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

Presiding: Linda Seidel

8:00

106 - 1  CORINNE E. SCHWARZ
Dr. Linda Seidel, Faculty Mentor
"It's Hard Being a Loving Mother": John Waters and the Carnival of Motherhood

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8:15

106 - 2  MATTHEW J. PIETROFERE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Monster or Freakshow": Queering the Demons Within Chuck Palahniuk's Invisible Monsters

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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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9:00

106 - 5  MATTHEW J. PIETROFERE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Behind the Eyes: A Queer Analysis of Yukio Mishima's Confessions of a Mask

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8:00 - 9:15 • OP 2117
SESSION 108
Oral Paper -
Music I

Presiding: Michael Bump

8:15

108 - 2  HARRY C. HACKEL *♦ and DUSTIN C. PALMER♦
Dr. Michael Bump, Faculty Mentor
Circumstances for Success: A Case Study of a Successful Female Drum Set Player

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8:00 - 9:15 • OP 2210
SESSION 114
Oral Paper -
Art History

Presiding: Julia DeLancey

8:00

114 - 1  AMY M. HALL
Dr. Julia DeLancey and Dr. Sara Orel, Faculty Mentors
The Modern Muse: Women in the Work of Gustav Klimt

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8:30

114 - 3  REBECCA A. PURSLEY
Dr. Julia DeLancey, Dr. Sara Orel, and Dr. Heather Cianciola, Faculty Mentors
Frida Kahlo: Mexicanidad y Mujeres

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

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 1228
SESSION 307
Oral Paper -
African-American Studies

Presiding: Bob Mielke

1:15

307 - 2  MICHAELA N. LABARBERA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Race and Class Politics: The Portrayal of African American Women in The Help

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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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1:00 - 2:15 • VH 1236
SESSION 309
Oral Paper -
History Senior Seminar III

Presiding: Kathryn Brammall

1:00

309 - 1  MELISSA W. KAPITAN
Dr. Kathryn Brammall, Faculty Mentor
Female Homoeroticism in the Middle Ages

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

Presiding: Hena Ahmad

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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1:00 - 2:45 • VH 1010
SESSION 315
Oral Paper -
Communication

Presiding: Jay Self

1:30

315 - 3  YABRELL O. NEWMAN
Dr. Kristi Scholten, Faculty Mentor
Seeking the Truth in the Mediated Battlfield

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

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

Presiding: Rebecca Harrison

3:15

412 - 4  DAVID J. GIOVAGNOLI
Dr. Rebecca Harrison and Prof. Alex Tetlak, Faculty Mentors
Echoes of Sapphic Voices: Masculine Constructions in the Catullan Corpus

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

3:30 - 4:30 • Georgian Room - SUB
SESSION P-900
Poster -
Women's and Gender Studies

P-900 - 1

MICHAEL L. HOLMES
Dr. Huping Ling, Faculty Mentor
Asian American Women in Academia

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


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