Religion & Literature sponsors a variety of events, brown-bag lunch conversations, and conferences throughout the year. In Spring 2023, we were pleased to return to our annual Religion & Literature Lecture after a three-year hiatus.
2023-24 Religion & Literature Lecture: to be announced!
The 41st Annual Colloquy of the American Weil Society, March 2022
Religion & Literature Conversation: 52.2, November 2021
We welcomed issue 52.2 into print through another lively and stimulating conversation hosted at Rohrs restaurant on the University of Notre Dame campus. We were joined by former and current members of the editorial team, including our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Romana Huk.
Religion & Literature Conversation: 50.1-2, November 2019
We welcomed issue 50.1-2 into print through another lively and stimulating conversation hosted in the English department in Decio Hall. We were joined by Professor Susannah Monta, and our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Romana Huk.
Lecture on Pablo Neruda by Dr. Roberto Onell, December 2018
Religion & Literature Conversation: 46.2-3, January 2016
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.”
Religion & Literature Conversation: 46.1, October 2015
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!
Conference: Dante’s Theology, June 2013
Italian Studies at Notre Dame organized “Dante’s Theology: An International Summer Seminar on the Theological Dimensions of Dante’s Work." The conference was held at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem.
Religion & Literature Lectures
2022-2023: Judith Wolfe: "The Eschatological Imagination in Literature."
2018-2019: Rowan Williams, “‘Relieved by Prayer’: Power, Shame, and Redemption in Shakespeare’s Drama”
2015-2016: Shira Wolosky, “The Metaphysics of Language: Levinas on the Names of God.”
2014-2015: Robin Kirkpatrick, “The Pace of Praise: Might Theology Walk Together with Literature?”
2013-2014: Richard Strier, “Mind, Nature, Heterodoxy, and Iconoclasm in The Winter’s Tale.”
2012-2013: Marilynne Robinson, “Oh, the Humanities! Education and Democracy.”
2011-2012: Graham Ward, “Read to Live: Miracle and Language.”
2010-2011: James Simpson, “No Brainer: The Early Modern Tragedy of Torture.”