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Awards and Achievements of LLC Students

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Student Research Projects / Published Students and Student Presenters 
 

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USC Upstate English Alumni Have Attended These Graduate Schools

  • American University (M.A.)
  • Clemson University (M.A.)
  • Converse College (M.L.A., M.A.T.)
  • University of Georgia-Athens (Ph.D.)
  • University of Kentucky (M.A.)
  • Tufts University (Ph.D.)
  • Winthrop University (M.A.)

Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award Winners  
 Warren Carson at Scholars Day

  • Kendall E. Henderson and Jasmine M. Desdune (Honorable Mention), 2016
  • Kristian Wilson and Martin DeGroat, 2015
  • Maggie Guinn, 2014
  • Trina Higgins, 2012, 2013
  • Zachary Compton, 2011
  • Emily Kudeviz, 2010
  • Sharae Walton, 2010
  • Chris Bianco, 2009
  • Laura Nicole Turner, 2008

Center for Research and Scholarship Support Assistantships and Grants  

  • Colie Touzel (2016) – On the Other Side of the Wall: Mentors, Prisons, and Existential Literature. Dr. Araceli Heranandez-Laroche, faculty advisor.
  • Colie Touzel and Andrew Becker (2016) - Modernist Little Magazines and the Digital Humanities: Coding Life and Letters Today. Summer Research Assistant Grant from the Office of Sponsored Awards and Research Support. Dr. Celena E. Kusch, faculty advisor.
  • Steven Gaskins (2014) - Modernist Little Magazines and the Digital Humanities: Coding Life and Letters Today. Summer Research Assistant Grant from the Office of Sponsored Awards and Research Support. Dr. Celena E. Kusch, faculty advisor.
  • Julie Leale (2010)Into the Modernist Archive: Reading the Literary and Cultural Commentary of World War II. Dr. Celena E. Kusch, faculty advisor.
  • Noemi Guerrero (2010)Hispanic Children's Literature: Don't Think of Teaching Hispanic Culture Without It.  Dr. June Carter, advisor.
  • Cory Bohon (2009)Developing Best Practices for Making Scholarly Digital Archives Accessible to Visually Impaired Endusers. Dr. George Williams, advisor.
  • George Reed (2009)Dialect Awareness for the South Carolina Middle School Social Studies Classroom.  Dr. David Marlow, advisor.
  • Melissa Trejo (2009)Community Interpreting: Habitat for Humanity-USC Upstate Bilingual Partnership.  Douglas Jackson, advisor.
  • Christopher Kowalczyk (2008)Renaissance Southern ItalyDr. Catherine Canino, advisor.
  • Rachel McAllister (2008)Masculinity Studies: Grant Writing, Conference Paper and Scholarly ArticleDr. Peter Caster, advisor.
  • Anthony DeClue (2007)A New Student Movement: Engaging Student Leaders in the First-Year ExperienceDr. Celena E. Kusch, advisor. Mr. DeClue presented his research at the Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, February 15-19, 2008, in San Francisco, CA.
  • Zach Snow (2007)Sergio Giral & The Other Francisco: the Denouncement of Romantic Myths in Cuban Slavery.  Dr. June Carter, advisor.
  • Zach Snow (2007)Death's Day Off: Fiction and Short Film. Dr. Jorge Salvo, advisor.

