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    English Department Research

    The English Department offers many research opportunities to students. Each spring, Hamline students are invited to apply for summer collaborative research grants. These grants can help provide the money, resources, and time to allow students to work with a faculty advisor over a ten-week period to research a topic of their choosing. In addition, Hamline students are annually selected from a nationwide pool of applicants to present their work in English at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Other research opportunities include the local ACTC English Majors Conference, where students can present their work in American, British, and World Literature, Media/Theory, and Creative Writing.

    2018 National Undergraduate Research Presentations

    Students who presented at the 32nd annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma, included:

    • Alison Bartak, "Parental Psychological Control and Identity Formation of Lily Bart in Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth"
    • Madysson Belden, "The Deadly Desire for a 'Woman’s Touc'” in Charles Chesnutt’s House Behind the Cedars
    • Joseph Davidson, "Fueling 'Hope on a Tightrope': Queering August Wilson’s Fences and Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman"