The 2021 CURIO Digital Symposium will take place April 14th and 15th, 2021.

The Call for Proposals is open! Submission deadline is November 13, 2020.

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The symposium will include pre-recorded presentations with live Question and Answer sessions.For additional information, contact

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Submissions from 2020

Philip Morris International: Ethical decisions the tobacco company has made in the U.S.A and overseas, Liliana Benitez-Facio

Misery As Comedy: The Failure to Bridge Class Differences in Shakespeare’s Comedies, Aubrey Brumblow

Shadow of a Dream, Carrie Collins

Human Resource Manager’s Role in Cultivating Sustainable Workplace Motivation, Payton Cumbie

Constructing (un)Situated Women in Nawal El Saadawi's Woman at Point Zero (1975) and Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things (1996): We Need New Feminist Spaces for Postcolonial Women, Necole Tashawn Deloach

The Movement of Dance, Jarai Finney

Beauty through Complexity: Celebrating the Intersections of Identity and Femininity, AnnaBrooke Greene

Why Students Listen to Background Music when Studying, Melanie Grimes

Reframing the Role of Renaissance Women: Anne Boleyn as a Humanist, Kara E. Guthrie

Project VENONA: Breaking the Unbreakable Code, Cassandra Hankin

Record Labels vs. Artists: The Ethics Behind the Business, James Milo Hickok III

Viking Rus’ in Eastern Europe: Geopolitics, Trade Networks and State Building, Lee A. Hitt

Georgia Southern University Roll of Honor Project, Caitlynn Hudson

Making History Accessible: The Sanitation Workers’ Strike of 1968, Sadie Ingram

Emma González calls B.S.: A Generic Criticism, Ashleigh Johnson

George Eliot and Victorian Marriage, Allen Joyce

Conducting Cartoon Consonans: Using Phonetics to Improve Lip-Sync Animation, Conner Kirsch

The Weaving of Tapestries: Shakespeare's use of Ovid in The Taming of the Shrew, Sarah Elizabeth Knowles

Li Bai, Du Fu and Yang Guifei; Tang Dynasty Immortals, Cierra Landon

The King’s Apology: A Generic and Metaphoric Criticism of Psalm 51, Jessica Lavender

Nostalgia's Presence in Today's Art Field, Emma Lewis

The Tragedy of Jessica: An Examination of Jessica and Lorenzo’s Interlude in "The Merchant of Venice", Alexus Litchfield

Framing of Press Releases, Mary Rachel Morris

Hoodie: A Lighting and Cinematography Project, Franchette Mari O'Neal

The Pre-Production Stage of a Film, Franchette Mari O'Neal

Shackles and Servitude: Jails and the Enslaved in Antebellum Savannah, Haley E. Osborne

Co-worker Relations: A Branch Off of the Social Penetration Theory, Serena D. Pankhania

"The American Dream" is blue eyes: The Bluest Eye, Lindsay Perkins

Graphic Content in Journalism, Ryan Pye

I'm Friends with the Ants, Zachery N. Rahn

Georgia Southern University Roll of Honor, Elizabeth Renault

My Voice is a Song of the South, Trey Rhone

Betances and Puerto Rican Abolitionism, Johnathan Robles

To Nature's Teachings: Understanding Death through Space, Ashley Sanders

Jewish Activists in the Albany Movement: A Gendered Experience, Savannah Savage-Johnson

The Myth of the Clean Wehrmacht, Narayan J. Saviskas Jr.

“Superheroes: How the American Dream During the Civil Rights Movement is Portrayed in Comics”, Summer Sexton

Redefining "Normal:" Textual and Visual Rhetoric of Women with Disabilities, Hannah Sincavage

Class and War: Nobles and Commoners in Shakespeare's Henry V, Mary Sincavage

Puritan Versus Player in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Julia Ann Snow

The Outcast and The Saint: A Brief Analysis on Two of Shakespeare's Leading Ladies, Katie Marie JoAnna Sparks

The Psychological Religion of Jonestown, Jasmine Starks

The Evolution of Spanglish in the US and its Linguistic Classification, Victoria A. Vanbeverhoudt

Names and what they reveal about a character in Raymond Carver's What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Hope N. Walker

The Emergence of Opera in the Seventeenth Century and the Quintessential Role that Greek and Roman Theatre Played in its Development., Noelle Westmoreland

Portia: Orphan, Wife, and Widow in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, Sara White

Forget Me Nots: Seven Short Stories of Historically Overlooked Women, Amanda Kate Wood