Pushing Daisies

Friday, 16 March 2018 - 9:00am3:15pm

Kislak Center, 6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Pushing Daisies

Join us as the Wolf Humanities Center's 2017-18 Undergraduate Research Fellows give us their take on Afterlives at the 19th Annual Undergraduate Humanities Forum Research Conference.


9:00-9:30a | Registration and Breakfast


9:30-9:45a | Opening Remarks 

Timothy Rommen, Faculty Director, UHF; Davidson Kennedy Professor in the College

Claudia Kassner, UHF Chair


9:45-11:00a | Requiem
Moderator: Josephine Park, Professor of English

Jeffrey Careyva (English, Philosophy, CAS '18)
Jacques Derrida's Ghostly Archive of Poetry

Amy Stidham
(English, CAS '18)
Literary Reincarnation

Colin Lodewick
(English, CAS '19)
Loss and Futurity in Elegies of the Anthropocene

11:05a-12:20p | Reform
Moderator: Andrea Goulet, Professor of Romance Languages

Parker Abt (History, CAS '19)
PAC Men: How the Civil Rights Movement Inadvertently Created Dark Money in Politics

Claudia Kassner
(Classical Studies, Ancient History, CAS '18)
ἐλευθέρα εἶμεν καὶ ἀνέφαπτος: Examining the Afterlife of Greek Slavery in the Manumission Inscriptions at Delphi

Adrian Kase
(Biological Basis of Behavior, CAS '18)
Conceptions of Death and the Afterlife in Modern American Comedic Films

Seung Hyun Chung
(English, CAS '18)
Empathy Machine? The Afterlives of Race, Memory, and Bodyhood in Immersive Virtual Reality

1:45-3:00p | Rebirth
Moderator: Kathy Peiss, Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History

Rive Cadwallader (Health and Societies, Classical Studies CAS '18)
Medicine in the "Athens of America": Physicians and the Neoclassical Movement in Late Eighteenth Century Philadelphia

Kyra Schulman
(French Studies, History, CAS '18)
The Dreyfus Affair in Vichy France: An Afterlife

Rebecca Heilweil (
History, Political Science, CAS'18)
The Search for Solidarity Beyond Bloom: Jewish Advocacy in Ireland, 1933-1958

Alisa Feldman
(Health and Societies, CAS '18)
Be Fruitful and Medicalize: IVF Risk Communication and the Politics of Assisted Reproduction in Israel

3:00-3:15p | Closing Remarks

Seung Hyun Chung, UHF Executive Board
Kyra Schulman, UHF Executive Board