Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference—2008

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Friday March 28, 2008

9:30 Breakfast

10:00 Opening Remarks

  • Honey Meconi, Director, Susan B. Anthony Institute and Professor of Music

10:10 Panel I - Adolescent Perspectives

  • Moderator: Joan Saab, Director, Program in Visual and Cultural Studies and Associate Professor of Art and Art History
  • "Tripping the Light Fantastic: Representing the Teenage Twilight in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides and Gregory Crewdson's Twilight," Nicola Mann, Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
  • "Socioeconomic Status, Social Capital and Female Adolescent Reproductive Health," Susan Seibold-Simpson. School of Nursing
  • "Children as a Critique of the Adult World in Victor Erice's The Spirit of the Beehive," Genevieve Waller, Program in Visual and Cultural Studies

11:30 Coffee Break

11:40 Panel II - Gender and Normativity

  • Moderator: Jeff Runner, Curriculum Director, Susan B. Anthony Institute and Associate Professor of Linguistics
  • "Bouquet of Memories": Scrapbooking and the Performance, Commodification, and Remembrance of Self, Lucy Mulroney, Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
  • The Public Restroom: A Doorway to Tolerance for Gender Identity, Leslie Fountain Williams, Warner School of Education and Human Development
  • "If Love is Blind, Does Gender Matter? The Problem of Heterosexual Love in Geoffrey Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and Legend of Good Women," Leah Haught, Department of English

1:00 Lunch Provided

2:00 Panel III - Gendered Spheres

  • Moderator: John Michael, Chair and Professor, Department of English
  • "Odd Affinities": The Persistence of Sympathy in Mrs. Dalloway, Robert Baker, Department of English
  • "Music as Rhetorical Strategy: The Powerful Voice of Sojourner Truth," Maria Christina Fava, Eastman School of Music
  • "Resistance in the Age of Reunion: Ida B. Wells's Diva Citizenship," Jennie Lightweis-Goff, Department of English

3:20 Coffee Break

3:30 Keynote Address

  • "HIV Prevention in Adolescent Girls: Real Life, Real Research," Dianne Morrison-Beedy. Professor, School of Nursing Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Development

4:30 Closing Remarks

  • Honey Meconi, Director, Susan B. Anthony Institute and Professor of Music

4:45 Closing Reception

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