2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 am • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 7:00 pm • University Art Gallery
BA Studio Thesis Exhibitions

8:00 - 9:15 • VH 1000
SESSION 102
Oral Paper -
English VII

Presiding: Holly Fling

8:00

102 - 1  JEREMEY W. KING
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Imitative Heteronormative Masculinity in Yukio Mishima's Confessions of a Mask

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8:15

102 - 2  RACHEL R. MERTENS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Mother as Both Caretaker and Protector: Rehana Haque's Empowerment in Tahmima Anam's A Golden Age (2007)

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8:30

102 - 3  REBECCA L. HANCOCK
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Magnitude of the Small: An Ecofeminist Analysis of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

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8:45

102 - 4  KYLE M. LEHENBAUER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Migration of Displacement: A Deconstructive Analysis of Kamila Shamsie's Burnt Shadows

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9:00

102 - 5  THERESE M. SPOLLEN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Nation and Identity in Kamila Shamsie's Burnt Shadows

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8:00 - 9:15 • MG 1096
SESSION 105
Oral Paper -
English I

Presiding: Royce Kallerud

8:00

105 - 1  MATTHEW A. SLUDER
Dr. Royce Kallerud, Faculty Mentor
Framing the Strange: An Analysis of Naturalization by Genre Cues at Work with Sherwood Anderson's "Hands"

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8:15

105 - 2  CATHERINE A. DUGGAN
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Take Off the Beer Goggles: A Rethinking of Czech Poetry

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8:30

105 - 3  RACHEL A. SPILLARS
Dr. Royce Kallerud, Faculty Mentor
The Beginning of Our Horror Obsession in Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto: Naïveté and Binary Opposition in the Gothic Sublime

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8:45

105 - 4  JOHN H. GIBBS
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
"I Could Be A Biologist In This Poem": Reexamining What Comprises Voice

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8:00 - 9:15 • VH 1228
SESSION 106
Oral Paper -
Women's and Gender Studies

Presiding: Linda Seidel

8:30

106 - 3  JOEL A. GEDERS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Descendant Without Ancestors: A Critical Analysis of Agha Shahid Ali's "Cracked Portraits" and "Snowmen."

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8:45

106 - 4  JULIE A. WIKLE
Dr. Heather Cianciola, Faculty Mentor
Ballet from a Positive Feminist Perspective

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8:00 - 9:15 • VH 1408
SESSION 109
Oral Paper -
English III

Presiding: Hena Ahmad

8:00

109 - 1  DAIVD D. WINN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
An Existential Wail

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8:15

109 - 2  GARRETT M. KELSEY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Scream of Silence: An Autobiographical/Existentialist Examination of Kenzaburo Oe's The Silent Cry

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8:30

109 - 3  NICOLE P. RENFRO
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Confessions of a Mask: Norms and Socially Constructed Gender Roles

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8:45

109 - 4  JACOB S. WADDELL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Grotesque Realism of Kenzaburo Oe's The Silent Cry

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9:00

305 - 5  MIA POHLMAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"This Cry is Foreign:" Imagery and Displacement in Agha Shahid Ali's "A Call" and "Houses"

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8:00 - 9:15 • VH 1320
SESSION 110
Oral Paper -
English IV

Presiding: Elizabeth Delmonico

8:00

110 - 1  CHARLOTTE E. MERRIGAN
Dr. Linda Seidel, Faculty Mentor
The Illusion of No Child

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8:15

110 - 2  NATHAN J. SANDBOTHE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Ghosts & Benedictions: James Joyce's The Dead

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8:30

110 - 3  BELKISA CAUSEVIC
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Bridging the Gap": The Nature of Life and Death in Jose Saramago's All the Names

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8:45

110 - 4  CALLYN N. BURGESS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Orientalism in North Africa: A Case Study of Nadine Gordimer's The Pickup

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9:00

110 - 5  SIAN M. HUMMEL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Homage to Faiz Ahmed Faiz": Agha Shahid Ali's Translation of Poetry

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8:00-9:15 • VH 1010
SESSION 113
Oral Paper -
Education

Presiding: Wendy Miner

8:15

113 - 2  JEREMY E. MAPP♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor
Comparing Reading Comprehension of Self-Selected Texts With Fourth-Grade Book Sets

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9:15 - 9:30 am • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

9:30 - 10:45 • VH 1320
SESSION 203
Oral Paper -
English II

Presiding: Sarah Mohler

9:30

203 - 1  HILARY KUNTZ
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Psychoanalyzing Ammu: A Lacanian Interpretation of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

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9:45

203 - 2  EARL JACKSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Political Analyzation of The Shadow Lines

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10:00

203 - 3  CASEY L. HENDERSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
(Re)Locating the Subject and Verb: How Graphic Elements in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis Replace and Enhance Its Linguistic Components

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10:15

203 - 4  LAURA BLUNK
Dr. Sarah Mohler, Faculty Mentor
Imagining Ahab: Reader Visualization in Moby-Dick

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10:30

203 - 5  ERIN L. GRUENEBERG
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Kept in the Shadows: A Postcolonial/Disability Reading of Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day

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9:30 - 10:45 • VH 1408
SESSION 212
Oral Paper -
English V

Presiding: Hena Ahmad

9:30

212 - 1  BRANDON M. CARTER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello: A Comparative Analysis of Agha Shahid Ali's "Vacating an Apartment "and "The Previous Occupant"

