The 2008 Joint Student and Alumni Symposium will provide an opportunity for students and alumni from graduate liberal studies programs to come together to share their work, their experiences, and to foster the intellectual community that is at the core of all our programs, said Dr. Harlan Stelmach, chair of Dominican's Humanities Department.
In addition to Dominican and Stanford, schools represented this year include Maastricht University (Netherlands), Marylhurst University,
Mount St. Mary's College, Reed College, San Diego State University, Simon
Fraser University, Stanford University, and the University of Southern
The event will begin with a casual welcome dinner Friday night and continue Saturday with day of presentations and socializing. Sunday brings more presentations, and the Symposium concludes with a picnic lunch at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center.
The Dominican participants and the titles of their presentations are:
“The Morality of Materialistic Self-interest, the Corporation and the State.”
“Constructing Global Perfection: The International Dimension of Early Nineteenth-
“Being Venus: An Alternative Beauty in Renaissance Art.”
“The Empire Looks West: British Women Travelers in Nineteenth-Century America.”
“Freedom & Justice For All: Assessing The American Experiment In Its Third Century.”
“Continental Divide: Explorations of French-American (dis)Connection.”
“The Poetic Self: Contemporary Women’s Poetry as Seen Through the Writing of Eavan Boland and Alicia Ostriker.”
“Coming to Terms with the Medieval Body.