The University of St. Thomas English and Art History graduate programs will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 25, 2014.
While papers addressing any aspect of literature, visual arts, and culture will be considered, the graduate program particularly welcomes proposals for papers exploring the topic of Visualizing the Past/Imagining the Future.
How do conceptions of the past or future inform and/or constrain the process of literary or artistic production?
How have artists and writers imagined the future in utopian or dystopian terms?
In what ways have literary or historical eras (e.g., the "dark ages" or Romanticism) been idealized or demonized by writers or artists of later eras?