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Session2:3:00Ͳ4:15PM(PAC210) AfricanͲAmericansandWomeninLiterature  Title:Female Portrayal in American Literature during the Mid to Late 1800’s Abstract:Theproposedpaperwilllookintothefemalecharactersportrayed innumerousdiīerentworksofAmericanLiteratureduringtheƟmeofthe midtolate1800’s.TheresearchinparƟcularwillbegearedtowardsthedepicƟonofwomenincertainworksandspeciĮcallytheinŇuenceofmenin regardstothewoman’spersonality,acƟons,andoverallsensibility.Furthermore,theresearchwillshowwhetherthewomenwerematchingtherolesof society,orthemoldoftheauthor,attheƟmetheworkwaswriƩen.(Author: HeatherCain;FacultySponsor:BrentGibson)  Title:The Sexual Oppression of African American Women: Breaking the Stereotype through Studies in Prose and Autobiography Abstract:AfricanAmericanwomenhavelongbeenviewedaslasciviousand sexualbeings.However,theracialandgenderstereotypeconŇictswiththe realityofsexualassaultandcontrolthatdomesƟcpartners,slavemastersand othershaveheldoverblackwomeninpreviouscenturies.Evidenteventoday,authorssuchasAliceDunbar-NelsonandHarrietJacobspublishedworks inthelate19thcenturythathighlightthevicƟmizaƟonofAfricanAmerican women.ThestudyofworkssuchasVioletsandOtherTales(1895)andIncidentsintheLifeofaSlaveGirl(1861)helpsustounderstandthedevelopmentofthestereotypeandplanstrategiestoovercomethisunfairtreatment ofthedemographic.(Author:KelseyBelcher;FacultySponsor:JaneneLewis)  Title:Social Wars of African-Americans  Abstract:IplantoassertandexplorethedeĮniƟonsanddeclaraƟonsofwar acrossAfricanAmericanliteraturefromthelateeighteenthcenturyintothe twenƟethcentury.InparƟcular,IdesiretoclarifytheideaofadeclaraƟonof warfromanAfrican-Americanandwhetherornotthisincludescivildisobedienceinregardstoslavery.Also,thiswillaidindevelopingaclearerdeĮniƟon ofwartoAfrican-Americans.(Author:MadelineWilkins;FacultySponsor: JaneneLewis) 

Session3:2:15Ͳ3:15PM(PAC203) AmericanLiterature  Title:The Inconsistent American Dream Abstract:TheconceptoftheAmericanDreamplacedpressureonAmericans inthe20thcentury.ManypeoplehadunrealisƟcexpectaƟonsofsuccess. AuthorssuchasArthurMiller,F.ScoƩFitzgerald,andJohnSteinbeckusethe 11

Scholars Day 2012 Program  

Scholars Day highlights undergraduate and graduate research projects, papers, and artwork. Nearly 90 students contributed to this year’s pre...

Scholars Day 2012 Program  

Scholars Day highlights undergraduate and graduate research projects, papers, and artwork. Nearly 90 students contributed to this year’s pre...