Call for Undergraduate Student Research Papers
For presentation at The 8th Annual Collin College Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference.
April 12 & 13, 2017. Spring Creek Campus. 2800 East Spring Creek Parkway Plano, Texas
THEME: Research across the Disciplines
- Including Research Papers, Literature Reviews, Research Manuscripts, Research Reports,
Service Learning Research, Scientific Experiment Research, Exploratory Research, etc.
OPEN TO: Undergraduate students at both 2-year and 4-year institutions. Students who complete
their undergraduate degree in Dec. 2016 are eligible for conference consideration.
EXCITING NEWS: Complete panels sanctioned by a professor will be automatically accepted!
In other words, professors (from any institution) who put together a panel(s) AND
agree to act as the Chair/Respondent of that panel(s) will be immediately accepted
for conference presentation!
Such panel submissions must be submitted by the sponsoring faculty member.
Prizes & recognition awarded for Top Paper in 3 categories!
*4-year University students
*2-year College students
*Collin HSA students
Only completed research will be considered for Top Paper Awards
- Group/Panel Presentation (a group of students who have written different research papers over a similar topic
verbally explain their research to an audience. An expert makes comments. Ends with
Q & A)
- Individual Student Paper Presentation(exactly like the Panel Presentation explained above, except the individual students
on the panel do not know each other prior to the conference presentation)
- Professor-Sponsored Panel(a small group of students, who have been sponsored by a faculty member, verbally explain
their research to an audience. Ends with Q & A. NOTE: This is the only submission
that does not come from a student, but rather from the sponsoring faculty member)
- Collin College Health Science Academy Panel (See the “Panel” descriptions above. Only students enrolled in the Collin College
Health Science Academy may present in this format).
- Roundtable (student(s) lead the audience through an interactive discussion of their group research)
- Performance (student(s) present their research to an audience in the form of a rehearsed performance)
- Poster boards (student(s) present their research to hallway passersby in the form of designed poster boards. This is similar in style to a Science Fair presentation)
*Researchers who do not indicate which presentation style they prefer will be placed
in a panel.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 3, 2017
Please submit at here
While complete research is given precedence, students may also submit partially-complete work or abstracts of future work.
If you are not submitting a complete or partially-complete paper, you must submit
an abstract. A sample can be seen here:
SPONSORING PROFESSOR: If applicable
AUTHOR(S) NAME: Thomas Michael Greens (in case of multiple authors, please list them ALL)
AUTHOR(S) E-MAIL: Me@university.com
TITLE: Clubs, secret societies, and male quest romance: Rudyard Kipling, H. Rider Haggard,
& Bram Stoker.
ACADEMIC AFFILIATION: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST
The psychological realm in which late nineteenth century male romance takes place
is not simply an anarchic land liberated from the conventional constraints of Victorian
morality. Rather it is a complex male space that reflects the dynamics, protocols,
and contradictions of nineteenth century middle-class masculine relations as embodied
in male fraternal associations such as public schools, secret societies, and the clubland
of London's West End. A historical survey of London clubs and secret societies demonstrates
the characteristics and social function of these institutions in defining and sustaining
prevailing models of masculinity. An examination of Rudyard Kipling's Kim in relation
to Masonic symbolism and initiation rites shows the didactic role of boys' fiction
in transmitting and sustaining the imperial masculine ideology. A reading of H. Rider
Haggard's African novels demonstrates the dynamics of idealized middle-class fraternal
relations. Finally, an analysis of Bram Stoker's novels illustrates issues of male
communities in dealing with alien others. In an environment in which men perceived
an increasing threat from outside social forces, the network of fraternal associations,
quest romance and masculine ideologies created a dynamic that illuminates a more complex
reading of the culture and literature of the genre.
5-8 KEYWORDS: Literature, Clubland, Fraternal Associations, Social Function, Masculinity, Social
Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, American Zoetrope,
Clubland. Directed by Davis Guggenheim, performances by Al Gore and Billy
West, Paramount, 2006.
Dean, Cornelia. "Examining Rudyard Kipling." The New York Times, 22 May 2007,
Accessed 12. May 2016.
Ebert, Roger. Review of Clubland, directed by Davis Guggenheim. rogerebert.com,
1 June 2006, http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/club-land -2006.
Accessed 15 June 2016.
Haggard, Rider H. London, England: Delphi Classics, 1928.
Kipling, Rudyard. Kim. London, England: Penguin Books Ltd., 1994.
QUESTIONS? Feel free to contact Conference Coordinator, Jenny Warren, at any time