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Spring 2013 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


Thursday February 28, 2013

Session T1 - 10:00-10:50
Room: West B107

Panel: Finding a Lens: Food, Gender and Social Structures

MODERATOR: Rachel Riedner

Maddie Maney –"Investigating the Drapers Through Food: A Class Study"
Nominating Professor: Caroline Smith

Lauren Auerbach –"Glamazon: Finding a Topic"
Nominating Professor: Robin Marcus

Session T2 - 11:20-12:10
Room: West B107

Panel: Musical Words/Dirty Words: The Power of Language

MODERATOR: Susan McMenamin

Meghana Murthy –"Shut the Fuck Up and Listen:An Analysis of Teacher Profanity in the Classroom"
Nominating Professor: Carol Hayes

Maha Hansen –"La La Language: Language as a Product of Music"
Nominating Professor: Matthew Riley

Session T3 - 11:20-12:10
Room: West B108A

Panel: Psychos and Fairies: Gore in American Cinema

MODERATOR: Hanifa Abdul Sabur

Kelsey Fisher –"Cinderella: The German, The Disney, The 21st Century"
Nominating Professor: Lauren Sallinger

Michele Ko –"An Examination of Modernism, Postmodernism, and Criminal Behavior in Psycho and No Country for Old Men"
Nominating Professor: Chuck Coulter

Session T4 - 2:30-3:20
Room: West B107

Panel: Taking Over: Appropriating Images and Neighborhoods

MODERATOR: Matt Riley

Alice Murray –"Media Coverage of East African Piracy"
Nominating Professor: Mark Mullen

Marshall Cohen –"The Effects of Gentrification on Diverse Urban Neighborhoods"
Nominating Professor: Phyllis Ryder

Session T5 - 2:30-3:20
Room: West B108A

Panel: Macho, Macho Man: Framing Masculinity

MODERATOR: Caroline Smith

Caroline Multerer –"Good Boy Fever: How the Jonas Brothers Have Challenged Adolescent Relationships"
Nominating Professor: Katherine Larsen

Isabella Gallart –"Fucking Faggot": Frustration or Fuck Up? An Analysis on Kobe's Use of the Word "Faggot"
Nominating Professor: Carol Hayes

Session T6 - 2:30-3:20
Room: West B108B

Panel: Trust and Authority

MODERATOR: Joan Hilderbrandt

Mary Kiser –"Food and Trust: One Woman's Romance With Food"
Nominating Professor: Abby Wilkerson

Benjamin Pryde –"Trust: The Bedrock of a Functional Democracy"
Nominating Professor: Zachary Wolfe

Session T7 - 4:10-5:00
Room: West B107

Panel: Music, Mirrors, and Cultural Discord

MODERATOR: John Danneker

Noah Yosif –"Minorities Rock!"
Nominating Professor: Robin Marcus

Samantha Gordon –"American Musicals: The Mirror of Society"
Nominating Professor: Matthew Riley

Session T8 - 4:10-5:00
Room: West B108A

Panel: Transgressive Women?

MODERATOR: Katherine Larsen

Meilisa Sturman –"A Transgressive Transformation: Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and Kill Shakespeare"
Nominating Professor: Joseph Fruscione

Nicole Marie Panoc –"Girl Power: Femslash Fanfiction and Its Relation to Prime Time Television"
Nominating Professor: Katherine Larsen

Session T9 - 4:10-5:00
Room: West B108B

Panel: Political Frenemies: Symbiotic Oppositions

MODERATOR: Greg Squires

Olivia Jefferson –"Miles Across the Aisle: The Role of Satire in the Polarization of the American Public"
Nominating Professor: Niles Tomlinson

Oz Fishman –"Barack Obama and Mitt Romney -- Kindred Spirits?"
Nominating Professor: Michael Svoboda

Session T10 - 4:10-5:00
Room: West B111

Panel: Pop Culture, Counterculture and Subgenres

MODERATOR: Amy Cohen

Samara Perlman –"How Does Mad Men Treat Counterculture"
Nominating Professor: Caroline Smith

