Art History graduate student Krystle Stricklin presented a paper,”Reassuring Voices and Shifting Narratives in Tom Parker’s Films of the Japanese American Incarceration,” at the Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference hosted by the Department of History at the University of Colorado Boulder in September. The presentation stemmed from Stricklin’s thesis project on Parker’s films, which were created as visual propaganda for the forced removal of Japanese Americans from the West Coast into concentration camps for the duration of World War II. Stricklin conducted research this summer at the National Archives in Washington, DC, which expanded her critical interrogation of the films as part of a larger propaganda program.
Stricklin will also be presenting this talk at the Atlanta Graduate Student Conference in US History at Emory University, November 15-16, 2013. She will also present a paper at the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), October 30-November 2, titled “Memorial Cranes Trapped in Barbwire: Untangling Language and Memories of the Japanese American Incarceration.”