Conference 2019 – Schedule



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 – 10:35 – Feminists Writing (Whitaker Campus Center Commons) 

  • Fiona Tracey– “Rejection, Emulation and Exploitation: Feminism in the Columns of Fanny Fern and Candace Bushnell” 
  • Gracelyn Willard– “Narrative Structure’s Influence on the Description of the Past and Present within Homegoing and Human Acts” 
  • Emily Jessee– “Poetry for Women: An Act of Political Nature” 
  • Izzy Peroni– “Within and Without: Elizabeth Bishop’s Relationship with Confessional Poetry and the Impersonal” 

9:15 – 10:35 – Visual/Manuscript Cultures (Whitaker 220) 

  • Sophie Staires– “Edward Curtis and Will Wilson: An Artistic Dialogue on Native Identity” 
  • Court Dudek– “The Grotesque in Sacred Image: Caravaggio and Flannery O’Connor” 
  • Carles Perez Gutierrez – “I’m in a Dream: The Baroque in Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s Westworld” 
  • Marisa Reel – “Art and Identity: The Presence of Jewish Culture in 13th and 14th century France”

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

  • JordanTunzi – “PUP Under the Marxist Microscope” 
  • Gina Sterling– “And? How American popular culture embraced cynicism in the digital media age” 
  • Rebekah Teske– “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: A Study of Memory in Blade Runner” 
  • Archer Daniel O’Brien“The Development of Montreal after 1976”

10:45 – 12:15 – Historical Perspectives (Whitaker 220) 

  • KentAnhari – “From a Brighter Life: An Inquiry Into the ‘True City’ of Republic II” 
  • Alexandra Mira Alonso– “Leave Me Alone!: Reconstructing Medusa’s Portrayal in Baroque Drama” 
  • Ashley Hess– “Ovid’s Metamorphoses as a Feminist Text” 
  • CayleeWinpigler – “C. Edward Winpigler: A Legacy of Generosity in the Frederick Community” 

12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch 

1:00 – 2:00 – Round-table discussion with Isabella Altherr of Maryland Humanities (Whitaker Campus Center Commons)

2:30 – 3:00 – Awards (Whitaker Campus Center Commons)