Elizabeth Patterson –"Defining Webcomics"
Nominating Professor: Phillip Troutman

Friday March 1, 2013

Session F1 - 10:00-10:50
Room: West B107

Panel: Voicing Women's Unheard Stories

MODERATOR: Dania Eglitis

Julia Bahl and Kayla McCloud –"Why Doesn't the Playground to Prison Pipeline Affect Females?"
Nominating Professor: Robin Marcus

Elisa Cimento –"Rebellion and Revenge: A Post-Modernist Explanation of Lear and His Daughters"
Nominating Professor: Joseph Fruscione

Session F2 - 10:00-10:50
Room: West B108A

Panel: Exploring Oppositions

MODERATOR: Shannon Berry

Mariana Gonzalez Garcia-Lazcano –"Relationships Between Blacks and Hispanics Living in Washington D.C."
Nominating Professor: Robin Marcus

Nikki Ghimire –"Wingardium Leviosa: Wicca's Interpretation of the Threefold Law and Isaac Newton's third Law of Motion"
Nominating Professor: Shannon Berry

Session F3 - 11:20-12:10
Room: West B107

Panel: Fans, Ownership and Cultural Values

MODERATOR: Katherine Larsen

Rose McFassel –"Assuming Direct Control: The Mass Effect Trilogy and Fan Entitlement"
Nominating Professor: Katherine Larsen

Ryan Levandowski –"One Beloved Psychopath, A Virtuous Villain, and the World's Worst Savior: An Analysis of Fan Reactions to Ideological Representation and Social Values in Alan Moore's Comics"
Nominating Professor: Phillip Troutman

Session F4 - 11:20-12:10
Room: West B108A

Panel: The Sex/Violence Nexus in American Film

MODERATOR: Joshua Buursma

Allison Ray –"Noir Sexuality: Hate, Power, and Subversion in The Postman Always Rings Twice"
Nominating Professor: Joshua Buursma

Olivia Martinez –"A 'Realhorrorshow' Look at A Clockwork Orange"
Nominating Professor: Sandie Friedman

Session F5 - 11:20-12:10
Room: West B108B

Panel: What is Blackness?

MODERATOR: Wade Fletcher

Chris Evans –"The Acting President"
Nominating Professor: Michael Svoboda

Adaeze Okeke –"Light Supremacy: A Look Inside the Psychological Effects of Colorism"
Nominating Professor: Robin Marcus

Session F6 - 11:20-12:10
Room: West B111

Panel: Words Matter

MODERATOR: Jessica Poras

Joseph Wallace –"The 'Thrilla in Manila' Revisited: Reframing the Discussion of Muhammad Ali"
Nominating Professor: Robin Marcus

Joanna Davin –"He Said, She Said: The Rhetorical Argument Between the Food Industry and Environmental Advocates"
Nominating Professor: Abby Wilkerson

Session F7 - 1:10-2:00
Room: West B107

Panel: Shifting American Ideologies

MODERATOR: Lauren Kaczmar

Emily Richardson –"Homeownership and the American Dream: Fallacy or Possibility?"
Nominating Professor: Lauren Sallinger

Grace Mausser –"Brewing Conservatism: The Tea Party's Effect on Republicans"
Nominating Professor: Michael Svoboda

Session F8 - 1:10-2:00
Room: West B108A

Panel: "What Are We Ever to Do?": Women and Empowerment

MODERATOR: Joe Fruscione

Camille Sheets –"The Empowering Impact of Birth Control on Women's Lives"
Nominating Professor: Caroline Smith

Leena Omair –"Daisy, Jordan and Myrtle's Roles in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby"
Nominating Professor: Joseph Fruscione

Session F9 - 1:10-2:00
Room: West B108B

Panel: Questions and Contradictions of Faith

MODERATOR: Jee Yoon Lee

Connor Mitchell –"A Historical Analysis of the Black Church as a Catalyst for Social Change"
Nominating Professor: Robin Marcus

