Conversion & Literature Interdisciplinary Workshop


Location: Hesburgh Library Special Collections (1st floor)

From Scrutiny to Penance: the Inquisition as seen through the McDevitt Inquisition Collection in the Hesburgh Library

Learn more about the McDevitt Inquisition Collection.

The Workshop has been organized by John Marchese and Deborah Forteza, graduate students in the Ph.D. in Literature Program.

With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Workshop will bring together a group of interested graduate students under the rubric of “Literature and Conversion”  in order

  • To stimulate conversation around the topic of religion and literature across the disciplines
  • To provide a forum for graduate students to get feedback for their ideas from a larger, academic audience
  • To foster a sense of interdisciplinary collegiality among new and established scholars who are interested in the intersection of religion and literature
  • To provide a friendly setting for exposure of ideas and thereby encourage constructive scholarship
  • To continue to develop Notre Dame as the premier institution for the interdisciplinary study of religion and literature

Each meeting of this monthly seminar will focus on a different time period and/or geographical location. This diversity will draw on the research of those in departments such as Theology, Classics, English, Romance Languages, Philosophy, and History. Each session will have both graduate student and faculty involvement.


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