2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Language & Literature

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 am - 2:30 pm • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Registration

8:15-9:30 am • VH 1304
SESSION 4
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Trends in Language

Presiding: Dr. Sally Cook, Associate Professor of Linguistics

8:15

4 - 1  FARAH MAHLAOUI♦
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
Creating Languages: A Close Look At Nadsat In A Clockwork Orange By Anthony Burgess

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8:30

4 - 2  DANIEL D. COATE♦
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
Politeness in Sartre's Huis clos: scene V

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8:45

4 - 3  TODD L. KUHNS♦
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
Trends in Email Formallity Across Age Groups

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9:00

4 - 4  CRYSTAL L. BUFFALOE♦
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
Fox News Live and CNN News Live: Is It What They Say or How They Say It?

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9:15

4 - 5  ANDREW J. KRAMER♦
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
Grammar: Where Are We Now?

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1320
SESSION 5
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Middle English and More!

Presiding: Dr. Christine Harker, Associate Professor of English

8:15

5 - 1  ANDREA L. WALDROP
Dr. Christine Harker, Faculty Mentor
A Middle English Geoffrey of Franconia: A Dialectal Analysis

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8:30

5 - 2  SARAH N. BIRMAN
Dr. Betsy Delmonico, Faculty Mentor
Space and Time in Three Works by Amitav Ghosh

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8:45

5 - 3  KATIE E. MONAGHAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
T.S. Eliot's Sardonic Love Song Challenges Desolate Society

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9:00

5 - 4  JACQUELINE M. TOSSPON
Dr. Christine Harker, Faculty Mentor
Readdressing the Question of Unferth

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9:15

5 - 5  STEVEN J. BERMUDEZ
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Isolationism, Living Death, and Emily Grierson

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8:45-9:30 am • VH 1408
SESSION 6
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Performances in Literature

Presiding: Dr. Royce Kallerud, Associate Professor of English

8:45

6 - 1  SYDNEY C. YOUNG
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Playing With Revision”: Exploring the Connections Between Run Lola Run and Dance

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9:00

6 - 2  KATIE A. BOES
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Lucia: The Role of an Empowered Woman in Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions"

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9:15

6 - 3  ANDREW M. WARNER
Dr. Betsy Delmonico, Faculty Mentor
From Helen Keller to Saddam Hussein: Offensive Humor as Folklore

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9:30 - 9:45 am • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Break

9:45-10:45 am • VH 1304
SESSION 21
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Mythology

Presiding: Dr. Bridget Thomas, Associate Professor of English

9:45

21 - 1  ELLEN E. O'LEARY
Dr. Bridget Thomas and Dr. Clifton Kreps, Faculty Mentors
Revenge of the Poet: Ovid Critiques Augustus through Myth

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10:00

21 - 2  JOSHUA M. JONES
Dr. Clifton Kreps, Faculty Mentor
“Calumnia”: An Analysis of Female Trickster Figures in Ancient Greek Literature

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10:15

21 - 3  CASSANDRA J. RUNGE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Unexpected Connections of Poetry and Mythology: Examining A Nostalgist's Map of America by Agha Shahid Ali

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10:30

21 - 4  JACQUELINE A. JONES
Dr. Bridget Thomas and Dr. Clifton Kreps, Faculty Mentors
Altered Fulfillment: Ovid’s Treatment of the Familiar in Myth

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1320
SESSION 22
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Feminist Themes in Postcolonial Literature

Presiding: Dr. Martha Bartter, Professor of English

9:45

22 - 1  SHANNON A. DAMERY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Solitary Strength: Maiguru as a Powerful Figure in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions

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10:00

22 - 2  NEIL V. BALES
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Postcolonial Study of the Universalisms and Imperialism in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea

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10:15

22 - 3  JILL M. STEENSGARD
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Beginning of the Independent African Woman: Altering Female Roles in Ama Ata Aidoo's Changes

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10:30

22 - 4  ANNIE E. SCHIPPERS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Dirt as Power: Resistance to Patriarchy and Colonialism in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions

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9:45-10:45 am • OP 2111
SESSION 23
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Language and Culture

Presiding: Dr. Thomas Capuano, Professor of Foreign Language

9:45

23 - 1  RAYMOND G. FEILNER, JR.
Dr. Thomas M. Capuano, Faculty Mentor
Lexicography's Obstacles: A Closer Look at an Old Spanish Translation of Fibonacci

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10:00

23 - 2  CHRISTOPHER R. STEFFE
Dr. Thomas M. Capuano, Faculty Mentor
A Presentation of MS Additional 23002

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10:15

23 - 3  MARSHALL F. EDWARDS
Dr. Thomas M. Capuano, Faculty Mentor
The Lyrics of Brazilian Capoeira: Tradition, Values, and Culture