Bo Donoghue –"A Natural Landscape?: The Case for the Integration of the Moral Landscape Theory and Catholicism"
Nominating Professor: Shannon Berry

Session F10 - 1:10-2:00
Room: West B111

Panel: Documenting Conflict

MODERATOR: Steven Kelts

Amina Johari –"Changing Concensus: Rwanda's Cry for Advocacy Journalism"
Nominating Professor: Mark Mullen

Abigail Hawkins –"Molding the Veteran Character: Trends in the Film Portrayal of American Veterans after WWII, Vietnam, and Iraq"
Nominating Professor: Joshua Buursma

Session F11 - 2:30-3:20
Room: West B107

Panel: Writing Process: Challenging Accepted Voices

MODERATOR: Phil Troutman

Nia Christian –"African Americans in STEM"
Nominating Professor: Robin Marcus

Creighton Camera –"DIY: How the U.S. News Media Sold the Spanish American War"
Nominating Professor: Mark Mullen

Session F12 - 2:30-3:20
Room: West B108A

Panel: Music, Spectacle and Resistance to the Establishment

MODERATOR:  Charles Basden

Sam Gubitz –"The Pied Piper of Detroit: Eminem's Satire of the American Dream"
Nominating Professor: Niles Tomlinson

Caitlin Harrington –"Music Festivals: The Future of the Music Industry"
Nominating Professor: Matthew Riley


Session F13 - 2:30-3:20
Room: West B108B

Panel: Marginalizing Madness: Representations of Mental Illness

MODERATOR: Bill Gillis

Lorraine Smith –"Mad Men's Effective Portrayal of Sexism in the 1960s Through Treatment of Mental Diseases"
Nominating Professor: Caroline Smith

Kathy Lui –""Lady MacBeth's Descent Into Madness in Macbeth with the Consideration of the Cultural Norms and Societal Beliefs in the Jacobean Era"
Nominating Professor: Shonda Goward

Session F14 - 2:30-3:20
Room: West B111

Panel: Assimilation and Identity: The Chinese American Experience

MODERATOR: Joe Fisher

Lane Allison –"Where Identity Lies: A Look into Chinese Adoptees' Racial and Cultural Identity"
Nominating Professor: Jee Yoon Lee

Hanchun Zhang –"Chink!"
Nominating Professor: Robin Marcus

Session F15 - 4:10-5:00
Room: West B107

Panel: Parents and Children

MODERATOR: Joe Fruscione

Katherine Bradshaw –""Prescribe not us our duty": Leir, Lear and Filial Piety"
Nominating Professor: Joseph Fruscione

Ahrim Nam –"Parenting in Mad Men: Culture's Impact on the Parenting Styles of the 1960s in Comparison to Today"
Nominating Professor: Caroline Smith

Session F16 - 4:10-5:00
Room: West B108A

Panel: Diverse Ecologies

MODERATOR: Robin Marcus

Sophie Fivel –"The Same but Different: The Relationship between Jainism and Deep Ecology through Ahimsa"
Nominating Professor: Shannon Berry

Cavan Kharrazian –"Understanding Urban Ecology: Justice through Participation"
Nominating Professor: Phyllis Ryder

Session F17 - 4:10-5:00
Room: West B108B

Panel: Finding Food

MODERATOR: Jenn Solt

Miyuki Sasada –"Dumpster Divers: How They Are Seen Through Different Audiences"
Nominating Professor: Abby Wilkerson

Nicole Martin –"The Multiple Factors that Create Food Deserts"
Nominating Professor: Phyllis Ryder

Session F18 - 4:10-5:00
Room: West B111

Panel: Characterizing Urban Schools

MODERATOR: Niles Tomlinson

Nicholas Lussier –"Beacons of Light: How HMPP Schools Illuminate the Path to Higher-Performance For Other Urban Schools"
Nominating Professor: Phyllis Ryder

Emma Thomson –"TIME Magazine and Michelle Rhee: The Image and Its Significance"
Nominating Professor: Wade Fletcher


 

 

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