Wednesday, September 18: On disciplines and non-knowing: a discussion with Joy Brennan (1:30-3pm in the Religious Studies Library, Sycamore 224). The semester's first Teaching Religion in Public (TRiP) event will feature a discussion with Joy Brennan (Kenyon College) concerning an article that she published earlier this year in the Immanent Frame. Hannah Garvey and Allison Darmody will open our discussion with brief responses. All those who plan to attend should read the relevant article in advance. It's a very provocative piece, and can be accessed here. Tea and vegan cookies will be served!
Wednesdays, October 9 + 23 + November 13: Teaching Religion in Public Reading Group (9-10:30am, in the Religious Studies Library, Sycamore 224). This semester we continue our discussions of translatability and methodology when teaching religion. The October 9 meeting will focus on the "public(s)" at stake in "teaching religion in public." On October 23, we will host David Marno (University of California at Berkeley). The November 13 meeting will then take up the "other side of the coin," as it were, moving from issues regarding addressees to issues regarding addressors: how we position ourselves, and how we are positioned by those whom we address (and by those beyond our circle(s) of immediate addressees) in terms of race, class, gender, and the like, and how these matters matter, pedagogically speaking.