Beautiful Landscape

Matthew Biberman

Conference Director


Director's Notes

September 10, 2022

Submissions are coming in now for our 49th Annual Conference, and I approach each one with respect and an open mind.  Although early in the process, I can truly appreciate the vibrance and richness of our community of scholars, artists, poets and writers.  In the face of so many challenges, we are willing to come together to profess what we love and what we find makes life worth living.

The LCLC is committed to following all of the guidelines put in place here at the University of Louisville, and that currently includes masking indoors.  We anticipate having to follow these guidelines during our conference.  We urge all conference attendees to get their full compliment of vaccinations in advance.  

While doing what we can to have a safe conference, we are committed to ensuring that we have a fun and intellectually stimulating experience, one that will inspire attendees and extend the LCLC's tradition of excellence in the arts and humanities.

As a way to survey what the LCLC has accomplished so far, I have begun an oral history of the conference.  The first episode of this podcast is up and the second is in post production.  

I hope you give the podcast a listen.  If you do I would love to hear your thoughts.  I am open to ideas for future episodes and look forward to doing some recording at the 49th conference this February.

I hope to see you in the River City for the 49th LCLC.









August 1, 2022


I am deeply honored to be serving now as Director of the LCLC.  As we approach our fiftieth year, I will be announcing new programming designed to foster dialogue and forge productive relations among our community.

The LCLC is one of the great cultural institutions of the University of Louisville. I know I speak for my colleagues when I say that we are thrilled to be hosting this event this coming February.  I welcome any and all questions from interested parties.


I hope to update this page with more information about the coming conference and about additional future programming.

Best wishes,