Thursday, March 31, 2011

UIS Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Symposium

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield will hold its 2nd annual research symposium for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

WHEN: Friday, April 8, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium, on the lower level of Brookens Library at UIS

DETAILS: The event, which will feature student oral presentations, is free and open to the public to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

The keynote presenter will be Dr. Lan Dong, assistant professor of English. Her lecture is entitled "‘Everybody is Kung Fu Fighting?:’ Mulan’s Cross-Cultural Journey in Literature and Media,” and is based on her recently published book Mulan’s Legend and Legacy in China and the United States (Temple, 2010).

This event showcases research and writing projects of UIS undergraduate and graduate students across disciplinary lines in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Presentations will cover a variety of topics, such as gender norms in Iraq and Afghanistan, the presidential rhetoric of LBJ, and the works of Alfred Hitchcock. The intent is to share the rewards of original research with students and faculty, as well as with Springfield and surrounding area communities.

For more information, contact Amanda Dahlquist at 217/ 206-7459 or email

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