160: Religion and Public Discourse

7:00 PM–8:15 PM Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Roosevelt 3

Session Information


1: Read and Unite! In His Steps and the Politically Galvanizing Power of Religious Fiction

Christine Hedlin, U of Illinois, Urbana

2: Secular and Sacred American Revolutions: Origin Stories of Democracy and Belief

Gretchen Murphy, U of Texas, Austin

3: Alternative Science: Genre’s Hidden Role in Shaping Politics and Policy, a Case Study of ‘Young Earth Creationism’ at the Creation Museum

Brice Particelli, Pace U, NY

4: Jill Soloway’s Reimagining of Jewish Ritual

Roberta Rosenberg, Harvard Inst.


Adrienne Williams Boyarin, U of Victoria