Ray Horton at 2016 ISRLC Conference


On Friday, September 9, 2016, Ph.D. Dean’s Fellow Ray Horton presents at the 18th Biennial Conference for the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture, held at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Horton’s presentation is titled “The Limits of (Post) Secular Critique.”

The theme of the conference is “Lines in the Sand: Borders, Conflicts and Transitions in Religion, Literature and Culture.” According to the ISRLC, “The interdisciplinary study of religion, literature and culture demands living on the boundaries, constructing provisional positions, and questioning fixed and dogmatic attitudes. […] Voices in literature and theology are now being heard from many different and divergent cultural situations. We are members of a global community in which the arts function as important sites for articulating the cost of conflicts and imagining transformed futures. The theme of this conference, ‘Lines in Sand’ recalls the importance of our provisional attempts to inscribe hope and resistance in an era of conflict, anxiety and environmental destruction.”