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2020
Tuesday, April 28th
12:00 AM

A Dream Fulfilled By Some: Social Injustices Accompanying InVitro Fertilization

Briana Hocker, Alvernia University

12:00 AM

A River for Specific Fish: An Intersectional Analysis of Race and Class on Sense of Belonging in Princeton Upperclassmen

Peyton Cunningham, Princeton University

12:00 AM

Black Sanity: Understanding Mental Health Diagnoses Post-Emancipation

Victoria Robertson, Dillard University

12:00 AM

Cognitive Reappraisal and Subjective Well-being: A Correlational Analysis

Janan Mostajabi, University of California, Berkeley

12:00 AM

Creativity and Collaboration: The Relationship of Fact and Fiction in Personal Writing

Rachel Casey, University of Central Florida

12:00 AM

"Don't Stop Believin": Byronic Morality and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

Adeline M. Macioce, University of Pittsburgh - Oakland

12:00 AM

Exploring a Multifaceted Approach to Teaching Emergent Bilinguals

Diana Boomsma, Univeristy of Wisconsin- Whitewater

12:00 AM

Ishmael na my name: Nigerian Pidgin English Haiku for each chapter of Moby-Dick

Onyinye Miriam Uwolloh, Northern Kentucky University

12:00 AM

"No Superiors and Few Equals": How Elizabeth Freeman Helped to End Slavery in Massachusetts

Gabrielle Lucas, Westminster College, New Wilmington Pennsylvania

12:00 AM

Objectifying Power: Mariners, Missionaries, and Material Mutuality in Early Modern Tahitian Encounters, 1767-1797

Joshua Acosta, California State University, Long Beach

12:00 AM

On the Outside Looking In: How our Differently Abled and Immigrant Communities Face the Trials and Tribulations of American Society

Shannon Perrone, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

12:00 AM

Paintings within Paintings: Narrative Exposition, Religious Allegory, and Moral Admonition in Vermeer

Iain MacKay, West Virginia University

12:00 AM

Pedagogy of Secondary and Tertiary Languages: The Path Wittgenstein Cannot Walk Alone

Grace Marie Barrett, Kalamazoo College

12:00 AM

Prescriptive Masculinity: Leopold Bloom and the Fallacy of Heteronormative Reality in Joyce Ulysses

James Lowe, Nebraska Wesleyan University

12:00 AM

Troublesome Minorities: Questioning Assimilation In The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Home Fire

Nida Choudary, University of California, Los Angeles

12:00 AM

Wednesday, April 29th
12:00 AM

But Is It Art?: The Evolution of the Readymade

Emma McMorran, University of Georgia

12:00 AM

Desegregation Through Entertainment: Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific as an Instrument of Military Policy

Leana Sottile, Chapman University

12:00 AM

Human TOUCH: Storytelling Through Anatomy

Kendahl Servino, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

12:00 AM

"I shall be most happy to play": Performance, Desire, and Spectatorship in Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park"

Leah Dooley, Seattle University

12:00 AM

Polygamy, Free-love, and the Fight for Women's Suffrage: The National Woman Suffrage Association and Fringe Marriage Ideology Suffragists, 1869-1890

Charlotte Waldman, Vassar College

12:00 AM

Projection of Social Issues through literature: Rosa Montero's Tears in Rain and Weight of the Heart

Natalie Nye, Elizabethtown College

12:00 AM

The Tempest and the Western Gaze: Shakespeare's Critique of Colonial Ideology

Justin Wooley, Fairfield University

12:00 AM

Were Shakespeare and Kurosawa Marxists?: Examining Structural Critiques in Hamlet and The Bad Sleep Well

Maple Elemmire Wyand, University of Baltimore

12:00 AM

Thursday, April 30th
12:00 AM

A Paradise Without God: Psychosexual Analysis of Hieronymus Bosch The Garden of Earthly Delights

