Past Events

Annual Religion and Literature Lecture

2015-2016 Lecture: Shira Wolosky, “The Metaphysics of Language: Levinas on the Names of God.”

2014-2015 Lecture: Robin Kirkpatrick, “The Pace of Praise: Might Theology Walk Together with Literature?”

2013-2014 Lecture: Richard Strier, “Mind, Nature, Heterodoxy, and Iconoclasm in The Winter’s Tale.”

2012-2013 Lecture: Marilynne Robinson, “Oh, the Humanities! Education and Democracy.”

2011-2012 Lecture: Graham Ward, “Read to Live: Miracle and Language.”

2010-2011 Lecture: James Simpson, “No Brainer: The Early Modern Tragedy of Torture.”

Past Events

Fri Jan 22, 2016; 12:30PM
We welcomed issue 46.2-3 into print through another lively and stimulating conversation hosted at the Religion & Literature office. This special double issue reflects on the place of religion and literature in the modern academy and, as Susannah Monta explains in her introduction, “proposes ways that the study of religion and literature may reshape—for the better—our understand of what work the humanities might achieve.”

Thu Oct 8, 2015 12:30PM – 2:00PM
We welcomed issue 46.1 into print through a lively and stimulating conversation hosted at the Religion & Literature office. This cross-period conversation was jump-started by graduate students and recent graduates engaging the state of the field that the journal helps shape. Our mission for the future is to gather a cross-disciplinary community of scholars at Notre Dame who share the journal’s interests and concerns. Undergraduates, graduates and faculty all were welcome!

2015 Lecture: “The Metaphysics of Language: Levinas on the Names of God”
Lecture: “Seeing into the Middle of Things: On Being a Catholic Writer.”
Ron Hansen is the author of author of eight novels including A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion, Exiles, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford as well as three short story collections. Hansonis Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Professor in Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University.

Conference: Dante’s Theology (Jerusalem)

Italian Studies at Notre Dame organized “Dante’s Theology: An International Summer Seminar on the Theological Dimensions of Dante’s Work” was held at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem, June 17-28, 2013."