March 22, 2013 (Friday) / 9:15 am3:45 pm

Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum


14th Annual Undergraduate Humanities Forum Research Conference

8:45-9:15a | REGISTRATION

9:15-9:30a | OPENING REMARKS
James English, Director, PHF; John Welsh Centennial Professor of English
Olivia Rutigliano and James Sawyer, Steering Committee and Mellon Research Fellows, UHF

Respondent: Daniel Barber, Assistant Professor, PennDesign

William Kearney, CAS 2013; Science Technology and Society, and Earth Science
Tuzo Wilson in China: Mapping Tectonics, Disciplines and Diplomacy in the Cold War

Mark Pantano, CAS 2014; Architecture and Environmental Studies
Reading Gaudi's Great Book of Nature: Reconsidering the Peripheral Reception of Proto-Environmental Architecture

Lane Raffaldini Rubin, CAS 2013; Architecture and Italian Studies
Inhabiting Peripheries: Palladio and the Ecology of the Ideal Villa

10:50a-12:00p | "Adaptation and Appreciation": Alternating Understandings of Artistic Popular culture
Respondent: Marcia Ferguson, Professor of Theater Arts

Olivia Rutigliano, CAS 2014; English and Cinema Studies
Bardrobing: Conventions and Inventions in Costume Design Throughout Shakespeare Performance History

Amalya Lehmann, CAS 2013; Music
“I was born for opera buffa, you know it well!”: A Serious Look at Rossini's Musical Wit and Humor

Elaine Ogden, CAS 2013; English
Peripheral Phenomena: Jane Austen and Vampires

Respondent: Anne Norton, Professor of Political Science

Melany Barr, CAS 2013; English
Peripheral Realisms: Supernatural Exiles in James Joyce and Henry James

Shaj Mathew, CAS 2014; Comparative Literature
Peripheral Peoples: Istanbul in Orhan Pamuk’s The Museum of Innocence on the Margins of Modernity

James Sawyer, CAS 2013; Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Modern Middle Eastern Studies
Astana, Cultural Capital on the Fringes of Tradition and Modernity

2:20-3:30pm | Institutionalized Bodies: Loss in the Periphery
Respondent: Noah Tamarkin, PHF Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology

Anand Muthusamy, CAS 2014; Biochemistry and Biophysics
The Limits of the Language and Ethics of Pain in Becoming a Body without Organs

Joshua James Herren, CAS 2013; History and History of Art
Furious Acts: AIDS and the Arts of Activism, 1980-1996

Michael Morse, CAS 2013; Political Science
The Black Codes: The Modern Legacy of Felon Disenfranchisement in the South

3:30-3:45pm | CLOSING REMARKS
James English, Director, PHF; John Welsh Centennial Professor of English
Amalya Lehmann, Chair and Mellon Research Fellow, UHF