University of Central Florida Undergraduate Research Journal - Volume 12, Issue 1
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Volume 12, Issue 1

Daisy Miller: A Study in Patriarchal Perception

By: Teddy Duncan Jr. | Mentor: Dr. William Fogarty

This paper examines patriarchal perception in Henry James' novella Daisy Miller. The novella presents a subjective depiction, mostly of Daisy Miller, according to the inner thoughts of Frederick Winterbourne. Yet Winterbourne is not technically the narrator; his thoughts are disclosed by an unknown character in the story some time after the story occurs. Winterbourne's subjectivity being relayed through another character-narrator portrays Winterbourne's perceptions without explicitly analyzing his behavior. I argue that this complex narrative structure divulges pre-established patriarchal notions that affect Winterbourne's perceptions of Daisy, thus executing a social critique. Read more

A Courting Behavioral Study on a Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) Pair

By: Pamela Mulkay | Mentor: Frank Logiudice

A. hyacinthinus reproductive behaviors occur in four steps in the following order: Allopreening, Cloacal allopreening, Back to Back Copulation Position and finally, Copulation (Schneider 2006). Behavioral observations were taken twice a week for an average of 2 to 3 hours each day for ten weeks. The resulting data was analyzed based on the different actions, types of movement, and types of maintenance observed of the A. hyacinthinus pair. Read more