VMI Undergraduate Research Shakespeare Conference 2004-2005
First Conference, November 12-14, 2004
For the inaugural conference, the keynote speaker was Jim Warren, the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Shenandoah Shakespeare.
Dr. Ralph Cohen, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Shenandoah Shakespeare, gave conferees a personal tour of the Blackfriars.
Schools that took part were Bridgewater College, Hollins University, James Madison University, Mary Baldwin College, Roanoke College, Virginia Military Institute, and Washington and Lee University.
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Prizewinners for "Best Paper in Session" received a copy of Stephen Greenblatt's Will in the World, and the prizewinner for "Best Paper in Conference" received a copy of Stanley Wells' Shakespeare for All Time. All prize-winners for this inaugural conference are being published in a special section of the 2005 VMI Undergraduate Research Review. The winners in 2004 were:
- Best Paper in Session 1: Sarah Patterson, Hollins University: "Lady Macbeth's Womb, Motherhood, and Marginality"
- Best Paper in Session 2: Ligia Abreu Medina, Washington & Lee University: "Divided He Fell: The Roles of Cordelia, Regan, and Goneril in Shakespeare's King Lear"
- Best Paper in Session 3: Jessica Engler, James Madison University: "Weighing the Scales: The Balance of Mercy and Justice in Merchant and Measure"
- Best Paper in Session 4 (tie): Harrison Gregory, Virginia Military Institute: "The 'Closet Scene' in Hamlet: Traditions of Stage and Screen" & Katherine Melson, Mary Baldwin College: "Why Titus Andronicus?"
- Best Paper in Conference: Sarah Patterson, Hollins University: "Lady Macbeth's Womb, Motherhood, and Marginality"
Other presenters and papers: