Friday, November 09, 2007

Next Department Colloquium November 28

The Department of Religious Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Colloquium Series
University of Pittsburgh


PhD Candidate in Religion, University of Pittsburgh

“A Truth Beyond Black and White:
Conversion Motives Among American Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy”

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
12:00 noon
2628 Cathedral of Learning

Coffee and cookies provided

Amy Slagle is in the final stages of completing a dissertation on “Nostalgia Without Memory: Choice-making and Tradition Among American Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy.” She is author of “Imagined Aesthetics: Constructions of Aesthetic Experience in Contemporary Orthodox Christian Conversion Narratives,” in Aesthetics as a Religious Factor in Eastern and Western Christianity (Leuven, Belgium: Peeters, 2005), and her “Tradition à la carte: Competing Visions of Eastern Orthodox Identity in an American Parish,” is forthcoming (2008) in Transactions of the First Biennial Meeting of the Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture (Slavic Studies Series, OSU Center for Slavic and East European Studies). Ms. Slagle is currently the recipient of a Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship, which supports research on American religion, and has held two Mellon Predoctoral Fellowships and three REES FLAS Fellowships.

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