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CANCELED: ‘Through a Glass Darkly’ Annual Symposium on Apocalyptic

All events for this year's Through a Glass Darkly Symposium are cancelled and will be rescheduled.

The study of humankind's fascination with the apocalyptic worldview is a vast field, and has increased in interest over the last three decades with the approach and passing of the start of a new millennium.

It is a subject that spans cultures, religions, time and space, and one that resists easy categorical definition.

Through a Glass Darkly was founded in 2015 and is directed by Colin McAllister from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. In 2018, Lorenzo DiTommaso of Concordia University Montreal joined as Co-Director.

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 take place at the Heller Center for the Arts & Humanities unless noted):

Friday, March 20 (UCCS Downtown):

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Jon Forshee (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) - Apokatastasis – an original composition for 10 players + electronics, presented in conjunction with Third Friday Colloquia

Wednesday, March 25 (Heller Center): 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Welcome and Introduction (Colin McAllister)

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Brian Duvick (UCCS), Patchwork Apocalypse and Universal Salvation in the Homerocentones of Eudocia et al.

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

James D. Romano (Fuller Theological Seminary), Apocalyptic Wonder and Paul the Apostle

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Book release event for the Cambridge Companion to Apocalyptic Literature, ed. Colin McAllister (Cambridge University Press, 2020)
Colin McAllister (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs): Through a Glass Darkly: Time, the End, and the Essence of Apocalyptica
Response #1 (Jeffrey Scholes, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
Response #2 (Francis X. Gumerlock, Colorado College)
Response #3 (Lorenzo DiTommaso, Concordia University Montréal)

Thursday, March 26 (Heller Center)

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Coffee and Donuts, Meet and Greet

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Lászlo Hubbes (Sapientia University of Translyvania): On The Nature Of The Apocalyptic: Towards a Comprehensive Definition

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Brandon Hawk (Rhode Island College), Apocalyptica as World Literature

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Suzanne MacAulay (UCCS), Hellscapes: Japanese Medieval Scrolls of the Afterlife

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Francis X. Gumerlock (Colorado College), Exegesis of the Apocalypse in the Tenth Century

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch in the Heller Center solarium

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Eli Mason (Concordia University Montréal), "Peevish and Rude": The Monster and Norse Apocalyptic

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Karlyn Griffith (Cal Poly Pomona), Late Medieval Illustrated Apocalypses in France: Tradition and Innovation

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

András Kraft (Princeton University), Byzantine Apocalyptic Literature

Thursday, March 26 (Chapman Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts)

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Concert with Jon Forshee (UCCS): APOKATASTASIS, for chamber ensemble and electronics (2019-2020) (20min)
Helmut Lachenmann: Salut für Caudwell for two guitars (26min)
Featuring Derek Keller (guitar) and Colin McAllister (guitar, conductor)

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Keynote address by Lorenzo DiTommaso (Concordia University Montréal)
The Apocalyptic Roots of Contemporary Social Violence

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Through A Glass Darkly closing reception, which also serves as an Opening Reception for the Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Regional AAR/SBL Meeting (Ent Center for the Arts lobby)

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  • 1250 North Campus Drive
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Location: UCCS - The Heller Center
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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