Andrea Cota, University of California, Davis

12:00 AM

Anger Metastasizes: How Anger Can Empower

Annette Francesca Goggins, Indiana University East

12:00 AM

Bad Blood: Diabetes and the Eugenics Movement

Hope Eggett, Utah State University

12:00 AM

Capitalism as the Bride of Liberalism: How Philosophy Impacted Economic Thought

Harry Scherer, Mount St. Mary's University

12:00 AM

"Does the Painter Know the Bridle and Bit?": Evidence of Clerical Engagement with the Sea in Monastic Art and Literature, 750-1250

Angus Cameron Bankston Warren, Middlebury College

12:00 AM

"Epic Poems in Bronze": Confederate Memorialization and the Old South's Reckoning with Modernity in the Early Twentieth Century

Grace Margaret Ford-Dirks, William & Mary

12:00 AM

Exploring ACE's in a Culturally Diverse University Sample

Jasmine Kim, Andrews University
Melissa Ponce-Rodas, Andrews University

12:00 AM

From Salem to Eden: "Satanic Ritual Abuse" and American Law

Jacob Noblett, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

12:00 AM

Happy the People: The Use of Classical Literature in John Dickinson's "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania"

Rachel Wiedman, Saint Ambrose University

12:00 AM

Hindu Muslims: Shared Religiosity and Mixed Identities in Mughal India

Gordon Goodwin, University of Cincinnati

12:00 AM

Medical Art: Translating Cancer

Natasha Chugh, The Johns Hopkins University

12:00 AM

Of Follies, Vices, & Unspoilt Virtues: Artistic Representations of Western and Non-Western Violence on the Cook Voyages

Ayden Thomas, Illinois College

12:00 AM

On God's Eternity: How the Boethian Position on Kairos Solves the Debate Between Eternalists and Open Theists

Joseph Wolfensberger, Mount St. Mary's University

12:00 AM

Reclaiming Space: Tracing a Legacy of Feminist Psychosis from Gilman to Ferrante

Joshua Reinier, Oberlin College and Conservatory

12:00 AM

Reimagining Boundaries of the Carceral State: How is Rochester a Prison Town?

Amina N'Gambwa, University of Rochester

12:00 AM

Remembering Yesterday: The Rally that Changed the Future of Over 1 Million Soviet Jews

Inbar Michael, University of California, Irvine

12:00 AM

"She is a Boy, or if Not a Boy, Then a Boy Resembles Her": Cross-Dressing, Homosexuality, and Enslaved Sex and Gender in Umayyad Iberia

India Kotis, Kenyon College

12:00 AM

Sihon, Pools, and Disaster: the Memory of Biblical Heshbon

Alma NIzaye Cortez Alvarez, Andrews University

12:00 AM

The Power of Real Life: Exceptionalism in Muriel Spark's "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"

Ana Knudsen, Emory University

12:00 AM

The Things They Carried: Classical Greece Maritime Trade

Ashley Skye Hunter, East Carolina University

12:00 AM

Friday, May 1st
12:00 AM

A Different Image, Another Sound: Resistant Rhetoric and Black Identity

Nhadya Lawes, University of Miami

12:00 AM

Analyzing Female-Lead Superhero Films and the Internet Discourse that Followed

Rachel Fimbianti, Northwestern University

12:00 AM

Communist Deus Ex Machinas: The Brechtian Epic and Its Influence Today

Hannah Grace Hopke, Florida State University

12:00 AM

Constructing New Worlds: An Investigation of Climate Change and the Terraforming Imaginary

