2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 a.m. • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Atrium, South Wing of OP
Studio Art Display

8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. • University Art Gallery
Annual Juried Student Exhibit

8:00 - 9:15 • VH 1320
SESSION 107
Oral Paper -
English II

Presiding: Hena Ahmad

8:00

107 - 1  ERIN M. TWENTER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Fear the Female: A Look at Okonkwo's Need to Display Masculinity in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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8:15

107 - 2  SARAH K. BARGER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Death and Destruction: A Postcolonial Analysis of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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8:30

107 - 3  KARI A. KOLDA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
God is My Reason: The Effects of Post-Colonialism on Religion and Patriarchy in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichies Purple Hibiscus

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8:45

107 - 4  ERICA D. RAINES
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Colonial Other: A Queer Studies Approach to Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

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9:00

107 - 5  JENNIFER RILEY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Curious Hybrid Girl: Post-Colonial Literary Theory and Cultural Hybridity in Nervous Conditions

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8:00 - 9:15 • MG 1000
SESSION 108
Oral Paper -
Phi Kappa Phi Interdisciplinary

Presiding: Shirley McKamie

8:00

108 - 1  CONOR J. GEARIN
Dr. Brent Orton, Faculty Mentor
Britten’s War Requiem: Queering the Mass to Speak Against War

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8:00 - 9:15 • VH 1236
SESSION 110
Oral Paper -
English VI

Presiding: James D'Agostino

8:00

110 - 1  CAITLIN M. CAREY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
La Nepatla and the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

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8:15

110 - 2  MARISA A. GEARIN
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Blank Page: An Exploration of Poetry and Empty Space

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8:30

110 - 3  S SALEHA JAWEID
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Agha Shahid Alis The Half-Inch Himalayas: A Modernistic Bricolage in a Postmodernist Context

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8:45

110 - 4  KAYLEEN M. GREEN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
How Many Realities Do You Live In?: The Usage of Realism Inside The Shadow Lines

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9:00

110 - 5  CONOR J. GEARIN
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
The Poem as Argument: Attempts to Persuade the Reader with Image and Music

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8:00 - 9:15 • VH 1232
SESSION 111
Oral Paper -
English VII

Presiding: Alanna Preussner

8:00

111 - 1  CARLY R. WINCHELL
Dr. Royce Kallerud, Faculty Mentor
Caleb Williams: A Nihilist Perspective

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8:15

111 - 2  ANNIE E. CONNOR
Dr. Sarah Mohler, Faculty Mentor
Read Me the World: A Framework for Successful Multicultural Children's Literature

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8:30

111 - 3  MIQUELA M. TAFFA
Dr. Alanna Preussner, Faculty Mentor
The Liminal Indian: A Study of the Effects of Language on Culture

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8:45

111 - 4  ZANE T. DEZEEUW
Dr. Sarah Mohler, Faculty Mentor
Reevaluating Our Schema for the Novel: A Cognitive Analysis of "A Visit From the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan

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9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

9:30 - 10:45 • VH 1236
SESSION 202
Oral Paper -
Secondary English -- MAE Research

Presiding: Rebecca Dierking

9:30

202 - 1  ANGELA E. JOHNSON♦
Dr. Barbara Price and Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentors
Effects of Modeling on Student Composition

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9:45

202 - 2  KAYLEE R. VAN WEELDEN♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Dr. Rebecca Dierking, and Dr. Monica Barron, Faculty Mentors
Engaging Readers and Writers through E-Responding

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10:00

202 - 3  KIRSTEN E. SELF♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Dr. Barbara Price, and Prof. Dana Smith, Faculty Mentors
Making Sense of To Kill a Mockingbird: An Investigation of Multi-Sensory Workshops in the Language Arts Classroom

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10:15

202 - 4  NATALIE E. VONARX♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Dr. Barbara Price, and Dr. Adam B. Davis, Faculty Mentors
Publishing Student Writing

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9:30 - 10:45 • VH 1320
SESSION 205
Oral Paper -
English VIII

