2011 Program

The Seventh Annual William Kemp Symposium
for Majors in English, Linguistics, & Communication

Monday, April 18, 2011
Coffee Service will be available in the Combs 3rd Floor Hallway

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

349 Combs Hall – Documenting Social Movements

Students in COMM 370D: Documenting Social Movements present short documentaries videos they have produced chronicling the UMW celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides, and preview short documentaries about campus groups.

Chair: Professor Anand Rao

10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

322 Combs Hall – Women Novelists Before Austen

Chase Morgan. “The Good, the Bad, and the Monkly: Radcliffe’s Dualistic Schedoni”

Madalyn Crowell. “The Power Of a Proper Education For Women As Shown Through Inchbald’s A Simple Story”

Emily Meyer. “Marriage and Protection in a Patriarchal Society”

Will Sorenson. “Complications of Masculinity in Adeline Mowbray”

Haley Campbell. “What Mistress Won’t Say: The Black Woman as Proxy in Adeline Mowbray”

Chair: Professor Marie McAllister

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

004 Combs Hall – In-Depth Journalism

Emily Montgomery, Sarah Smith and David Tindell, “Hot Topic: Covering the
Growing Trend of Online Education at UMW and Elsewhere”

Tori Wong, “The Importance of Objectivity in Media Coverage of Environmental
Problems”

Chair: Professor Mike McCarthy


12:00 – 12:50 p.m
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111 Combs Hall – Game Studies

Sarah Kountz and Lourdes South, “The Three Empires Resurrected”

Damian Allen, “Politics Through Other Means: Visions of Political Systems in
Video Games”

Chair: Professor Zach Whalen

1:00 – 1:50

139 Combs Hall – Women Novelists Before Austen

Tara Davis. “Active Rebellion vs. Passive Rebellion in A Simple Story”

Allison Miller, “Evelina, The Genteel Woman”

Sahng Shim. “Evelina: Blessing in Disguise”

Monica Graves. “Fathers, Daughters, and Lovers in Evelina”

Amy Morin. “‘Evil genius’: Lord Orville’s Struggle with the Masculine Ideal in Frances Burney’s Evelina”

Chair: Professor Marie McAllister

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.

003 Combs Hall – Disability in Literature

Mairin Martin, Matt Blakely, Andrew Allingham, and Helen Alston, “Voices of
Disability”

Jacklyn Faraci, Lindsay Glotzer,Susan Roberts, and Julianna Truslow, “Video on
Disability in Dickens’ Christmas Carol and Shelley’s Frankenstein”

Chair: Professor Chris Foss

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

001 Combs Hall – Interpretive Performances from Contemporary Poetry

Deborah Shepherd, Elizabeth Bishop’s “Large Bad Picture”

Everett Bartlett and Landon James, Allen Ginsberg’s “Magic Psalm,” “The Reply”
and “The End”

Alyssa Dandrea and Rachael Taylor, Sylvia Plath’s “Poem for a Birthday”

Helen Alston, Meghan Edwards, and Erin Longbottom, Gwendolyn Brooks’ “The
Mother” and “Children of the Poor” and Sylvia Plath’s “Barren Woman”
and “Edge.”

Chair: Professor Mara Scanlon

237 Combs Hall – Documenting Social Movements

Students in COMM 370D: Documenting Social Movements present short documentaries videos they have produced chronicling the UMW celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides, and preview short documentaries about campus groups.

Chair: Professor Anand Rao

322 Combs Hall – Hypnotize The(ir) Mind(s): Why the Creative Independent Study
Makes a Difference
Christine Adams and Matthew Blakley

Chair: Professor Claudia Emerson

5:00 p.m.

139 Combs Hall —LIT Induction

The Taddesse Adera Memorial Address:

Professor Colin Rafferty, “Quitting Reading”

Reception to Follow Outside of 139 Combs Hall

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Coffee Service will be available in the Combs 3rd Floor Hallway

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

001 Combs Hall – Freedom Rides Celebration: a Retrospective

Chair: Grace Ofslager

002 Combs Hall – William Faulkner and Identity Politics

Shirin Afsous, “No Sanctuary for Temple Drake: The Necessary Masculinization
of Female Rape for the Attainment of Feminine Power”

Erin Dwyer, “‘She is the one who owns the terror’: Faulkner’s African-American
Female Revolution”

Meganne Lemon, “‘He is to be pitied’: Making Thomas Sutpen Sympathetic in
William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!”

