2015 Student Research Conference:
28th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

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

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

8:00-9:15  • MG 1000
SESSION 101
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH I

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

8:00

101 - 1  ALYSSA L. AUBUCHON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Contrapuntal Analysis of Season of Migration to the North

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8:15

101 - 2  JANAE E. FRITZE♦
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Postcolonial Critique of Tayeb Salih's "Season of Migration to the North"

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8:30

101 - 3  BRYAN A. LIMING
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Do You Feel Like a Hero Yet?": A Deconstruction of the Military Shooter in Spec Ops: The Line

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8:45

101 - 4  MATTHEW T. DADE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"A Man Chooses, a Slave Obeys": A Moral Criticism of Free Will in Bioshock

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9:00

101 - 5  LEVI R. LAPPIN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"The World Forgetting By The World Forgot": A Psychoanalytical Criticism of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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8:00-9:15  • VH 1010
SESSION 102
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH II

Presiding: Kevin Manley

8:00

102 - 1  JARED D. RICHARDS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Samurai Against the West: Conflicting Ideals Represented in Yukio Mishima's Spring Snow

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8:15

102 - 2  MEGAN C. SHARMAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Loss and Longing in Poems Found in Agha Shahid Ali's The Half-Inch Himalayas

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8:30

102 - 3  ALEXANDER M. STRADAL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Phenomenology of Suffering in Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment

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8:45

102 - 4  ANTONIO B. GOMEZ DOGGETT
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Perceptions of Monstrosity in Richard III

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9:00

102 - 5  CARLIE Z. HOLCOMBE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Longing for a Honey Dewed Past": An Existentialist Analysis of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel

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8:00-9:15  • VH 1224
SESSION 103
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH III

Presiding: Dr. Alanna Preussner

8:00

103 - 1  JOSHUA WELLS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Racism Doesn't Exist": Satirizing Unaddressed Racial Conflicts in American Dear White People

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8:15

103 - 2  MACKENZIE R. PERRON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Motherhood in Kyung-Sook Shin's Please Look After Mom

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8:30

103 - 3  WILLIAM S. CAMPBELL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Quixotic Antihero in New Orleans: The Idealist's Role in Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces

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8:45

103 - 4  ELLEN A. THIBODEAU
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Ladies of Maycomb: A Feminist Criticism of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

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9:00

103 - 5  CHRISTINE D. BRISTER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Neither/Nor": Transcending Good and Evil in Terry Pratchett's and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens

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8:00-9:15 • MG 2001
SESSION 107
ORAL PAPER -
BIOLOGY I

Presiding: Dr. Elisabeth Hooper

9:00

107 - 5  ALYSSA M. NAES
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Sickle Cell Anemia from Genetic Mutation

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8:00-9:15  • MG 1098
SESSION 115
ORAL PAPER -
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

Presiding: Stephen Shapiro

8:00

115 - 1  JACOB R. HURST
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
The Sundays of Satin-Legs Smith: a Close Reading

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8:45-9:15  • MG 1098
SESSION 117
ORAL PAPER -
ASIAN STUDIES

Presiding: Stephen Shapiro

8:45

117 - 1  CHELSEA A. MCCOY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Ignorance is Blissfully Painless to Your Mental Health: A Psychiatric Analysis of Stones of the Wall

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

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

Pollen: More than Something to Sneeze at

JEFFREY M. OSBORN Dean of the School of Science and Professor of Biology at The College of New Jersey


11:00 - 12:15  • MG 1000
SESSION 201
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH IV

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

11:00

201 - 1  SARAH K. HICKS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Tangibility of the Ephemeral: A Psychoanalytical Look at The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in Print and on Screen

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11:15

201 - 2  MEGAN E. BRYDE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Hamida as Allegory in Naguib Mahfouz's Midaq Alley

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11:30

201 - 3  MARGARET A. STORMES
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Motherhood as Identity in Kyung-sook Shin's Please Look After Mom

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11:45

201 - 4  JACQUELYN I. HOWELL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Teriyaki vs. Takoyaki: Yukio Mishima's View of Westernization in Japan in Spring Snow

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11:00 - 12:15  • VH 1010
SESSION 202
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH V

Presiding: Keving Manley

11:00

202 - 1  JARED K. DICKERMAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
An Analysis of Agha Shahid Ali's "Cracked Portraits" and "Snowmen" in The Half-Inch Himalayas

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11:15

202 - 2  OLIVIA R. MUEGGE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Familial Roles as a Post-Structuralist Device in Please Look After Mom

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11:30

202 - 3  ALEXANDRA E. MOORE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Im Not Racist, But...": An Examination of Colonial Racism in Kamila Shamsies A God in Every Stone

