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Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
WhenFriday, Apr. 5, 2019, 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Campus roomSimpson Center, Communications 202, 204
Event typesAcademics, Conferences, Special Events
Event sponsorsDepartment of Germanics

Department of Scandinavian Studies

Department of Comparative Literature and Media Studies

School of Drama

Residue and Remnants: (re)Presenting Cultural Memory, Contamination, and Destruction

All action, speech, and thought are dependent upon the act of remembering. Indeed, without the remembrance of things past, the present becomes a time and space filled with anxiety, all the more so when the problems surrounding how and what to remember are considered at the level of culture. The interdisciplinary graduate student conference entitled “Residue and Remnants: (re-)Presenting Cultural Memory, Contamination, and Destruction” will investigate the complexities surrounding cultural residues pertaining to the reproduction and erasure of traditions, artistic practices, and mythologies, thus posing questions about what remains and how it has arrived. Answers to these questions have been offered from a multitude of disciplines including, but not limited to: sociology, philosophy, anthropology, political science, drama, history, psychology, comparative literature, philology, and media studies. 


Friday, April 5

3:45 Opening Remarks 

4:00 Keynote Panel with Professor Odai Johnson (School of Drama), Professor Gary Handwerk (English and Comparative Literature), and Liina-Ly Ros  (Scandinavian Studies)

Saturday, April 6

8:45 am - Panel 1: (Re)Making Mythology

10:30 am - Panel 2: RuiNation and Memory

1:15 pm - Panel 3: Memory and Mediation in Transnational Contexts

3:15 pm - Panel 4: Performing Memory
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