2011 Colloquium

Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC)

March 26, 2011
Ken Olsen Science Center (KOSC), Gordon College


8–8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast | KOSC 124
8:30–9 a.m. Opening Remarks, Dr. Graeme Bird and Dr. Emmanuelle Vanborre | KOSC 124
9–10:30 a.m.

Linguistic Concerns | KOSC 125
Jennifer Van Der Hoek (Dordt College): “For the Sake of Clarification!  American and Canadian Dialectal Issues”
Lauren Carey (Gordon College): “When Language Met Motion Picture”
Claire Cordella (Cornell): “A Case Study of Linguistic Politeness in a Religious Context"

Structure and Reconstruction | KOSC 126
Amy Laing (Gordon College): “The Advantage of Consistency in the Poetry of John Donne”
Christopher McClure (Gordon College): “‘Ithaca’ (from James Joyce’s Ulysses): A World of Reconstruction”
Lauren Gust (MIT): “Approaching the Asymptote: Reconciling Postmodernity and the Experience of Temporality”

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

Word Plays | KOSC 125
Rachel Price (Gordon College): “The Integration of Native American Words into Modern English”
JoAnna Yorks (Gordon College): “Esperanto–The Inspiration for Neutrality”

Structures and Stereotypes | KOSC 126
Danielle Polak (Seton Hall): "The Pattern Creeping into The Yellow Wallpaper: A Story of Sickness
Tom Dukes (Albion College): “Josiah Harlan, Orientalism, and the ‘Afghan character’”
Molly O’Laughlin (Harvard): “Dancing the Nation”

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

Politico-Personal Writings | KOSC 125
Katie Weber (Gordon College): “The Victorian Feminist”
Lauren Lancaster (Miami U., Ohio): “Breath Eyes, Memory: The Political Becomes Personal”
Betty Rosen (Harvard): “The Violence of Stasis in Picasso’s Guernica and Paul Éluard’s The Victory of Guernica

Language and Reality | KOSC 126
Julia Hechler (Macalester): “The Language of the Youth in Paris: Utopia of an Overlooked Community”
Kyra Sliwinski (Gordon College): “The Grammar Wars: Universal Grammar and Cognitive-Functional Linguistics Compared and Critiqued”

3–3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks, Dr. Andrew Logemann and Dr. Gregor Thuswaldner | KOSC 124