“God Complexes” and “Complex Gods”: Emancipatory Practices in
Religion and Hip Hop
Dr. Joy Bostic, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, will explore the use of “divine grammars” by Black hip hop and contemporary pop artists to address complex issues of race, gender, sexuality, power and divinity. A discussion will follow.
Tuesday, September 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Crawford Hall, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Room A13 (Ground Floor)
RSVP REQUESTED TO firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Timothy Beal will be presenting at the annual meeting of the American Theological Library Association in Indianapolis on Thursday, June 14.
RLGN 245: GODS, MONSTERS, and MACHINES: FROM FRANKENSTEIN TO WESTWORLD and BEYOND
Ratner Family Lecture delivered by Dr. Albert J. Raboteau on April 11, 2018 now available for viewing at Balm in Gilead: Memory, Mourning, and Healing in African American Autobiography
Dr. Joy R. Bostic, and the other award winners, will be recognized at the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Annual Diversity Achievement Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A. During the luncheon, members of the CWRU community will be recognized for their contributions to enhancing and promoting diversity and inclusion on campus. The luncheon is free and open to the CWRU community.
Dr. Joy R. Bostic will present the paper, “The Lemonade Class, Kendrick Lamar, and Afrofuturism from P-Funk to Get Out: Emancipatory Pedagogies and Black Cultural Production” at the Africa and Global Atlantic World Conference at Kent State University, Friday, April 13. She has also been invited to present the paper “Hip Hop, God Complexes, and Complex Gods” at the Spiritual but not Religious: Past, Present, Future(s) Conference at Harvard Divinity School’s’ Center for the Study of World Religions Center on Saturday, April 14th.
Timothy Beal, Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, will be presenting at Cyberinfrastructure Day 2018 on “Neural Machine Translation of Classic Texts, And Other Adventures of a HPC Newb from the Humanities” at 9:00 am on Friday, April 13, in the Wolstein Research Building auditorium. https://case.edu/utech/research-computing/ci-day-2018/
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE SPRING 2018 RATNER FAMILY LECTURE IN RELIGION at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Distinguished Lecturer: Albert J. Raboteau
Emeritus Professor of Religion, Princeton University
“Balm in Gilead: Memory, Mourning, and Healing in African American Autobiography”
Wednesday, April 11 at 4:30 pm
Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom C
Reception to Follow
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