English majors can choose a variety of capstone experiences, including student-faculty research. Students often travel to undergraduate conferences to present the results of their work.
Recent research projects include:
Rachael Speck '20: "Public-ation: Poetry in Everyday Spaces"
Based on ongoing interdisciplinary research and creative productions developed across a number of English courses, Rachael has presented her work on what she has called "public poetics" at multiple national conferences. In November 2019, she will travel to the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in San Diego, California, to share her most recent research, which focuses on the intersection of poetry and film within expanded cinema.
Megan Finlan '21: "#BlackGirlPower: Black Women and Their Impact on Social Media through Social Movements"
A continuation of research which began as part of the Black Lives Matter Undergraduate Research Symposium at LVC. She was chosen to present her work at the 17th Annual Undergraduate Research at the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg in spring 2019.
Claire Fitzgibbons '20: "Beyond the Laces: Feminist Sneaker Culture & The Politics of Style"
She presented her research at the Popular Culture Association's (PCA's) National Conference in Washington, D.C. in spring 2019.