing for QUEER(ability): Writing On Walls

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2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2113
SESSION 49
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Interdisciplinary Studies

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad, Associate Professor of English

2:45

49 - 1  JOHN P. MCDONOUGH
Dr. Robert Mielke and Prof. Joe Nedelec, Faculty Mentors
The Agnewian Strain of Marceldom in Proust's The Captive & The Fugitive

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3:45

49 - 5  ANDREW P. KINDIGER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Reevaluating A True Conception of the Middle East: Creating a New Projection of a Diverse Landscape

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2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2117
SESSION 53
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
American Literature and Pedagogy

Presiding: Deana Judah, MA Candidate in English

2:45

53 - 1  SHANNON C. HARBAUGH
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Fitzhughian Ideology: Implications and Embodiment in Literature

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3:00

53 - 2  SUZANNE N. RUSSELL
Dr. Alanna Preussner, Faculty Mentor
Trapped the Wallpaper as a Good Sport: Performative Gender Constructions from Gilman to Parker

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3:15

53 - 3  GRANT A. KLING
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
The Will to Power and Henry James: A Nietzschean reading and character study of The Awkward Age

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4:45 - 5:45 pm • Pickler Memorial Library Gallery, Room 104
Reception


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