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CONCEPT Promotes Graduate Scholarship at Villanova

John Cacchione (right) receives his Graduate Research Prize Essay Award from Faculty Managing Editor John Kurtz.
History student Madeleine Stout (right) had her work published in CONCEPT and served on the editorial board.

VILLANOVA, Pa. – CONCEPT is the scholarly journal of graduate students in the Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The publication and corresponding website seeks to honor and highlight not only exemplary papers within their respective disciplines but also scholarship with wide interdisciplinary appeal.

This year’s Graduate Research Prize Essay goes to Theology master’s student John Cacchione, for his paper, “Saint Albert the Great's Revolution: Legitimizing Aristotelian Ethical Thought and Its Integration into a Theory of the Cardinal Virtues.”

The Spring 2019 issue of CONCEPT was released at its annual luncheon on April 10 in Falvey Memorial Library.

CONCEPT receives submissions from a wide array of fields. This year, CONCEPT includes papers covering, English, History, Political Science and Theology.

See photos from the launch.

CONCEPT Print Articles

Graduate Research Prize Essay
Saint Albert the Great's Revolution: Legitimizing Aristotelian Ethical Thought and Its Integration into a Theory of the Cardinal Virtues - John Francis Cacchione, Theology

The Mute Aisling: Staging Sociopolitical Shifts through Disability in the Abbey Theatre’s Productions of Translations - Alexandria Einspahr, English

Compositional Collaboration: The Benefits of Integrating Black American and African American Vernacular English into Rhetoric and Composition Education - Cassandra Modica, English

The Primary Dynamics Governing the Rise and Maintenance of Authoritarian Regimes - Michael Alexander Podgorski, Political Science

What Future?: Imagining The Child of Color in Response to Lee Edelman’s No Future - Kristen Sieranski, English

Resistance to Reconstruction: Virginia Women’s Resentment in 1862-1870 - Madeleine Stout, History

CONCEPT Online Articles

Appropriating Tenement Dublin: Seán O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock on the 1990s Abbey Theatre Stage - Amelia Mrozinski, English

'The Truth Lies': The Affordances of Secrets in Caleb Williams - Nicholas Manai, English

Trans Utopianism and the Utopia of Transness in Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues - Jesse Schwartz, English

Masques and Metamorphosis: The Theatricality of Revenge and How It Shapes Identity - Nicholas Keough, English

Imago Torem: Creation Theory and Ethics in Paradise Lost and Frankenstein - Sarah Morgan, Englis

Read all of the CONCEPT papers.

Faculty Managing Editor
John E. Kurtz, Psychology

Student Editorial Assistant
Olivia L. Best, Psychology

Graduate Student Editors
Christine Bucher, Communication
Angela Christaldi, English
Emily K. Geoghegan, Biology
Justine Carré Miller, History
Madeleine Stout, History

Faculty Editors
Sarah Faggioli, Augustine and Culture Program
Lowell Gustafson, Political Science
Alan Pichanick, Augustine and Culture Program
Bess Rowen, Theatre
Klaus Volpert, Mathematics

Peer Reviewers
Sarah Alahmadi, Psychology
William Miles, Chemistry
Jillian Andres, Political Science
Xavier Royer, Political Science
Jeet Mozumdar, Applied Statistics
Zachary Parker, Public Administration
Sarah Gilbert, English
Cayla Milius, Psychology
Andreas Lezis, Applied Statistics
Diarmaid King, History
Trevor Arnold, Communication
John Guerra, Political Science
Daniella Snyder, English
Marie Shuter, Psychology
Erica James, Liberal Studies
Thach Nguyen, Applied Statistics
Matthew Ryan, English
Grace Wong, Biology
Elizabeth Svenson, Public Administration
Justin Stewart, Environmental Studies
Kristen Jensen, Environmental Studies
Samantha Dashineau, Psychology

About Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Since its founding in 1842, Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has cultivated knowledge, understanding and intellectual courage for a purposeful life in a challenged and changing world. With 39 majors across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, it is the oldest and largest of Villanova’s colleges, serving more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year. The College is committed to a teacher-scholar model, offering outstanding undergraduate and graduate research opportunities and a rigorous core curriculum that prepares students to become critical thinkers, strong communicators and ethical leaders with a truly global perspective.