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2020
Tuesday, April 28th
12:00 AM

"A Great Disturbance in My Inner Man": The Impossibility of National Unity in Robert Montgomery Bird's Sheppard Lee

Megan Swartzfager, University of Mississippi

12:00 AM

A Rendezvous with Revolution: The Transformative Impact of Contemporary Female Singers in Egypt

Summer El-Shahawy, University of Arkansas

12:00 AM

Adam and the Fall: One that Loved not Wisely, but too Well

John Murphy, DePaul University

12:00 AM

Against Explanatory Condemnation: Existentialistic Ethics in the Modern Divided Climate

Tyler Chang, Rutgers University - New Brunswick

12:00 AM

Educational Inequalities: The Teacher Perspective

McKenzie Mann-Wood, Santa Clara University

12:00 AM

English Language Learners at the University of Illinois at Chicago Writing Center

Susan Ewa Panek, The University of Illinois at Chicago

12:00 AM

Ethnonationalism and Democracy: Lessons from India and Israel

Naba Wahid, The Johns Hopkins University

12:00 AM

Free Women of Color in Late Eighteenth-Century Saint-Domingue: How They Were Objectified by White Men and Free Men of Color

Denisse Sandoval, University of Miami

12:00 AM

John Stuart Mill on Happiness and Paternalism

Salvatore James Guido, Wayne State University

12:00 AM

Parodies and Dark Shadows: Pseudo-Feminism in The Handmaid's Tale

Gina Mingoia, Saint Joseph's College

12:00 AM

Post-Modernism in Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Alexander Reece Loescher Quinlan, University of Georgia

12:00 AM

Putting It Into Practice: Moving Forward with Integrating the New Literacy Studies into Literacy Education Once and For All

Shenir Dennis, Santa Clara University

12:00 AM

Sorcerer's Magic: Institutional Identity in Tim O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods

Haley Felmet, Texas A&M University

12:00 AM

The People's Fury: A Question of Collective Identity in Contemporary Germany

Sean Starkweather, James Madison University

12:00 AM

The World is Our Playground: Public Art as Intermediary Between the Community and the Urban Environment

Piper Prolago, University of Tulsa

12:00 AM

Through a Glass, Enviously: Yuri Olesha's Photographic Distortion of Reality

Julia Curl, The New School

12:00 AM

Why We Love it Here: Exploration of Affection and Place Attachment in the Brazilian Periphery

Sue-Yeon Ryu, Ohio University

12:00 AM

Wednesday, April 29th
12:00 AM

Assembling the Pieces of Personhood in Anne Carson's Nox

Rachel Seitz, Illinois State University

12:00 AM

Between Ancient and Modern: Becoming Literate in Geometry in Early Modern England

Matthew Ryckman, University of Maine

12:00 AM

Faking Our Deaths: A Look at the Glamorization of Death in the Media

Natalie Page Perilstein, University of South Carolina - Beaufort

12:00 AM

Forever the Thinker: the International Context of Marx(ism) in the 1840s

Lois Bronaugh, Austin College

12:00 AM

"God Sometimes you Don't Come Through:" The Presentation of Religious Trauma Syndrome Through Rock Music

Maggie Elizabeth Parker, Agnes Scott College

12:00 AM

"I Am the Sole Author": Challenging the Dictionary of the Social Self in Zadie Smith's NW

Rachel Mary Stroia, Suffolk University

12:00 AM

"Mister Sartre and Señora Beauvoir Are Old News": Queer Arab Resistance in Abdellah Taïa's "A Country for Dying"

Emilie Hautemont, Swarthmore College

12:00 AM

Roy Cohn's America: Conservatism, Sexual Politics, and Memory in the 21st Century

Emily Sharp, Emory University

12:00 AM

Sex as Escapism: An Analysis of What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Mary Sincavage, Georgia Southern University

12:00 AM

The Book of Revelation: The Apocalypse Debunked

Meghan Elizabeth Hansen, University of Georgia

12:00 AM

"Water, water, every where, / Nor any drop to drink": The Rime of the Ancient Mariner as Ecological Allegory and Cautionary Tale

