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2019 Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: Residue and Remnants: (re)Presenting Cultural Memory, Contamination, and

William Faulkner once wrote, “[T]he past is never dead. It’s not even past.” But how does the past remain in and inform our present? That’s what the 2019 Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference will explore April 5 and 6. This year’s theme of “Residue and Remnants” will investigate the complexities surrounding cultural residues pertaining to the reproduction and erasure of traditions, artistic practices, and mythologies, thus posing questions about what remains and how it has arrived. Scholars from around the world and a multitude of disciplines will explore how everything from Nordic mythologies of healing to Brazilian retellings of classic stories participate in the reproduction and revision of culture. You can learn more about the conference, its speakers and schedule here.