René Girard and the Present Moment: A CLJ Lecture by Cynthia Haven

Monday, 23 September 2019, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Coffeehouse, Geddes Hall, University of Notre Dame

French theorist René Girard called for forgiveness and the total renunciation of violence. While most focus on his theories about conflict, how do we pursue his solutions in a technological world where we are being more and more conditioned to join mobs?

Cynthia Haven is a 2018/19 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar, and writes regularly for The Times Literary Supplement, and has also contributed to The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. She is the author of Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard. You can read an excerpt from the first chapter of this book here. The book will be available for sale at the university bookstore.

The lecture, sponsored by the McGrath Institute's Church Life Journal is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be available.  

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Featured Image: Detail from the cover of Cynthia Haven's Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard, fair use.

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Artur Sebastian Rosman

Artur Sebastian Rosman formerly wrote about religion and the arts at the widely-read Cosmos the in Lost blog. His published work includes six book translations from the Polish, several book chapters, and essays on the Catholic imagination in periodicals such as The Review of Metaphysics, IMAGE Journal, Pressje, and Znak.

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