The University of St. Thomas English and Art History graduate programs held an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 25, 2014. While papers addressing any aspect of literature, visual arts, and culture were accepted, the graduate programs particularly welcomed proposals for papers exploring the topic of Visualizing the Past/Imagining the Future. Possible questions that presenters were invited to consider included the following:
Over thirty students from St. Thomas and across the country presented at this conference or participated in roundtable discussions.
Minnesota artist Harriet Bart provided the conference keynote address. “Using bronze and stone, wood and paper, books and words, everyday and found objects, Bart’s work signifies a site, marks an event, and draws attention to imprints of the past as they live in the present. Bart’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Germany, and she has completed more than a dozen public art commissions in the United States, Japan, and Israel.”
Click on this conference program link to open a .PDF document that lists the names of conference presenters and their paper topics.