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Romance Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium

Join the Department of Romance Studies for the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome & Introductory Remarks - José María Rodríguez García, Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies

9:15 - 10:00 Challenges and Opportunities for Healing in Global Health Perspectives
Peter Caragol- Breast Cancer Treatment in Spain: Problematizing Screening Practices and Global Health Inequities
Phelan Mahoney- Narrative Medicine: The Importance of a Humane and Personal Approach to Medicine
Camille Krejdovsky- Dance as a Medium for Exploring the Experience of Refugees

10:00 - 10:45 Situating Planning and Policy: Evolving Subjectivities, Expanding Localities
Thuan Tran- The Present and Future of Urban Design Policies in Latin America
Daniel Sutton- Language and the Gendered Self: Addressing Grammatical Gender in the Italian Language
Audrey Costley- Linguistic Policy and Planning in Francophone Louisiana: An Analysis of the State and Outlook of French in Louisiana

10:45 - 11:15 Saludos y Despedidas: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Greeting and Farewell Practices in the Spanish-Speaking World
Presenters: Lydia Cox, Teddy Hur, Athena Yeung

11:15 - 12:00 Visions of Excess in Modern French Literature and the Arts
Gwyneth Bernier- From Flaubert's Sins to Van Gogh's Sunflowers: The Hallmarks of a Shared Obsession in Two Artistic Titans
Ethan Chen- Animal Magnetism in 19th Century French Literature
Stephen Atkinson- Decadent Discipline in Early 20th Century French Literature

12:00 - 12:30 BREAK

12:30 - 1:00 Engineering in Francophone Countries
Presenters: Lizzy Jones, Roxana Haas, Marie Lowry, Emily Yagoda

1:00 - 1:45 Circulations and Negotiations of Cultural Memory
Andres Cordoba- Objects and Memorials as Variable Fixing Points in Memory
Dani Rubio- Absence and Erasure: The Impact of Change on Memorialization
Meghna Parameswaran- Beyond the Tangible: Memorials as Sites of Cultural Exchange

1:45 - 2:30 Subverting the Gender Binary in Socio-Cultural Practices: Between Oppression and Nonconformity
Justin Xavier- Foundational Legacies of Colonialism: Gendered Perspectives
Steven Powell- La amenaza del homosexual: The Creation, Oppression, and Proliferation of the Homosexual Und

Contact: Kim Travlos