Graduate Colloquium Archives

2017-20182016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-20132011-2012 | 2010-2011 

The Graduate Colloquium offers graduate students an opportunity to discuss a work-in-progress with faculty and graduate students from different disciplines. By long-standing practice, colloquium presenters provide a draft of their current research, which is made available to members of the Glasscock Center listserv. Each colloquium begins with the presenter’s short (10-15 minute) exposition of the project, after which the floor is open for comments and queries. The format is by design informal, conversational, and interdisciplinary.

Academic Year 2017-2018

October 24, 2017
Graduate Colloquium Series
“The Phallus and the Ogre III: The Archival Foundation of the Renaissance in Eldrige Cleaver Scholarship”
Patrick Anderson | Department of Philosophy

November 7, 2017
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Locke and the Circulation of Ideas”
Steven Dezort | Department of Philosophy

January 30, 2018
Graduate Colloquium Series
“‘The Tramp’- A Vehicle of Social Criticism via Humor on Silver Screen: Chaplin (USA), Cantinflas (Mexico), and Raj Kapoor (India)”
Debarati Byabartta | Department of Hispanic Studies

February 13, 2018
Graduate Colloquium Series
“‘I identify with fighters’: The South and Southern Identity in Lesbian Feminist Activism in the 1970s”
Hillary Anderson | Department of History

February 27, 2018
Graduate Colloquium Series
“‘North Carolina is Ill-Treated and Abandoned’: The Social and Political Effects of the Loss of Roanoke Island in the Confederacy”
Shane Makowicki | Department of History

March 20, 2018
Graduate Colloquium Series
“The Chronicle of the Death of a Portuguese Cigano from the point of view of Intermediality
Sueli Rocha-Rojas | Department of Hispanic Studies

Academic Year 2016-2017

October 25, 2016
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Machiavellian Pedagogy”
Guillaume Bogiaris Thibault | Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science

November 8, 2016
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Toward Mobility: Talking in William Faulkner’s Light in August
Hwayoung Yi | Department of English

December 6, 2016
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Hispanic Reception of Achilles: An Infrapolitical Reading”
Yoandy Cabrera Ortega| Department of Hispanic Studies

January 31, 2017
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Lady Libertines and Female Freethinkers in Early Modern English Drama Society“
Youmi Jung | Department of English

February 14, 2017
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Sea Biscuit and Salted Beef: What Sailors Ate Before Canning and Refrigeration”
Grace Tsai | Department of Anthropology

February 28, 2017
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Securitization in the U.S. Banking Industry:
Capital Dependence, Organizational Complexity, and Political Mobilization”
Dadao Hou | Department of Sociology

April 4, 2017
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and New Interpretations of Walter Benjamin’s Aura”
Brittany Leckey | Department of Philosophy

April 18, 2017
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Peruvian Spanish in the United States”
Kelsey Harper | Department of Hispanic Studies

Academic Year 2015-2016

October 20, 2015
Graduate Colloquium Series
“NICs Political Ecology of the Commons: Competing Ownership of Rural Landscapes in South Korea”
Souyeon Nam | Department of Geography

December 1, 2015
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Raiding and Trading on the Spanish Lake: The Woodes Rogers Expedition 1708-1711”
Ian Abbey | Department of History

February 9, 2016
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Corporate-State Relations and State Environmental Policy: Texas Oil and Gas Flaring Regulations, 1890-2014″
Katherine Ann Calle Willyard | Department of Sociology

February 23, 2016
Graduate Colloquium Series
“The Return of the Popular: Visual Arts and the ‘Pink Tide.’ Thinking the Image as Dialogue, Contestation or Adaptation to State Discourse in Contemporary Latin America”
Michela Russo | Department of Hispanic Studies

March 8, 2016
Graduate Colloquium Series

“From Citizenship to the Space of Appearance: Arendt, Haiti, and the Problem of Political Exclusion”
Jennifer Gaffney | Department of Philosophy

Academic Year 2014-2015

September 16, 2014
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Changing Individuals, Changing Folklore: Mexican-American Women, the ‘First-Year Experience’ at a Borderlands University, and ‘La Llorona‘”
Anne Locker-Thaddeus | Department of Anthropology

