Graduate Colloquium Archives

2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-20132011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007 | 2005-2006 | 2004-2005

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 2015-2016

SPRING 2016

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 4-5 p.m.
“Corporate-State Relations and State Environmental Policy: Texas Oil and Gas Flaring Regulations, 1890-2014″
Katherine Ann Calle Willyard | Department of Sociology
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 4-5 p.m.
“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
300 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 4-5 p.m.
“From Citizenship to the Space of Appearance: Arendt, Haiti, and the Problem of Political Exclusion”
Jennifer Gaffney | Department of Philosophy
311 Glasscock Building

FALL 2015

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“NICs Political Ecology of the Commons: Competing Ownership of Rural Landscapes in South Korea”
Souyeon Nam | Department of Geography
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“Raiding and Trading on the Spanish Lake: The Woodes Rogers Expedition 1708-1711”
Ian Abbey | Department of History
311 Glasscock Building

Academic Year 2014-2015

SPRING 2015

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“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
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“Bamboo Curtains and Ivory Towers: The Influence of Academics on Changing U.S. China Policy in the 1960s”
Jeffrey Crean | Department of History
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“The Event and the Death of the Other: ‘[Death] ruins everything, all the while leaving everything intact’”
Harris Bechtol | Department of Philosophy
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“The Return of the Homeless Boys: Domesticity and Boyhood in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction”
Soyoun Kim | Department of English
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

THURSDAY, 9 April 2015, 4-5 p.m.
“Getting at the ‘Truth:’ the Rise of Navalist Agitation, 1884-1894″
Bradley Cesario | Department of History
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

FALL 2014

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“Changing Individuals, Changing Folklore: Mexican-American Women, the ‘First-Year Experience’ at a Borderlands University, and ‘La Llorona‘”
Anne Locker-Thaddeus | Department of Anthropology
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311, Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“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
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311, Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“Western Bushido: The American Invention of Asian Martial Arts”
Jared Miracle | Department of Anthropology
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311, Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“Ritualized Practice and Ethical Life: Learning Community from Shakespeare Behind Bars”
Karen Davis | Department of Philosophy
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311, Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“Tales of Expulsion in Central Europe: Remembering Population Transfer in West Germany and the Czech Lands, 1970-1989″
Steven B. Davis | Department of History
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311, Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“Roofs and grids in postwar Japanese architecture: Kenzō Tange, Seiichi Shirai, and Tōgo Murano”
Maki Iisaka | Department of Architecture
Glasscock Center Library, Room 311, Glasscock Building

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Academic Year 2013-2014

Spring 2014

Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“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

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“Dark Tourism Issues in the Preservation of Alcatraz Island”
Carolina Manrique | Department of Architecture

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“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

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“Inflections of the Event: Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, and Jean-Luc Marion”
Harris Bechtol | Department of Philosophy

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“Governing Water Scarcity in the Twenty-first Century”
Heather Lee Brown | Department of Geography

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 4-5 p.m.
“Organizations, Institutions, and Biodiversity Conservation in the Peruvian Amazon”
Swetha Peteru | Department of Geography

Fall 2013

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Fiona Wilmot | Department of Geography
“Making Mangroves: Ecologies of Mangrove Restoration in El Salvador, 2011-2013”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Marshall Yokell| Department of History
“Developing German Influence in Peru, 1901-1914”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 22 October 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Staci Willis | Department of Anthropology
“Tie It Firmly, Bind It Fast: Investigations into the Social Factors that Influence the Preservation of the Laced Tradition of Ship Construction”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Hulya Dogan | Department of Anthropology
“The Dilemma of Belongingness: Ethnic Identity Formation Process and the Adaptive Strategies of Meskhetian Turks in the U.S.”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 4-5 p.m.
T.J. Kasperbauer | Department of Philosophy
“What Makes Ethical Theories Psychologically Plausible?”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Bethany Shockley | Department of Political Science
“Political Openness and Administrative Responsibility: Local Representational Attitudes of Mayors in Ecuador”
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

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Academic Year 2012-2013

All colloquia will be held in the Glasscock Center Library, Room 311, Glasscock Building unless noted otherwise.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Claire Cothren | Department of English
“Rethinking the ‘Freak Show’: Portrayals of Gender-‘Deviant’ Children and their African American Caretakers in the 20th Century Southern Gothic Novel”

Tuesday, 12 Febuary 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Mark David McGraw | Department of Hispanic Studies
“The Universal Quixote: Appropriations of a Literary Icon”

Tuesday, 26 Febuary 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Brandy Kelly | Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Sciences
“Picturing Hope: Emergent Adult Women of African Descent and the Transformative Spaces of Hope”

Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 4-5 p.m.
David Orta | Department of Sociology
“Racial Framing and Ethnically-Based Collective Organizations: Personal Narratives from the Latina/o Fraternity/Sorority Community”

Tuesday, 2 April 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Vandhana Ramadurai | Department of Communication
“A Humanistic Approach to Understanding Food and Hunger Issues Among Women in an Indian Slum”
Glasscock Center Seminar Room, 300 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 4-5 p.m.
Brett Lowry | Department of Anthropology
“Gimme That Real Old Time Religion: Folk History and the Construction of Neo-Pagan Traditions and Identities in the United States”

Fall 2012

All colloquia will be held in the Glasscock Center Library, Room 311, Glasscock Building unless noted otherwise.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012, 4-5 p.m.
Paul Lee | Department of History
“To Join or Not To Join?: Cherokees and Catawbas in the 1758 Fort Duquesne Expedition”

Tuesday, 2 October 2012, 4-5 p.m.
Duygu Yenerim | Department of Architecture
“The Reflection of Residents’ Cultural and Social Identities on Their Housing Design: Texas Colonias”

Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 4-5 p.m.
Matthew Yokell | Department of History
“Teaching the German Empire: Education and Cultural Influence in the German Colony of Qingdao (Tsingtao), 1901-1914”

Tuesday, 6 November 2012, 4-5 p.m.
Vahid Vahdat Zad | Department of Architecture
“An Occidentalist Image of Modernity: Reimagining the Farangi House in Aminoddowleh’s Travel Memoir”

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 4-5 p.m.
Yeonsik Jung | Department of English
“Black Hysteric Melanctha: Race, Sex, and Psychopathology in Gertrude Stein’s Three Lives

Tuesday, 4 December 2012, 4-5 p.m.
Jennifer Heth | Department of History
“Commemorating Imperialism: TR and the American Museum of Natural History”

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Academic Year 2011-2012

Spring 2012

Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 4-5 p.m.
Stephanie Wheeler | Department of English
“Gagability: What Can Lady Gaga Teach Us About Disability Studies?”

Wednesday, 22 February 2012, 4-5 p.m.
Laura Leigh Morris| Department of English
“Moving Toward Novelistic Discourse: Robert Greene’s Pandosto as Forward-looking Narrative”

Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 4-5 p.m.
Anastasia Pankau | Department of Anthropology
“Cohesion and Conflict: A Study”

Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 4-5 p.m.
Paul Strietelmeier
| Department of History
“Explaining the Horror of the Revolutionary Moment: The Spring Riots of 1791 in Western France and the Patterns of Violence in France, 1500-1800”

Fall 2011

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

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

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

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

Spring 2012

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

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

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

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

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Academic Year 2010-2011

Spring 2011

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

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

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

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

Fall 2010

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

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

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

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

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Academic Year 2009-2010

Spring 2010

25 February 2010
Matthew Davis| English
“The Play’s the Thing: Cultural Influence, Propaganda, and the Digby Mary Magdalene

11 March 2010
Kyle Mox | English
“Modernist Melancholia and the Salome Fairy Tale in Strindberg, Wilde, and Ibsen”

25 March 2010
Jessica Ray Herzogenrath | History
“Authenticity and Ethnicity: Folk Dance, Americanization, and the Immigrant Body in the early Twentieth Century”

22 April 2010
Richa Dhanju | Anthropology
“Partnering for the poor? Mission Convergence as an urban poverty management strategy in Delhi.”

Fall 2009

3 September 2009
Paul Lee | History
“Lewis and Clark through Jefferson’s Eyes”

17 September 2009
Anne-Marie Womack | English
“‘No Man’s Land’”: Cross-Gender Identification in Veterans’ Narratives of the Vietnam War”

1 October 2009
Anthony Pepitone | Philosophy
”Conceptions of the Highest Good: From Rational Theology to Radical Theology”

15 October 2009
Blake Whitaker | History
“Creating a Mythical Nation: Pioneer Literature and the Myth of Rhodesian Exceptionalism”

29 October 2009
Michael J. Beilfuss | English
“‘Use it well’: Progress, Reciprocal Ownership, and the Environment in Go Down, Moses

12 November 2009
Joon Hyung Park | English
“From Transcendental Subjective Vision to Political Idealism: The Panorama in Nineteenth-Century American Literature”

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Academic Year 2008-2009

Spring 2009

27 January 2009
Brian Russell Franklin | History
“Religion and Empire: The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel and the American Revolution”

24 February 2009
Robert F. Carley | Sociology
“Culture and Need: A Theoretical Exploration of the Structure and Agency Debate under the Auspices of the Sociology of Power, the International New Left, and Western Marxism”

