April 2, 2016, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Ken Olsen Science Center (KOSC), Gordon College
The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their seventh annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English on any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 1, 2016,
Keynote Speaker: Matthew Potts (Harvard Divinity School)
Prof. Potts joined the faculty of Harvard Divinity School in 2013. He studies the theology and practices of Christian communities with a focus on the relationship among narrative, liturgy, and ethics. In particular, he seeks to analyze and interpret Christian sacramental practices while employing the resources of literature, literary theory, and Christian theology. His book, Cormac McCarthy and the Signs of Sacrament: Literature, Theology, and the Moral of Stories (Bloomsbury Academic), uncovers in contemporary fiction a moral framework that is deeply indebted to traditions of Christian sacramental theology. His next book project will examine theories of sacrifice in postmodernity alongside Christian understandings of the atonement and recent American fiction. Other interests include theologies of revelation, theories of narrative, the ethics of forgiveness and reconciliation, contemporary Anglican theology, and preaching. Professor Potts is ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church and has served several parishes in Massachusetts.
REGISTRATION FOR PRESENTERS
Please register no later than March 31 by completing and mailing the registration form and $30 registration fee to:
Catherine Turner, Frost Hall 212, 255 Grapevine Rd., Wenham, MA 01984
8:00-8:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast | KOSC 124
8:45-9:00 Opening Remarks – Dr. Graeme Bird and Dr. Gregor Thuswaldner | KOSC 124
9:00-10:30 Hellenistic and Mythological Elements and Irony in 19th and 20th Century Literature| KOSC 125
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break | KOSC 124
10:45-12:45 Profane and Sacred Words and Dialects | KOSC 125
12:45-2:00 Lunch Break | Lane Student Center
2:00-3:00 Hidden Meanings and Individualism in 20th Century Literature| KOSC 125
3:00-3:15 Coffee Break | KOSC 124
3:15-4:15 Keynote Address: Rev. Dr. Matthew Potts (Harvard Divinity School) "The Imagination of Sacrifice: Toni Morrison and Christian Memory| KOSC 124
4:15-4:30 Closing Remarks – Dr. Graeme Bird and Dr. Gregor Thuswaldner, KOSC 124
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