Our 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 starting Monday, April 5, at noon, the research paper presentations of 13 student finalists will be made available to view at urs.tftv.arizona.edu.

Follow us on InstagramFacebook 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.

Monday
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

Tuesday
McKay Keith – When I’m Bad, I’m Better: The Forgotten Power of Mae West
Hannah Landreville Miller – “I Don’t Dance”: A Queer Reading of Disney’s High School Musical
Atlas Woods-Smith – Yanagimachi and the Independent Era of Japanese Film

Wednesday
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

Thursday
James Palmer – Mystery Science Theater 3000, Audience Participation, and Gloriously Bad Movies
Cassidy Werkheiser – Making an Impact: Women, Work, and Theatre Leadership in 1930s America
Selena Kuikahi – The complexities of incest and pedophilia in films by women
McKay Keith – Worship to Wardrobe: A History of Animism in Theatrical Costuming

Friday
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