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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"
Steam Ticket Literary Journal Vol. 19 Release Party--THIS THURSDAY, April 28, 4 p.m.--The Eagle's Nest, 1914 Campbell Rd. Help the students in English 320 celebrate--we'll have brief readings, briefer speeches, free appetizers, stories about our production process. We're proud of this excellent issue that our hard-working and discerning editors and readers have assembled!
The Racquet is hiring student reporters, which could be great experience and would look great on your resumes! This position is PAID, and would be a great way for you to be published on campus as well. The position would include receiving an article assignment from the appropriate section editor on Monday nights with a due date of Fridays at noon. The article will then be published in the next week’s paper.
Applications will be due on Monday, February 18. For more information go to: http://theracquet.org/apply/
On Tuesday, December 15th, graduating English majors with a Rhetoric and Writing emphasis will present their senior capstone projects. The presentations will be held in 259 Cartwright Center. They are free and open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-8295.
9:00-10:30 Sapphire Sayaovong Travis Marcou Jennifer Glasgow Kate Habrel
11:00-12:30 Liuyu Bai Ellen Barrett Bryan Hall Rebecca Farrier
12:40-2:30 Emily Steiger Keeley McConaughey Mitchell Spoerl Sam Fischer Taylor Irish Jordan Sheets