NULC 2023 Student Presentation Schedule

Friday, March 31, 2023

Session 1 Breakouts: 8-9 a.m.

(1A) American Literature
Room EH 215
Moderator: Debi Sheridan

  • Courtney Child, Weber State University, "Weight: The Symbolism in The Things They Carried"
  • Molly Day, Weber State University, "Emily Dickinson and the Historic Erasure of Queer Women"
  • Hayley Fleener, Texas A&M University, "Using Poetry as Oars: Sexton's Desperate Search for God"
  • Caden McGregor, Brigham Young University-Idaho, "The Most Bloody, the Most Dangerous, and the Most Valuable Citizen: The Relationship Between Vigilante Justice and the Western American Identity in Mark Twain's Roughing It"

(1B) Fiction
Room EH 218
Moderator: Libby Leonard

  • Ray Chong, Brigham Young University-Idaho, "The Overviewing"
  • Josie Hulme, Weber State University, "Chasing Tomorrow"
  • Jonah Mroz, Reed College, "The Secrets We Already Told"
  • Chloe Richardson, Regis University, "Frog in Boiling Water"

(1C) Creative Nonfiction
Room 219
Moderator: Marci Boyle

  • Lauren Kloosterboer, Brigham Young U-Idaho, "Don't Look Back at the Creepy Shadow"
  • Charlie Vasquez, Weber State University, "What I Wear: A Memoir"
  • Makayla Wach, Brigham Young University-Idaho, "Requiem for Narnia"

(1D) Poetry
Room EH 206
Moderator: Laura Stott

  • Chantae Bryant, Colorado Mesa University, "Sunset Shadows: A Small Collection of Poems"
  • Tim Costello, Weber State University, "Collection of Poems"
  • Katherine Shaver, Sam Houston State University, "Going Home"
  • Sara Tesch, Weber State University, "Poetry: A Series on Difference"

Session 2 Breakouts: 9:15-10:15 a.m.

(2A) Digital Literacy
Room EH 215
Moderator: Becky Marchant

  • Himanshu Gandhi, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "The Social Orator: The Manifestation of Cicero's Orator in Social Media"
  • Chloe Kelson-Packer, Weber State University, "The House in Fata Morgana: Significant Contributions to the Gothic Genre as a Digital Text"

(2B) British Literature
Room EH 218
Moderator: Susan McKay

  • Jiayi Ge, Southern Utah University, "Android or Human: Klara and the Sun and the Problem of Artificial Intelligence"
  • Em Hart, Southern Utah University, "The Knight Gawain: A Peek into the Universality of Arthurian Legend"
  • Miles McClean, Regis University, "In Defense of Dogberry: Bring in the Clowns"
  • Rhiannon Quillin, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, "The Life of the Underdog: Creaturely Vulnerability in Jean Rhys's Quartet"

(2C) American Literature
Room EH 219
Moderator: Michael Wutz

  • Emily Downs, Sam Houston State University, "Jo March and Louisa May Alcott: The Autobiographical Influence on Adaptations"
  • Netanya Hitchcock, Boise State University, "Spiritual Travel as a Solution to the Burden of the Provider Role in Native American Oral Literatures"'
  • David Martinez, Colorado Mesa University, "Depicting Differences: Representations of Queer Male Bodies Within Contemporary American Literature"

(2D) Fiction
Room EH 206
Moderator: Clint Johnson

  • Sherry Allred, Weber State University, "Poetry, Songs, and Flash Fiction"
  • Julie Holland, Colorado Mesa University, "Greatest Kindness"
  • Charlie Vasquez, Weber State University, "Banshee: a screenplay"

(2E) World Literature
Room EH 217
Moderator: Kyra Hudson

  • Lucas Ashby, Central Michigan University, "Self-Silencing and Deauthorization in Foe by J.M Coetzee"
  • David Michael Austin, Brigham Young University-Idaho, "Gentlest Warrior: Hildegard's Deviant Vision of the Divine Woman"
  • Aspyn Jones, Weber State University, "Medusa, the Punished Victim"
  • Aurora Wall, Weber State University, "Exploring the Marital Relationships in Interpreter of Maladies"

Session 3 Breakouts: 1-2 p.m.

(3A) Memoir 
Room EH 215
Moderator: Dana Gibson

  • Josie Hulme, Weber State University, "The Journey"
  • Jocelyn Spear, St. Philip's College, "Scarlet"
  • Breanne White, Weber State University, "I Believe in Magic"
  • Lauren Wynn, Weber State University, "Over the Waterfall"

(3B) British Literature
Room EH 218
Moderator: Ryan Evans

  • Gloria Gonzales, University of the Incarnate Word, "Warbling of Wicked Charms: Exploring Ovidianism in King Lear"
  • Jen Hansen, Southern Utah University, "Mapping the Racist Psyche: A Psychoanalytical Approach to the Motivational Properties of Internalized Racism in Shakespeare's Othello"
  • Tanner Pratt, Idaho State University, "Julian of Norwich's Mariological Construction of Christ's Motherhood"
  • Kindra Roy, Pacific University, "Of Her Tears and Endless Sorrow: Subordinated Women in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"

(3C) American Literature
Room EH 219
Moderator: Hal Crimmel

  • Ray Chong, Brigham Young University-Idaho, "The Capitalists' Tools: The Sacrifice of Blackness for Satus in Larsen's Passing"
  • Aspen English, Southern Utah University, "Putting the 'Comm' in Comics: A Communication of Theory Informed Reading of Graphic Narratives"
  • Sydney Stone, Weber State University, "Blood, Sweat, Tears and Even More Blood"
  • Benjamin Wagner, Weber State University, "The Full Empty: Transactional Limits Surrounding Signifiers of Identity in Ben Lerner's 10:04"

(3D) Fiction
Room EH 206
Moderator: Kyra Hudson

  • Jenna Cheesman, Weber State University, "One Way Out: A Creative Piece"
  • Jacob Mayes, Idaho State University, "Half Day"
  • Riggs Robertson, Colorado Mesa University, "Empathizing with a Killer: Complexities of the Human Mind"

(3E) Panel
Room EH 217
Moderator: Jennifer Sinor

  • Sariah Gibby, Utah State University, "When What Didn't Happen is More True Than What Did: Autumn Autumn Autumn"
  • Jay Paine, Utah State University, "When What Didn't Happen is More True Than What Did: We Will Walk Along the River"
  • Kyler Tolman, Utah State University, "When What Didn't Happen is More True Than What Did: We're Both Free Now"

Session 4 Breakouts: 2:15-3:15 p.m.

(4A) Professional & Technical Writing 
Room EH 215
Moderator: Keolanani Kinghorn

  • Himanshu Gandhi, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "Dijon Vu: A Comparatie Analysis on Rhetorical Strategies Employed by Various Periods of Advertisement Culture"
  • Diana Lujan, Weber State University, "Wolves in Sheep's Clothing: The Holocaust and Lethal Technical Writing"
  • Claudia McClellan, Weber State University, "A Guide on Intellectual Property for Creators - Copyright & Fair Use"

(4B) British Literature
Room EH 218
Moderator: Brandon Dominguez

Join Session 4B Virtually

  • Elizabeth Elin, Saint Vincent College, "Hear My Voice When I Call: Psalmic Multivocality in Milton's Paradise Lost" (v)
  • Lauren Hildum, Hirum College, "The Literary Cinderella: An Analysis of the Abandonment of Anne Brontë" (v)
  • Abigail Jackson, Brigham Young University-Idaho, "Female Orations: An Analysis of Margaret Cavendish's Debates Concerning Feminism"

(4C) Fiction
Room EH 219
Moderator: Angela Fatone

  • Margaret Draper, Weber State University, "Perfection's Body"
  • Bracken Gossett, Weber State University, "FALSE"
  • Brittney Johnson, Weber State University, "The First Time She Killed Me"
  • Trevor Oman, Colorado Mesa University, "Missing Marks"

(4D) Poetry
Room EH 206
Moderator: Bailey Quinn

  • Rory Davison, Colorado Mesa University, "Selected Poems"
  • Eliza Hill, Weber State University, "As the Oldest Siblings"
  • Sean Patrick Maloy, Weber State University, "Selected Poems"
  • Aaron Petrone, College of Southern Idaho, "Selected Poems"

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Session 5 Breakouts: 8-9 a.m.

