Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Effervescent

We were twenty-four at the Lang Religious Spring Roundtable, "Literary Studies in Religion II," and what a treat it was. Three of our faculty, in a discussion moderated by a fourth - what talent we have! I'm sure I wasn't the only who wished he could drop everything and immerse himself in rabbinic literature clarified by a feminist lens, or medieval
Saivite cosmogonic poetics, or early Christian ideas of rhetoric, conversion and the pantomime. What a feast of erudition, insight, and wit too. Comparative sparks flew! Also: two of the speakers and the moderator have successfully defended doctoral dissertations since the last roundtable, so we had a round of pro secco during the break.

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