Conference Schedule

Discovering the Humanities 2017 will take place on Saturday, September 16th from 9 AM until 5:30 PM. The schedule for the day is as follows:


9:00 – 10:30 – History and Literature Around the World (Whitaker Campus Center Commons)

· Madison Ingram “The Doomed Quest for the Sangrail”

· Bethany Montague “Tomb Diary of Ahwera”

· Gina Sterling “Resistance Groups: Their Reaction to the 3rd Reich”

11:00 – 12:30 – Art and Gender (Whitaker Campus Center Commons)

· Olivia Barrett “The Trouble with Maidens: Retention of Female Agency in Arthurian Romance”

· Sophie Staires “The Ongoing Colonization of Native Bodies”

· Madeline Sandy “House of the Rising Sun: Finding Freedom in the World’s Oldest Trade in a Suppressed Society”

12:30 – 1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 – Keynote Speaker Dr. Bethany Wiggin, UPenn (Whitaker Campus Center Commons)

2:00 – 3:30 – Popular Culture, Gender and Sexuality (Whitaker Campus Center Commons)

· Asmaa Aaouinti-Haris “Re-defining Black Masculinities in Beyonce’s Lemonade”

· Irene Lopez Sanchez, “Applying and Comparing Baroque Features in Shakespeare’s The Tempest and TV Show Lost”

· Haven Silvio  “The Queer Reading of Renaissance Disney Villains”

2:00 – 3:30 – Local History, Local Concerns (Whitaker 220)

· Payton Mills “The Re-Imagined, Re-Defined, and Re-Created Roles of Carroll Creek, Frederick MD”

· Claudia McCarron “The Places We Write: Writing as Embodied Labor at Shepherd University”

· Ashley Benitez Smith “Digitizing Personal History”

· Kathleen Hamilton “Out of the Cave, Into the Darkness”

4:00 – 5:30 – Modern American Poetry / Music (Whitaker Campus Center Commons)

· Samantha Berry “The Construction of Meaning: A Deconstructionist Reading of ‘My Papa’s Waltz'”

· Brianna Maguire “Motion of the Mind in Lyric Poetry”

· Sarah Holsapple “The Avant-Garde: Theory and Nature of Alienation”

· Anthony Farris “Opera at the Intersection of the Italian Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution”

7:00 – 8:30 – True Story! Discovery (Avalon Theatre – Tatem Arts Center)

True Story! is an ongoing storytelling event at Hood. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Frederick community are all welcome to put their name into the proverbial hat if they’d like to tell a story. If selected to tell your story, you have five minutes to tell a story live, in front of an audience, without notes. The theme for this evening will be “Discovery.” The event is free and open to the public.