Trying to Say ‘God’: Reenchanting Catholic Literature at Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame has formally invited DePaul English students to attend their event, Trying to Say ‘God’: Reenchanting Catholic Literature this summer, June 22-24.

Confirmed speakers include Mary Karr, Mar Szybist, Natalie Diaz, Heather King, and more. For more information visit the event website, or see the message below.

From the organizers:

In a time when traditional religion is viewed as suspect, passé, or offensive, many authors and artists are uncomfortable talking about their personal religion or spirituality, while others grope for new ways to say “God.” They attempt to articulate an amorphous truth in an “elsewhere beyond language,” in the words of Fanny Howe, but use language to explore their way toward it.

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at the University of Notre Dame—together with Patheos.com, the blog Sick Pilgrim, Image Journal, and St. Michael’s College in Toronto—will bring together both well-known and emerging writers, artists and musicians who are wrestling with religious experience and tradition in fresh ways. We will feature authors in all literary genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and memoir, fantasy, and science fiction.

Our goal is to reach beyond the usual academic interpreters of culture and appeal to a much broader audience of contemporary working writers and artists of faith.

 

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