Published Research and Presentations by LLC Students  

  • Hunter, Kylin W. “The Idea of Race and Nature in the Poetry of Albery Whitman.” Twelfth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, 8 Apr. 2016.
  • Pacilli, Nina, Colie Touzel, Victoria Vance, and David Marlow. “Teaching in Nica’ Time: ESOL through International Service Learning.” Twelfth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, 8 Apr. 2016.
  • Wilson, Kristian. “Off-Red and Abject: A Discursive Analysis of the “Red” Signifier in The Handmaid’s Tale.” Eleventh Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, 17 Apr. 2015.
  • Hunter, Kylin. “The Negritude Movement in Literature.” Alpha Mu Gamma 35th National Convention. USC Upstate. Spartanburg, 25 Mar. 2016.
  • Dabe, Aaron. “Sight & Sound: Paradigms of Communication.” Alpha Mu Gamma 35th National Convention. USC Upstate. Spartanburg, 25 Mar. 2016.
  • Ewane, Emma. “Francophone Literature in Cameroon.” Alpha Mu Gamma 35th National Convention. USC Upstate. Spartanburg, 25 Mar. 2016.
  • Cassells, Danielle. “Why French Matters: An Honor’s Student’s Perspective.” Alpha Mu Gamma 35th National Convention. USC Upstate. Spartanburg, 25 Mar. 2016.
  • McCleary, Patrick, Joshua Jenkins, and Aubrey Eilders. “Becoming Internationally and Culturally Competent through Study Abroad.” Alpha Mu Gamma 35th National Convention. USC Upstate. Spartanburg, 25 Mar. 2016.
  • Kao, Yvonne and David Marlow. “Fear Not the Dialects: An Analysis of ‘Standard’ versus ‘Dialect’ Usage in Polgara the Sorceress.” Eleventh Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, 17 Apr. 2015.
  • Kao, Yvonne and David Marlow. “Dashing Through Novels: A Comparison/Contrast Content Analysis on the Use of Punctuation in Rowling’s Harry Potter.USC Upstate Student Research Journal 7 (2014): 27-41.
  • High, Sarah Marie, and Tasha Thomas. "The 'iGeneration':  The Revolutionary Transformation of Technology in Elementary Schools." Ninth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, 19 Apr. 2013
  • White, Samantha, and Shannon Polchow. "From Emigration to Immigration: Spain in the 21st Century." Ninth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, 19 Apr. 2013
  • Wood II, Frederick, and David Marlow. "Phonosymbolic Representations in A Clockwork Orange." Ninth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, 19 Apr. 2013
  • Graupner, Johanna, and David Marlow. "German Dialects and Language Attitudes Toward Them." Ninth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, 19 Apr. 2013
  • Joe Bodie's play, nothing, exactly, was performed by the Shoestring Players Oct. 28-31, 2011, in the HPAC Studio Theatre.
  • Rowland, Jena, and David Marlow. " Dialect Awareness Education: The Importance of Watching our Words." USC Upstate Undergraduate Research Journal 3 (2010): 1-8.
  • Brown, Ashley. "Wrapping It Up: Feminists and the Nineteenth Century Birth Control Movement." SEWSA 2010: Cultural Productions, Gender, and Activism. Columbia, SC, 25 Mar. 2010.  Dr. Esther Godfrey, advisor
  • Cunningham, Bronwyn. "Dorothea Dix and The Woman in White. SEWSA 2010: Cultural Productions, Gender, and Activism. Columbia, SC, 25 Mar. 2010.  Dr. Esther Godfrey, advisor
  • Tevault, Beth. "How Do You Solve a Problem like Marian: An Investigation into Narrative Discipline in Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White." SEWSA 2010: Cultural Productions, Gender, and Activism. Columbia, SC, 25 Mar. 2010.  Dr. Esther Godfrey, advisor
  • Davis, Stephen, and David Marlow. "The South Carolina Language and Life Project." Sixth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, 26 Mar. 2010.
  • Funderburk, Jason, and  Lisa Johnson. "Emotionally Ill(literate): Disabling Affect and the Politics of 'Spass' in Lars Von Trier's Idioterne." Sixth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, 26 Mar. 2010.
  • Kelly, Sharon, and David Marlow. "Playing God: World-Making Words." Sixth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, 26 Mar. 2010.
  • Rowland, Jena, and David Marlow. "Toward Including Linguistic Awareness in Diversity Education: Applications of a 'Universal' Approach to All Varieties of English." Sixth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, 26 Mar. 2010.
  • Funderburk, Jason. "Extraordinary Affects: Cultural Politics of Emotion in International Film." 2009 PCAS/ACAS Conference. Wilmington, NC, 1 Oct. 2009. Dr. Lisa Johnson, advisor.
  • Crocker, John, and  Celena E. Kusch. " Race and Class Identity in The Great Gatsby and Passing." Proceedings of the Fifth /uploadedImages/academics/arts_sciences/Language_and_Literature/JohnCrocker.jpgAnnual SC Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, 27 March 2009. Spartanburg: USC Upstate Sponsored Awards and Research, 2009. 126-128.
  • Andrew, Allison, and  Peter Caster. " Collaborative Writing: An Autoethnographic Study of Co-Authorship." USC Upstate Undergraduate Research Journal 1 (2008): 1-6.  
  • Jackson, Johanna and  June Carter. " The Intersection of Race and Gender in Down These Mean Streets . " USC Upstate Undergraduate Research Journal 1 (2008): 46-50.
  • Williams, Emma Jane, and  Danielle Raquidel. " L'îsle des rêves écrasés par Chantal Spitz, ou l'assertion de l'identité Ma'ohi en Fenua." USC Upstate Undergraduate Research Journal 1 (2008): 33-38.

CAS Scholars' Day Awards

  • Outstanding English Major: Kendall Henderson (2016), Yvonne Kao (2015), Gordon Poteat (2014)
  • Outstanding Spanish Major: Nastasia Robinson (2016), Alejandra Echavarria (2015), Andrew LaPointe (2014)
  • W.E.B. Du Bois Award in African American Studies: Keshun Tutt (2016), Kendall Gault (2015), Kiera Breland (2014)
  • Warren J. Carson Scholarship Award: Kylin Hunter (2015)
  • Achievement in Foreign Language, Spanish: Haley Byrd (2016), Jason Wilson (2014)
  • Achievement in Foreign Language, German: Keisler Smith (2016), Matthew Smith (2015), Timofey Kozariz (2014)
  • Achievement in Foreign Language, French: Aaron Dabe (2016), Raymond Scott Seabrook (2015), Xinyi Tan (2014)
  • Achievement in Film: Danielle Helf (2016), Patrick Mills (2015), Daniel Eplee (2014)
  • Achievement in First-Year Writing: Sonya Hall (2016), Keondre Jones (2015), Luke Davis (2014)
  • Outstanding Creative Writer: Theodore Kountourogiannis (2016), Martin DeGroat (2015), Bonnie Werlinich (2014)

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