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9:45

212 - 2  ASHLEY M. ADAMS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Lingual Hierarchy: An Analysis of Language Use in Postmodern Indian Literature

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10:00

212 - 3  MADELINE J. WATSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"A Psychoanalytic Reading of Yukio Mishima's Confessions of a Mask"

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10:15

212 - 4  TARA DONELSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Conflicting Identities in Burnt Shadows

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10:30

212 - 5  LAWRENCE K. LUO
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
When Religion, Culture and Castes Clash

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11:00 am - 12:15 pm • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

Eugenics in 20th Century America: The Kirksville Connection

David Micklos, Executive Director, Dolan DNA Learning Center


1:00 - 2:15 • VH 1000
SESSION 302
Oral Paper -
Secondary English MAE Intern Research

Presiding: Barbara Price

1:00

302 - 1  SHANNON K. KELLEY♦
Dr. Robert Martin and Dr. Barbara Price, Faculty Mentors
The Effects of Class Drafting Time on Student Writing

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1:20

302 - 2  KAYLA N. JUNGERMANN♦
Dr. Barbara Price and Dr. Robert Martin, Faculty Mentors
Effects of Combining Foundational Grammar Instruction with Inclusion Strategies on Student Writing

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1:40

302 - 3  EMILY J. ADKINSON♦
Dr. Robert Martin, Faculty Mentor
The Effect of Kinesthetic Activities on Vocabulary Acquisition

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2:00

302 - 4  JULIANNA K. TAYLOR♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Faculty Mentor
Paradigm Shift in the Secondary English Classroom: What Literacy Educators Should Be Doing

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1:00 - 2:15 • VH 1228
SESSION 307
Oral Paper -
African-American Studies

Presiding: Bob Mielke

1:30

307 - 3  ASHLEY N. BUTNER
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Reexamining the Bad: A Historical Perspective on the Pro-Plantation Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar

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1:45

307 - 4  SUSAN M. HORAK
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Worshiping Shirley Temple:" An African American, Feminist Criticism of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

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2:00

307 - 5  STEPHANIE R. SCHAEFER
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Beauty and Propaganda: W.E.B Du Bois, Abel Meeropol, James Weldon Johnson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar

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1:00 - 2:15 • VH 1408
SESSION 312
Oral Paper -
English IX

Presiding: Hena Ahmad

1:00

312 - 1  AMY N. SALLWASSER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Questioning the Traditional Role of Motherhood in Tahmima Anam's A Golden Age

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1:15

312 - 2  MADELINE J. WATSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"A Feminist Reading of Kamila Shamsie's Burnt Shadows"

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1:30

312 - 3  ANN N. RICE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Feminist Approach to Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day

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1:45

312 - 4  ANDREW W. GAGLIO
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Shadows of History: A Feminist Critique of Agha Shahid Ali's "Snowmen" and "Story of a Silence"

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2:00

408 - 5  ELIZABETH A. MARTCHINK
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Postcolonial Feminist Analysis of Tahmima Anam's A Golden Age

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2:15 - 2:30 pm • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

2:30 - 3:30 • VH 1000
SESSION 405
Oral Paper -
Secondary English MAE Intern Research

Presiding: Barbara Price

2:30

405 - 1  MARGARET K. VARTY♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Faculty Mentor
The Effect of Practice on the Quality of Research Writing

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3:10

405 - 3  ASHLEY S. KLEINSORGE♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Faculty Mentor
The Effect of Text-based Journal Prompts on Student Journal Completion

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2:30 - 3:30 • VH 1408
SESSION 408
Oral Paper -
English VIII

Presiding: Hena Ahmad

2:30

408 - 1  KOREY A. KIMBALL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Feminist Reading of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children

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2:45

408 - 2  HANNAH RACKERS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Cutting Up History to Suit Yourself: Saleem Sinai's Unreliable Narration in Midnight's Children

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3:00

408 - 3  DEANNA M. LEIBER
Dr. Christine Harker, Faculty Mentor
"Giants' Work": Interpreting The Ruin

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2:30 - 3:30 • VH 1228
SESSION 410
Oral Paper -
English VI

Presiding: Danielle Schieber

2:30

410 - 1  AMELIA M. ADAMS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A New Day on Midnight's Children: Postcolonial Influences from Great Britain to India

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2:45

410 - 2  MEREDITH N. RUPP
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Obtained in Translation: A Sociolinguistic Exploration of the Indian English in Midnight's Children

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3:00

410 - 3  SARAH H. ANDREWS-WEISS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Burnt Shadows: Unity and Division Combined (A Deconstructionist Approach)

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3:15

410 - 4  KELSEY E. MCGOVERN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Remembering the Past: A Psychoanalytical Analysis of The Half-Inch Himalayas

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2:30 - 3:30 • VH 1324
SESSION 412
Oral Paper -
Language and Lore

Presiding: Rebecca Harrison

2:30

412 - 1  LAURA A. WELLINGTON
Dr. Priscilla Riggle, Faculty Mentor
Oh Frank? He's a Dragon: An Exploration of the Formation of Folk Groups Through Role-Playing Games

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2:30-3:30 pm • Ruth W. Towne Museum & Visitors Center
Opening Reception Art History

3:30 - 4:30 pm • Student Union - Georgian Room
Reception


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