Conference 2018 – Schedule

Discovering the Humanities 2018 will take place on Saturday, September 15th from 8 AM until 5:00 PM. The schedule for the day is as follows:

 

8:00 – 9:00 – Coffee and Registration (Whitaker Campus Center Commons)

9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome Dr. Corey Campion (Whitaker Campus Center Commons)

9:15 – 10:45 – The World Through Literature (Whitaker Campus Center Commons)

· Olivia Imirie – “Boundaries, Barriers, and Bonds: The Role of Language in Giovanni’s Room

· Claire Tryon – “Suppression of Identity in Angels in America

· Jordan Tunzi – “And Egg-cellent Idea: The Effectiveness of Narrative in Gulliver’s Travels

· Joseph M. Keegin – “Home in Virgil’s Aeneid

9:15 – 10:45 – Literature and the Natural World (Whitaker 220)

· Lilli Sutton – “Whitman’s Birds: Vessels of Tragic Awareness and Personal Voice”

· Peter Routson – “A Future Without the Honey Bee?”

· Elisha Pidcock – “The Biology of Jack London’s Literary Naturalism”

10:45 – 12:15 – Popular Culture (Whitaker Campus Center Commons)

· Frances Morgan – “The Twilight Zone: Cold War Culture in American Media”

· Claudia McCarron – “Stranger Things and the Gothic Coming-of-Age Narrative”

· Alexandra Rowe – “The Future is Coming On: How the Gorillaz Reflected the Concepts of Reality, Celebrity, Globalism in Music and Technology in the 21st Century”

· Gina Sterling – “Volkswagen: Past, Present, and Future”

12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 – Keynote Speaker – Jessica Berman (Whitaker Campus Center Commons)
“Humanities Research as Public Practice: Asking, Listening, and Learning Across Differences.”
Dr. Berman is a professor of English and is Director of the Dresher Center for the Humanities at UMBC

2:00 – 3:30 – Women in Literature and Music (Whitaker Campus Center Commons)

· Payton Mills – “Uncovering the Evils of Perceived and Forced Perfectionism in Jane Austin: The Evolution of Austen’s Female Protagonist from Modest Bystander to Active Anti-Herione”

· Izabelle Colvin – “Women Composers: How Clara Weick Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Composed as Women in the 19th Century”

· Taylor Polito – “On Writing Through Trauma”

2:00 – 3:30 – Philosophical Approaches (Whitaker 220)

· Jessica Perez – “Life, Death and the Absence of God in Waiting for Godot”

· Jessica Hopkins – “Frugality”

· Nicholas E. Fenell – “The Difficult ‘D’ Words of Death: Death Attitudes and Linguistics”

4:00 – 5:30 – Confronting History (Whitaker Campus Center Commons)

· Xiang Shu (Susan) – “China’s Cultural Revolution through Chinese Literature”

· Ian Bullinger – “China’s Dark Golden Age: Evaluating Qin Shi Huang through Laws, and Building Projects”

· Archer Daniel O’Brien – “The Republican Party and Civil Rights 1948 to 1972”

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

5:30 – 6:00 – Awards (Whitaker Campus Center Commons)