September 30, 2014
Graduate Colloquium Series
“In North Dakota, We’re Dependent on Beavers to Protect Our Drinking Water”: Public Responses and Post-Disaster Subjectivity in Relation to Three Recent Fraccidents in the Bakken Shale”
Thomas Loder | Department of Geography

October 14, 2014
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Western Bushido: The American Invention of Asian Martial Arts”
Jared Miracle | Department of Anthropology

November 4, 2014
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Ritualized Practice and Ethical Life: Learning Community from Shakespeare Behind Bars”
Karen Davis | Department of Philosophy

November 18, 2014
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Tales of Expulsion in Central Europe: Remembering Population Transfer in West Germany and the Czech Lands, 1970-1989″
Steven B. Davis | Department of History

December 2, 2014
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Roofs and grids in postwar Japanese architecture: Kenzō Tange, Seiichi Shirai, and Tōgo Murano”
Maki Iisaka | Department of Architecture

February 17, 2015
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Occupying Space and Enacting the Ideal: Post-Nirbhaya Protests against Sexual Violence in Delhi, India”
Bridget Conlon Liddell | M.A. candidate, Department of Performance Studies

February 26, 2015
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Bamboo Curtains and Ivory Towers: The Influence of Academics on Changing U.S. China Policy in the 1960s”
Jeffrey Crean | Department of History

March 3, 2015
Graduate Colloquium Series
“The Event and the Death of the Other: ‘[Death] ruins everything, all the while leaving everything intact’”
Harris Bechtol | Department of Philosophy

April 7, 2015
Graduate Colloquium Series
“The Return of the Homeless Boys: Domesticity and Boyhood in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction”
Soyoun Kim | Department of English

April 9, 2015
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Getting at the ‘Truth:’ the Rise of Navalist Agitation, 1884-1894″
Bradley Cesario | Department of History

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Academic Year 2013-2014

September 24, 2013
Graduate Colloquium Series

“Making Mangroves: Ecologies of Mangrove Restoration in El Salvador, 2011-2013”
Fiona Wilmot | Department of Geography

October 8, 2013
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Developing German Influence in Peru, 1901-1914”
Marshall Yokell| Department of History

October 22, 2013
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Tie It Firmly, Bind It Fast: Investigations into the Social Factors that Influence the Preservation of the Laced Tradition of Ship Construction”
Staci Willis | Department of Anthropology

November 5, 2013
Graduate Colloquium Series
“The Dilemma of Belongingness: Ethnic Identity Formation Process and the Adaptive Strategies of Meskhetian Turks in the U.S.”
Hulya Dogan | Department of Anthropology

November 26, 2013
Graduate Colloquium Series
“What Makes Ethical Theories Psychologically Plausible?”
T.J. Kasperbauer | Department of Philosophy

December 3, 2013
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Political Openness and Administrative Responsibility: Local Representational Attitudes of Mayors in Ecuador”
Bethany Shockley | Department of Political Science

January 21, 2014
Graduate Colloquium Series
“The identification of values which are appropriate to determine what should be protected and conserved at three WW II U.S. Army Air Bases in S.E. Texas”
Michael Bunch | Department of Architecture

February 4, 2014
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Dark Tourism Issues in the Preservation of Alcatraz Island”
Carolina Manrique | Department of Architecture

February 18, 2014
Graduate Colloquium Series
“One Must Silly Walk Into Mordor: The Role of the Contingent, Mundane, and Silly in Mythologizing through Role-Playing Games”
Nicholas Mizer | Department of Anthropology

March 24, 2014
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Inflections of the Event: Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, and Jean-Luc Marion”
Harris Bechtol | Department of Philosophy

March 25, 2014
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Governing Water Scarcity in the Twenty-first Century”
Heather Lee Brown | Department of Geography

April 22, 2014
Graduate Colloquium Series
“Organizations, Institutions, and Biodiversity Conservation in the Peruvian Amazon”
Swetha Peteru | Department of Geography


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Academic Year 2012-2013

January 29, 2013
“Rethinking the ‘Freak Show’: Portrayals of Gender-‘Deviant’ Children and their African American Caretakers in the 20th Century Southern Gothic Novel”
Claire Cothren | Department of English

Febuary 12, 2013
“The Universal Quixote: Appropriations of a Literary Icon”
Mark David McGraw | Department of Hispanic Studies

Febuary 26, 2013
“Picturing Hope: Emergent Adult Women of African Descent and the Transformative Spaces of Hope”
Brandy Kelly | Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Sciences

