Student Research Presentations in World Languages & Literatures: A Spring Showcase

Please come and join Student Research Presentations in World Languages & Literatures: A Spring Showcase!

It is a two-day event scheduled for April 27 and April 28. Day 1 features nine students working with Professor Vincent Tuesday, April 27, from 1:30 pm to 6 pm, including two senior thesis defenses, and five students respectively mentored by Professors Micallef, Garcia de la Puente, Frederick, Gillman & Malykhina present their research findings on Wednesday, April 28, between 12:30 pm and 2:10 pm. Please take a look at the fantastic line-ups below.

Please email WLL Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Yoon Sun Yang at yyoonsun@bu.edu to obtain the zoom link to attend the event for both days. No registration is required.  

Thanks to all of you for keeping WLL such a vibrant place for research and learning this year! I hope many of you can make it to at least some of the presentations.

Cheers,

Yoon Sun

Student Research Presentations in World Languages and Literatures:
A Spring Showcase


DAY 1 

Tuesday, April 27th: 1:30 pm- 6 pm.

1:30 Jiaxin Peng Senior Thesis Defense, “The ‘i’ in Grief: Autofiction and Tsushima Yūko’s Expedition to Loss and Healing”

  • Committee:
    • Reiko Abe Auestada (University of Oslo)
    • Keith Vincent

2:30 Brigid Mack Senior Thesis Defense, “A Searchable Database of Settings in the Tale of Genji”

  • Committee:
    • Eugenio Menegon (BU, History)
    • Keith Vincent

3:30-6:15 LIVES OF TRANSLATORS

3:40-4:00: Alice Padron on Meredith Mckinney (Japanese, translator of the Pillow Book, Soseki’s Kokoro et al)
4:00-4:20: Crystal Cheng on David Hawkes (Chinese, translator of the Story of the Stone)
4:20-4:40  Gianni Vaughn on Benedict Baker (Latin, translator of the Vitae Patrium)
4:40-5:00 Edilsa Monterrey-Quintero de Bassili on Katharine Prescott Wormely and Ellen Marriage (French, translators of Balzac)
5:00–5:20 Bergen Grant on Donald Keene (Japanese, translator of Matsuo Basho et al)
5:20-5:40 Melody Sweeney on Jay Rubin (Japanese, translator of Murakami Haruki et al
5:40-6:00 Madalyn Stratton on David Boyd (Japanese, translator of Mieko Kawakami et al)

DAY 2

Wednesday April 28, 12:30pm – 2:10 pm

12:30-12:50 Sarah Feather, “Are the Feminists Taking Over? A Critical Analysis of Sweden and Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy and Implications in the Middle East”
12:50-1:10 Sylvie Gallagher, “Magic Realism in Soviet and Yugoslav Fiction”.
1:10-1:30 Jiayi Wang, “Mapping Ginza: Where Japan Meets the World”
1:30 – 1:50 Dina Famin, “Plural States of Being in Franz Kafka’s 1913 Collection Contemplation (Betrachtung).”
1:50 – 2:10 Nadiya Prokopyeva, “Unlocking Poetic Metaphors with Digital Resource ‘Russian Poetry’”

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