2004 Student Research Conference:
17th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Language & Literature

Program-At-A-Glance

8:30-9:45 AM • VH 1304
SESSION 7
PAPERS: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DIVISION  -
English

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad, Associate Professor of English

8:30

7 - 1  CHINAKA I. AGWU
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The controversy: Black and White perspectives on Affirmative Action

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8:45

7 - 2  SAMUEL N. EDEH
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
(Re)Assessing African Gender Studies in American Classrooms

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9:00

7 - 3  JERARD R. LEVERSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
What Eyes Have Not Seen: A Documentary On Ghetto

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9:15

7 - 4  TREVOR J. ALEXANDER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Homeland and Displacement: Issues of Loss in Agha Shahid Ali's "Postcard from Kashmir"

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9:30

7 - 5  ERIN S. SILVA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Call to Action: Working Towards Gender Equality in Changes

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8:30-9:45 AM • VH 1320
SESSION 8
PAPERS: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DIVISION  -
English

Presiding: Dr. Mary Shapiro, Associate Professor of Linguistics

8:30

8 - 1  JENNIFER I. FINLEY
Dr. Mary Shapiro, Faculty Mentor
The Three Speech Acts in Bartleby the Scrivener

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8:45

8 - 2  JILL D. HAMILTON
Dr. Christine Harker, Faculty Mentor
Iona: The Melding of Political Community in the Imagined Community of Christianity

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9:00

8 - 3  HEATHER RYAN*, SHANNON M. CLARKIN, and ANNE SCHONHARDT
Dr. Mary Shapiro, Faculty Mentor
Language and Age

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9:15

8 - 4  SHARITY D. NELSON
Dr. Christine Harker, Faculty Mentor
The Legend of King Arthur's Tomb: The Role of Insular Culture in the Creation of English National Identity

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9:30

8 - 5  JOANNA M. RISTOW* and LAINEY R. SEYLER
Dr. Mary Shapiro, Faculty Mentor
Direction Giving: A Linguistic Analysis

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9:45 - 10:00 am • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Break

10:00-11:15 AM • VH 1320
SESSION 19
PAPERS: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DIVISION  -
English

Presiding: Nancy Majewski, Instructor in Communication

10:00

19 - 1  SAMANTHA N. BOUDRIA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Drowning Ophelia": Ridding Media of Gender Stereotyping

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10:15

19 - 2  CHRISTOPHER A. MATTHEWS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Securing a Balance in Life: an Analysis of Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart

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10:30

19 - 3  ANTONIA J. CAMPBELL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Mother/Daughter Relationships: The Source of Esi's Dissatisfaction in Ama Ata Aidoo's Change

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10:45

19 - 4  DANIEL C. TUCKER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Bias in Moore’s Bowling for Columbine

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11:00

19 - 5  JONATHON C. BURNS
Dr. Adam B. Davis, Faculty Mentor
Travel Writing and Memoir: Experiential Research

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10:00-11:15 AM • VH 1304
SESSION 20
PAPERS: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DIVISION  -
Communication and English

Presiding: Dr. Matthew Killmeier, Assistant Professor of Communication

10:00

20 - 1  JOSHUA K. FENTON
Dr. Matthew Killmeier, Faculty Mentor
a superstitious, cowardly lot: Cultural Representations in Frank Miller’s Batman

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10:15

20 - 2  DANIEL D. COATE
Dr. Monica Barron, Faculty Mentor
Masculine Struggle in “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”

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10:30

20 - 3  TALIA C. LINNEMAN
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Busby Berkely Dreams: Pop Culture in Magazines, Musicals, and 69 Love Songs

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10:45

20 - 4  JENNIFER A. HERTLEIN
Dr. Alanna Preussner and Dr. Priscilla Riggle, Faculty Mentors
"Philip Marlowe in Drag": Gender Roles in Current Detective Fiction

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11:00

20 - 5  XAVIER MORDRET
Dr. Cole Woodcox, Faculty Mentor
An Interpretation of Spike Lee's Film Do the Right Thing From a Marxist Perspective

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11:30 am - 12:00 pm • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Divisions

Barbara Dixon, President, Truman State University


2:15-3:30 PM • VH 1320
SESSION 33
PAPERS: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DIVISION  -
English

Presiding: Dr. M. Royce Kallerud, Associate Professor of English

2:15

33 - 1  BRIAN R. ROSE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Aristotle Doesn't Think Okonkow's a Tragic Hero!: A Look at Things Fall Apart

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2:30

33 - 2  JESSICA L. FORD
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Enforcing the Love Laws: Baby Kochamma's Role in Roy's The God of Small Things

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2:45

33 - 3  HILLARY R. KLOFKORN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Richard Rodriguez: Literary Genius or Giant Tool?

