College of Liberal Arts

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.