STEINMETZ SYMPOSIUM 2008
Senior Thesis Presenters:
Rebecca Chawner, Carly Chasin, Yolaine Jean, and Rachael Federico
Not Pictured: Ashley Banta and Sarah Samson
Ashley Banta's project was entitled "American Indian Representations in Late 20th Century Films and Novels: Beyond Binaries"
Rachael Federico's thesis, which generated a lively discussion, focused on "'Not Reality. Actuality': Tracing the Truth Claim and the Gothic in Contemporary Memoirs"
Yolaine Jean's moving creative writing project was titled "The Anatomy of Jane." It is a fictional autobiography of a Haitian-American girl.
Carly Chasin's thesis and vivid presentation were titled "Live Free or Die: Women Who Choose Death in 20th Century American Literature and Film"
Rebecca Chawner's in-depth research focused on "Changing the Story: A Study of the Portrayal of Women in 20th Century Irish Literature"
Sarah Samson's gorgeous collection of poems was entitled "Stained Glass Windows"
Another Steinmetz 08 presenter was Ian Clemente ('10) with an engaging and passionate endorsement of creative writing in education