CCL at MLA 2018 | New York

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 1:45pm-3:00pm

CCL Panel organized by Mark Eaton and Caleb Spencer

592. The Literary and the Secular

1:45pm-3:00pm, Sutton Center, Hilton

Program arranged by the Conference on Christianity and Literature


1. Randy Boyagoda, U of Toronto

2. Sean Dempsey, U of Arkansas, Fayetteville

3. Christopher Douglas, U of Victoria

4. Kathryn Ludwig, Ball State U

5. Kevin Seidel, Eastern Mennonite U

6. Michael Tomko, Villanova U

This session examines recent framings of the secular and the postsecular while considering the best methods for advancing this ongoing critical discussion. Panelists ask whether there is something that can rightly be thought of as religious about the flourishing of (semi-) sacred experiences in literature. Has the religious turn come of age?