Mary W. George Research Conference Friday, April 11, 2014 Welcome Amanda Irwin Wilkins, Director, Princeton Writing Program Session I Panel A Peter Park, "A Question of Honor? The Importance of Pragmatism in American Interventionism" Melissa Parnagian, "The Asterisk: Inequalities of Affirmative Action" Maria Medvedeva, Moderator Session II Panel A Selena Kitchens, "Holy Grails and Golden Hands: Redemption in the Morte d'Arthur and A Song of Ice and Fire" Katherine Lee, "To Nerd or Not to Nerd: Representations of Scientists in The Big Bang Theory" Margaret Wang, "Heisenberg as the Uncertainty Principle: What is Walter White?" Brendan Wright, Moderator Panel B Alice Tao, "Bounded by Beauty: The Influence of Photography on Perception and Approaches to Cultural Landscape Assessment" Natsuko Sato, "The Vocaloid Case Study: Examining Advancements in Music Technology" Danielle Meinrath, Moderator Lunch Session III Panel A Paul Rosen, "Feeling Backward and Better: Female Disability in Empire Falls" Cailin Hong, "Gender, Power and Sexual Transgression in American Beauty" Vinicius Amaral, "Calling to the Underworld: How the Clash's London Calling Redefined a Cultural Era" Joseph Califf, Moderator Panel B Katie Hanss, "George Washington Carver: Man, Myth, and Historical Perspective" Juliette Hackett, "The Effects of Society's Attitude and Current Legislation on the Well-Being of Teenage Sex Offenders Who Committed Consensual Statutory Rape" Vivian Chen, "Too Big to Fail: Resolution Procedure for Systemically Important Financial Institutions" Khristina Gonzalez, Moderator Session IV Panel A Arunraj Balaji, "Reactions to Paranormal Horror: The Search for a Comprehensive Theory" Martha Jachimski, "Melancholia: A Portrayal of Major Depression as an Existential Reality Check" Jonathan Liebman, "A Smile on a Tormented Face: Absurdist Consciousness and Post-Reflective Identity in Camus' L'Étranger" Timothy Recuber, Moderator Panel B Emily Chen, "Expanding the View of Asian-American Autobiographies: From Expressions of the Collective Self to Multidimensional Voices of History" Lulu Chen, "Genius: Society, Mythology, and You" Lori Bin, "Realness and Gender Identity: Is Drag as Subversive as it Seems?" Timothy Haupt, Moderator Conference organized by Andy Hakim, Emma Ljung, and Benjamin Weber. Sponsored by the Princeton Writing Program.