Apocalyptic Visions: Aesthetics, Theology, and Catastrophic Climate Change: A Symposium


Location: Jordan Hall of Science Reading Room Map

This one-day interdisciplinary symposium will bring together scholars from disciplines across Notre Dame—including philosophy, theology, English, and the sciences—to discuss the intersection of aesthetics, theology, and catastrophic climate change. The discussions will take Paul Schrader’s film First Reformed as a touchstone, provocation, and common point of reference.



10–10:15 Introductory Remarks by Roy Scranton

10:15–11:45 Panel Discussion 1

11:45–12:30 Lunch

12:30–2:00 Panel Discussion 2

2:15–4:30 Panel Discussion 3

4:30pm Reception


Participants: Laura Walls (Professor of English), Joyelle McSweeney (Professor of English), Anselma Dolcich-Ashley (Glynn Family Honors Program Adjunct Assistant Professional Specialist) , Justin Barfield (Department of Art Assistant Professional Specialist) , Fionagh Thomson (Center for Theology, Science & Human Flourishing Postdoctoral Research Associate 2017–18), Meghan Sullivan (Professor of Philosophy), Ross Jensen (Graduate Student, Philosophy), Michael Yankoski (Graduate Student, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies), Jillian Snyder (Graduate Student, English), and Jake McGinnis (Graduate Student, English).



Sponsored by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts Henkels Grant, the Department of English, the William P. and Hazel B. White Fund, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, and the Minor in Sustainability.

Originally published at sustainabilitystudies.nd.edu.