Graduate Student Conference
Evocations of the Holocaust in Contemporary Canadian Arts and Literature
May 4, 2000
The Art History Department of Concordia University invites proposals from graduate students in all disciplines for a conference to be held May 4, 2000, at the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre in conjunction with an exhibition of contemporary Canadian artists representing the Holocaust.
The conference "Evocations of the Holocaust in Contemporary Canadian Arts and Literature" will address impacts of the Holocaust in recent Canadian art, architecture, film, theatre, music and literature. In the last twenty years, the unremitting shadow of the Shoah has evoked moral and aesthetic statements in Canadian arts and imaginative literature. Placing themselves in the position of confronting Nazism and the Holocaust, artists and creative writers have accessed this past in a different way of knowing, via presentations and performances in the interpretive
sphere of the arts.
Proposals of one page or less should outline your area of research and the focus of your presentation. Graduate student artists and creative writers who wish to discuss their own
representations of the Holocaust are also asked to submit three slides of their work, or examples in related media.
The deadline for consideration is March 1, 2000.
A grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal supports this project.
Dr. Loren Lerner
Department of Art History
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, VA-433-1
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
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