April 3, 2004 (Saturday) / 9:00 am5:00 pm


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.