Student Scholarship

Selected academic work created by students at Grinnell College, including research papers, research posters, creative work, and related materials. Mentored Advanced Projects provide students opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on scholarly research or the creation of a work of art. The Frederick Baumann Prize was established in 1993 and funded by David '51 and Audrey Lowe '52 Hammer. It honors Frederick Baumann, professor of history at Grinnell from 1927 to 1954, and is awarded each spring to the student who writes the best interdisciplinary and historical essay on the general topic of "Ideas and Society."

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This essay looks at the the effect of perspective and identity in writing, particularly as it relates to issues of gender and sexuality.

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This essay discusses the Cambodian Genocide in relation to international and legal definitions of Genocide and the philosophical, political and humanitarian implications of those definitions.

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This essay explors the erotic connotations of bird imagery in the works of 17th century European painters.

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Article exploring the ionic conductivity of LiBOB-doped electrolytes containing two silyl solvents

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In contrast to critics who characterize John Milton's work as unconcerned with the material world, this essay argues that the material world is crucial to Milton's conception of the sublime.

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I examine the role of writing and the poet in creating knowledge through an analysis of Milton’s history of the public sphere. I

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A translation of Beowulf with notes by Timothy D. Arner, Eva Dawson, Emily Johnson, Jeanette Miller, Logan Shearer, Aniela Wendt, and Kate Whitman. Illustrations by Caleb Neubauer. This is a revised edition submitted to Digital Grinnell in April 2014. The original posting, from October 2013, carries a persistent identifier of grinnell:3615.

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Panel discussions concerning the Grinnell Beowulf translation project and process, featuring translators Timothy D. Arner, Eva Dawson, Emily Johnson, Jeanette Miller, Logan Shearer, Aniela Wendt, and Kate Whitman on March 3, 10, and 31, 2014.

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A translation of Beowulf with notes by Timothy D. Arner, Eva Dawson, Emily Johnson, Jeanette Miller, Logan Shearer, Aniela Wendt, and Kate Whitman read aloud by the translators.

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This essay provides a context for and English translation of 11 poems written by Chinese immigrants to the United States who were detained at Angel Island between 1910 and 1940.

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In this paper, I compare the mosaic in Dougga that depicts the section in The Odyssey decribing Odysseus’ encounter with the sirens to other instances of this scene type and other marine-themed mosaics in North Africa.

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This paper looks at the truth behind the claim that Thailand is known for welcoming and tolerant attitudes towards the LGBT community

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We present a decomposition of the Jacobian varieties for all curves of this type and prove that no such Jacobian variety is simple.

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An annotated bibliography developed for an analysis of Bolshevik Feminism looking at whether the legalization of abortion in 1920 had any real impact on the lives of Russian women.

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This data set is designed for testing the performance of optical character recognition

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This paper uses Mary Antin's memoir, Promised Land, to examine the issues of a hyphenated identity as a strategy of becoming an American.

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The French language in Ferdinand Oyono’s Houseboy reveals the power struggles between the colonizers and the colonized that took place in French West Africa.

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Political Islam is frequently defined by only its most general parameters rather than specific Islamist actors.

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Sacre quantique (Quantum Rite) a three-movement composition for brass quintet, composed 2018.

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Today, Americans are more aware than ever of their food choices—where the food comes from, its locality, how it was produced, and its health quotient. But back in the 1970s, local food movements were largely nonexistent. It was the Japanese Americans living in California who began advocating for local, organic farming—and despite systemic racism, were able to make America better.