We are happy to announce that this year’s Literature and Theology Annual Lecture Series will take place at the American Academy of Religion’s conference in Baltimore. Our distinguished speaker will be Dr. Pamela Sue Anderson, with a lecture entitled “Shadows of the Past: Phantoms of the Negative and Traces of the Affective”. The Lecture will take place Saturday, November 23 from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Camden Room at the Sheraton Inner Harbor. In the centenary year of Paul Ricoeur’s birth, Anderson will explore Ricoeur’s confidence in the positive power of memory, confronting abuses and uses of the past in two of Ricoeur’s own phrases concerning memory, “phantoms of the negative” and “traces of the affective”.
The event is free, and all are invited. There will be a drinks reception to follow the Lecture. If you are attending the AAR, it would be great to see you at this event, and feel free to bring along others. If you are not planning to be at the AAR, please spread the word to others who are.
(If you are looking in the AAR’s Program Book, the Session # is M23-430, under Receptions/Breakfasts, with “Oxford University Press” listed as the sponsor.)