English Capstone Presentations April 27, May 3rd, May 4th and May 5th
On April 27, May 3, May 4, and May 5 the English Department will hold three Capstone Presentations for Majors in Rhetoric & Writing and Literature (ENG 413 and ENG 484). The presentations will all be held in 330 Cartwright. The colloquia are free and open to the public. A brief question-and-answer period follows each presentation. Light refreshments will be served. Please drop in for any or all of the following presentations:
Wednesday, April 27th, 330 Cartwright Center
- Ellen Brown: "Transforming Gender?: Outlander and the Mobilization of Gender Narratives"
- Dylan Elliott: "'Not That There's Anything Wrong With That!' Analyzing Representations of Queer Identity in Seinfeld"
- Emily Moua: "Animal-Aberration: Deconstructing Anthropocentrism in Nishioisin's Monogatari Anime Series"
- Blaire Robertson: “Victorian Portrayals of Families in Jane Eyre and Mary Barton”
- Brooke Robison: “Relative Reality: Narrative Building in In Cold Blood and Making a Murderer”
- Eric Steffen: “‘O Earth, Pale Mother!’: Questioning Nature as Sanctuary in Into The Wild”
Tuesday, May 3rd, 330 Cartwright Center
- Zachary Olson: "Language and Class Division"
- Rongqing Jiang: "Video Producing: For the Audience"
- Sam Petersen: "Sample at Your Own Risk: How Copyright Laws Obstruct Creativity in an Age of Digital Media"
- Samantha Loomis: "Redefining Journalism in the 21st Century: An In-depth Look at the Impact of Citizen Journalism"
- Spencer Mertes: "Public Relations and the Public: An Evolving Relationship"
- Amy Kempf: "Design Tactics of Local Government Websites: comparing La Crosse, Minneapolis, and New York City"
- Jonathan Cook: "Generalities of the Political Rhetoric in the 2016 Presidential Campaigns"
- Lara Spilmon: "The Importance of Redefining the Term Rape: A Closer Look at the Language Used to Define It and the Role Society Plays"
- Jintian Li: "Social Media and Public Relations: The Implications of Facebook for Marketing Public Relations"
- Amber Middleton: "Rhetoric of Grant Writing Manuals"
- Alayna Stein: "The Man Who Deconstructed a Genre: The Ethical Complexity of Reporting Psychological Research Revealed Through Critical Discourses Analysis of the Work of Oliver Sacks"
- Danielle Watterson: "Comic Revisionism: The Evolving Archetypes of Superheroes"
- Fangfang Li: "Twitter and Weibo: The Localization of Social Media in America and China"
Wednesday, May 4th, 330 Cartwright Center
- Lauren David: “A Feminist View of Edna St. Vincent Millay and the Woes of the Literary Canon”
- Rachel Hoffmann: “A New Definition of Literature: How The Digital Age is Altering The Literary World”
- Carly Radiske: "A Look at the Relation of Race, Class and the Grotesque in William Demby's Beetlecreek"
- Keagan Safstrom: “Changing the Grizzly Man Narrative: A Shift from Humanism to Posthumanism”
- Charleton Skinner: "Siddhartha: From Nihilism to Belonging"
- April Wildes: "Evaluating The Binary of Animals and Humans in Alice in Wonderland"
Thursday, May 5th, 330 Cartwright Center
- Daniel Wirtz: "People Should Be People: The Media and its Rhetorical Effect on How We View Personhood"
- Yu Cai: "Minimalism: From Arts to Life"
- Abbey Grall: "Let’s Talk Pretty: Challenging the Conventional Representation of Womyn and Beauty Standards Through Photography"
- Liqi Yi: "Website Localization"
- Sarah Busse: "Personality and Rhetoric: An Analysis of how Extroversion and Introversion Shape Language Choices"
- Aijing Song: "Science Writing for the Public"
- Madelyn Kulas: "The Horses and Their Boys: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Buying and Selling of Draft Horses"
- Haolin Huang: "Dream and Reality: Robots In Film History"
- Danielle Cook: "Like, Comment, Share, Consume: Advertising to Today’s Teenagers"
- Lingyuan Xiong: "Examining the Role of Social Media in Crisis Management"
- Sam Smith: "Snapchat: The Social Aspect Through a Rhetorical 'Filter'"
- Yu Huang: "The Sharing Economy is an Alternative Capitalism"
- Xiaoqian Zeng: "Cross-Cultural Web Design: How to Effectively Communicate Between Cultures"
- Matt Leitner: "The Role of Oral Tradition in the Catholic Church: Undermining Written Scripture in the Eucharist"
- Brittany Lofgren: "'A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words': The Rhetoric and Marketing of Images"
- Kyndra Rothermel: "Knowing versus Retaining: A Comparison of U.S. and British Education Systems"
- Kasey Overgaard: "Rhetoric in Advertising: How Print Ads Affect Consumer Behavior"