News & Events
- FACULTY SEARCH: Assistant Professor in Hinduism beginning September 1, 2015
- You are invited to attend the international conference Lutherrenaissance: Past & Present, April 12-14, 2012, with Crain lecturer Michael Massing, and theologians from Germany, Denmark, and North America
For more information, please click on the link: Lutherrenaissance: Past & Present
- Jewish Messianic Thoughts in an Age of Despair by Kenneth Seeskin
- The Ethical Vision of Clint Eastwood by Sara Anson Vaux
- Cristina Traina's and Barry Wimpfheimer's new books were featured in the Fall 2011 issue of CenterPiece magazine published by the Office for Research.
- Event by Dr. Iwamura on November 2nd has been CANCELLED
- Cristina Traina’s book Erotic Attunement: Parenthood and the Ethics of Sensuality between Unequals is available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.
- Transformations in Luther's Theology: Historical and Contemporary Considerations. Edited by Christine Helmer and Bo Kristian Holm.
- Barry Scott Wimpfheimer’s book Narrating the Law: A Poetics of Talmudic Legal Stories is available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.
- Barry Scott Wimpfheimer recently appeared on the JUF television program, Sanctuary. The video is linked here.
- The Writing Place offers Writing Assistance for Graduate Students.
- Ground Zero and the 'S-word' article by Matthew Cressler, Ph.D. Religious Studies
- Ken Seeskin has been awarded the 2010 National Jewish Book Award for The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture in the category of collections and anthologies. This volume was edited by Ken and Judith Baskin, Knight Professor of Humanities at The University of Oregon.
- "Religious studies Revival"! Article in Newsweek discusses resurgence of Religious Studies as undergraduate major, and references NU's own Robert Orsi
- Barry Wimpfheimer quoted in New York Times
- UPDATES! of the Religious Studies Department's courses for the 2011-2012 academic year
- Robert Orsi has received the 2010 E. LeRoy Hall Award for Teaching Excellence. Weinberg College Teaching Awards applaud excellence in instruction, significant contributions to curricular innovation, exemplary mentoring of research and independent study, and fostering of a sense of community both inside and outside the classroom.
- In 2009-2010, the Department of Religious Studies organized a series of panel discussions, one each quarter, aimed at bringing together Northwestern scholars in various fields whose work engages topics of religion. Co-hosted by the Brady Program in Ethics and Civic life, and co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the series was very successful, and Religious Studies looks forward to continuing to foster interdisciplinary dialogue across Northwestern's many diverse and exciting communities.
RS Graduate Student Assosiation presents Proffesor Constance Furey and her work "Love Triangles Eroticism, Spirituality, and Selfhood in Early Modern Protestant Poetry"-
June 3, 2015 • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Protestantism is often hailed or blamed for privatizing spirituality. The spiritual self, as we usually envision it, is a solitary soul. I argue, however, that Protestantism in fact inspired a poetics of relationality. This presentation’s comparative analysis of poetry by the seventeenth century English writer Aemilia Lanyer and her contemporary John Donne reveals, for example, spiritual selves that are neither singular nor defined by subjection to another (i.e. God) but constituted in dynamic and varied ways by interactions between the speaker, the reader, and others both human and divine. Deploying traditional Christian doctrines as sophisticated theories of relationality, I focus specifically on the trinitarian eroticism of Lanyer’s poems about Christ and the christological dialectic of John Donne’s love lyrics. Contrary to the usual emphasis on lack and loss, self-sacrifice or narcissistic self-projection, eroticism in these poems is all about relational selves.