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3:00

33 - 4  ALEXANDER D. JOHNSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Powerful Voice

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3:15

33 - 5  STEPHANIE A. MALIN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Anomie and Transformation: An Optimistic Reading Of Ayi Kwei Armah’s The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

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2:15-3:30 PM • VH 1304
SESSION 34
PAPERS: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DIVISION  -
Classics, Communication and English

Presiding: Dr. Bridget Thomas, Associate Professor of Classics

2:15

34 - 1  MELISSA R. CLARK
Dr. Clifton Kreps and Dr. Bridget Thomas, Faculty Mentors
Evolution and Innovation in the Portrayal of the Cyclopes in Greek Literature (c. 725 BC to c. AD 150)

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2:30

34 - 2  IFEANYI J. ELECHI
Mr. Eric M. Tumminia, Faculty Mentor
Female Gender Roles In Igbo Culture

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2:45

34 - 3  JOHN C. SHERWOOD
Dr. Bridget Thomas and Dr. Clifton Kreps, Faculty Mentors
The Mad Worlds of Aristophanes: Comedic Utopia in Fifth Century Athens

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3:00

34 - 4  JEFFREY R. HUTCHINSON
Dr. Elizabeth M. Clark, Faculty Mentor
A Reader- Response Criticism of "The Family Guy"

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3:15

34 - 5  ERIC M. TUMMINIA♦
Prof. Mark Spitzer, Faculty Mentor
Peanuts and Raisins: Scenes from an Ozark Childhood

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2:15-3:15 PM • VH 1412
SESSION 35
PAPER & PERFORMANCE: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DIVIS -
English

Presiding: Dr. Robert Mielke, Professor of English

2:15

35 - 1  DANA L. KUHNLINE♦
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
We shape the landscape; the landscape shapes us: An exploration through poetry

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2:45

35 - 2  KATHERINE M. RAMATOWSKI
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
The Way: A New Musical Based on the Lyrics and Music of Ani DiFranco

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3:30 - 3:45 pm • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Break

3:45-5:00 PM • VH 1304
SESSION 45
PAPERS: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DIVISION  -
English

Presiding: Edward Rogers, Graduate Teaching Assistant in English

3:45

45 - 1  TY K. FAGAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Midnight's Children and the Third Space

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4:00

45 - 2  STEPHEN E. NELLIS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Okonkwo and the Severing of the Thread: Internal Denial as a Pathway to Cultural Destruction

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4:15

45 - 3  DANIEL B. WITZOFSKY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Escaping the Masculine in The God of Small Things

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4:30

45 - 4  CASSANDRA J. RUNGE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"The Creature of Kumaon": The Embodiment of Agha Shahid Ali's Poetic Inspiration

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4:45

45 - 5  AMY L. SHIPP
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Fitting In: Traditional Values versus Colonial Modernism in Changes: A Love Story

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3:45-5:00 PM • VH 1320
SESSION 46
PAPERS: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DIVISION  -
English, Italian and Spanish

Presiding: Dr. Alanna Preussner, Associate Professor of English

3:45

46 - 1  RHIANNON C. SHOULTS
Dr. Antonio Scuderi, Faculty Mentor
The Reader as Voyeur in the Works of Italo Calvino

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4:00

46 - 2  KATIE A. GILBERT♦
Dr. Alanna Preussner, Faculty Mentor
Can We Tackle Wilde with a Five-Paragraph Essay? Why Teachers are Making the Move to Multigenre

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4:15

46 - 3  EILENE E. KUEHNLE♦
Dr. Alanna Preussner, Faculty Mentor
The Diary of Anne Frank: Identity Construction Through Narrative

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4:30

46 - 4  JOHN C. BECKER
Dr. Thomas M. Capuano, Faculty Mentor
Evolutionary Change in Three Editions of an Early Printed Text Libro de Medecina Llamado Macer, eds 1518, 1519, 1527

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4:45

46 - 5  MAGGIE E. MAYHAN
Dr. Dennis Leavens, Faculty Mentor
A Nameless Girl: Elizabeth Siddal, Model and Poet

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5:00 - 6:00 pm • OP Lobby
Reception


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