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Literature, Sexuality, and the Postsecular: Intersections and Possibilities – A Workshop

Date: Wed. April 29th, 2015, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland OH 44106-7120

230 Norman Jones BlurbWhat is “the postsecular,” and why should it matter to the study of literature and sexuality? Exploring various possible answers, this workshop emphasizes the significance of recent debates in secularization theory to scholarly analyses of non-normative and transnational representations of sexual subjectivities.


This workshop is sponsored by “The Religious, the Secular, and the New Humanities,” a research working group of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities. A catered lunch will immediately follow the event (RSVP required). To receive a PDF copy of the material that Dr. Jones will discuss, and to RSVP if you wish to attend the lunch, please contact the working group organizer, Ray Horton:





About the Speaker:

230 norman Jones BioNorman Jones is an Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University, Mansfield. His research and teaching focus on intersections among 20th- and 21st-century U.S. literature, sexuality studies, and religious studies. He is co-editor of The King James Bible after 400 Years: Literary, Linguistic, and Cultural Influences (Cambridge, 2010) and author of Gay and Lesbian Historical Fiction: Sexual Mystery and Post-Secular Narrative (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).




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