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The symposium is an  inter-college event where students openly discuss the topics explored  within each college’s respective theme.

Every  RC  student will give either a Presentation or a  Poster -  either as a  group  or as an individual project.  Every RC student will also be an audience  member.  

At Registration, you will receive a name tag with your schedule on it.

The Symposium is organized into two, concurrent, sessions: Session I: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & Session II: 3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

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Languages & Cultures [clear filter]
Saturday, December 1
 

2:20pm

Paris' Different Colors in Film
To many, Paris is a city of love that oozes with romance and passion. However, to others, Paris is just another toxic, tourist-infested city with rude citizens. In this presentation, we review the positive and negative viewpoints of Paris by contrasting two completely different films. Delpy's 2 Days in Paris and Allen's Midnight in Paris, while both set in the same city, utilize color, or lack thereof, to help establish their portrayal of Paris. 

Speakers
GS

Gibek, Sara

Languages & Cultures College
HW

Han, Wuyang

Languages & Cultures College

Moderators
DP

Dylan Pappas

Junior Fellow, Society & Technology College
SK

Sally Koutsoliotas

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College



Saturday December 1, 2018 2:20pm - 2:40pm
221 Coleman

2:20pm

The RIGHT Way to Portray New York.
In this presentation,  we explore cinema's portrayal of New York City as depicted in Spike Lee's  "Do the Right Thing" (1989). We analyze the effects of how the city  becomes a character in the film through cinematic elements such as  mise-en-scene, sound, and cinematography. Utilizing stills and short clips  from the film, we demonstrate how the city comes alive and mirrors the tone  of the film. Furthermore, we compare well-known New York-set blockbuster  films with Lee's "Do the Right Thing", highlighting why "Do the Right  Thing" is the quintessential New York film. We conclude our presentation  with an appeal to our audience members to see the film and remember that  there is more to New York than the glamorized images of big box office successes.

We will be showing  clips from the film in our presentation.

Speakers
FG

Fabijanic, Gillian

Languages & Cultures College
FG

Ferrara, Giuliana

Languages & Cultures College

Moderators
BC

Bethany Collier

Senior Fellow, Social Justice College
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Chiara Evans

Junior Fellow, Arts College



Saturday December 1, 2018 2:20pm - 2:40pm
251 Coleman

2:30pm

The Effect of Language Difference on Group Formation and Social Preference at Bucknell
This study explores language differences' role in social group formation between international and domestic students at Bucknell University. Are in-groups are formed predominantly by language preference? A survey will be given to a random sample of Residential College students to investigate preferred language in social interactions, and determine the correlation between social interaction and language preferences.  This data will be compared to US census data to analyze whether in-groups are derivative of language in particular areas. If high-conflict areas contain large populations that speak different languages, it would further support the idea that groups are influenced by language preference. 

Speakers
WT

Williams, Tyler

Languages & Cultures College

Moderators
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Gari Eberly

Junior Fellow, Environmental College
PC

Prof. Chris Camuto

Senior Fellow, Environmental College


Saturday December 1, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
118 Coleman

3:30pm

Future City in Film
This presentation is focused on the 1982 version of the film Blade Runner which is staged in a futuristic Los Angeles. We will analyze certain cinematic elements that we have learned in class and how they are portrayed in the film. We will also explore how Blade Runner is similar to the film Metropolis, which was released in 1927. 

Speakers
KM

Kelly, Megan

Languages & Cultures College
HM

Huang, Meixin

Languages & Cultures College

Moderators
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Anna Kell

Senior Fellow, Arts College
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TS

Ty Smith

Junior Fellow, Humanities College



Saturday December 1, 2018 3:30pm - 3:50pm
118 Coleman

3:55pm

What's in a Name? The Cross-Cultural Pragmatics of Forms of Address
Do you know who named you?  Do you know why they gave you this name? Do you need to change your name as you progress through life? Do you have a nickname? Do you address different people with different titles? Do you know the difference between T and V forms? Do you use the same pronoun when you talk to different people? Naming systems differentiate from person to person, culture to culture. This project researches different people’s full names, nicknames and their origins in Chinese, English and Spanish. In our presentation, we will talk about naming, nicknames, pronounces, honorifics and specifiers.

Speakers
TH

Tao, Huijie

Languages & Cultures College
LY

Li, Yuheng

Languages & Cultures College

Moderators
ES

Em Sharp

Junior Fellow, Arts College
MM

Molly McGuire

Senior Fellow, Discovery College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:55pm - 4:15pm
219 Coleman

4:10pm

New York in Film
We will be diving into iconic movies filmed in New York City such as Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen and Breakfast at Tiffany's by Blake Edwards. During this presentation we will discuss how much of a major role New York City is in these films and why it could never be filmed anywhere else. Additionally, we will explain some film vocabulary, such as the difference between "story" and "plot", and how the terms we will be talking about are shown in the movies and how it conveys certain meanings. 

Speakers
MB

Murphy, Bridget

Languages & Cultures College
MS

Mufson, Samuel

Languages & Cultures College

Moderators
JF

Jordan Ferrari

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
PG

Prof. Geoff Schneider

Senior Fellow, Food College



Saturday December 1, 2018 4:10pm - 4:30pm
055 Coleman

4:25pm

"Glamorous" Rome
Evaluating Rome's  portrayal in Italian cinema

Speakers
RB

Richardson, Brian

Languages & Cultures College

Moderators
JS

Joe Scapellato

Senior Fellow, Arts College
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MS

Maddy Smith

Junior Fellow, Discovery College


Saturday December 1, 2018 4:25pm - 4:40pm
150 Coleman