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Past Conference Papers

2014 Participants

The Realest of Them All - Or Not: The Rhetoric of Disney’s Redesigned Princess Merida
Samantha Goodwin, Ripon College

Language, Conventions, and Stage Directions: Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot
Elizabeth Coats, Carthage College

Brechtian Influence in the Laramie Project
Cameron Coulter, Santa Clara University

Visual and Audio Patterns in Drama Movie Trailers: A Generic Description of Movie Trailers, Facial Expressions, and the Effects of Music
Madison Dopkiss, Saint Mary’s College

"Not Just Sex Dolls With Knives”: The Rhetoric of Feminine Violence
Anna Claire Gary, Millsaps College

Planting Seeds of Change: Change Methods Found in Social Justice Theater
Misty Saribal, University of Colorado Denver

The Perception of Active Female Characters in Science Fiction Films from 2009-2013
Brittney Biddle, DePauw University

Divide et Impera: The Effect of the Post-Colonialist Interpretation of William Shakespeare The Tempest on the Play’s Staging
Noah Eppler, Wabash College

Attitudes Toward Learning Preferences in Advent of Massive Open Online Courses
Kaitlyn Banaszynski, Fairfield University

Texting and Relationship Maintenance between Parents and College Students
Aileen Monahan, Fairfield University

Efficient Use and Conservation of Fresh Water
Justin Weiss, Libbie Randolph, Dallas Manson, Denison University            

Following John M. Perkins to the Three R’s: A Descriptive Analysis of the Perkins Model for Community Development
Jordan Ryner, Cedarville University

Text Me L8ter: College Students Uses of Text Messaging in Sexually Intimate and Romantic Relationships
Abigail Sanders, Fairfield University

“Don’t Fear the Queer”: College Students’ Perceptions of the LGBT Community
Taylor Altieri, Fairfield University

Religion in College Classrooms: Variation in Student Motivation and Perceived Learning Based on Three Models for Teaching Religion
Mary Arnold, DePauw University

The Catholic School Effect: How a Catholic School Education can Help Students Succeed in College
Elizabeth Warren, DePauw University

Ehtical Issues in Social Media Data Mining
Vishal Motwani, DePauw University

Modern Girls and Money: The Struggle for Self-Determination in China and Japan as Seen in Three 1930s Films
Zach Hill, Georgia State University

Changing the Game: Hillary Clinton Redefining and Reinforcing Gender Expectations in the 2008 Election
Paige Robnett, Denison University

Dark Streets, Dangerous Women, and Knights in Dirty Armor: Frank Miller’s “Sin City” and the Conventions of Film Noir
Ella Tucan, Colby-Sawyer College

Is It Love? Gay Men’s Use of Romance Narratives in Mass Effect 3
Hannah Pruitt, Trinity University

Free Speech on 4chan’s /b/: A Space of Contradiction
Danielle Rue, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Analysis of the Portrayal of Bystanders in Children’s Cartoons
Andrea Higareda, DePauw University

The Ugly Face of the Beauty Industry: The Power of Visual Rhetoric in Advertising
Devika Roy, DePauw University

Mediated Images of Scouting
Meredith Reed, DePauw University

Presidential Families as Persuasive Discourses: The Obama Family Narrative
Claire Hamilton, Denison University

Wrestling With Morality
Thomas McIntyre, University of Alaska Anchorage

The Rhetoric of the Physician-Assisted Suicide Movement- Choosing Death over Life
Alecia Pasdera, Ripon College

How Are Public Figures Talking about Local Foods? A Critical Discourse Analysis
Jillian Foster/Monica Edgerton, Denison University

Apologia in the Steroid Era: How Athletes Respond to Steroid Allegations
Ryan Riebe, Ripon College

A Critical Discourse Analysis of Current Political and Organizations Speech Framing the GMO Labeling Debate in the United States
Sarah Nye, Grace Putman, Denison University

I is What I is: A Generic Criticism of Paula Deen’s Apologia
Chandler Harvey, Saint Mary’s College

An Analysis of Frederick Douglass’ Speech “Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln”
Jalisia Taylor-Singleton, Vanderbilt University

“Mother Earth” and Astronaut Eulogies
Benjamin A. Firgens, Ripon College

The Last of Us: A Case Study of Narrative & Ergodic Discourse, and the Bounded Agent as a Means of Characterization and Poetic Development
Tyler Treml, Temple University