Series Discusses Religion, Literary Ties

Series Discusses Religion, Literary Ties

English Department faculty members will offer a series of lectures this semester on the intersection of their literary fields with religious themes.

The series, hosted by the Boston College-based journal Religion and the Arts, began last night with a discussion by Assoc. Prof. Robert Stanton on The Bible in early medieval England and will continue on Feb. 12 with a lecture by McIntyre Professor of English J. Robert Barth, SJ, titled "Romanticism and the Religious Tradition."

Other speakers in the series will be: Newton College Alumnae Professor in Western Culture Judith Wilt, "Frankenstein: Protestant, Catholic, Atheist" (Feb. 26); Prof. Dayton Haskin, "Losing My Religion: What Needs Revising in the Prevailing Theory about the Rise of English Studies" (March 19); Assoc. Prof. Andrew Von Hendy, "Paul Ricoeur's Career As Paradigm For the Confrontation of Religious Faith and Postmodern Theory" (April 2); and Assoc. Prof. Kalpana Seshadri-Crooks, "Gandhi, Literature, and Religion" (April 16).

The lectures will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Gasson 305 and are open to the public.


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