Megan Lowe, Northeastern State University

12:00 AM

Thursday, April 30th
12:00 AM

A Rothian Analysis of Walt Disney's Pastoral Symphony

Hailey Megan Ritchey, Mount Aloysius College

12:00 AM

Battling a World of Hate with Hope: Unearthing the Life and Work of Adolphe Duhart

Audrey Gibson, Centenary College of Louisiana

12:00 AM

"Blood" and Land: The Legacy of White Property Rights in Legal Definitions of Native Race and Tribal Disenrollment

Jack Casey, University of Southern California

12:00 AM

Death, Desire, and Shame in Emily Dickinson's Poetry

Ashley Etter, The College of St. Scholastica

12:00 AM

Israel's Modulation of Checkpoints: Systematic Manipulation of the Oslo Accords

Anna Rhodes, Knox College

12:00 AM

Mothering in Concentration Camps: A Historiography of Jewish Motherhood During the Holocaust

Andrea Gapsch, Ohio University

12:00 AM

Not all skinfolk are kinfolk: The impact of the miseducation of black homogenitiety in America

Neud's Saint-Cyr, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

12:00 AM

The Führer of All Maladies: Cancer and the Utility of Metaphors for Its "Independence," under the Nazi Regime

Jill Jones, Duke University

12:00 AM

Who Were They Working For? Sex Work, Working Girls, and Patriarchy in the Late Nineteenth Century

Grace Files, Rhodes College

12:00 AM

Worlds of Difference: The Persistence of the Global in Postwar and Contemporary Cinemas

Riley Scott Kelfer, Colby College

12:00 AM

Friday, May 1st
12:00 AM

Bordando asas para os que no puderam voar (Embroidering wings for those who did not get to fly): Activism and Grief in Zuzu Angel's Politically-Engaged Fashion

Luiza Repsold Franca, University of Pennsylvania

12:00 AM

Catastrophic Colonialism: An Examination of Masculinity in Alejo Carpentier's The Kingdom of This World

Fiona Evans, Orange Coast College

12:00 AM

Constructing the Body of the Author: Representations of Femininity and Disability in Pope's Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot

Madeline Layne Rose, University of Rochester

12:00 AM

Democratic Ghosts in Aeschylean Drama

Margaret Anne Aiken Freeman, New College of Florida

12:00 AM

"Get the Tables": Wrestling through the Metatheatrical Lens

Abigail Raley, Western Kentucky University

12:00 AM

"Haunting the Docks: Deindustrialization in Ashland, Wisconsin"

Lydia Claire O'Donnell, Kenyon College

12:00 AM

How Las Bodas de Sangre Can Help Bring into a New Light Cases like La Manada

Graceanne LaCombe, Louisiana State University

12:00 AM

Listening to 9/11: Towards an Auditory History of a Catastrophe

Lauren Allie Trice, University of South Carolina Columbia

12:00 AM

The Science that Will Save the World: Tektological Practice for the Coming Storm

Remi Debs Bruno, Community College of Baltimore County

12:00 AM

Virtual Communities: A Discourse Analysis of Facebook Groups for Expatriates in Jalisco

Liliana Brock, Portland State University

12:00 AM

What to Expect When You're Expected: Uncovering the Role of Cultural Capital in College Success

Margaret Helen Clark Tippett, Ithaca College

12:00 AM

Saturday, May 2nd
12:00 AM

OK, Boomer: The Impact of Age Based Language Ideologies

Carly Vaitkevicius, Grand Valley State University

12:00 AM

Monday, May 4th
12:00 AM

"Is It a True Thing": The Pastoral Mode in Shakespeare's "As You Like It"

Dianna Rahmey, Rowan University

12:00 AM

"Queen Sugar": Sweetening Black Representation One Show at a Time

Doris Njeri Kariuki, Towson University

12:00 AM

Representations of Religious Injustice in the Works of François Villon and Emile Zola

Alexis Windecker, Rider University

12:00 AM

Structure in Instruction: Educational Institutions in Young Adult Chinese American Narratives

Chloe Low, University of California, Irvine

12:00 AM

The Sociocultural Experiences of Mexican-American Recent High School Graduates: Civic Education and Its Social Impact on the Success of Bicultural Youth

