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ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

 

WALL OF WORDS

The Wall of Words provides a publication showcase for students studying in the suite of English creative writing courses. Writers of fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, and poetry select poems that  represents their voices to the broader campus audience.

The CURCA event gives faculty an opportunity to work with students

on selecting, editing, and presenting their very best, and in the process

create a twice-yearly anthology of student creative writing. 

PROJECT MANAGER

Alexandra Sienko '22, Art Major

FACULTY SPONSOR

Professor Michael Filas, English 

 
 

 STUDENT PROJECT PRESENTERS

Listed By Presentation Subject Material

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SALTANAT ALDABAYEVA '21

MAJOR: CHEMISTRY

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR BRIAN CHEN, ENGLISH

Disappearing Chinese community of Kolkata

The purpose of this project is to inform the audience about the extinction of the only Chinese community in India. The project will cover assimilation of the Chinese people into the Indian culture.

MANINDER SINGH '22

MAJOR: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND REGIONAL PLANNING

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR BRIAN CHEN, ENGLISH

Disappearing Chinese community of Kolkata

The purpose of this project is to inform the audience about the extinction of the only Chinese community in India. The project will cover assimilation of the Chinese people into the Indian culture.

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HALEY FREUND '23

MAJOR: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR BRIAN CHEN, ENGLISH

Economic Shift in Italy's Chinatown

After a sudden increase of the Chinese population in the late 20th century, there was a major change in the fashion industry of the Chinatown in Prato. Chinatown began to take over all of the major shops and became one of the largest, most effective communities in the production of fashion products.

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SAMANTHA GRUNDEN '24

MAJOR: ENGLISH

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR HILLARY SACKETT TAYLOR, ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

Reincarnation in Native American Beliefs

My presentation is based on the belief of reincarnation in Native American religions. This will also talk about different tribes and how the religions vary.

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BRADLEY HARVEY '22

MAJOR: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR BRIAN CHEN, ENGLISH

Europe's Chinatowns; Liverpool Edition

This presentation will go over the history of Liverpool's Chinatown. Especially in regards to WW2 and its lasting affects.

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TESS MCDONALD '22

MAJOR: PSYCHOLOGY

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR BRIAN CHEN, ENGLISH

Europe's Chinatowns; Liverpool Edition

This presentation will go over the history of Liverpool's Chinatown. Especially in regards to WW2 and its lasting affects.

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JOANNE HATCH '21

MAJOR: ENGLISH (SECONDARY EDUCATION)

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR BRIAN CHEN, ENGLISH

Liverpool's Chinatown: The Lost History

Liverpool's Chinatown has a deep history surrounding the events in World War I. In this presentation, I will be exploring this forgotten history and highlighting the importance of Liverpool's Chinatown.

 
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CASSIDY IRZYK '21

MAJOR: ENGLISH

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR BRIAN CHEN, ENGLISH

The History Behind the Hybridization of Peruvian Chinatown’s Culinary Culture

This presentation will demonstrate how the Chinese immigrated to Peru, formed Barrio Chino, and its culinary result. The food of Barrio Chino is a representation of the integration into Peruvian culture, and how Barrio Chino is a hybridization of Chinese and Peruvian cultures.

 
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RACHEL C. LAGASSE 23

MAJOR: MUSIC EDUCATION

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR BRIAN CHEN, ENGLISH

Education in Singapore's Chinatown

This presentation takes a closer lens into the diverse, multi-ethnic enclaves of Singapore's Chinatown--from the Hokkiens (Fukiens) to the Cantonese, etc. By delving into this rich cultural diversity, we can see why this vibrant Chinatown is called the "Gateway to Asia" where "East meets West."

 
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LISHA L. LOPEZ-SANCHEZ '23

MAJOR: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND SPANISH

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR BRIAN CHEN, ENGLISH

Cultural Fusion: El Barrio Chino

This presentation will focus on people living in "El Barrio Chino" in Havana, Cuba. It will explain the fusion between Chinese and Cuban culture and how it manifests itself in the aspects of Chinese-Cuban people's everyday lives.

 
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NATALIE MASLAK '22

MAJOR: POLITICAL SCIENCE

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR BRIAN CHEN, ENGLISH

London Chinatown: Maintaining Cultural Identity in a Tourism hub

Through the discussion of London Chinatown’s history, as well as it’s rising tourism, research focuses on the struggle to maintain cultural identity in a growing tourism destination. History is discussed to provide a basic understanding of cultural norms and traditions that tourism can pose a risk of undermining or changing.

 
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MARIO RICHARDS '21

MAJOR: ENGLISH

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR ELIZABETH STARR, ENGLISH

Embodiment Theory Explained

This project will explore what embodiment theory is. This will be done by looking at its origins and how it is discussed today.

 
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ELIZABETH SEARS '22

MAJOR: COMMUNICATION AND ECONOMICS

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR BRIAN CHEN, ENGLISH

Chifa: A Fusion of Chinese and Peruvian Culture

Chinese who immigrated to Peru strived to assimilate into Peruvian society. Chifa, a fusion of Chinese and Peruvian cuisine, is an example of the blending of the two cultures.

 
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MAYA SOLINIS '23

MAJOR: EGST

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR BRIAN CHEN, ENGLISH

Women in Sydney's Chinatown

This project will examine the intricacies and intersectionality of women in Chinatown communities in Sydney, Australia. Discrimination and cultural biases will be analyzed, including misogyny, racism, economic disadvantages, oppression rooted in tradition, and lack of social mobility.

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AUDREY TERRIAULT '21

MAJOR: ENGLISH

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR BRIAN CHEN, ENGLISH

Women in Sydney's Chinatown

This project will examine the intricacies and intersectionality of women in Chinatown communities in Sydney, Australia. Discrimination and cultural biases will be analyzed, including misogyny, racism, economic disadvantages, oppression rooted in tradition, and lack of social mobility.

 
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KAMBER SOREL '21

MAJOR: PSYCHOLOGY

FACULTY SPONSOR: PROFESSOR BRIAN CHEN, ENGLISH

Quartier Asiatique: The Asian Community of Paris, France

Insight into the Asian community of Paris, and the "Chinatown" located there. A look into the lives of the French-Asian people.

 
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