WORCESTER, Mass. – Eight members of the Holy Cross faculty will present papers at the multidisciplinary and international conference known as “Word and Image.” This year’s theme is “Self-representation in literature and the visual arts,” and will be held from June 24-26 at the University of Paris 7-Denis Diderot.
The conference, which is organized by the English departments at Holy Cross, the University of Paris 7-Denis Diderot and the University of Bourgogne at Dijon, is sponsored by the prestigious British Council.
As in the past, a selection of conference papers will be published in the international journals Word and Image and Interfaces. In 2001, the Conference will be held at Holy Cross. This will mark the first time that “Word and Image” meets in the United States.
The members of the Holy Cross faculty participating in the conference are:
Maurice A. Géracht, the Stephen J. Prior Professor of Humanities in the English department, is one of the co-organizers of this year’s conference. Géracht has been involved with the Word and Image Conferences since its inception in 1986, and serves on the governing board.
John H. Dorenkamp, a professor emeritus in the English department, will present “The Brazen World of Pietro Aretino.”
Mark Freeman, a professor in the psychology department and associate dean of the College, will present “Worded Images, Imaged Words: Helen Keller and the Poetics of Self-Representation.”
James M. Kee, an associate professor in the English department, will present “Addressing the ‘Cold Pastoral:’ Word, Image, and the Drama of Romantic Selfhood in Keats’ ‘Ode on A Grecian Urn.’
B. Eugene McCarthy, a professor in the English department, will present “Thomas Gray and the Art of Visual Description.”
Jim Miracky, S.J., an assistant professor in the English department, will present “Pursuing (a) Fantasy: Cinematic Renditions of E.M. Forester’s Queered Realism.”
Virginia C. Raguin, a professor in the visual arts department, will present “The Self Through Jesus: Bonding with the Image.”
Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, an associate professor in the English department, will present “To See or Not to See: Depicting Forbidden Sights in ‘Bluebeard.’
Helen M. Whall, an associate professor in the English department, will present “Coitus Interpreted: Aretino Reads Raimondi” (Whall presented a paper on Hamlet at the 1992 conference in Nice).
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