Thursday October 13, 2011

Deeds of Love

The University of Dayton will host an ecumenical conference Oct. 28-29 exploring the relationship between love and peace in literature.

The University of Dayton will host the ecumenical Conference on Christianity and Literature Oct. 28-29, drawing literary and religious scholars to discuss the relationship of love and peace in literature.

The regional conference theme "The Deeds of Love in the Service of Peace" will focus on how love and action are portrayed in the Christian literary tradition.

The conference, which is part of the Modern Language Association, will feature presentations of papers, discussions and two distinguished speakers:
  • Poet and essayist Nancy Mairs has received many literary awards, including the Arizona Humanities Council’s 2008 Arizona Literary Treasure Award. Mairs writes about living with multiple sclerosis from a feminist perspective.
  • Richard Kearney, the Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College, is the author of more than 20 books on European philosophy and literature. He was involved in drafting proposals for Northern Irish peace in 1983, 1993 and 1995. He has presented five series on culture and philosophy for Irish and/or British television and broadcast extensively in  European media.
The conference is open to the public, but registration is required. Cost is $50 for members of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, $85 for non-members and $30 for graduate students. Undergraduate students are admitted free.

For more information and to register, call 1-800-228-9290 and refer to code CCLO or visit the conference website.

Molly Sexton, English department, at 937-229-3614 or

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