2014 Schedule: Panels

March 29, 2014

SESSION 1: 10:15 – 11:15 am

PANEL 1: Problems of Spaces and Places

  • This Land is My Land (Jordan Coloumbe, History, University of Rhode Island)
  • Man vs. Society (Corey Whalen, Humanities, Salve Regina University)

PANEL 2: Discussions of Mental Health in Literature

  • The Work of Rest: An Exploration of Insomnia in the Modernist Period (Sarah Kingston, Literature, University of Rhode Island)
  • Degeneration in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Mental Illness or Individual Choice? (Ashton Foley, Literature,  University of Rhode Island)
  • Sacrificing the Lamb: Religion and Sacrificial Ritual in Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Kelli Wilhelm, Salisbury University)

PANEL 3: New Ways of Seeing

  • Learn to See: The Teaching of William Osler as the Embodiment of the Two Cultures (Laura Commins, Visiting Assistant Professor, Humanities, Lasell College)
  • Between the Acts: Historical Ontology and the (Im)possible “Now” (Amy Foley, Literature, University of Rhode Island)
  • Fashioning Tourism: An Analysis of Automobile Advertisements 1920-1930 (Meredith Wilcox-Levine, Textile and Merchandising & Design, University of Rhode Island)

PANEL 4: Unheard Voices: A Recuperative Conversation

  • Puritan Sexuality: A Conversation (Jenna Teachout, History, The University of Rhode Island)
  • The Plantation Mistress: The Ideal, the Myth, and the Reality (Jillian Fulda. History / Library Sciences, University of Rhode Island)
  • Earsplitting Silence: Exploring the Proliferation of Social and Gender Bias in Mike Nichols’ Working Girl (Beth Leonardo, Literature,  University of Rhode Island)

SESSION 2 11:30 – 12:30 am

PANEL 1: Critical Pedagogy Outside the Box:

  • How Literacy Class Can Liberate Underprivileged Populations (Shelby Ferreira, Lyndsey Aubin Benharris and Jonathan Friesem, Education, Rhode Island College/University of Rhode Island)

PANEL 2: Talking With Our Students:

  • Undergraduates Reflect on Multimodal Composition and e-Portfolio Assessment in a 200-level Writing Course (Bridget Heaney, Writing and Rhetoric, University of Rhode Island)

PANEL 3: Conversations, Relationships, Community

  • The Role of Effective Communication or Conversation in Crisis Management (Tolulope Ibiwoye, Leed City University)
  • Cultural Institutions, Sustainability and Community Engagement (Mary Elizabeth Corrigan, Textile Merchandizing and Design, University of Rhode Island)
  • The Role of the Relationship in Business (Roger Hunt, Boston School of Psychoanalysis)

PANEL 4: Pedagogical Perspectives

  • But, Did You Read the Syllabus? A Rhetorical Investigation of Teaching Material (Erin Pastore, English, Old Dominion University)
  • Global Engagement in Your Backyard: Student Perspectives from Community Colleges (Uttam Gauleee, Higher Education Administration, University of Florida)
  • From Farmville to Global Warfare: Why Video Games Matter for Academia (Ryan LaLiberty, Communication Studies, University of Rhode Island)

PANEL 5: Interdisciplinary Program Development

  • Connecting Overlapping Fields and Addressing Potential Obstacles to Successful Execution, (Matthew Lubee, Interdisciplinary Neurosciences, University of Rhode Island; Aseel Eid; Bailey Munro; Julianne Shelby; Moderator: Dr. Alycia Mosley Austin)

SESSION 3 2:45-3:45 pm

PANEL 1: Media Literacy Roots

  • Media Then and “Media Now”: Developing an Opening for a Digital Media Literacy Curriculum (Jonathan Friesem, Education; Diane Quaglia Beltran, Writing and Rhetoric; G. Edward Crane, Communications, University of Rhode Island)

PANEL 2: Multimodal Explorations: Pedagogies and Literacies

  • Multimodal and Reflective Pedagogy
  • Expanding the Concept of Literacy through Error Analysis in Multimodal Environments (Alyson Leicht, Writing and Rhetoric, University of Rhode Island)
  • Media Literacy: Enhancing Student Engagement in a Perpetually Connected Society (Ambrose Curtis, Communication Studies, University of Rhode Island)

PANEL 3: Motivations, Adaptations, and Engagements

  • Motivations for Environmental Practices in Hotels (Magnus Thorsson, Hospitality Management, Johnson & Wales University)
  • Engaging Coastal Stakeholders in Climate Change Adaptation (Mat Rosa, Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island

PANEL 4: Expanding Conceptions of Meaning Making

  • Comedy Meets Media: How Changes in Media Have Affected Stand-up Comedy (Jillian Belanger, Writing and Rhetoric, University of Rhode Island)
  • American Sign Language and the Word-Image Relation in Graphic Texts (Bronwen Evans, English, UMass Boston)
  • Who’s Watching the Watchers? The Importance of Open Dialogue Between Researchers & Practitioners in Clinical Psychology (Joseph Meyer, Psychology, The University of Rhode Island)

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