Mairin Martin, “Popeye, Sanctuary, and the Complication of Faulknerian
Representations of Disability”

Chair: Professor Gary Richards

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

001 Combs Hall – Creative Dialogues with Modernist U.S. Fiction

Andrew Allingham, Rory Corrao, Meg DeMaria, and Jennifer Roed

Rachel Berenbaum

Ian Burke

Celia Croft, Catzby Pitzvada, and Sarah York

Jessica Wilkinson

Chair: Professor Gary Richards

139 Combs Hall – Dickens and His Victorian World

Clare O’Brien, “Teaching Morally vs. Teaching Morals in David Copperfield”

Shirin Afsous, “The Great Expectations of an Educator”

Christine Melchione, “Female Education in David Copperfield”

Ruth Kalbskopf, “Making the Blind See: Social Justice in Charles
Dickens’ Bleak House”

Chair: Professor Eric Lorentzen

322 Combs Hall – In Their Own Words: Fiction Seminar Students Read Their
Own Fiction

Tricia Callahan, “Figuring It Out”

Tom DelleFerra, “The Run”

Susan Roberts, “Jonah Floats”

Julianna Truslow, “Opaque Lies”

Chair: Professor Warren Rochelle

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

004 Combs Hall – Using ePortfolios for Job and Graduate School Applications:
Students from Visual Rhetoric Discuss Their Use of ePortfolios

Helen Alston

McKenna Lehman

Laura Falcon

Megan Eichenberg

Coleman Clark

Jacob Argarin

Will Bennett

Chair: Professor Anand Rao

112 Combs Hall – Poetry Readings

Rachael Taylor, Dawn Alman, Emily Nord, Sarah Smethurst, Madonna Wilt, Chelsie Meredith, Julie Dymon, Kane Kashouty, Katherine Sullivan, Kyle Stanley, Alyssa Dandrea, Erin Longbottom, Matthew Blakley, Ryan Marr, JB Bridgeman and Christine Adams

Chair: Professor Claudia Emerson

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

001 Combs Hall – Approaches to Literature

Melissa Mullinax, “Reimagining Sexual Deviance in Derek Jarman’s Edward II”

Sally Mathis, “Companionate Marriage and Feminine Agency in Arden and The Merchant”

Megan Bingham, “T.S. Eliot and Popular Song and Literature in The Waste Land”

Colleen Clark, “The Dichotomy of Creation and Choice in The Savage Mind and The Road Not Taken”

Madonna Wilt, “Last Epistle to Robbie”

Amelia Toms, “Naval Surface Warfare Center: A Proving Ground for an English Major”

Chair: Professor Latha Reddy

111 Combs Hall – Volcanic Vaginas: Eruptions of Genius

Christine Adams, Everett Bartlett, Alyssa Dandrea, Shanea Goldizen, Samantha Daniel, Meghan Edwards, Stefany Guido, Ryan Marr, Matthew Blakley, Jacklyn Faraci, Karl Livingston, Rachael Taylor, Claire Tuley, Sarah DeLaney, Sarah Smethurst, and Gracie Ofslager

Chair: Professor Mara Scanlon

112 Combs Hall – Students from English 304 Read a Selection of Their Own Poems

Titus Stupfel
Emily Duquette
Julianna Truslow
Chase Morgan
Carol Montgomery
Terrell Taylor
Taylor Williams
Helen Alston
Jake Baskin
Kalyna Jowyk
Bridget Balch
Jacob Dellinger
Alan Lugo
Glenn Milich
Michael Morris
Erica Mathews
Shirin Afsous
Erin Berry
Mallory Somerset

Chair: Professor Claudia Emerson

139 Combs Hall – Documenting the Freedom Rides Celebration

Students in COMM 370D: Documenting Social Movements present short documentaries videos they have produced chronicling the UMW celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides.

Chair: Professor Anand Rao

3:30-4:45

004 Combs Hall – Studies in Linguistics and Communication

Leah Yegneswaran, “Facts, Fiction, and Faeries: Artemis Fowl and the Language of the Lower Elements”

Yuna Lee, “Studying the Rhetoric of Anti-Abortion Ads”

Tori Wong, “Tweeting a Movement: The Use of Social Media Tools in the Environmental Movement”

McKenna Lehman, “ The African Paradigm in Western Mass Media”

Chair: Professor Tim O’Donnell

111 Combs Hall – Nonfiction Seminar Students Read Their Own Work

Chair: Professor Colin Rafferty

The ELC Department Picnic will be held in 1201 William Street at 5pm

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