Hendrix-Murphy Programs in Literature and Language

Undergraduate Research and Conference Travel

This program gives students the opportunity to present undergraduate research at national conferences by providing the funding to cover the costs of their travel and attendance.

In previous years, students have presented their work at such conferences as:

ACS British Studies Symposium, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama, February 15-18, 2008
 •    “Virginia Woolf and the Female Modernist” (Amy Elkins)

National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland, April 10-12, 2008
•    “Anxiety of Agency in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand”  (Tara B. Allison)

•    “Jane Austen and the Mentor-Lover: A Survey of Governance and Affection in Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility and Persuasion” (Amanda D. Brooks) 

•    “A Qualitative Analysis of Implementing Shared Reading in Elementary Classrooms” (Alissan Jones)

•    “It’s Hard out there for a Maiden” (Samantha Lester)

•    “Connections Between Men: Homoerotic Desire and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Emma (Jonathan Nichols)

•    “Video Games as Digital Literature” (Andy Posterick) 

National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse, April 16-18, 2009 

  • "Revolutionizing Schools: Patterns of Marginalization and New Directions for ESL Education" (Sarah Elizabeth Hughes)
  • "Cyclical Relations Between Dramaturgy and Stigmatization of Erotic Dancers" (Lara Catherine Morrow) 
  • "Parental Surrogate and Surrogates of Action in Wuthering Heights" (Rae Leia Hamaker)  
  • "Human Nature Reduced in Search of an Ideal" (Drew Elizabeth Tillis)
  • "The Personal is Political: Colonialism and Patriarch in Elizabeth Bowen's The Last September" (Cameron Shea Yeates)
  • "The Narcissist and the Woman in E.T.A. Hoffmann's The Sandman with Reference to Faust(Caelan Elizabeth O'Sullivan)
  • "The Jacobin Legacy: Social Influence, Moral Education, and Rhetoric" (Lauren Ashley Henry)
  • "Twinning in Plautus' Menaechmi" (Kevin Autry) 

Copies of students’ research are kept on file in the Murphy House following their presentation for reference purposes.  To apply,  click here .