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


Location: Jordan Hall of Science Reading Room

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.


RSVP is required.



  • 10:15–11:45: PANEL 1 (chaired by Darcia Narvaez)
  • 11:45–12:30: LUNCH (catered by CoreLife)
  • 12:30–2:00: PANEL 2 (chaired by Ricky Herbst)
  • 2:00–2:15: COFFEE & SNACK
  • 2:15–4:30: PANEL 3 (chaired by Patrick Deneen)

Panel Participants: Laura Walls (English), Joyelle McSweeney (English), Anselma Dolcich-Ashley (Glynn Family Honors Program & Theology) , Justin Barfield (Art, Art History and Design) , Fionagh Thomson (Center for Theology, Science & Human Flourishing), Meghan Sullivan (Philosophy), Ross Jensen (Philosophy), Michael Yankoski (Peace Studies), Jillian Snyder (English), and Jake McGinnis (English).


Sponsored by: The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts Henkels Grant, the Department of English, the Creative Writing Program, the William P. and Hazel B. White Fund, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Reily Center/GLOBES, the Department of Film Television and Theater, the Department of Theology, and the Minor in Sustainability.

Originally published at sustainabilitystudies.nd.edu.