English Majors Take Hockey, Updike, Austen and Wellness to National Conference
The National Conference on Undergraduate Research has accepted the presentation proposals of seven English majors from UF. Five seniors and two juniors have had their projects accepted for this year’s conference scheduled for April 7-9 at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Four of the students will travel to Asheville to present their research.
“Over 4,000 abstracts were submitted and all of our students were accepted,” said Sarah Fedirka, assistant professor of English. She explained that students were encouraged to submit proposals as part of their senior capstone class.
Students’ with research accepted at the conference are:
- Zac Binkley, senior, “A Representative Creature: Harry Angstrom as an Embodiment of America in the Rabbit Tetralogy”
- Katie Kohls, senior, “Deconstruction Reality in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’”
- Adam Rader, senior, “Ovie Zone: A Creative Non-fiction Interpretation of Hockey”
- Garrett Gardner, senior, “Minimally Invasive Corporate Wellness Program for Small Business Manufacturing”
- Courtney Sheely, senior, “Blood and Fire” (collection of short stories and poems)
- Madelaine McBride, junior, “Nightingale” (short story)
- Sarah Stubbs, junior, “It’s Been a Long Time Coming: An Expose of Sustainability at The University of Findlay”
April will mark the 30th anniversary of the conference, which accepts proposals from all disciplines. Fedirka and Nicole Diederich, professor of English and director of the writing program, will accompany the students to Asheville.