posted February 19, 2010

Arts and Humanities Colloquium to Feature Student Presentations

 Nine Hope College students will make presentations during the 2010 Arts and Humanities Colloquium on Wednesday, Feb. 24, starting at 4 p.m. in Graves Hall.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The presentations will take place in three concurrent sessions beginning at 4 p.m. and running through 5:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served in the gallery area of Winants Auditorium from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

° Session One will take place in room 119 and feature the theme "Reformers and Rebels:  Perspectives from Religion and History."  The presentations are:  4 p.m., "What Does Geneva Have to Do with Heidelberg?: Calvin's First Catechism and the Heidelberg Catechism," by senior Stephen Shaffer of Grand Rapids; 4:30 p.m., "Challenging Modernist Ideals:  G.K. Chesterton as Christian Public Intellectual," by senior Andreas Van Denend of Ripley, Ohio; and 5 p.m., "Suffering for Peace:  British Conscientious Objectors During the First World War," by senior Jeffrey Meyers of Santa Cruz, Calif.

° Session Two will take place in room 121 and feature the theme "Artistic and Social Influences:  Perspectives from Music and Literature."  The presentations are:  4 p.m., "The Road from Galloway to Big Sur:  Jack Kerouac's Search for Style," by junior Andrew Gehl of Mason; 4:30 p.m., "A Question of Dominance," by senior Beth Barnadyn of Boyne City; and 5 p.m., "Pride, Prejudice, and Pianofortes: Music in the Life and Novels of Jane Austen," by senior Lydia Post of Kalamazoo.

° Session Three will take place in room 206 and feature the theme "Displaced Words:  Literary Perspectives."  The presentations are:  4 p.m., "Englishes and Singlishes:  the Development, Differentiation and Connotations of English Dialects in Singapore," by senior Karly Fogelsanger of TawasCity; 4:30 p.m., "The Prodigal R: A Short History of Rhoticity in the American South," by senior Silvia Diffenderfer of Escondido, Calif.; and 5 p.m., "The Cabin in the Cornish Woods:  Isolation in the Works of J.D. Salinger," by sophomore Matthew Vermaire of Fruitport.

Graves Hall is located at 263 College Ave., between 10th and 12th streets.