Quin Morton '36 Freshman Research Conference

Fall 2014

The second Quin Morton ’36 Freshman Research Conference took place on Friday, November 21, 2014. The conference showcased the scholarly work of a range of exceptional Spring 2014 Writing Seminar students from different courses and disciplines. During the conference, our distinguished writers gave 10-minute presentations of their work in small panels, followed by question-and-answer sessions. 

Program of Events

Keynote Address (10:00 a.m)
(The Writing Room)
Dr. Keith Shaw, Associate Director, Princeton Writing Program

Session I (10:30-11:15 a.m.)
Panel A (G001 Hargadon Hall)

  • Sydney King, “The Universalized Self: Exploring Facebook’s Influence on Self-Representation”
  • Eva Lewandowski, “Hispanic Religiosity and Gender Norms: An Analysis of the Domestic Violence Responses of Hispanic Women” 

Cecily Swanson, Moderator
Panel B (G002 Hargadon Hall)

  • Olivia Trase, “The Atomic Peach”
  • Nina Chausow, “Alice Neel and Andy Warhol: The Reconstruction of an Artistic Identity” 

M.V. Ramana, Moderator
Session II (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Panel A (G001 Hargadon Hall)

  • Margaret Wright, “From Ramsay to Briscoe (And Back Again?): The Portrayal of Women in To the Lighthouse
  • Ciara Corbeil, “On Display: Fashion's Celebration and Subjugation of the Natural World”
  • Jiyoon Kim, “The Perfect Little Girls: The Girly-Cute Aesthetic and Powerpuff Girls as Infantile Citizens”

David Hershinow, Moderator 
Lunch (12:30-1:30 p.m.)                                                         
Session III (1:45-2:45 p.m.)
Panel A (G001 Hargadon Hall)

  • Aaron Schwartz, “Where No (Man?) Has Gone Before: The Hegemonic Masculinity Paradox in ‘The City on The Edge of Forever’”
  • Yun-Yun Li , “Dæmon Dilemmas: Philip Pullman’s Visionary Myth-Making in His Dark Materials
  • Hayley Roth, “Through the Eyes of the Clone: Never Let Me Go as a Complication of the Human Cloning Debate” 

Genevieve Creedon, Moderator
Panel B (G002 Hargadon Hall)

  • Lia Hankla, “The Mozart Effect: Examining the Relationship Between Mood, Music, and Test-taking Ability”
  • Nathan Agmon, “Plastic Isn't Fantastic: A Case Study Analysis of Misconduct in Contemporary Science”
  • Jacklyn Jacobe, “The 'Lean Vs. Clean' Debate”

George Laufenberg, Moderator
Session IV (3:00-4:00 p.m.)
Panel A (G001 Hargadon Hall)

  • Jason Golfinos, “’Don't Be Alarmed, Now,’: Backmasked Subliminal Messages in Eighties Rock Music"
  • Benjamin Gallo, “A Question of Mysticism or The Counter-Reformation: A Case Study of El Greco’s View of Toledo and the Artist’s Imagined Configuration of the Landscape of Toledo”
  • Anam Vadgama, “Islam in Khuda Kay Liye: From an External to an Internal View”

Kachina Allen, Moderator

Conference Organizers
Andy Hakim, Emma Ljung, Benjamin Weber
Funded by the Princeton Writing Program