Literature and Religion


Convener: Susannah Brietz Monta


Ann Astell, University of Notre Dame; Lori Branch, University of Iowa; Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg, Colgate University; Peter Hawkins, Yale University; Fatemeh Keshavarz, Washington University in St. Louis; Patrick Mello, University of Notre Dame (Graduate Student); Susannah B. Monta, University of Notre Dame (Convener); Vittorio Montemaggi, University of Notre Dame; Cyril O’Regan, University of Notre Dame; Regina Schwartz, Northwestern University; Katy Wright-Bushman, University of Notre Dame (Graduate Student); Hannah Zdansky, University of Notre Dame (Graduate Student)

Three Questions Explored

1. How might we conceptualize areas of convergence between religion and literature?

2. How may the revitalization of the study of religion and literature articulate new values for humanistic inquiry?

3. How might we foster venues for ongoing training in the study of religion and literature?  For example, we might consider a series of seminars for faculty (sponsored, for instance by the NEH or other entities), a Ph.D minor, and/or summer institutes.

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