Professor of French and Comparative Literature, and Director,
W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies
Religion and Literatures Events
Rationality and the Possibility of Conversion: Professor Lynn Ramey presented research for the Religion and Literature Seminar, on October 20, 2005, at 4 p.m., in 163 Buttrick Hall. Professor Ramey is a medievalist with interests in how medieval thinkers tried to define personhood and whether someone could be part of a universal Christian church. Her research deals with Christians, Jews, Arabs, and "monstrous races."
The Mass and the Theatre: Sacrifice and Murder in Othello: Regina Schwartz, Professor of English and Religion at Northwestern University, lectured on Monday, February 20, 2006 at 4:10 pm in 101 Buttrick Hall. Recent books by Dr. Schwartz include: When God Left the World: Sacramentality at the Dawn of Secularism (forthcoming this year), Transcendence: Philosophy, Theology and Literature Approach the Beyond (2004), and The Curse of Cain: The Violent Legacy of Monotheism (1997, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize). This event was sponsored by the CSRC and the Religion and Literatures Research Group.
Religion and Comparative Allegory : Anthony Yu, Carl Darling Buck Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Humanities and Professor Emeritus of Religion and Literature (U. Chicago, Chicago Divinity School), presented on Thursday, January 25, 4 -6 p.m., in Divinity Hall G-27 (pdf).