2003 Graduate Research Conference

Friday, February 28, 2003

9:15 a.m. Refreshments
9:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

  • Sue Gustafson, Director, Susan B. Anthony Institute. Professor of German

9:45 a.m. Morning Keynote Address

  • Locust Abortion Technician Meets 'Hamburger Lady': Shock as Symbolic Violence and Subcultural Signifier, Lisa Soccio, VCS, 2002-2003 Susan B. Anthony Dissertation Fellow

10:30 a.m. Session One: Constructing Gender

  • 'Unseemly Woman in a Seeming Man' or 'That Woman is a Woman!': Effeminacy, Boy Players, and other Gender Crossovers, Jennifer Ailles, English
  • 'Birth Copulation and Death': Female Modernists' Appropriations of the Bildungsroman, Joanna Grant, English
  • Not an Ape, Not Yet Human: Lucy and the Construction of Ancestral Humanity, Lisa Uddin, VCS

11:30 a.m. Session Two: Reproductive Health

  • Intimate Partner Abuse and the Reproductive Health of Sexually Active Adolescents, Timothy Roberts, Pediatrics
  • Changing Childbirth in America: Appropriate Use of Technology in Prenatal CareMary Maher, Nursing 

12:30 p.m. Lunch Provided

1:30 p.m. Session Three: Visualizing Masculinity

  • Camera Hunting: Masculinity and Nation in Early American Wildlife Photography, Mathew Brower, VCS
  • The Canadian Landscape and Washroom Sex, Peter Hobbs, VCS
  • Authorship, History and the Dialectic of Trauma: Derek Jarman's 'The Last of England', Dan Humphrey, VCS
  • Chained Heat: Identity and Desire In and Out of 'OZ'Joe Wlodarz, English

3:00 p.m. Afternoon Keynote Address

  • Choreographing Resistance: Grassroots Globalization, Queer Sexualities, and the Performance of Latinidad, Ramon Rivera-Servera, Visiting Professor, Dance

4:00-5:00 p.m. Reception, Meliora Dining Hall


Conference Planners:
Liz Czach, Shaila Mehra, Rachel Sussman

Conference co-sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program, the Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, the Department of English, the Department of Art and Art History, the Graduate Organizing Group, the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies.