Results at Big Night Competition
A total of nine
English majors participated in this year's Big Night competition,
which showcases undergraduate research at West Georgia. In the Humanities
section of the competition, Rebecca Schwab won first place
for her presentation, "I'd Rather Be Drunk on My Island,"
which performs a deconstructive reading of binary oppositions in Elizabeth
Bishop's poem "Crusoe in England." Phillip Fowler
received first runner-up honors for his study entitled "Joseph
Conrad's Heart of Darkness: A Paradox of Human Behavior." English
and Political Science double major Erica Rohlfs won in the
Social Sciences category. Her project explores feminist questions
in the international political arena.
winner, Social Sciences Category
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included Stephanie Henderson Hollenbeck ("Gothic Elements
of the Subversive Fairy Tale in Gail Godwin's A Mother and Two Daughters"),
Jason Bearden ("Ann Silsbee's Orioling: A Narrative of
Lyrics"), Jesse Bishop ("Mirrors, Dreams, and Desire:
Fragmentation and the Gaze in Cormac McCarthy's Child of God"),
Rod McRae ("Voices of Domestic Emasculation: The Effects
of Suburbia on James Dickey and David Bottoms"), Sara Snow
("Expressionism in Holocaust Art"), and Carl Jordan
("Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson").
Schwab and Rohlfs
will give revised versions of their presentations to a university-wide
audience on Big Night, April 8. All participants will develop a visual
display of their research for exhibition at this annual campus celebration.