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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
 

1:40pm

A History of the Youth during Post-War in Spain
Paracuellos explores the lives of young children during Post Civil War in Spain throughout different Social Aid "Homes" where the experiences left the children psychologically scarred. This graphic novel is written by Carlos Gimenez as an autobiography to critique the Franco regime in Spain. During this bloody time, Social Aid homes were created due to the amount of poor and recently orphaned children, the lack of resources at home or due to ill mothers unable to care for the children. . Being a victim of violence at a young age transforms a person. Views on the world and identity become altered due to trauma which leads to a motivation to project one's voice. In this poster the themes of trauma, helplessness and corruption will be explored.

Speakers
CR

Cordova, Ruby

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

1:40pm

A History Passed Down
My poster is about the graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman. The novel presents the dark times of the Holocaust in a unique light as the characters take form of different animals to represent the different groups involved and as Spiegelman employs a specific structure in chronology to best share his story. The digital poster utilizes the art of color, space, and words to illustrate the major themes and ideas in the novel. 

Speakers
SS

Sohn, Sally

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Chinglish as a face-threatening act
Between 1990 and  2010, Chinglish (the literal translation from Chinese to English) was a  common phenomenon in the public sphere. The effect of Chinglish is definitely  humorous to both foreigners and native speakers. This presentation will ask,  where does Chinglish actually emerge from and is Chinglish considered a  face-threatening act? We will present a research on the definition of  Chinglish, the reasons behind its evolution, and people's attitude towards  Chinglish by surveying current Chinese students at Bucknell University. We  will discuss the potential misunderstanding it creates and how the Chinese  government responses to it.
  

Speakers
MA

Minh Anh Phan

Junior Fellow, Languages & Cultures College
WX

Wan, Xinran

Languages & Cultures College
HY

Huang, Yanjing

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricity, Table, Screen

1:40pm

Fashion and Language: An Analysis of How Words Impact Trends in America
The fashion industry  in America is ever-evolving: it can popularize specific trends and in the  next deem them a thing of the past. Fashion magazines, a key vehicle of  communication in this fast-paced industry, utilize linguistic ideas to  provide Americans with current trends in the world of fashion. Vogue magazine  is one of many examples of the way in which language is used to influence the  industry. This project analyzes the relationship between words and fashion  trends from the headlines in Vogue’s issues dating back to the  1980’s.
  

Speakers
CE

Conklin, Ethan

Languages & Cultures College
CH

Coleman, Hallee

Languages & Cultures College
FL

Friedman, Lara

Languages & Cultures College
JS

Jeon, Sun Woo

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Screen

1:40pm

Futbol For All
For many people  worldwide, soccer is their religion and the air they breathe, a pulsating  life force that explodes every time the ball hits the back of the net.  Vuvuzelas buzz and crowds roar, yet soccer in different cultures worldwide is  synonymous with toxic masculinity, excluding female and LGBTQ players from  the limelight. By analyzing stories in "Futbol, La Novela  Grafica" by Santiago Garci­a and Pablo Ri­os alongside current events,  I will try to shed light on how the sport beloved by billions excludes the  non-masculine from sharing in its glory, and how it can be used to spark  progress.

Speakers
AB

Andrei Bucaloiu

Junior Fellow, Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Islamic Women in Graphic Novels
The purpose of this presentation is to present the historical significance of prostitution and the role of eunuchs in Islamic history in conjunction with the fictional depictions found in Craig Thompson’s romantic, graphic novel Habibi. The story takes place in an fictional Islamic world, illustrating a controversial romance between former child slaves. The goal of my presentation is to explore Islamic sexual jurisprudence and how this fictional novel explores controversial practices throughout history. I will provide information regarding lawful and unlawful sexual conduct according to the Islamic laws of sexuality which rely heavily on the Qur’an and other religious leaders.

Speakers
CP

Collier, Patrick

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Stitches: A Silent World
When fourteen year  old David Small looses his ability to speak after developing a tumour on his  neck, he undoubtably begins to question his identity and purpose on this  earth as he silenced by his illness. This calls us to examine how physical  and mental illness affects the identity of an individual and how they come to  interact with their surroundings. Illness can be an identity and life  altering event that may change ones view of themselves, their family members,  and the world as everything that was once thought to be known, has completely  changed.

Speakers
RN

Rivait, Nicole

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

The effect of Alzheimer's on caregivers
The purpose of this presentation is to show the effect that Alzheimer's has on caregivers. Roses in December is a graphic novel by Batiuk, Tom which talks about a fourteen-year struggles of two storylines of characters dealing with the incurable Alzheimer’s disease. The first storyline is about a character called Ralph, who is confronted with the trauma of his wife Helen’s worsening Alzheimer’s. He’s not sure if she even recognize him anymore. The second story line is about two sisters named Lucy and Lilian McKenzie and the struggles Lilian has to go through in order to put Lucy in a nursing home.

