Form and Transform: Undergraduate Humanities Forum Research Conference
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

8:45–9:15a
REGISTRATION

9:15–9:30a
OPENING (RE)MARKS
David Dunning and Darina Shtrakhman, Steering Committee and Mellon Research Fellows, UHF
James English, Director, PHF; Professor of English
Heather Sharkey, Faculty Advisor, UHF; Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations


9:30–11:00a
(Con) Template
Respondent: Vijay Balasubramanian, Merriam Term Professor of Physics
David Dunning, CAS, 2012
Alain Badiou and the Adaptation of Set Theory
Sarah Heinz, CAS, 2012
Birthing a Monster: The Invention of Melodrama in the Romantic Period
Noelle Li-Zhen Tay, CAS, 2012
Modern Visual Culture in Shanghai – The Hybrid Gaze
Alex Zhang, CAS, 2012
Plotinus and the Platonic Tradition

11:00a–12:30p
(Extra) Ordinary
Respondent: Lucas Wood, Comparative Literature; Mellon Research Fellow, Graduate Humanities Forum
bullet Molly Armstrong, CAS, 2012
Edwidge Danticat & Junot Díaz: A Study of Caribbean Dissent and Descent Through Writing
bullet Thadeus Dowad, CAS, 2012
Taking Barbs at Masterpieces: Pun and Palimpsest in Marcel Duchamp's L.H.O.O.Q.
bullet Myles Karp, CAS, 2012
Dubstep, Darwin, and the Prehistoric Invention of Music
bullet Katharine Panarese, CAS, 2012
The Unadaptable Bridget: Adaptation of Diary Fiction to Film

1:00–2:30p
(Origin) Nation 
Respondent: David Eisenhower, Director, Institute for Public Service,
Annenberg School
bullet Emily Kern, CAS, 2012
“Civilizing” China: Samuel Wells Williams and The Middle Kingdom in 1848 and 1883
bullet Zachary Propert, CAS, 2012
Malian Media (Mal)Adaptations
bullet Darina Shtrakhman, CAS, 2012
The Anglo-American Prime Minister: Winston Churchill as a Scholar of Gibbon and Lincoln
bullet Anna Vinogradov, CAS, 2012
Religion or Nation? The Jewish Identities of Soviet Immigrants in the U.S.

2:30–4:00p
(Sense) Ability 
Respondent: Sarah Dowling, English; Mellon Research Fellow, Graduate Humanities Forum
bullet Adam Croom, CAS, 2012
The Evolutionary Origins of Music: Harmonizing Biology and Culture Through Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Synchronization
bullet Marguerite Leone, CAS, 2013
Digital Adaptations: Sharing Cherokee Cultural Knowledge
bullet Alexander Remnick, CAS, 2012
Oaxaca: The Blind Daughters
bullet Monika Wasik, CAS, 2012
The Path of Suffering, Healing, and Recovery: Physical and Psychological Adaptation to Obstetric Fistulas in Sub-Saharan African Women

4:00–4:15p
Closing (re)marks
Emily Kern, Chair and Mellon Research Fellow, UHF
Heather Sharkey, Faculty Advisor, UHF

 

23 March 2012
9:15am–4:15pm
Nevil Classroom
Penn Museum
3260 South Street

Open to Penn students
and faculty


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