Brockport students, undergraduate and graduate, in all academic fields, as well as faculty and staff, are invited to submit proposals to present their academic and creative work at Scholars Day-Scholars Night 2016 held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.
Brockport faculty are also encouraged to submit class groups/presentations or organized panels of student presenters in their discipline.
If you have questions, please contact Scholars Day Coordinator Jules Oyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-395-2905.
Please have the following information available when submitting presentation proposals:
|Barbi-Ann Clifton, email@example.com||Dr. Kristen Proehl, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jamestown, NY 14701||English Literature|
Activity/Project Title: “The Creature Standing Before Me”: Identity Formation and Gender Performance in "The Hunger Games"
This paper focuses on the identity formation of Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games", demonstrating how societal expectations and patriarchal norms complicate a young woman’s representation of the gendered self. By analyzing Katniss’s transformation from a tomboy living in poverty to the most influential young woman in the Capitol, the writer not only explores conflicting elements of gender formation, but also the inherent value of performing femininity to subvert the patriarchal order. As a corollary, the writer argues that by consciously manipulating her appearance and strategizing her behavior, Katniss creates a multi-layered identity that augments traditional displays of femininity by tapping into the unconventional, masculine-coded characteristics that intrinsically define her. Furthermore, the essay draws on theories of identity formation by Jacques Lacan and Judith Butler to demonstrate how Katniss’s radical coming-of-age experience allows her to transcend the patriarchal order through manipulation of gender expectations and control of personal image.
In order to effectively communicate with students who will be presenting together for your class, and send them materials in advance of Scholars Day, we need to have their e-mail addresses .
There are two options:
When you fill out the Call for Participation form:
If your students will presenting on different topics, with each individual or group having a separate title and abstract, use these instructions instead.
Dr. Paul Brown, email@example.com
English - Creative Writing
Group Oral Presentation (8 students - class roster emailed)
Activity/Project Title: "Spock's Eyebrow: Poetic Inspiration from Roddenberry's Universe"
Students will read their original poetry inspired by an adolescent love of fan fiction. This creative group project explores the idea of universality in Vulcan and Romulan haiku. In considering the various cultures and subcultures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek series, we note the stressed and unstressed syllables of the haiku as they echo the subtle nuances of the pon farr ritual in relational dynamics; the inherent tension between male and female, between Vulcan and Romulan society. Cultural aspects of these two species, developed by the narrative of Roddenberry's work and understood to share ancestral roots, are implied within the poetic text.
Dr. Neal Keating, firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Oral Presentation (12 students)
Activity/Project Title: "Living in the Anthropocene: What Does it Mean?”
A class presentation of the Anthropocene, a concept that proposes we have entered a new geological epoch or era on planet Earth, triggered by the activities of a single species: the humans. This session explores what "the Anthropocene" means for life today, and tomorrow.
If you have any questions, please contact Jules Oyer at email@example.com or (585) 395-2905.