Religion and Popular Culture Network: 2012 Meeting

Religion and Popular Culture Network: 2012 Meeting

Sex, Friends and Emotional Highs: Religion and Theology Encounter Popular Music

Thursday 13th September 2012 (4pm) to Saturday 15th September 2012 (12 noon)

Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, near Chester
Beautiful quiet, location; en-suite bedrooms

Residential rate (all inclusive): £140

Non-residential rate (including dinner on Thursday, lunch and dinner on Friday): £70

Some main contributors:

In person Jo Cox (London)
Clive Marsh (Leicester)
Vaughan S. Roberts (Warwick)
Rupert Till (Huddersfield)

Via Skype or other means (!) Allan F. Moore (Surrey)
Jeffrey Keuss (Seattle)

Marsh and Roberts will reflect on their forthcoming book on theology and popular music, due out from Baker Academic late 2012. Allan Moore (Professor of Popular Music at the University of Surrey) will offer a response. Cox and Till will reflect on three recently-published works (by Keuss – Your Neighbor’s Hymnal, Scharen Broken Hallelujahs, and McClure Mashup Religion). All participants are invited to bring questions to pose, music to play and insights to offer.

To book your place, or with any queries, contact Dr. Clive Marsh, Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Leicester ( by 28th February 2012. Residential places are limited and are likely to book up quickly. Deposits will be payable in early March direct to Gladstone’s library. Those on the Network mailing list have first chance to book. After March 1st, if places remain, publicity will be issued more widely.