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Sample Submission
Sample Submission

Sample Submissions

Students may present in any of the formats listed below. When you submit you will indicate which you desire. 


*Group/Panel     *Individual paper     *Roundtable      *Performance     *Poster Board      *Professor-Sponsored panel      *Collin College HSA student. 


IMPORTANT:  If you choose to submit as a Group/Panelonly 1 member of that group will upload each of the papers &/or abstracts from each member of the group

Again, only one member of the group should do this; they will act as the contact person for the entire group. 


IMPORTANT: If you are a Faculty Sponsor, you will either

1) upload each of the papers &/or abstracts from each member of thegroup

or you will

2) upload one abstract for the entire group. 

Only faculty members can submit in this manner, not students!


MOST IMPORTANT: Any submission that is NOT a complete paper or partially-complete paper must submit an abstract with working bibliography. 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) 
TITLE: Clubs, secret societies, and male quest romance: Rudyard Kipling, H. Rider Haggard, & Bram Stoker.

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 Networks


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.,

     1 June 2006, -2006.

     Accessed 15 June 2016.

Haggard, Rider H. London, England: Delphi Classics, 1928.      



Kipling, Rudyard. Kim. London, England: Penguin Books Ltd., 1994.