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11:45

202 - 4  EVAN T. CIONI
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Marxist Criticism of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

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12:00

202 - 5  MARIA G. TABOADA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Living Under the Colonial Thumb: The Portrayal of the Individual in A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie

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11:00 - 12:15  • VH 1224
SESSION 203
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH VI

Presiding: Dr. Charles Boughton

11:00

203 - 1  MARGARET C. FRANKLIN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Class Politics in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

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11:15

203 - 2  JOSHUA WELLS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Looking at War through the Enemy's Eyes": Reading Dang Thuy Trams Last Night I Dreamed of Peace

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11:30

203 - 3  STEPHANIE R. FORTSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Freud Analysis of Yukio Mishima's Spring Snow

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11:45

203 - 4  HANNAH A. BARTEE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"The Madness of India's Partition": Reading Saadat Hasan Manto's "Toba Tek Singh"

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12:00

203 - 5  PRIYANKA PRABHU
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Art of Deception: A Study of Othello's Iago

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11:00 - 12:15  • MG 1098
SESSION 204
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH XVI

Presiding: Dr. Mary Shapiro

11:00

204 - 1  SAMUEL W. STEWART
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Destined Collapse of the Moor: a Study of Othello

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11:15

204 - 2  IKEOLU E. OLADIPO
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"The Handkerchief Made Me Do It": An Examination of Othello's Motives.

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11:30

204 - 3  MARISA A. GEARIN
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Paper Voices: Exploring the Role of Typefaces in Poetry

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11:45

204 - 4  ELODIE HROMOCKYJ
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Power in Henry V: The Intentions that Drive King Henry's Leadership

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12:00 - 12:15  • MG 1090
SESSION 214
ORAL PAPER -
DISABILITY AND SOCIETY

Presiding: Dr. Debra Cartwright

12:00

214 - 1  REBECCA M. HUTSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Restrictions in Sport for Deaf Teenagers

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1:00-2:15 • MG 1000
SESSION 301
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH VII

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

1:00

301 - 1  GARRETT BRADLEY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Sanity of Insanity: A psychoanalytic critique of the Savage and the Civilized in Brave New World

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1:15

301 - 2  CAILIN I. RILEY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Other Rooms, Other Blunders": Examining Daniyal Mueenuddin's Illustration of the Pakistani Feudal System

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1:30

301 - 3  MONICA R. FICKESS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Deteriorating King: The Fracturing of Hearts and Psyche in King Lear

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1:45

301 - 4  MATT BARKOFSKE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Richard III: Historical Interpretation or Political Dramatization?

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2:00

301 - 5  CORIN E. HOKE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Descent into Madness: A Psychoanalytical Examination of the Narrator in Poe's "The Black Cat"

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1010
SESSION 302
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH VIII

Presiding: Dr. Elizabeth Delmonico

1:00

302 - 1  KATARINA L. RERICHA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Kate's Submission in The Taming of the Shrew

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1:15

302 - 2  RACHEL M. DAVIS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Friend, Foe, or Fool? : Exploring Twelfth Night's Feste in Film and Theatre

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1:30

302 - 3  CAROLYN A. TICKTIN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Two Sides of the Same Story: An Exploration of King Lear's Two Families

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1:45

302 - 4  CALVIN N. PHAM
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Katherine and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew

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2:00

302 - 5  EVAN T. CIONI
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Oil and Dehumanization: A Post-Colonial Criticism of Abdelrahman Munif's Cities of Salt

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1224
SESSION 303
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH VIX

Presiding: Dr. Royce Kallerud

1:00

303 - 1  ALEXANDER HOADLEY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"A Meaningful Life and Death": A Phenomenological Look at Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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1:15

303 - 2  JULIANNE L. DWORAK
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Hiding in Plain Sight: Symbolism in King Lear

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1:30

303 - 3  ANTHONY S. SMOTHERMAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
CLASS DISCRIMINATION in AMERICA'S EDUCATION SYSTEM

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1:45

303 - 4  JESSE R. DINKINS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Limits of Power and the Abuses of Authority in King Henry V

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2:00

303 - 5  SYDNIE C. RUSSIAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Oblivion and Religion in King Lear

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1:00-2:15 • MG 1098
SESSION 304
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH X

Presiding: Dr. Sarah Mohler

1:00

304 - 1  ABIGAIL R. DONALDSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Shrewd as Serpents and Innocent as Doves: Persuasive Tactics of Speech in King Richard III

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1:15

304 - 2  JAMIE N. DUNCAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night: Malvolio's Ambitious Folly

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1:30

304 - 3  KEANE C. HARRIS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Aspects of The Astral": A Phenomenological Approach to Robert Bruce's Astral Dynamics

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1:45

304 - 4  EMILY L. STOGSDILL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Complexity of Iago in Othello

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2:00

304 - 5  ANTONIO B. GOMEZ DOGGETT
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Trading Tyrants for Tyrants: Reading Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

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

2:30-3:30 • MG 1000
SESSION 401
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH XI

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

2:30

401 - 1  EMILY N. STOBBE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Look at Hamida Through Feminist and Marxist Lenses in Naguib Mahfouz's Midaq Alley

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2:45

401 - 2  COURTNEY L. SHANNON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Minola Family Feud: Decoding Family Dynamics in The Taming of the Shrew

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3:00

401 - 3  AMBERLAIN L. NIELSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Stripping of a King: The Dichotomy of Superficiality and Substance in King Lear

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3:15

401 - 4  PAUL C. MOE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Remnants of the Revolution: the Effects of the Cultural Revolution in Stones of the Wall

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1010
SESSION 402
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH XII

Presiding: Dr. Elizabeth Delmonico

2:30

402 - 1  JOHN T. BROOKS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Nostalgia for Experiences in The Half-Inch Himalayas

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2:45

402 - 2  ZACHARY D. MAPEL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Innate and Biological Idolization of Othello in Othello

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3:00

402 - 3  MAEVE A. GROGAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Personality of Richard III

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3:15

402 - 4  ETHAN M. TROWER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Let Me Fix You": A Look at The Taming of the Shrew and How it's Reflected in Popular Culture

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1224
SESSION 403
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH XIII

Presiding: Dr. Heather Cianciola

2:30

403 - 1  KATIE S. LUCARZ
Dr. Heather Cianciola, Faculty Mentor
From Once Upon A Time Until Now: Exploring Fairy Tale History through the Disney Immersive Experience

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2:45

403 - 2  RICKY L. HOPKINS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Orsino's and Olivia's Self-Centered View of Love: A Look at Twelfth Night

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3:00

403 - 3  ALEXANDER C. MOELLERING
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Defining and Defying Gender Roles in Mahasweta Devis Giribala

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3:15

403 - 4  QUINN M. MARS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Humanity's Struggle Against Annihilation: Archetypes of Good and Evil in Tolkien's Return of the King

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1328
SESSION 404
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH XIV

Presiding: Dr. David Partenheimer

2:30

404 - 1  MARA E. STEWART
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Queering Olivia and Cesario: Homoeroticism in Twelfth Night

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2:45

404 - 2  KRISTEN M. GREIF
Dr. David Partenheimer, Faculty Mentor
A Grimm Realization: The Danger of Over-Analyzing Fairy Tales

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3:00

404 - 3  ANNIE J. SCHAEFFER
Dr. David Partenheimer, Faculty Mentor
Perceptions of Reality: Imagination and Symbolism in Romantic Literary Fairy Tales

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3:15

404 - 4  MAGGIE T. WELLS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Tribute To Gothic Anti-Feminism: Matthew Lewis's "The Monk"

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2:30-3:30 • OP 2210
SESSION 405
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH XV

Presiding: Dr. Royce Kallerud

2:30

405 - 1  GARRETT BRADLEY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Sanity of Insanity: A Psychoanalytical Critique of the Savage and the Civilized in Brave New World

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2:45

405 - 2  NASREEN AMAANATH
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Exercise: A Neglected Activity

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3:00

405 - 3  ALAN J. SMITH
Dr. Royce Kallerud, Faculty Mentor
Milton Foster Wallace: How Cognitive Stylistics Bridges the Gap Between Poetry and Prose Analysis

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3:15

405 - 4  STEPHEN P. PLASSMEYER
Dr. Royce Kallerud, Faculty Mentor
The Marriage of Style and Sociocognitive Complexity in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

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2:30-3:30 • MG 2050
SESSION 406
ORAL PAPER -
WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES

Presiding: Hayden Wilsey

2:30

406 - 1  UMMEKULSOOM ARIF
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Female Genital Mutilation - A Personal Perspective

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2:45

406 - 2  KENDALL A. MITCHEM
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Feminism in a Racist Society: Rejecting Societal Norms in the film The Help

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3:30-4:30 • GEO-SUB
SESSION P-8
POSTER -
INTERDISCIPLINARY

P-8 - 1

REBECCA L. ROGERS
Dr. James A. Padfield, Faculty Mentor
Attack of the Windmills: The Decision Making Process of Don Quixote

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

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


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