Speakers
GB

Getaneh, Bitseat

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

The Holocaust's Effect on Generations of Families

There is no denying that the lives of those affected during the Holocaust were changed dramatically, but the affect that the Holocaust has had on preceding generations is just as drastic. Art Spiegelman showcases this in his graphic novel, Maus, as he delves into the relationship he has with his father, Valdez, who is a Holocaust survivor. Through Spiegelman’s use of narration and combining his perspective of the present with Valdez’ perspective of the past he is able to showcase the impact that the Holocaust has had on both of them individually and as a family.


Speakers
MK

Monti, Kayanne

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

The Voyeurs: How people in contemporary age live and make decision?
The book talks about how Gabrielle Bell seen people around her live for their lives and make decisions. It makes her think about everyone's different life and different living style, which is also a thought-provoking question for everyone who's reading the book. 

Speakers
TY

Tian, Yijie

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

3:10pm

(Mis)understandings at Bucknell: What does he/she mean by that?
How do people from  different cultures exchange information? The diversity of college students at  Bucknell creates a surprising amount of misunderstandings in communication.  Overcoming the language and culture barrier is crucial. Therefore, a project  has been designed to explain and try to solve this problem. We will survey 15  college students from different backgrounds by setting up a DCT--Discourse  Completion Test about some daily situations and ask them to fill out their  answers. Based on the collected information, we can analyze the results. The  research examines the nature of locution, illocution, and perlocution among  different cultures.
  

Speakers
ZH

Zhu, Hengrui

Languages & Cultures College
LN

Le, Ngoc

Languages & Cultures College
PS

Pan, Shangyan

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table, Screen

3:10pm

French New Wave and Cinema
This presentation discusses the concepts of the French New Wave, a style of cinematography and aspects within film. 

Speakers
MA

Meehan, Allison

Languages & Cultures College
MC

Mack, Casey

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

3:10pm

How the Goddess Shakti empowers women and challenges traditional society
In the graphic novel Pashmina, author Nidhi Chanani illustrates how the female goddess Shakti allows women to see their true potential through a pashmina scarf to empower women in the traditional Indian society and beyond. The protagonist, Priyanka, struggles with questions of her Indian heritage and her absent father. She blames her mother for these gaps in her identity, until she finds a pashmina scarf hidden within her closet. This scarf has the power to show women their true potential. Priyanka discovers that Shakti is the driving force behind the scarf and strives to empower women. 

Speakers
IJ

Illiano, Julia

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

March: The Ongoing Fight for Social Justice
March, authored by John Lewis and Andrew Ayden and illustrated by Nate Powell, follows the civil rights movement through John Lewis's eyes. John Lewis was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and is a current US congressman. March follows his journey as a civil rights leader and explores his admiration for Martin Luther King Jr. March claims that racism is not a past issue, but rather one that deserves ample attention to this day. Authors Lewis and Ayden use language to creatively promote the reader's interest in the social justice issues that Lewis has fought for throughout his life. 

Speakers
MM

Madden, Melissa

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

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Speakers
VA

Volpe, Allyse

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

The exploration of binaries in queer identity politics
Blue is the Warmest Color investigates the representation of queer sexuality through the passionate yet volatile relationship between the main characters Clementine and Emma. While it is obvious that they love each other, in contrast to an 'out' Emma, Clementine still remains in an uncomfortable semi-closeted situation due to her struggles to comprehend her sexuality which is not helped by the people around her who wish to see her adhere to one label. As such, this project seeks to explore the identity politics that come with the acceptance (and denial) of female sexual subjectivity, and how the binaries that manifest from it might result in the restriction of sexual fluidity.

Speakers
DS

Dorji, Sherab

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

The Impact of Civil Rights Movements on American Identity
Throughout American history, injustice has caused the progression of society to be hindered. Civil rights movements played a key role during these times to spur the desire for change. The March on Washington, as illustrated by the graphic novel March: Book One by John Lewis, was one movement in particular that promoted non-violent protest in order to combat a nationwide issue. Efforts to overcome injustice have been crucial in achieving equality across many decades. The American identity is constantly being shaped by the way we overcome various obstacles to our freedom. 

Speakers
JR

Johnston, Rachel

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Use It or Lose It: Face and the United States Presidency
Communication  involves the usage of positive and negative face at all levels. With social  media, it is easier than ever for politicians to communicate to the public.  What they say brings them either positive or negative face. Considering the  statistical rise in the power of social media, we decided to research how the  last four United States presidents communicated with the public and the image  their communication gave them. We will also dive into recent American  presidential history, the communication styles these presidents used and the  type of face given by the public in response to the presidents’ messages.  
  

Speakers
HA

Hurdle, Andrew

Languages & Cultures College
RI

Rowland, Itzak

Languages & Cultures College
KS

Kang, Sunggye

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricity, Screen