Seminar: "Secularization Without End"


Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium, Notre Dame Conference Center

Vincent P. Pecora, the Gordon B. Hinckley Professor of British Literature and Culture at the University of Utah, will lead a discussion of three of his articles: * Chapter One of _Secularization and Cultural Criticism_, entitled "Secular Criticism and Secularization" * "Secularization Beyond Western Eyes: Ashis Nandy and the Defense of Innocence" * "Dead Again: The Inkbottle and the Paraclete"

​This seminar is part of the 2013 Annual Ward-Phillips Lecture series titled "Secularization Without End." The series opens with Pecora's lecture "Martin Heidegger, John Calvin, Samuel Beckett" on Monday, April 15, at 4:30 pm in the McKenna Hall Auditorium and concludes with his lecture "J.M. Coetzee and the Puritan Within" on Wednesday, April 17, at 4:30 pm in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium. Vincent P. Pecora has taught at the University of Arkansas, UCLA, and has directed a summer seminar each for the School of Criticism and Theory and the Social Science Research Council. He is the author of _Self and Form in Modern Narrative_, _Households of the Soul_, _Secularization and Cultural Criticism: Religion, Nation, and Modernity_, and he is the editor of _Nations and Identities: Classic Readings_. His current projects are a book entitled _Secularization without End: Beckett, Mann, and Coetzee_; and a second book entitled _Anyone Is as Their Land Is: Autochthonous Modernism_. His work has been translated into Italian, French, Spanish, Korean, and Chinese. The Ward-Phillips Lecture Series is funded by the Yusko Endowment for the English Department.