Presiding: Hena Ahmad

9:30

205 - 1  JAMILLIA E. LUNN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Debunking the Myth of "the Dark Continent": Chinua Achebe's portrayal of pre-colonial Ibo society in his novel Things Fall Apart

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9:45

205 - 2  SETH A. EMERY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Childhood Trauma as a Postcolonial Device in The God of Small Things

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10:00

205 - 3  MATTHEW L. PASSINI
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Use Your Perspective with Precision: How First-Person Perspective is Used to Explore Memory in The Shadow Lines

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10:15

205 - 4  DANIEL W. TREMAINE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Defining Family Relationships: A Queer Postcolonial Analysis of Jhumpa Lahiris The Lowland

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11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

Students as Digitally Enabled Scholars: Undergraduate Research in the Information Age

Jeffrey McClurken Chair and Professor of History and American Studies, University of Mary Washington


1:00 - 2:15 • VH 1320
SESSION 308
Oral Paper -
English III

Presiding: Hena Ahmad

1:00

1:15

308 - 2  SAMANTHA N. BENNETT
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Papa Knows Best: An Analysis of Religion in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus

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1:30

308 - 3  CORBIN A. KOTTMANN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
DNA and Destination: Diaspora and Identity in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland

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1:45

308 - 4  ABIGAYLE D. PHILLIPS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Walking the Line; Freedom and Violence in the Shadow Lines

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2:00

308 - 5  CULLEN ROOP
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The "Good Father": Deconstructing the Patriarch in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus

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1:00 - 2:15 • VH 1232
SESSION 309
Oral Paper -
English V

Presiding: Elizabeth Delmonico

1:00

309 - 1  DREW A. KOBBY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Undeniable Postcolonial Truths: Race, Class Gender in Michelle Cliff's Abeng

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1:15

309 - 2  KIANA A. ROWAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Politics of Love Letters in Assia Djebars Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade

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1:30

309 - 3  NATHAN J. SANDBOTHE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Finnegans Wake: James Joyce and His Public

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1:45

309 - 4  DOUGLAS M. TAUL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Cultural Weight of Agha Shahid Ali's "Prayer Rug"

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1:00 - 2:15 • VH 1010
SESSION 311
Oral Paper -
Interdisciplinary

Presiding: Scott Alberts

1:30

311 - 3  DREW ROBERSON
Dr. Monica Barron, Faculty Mentor
Speech and Nonsense in Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times

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2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

2:30 - 3:30 • VH 1232
SESSION 407
Oral Paper -
English I

Presiding: Elizabeth Delmonico

2:30

407 - 1  SARAH L. CHABOT
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Hardest Thing I Have Ever Done

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2:45

407 - 2  BRENDAN E. EZVAN
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Staging the Nightmare of History: "Circe" as Theater of Cruelty

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3:00

407 - 3  SABRINA M. GILLIARD
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Lines that Separate Us: Political Borders and Personal Boundaries in Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines

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3:15

407 - 4  SAVANNAH ST. AUGUSTINE
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Playing the Deck: A Study in the Fluidity of Poetry and Identity

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2:30 - 3:30 • VH 1320
SESSION 410
Oral Paper -
English IV

Presiding: Hena Ahmad

2:30

410 - 1  AUDREY A. LANE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Adichie's Purple Hibiscus: Postcolonial Individuals in the Postmodern World

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2:45

410 - 2  SEBASTIAN G. MALDONADO-VELEZ
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Canceling the Apocalypse": A Post-Colonial Study on Del Toro's "Pacific Rim"

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3:00

410 - 3  ASHLEY A. LYNCH
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Voice in Bloom: Understanding the Transformation of Kambili's Identity in Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus

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3:15

410 - 4  ADRIANA M. LONG
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Voice for the Silenced: A Feminist Examination of Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade

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3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Student Union - Georgian Room
Reception

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. • Student Union - Conference Room
Phi Kappa Phi Reception for Members Participating in the SRC and Officers Installation

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. • VH 1010
Graduate Research Symposium


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