Field of Dreams?: Contemporary Explorations at the Interface, between Religion and Popular Culture

Field of Dreams?: Contemporary Explorations at the Interface, between Religion and Popular Culture
5-7 May 2011
Sarum College, Salisbury

Why might TV be as significant as Bach? How are faith communities to deal with what people actually do with the media and popular culture? What are the pros and cons of the WWW for religious groups? What is happening to belief itself in a media-saturated age? Topics like these will feature in this conference for anyone researching into, or interested in, religion’s and theology’s interaction with media and popular culture and the arts.

Proposed speakers:

Dr. Heidi Campbell (Texas A&M University)

Dr. Jeffrey Keuss (Seattle Pacific University)

Dr. Jolyon Mitchell (University of Edinburgh)

Dr. John Lyden (Grand View University)

Funding support is being sought to keep the costs as low as possible. Participation costs will be confirmed in mid-February, though the likely cost of full participation (afternoon of 5th through to and including lunch on 7th) is £150-£190

Organised by: Dr Michael DeLashmutt (Sarum College) and Dr. Clive Marsh (University of Leicester). The conference is run under the auspices of the UK Research Network for Theology, Religion and Popular Culture (founded 2005), and a new Steering Group for the Network will be elected at the event.

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  • Anna M. Blanch is a regular contributor to Transpositions. She is Australian by birth, and inclination, Anna grew up surrounded by the Australian bush, a large extended family, bush poetry, and sport. Anna is currently writing her PhD in Theology and Literature. She finds photography, enjoying her environment and its fruits, and being in community bring her joy.

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