Saint Louis University
Pius XII Memorial Library
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

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9:30 - 10:00 am

  • Coffee and Welcoming Remarks by Michael Barber, S.J., Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
  • Introduction by Annie Smart, Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

    10:00 - 11:30 am

    Panel 1: Fateful Choices
  • Jennifer Sessions (University of Iowa): “Fighting British Barbarism: France, the Boer War, and the Question of Colonial Violence before World War I”
  • Julius Ruff (Marquette University): “Rolling the Dice: German Decision-Making in the Great War”
  • David Borgmeyer (Saint Louis University): “Modernism and Mysticism: The Art of Natalia Goncharova and the Great War”
    Moderator: Jean-Louis Pautrot (Saint Louis University)

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    1:00 - 2:30 pm

    Panel 2: The War’s Unmaking of the World
  • Jim Hicks (University of Massachusetts-Amherst): “The Nurse’s Twice-Told Tale: Mary Borden and the Language of Trauma, Then and Now”
  • Nil Santiáñez (Saint Louis University): “The Fall of the House of Fiction: Total War and Modernist Writing in Edlef Köppen's Army Communiqué.”
  • Vincent Sherry (Washington University in St. Louis): “Bare Death: The Failing Sacrifice of the Great War”
    Moderator: Vincent Casaregola (Saint Louis University)

    2:30 - 2:45 pm

    2:45 - 4:00 pm

    Roundtable Discussion
    Moderator: Jonathan Sawday (Saint Louis University)