24 March 2009
Kimberly Cox | English
“Unconventional Homemaking: Recycling and Consuming the Things of Home”

14 April 2009
Sonya Sawyer Fritz | English
“‘One Always Comes to a Wood’: Figuring the Visual Spaces of the Garden and Beyond in Victorian Children’s Literature”

24 April 2009
Brian Franklin | History
“Religion and Empire: The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel and the American Revolution”

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Academic Year 2007-2008

Spring 2008

31 January 2008
Michael Doron | History
“The End of the Disinterested Profession: The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Union Corruption Scandals of the 1950s”

6 March 2008
Jesse L. Rester | English
“Political Skin: Reading the Maria/Hel Complex in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis”

27 March 2008
Jared Peatman | History
“Gettysburg Remembers the Address, 1913”

24 April 2008
Gina Opdycke | English
“‘A Share in the Execution’: Text and Image in Romantic Period Graphic Satire”

Fall 2007

11 September 2007
Nicole McDaniel | English
“‘The Remnant is the Whole’: Collage, Serial Self-Representation, and Recovering Fragments in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictée

20 September 2007
Zach Schaefer | Communication
“A Discursive Analysis of Dirty Work: Performing Humorous Scripts”

25 October 2007
Víctor E. Agosto Roldán | Hispanic Studies
“E-Poetry: Beyond the Paper and the Pen”

15 November 2007
Leslie Gautreaux Edwards | English
“D.H. Lawrence and Masculine Domesticity”

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Academic Year 2006-2007

Spring 2007

25 January 2007
Anja Schwalen | Comparative Literature
“Mysticism, Reformation Thought and Female Subjectivity in Marguerite de Navarre and Aemilia Lanyer”

15 February 2007
Christopher Garrett
| English
“Divine Breathings: Meditational Prose in Seventeenth-Century England”

8 March 2007
Tracey Hayes
| History
“Strangers Amongst Us: German, Jewish and Polish Relations During German Occupation, 1915-1918”

12 April2007
Christopher Sparks | Anthropology
“Wrestling with Ssireum: Korean Traditional Sport Versus Globalization”

Fall 2006

13 September 2006
Emily Hoeflinger
| English
“Holy Space: Salvationist Female Open-Air Preachers as Feminist Prototype”

6 October 2006
Naho Maruyama
| Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences
“Chinese American in China: Ethnicity and Belonging”

27 October 2006
Diane Rolnick
| Hispanic Studies
“The Mode of Self-Expression in Dreaming in Cuban and Almost a Woman”

9 November 2006
Masha Shukovic
| Communication
“Hysterectomies and Gender Identity Among Serbian Women”

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Academic Year 2005-2006

Spring 2006

9 February 2006
Miranda Green-Barteet | English
“The Women, the Orangutan, and Dupin: Gender, Race and Reason in Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue”

23 March 2006
David Wiens | Philosophy
“Liberty and Capability”

13 April 2006
Roger Reeves | English
“Dual Citizenship: African-American Subjectivity in Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust”

Fall 2005

15 September 2005
J. Michael Jones | Philosophy
“Science and Religion: An Historical Field Guide”

13 October 2005
Carol Simmons | History
“School Desegregation in Bryan, Texas”

17 November 2005
Chris Sparks | Anthropology
“Inside, Outisde, Upside-Down: Understanding Social Networks in Context”

1 December 2005
Sarah Peters | English
“‘Submitting to Another Way to Talk’: Fantastical and Metaphorical Rape in Eudora Welty’s The Golden Apples”

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Academic Year 2004-2005

Spring 2005

2 February 2005
Sonya Sawyer | English
“Not Any Man but a Gentleman: Maria Edgeworth’s Constructions of English/Irish Masculinity and Cultural Identity in Ennui”

3 March 2005
Pearce Creasman | Anthropology
“Forest Management Practices in Early America: 1500-1820”

21 March 2005
Jungsik Park | English
“The Formation and Re-Emergence of the ‘Conversation’ Format in the Novels of Daniel Defoe and the later ‘New Journalists'”

21 April 2005
Helga Kocurek | Philosophy
“The World is Messy”

Fall 2004

15 September 2004
Kevin C. Motl | History
“The Politics of John Barleycorn: Businessmen and Brewers in Progressive-Era Texas”

21 October 2004
Ilan Mitchell-Smith | English
“Between Mars and Venus: Gender as Balance in Later Medieval English Romances”

5 November 2004
Upali Nanda | Architecture
“Sensthetics: From Disconnect to Dialogue in Design”

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