College of Liberal Arts

The next Humanities Research Symposium will take place in Spring 2021.

2019 HRS 


The Humanities Research Award grants three years of funding to faculty to support the completion of a research project in the Humanities. Every two years, the College of Liberal Arts sponsors an all-day event where faculty recipients present their scholarship to the University community.

2019 Humanities Research Symposium

9:15am: Coffee and light breakfast

9:30am: Welcome, Dean Randy Diehl

Session 1

9:45am: Shirley Thompson, Departments of American Studies and African and African Diaspora Studies, Reading the Archive: Black Proprietorship in the Aftermath of Slavery

10:05am: Lauren Gutterman, Department of American Studies, Her Neighbor’s Wife: A History of Lesbian Desire Within Marriage

10:25am: Gabriela Polit, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Unwanted Witnesses: Journalism and Conflict in Contemporary Latin America

10:45am: Break

11:00am: Bartholomew Sparrow, Department of Government, The Third Founding: White Hierarchy and American Political Development

11:20am: Janine Barchas, Department of English, The Lost Books of Jane Austen

Session 2

1:00pm: Jennifer Wilks, Departments of English and African and African Diaspora Studies, Black Between the Sheets: Carmen in Context

1:20pm: Danny Law, Department of Linguistics, Discursive Inertia in Classic and Colonial Mayan Ritual Language

1:40pm: Janet Davis, Department of American Studies, Sharkmania: A Transnational History of an American Obsession

2:00pm: Break

Session 3

2:20pm: Sandro Sessarego, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, On the Importance of Legal History to Afro-Hispanic Linguistics and Creole Studies

2:40pm: Daniel Birkholz, Department of English, Roads Taken: Literary Geography and the Impossibility of Medieval Biography

3:00pm: Paola Bonifazio, Department of French and Italian, At the Dawn of Convergence: Photonovels and their Fans 

View past symposiums.