VMI Undergraduate Research Shakespeare Conference 2006-2007
Third Conference, November 10-12, 2006
For the third annual conference, our keynote speaker is Dr. David Bevington, professor Emeritus of English at the University of Chicago and editor of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, among many other publications on early drama. Prof. Bevington's address is entitled "Shakespeare Faces Retirement."
Schools taking part this year are Bridgewater College, Christopher Newport University, Hollins University, James Madison University, Roanoke College, Virginia Military Institute, and Washington and Lee University.
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Prizewinners for "Best Paper in Session" each received an autographed copy of David Bevington's Shakespeare: The Seven Ages of Human Experience. The prize for "Best Paper in Conference" received an autographed copy of English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology, David Bevington, General Editor. The winners in 2006 are listed below, along with all the other presenters.
Other presenters and papers:
- Kathryn Britt, Roanoke College: "Viola and Olivia: Shakespeare's Salute to Elizabeth I in Twelfth Night"
- Amanda Cox, Hollins University: "Double Representation of the Feminine in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and A MidsummerNight's Dream"
- Lora Dattilio, Christopher Newport University: "Material World, Material 'Girls': Ben Jonson's Epicoene"
- Rachel Doria, Bridgewater College: "The Types That Humor: Examining Character Types and Irony in Shakespeare's Comedies"
- Ginger Harris, Roanoke College: "'I Love Thee Against My Will': The Arduous Courtship of Benedick and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing"
- Amanda Hedrick, Christopher Newport University: "Manipulation and True Power: An Analysis of the Relationship between Richard and Lady Anne as Social Critique"
- Erin Herring, James Madison University: "Courtly Love: A Tainted Paradigm in Richard III and The Changeling"
- Brian Kim, James Madison University: "Falstaff and Feste as the Fools"
- Josh O'Donnell, Bridgewater College: "The Maturation of Prince Hal in 1 Henry IV"
- Addison Palanza, Virginia Military Institute: "'Passionate Friendship' in The Merchant of Venice"
- Chrystal Trapani, Christopher Newport University: "Death and Equality in Hamlet"