K Persinger, University of California, Irvine

12:00 AM

Depictions of the Korean War: From Picasso to North Korean Propaganda

Lyla Sax, University of California, Santa Barbara

12:00 AM

Girl of a Thousand Tongues: The Evolution of a Short Story Cycle

Breanna Michelle Broad, Indiana University East

12:00 AM

Hybridity and Otherness in Ancient Cyrenaica: A Postcolonial Perspective

Lindsey Jackson, University of California - San Diego

12:00 AM

In Another Time: Hamlet, Lacan, Ljubljana, and Metametatextuality

Riley Spieler, University of Chicago

12:00 AM

Machiavelli and Liberalism

Brandyn Nikolas Kirby, Lee University

12:00 AM

Mental Illness and Personal Trauma: Why We Joke About Wanting to Kill Ourselves

Liam Barker, North Central College

12:00 AM

Navigating and Negotiating Sexual Culture at Religiously Affiliated Universities

Jansen Myles Rouillard, Rockhurst University

12:00 AM

"Nosferatu's Shadow": Stylistic Traces of Murnau in Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula"

Lilly Howe, Rhode Island College

12:00 AM

Now Or Have Ever Been: The Politics of Films of the Hollywood Blacklist Era

Breanna McCann, Robert Morris University

12:00 AM

Self-Gaslighting in Sexual Assault: A Feminist Approach to Reclaiming Agency

Paige Bendt, Simpson College

12:00 AM

The Third Culture Kid's Guide to Making Friends: Qualitative Comparison of the Self-Disclosure Tendencies of Military Dependents and Missionary Kids

Hannah Rauhut, Messiah College

12:00 AM

The Women of the Virus Research Laboratory: The Hidden History of the Salk Vaccine through the Women who Worked with Dr. Jonas Salk in Pittsburgh, PA from 1947 to 1955

Julie Kerlin, Westminster College, New Wilmington Pennsylvania

12:00 AM

Travel Through Translation

Maribelle Assaad Boutros, University of California, Santa Barbara

12:00 AM

Uncovering the Unsung People

Kayla Doyle, Kean University

12:00 AM

William Livingston and The Stamp Act Crisis of 1765

Nicole Skalenko, Kean University

12:00 AM

Yiddish Porn: A Comparative Literary Analysis of Isaac Bashevis Singer's Traditional Yiddish Folktales and Playboy Stories

Leah Trachtenberg, Brandeis University

12:00 AM

Monday, May 4th
12:00 AM

An Examination of the Ancient Pillars of the United States through William Livingston

Christopher Thoms-Bauer, Kean University

12:00 AM

Criminality in French Literature: An Examination of Acceptance and Rejection of Rehabilitation in the Works of Jean Genet and Eugène Vidocq

Daniel Elijah Trovato, University of Maryland College Park

12:00 AM

"Freedom's Price" and "Freedom's Power:" President Bush's Rhetorical Assault on the Concept of Freedom and the Justification of a Surveillance State

Devin Green, The Community College of Baltimore County

12:00 AM

"I Am the Whore and the Holy One": The Exploration of Black Female Identity in Julie Dash's Daughters of the Dust

Alaina Dixon, Claflin University

12:00 AM

"I Cannot Speak Your England": Dialect and the Dialectic in Shakespeare's King Henry V

Alexia Mandla Ainsworth, Kenyon College

12:00 AM

In Trump We Trust: Epistemic Isolation, Conflict Narratives, and Climate Change Denial In Significant Portion of Trump's 2016 Election Base

Alec Chapa, Portland State University

12:00 AM

Not a Waste of Time: The Importance of Leisure in Milton's Paradise Lost

ElissaBeth Buckles, Azusa Pacific University

12:00 AM

The Emotive Underpinnings and Toll of Slow Violence: Exposing the Slow Violence Experienced by Homeless People in Orange County, California

Danilo A. Escobar Guzman

12:00 AM

Unnoticeable: A Letter To My Younger Self

Amanda Krcic, Loyola University Chicago

12:00 AM

Tuesday, May 5th
12:00 AM

"My Name Isn't Hyper-sexual Jezebel": An Analysis of Spike Lee's Appropriation of the White Male Gaze in She's Gotta Have It

Taylor Dews, Spelman College

12:00 AM

Wednesday, May 6th
12:00 AM

A Critical Analysis of Discourse around Nuclear Energy in Japan after March 2011

Shogo Ishikawa, Oberlin College

12:00 AM

American Protestant Female Medical Missionaries to China, 1880-1930

Yutong Zhan, College of William and Mary

12:00 AM

Fatal Limits: Outlawry and Liminal Space in Gísli's Saga

Sarah Penney, University of Maine

12:00 AM

How do we Commemorate War? The Message and Culture of the Soldier's and Sailor's Monument

Sarah Lavin, Case Western Reserve University

12:00 AM

Linguistic Imperialism in the Modern Form: Higher Education in Bangladesh

Sykina Kerria Butts, Delta State University

12:00 AM

Multicultural Musical Landscapes: Investigating Musical Influences in Southern West Virginia Company Towns

Steven Alan Schumann, Marshall University

12:00 AM

Nunca Más: The Politics of Post-Dictatorship Memory-Making in Argentina and Uruguay

Lara Agostina Simonetti, Reed College

12:00 AM

Privacy, Profiling, and Accessibility: The Ethics of DNA Databases

Sierra Marie Forler, Washington State University

12:00 AM

(STEM)ming on What Children Need to Learn: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood to Cyberchase

Yvette Corina Vargas, University of California, Irvine

12:00 AM

The American Symbol War: A Catalogue of Civil War Monuments

Kris Plunkett, Louisiana State University

12:00 AM

The Incarnation of Krishna: In Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Treatment of Bibi Haldar"

Sara White, Georgia Southern University

12:00 AM

The Second Exodus: The Impact of Kuwait on the Palestinian People and Movement

Sarah Jarrar, University of New Hampshire

12:00 AM

The Shaping of a Stigma, Collateral Consequences of Incarceration on Young Adults

Stephanie Soto Rodriguez, University of California, Merced

12:00 AM

The Strives and Struggles of Maintaining A Language and Culture in The Historic Immigrant Communities of Cleveland, Ohio

Klementyna Pozniak, Baldwin Wallace University

12:00 AM

Wide Thinking? What Is That?: The Critical Consciousness of Tone and Genre in Margaret Atwood's Hag-Seed

Ryan Ming-Yuan Lee, Tufts University

12:00 AM

Thursday, May 7th
12:00 AM

Object Histories: Tracing the Lives of the Antioch Mosaics in Rochester

Debbie Haein Kim, The Johns Hopkins University

12:00 AM

Monday, May 11th
12:00 AM

Public Health in Uganda's Post-Colonial Period

Tyler Gleadle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

12:00 AM

Wednesday, May 13th
12:00 AM

Chance Sounds: Are They Music?

Rebecca Dulaney, University of Wyoming

12:00 AM

Linguistic Disobedience: The Intactness of the Minoritized Subject in Contemporary American Poetry

Saoirse ., Washington College

12:00 AM

Politics, Art and Dissent in Post-Fidel Cuba

Madeleine Zoe Hordinski, Ohio University

12:00 AM

The American Symbol War: A Catalogue of Civil War Monuments

Kris Plunkett, Louisiana State University

12:00 AM

Thursday, May 14th
12:00 AM

Twenty-First Century Fear: Modern Anxiety as Expressed through Post-Apocalyptic Literature

Dominique Dickey, Johns Hopkins University

12:00 AM

Monday, May 18th
12:00 AM

Morrison v. Moynihan: A Career Spent Dismissing the Moynihan Report

Sydney L. Kightlinger, Washington & Jefferson College

12:00 AM

Navigating a Posthuman World in Infinite Jest

Laura Rice, Marshall University

12:00 AM

Tuesday, June 2nd
12:00 AM

A Seed of Inspiration: Motivating Factors for Seed Bank Managers in South East Asia

Kyleah Kirby, Wheaton College

12:00 AM

Wednesday, July 1st
12:00 AM

Racism Beyond Cognition: a Lacanian Psychoanalysis of the United States’ Terror of and Intimacy with the Other

Johanna Haesoo Jeung, Kalamazoo College

12:00 AM