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Thirteen AU students to present undergraduate research nationally

February 27, 2017

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An unprecedented 13 Anderson University students (all 13 who submitted research) have been selected to present their research nationally at the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research to be held at the University of Memphis April 6-8.

The national conference has 4,000 applicants every year, so to have all 13 who submitted research from AU selected is a rare achievement. The students are in the capstone class led by Dr. Teresa Jones, Associate Professor of English and Chair of Liberal Studies at AU.

The students and their work are as follows:

Emma Culler, Woodstock, VA. “Female Liberation and Spiritual Freedom in The Invention of Wings and Esther.”

Grace Guida, Chicago, IL. “Bad to the Bone: Subliminal Messages and the Deconstruction of Gender in Rope, Strangers on a Train, and All About Eve.”

Aubrey Harmon, Aiken, SC. “Dead Gods: The Sovereignty of Humanity Exemplified through Suffering in Mrs.Dalloway and Frankenstein.”

Jenni Harris, Gastonia, NC. “A Ruin So Strange It Must Never Have Happened: The Silencing of Narratives in The Poisonwood Bible and Lord of the Flies.”

Cara Ann Hendsbee, Greer, SC. “Euripides’ Medea and Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County: The Casualties of Revenge.”

Taylor Henry, Lilburn, GA. “Why Men Have the Hearts They Do: Lee K. Abbott’s and Saul Bellow’s Dysfunctional Men.”

T’Quavious Johnson, Abbeville, SC. “The Burden of Emotions: Love and Fear in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and George Lucas’s Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.”

Caitlyn Lamb, Seneca, SC. “Kitchens and Heartbeats: Coming-of-Age in Esperanza Rising and One Crazy Summer.”

Grant Looper, Easley, SC. “Capitalism and the Commodification of Humanity in Catch-22 and The Catcher in the Rye.”

Maris Mabry, Seneca, SC. “The Downward Staircase: Immorality and Self-Preservation in Doctor Faustus and The Picture of Dorian Gray.”

Hannah Rice, Budapest, Hungary. “Literature is Survival in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books.”

Shelby Swing, Waxhaw, NC. “Motherhood and the Cost of Female Autonomy in Jo Ann Beard’s In Zanesville and Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle.”

Erin Wages, Flowery Branch, GA. “The Bildungsroman Quest in The Raven King and ‘The Noble Tale of the Sangrai.’”

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