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Students present research on language, literature and writing

Leslie Muzulu '13, Tiffany Castor '14 and Carly Fischbeck '12 strike a pose during the "Streamlines" conference at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa.
Leslie Muzulu '13, Tiffany Castor '14 and Carly Fischbeck '12 strike a pose during the "Streamlines" conference at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa.
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St. Kate's students presented panels of their research at "Streamlines: An Undergraduate Conference Celebrating Language, Literature and Writing," at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, on Nov. 12, 2011.

In conjunction with the faculty of the Women in the Arts minor, a panel was presented entitled, "The Nude, The Madwoman, and The Adrogyne: Reconsidering Feminine Archetypes" featuring the research of Tiffany Castor '14, Molly Davy '12 and Kara Calvert '12.

Leslie Muzulu '13 presented her paper, "Music and Images in Horror Film," on a mixed panel of students from across the Midwest that called for students to focus on graphic film and novels. Anne Floyd '13 also presented her work, "The Subjectification of Women: Female Chauvinist Pigs" on a similar panel which focused on rhetoric.

In the afternoon, a group of students presented a well-attended panel called, "Ya Gotta Come with Attitude: Teaching to Your Peers." Evan Gaydos '12, Sarah Wente '13 and Carly Fischbeck '12 each spoke on their teaching experience and the unique opportunities they have recieved through their mentors at St. Kate's.

"It was truly an incredible day to witness and the Katies received incredible feedback from peers and professors across the conference," said Professor Nikki Swoboda, who accompanied the students on their trip.

The fourth annual "Streamlines" conference was hosted by Clarke University, Loras College, and the University of Dubuque in 2011. Next year the conference will be hosted by Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, on Nov. 10, 2012.  

Nov. 21, 2011 by Melissa Kaelin

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