Letter from the Faculty Director, Spring 2016
Welcome back to Apollon for Volume 6! We are delighted to bring you the final issue from our stalwart editor for the past two years, Abby Palmer, whom we will dearly miss. This issue is dedicated to you, Abby: it represents the best of her very hard work and some of the best undergraduate research in the humanities from across the nation. Our updated website platform continues to evolve -- keep an eye out for the launch of our podcast series, and with any luck, we hope to launch a limited music stream in the coming year as well. Read More
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Julianna Joyce is a 2013 graduate of Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA. Originally from Puerto Rico, Julianna holds a BA in Communications Studies with a minor in Film Studies. Her written work has been published in various on-campus publications and presented at conferences across the nation. Post-graduate, Julianna works with the online publication T.H.E The Human Experience as a media critic and social media assistant manager. Julianna will be attending The University of Chicago in the Fall of 2014 to complete a Master?s Degree in the Humanities with a focus in Cinema and Media Studies.
Cory Collins is a senior at Transylvania, completing a Bachelor's of Arts in English upon his graduation on May 25. Collins recently published a nonfiction book about minor-league baseball and has been honored for his creative writing endeavors in his Transylvania tenure, which included the production of his play, Caroline, and the completion of a novel as his senior thesis. The paper enclosed received the Delcamp Award for Academic Writing at Transylvania University and explores Cloud Atlas through the lens of both literature and eastern religion.
I am a Senior Philosophy major at Berea College in Berea, KY. Born in Queens, New York, I grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. At Berea, I have served as student-body President, Editor-In-Chief of the school newspaper; and I’m currently active in Forensics, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), and Project Pericles “Debate for Democracy.” I’ve interned at the White House (2008), the U.S. Senate (2009), served a year on the Kentucky Juvenile Justice Advisory Board as an appointee of the Governor; and; currently have a pending appointment to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission’s State Advisory Committee.
Quinn Gilman-Forlini is a junior at Ursinus College, located in the quaint and aptly named town of Collegeville, PA. She is a double major in English and French with a minor in Creative Writing. Her general academic interests include gender studies in literature, the short story, and the artist's book. She tends to gravitate toward twentieth century American authors and artists. She plans to pursue an MFA in fiction writing upon graduating from Ursinus in the spring of 2015.
Since graduating with a BA in English and History, Rosalind has been studying for an MA by Research at the University of Birmingham. This has involved researching and writing a 40,000 word thesis which focuses on the notion of the "city as a stage" in the work of modernist writers in early twentieth-century New York. Rosalind has also been working full time at Sampad South Asian Arts as part of a Cultural Internship. This is a scheme which awards graduate students with a bursary from the University and places them in arts organisations within the city. Rosalind would very much like to continue her research and will hopefully be able to upgrade it to a PhD next year.