Saturday, 3 April 2004 - 9:00am5:00pm


Undergraduate Humanities Forum Research Fellows Symposium

Joseph Farrell
Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professor in the Humanities Department of Classical Studies
Associate Dean for Arts and Letters

9:00–9:30a | Welcome: coffee, tea, and pastries

10:00–11:30a | Dialectics of Individual Voice
Faculty Respondent: Carlos J. Alonso , Edwin B. and Leonore R. Williams Professor of Romance Languages
Graduate Moderator: Ellen Welch, Philosophy

Daniel Shu, CAS 2004; Classical Studies
Contact and Memory in Virgil's Aeneid

Eric Knibbs, CAS 2004; History
An Apocalypse Commentary Attributed to Alcuin

Paul Samuelson, CAS 2004; English
An Exploration of Beckett's Characters through the Psychoanalytic Theories of W.R. Bion

Lynn Huang, CAS 2004; English
Shooting Awry to Hit the Mark: George Gascoigne as the Professional Poet

11:30-11:45a | Break

11:45a-1:00p | Ethics of the Body
Faculty Discussant: Ralph Rosen, Professor of Classical Studies
Graduate Moderator: Dierdra Reber, Romance Languages-Hispanic

Swii Yii Lim, CAS 2004; Classical Studies and English
Written on the Body: Martyrdom and Textual Tradition in the Passion of Perpetua

Wiktoria Bielska, CAS 2004; Classical Studies and Biology
Ancient Greek Gynecology: Rational Science and the Irrational Body

Molly Collins, CAS 2004; Health and Societies
Temples of Science and Places of Worship: The Spiritual Aspect of Care for the Dying in the United States

1:00-2:00p | Lunch

2:00-3:30p | Ideology in Transition
Faculty Discussant: Steven Gross, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Graduate Moderator: Matthew Rutz, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies--Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Susanne Flood, CAS 2005; Philosophy and English
Warranted Belief

Mary Le Gierse, CAS & GAS 2004; German
Religion and the German Enlightenment

Nicholas Zwang, CAS 2004; Intellectual History
Individualist Anarchism and 19th-Century America

Erin Douglas, CAS 2004; Political Science
Through the Looking Glass: A Study of U.S. and North Korean Negotiating Behavior

3:30-3:45p | Break

3:45-5:00p | Experiential Testimony
Faculty Discussant: Carol A. Muller, Associate Professor of Music and Penn Humanities Forum "Belief" Topic Director
Student Moderator: Elena Past, Romance Languages--Italian

Julia Koprak, CAS 2004; Communications
Seeing as Believing, Believing as Seeing: Santería

Rebekah Flake, CAS 2004; German and Visual Studies
Lens on the Mennonites: What Words Can't Say du Temps Perdu

Reception and informal discussion to follow conclusion of conference.