Category Archives: Research Talks
Prof. Andrew Wallace will be giving a Research Talk on “The Fact of Rome” on Friday, December 5th, at 3pm in the Gordon Wood Lounge.
This talk explores a series of expressions of ancient Rome’s nearness and availability to those who lived in its wake in Medieval and early modern England. In writers ranging from Medieval monks, such as Gildas and Bede, to Edmund Spenser, Sir Thomas Browne, and John Milton, encounters with the fact of Rome are interpretable as encounters with the self made strange and as meditations on the order of the ordinary.
Friday, 11 April 2014
1811 Dunton Tower
Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: 1811 Dunton Tower (Gordon Wood Lounge)
David Hollinger has recently argued that, although mainline liberal Protestants “lost American Protestantism” due to declining membership, they “won the United States.” He is among a group of scholars who suggest that American religious pluralism, individualism, and even multicultural tolerance have liberal Protestant roots. This paper takes a more critical approach by examining the relationship between the liberal Protestant legacy and a neoliberal understanding of religion, an understanding which permeates Democratic politics and the book publishing industry.
Andrew Connolly is a PhD candidate in the English Department at Carleton University. His dissertation examines contemporary deconversion narratives from Kim Barnes to Katy Perry.