V. Conference

AWARDS

2022 Rockford University

2nd Annual Undergraduate Student Conference
“Celebrating the Interdisciplinary Humanities”

The Department of Languages, Philosophy, Religion, and Cultures and the Department of Education at Rockford University are pleased to announce the 2022 Rockford University 2nd Annual Undergraduate Student Conference Awards.

Awards:

1. First place award, $150, and publication of the paper in our academic journal Deinós:

Casey Sheetz (Rockford University) for her paper “The Root of “Forbidden Knowledge” in Genesis and 1 Enoch

2. Second place award, $100, and publication of the paper in Deinós:

Clara Mendoza (Emory University) for her paper “Narrative Voice Within Toni Morrison’s Jazz: Multiple Perspectives as Told From a Single Narrator”

Eric Jones (Emory University) for his paper “The Interconnection of Place and Past in Toni Morrison’s BelovedJazz, and A Mercy

3. Third place award, $50, and publication of the paper in Deinós:

Isabel Cuellar (Emory University) for her paper “Sacrifice as Sisterhood: Exploring the Connections Between the Ill-fated Iphigenia and Cassandra in Classic Greek Texts”

Sylvia Cohen (Western Washington University) for her paper “Rarámuri Language Conservation and the Rural School System in Chihuahua Mexico: When Bilingual Education Isn’t Enough”

Honorable Mentions (with the possibility to publish their papers in our academic journal Deinós):

Giorgia De Ascanio (Università degli Studi di Macerata) for her paper “La traducción como forma de reescritura. El papel sociocultural del traductor”

Valeria Testa (Università degli Studi di Macerata) for her paper “Harry Potter: traducciones fantásticas y dónde encontrarlas”

The Conference Organizing Committee also decided to create a new award, the “Humanities in Action” award, to recognize nontraditional presentations and papers that go beyond the classroom to connect Arts and Humanities with the community:

Humanities in Action” Award:

Margaret Kasicki, Laura Medina, Morgan Reidy, Antonia Rowe (from Rockford University)

for their panel “Medea in a High-School Classroom. A Dramatic Reading”

We want to acknowledge the very high level of all the presentations at our 2nd Humanities Conference, and how difficult it was for us to decide on these three awards among so many good papers. Congratulations!