On a personal note, from Jamie Howison: As many people around saint ben’s are well aware, for several years now I’ve been working away on a project that seeks to do some theological work through the music of jazz legend John Coltrane. The project will be published as a book sometime in the next year or so, but in the meantime here is an opportunity to get a bit of a preview of what I’ve been working on.
On Saturday March 17, I’ll be delivering the keynote address at the Third Annual Symposium of the The Canadian Institute for Studies in Pop Culture and Religion, to be held at Booth University College, 442 Webb Place in downtown Winnipeg. The full day runs from 10am to 4pm, offering a variety of papers and presentations connecting pop culture and religion. The cost for the day is a very affordable $10, which basically just helps to cover the costs of hosting the event.
My keynote address is titled God’s Mind in that Music: theological explorations through the music of John Coltrane, which also happens to be the working title of my book. My session is scheduled for 10:30am. Even if you can’t join us for the whole day, do feel free to come out for the morning.
This event is open to everyone who is interested, and you do not need to pre-register. Here’s an overview of the day:
10:00 Registration, Snack
10:15 Opening Comments – Nicholas Greco
10:30 Keynote – Jamie Howison – God’s Mind in that Music: theological explorations through the music of John Coltrane.
1:00 Session 1 – Moderator: Michael Boyce
- Laura Milette, “Market-Share Evangelism”
- Jeff Wheeldon, “Angels and Supervillains: Apocalyptic Literature Reborn as Graphic Novel”
- Roy Jeal
2:30 Session 2 – Moderator: Michael Gilmour
- Rob Horsley, “Death in Comin Books and the Necessary Resurrection”
- Laura Burke, “Florence + the Machine: Sexual ‘Ceremonials’ and Spiritual Condemnation”
- Lucy Sanderson
3:30 Panel discussion and closing
4:00 Conference ends