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USCB Research and Scholarship Day

List of Abstracts in the Category of Oral Presentations (Total 7)

Abstract ID: 69
Abstract Title: Our World through Her Eyes
Student: Cecelia Codling (ccodling@email.sc.edu)
Faculty Mentor: Ellen Malphrus (pemalphr@uscb.edu)
Author List: Cecelia Codling
Program: English Theater and Liberal Studies
Abstract Category: Oral Presentations

Abstract:
Our World through Her Eyes is a collection of poetry that offers an attempt at understanding our world and the issues that consume it, from a contemporary feminist perspective. These pieces touch on topics including: self-love, religion, sex, dreaming and creating and, of course, multiple forms of equality. Although these poems were written as work towards my Senior Seminar portfolio, they are a response to the ever-changing world around us and a call for readers to: question, influence, and change our world for the better. Please keep in mind that creative work is meant to challenge us and some of this work may make some readers feel upset or uncomfortable, so please take into account that we may have opposing views, which is perfectly alright. Enjoy!

Abstract ID: 76
Abstract Title: Visibly Invisable
Student: Kristopher Gegier (kggeiger@email.sc.edu)
Faculty Mentor: Ellen Malphrus (pemalphr@uscb.edu)
Author List: Kristopher Gegier
Program: English Theater and Liberal Studies
Abstract Category: Oral Presentations

Abstract:
I will be presenting a piece of poetry that has to do with the Opium Epidemic going on in the United States now.

Abstract ID: 68
Abstract Title: Lucid Dream
Student: Joshua Harris (jiharris@email.uscb.edu)
Faculty Mentor: Ellen Malphrus (pemalphr@uscb.edu)
Author List: Joshua Harris
Program: English Theater and Liberal Studies
Abstract Category: Oral Presentations

Abstract:
“Lucid Dream” is a story inspired by a historical document and covers a possible murder that affected multiple generations. What I'll be reading is a few pages from the beginning of the piece. This is an exploration of identity, family ties, and dealing with loss, which is told from multiple accounts and points of view.

Abstract ID: 63
Abstract Title: Transparency
Student: Jaia Jones (jaia@email.sc.edu)
Faculty Mentor: Ellen Malphrus (pemalphr@uscb.edu)
Author List: Jaia Jones
Program: English Theater and Liberal Studies
Abstract Category: Oral Presentations

Abstract:
The collection of work entitled "Transparency" serves one purpose--examination of self and the world that encapsulates us. It highlights and grapples with intricate realities of life and focuses on issues such as race, gender, religion, and identity. The goal for the collection is to unravel the obscurity of dense topics and craft a sense of empowerment and reconciliation.

Abstract ID: 58
Abstract Title: Intermediate Acting Class As-Yet-Untitled Memory Project
Student: Chale Kelley (ckelley@email.uscb.edu)
Faculty Mentor: Libby Ricardo (ricardoe@uscb.edu)
Author List: Victoria Bartholomew, Jeremiah Buoy, Rachel Campbell, Austin Farnsworth, Cecilie Foster, Brian Giles, Zaria Harris, Breelyn Holloman, Chale Kelley, Jonah Kinsman, Alexis Ledwell, Timothy Mansur, Rebecca Marze, Shannon McAleer, Lauren Nevis, Katherine O’Sullivan, Kenneth Qualls, Taylor Roberts, Katelyn Robinson, Davonte Saulsberry, Zach Seeler, Kevin Valdez, Robert Watford, Libby Ricardo
Program: English Theater and Liberal Studies
Abstract Category: Oral Presentations

Abstract:
This devised theater piece will explore memory loss and its effects on those afflicted, along with how the condition impacts caregivers and loved ones. The piece combines movement with personal narrative, and was developed by students in THEA B370. This is our first public performance of a devised student piece. The rehearsal process entailed improvisational movement exercises that slowly coalesced into choreographed series of movements. Students also shared their own personal experiences witnessing the effects of memory loss and used those narratives to create an original script. The entire piece resulted from a collaborative ensemble classroom where ideas were shared, critiqued, revised, and combined to create a wholly original work that seeks to take something painful and personal and transform it into an experience to be shared with an audience in the hopes of evoking emotional responses and provoking discourse about the lived experiences surrounding memory loss.

Abstract ID: 73
Abstract Title: Reading Short Fiction
Student: Ryan Muth (muthr@email.uscb.edu)
Faculty Mentor: Ellen Malphrus (pemalphr@uscb.edu)
Author List: Ryan Christopher Muth
Program: English Theater and Liberal Studies
Abstract Category: Oral Presentations

Abstract:
It's absolutely incredible that it is somehow possible for such a short work of fiction to bring so much out of someone. Four pages, ten sentences, one sentence, a couple words. Short fiction holds a place near and dear to me, and today, for Student Research and Scholarship Day, I would love to share some of my work. Here I have two very short stories. One about an idealistic conman obsessed with the American dream, the other, a modern re-telling of an old fairy tale.

Abstract ID: 12
Abstract Title: Virtue Misplaced
Student: John Woods (jwwoods@email.uscb.edu)
Faculty Mentor: Ellen Malphrus (pemalphr@uscb.edu)
Author List: John Woods
Program: English Theater and Liberal Studies
Abstract Category: Oral Presentations

Abstract:
I would like to present a section of an original work that has been in the making for over a year and has been influenced by true events. It is a novel titled "Virtue Misplaced." The story traces the lives of two friends on their lifelong journey to find hope in a seemingly hopeless world. Some may classify it as a coming of age story, but to me, it's more than that, it is coming to faith story. Coming to the faith that there is more out there and more to life than monetary success.