RAW: Research, Art, Writing Graduate Conference

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Venue: Erik Jonsson Academic Center
Season: 2018-19

Attendance is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at UT Dallas.

The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas at Dallas will hold its eleventh annual graduate symposium at the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, TX. The RAW conference is organized by and for graduate students and offers an opportunity for student scholars around the world to share their work and ideas with their peers across the humanities disciplines.

Theme: Expression and Repression
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Charissa Terranova and Dr. Maximilian Schich

Repression appears in a wide spectrum of forms, from entire cultures and peoples being repressed under restrictive regimes to the personal repression of thoughts, instincts, and identity. How do suppressed thoughts and urges manifest in the cultural and historical artifacts of a society, and what can those manifestations reveal about our own natures? How do we understand history, literature, philosophy, or art as reflective of the expressive or personal freedoms of a period? What are possibilities of expression through an interdisciplinary approach to the arts and humanities?

This is a special year, as it marks the centennial of the Bauhaus movement in Germany. This movement, which occurred from 1919-1933, saw a flourishing of the arts in a time of deep political and social unrest. Our keynote speakers are Dr. Nils Roemer, professor and director of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, and Dr. Charissa Terranova, UT Dallas associate professor of aesthetic studies. They will address the importance of the Bauhaus movement and its effects on the modern artistic world.

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The event is open to the public with no registration required.


Breakfast/Registration: JO 4th Floor Lobby – 8:00-8:50 a.m.

Session 1
9:00-10:00 a.m.

  • Crafting Community in Art – JO 4.102
  • Making Meaning in Translation – JO 4.614

Session 2
10:15-11:15 a.m.

  • Creating Aesthetic Expressions – JO 4.102
  • Race and Persecution in the Twentieth Century – JO 4.614

Session 3
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Regression in Southern Gothic Literature – JO 4.102
  • Slaving and Resistance – JO 4.614
  • Image and Artifice in Making Memory – JO 3.516

Lunch: JO 4th Floor Lobby – 12:30-1:50 p.m.

Keynote Address – 12:45-1:45 p.m.

Session 4
2:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Fear Thy Neighbor – JO 4.102
  • Houses and Horrors in Nineteenth-Century Fiction – JO 4.614

Session 5
3:15-4:15 p.m.

  • Literature of the Overlooked Other – JO 4.102
  • Illustration, Imagery, and Media – JO 4.614

Session 6
4:30-5:30 p.m.

  • Ideologies of Repression or Liberation – JO 4.102
  • Gender and Power – JO 4.614

Please join us for the afterparty at 6 p.m. at American Tap Room!

For more information contact:
GSA Senate
[email protected]

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