2012 Colloquium

THIRD ANNUAL Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC)

March 31, 2012
Ken Olsen Science Center (KOSC), Gordon College


8–8:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast | KOSC 124
8:45–9 a.m. Welcome—Andrew Logemann, Chair of the Department of English, Gordon College | KOSC 124
9–10:30 a.m.

On Language | KOSC 125
Kristen Beebe (Gordon College): "A Language Learner's Difficulty Understanding Humor Across Language and Culture"
Leanne Butler (Central Connecticut State University): "Children and the Use of Plurals"
Hope Johnson (Gordon College): "Saving Face: A Comparison of Cross-Gender Politeness Strategies in Anonymous and Face to Face Contexts"

Narratology | KOSC 126
Agnieszka Beata Rybka (Emerson College): "Human Sacrifice in Mrs. Dalloway"
Katie Weber (Gordon College): "The Spiritual Discipline: Michel Foucault and The Chosen"
Rumur Dowling (Harvard University): "Musical Modeling and Absolution in Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus"

10:30–11 a.m. Coffee Break | KOSC 124
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Culture and Anarchy | KOSC 125
Danielle Richards (Dordt College): "The Structural Science of Ferdinand de Saussure"
Sarah Seibert (Gordon College): "Insights from Liturgy: Comparing Prayers from the Jewish and Christian Traditions"
Samantha Berstler (Harvard University): "Let the Day Be Darkness: Problems of Destruction, Creation, and Trauma in the Book of Job"

Strangers to Ourselves | KOSC 126
Jessica Kane (Gordon College): "Catherine's Adventures in Wonderland: Parody in Austen’s Northanger Abbey"
Rebecca McLaughlin (Bridgewater State University): "Examining the Other: The Role of the Racial Other in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone"

12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch Break | Lane Student Center
1:30–3 p.m.

Looking Awry | KOSC 125
Andrea Amado (Gordon College): "Warma Kuyay"
Danielle Nicole Drees (Harvard University): "The Entropy of Intertextuality: Entropic Confusion of Authors and Genres in Stoppard's Arcadia"
Lindsey Reed (Gordon College): "Breathing in Absalom, Absalom!'s Conclusion"

Gender Trouble | KOSC 126
Stephanie Grace (Framingham State College): "Daddy’s Little Girl: The Father Versus the Suitor in The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Shoemaker’s Holiday"
Erik Fredner (Harvard University): "Another Castle: The Stolen Princess Narrative in Medieval Literature and Video Games"
Allison Lynch (Gordon College): "A More Accessible Love: Shakespeare vs. Petrarch"

3–3:30 p.m. Coffee Break | KOSC 124
3:30–4:30 p.m. Keynote Address—Richard F. Thomas, George Martin Lane Professor of Classics, Harvard University | KOSC 124