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

Naomi Shihab Nye, Acclaimed Poet, Essayist, and Teacher


1:15-1:45 pm • OP 2302, Black Box Theatre
SESSION 35
PERFORMANCES: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Poetry and Dance (Joint session with Session 36)

Presiding: Mr. Mark Spitzer, Assistant Professor of English

1:15

35 - 1  PERRIN C. CARRELL
Prof. Mark Spitzer, Faculty Mentor
"Bean Soup" and Other Poems

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1:30

35 - 2  MICHAEL J. DERBY
Prof. Mark Spitzer, Faculty Mentor
"A Cremation for Kansas" and Other Poems

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1304
SESSION 37
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
More Postcolonial-Feminist Connections

Presiding: Dr. Linda Seidel, Professor of English

1:15

37 - 1  SAMUEL N. EDEH
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Rights of women and the girl child - the Nigerian perspective

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1:30

37 - 2  IFEANYI J. ELECHI
Dr. Linda Seidel, Faculty Mentor
African Women and Empire:The Untold Story of Colonialism

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1:45

37 - 3  MATTHEW J. WELKER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Social and Economic Control over Women in 19th Century Western Society as Portrayed in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea

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2:00

37 - 4  MEAGHAN E. QUINLY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Gender-Stratification of Marriage and Its Stifling Influence on Woman's Potential as Presented in Ama Ata Aidoo's Changes: A Love Story

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2:15

37 - 5  JOHN H. HITZEL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
More Than Half a Century Later: Looking Back at Ralph Ellison’s “Battle Royal”

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1320
SESSION 38
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Sexual Oppression

Presiding: Dr. Robert Mielke, Professor of English

1:15

38 - 1  EMILY J. MURDOCK
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Male Fear Silences Female Sexuality in Ama Ata Aidoo's Changes and Attia Hosain's Sunlight on a Broken Column

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1:30

38 - 2  SARAH E. TSCHIGGFRIE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Escaping the Burdens of Womanhood

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1:45

38 - 3  AMANDA M. BARR
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Jesus Loves Lesbians: The deeper meaning behind Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter

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2:00

38 - 4  ALEXANDRIA L. LOCKETT
Dr. Linda Seidel, Faculty Mentor
Sexualizing Oppression? Portrayals of African American Women in 21st Century Interracial Pornography

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2:15

38 - 5  KRYSTAL R. MILLER
Dr. Elizabeth M. Clark, Faculty Mentor
“Get in your undies!”; Rape as Romance on Mania TV

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2:30 - 2:45 pm • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Break

2:45-4:00 pm • VH 1304
SESSION 49
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
The Subtlety of Politics

Presiding: Dr. Elizabeth Clark, Associate Professor of Communication

2:45

49 - 1  MARTIN L. GALLOWAY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Lost in the Shadows

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3:00

49 - 2  JESSICA M. RASMUSSEN
Dr. Karon Speckman, Faculty Mentor
A Content Analysis of Headlines from the 2004 Presidential Campaign

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3:15

49 - 3  LISA J. HANSON
Dr. Diane Johnson, Faculty Mentor
Media Literacy Programs and Adolescent Smoking Behavior

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3:30

49 - 4  JOHNNY VINES♦
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
"Real American" Orientalism: Examining the Evolution of Orientalism As a Paradox in World Wrestling Entertainment

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3:45

49 - 5  ASHLEY S. OPPENHEIM
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Communism as a Driving Force in Arundhati Roy's novel The God of Small Things

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2:45-4:00 pm • VH 1320
SESSION 50
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
The God of Undergraduate Research: Explorations of Arundhati Roy's Writing

Presiding: Dr. Elizabeth Delmonico, Professor of English

2:45

50 - 1  JAKE S. BEARD
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Exploring The Fear Motifs in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things"

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3:00

50 - 2  CHRISTOPHER D. ROBINSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Estha and the Orangedrink Lemondrink Man: Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things

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3:15

50 - 3  CLARE M. MARTIN - WEST
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Completion and Twin-Egg Cohesion: an Analysis of Estha and Rahel's Relationship in Roy's God of Small Things

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3:30

50 - 4  J. M. K.
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same: Political Hypocrisy within Arundhati Roy’s Novel The God Of Small Things

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3:45

50 - 5  ASHLEIGH N. JONES
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Power of Childhood Perception in Roy's The God of Small Things

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4:15-5:15 pm • OP Lobby and Atrium
SESSION 60
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS -
Language & Literature

60 - 52

LUKIN T. MURPHY
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
An Assessment of the Needs of Non-Native Speakers of English at Truman

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4:45 - 6:00 pm • OP Lobby
Reception


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