Chelsea Amanda Rodriguez, Trinity University

12:00 AM

Wednesday, May 6th
12:00 AM

Queer Men in Suits: TAG, ACT UP, and AIDS

Samantha Leyerle, University of Kansas

12:00 AM

San Francisco Gay Bars: Challenging Exploitation and Increasing Activism

Tegan Ann Smith, Santa Clara University

12:00 AM

Thursday, May 7th
12:00 AM

The House of Our Bathroom Fantasies: Uncanny Male Gaze in The Virgin Suicides

Sarah Grace Fiore, University of Rhode Island

12:00 AM

Monday, May 11th
12:00 AM

Executive Traditions of Peace-Making: The 1987 US-Soviet Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, Its Forerunners, and Its Aftermath

Anish Kulkarni, Johns Hopkins University

12:00 AM

Temple Boys: A Critical-Creative Understanding of South Philadelphia's Southeast Asian Refugee Community

Jessica Li, University of Pennsylvania

12:00 AM

The Mosaddeq Coup: A Test of Cold War Strategy and American Values

Mikhail Faulconer, Saint Louis University

12:00 AM

When Trauma No Longer Disqualifies: Examining the Institutional Thematization of Traumatic Experience at a Workforce Development Nonprofit

Amadea Martino Smith, Johns Hopkins University

12:00 AM

You Give Love A Bad Name: Romance, Capitalism, and Cruel Optimism from Pamela to Fifty Shades of Grey

Caleigh Flegg, Gettysburg College

12:00 AM

Tuesday, May 12th
12:00 AM

A Nazi Amusement Park: Flakturm Tower IV and the Rise of Alt-Right Fetishism in Vacation Venues

Amanda Jayne Cummins, Davis and Elkins College

12:00 AM

Cyclical Poverty in Native American Communities

Douglas-Ann Smith, Baylor University

12:00 AM

Giving the Body a Voice: Dance as Illness Narrative

Ana Worthington, Wake Forest University

12:00 AM

Political Culture and Abortion Policy

Caleb J. Evans, Oklahoma City University

12:00 AM

Water as a Therapeutic Landscape and the Inspiration for a Collection of Short Essays About the Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Effects Water Embodies

Allison Schwarm, Washington State University

12:00 AM

Wednesday, May 13th
12:00 AM

6ix9ine: The Rise of a Social Media Supervillain

Brandon Ruiz, California State University, Fullerton

12:00 AM

A Missionary on a Mission: David Zeisberger and His Work with the Lenape People

Kate Dobbs, Rutgers University

12:00 AM

Absurdity and Veracity: Religion in Warhol's Paintings

Yuchen Wang, School of Art Institute Chicago

12:00 AM

Author vs. Reader: A Struggle for Literary Power in Italo Calvino's "If on a winter's night a traveler"

Megan Finlan, Lebanon Valley College

12:00 AM

Celtic Culture and Early Christianity as Simultaneous Intellectual Movements in the Early Medieval Scotland and Ireland

Will Christian De Man, Calvin University

12:00 AM

Coming Apart at the Seams : Violence, Fashion, and Race

Cameron T. Sauers, Gettysburg College

12:00 AM

How the Russo-Japanese War Affected U.S Naval and Marine Corps Policy, Strategy, and Tactics from 1904 to 1924

Houston Crudele, Weber State University

12:00 AM

One of Wittgenstein’s Methods: A Defense and Elaboration of Baker’s Analogy

Griffin Pion, Vassar College

12:00 AM

Selling Out: The Market as Autonomy in Bronte's Jane Eyre

Zuzu Tadeushuk, Wesleyan University

12:00 AM

Tainted Daisies

Christina Harer, Concord University

12:00 AM

The Colonel: William Faulkner's Idol and Moral Compass

Mark Reichart, Stevenson University

12:00 AM

The Inter-Korean Relationship: Views from South Korean University Students

Rachel Christine Keenan, University of Kansas

12:00 AM

The Political Animal: Aristotle's Man and the Natural Political Life

Joseph Rodriguez, University of California, Berkeley

12:00 AM

The Stain of Slavery on the Black Women’s Body and the Development of Gynecology: Historical Trauma of a Black Women’s Body

Maia A. Hill, The Pennsylvania State University

12:00 AM

"This Isle is Full of Noises": Art as a Moral Force in W. H. Auden's The Sea and the Mirror

Maria Rossini, University of Dallas

12:00 AM

Thursday, May 14th
12:00 AM

False Prophets/Profits: The Effects of Post-WWII Consumerism on Religious Values in Flannery O'Connor's Fiction

Cody Turner, Davis and Elkins College

12:00 AM

Friday, May 15th
12:00 AM

Indigenous Evolution in a "Post-Racial" America in Tommy Orange's There There

Jordan Lindenman, SUNY Old Westbury

12:00 AM

James Baldwin in Paris: Liberation, Alienation, and Existentialism

Sophia Loughlin, Johns Hopkins University

12:00 AM

Weary Women: Victorian Women and the Navigation of Space-less-ness

Emily Alexander, Davis and Elkins College

12:00 AM

Sunday, May 17th
12:00 AM

Augustinian Reading and the Fallen Corpus in Donne and Milton

Kashaf Shahid Qureshi, Reed College

12:00 AM

Monday, May 18th
12:00 AM

In and Outside City Walls: Medieval Jewish Communities and Rulership in German Cities

Zoë Schwartz, Wittenberg University

12:00 AM

Proportional: Poems

Noah Loveless, University of Maine, Orono

12:00 AM

Tuesday, May 19th
12:00 AM

An Account of the Self

Linda Nicole Ready, Trinity University

12:00 AM

Friday, May 22nd
12:00 AM

How does art attempt to understand its own political implications? Looking at Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go

Rishabh Kumar, Johns Hopkins University

12:00 AM

Tuesday, May 26th
12:00 AM

Houston, We Have a Problem: Humanity & Home in 2001: A Space Odyssey

Charlotte Grace McGill Wood, Johns Hopkins University

12:00 AM

Friday, May 29th
12:00 AM

A Knock in the Night: Short Story

Ujwal Singh Rajaputhra, University of Southern California

12:00 AM

Tuesday, June 2nd
12:00 AM

By Virtue of Yoga Powers: The Image of Divinity in Swaminarayan Hinduism

Mukti Patel, University of Toronto

12:00 AM

Danse Macabre: The Black Death Through the Global Health Lens

Dominic Ignatius Antinozzi, Allegheny College

12:00 AM

Hart-Celler Act and the Civil Rights Movement

Ju Young Yun, Trinity University

12:00 AM

The Narration of Art on Google Arts and Culture

Aishan Zhang, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

12:00 AM

The Nature of Disloyalty: Attitudes Towards Treason and Exile in the Ancient Mediterranean

Matthew Kenny, Rhodes College

12:00 AM

The Unexplored History of Brockton, Massachusetts’ Residential Racial Inequity

Brianna Bryson, Suffolk University

12:00 AM

The White Circle: Womanhood in Elizabeth Bowen’s “Look at All Those Roses”

Claire Holland, University of Chicago

12:00 AM

Thursday, June 11th
12:00 AM

Gendering of Leisure Forms and its Impact on Women in Areas of Conflict: A Case Study of Jammu & Kashmir

Anusha Wani, Lady Shri Ram College for Women
Yana Azaad, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University
Vedika Pillai, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University

12:00 AM

Monday, June 15th
12:00 AM

Philosophers and Priests: Nietzsche’s Engagement with Vedanta and his Problematic Confusions in On the Genealogy of Morals

Pranati Parikh, Harvard University

12:00 AM

Tuesday, June 16th
12:00 AM

A Deep Dive into Death: Analysis and Arguments from Three Philosophical Frameworks

Isabelle Olivia Riddle, University of Georgia

12:00 AM

The Ruiz Riots and the Possibility of Counterhistory

Benjamin Halom, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

12:00 AM

Thursday, June 18th
12:00 AM

Caution! Children at play: understanding youth sport as an aesthetic education towards self-confident embodiment

Rosella LoChirco, Kalamazoo College

12:00 AM

Thursday, July 30th
12:00 AM

What Makes a Cité a City? A Parisian Case Study For a City’s Algorithmic Model

Isabella Castillo, Johns Hopkins University

12:00 AM

Monday, August 3rd
12:00 AM

Clawing for Power: Merricat and Constance’s Struggle Over Patriarchal Oppression

Savannah Gregg, Davis & Elkins College

12:00 AM