All sessions take place in the Music Building.

Thursday, September 26

8:30–9:00 Registration

9:00–10:50 Session 1

Music, Memory + Story | Room 210 Abstracts + Bios 

  • Jee Yeon Ryu | Voicing Music Teachers' Autoethnographic Narratives
  • Allan Thorpe | Music in the Waiting Room – Echoes of Early Memory

Telling + Retelling | Room 201 Abstracts + Bios 

  • Brett David Potter | Relational Aesthetics and Re-Narrativization – Telling Stories in an Age of Postproduction
  • Lucia Popa | Post-Communist Artistic Memorialization: The Portraits of Ceausescu
  • Jing Zhang | Paintings to Protect Life: Feng Zikai's Religion-Themed Chinese Cartoon Paintings

10:50–11:10 Break

11:10–12:15 Gregory Wolfe, Keynote

  • "The Realism of Distances"

12:15–1:15 Lunch

1:15–2:25 Session 2

Community Narratives 1 | Room 210 Abstracts + Bios

  • Colleen Butcher | Playing in Narrative: How Play, Liminality and Improvisation Create a Praxis for Developing Communal Narratives
  • Christopher J. Smith | Dancing at the Crossroads: Creative Experience as Practice-Based Research

Relinquishment / Resistance / Story | Room 201
Abstracts + Bios 

  • Katharine Bubel | Saying Yes to a No: Relinquishment and Assent in Poetry of Sacralized Nature
  • Doug Banner + Skye Burn | Creating the World – A Story in the Making

2:25–2:45 Break

2:45–4:30 Session 3

Narrative + Creative Process: Art | Room 210 
Abstracts + Bios 

  • Erica L. Grimm | Art-Making and Releasing the Power of Narrative
  • Helma Sawatzky | Anemone Theory: Creative Process as a Flow of Un/Folding, Enfolding and Infolding
  • William Catling | Personal Mythology: An Artist's Narrative

Friday, September 27

9:00–10:50 Session 4

Old Stories: Creation, Science, Poetry, Liturgy | Room 210 Abstracts + Bios 

  • Christopher S. Morrissey | The Wisdom of Poetic Cosmology
  • Mark Sprinkle | Accidentally on Purpose: Re-Visioning Origin Narratives Through the Lens of Human Making
  • Ilana R. Schroeder | Mechtild of Hackeborn: Liturgy and/as Mystical Narrative

Identity Making 1 | Room 201 Abstracts + Bios 

  • Cordula Quint | Of East and West: Authentic Origins, Métissage, and the Transnational Emergence of Post-Colonial Diasporas in Robert Lepage's "Four Dragons"
  • Connie T. Braun | A Return to Old Country: Travelling the Landscape of Chaos through Silence, Memory and Imagination
  • Sharon Fish Mooney | Suffering, Service and Salvation: The Narrative Themes of Vincent van Gogh

10:50–11:10 Break

11:10–12:15 Session 5

Saying More or Less | Room 210 Abstracts + Bios 

  • Sebastian Huber | 'No Other Tale to Tell': The End of Worldly Narrative in Cormac McCarthy's The Road
  • Lynn R. Szabo | I Can't Tell You: Namelessness and Narrative

12:15–1:10 Lunch

1:10–2:25 Session 6

Identity Making 2 | Room 210 Abstracts + Bios

  • Leah Cameron | Singing with Sophia: The Theological Imagination of Thomas Merton
  • Jaclyn Williams | The Art of Being Human: Exploring and Embracing the Artist Archetype

Mediated Identities | Room 201 Abstracts + Bios 

  • Loranne Brown | Bluebeard and the Narrative of Self-Transcendence
  • Avril Z. Speaks | Pixel Recognition: Redefining "Classic" Film Narratives

2:25–2:45 Break

2:45–4:30 Session 7

Community Narratives 2 | Room 210 Abstracts + Bios

  • David Squires | I Wrote This for You/For Me/For Them: A Composer Reflects on Premieres, Shared Narratives, and Communitas
  • Kari Dunham | Viewership and Communal Narrative: Visual Art as Public Confession
  • Erin Heisel | Musical Narrative as Shared Process