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5th Annual Braniff Undergraduate Conference in the Liberal Arts

5th Annual Braniff Undergraduate Conference in the Liberal Arts |  Oct. 21-22, 2022

The Braniff Graduate Student Association of the University of Dallas is pleased to announce the fifth annual Braniff Undergraduate Conference in the Liberal Arts. This conference aims to recover and renew the Western heritage of liberal arts and the Christian intellectual tradition in pursuit of eudaimonia, the good life.

The conference will take place at the University of Dallas, located in Irving, TX.

Plenary Panel:

Dan Burns

 Dr. Daniel Burns  

 Dr. Burns is an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Dallas. He received   his Ph.D. from Boston College. His research interests include Platonic and Augustinian political philosophy, and early-modern political philosophy. 




Teresa Danze

 Dr. Teresa Danze

 Dr. Danze is an Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Dallas. She   received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Her research interests include the   language and performance of Athenian tragedy, emotion in Archaic and Classical   Greek poetry, epic and tragedy, and the reception and adaptation of Greek and Roman   drama.


Thomas Esposito

 Fr. Thomas Esposito

 Fr. Esposito is an Assistant Professor at the University of Dallas. He received his S.S.D.   from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. His research interests include Pauline   Literature, Old Testament Prophets, and Wisdom Literature. 




Angela Knobel Dr. Angela Knobel

 Dr. Knobel is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dallas. She   received her Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests include   Aquinas’ theory of infused virtue, virtue ethics and applied ethics.



Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Reyes, Ph.D. | Thomas Aquinas College

Dr. Elizabeth ReyesElizabeth Reyes has been a tutor at Thomas Aquinas College in California since 2011. She earned her doctorate in Literature from Braniff Graduate School's Institute of Philosopical Studies. She is also a fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. 






Call for Papers

We invite juniors, seniors, and recent college graduates with a love for the liberal arts to submit papers of no more than 2500 words. Preference will be given to papers conversant with the great works of the Western tradition. 

We welcome presentations in liberal arts disciplines including—but not limited to—philosophy, literature, politics, theology, classics, fine art, history, education, psychology, and economics, and drawing from the classical, medieval, modern, or contemporary period.

Submissions are due no later than August 15, 2022. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance by December 15th, 2021. This conference is for undergraduate scholars and recent graduates only, and as such no submissions by graduate students will be accepted.

The CFP flyer can be found here.

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