2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

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

Continental Breakfast and Conference Program Books are available in the the Magruder Hall Cyber Cafe and the Violette Hall Lobby at 7:30 a.m. Registration is not required for session attendance; the entire campus community is invited and encouraged to attend.


8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. • University Art Gallery
Juried Art Exhibition

The Student Research Conference coincides with the last day of the Annual Juried Student Exhibition. In the University Art Gallery, on the ground floor of Ophelia Parrish (OP 1114), outstanding student work will be on display in the gallery from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


8:00-9:15 • MG 1090
SESSION 102
Oral Paper -
English I

Presiding: Dr. Bob Mielke

8:00

102 - 1  BROOKE T. BARNETTE
Dr. Bob Mielke, Faculty Mentor

Mary Shelley's Plague: Reasonable or Ridiculous?

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8:15

102 - 2  DENISE V. DE LA CRUZ
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

“Must Be In Want of a Wife:” How Jane Austen’s novels Pride and Prejudice and Emma Provide a Shifting View of Marriage in Regency England

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8:30

102 - 3  AUSTIN L. STUART
Dr. Royce Kallerud, Faculty Mentor

Exploration of Genre Through Carolyn Miller and Franco Moretti

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8:45

102 - 4  KATIE ALEXANDER
Dr. Priscilla A. Riggle, Faculty Mentor

An Examination of Mary Oliver’s Poetry through a Biographical Lens

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9:00

102 - 5  DEREK FRANKLIN ♦
Dr. Bob Mielke, Faculty Mentor

Using Cognitive Theory to Illuminate the Character Darl and His Demise

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

Complimentary refreshment breaks will be held in the main lobby of Violette Hall and the Cyber Cafe of Magruder Hall from 9:15 a.m.


9:30-10:45 • MG 1000
SESSION 201
Oral Paper -
English II

Presiding: Dr. Rebecca Dierking

9:30

201 - 1  ANNA DEMOOR♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

The Multigenre Paper: The Impact of Multigenre Writing on Understanding Text and Engaging Students 

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10:00

201 - 3  SARAH CHABOT♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Dr. Summer Pennell, and Dr. Sara Day, Faculty Mentors

What Effects Student Connection to Classic Literature: Incorporating Popular Culture 

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10:15

201 - 4  KEVIN M. HART♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking and Dr. Summer Pennell, Faculty Mentors

Engaging Students With Digital Video

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9:30-10:45 • MG 1090
SESSION 202
Oral Paper -
English III

Presiding: Dr. Summer Pennell

9:45

202 - 2  KYLE J. BURRE♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Dr. Paul Yoder, and Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentors

Labeling and Agency: Crafting a Student Lead Response to Self-Perception and Identity

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10:00

202 - 3  KRISTINA M. KOHL♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Dr. Barbara Price, and Dr. Paul Yoder, Faculty Mentors

Is Taylor Swift the New Abigail Williams? A Case Study on Popular Culture and Student Engagement

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9:30-10:45 • VH 1010
SESSION 208
Oral Paper -
Communication and English

Presiding: Dr. Michelle Kleine and Dr. Donald Krause

10:00

208 - 3  MELISSA A. SLEMP
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Economy of Travel in Jane Austen Novels

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10:15

208 - 4  KEITH A. KERKEMEYER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Jane Austen: Origins of Young Adult Literature?

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

Foundations of Research: Transforming Undergraduate Skills into a Career

Abigail Orscheln Police Analyst St.Louis County Police Department


1:00-2:15 • MG 1000
SESSION 301
Oral Paper -
English IV

Presiding: Dr. Rebecca Dierking

1:15

301 - 2  KATLYN M. ASHMANN♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

Effects of Using a Three-Stage System for Peer Review

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2:00

301 - 5  PHILLIP A. DRYDEN
Dr. David Partenheimer, Faculty Mentor

In The Middle of Things--A Reading of Simplicius Simplicissimus

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1:00-2:15 • MG 1090
SESSION 302
Oral Paper  -
English V

Presiding: Dr. Barbara Price

2:00

302 - 5  ERIN M. HUTCHISON♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Faculty Mentor

Critical Literacy: Questioning Perspectives, Characters, and Morality in Of Mice and Men

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1:00-2:15 • MG 1096
SESSION 303
Oral Paper  -
English VI

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

1:00

303 - 1  MELISSA A. SLEMP
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Getting to the Point: Austen's Inclusion of Distance in Pride and PrejudiceEmma, and Northanger Abbey

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1:15

303 - 2  SAMUEL D. ANDRZEJEWSKI
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Mansfield Park and the Subtle Condemnation of Slavery

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1:30

303 - 3  SARAH K. HOLTMEYER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Jane Austen’s Satire as a Window to the English Leisure Class in Emma

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1:45

303 - 4  KEITH A. KERKEMEYER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Emma: A Parent-Produced Prodigy

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2:00

303 - 5  JARED K. DICKERMAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

The Role of Motherhood in Pride and Prejudice: A Look at Mrs Bennet

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

Complimentary refreshment breaks will be held in the main lobby of Violette Hall, the Cyber Cafe of Magruder hall and the Ophelia Parrish Lobby from 2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


2:30-3:30 • MG 1096
SESSION 403
Oral Paper  -
English VIII

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

2:30

403 - 1  MARISSA R. ALBRACHT
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Rereading Jane Austen: A Feminist Approach to Emma.

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2:45

403 - 2  ABBIE R. DONALDSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

"Invite him to dinner, but leave him to choose his own wife": An Examination of Hospitality Practices in Austen

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3:00

403 - 3  MONTANA L. CARLSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

The Strongest Bonds: Familial Relationships in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

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3:15

403 - 4  TESSA A. OLIVER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Emma: Abuses of Social Power

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2:30-3:30 • MG 2001
SESSION 404
Oral Paper  -
English IX

Presiding: Dr. Adam Davis

2:30

404 - 1  REBECCA J. CANINO
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

The Significance of Letters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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2:45

404 - 2  CLAIRE WANDREY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Jane Austen on Sisterhood in Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility 

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3:00

404 - 3  GRACE C. FODOR
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Darcy, Wickham, Bingley, Collins, Oh My! :Examining Males as Satirical Devices in Pride and Prejudice

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3:15

404 - 4  MIA P. POHLMAN♦
Dr. Adam Davis, Faculty Mentor

Origins: A Return

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3:00-4:30 • OP Performance Hall
SESSION 412
Performance Art -
Performance Art

Presiding: Dr. Patricia Mickey

4:20

412 - 5  CARTER A. DATZ♦
Dr. Mark Jennings, Faculty Mentor

late harvest wine: An Interdisciplinary Choral Project

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

A conference-wide reception will be held in the Georgian Room of the Student Union Building from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.The entire campus community is invited to attend to help honor and celebrate the scholarly and creative achievements of all students presenters and faculty mentors.



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