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Society for the Academic Study of Social Imagery (SASSI)

Sponsored by the University of Northern Colorado School of Communication, the Society for the Academic Study of Social Imagery (SASSI) hosts an interdisciplinary conference every March examining thematic imagery in literature, media, and society.  Each year brings a new theme and an exciting new array of presentations and conversations from participants nationwide. The SASSI conference is a re-launch of the long-standing SISSI conference ("...Interdisciplinary Study of..."), founded by Will Wright of CSU-Pueblo and hosted for 25 years in Colorado Springs, CO.  After SISSI ended in 2015, the torch was passed to UNC.  We are honored to carry on this fine academic tradition. 

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in Literature, Media, and Society

Fri-Sat, March 9-10, 2018

The theme for 2018 explores the image of REDEMPTION - in culture, literature, philosophy, history, politics, economics, film, television, art, music, social theory, and business.  All interpretive variations of redemption are included - absolution, reclamation, salvation, atonement, etc.  All eras and cultures are appropriate.  All aspects of redemption and all contrasts with redemption (forfeiture, abandonment, etc.) are relevant.  All methodologies are welcome.

Conference proceedings will be published. Attendees receive a hard copy, and a digital copy with ISSN will be hosted in Scholarship & Creative Works @ Digital UNC.

The conference will be held in Greeley's brand new convention center, the DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park.