Fault Lines of Modernity: New Contexts for Religion, Ethics and Literature

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 5:00 pm to Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 5:00 pm
The fault lines of modernity often fissure around class, race, ethnicity, gender, region and religion, but when humanists conceptualize modes for thinking about these rifts, religion appears compromised by its ideals and complicit in fostering alienation, oppression and exclusion. Some scholars even argue that religion by itself inhibits thought; thought cannot negotiate the displacements of social crisis if impeded by religion's "grand narratives." Is it necessary to jettison religion in order to put the aesthetic into relation with the ethical? What new subject positions are produced because of the convergence of religion, ethics and literature? Free.
J. Paul Leonard Library
Kitty Millet
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  • College of Liberal and Creative Arts
  • Cinema Studies program
  • Comparative and World Literatures Department
  • Creative Writing Department
  • English Language and Literature Department
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Department
  • History Department, Humanities Department
  • Jewish Studies Department
  • Center for Modern Greek Studies
  • Persian Studies program
  • Political Science Department