March 19, 2013
“Racial Framing and Ethnically-Based Collective Organizations: Personal Narratives from the Latina/o Fraternity/Sorority Community”
David Orta | Department of Sociology

April 2, 2013
“A Humanistic Approach to Understanding Food and Hunger Issues Among Women in an Indian Slum”
Vandhana Ramadurai | Department of Communication

April 16, 2013
“Gimme That Real Old Time Religion: Folk History and the Construction of Neo-Pagan Traditions and Identities in the United States”
Brett Lowry | Department of Anthropology

September 18, 2012
“To Join or Not To Join?: Cherokees and Catawbas in the 1758 Fort Duquesne Expedition”
Paul Lee | Department of History

October 2, 2012
“The Reflection of Residents’ Cultural and Social Identities on Their Housing Design: Texas Colonias”
Duygu Yenerim | Department of Architecture

October 16, 2012
“Teaching the German Empire: Education and Cultural Influence in the German Colony of Qingdao (Tsingtao), 1901-1914”
Matthew Yokell | Department of History

November 6, 2012
“An Occidentalist Image of Modernity: Reimagining the Farangi House in Aminoddowleh’s Travel Memoir”

Vahid Vahdat Zad | Department of Architecture

November 20, 2012
“Black Hysteric Melanctha: Race, Sex, and Psychopathology in Gertrude Stein’s
Three Lives
Yeonsik Jung | Department of English

December 4, 2012
“Commemorating Imperialism: TR and the American Museum of Natural History”
Jennifer Heth | Department of History

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Academic Year 2011-2012

September 21, 2011
“Toward a Polycultural Feminist Discourse: Queering Transnational Blackness and Muslimness”
Alma Villanueva
|Department of English

October 5, 2011
“Testifying Female Bodies: Trauma, Narrative, and Historical Haunting in Nora Okja Keller’s Comfort Woman (1997)”
Ji Nang Kim | Department of English

November 2, 2011
“The Construction of National Identity in Rosa María Britton’s The Common Casket
Ana C. George | Department of Hispanic Studies

November 16, 2011
“Leibniz’s Use of Teleology and Distinct Ideas in Scientific Classification”
T.J. Kasperbauer | Department of Philosophy

February 1, 2012
“Gagability: What Can Lady Gaga Teach Us About Disability Studies?”
Stephanie Wheeler | Department of English

February 22, 2012
“Moving Toward Novelistic Discourse: Robert Greene’s Pandosto as Forward-looking Narrative”
Laura Leigh Morris| Department of English

March 7, 2012
“Cohesion and Conflict: A Study”
Anastasia Pankau | Department of Anthropology

March 28, 2012
“Explaining the Horror of the Revolutionary Moment: The Spring Riots of 1791 in Western France and the Patterns of Violence in France, 1500-1800”
Paul Strietelmeier
| Department of History

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Academic Year 2010-2011

September 16, 2010
“Moral Societies Are Sometimes “Icky”: A Social Intuitionist Framework for Pluralism”
Ross Colebrook
|Department of Philosophy

October 7, 2010
“808s and Queer: Hip-Hop, The Down-Low, and Kanye West’s Dandy-Aesthetic”
Marcos Julian Del Hierro
| Department of English

October 21, 2010
“Creating Social Citizens: Influences on Citizenship Education in Progressive Educational Thought”
J. Kelton Williams
| Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture

November 4, 2010
“‘Are you a good witch or a bad witch?’: The Development and Framing of the Literary Teen Witch”
Elizabeth Talafuse
| Department of English

January 27, 2011
Anton Kabeshkin
| Department of Philosophy
“Self-knowledge of Our Own Actions”

March 10, 2011
Laura Perrings| Department of English
“Vulgar or Virtuous? The Female Amateur Detective/Angel of the Household in Sensation Novels”

March 31, 2011
“The Perception of Modernity – A Study on the Description of Western Architecture and Urbanism in Persian Travelogues  of the 19th Century”
Vahid Vahdat Zad| Department of Architecture

April 14, 2011
“Marital Name Change from the Perspective of Newly Married Same-Sex Couples”
Chad Scott| Department of Sociology

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For any inquiries about Graduate Colloquium Archives dating 2004-2010, please contact the Glasscock Center.