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Person of Interest: A Symposium

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Contact: Erin Hanas, (402) 472-3541,
University of Nebraska–Lincoln students, faculty, and staff will discuss their papers and creative projects that explore the complexities of the simultaneous construction and performance of one’s identity in a live, moderated event on Zoom.

To attend, please register at

The participants’ projects are available on the Sheldon Museum of Art website at

The full schedule of the April 2 symposium is:

4:00–4:05 Welcome

4:05–4:30 Establishing and Representing Identity, Navigating Expectations and Realities

Dan Hutt, academic success coach, Center for Academic Success and Transition
“Torn Between Notebooks: Utilizing the Arts to Distinguish Identity from Selection of College Major”

Carole Levin, Willa Cather Professor of History, and Duncan Moore, undergraduate student, history (major), medieval and renaissance studies (minor)
“Two Sixteenth Century Portraits of Future Kings: The Dauphin Henry and Prince Edward”

4:30–4:55 Art, Religion, and Spirituality

Hannah Ashburn, graduate student, art history
“‘Consumer Christ’ and Assemblage: Analyzing Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz’s J.C. #36”

Marina Cervera Teruel, graduate student, Spanish (major), art history (minor)
“The Crossroad Between the Material and the Spirit”

4:55–5:00 Break

5:00–5:25 Self-Fashioning and Self-Portraiture

James Brunton, assistant professor of practice and coordinator of film studies, Department of English
“From the Neck Up”

Jamie Ho, graduate student, art, and Penny Molesso, graduate student, art
“Winking at the Audience: Camp Aesthetics in Self-Portraiture”

Vianne Sheikh, undergraduate student, emerging media arts
“Narrow Sense”

5:25–5:50 Humans, Technology, and Identity

Brian Pytlik-Zillig, professor, University Libraries; fellow, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities; and Stephen Ramsay, associate professor of English; fellow, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
“Muybridge I”

Sabrina Sommer, undergraduate student, advertising and graphic design
“Elegy to the Cyborg”

5:50–6:00 Wrap Up with All Participants

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