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Through A Glass Darkly: Third Annual UCCS Symposium on Apocalyptic

The notion of Apocalypse is charged with manifold meaning, and has gained currency over the last two decades with the approach and passing of Y2K. It is a genre that spans cultures, time and space, and one that resists easy categorical definition. In Through a Glass Darkly, numerous scholars and artists will deliver presentations at the Heller Center for Arts & Humanities: Lorenzo DiTommaso (Concordia University), Kevin Hughes (Villanova University), Jesse Hoover (Baylor University), Nathaniel Kidd (Marquette University), Francis Gumerlock (Providence Theological Seminary), Jessica Hunter-Larsen (Colorado College), Suzanne MacAulay (UCCS), Brian Duvick (UCCS), Glen Whitehead (UCCS) and Colin McAllister (UCCS). Each will present dynamic aspects on the notion of Apocalyptic, as well as join the class HUM 3990: Visions of Darkness: Apocalypse and Dystopia in Literature, Art & Film for a concluding roundtable discussion.


Through a Glass, Darkly is generously underwritten by the UCCS Humanities Program, the Heller Center for Arts & Humanities, the UCCS Department of Visual and Performing Arts, the UCCS Department of History and the UCCS Center for Religious Diversity and Public Life.


SCHEDULE **all events held at the Heller Center for Arts & Humanities, except the final meeting with HUM 3990**


Monday, 20 March 2017

3:30-4:30pm                Suzanne MacAulay (UCCS) + Jessica Hunter-Larsen (Colorado


                                    Outsider Art and Apocalyptic Visions


4:30-6:00 pm               Opening Reception - Heller Center for Arts & Humanities, Sound

installation by Glen Whitehead (UCCS)



Tuesday, 21 March 2017


9:15-9:45 am                Coffee and Pastries, Meet and Greet


9:45-10:00am               Welcome and Introduction (Colin McAllister, UCCS)


10:00-10:45am             Jesse Hoover (Baylor University)- Tyconius and the Children of Noah:

Two Donatist Apocalyptic Trajectories


10:45-11:30am             Brian Duvick (UCCS)

                                    Apocalypticism in the writings of Gregory of Nyssa


11:30am-12:15 pm       Kevin Hughes (Villanova University) - There are Many Antichrists: The Elements of an Apocalyptic Tradition


12:15-1:30 pm             lunch at the Heller Center


1:30-2:15pm                Colin McAllister (UCCS) and Francis X. Gumerlock (Providence

Theological Seminary) - The Cambridge Gloss on the Apocalypse of

John and the Lost Commentary: Notes, Problems & Principles


2:15-3:00 pm               Nathaniel Kidd (Marquette University) - The Apocalyptic Imagination

in Byzantium


3:00-3:45 pm               Lorenzo DiTommaso (Concordia University) - Apocalyptic and Post-



4:45-7:00 pm               HUM 3990 Class Session, roundtable discussion with all

presenters - in University Hall 109

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 9:15am to 7:00pm
This is a past event.

Heller Center for Arts & Humanities
1250 North Campus Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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Lectures & Forums


Colleges & Schools, College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences

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Colin McAllister

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