Undergraduate Research Symposium 2021

When: April 05, 2021 12:00pm to April 09, 2021 5:00pm
Poster for Undergraduate Research Symposium 2021

The School of Theatre, Film & Television's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium event showcases outstanding research papers of undergraduate students at the School of Theatre, Film & Television. This year the event has moved online! Over the course of several days, the research paper presentations of 13 student finalists will be made available to view by using the link below.

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, where we will post when each panel goes live. The symposium will conclude on April 9 with an announcement of generous prizes for student winners from each of the four panels. Mark your calendars and join us as we celebrate the work of our students!

All online presentations will be free to view.

Brennen Halsey – "An Exploration of the inaccuracies in Shakespeare's Histories"
Courtney Cowles – "Women Directors and Big Budget Action Films"
J. Caleb Urrea – "Peter Weir's The Last Wave on the Edge of Australian Cinema"
Ashley Renay Casarez – "Space and Lace: Sumptuary Legislation in England's Theater culture during the 1600s"

Hannah Landreville Miller – "'I Don’t Dance': A Queer Reading of Disney's High School Musical"
Cassidy Werkheiser – "Making an Impact: Women, Work, and Theatre Leadership in 1930s America"
Atlas Woods-Smith – "The Rise of Independent Film and The Art Theatre Guild of Japan"

MJ Barbee – "The Usage of Slavery in Ancient Greek and Roman Comedy Theater"
Kirstyn Kubicki – "Complex Characters in Women-Directed Horror"
Shaina Gilbert – "Shifty Christians: The Catholic Church's Shifting Perspective on Theatre"
Marin Almendarez – "Color and Narrative in Punch-Drunk Love: Merging Classical Hollywood Conventions With the Avant-garde Image"

James Palmer – "Mystery Science Theater 3000, Audience Participation, and Gloriously Bad Movies"
Selena Kuikahi – "The complexities of incest and pedophilia in films by women"
McKay Keith – "Worship to Wardrobe: A History of Animism in Theatrical Costuming"


Audience: All


Campus: Virtual


United States

Contact info & links


Jordan Lorsung School of Theatre, Film & Television

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Jordan Lorsung