Dominican, Stanford Host Second Annual Humanities Symposium

Students and alumni from Dominican’s graduate Humanities program will present their research at the second annual Joint Student and Alumni Symposium at Stanford University from June 27-29. The first annual symposium was held last year at Dominican.

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 California.

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:

John Harrington

“The Morality of Materialistic Self-interest, the Corporation and the State.”

Megan Bowman

“Constructing Global Perfection: The International Dimension of Early Nineteenth-

Century Reform.”

Pam Livingston

“Being Venus: An Alternative Beauty in Renaissance Art.”

Mark Brinkman

“The Empire Looks West: British Women Travelers in Nineteenth-Century America.”

 Lindsey Dean

“Freedom & Justice For All: Assessing The American Experiment In Its Third Century.”

 Kari Kiernan

“Continental Divide: Explorations of French-American (dis)Connection.”

 Kimberly Solomon

“The Poetic Self: Contemporary Women’s Poetry as Seen Through the Writing of Eavan Boland and Alicia Ostriker.”

 Andrea Triolo

“Coming to Terms with the Medieval Body.