The School of Theatre, Film & Television at the University of Arizona presents 8th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

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The School of Theatre, Film & Television at the University of Arizona presents 8th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

TUCSON, AZ – The School of Theatre, Film & Television is proud to present the 8th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, an event which showcases outstanding research papers of the School’s undergraduate students. This year the event has pivoted to online.

Over the course of several days starting Wednesday April 15, the research papers of thirteen student finalists will be made available to read at

The symposium will conclude on April 24 with an announcement of prizes for student winners from each of the four panels. The URS schedule of events is as follows:


Panel 1 | The Savage Domestic | April 15, 2020

  • Sophia Goodin, BFA Theatre Production – Professional Actor Training
    • She Persists: An Examination of Women’s Roles in Classical Drama
  • Maggie McNeil, BFA Theatre Production – Professional Actor Training
    • Buon Giorno, Commedia dell’Arte!
  • Linda Paola Varela Sánchez, BFA Film & Television
    • Sexploitation Statements: Analyzing Films by Doris Wishman

Panel 2 | Violence and Entertainment | April 17, 2020

  • Kate Gross, BA Film & Television
    • An Analysis of Ethics and Morality in Spielberg’s Wartime Dramas
  • Zoe Keeter, BA Theatre Studies
    • Safety in Blood
  • Hannah Landreville Miller, BA Film & Television
    • ‘Born on the Fourth of July’: Oliver Stone and the Vietnam War
  • Tyler Godowski, BA Theatre Studies
    • Theatre in Chains: The Influence of Slavery on the Theatre

Panel 3 | Making a Movement | April 20, 2020

  • Joann Kohng, BA Film & Television
    • Korean New Wave: The Influence of South Korean Cinema Following International Success
  • Abigail Dunscomb, BA Theatre Studies
    • A World With and Without Will
  • Tiffany Gordon, BA Theatre Studies
    • Ain’t it Funny: Marginalized and Mute

Panel 4 | Resistances | April 22, 2020

  • Megan Wiese, BFA Theatre Production – Design and Technical Production
    • Justice and Mercy: History and Religious Ambiguity in Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’
  • Aria Levin, BA Theatre Studies
    • Spotlight on Social Change: Bringing the People to the Stage
  • Bergen Borer, BA Film & Television
    • Resistance in Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’

Announcement of URS 2020 Winners | April 24, 2020

About the School of Theatre, Film & Television
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television (TFTV) aims to nurture and develop outstanding artists and scholars by providing rigorous training and mentoring by internationally recognized faculty, excellent internship opportunities, industry-standard resources, and hands-on production experience. TFTV offers comprehensive training programs that aim to prepare students to succeed in a wide range of careers – in the industry, the arts, and higher education. Each year through Arizona Repertory Theatre productions, the Studio Series, and Film & Television screenings, students of TFTV are able to showcase their talents, tell compelling stories, and provide clear results of what happens in their classrooms and studios. The TFTV Film & Television program was ranked #20 among U.S. film schools by The Wrap’s “Top 50 Film Schools,” making UA one of the top places to study theatre and film.

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