(5A) American Literature
Room EH 215
Moderator: Yulia Goff

  • Zoë Fetters, Weber State University, "Watchmen and the Anti-Humanist Super-Human"
  • Gwen Furniss, Brigham Young University-Idaho, "He ain't got uh dime tuh cry: Men as Providers in Their Eyes Were Watching God"
  • Brandon Jackson, Weber State University, "The Arrant Thief: An Analysis of Charles Kinbote's Role in Pale Fire"

(5B) Fiction

Room EH 218

Moderator: Clark Draney

  • Krystal Cruz, Weber State University, "The Gray Area"
  • Syrena Finnell, Weber State University, "Aiden"
  • Kirra Trenholm, Colorado Mesa University, "An Omen"
  • Hannah Young, Weber State University, "Untitled"

(5C) Poetry
Room EH 219
Moderator: Maria Hawkins

  • Krystiana Davis, Weber State University, "Collection of Poems"
  • Sierra Handley, Weber State University, "A Collection of My Poetry"
  • Sean Lambert, Weber State University, "I Like My Authors Good and Dead"
  • Tyler Lemley, University of the Incarnate Word, "I've Always Had a Thing for Older Men: New Queer Poems"

Session 6 Breakouts: 9:15-10:15 a.m.

(6A) British Literature
Room EH 215
Moderator: Sonny Lawr

  • Margaret Green, Southern Utah University, "'Haply, for I am Black': An analysis of Derogatory Terms in Shakespeare's Works"
  • Jonathan Hughes, Central Michigan University, "Let's Make This Hallucination Real!: Examining Utopia in Aldous Huxley's Island"
  • Isabelle Wolfer, Brigham Young University, "Doctor Faustus, Homoeroticism, and the Transgression of Language"

(6B) American Literature
Room EH 218
Moderator: Nicolle Brown

  • Andrew Christ, Weber State University, "Genius Belongs to Everyone"
  • Emily MacDonald, Southern Utah University, "The Pressures of Perisl of Toxic Masculinity in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried"
  • Randelyn Snow, Colorado Mesa University, "Homi K. Bhaba"

(6C) Poetry
Room EH 219
Moderator: Katrina Kearl

  • Brooke Long, Weber State University, "Teddy Bear"
  • Hope McKenney, Weber State University, "Selected Poems"
  • Bailey O'Leary, Weber State University, "Ontology"
  • Ashlee Seager, Weber State University, "Seager Reading from Poetry Manuscript"

(6D) World Literature
Room EH 206
Moderator: Yulia Goff

  • Jessica Bertolini, Central Michigan University, "Albert Camus's Judge-Penitence and the Inescapable"
  • Jace Bingham, Utah State University, "Contesting Emotionality in The Three Kingdoms and The Water Margin"
  • Krystiana Davis, Weber State University, "#HashtagActivism: Political Social Media Engagement in NoViolet Bulawayo's Glory"
  • Jace DiCola, Colorado Mesa University, "An Addition to Poetic Rhetoric: The Sobriety Shift Structure"

Session 7 Breakouts: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

(7A) British Literature
Room EH 215
Moderator: Jan Hamer

  • Anneliese Pita, Southern Utah University, "Cannibalism Fueled by Race and Religion in Shakespeare"
  • Chase Redd, Southern Utah University, "An Ocean of Sublimity: Can Life's Most Potent Problems be Solved Through Sea Poetry?"
  • Alisen Allen Setoki, Southern Utah University, "Artificial Intelligence as a Metaphor for Reification in Klara and the Sun"

(7B) Fiction
Room EH 218
Moderator: Nicolle Brown

  • Caroline Hadley, Weber State University, "Am I A Dragon?"
  • Eldyn Molina, Colorado Mesa University, "A Tour of the Apeiron Cabinet on Loan from the Academy of Natural Philosophy"
  • Katherine Regis, Weber State University, "Broken Things"

(7C) Creative Nonfiction
Room EH 219
Moderator: Jordan Mackey

  • Caleb Gardner, Brigham Young University-Idaho, "The Boy Who Hid"
  • Makayla Geddes, Weber State University, "The Tryst"
  • Kassidy Poole, Brigham Young University-Idaho, "Genocide in the Congo and the Refugee Relocation Crisis in America"
  • Claire Safeer, Weber State University, "The Art of Black and White Costuming in Early Television"

(7D) World Literature
Room EH 206
Moderator: Emilia Griffiths

  • Jonah Mroz, Reed College, "Gay Means Happy: Popular Contemporary Queer Media, Representation, and Fandom Culture"
  • Jazmyne Olson, Weber State University, "Out of the Fire, Into the Frying Pan: Bazterrica's Cannibal Critique of Late Stage Capitalism"
  • Lydia Taylor, Central Michigan University, "From Western Orientalism to Uncontainable Identity"
  • Rachel Welker, Brigham Young University-Idaho, "The Pied Piper is an Irish Noble Faerie, as Shown in History and Literature"