Kind(s) of Real

March 25, 2011 (Friday) / 9:00 am4:00 pm

Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

Kind(s) of Real

12th Annual Undergraduate Humanities Forum Research Conference

Conference Schedule
8:45–9:15a | Registration and Coffee

9:15–9:30a | Welcome
James English, Director, PHF, and Professor of English;
Heather Sharkey, Faculty Advisor, UHF, and Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations;
Ryan Jobson, Steering Committee and Mellon Research Fellow, UHF

9:30–11:00a | 1Nation
Respondent: Fran Barg, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine; Associated Faculty, Anthropology

Ryan Jobson, CAS, 2011; Africana Studies and Anthropology
(Re)politicizing August First: Diaspora, Neoliberalism, and the Commodification of Emancipation Day

Shana Rusonis, CAS, 2012; English
The Ties that Bind: A Study of Family Dynamics in Romantic Era Literature

To Nhu Thanh Huynh, CAS, 2012; Health and Societies, and East Asian Studies
The Virtual Pandemic: Representations of H1N1 in the Vietnamese Online Newspapers

11:00a–12:30p | 2Gether
Respondent: Savannah Shange, Ph.D. Student, Graduate School of Education and Africana Studies

Margaret Hlousek, CAS, 2012; Gender, Society and Culture, and Urban Studies
"Pink Politics": Negotiation of LGBT Identity through Politics & Popular Media

Yuval Orr, CAS, 2011; Modern Middle Eastern Studies
Born Here/Estranged Here: Israeli and Palestinian Hip-Hop Broadcasts the Nation

Kaneesha Cherelle Parsard, CAS, 2011; English and Africana Studies
The Hybrid Caribbean Imagi(nation): Migrations and Postcolonial Sovereignty

Landon Reitz, CAS, 2011; English, Germanic Languages and Literature, and Classics
Translating the Hero: Mediums of Translation in Friedrich Klopstock's Messias

12:30-1:00p | Lunch

1:00–2:15p | 3Stages
Respondent: Scott Enderle, Ph.D. Candidate, English

Rachel Cohen, CAS, 2011; English
"Thus play I in one person many people:" Performing Kingship in Richard II

Sol Jung, CAS, 2011; History of Art, Philosophy and East Asian Languages and Civilizations
The Virtual Aesthetic Experience of the Scholary Elite in the Joseon Dynasty as seen through Hanok

Valeria Tsygankova, CAS, 2011; English and Creative Writing
Representing Church & State: Paratexts of the Bishops' Bible (1568)

2:15–3:45p | 4Real
Respondent: Reed Winegar, Ph.D Candidate, Philosophy

Ilana Cohen, CAS, 2011; English and Philosophy
In the Wake of Digital Aesthetics

David Dunning, CAS, 2012; English and Mathematics
‘Virtually Unlimited’: The Elusiveness of Reality in Infinite Jest

Edward Murphy-Schwartz, CAS, 2012; Religious Studies, Biological Basis of Behaviour, Health Care Management
Presentia Falsa Libri: Medieval Virtuality

Petal Samuel, CAS, 2011; Africana Studies and English
"Ee Cassé": Virtuality and Remembrance in Caribbean Poetry

3:45–4:00 | Closing Remarks
Kaneesha Cherelle Parsard, Mellon Coordinating Research Fellow, UHF
Heather Sharkey, Faculty Advisor, UHF