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Jason Straight tells it to us straight

Jason Straight, a senior in history, has forayed into the professional world of academia. On October 26th, 2008, Jason presented a paper at the Louisiana Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Scholars in Lafayette, Louisiana. As one of only four undergraduate presenters at a conference dominated by medievalists quite long in the tooth, Jason had an intimidating task before him and yet rose to the occasion, presenting an impressive analytical papers on a challenging subject. Jason's paper, entitled "Making Meaning in the Mabinogi: Genre, Narrative and the Theme of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed" addressed a fascinating array of legal episodes in a little studied Welsh text, highlighting the political and social critique inherent in the poem. Well done, Jason! Jason will follow up this experience by visiting the Phi Alpha Theta conference in March to present, “From ‘Old Custom’ toward a New Social Order: The Evolution of Peasant Rebellion in Late Medieval Germany.” Jason is also the editor for the Undergraduate History Journal here at Loyola.