Professor of Art Véronique Plesch will be the plenary speaker at the international conference Crossing Borders: Appropriations and Collaborations, held June 29–July 1 at the College of the Holy Cross. Plesch, an expert in Word and Image studies, is currently president of the International Association of Word and Image Studies. This event is sponsored by the international French/English award winning journal INTERFACES, the College of the Holy Cross, the Université de Bourgogne Dijon, and the Université Paris Diderot.