English Department

SCCUR

http://sccur.whittier.edu/

 

California Lutheran University students are given a wide variety of opportunities to interact with local, regional, national, and international communities. In particular the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) allows students from all disciplines to present their research, scholarship, and creative work during this celebration of undergraduate discovery, held each November. This year, SCCUR will be held at the Shannon Center at Whittier College on November 23, 2012 from 8am to 5pm.

The deadline for abstract submission is October 7th, 2013 (closed).

CLU English students are encouraged to prepare projects, and have presented at the SCCUR conferences in 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013. CLU faculty help support this effort by chairing various conference sessions, participating in SCCUR workshops, helping their students prepare abstracts for submission, and taking students to the conferences to present their work.

SCCUR 2012 at Whittier

 

 

SCCUR 2012 at California State University, Channel Islands

  • Elmira Tadayon: Sherwood Anderson's "Grotesques": The Perversion of Character Through Cognitive Construction (English) and Intentional Propoganda in Colonial Captivity Narratives (History)
    • Advisor: Dr. Bryan Rasmussen 
    • Advisor: Dr. Michaela Reaves
  • Ashley Szanter: Chaucer’s Parody of Literature’s Conventions of Courtly Love
    • Advisor: Dean Joan Griffin, Ph.D 
  • Judith Newlin: The Educational Value of Reading: A Cognitive Approach
    • Advisor: Dr. Bryan Rasmussen 
  • Alexander Daley: A Search for Power: The Role of Female Ambition in Emma and To the Lighthouse
    • Advisor: Dr. Bryan Rasmussen 
  • Robert Galletly: Focalization in Modern Films
    • Advisor: Dr. Bryan Rasmussen  
  • Jenna Nakamura: Time Progression and Reader Investment in Autobiographies
    • Advisor: Dr. Bryan Rasmussen 
  • Ashley Orozco: Chicana Poetry: One New Voice and Where It Stands
    • Advisor: Dr. Bryan Rasmussen 
  • Caitlin Jensen: The Silenced Mind: The Feminine Voice and Its Importance to Cognitive Narration
    • Advisor: Dr. Bryan Rasmussen
  • Carla De Lira: KaleidoscopeLA: Experiential Cartography of Urban Daily Life
    • Advisor: Dr. Bryan Rasmussen
  • Genna Petoscia: Fifty Shades of Narrative
    • Advisor: Dr. Bryan Rasmussen

SCCUR 2011 at Mt. San Antonio College

 

“Other Than Evil: The Relationship Between Man and Nature in Lord of the Flies”

Kevin Bowen

Advisor: Dr. Marja Mogk

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“Decontruction of Poetic Narrative”

Melanie Cornejo

Advisor: Dr. Bryan Rasmussen

 

 

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"Intersecting Minds: Postmodern Narratives' Ironic Reliance on Cognitive Science and Narrative Structure to Achieve Deconstruction."

Michelle Kane

Advisor: Dr. Bryan Rasmusen

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SCCUR 2007 at CSU Los Angeles

“Hollow Imagery and Imperialism in Heart of Darkness”

Amy M. Lever

Advisor: Dr. Marja Mogk

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“Aging and Duality: A Non-Modernist Interpretation of Prufrock”

Jessica Porter

Advisor: Dr. Marja Mogk

 

 

“Rogue Women in Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Greek Knight: Grendel’s Mother and The Lady”

Megan M. Purdum

Advisor: Dr. Ariane Balizet

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“The Culture of Dreams”

Kristine R. Richter

Advisor: Dr. Ariane Balize

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“Piety in Relation to Character in Medieval Literature”

Brigette H. Stevenson

Advisor: Dr. Ariane Balizet

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SCCUR 2005 at UC Riverside

"The Real Hero in Milton's Paradise Lost"

Heather Stanger

Advisor: Dr. Nandra Perry

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SCCUR 2001 at UCLA

"Wallace Stevens and the Construction of The New Stage"

Amy Fuess

Advisor: Professor Lyle Murley

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SCCUR 2000 at CSU Long Beach

"The People of God in America: Cotton Mather and Jonathan Edwards on the Saints'"

Meghan Johnston

Advisor: Dr. Bruce Stevenson

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SCCUR 1998 at Cal Poly Pomona

"Whistler's Revival"

Mary Elizabeth Pfeiffer

Advisor: Dr. Joan Wines

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SCCUR 1996 at Occidental College

"King Lear's Fool: Presenting a Palatable Truth"

Chad VanAcker

Advisor: Dr. Joan Wines

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"The Limiting Of Potential Through Gender Role Conditioning"

Jennifer Paulsen

Advisor: Dr. Joan Wines

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SCCUR 1995 at the Claremont Colleges

"Changing Perspectives of Advertising in American Literature"

Gwen Harrod and Deyanne Nesh

Advisor: Dr. Joan Wines

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"Women's Lives: Men's Fictions"

Robert Mangano and Angela Moller

Advisor: Dr. Joan Wines

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For more information about SCCUR, visit http://www.sccur.org/

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