Lunsford Honorees: Winter 2021
About the Winter 2021 Lunsford Honorees
From Spring 2020 through Summer 2021, all PWR 2 courses were taught online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, Lunsford award honorees would present in front of a live audience and two winners would be selected. Giving and recording an oral presentation in an online environment provided both new challenges but also new possibilities and we saw a range of creative and powerful responses to oral presentation research. This gallery represents exemplary work from students produced in their fully online environments during Winter 2021, and we honor all of these students for their excellent research and delivery.
Watch highlights from the Winter honoree presentations -- with an introduction by former PWR Faculty Director, Andrea Lunsford -- and then scroll down for access to their full presentations.
Destiny Cunningham: “The Black History of Punk Rock: The Struggles of Authenticity and Pigeonholing"
Course: Sound and Vision: The Rhetoric of Music Documentary
Instructor: Tiffany Neiman & Christine Alfano
Alex Hughes: "'Fiddler on the Roof''s Subversive Reflection of the Jewish Experience"
Course: All that Jazz: The Rhetoric of American Musical Theater
Instructor: Wendy Goldberg
Estefania Acuna Lacarieri: “Mirror of Argentine Female Archetypes Lasting Domesticity and Gender Roles through the Ages"
Course: Speaking Ironic Truth to Power: The Rhetoric of Satirical Protest
Instructor: Harriett Jernigan
Ana Ximena Sosa: “Human-Place Interface in Heritage Festivals"
Course: Whose Home? Rhetorics of Place and Belonging
Instructor: Holly Fulton